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5 Photography Projects You Can Do When You’re Stuck Indoors

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It’s the last week in July. Is it hot or stormy enough out there for you? If the weather is keeping you inside, Jason D. Little has some project ideas to hone your photography-related skills. I have often championed the idea of not staying indoors when the weather turns messy. I’m not talking about going out in extreme conditions, but a little rain or snow never hurt anyone. Doing photography in bad weather can result…

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H-O-P-S-C-O-T-C-H

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Barcelona-born photographer Pau Buscató says, “Street photography is game for me—a game that takes our ordinary, daily lives as a canvas and offers a more elastic reality in which the familiar and the fantastic coexist.” The title “H-O-P-S-C-O-T-C-H” refers to the common street game in which children outline and number a series of rectangles on the ground and hop between them, tossing a small object. Once they select and frame it, that small piece of…

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Space Travel Up Close And Behind The Scenes

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  Image © Dan Winters Photographer and ASMP member Dan Winters was given close-range access to photograph the last three launches of the space shuttle program. Learn about the shoot and see the photos at NBCNews.com For more than thirty years, the space shuttle program carried some of America’s bravest adventurers into the great unknown of space. 135 missions allowed more than 350 people to temporarily escape Earth’s gravity. Photographer Dan Winters was there for the…

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ADVOCACY ALERT: ASMP Urges Congressional Approval of Full NEA Funding for FY 2018

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© ASMP Member Martha Lochert With the recent announcement of the approved funding by the full House Appropriations Committee of $145 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for FY 2018, ASMP strongly urges Congress to approve the proposed NEA funding for 2018. While ASMP notes that this funding approval does not support the full amount of $155 million that was initially sought by a bi-partisan majority of House members, this initial approval goes far in making it known that the…

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SCAM ALERT: ASMP Chapters/Members Being Targeted in Donation Scam

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We recently were advised that members are receiving requests for donations in emails appearing to be sent from ASMP Chapter email addresses. In this case, it was the Colorado chapter that was being referenced in emails soliciting donations for a child’s medical fundraising campaign. “From: American Society of Media Photographers <info1@asmpcolorado.org> Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 2:25 AM Subject: Nolan’s Leukemia Effort To: Cc: donation@aspmcolorado.org Dear Member, One of our members is in dire need of help…

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Run Your Business Like a Pro With These Freelance Task Management Tips

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Katie Perry knows that running your business is a lot of work — and when you’re a freelancer, a lot of that work is non-billable. She offers some great tips for keeping your eye on the ball (and on everything else). Running an independent business certainly has its perks. You are captain of your own career destiny. You can choose the people you want to collaborate with, and with a little luck—and a lot of…

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The Frame: A Louisiana Photograph Podcast

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Hosted by educator, photographer, and ASMP Member, Zack Smith, “The Frame: A Louisiana Photograph Podcast” is a bi-monthly series that showcases the work, backgrounds, and creative philosophies of Louisiana photographers. These hour-long conversations are recorded live at the Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans. Visit www.knowlouisiana.org/theframe to hear our past podcasts, but be in the LIVE audience to hear our next one on July 25th. The next event takes place July 25 and features guest Frank Relle. Frank Relle…

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Now That You’re Outraged, Register Your Damn Copyright

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PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi gives an update on Max Dubler‘s stolen photo situation and has some advice for all photographers. Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. After finding a skateboard brand using one of his photos without authorization, he did as he always does – he contacted the offending party and requested a payment of $25 for social media usage. Dubler’s straightforward,…

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Should You Create a Video Portfolio of Your Photography?

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Have you been thinking about creating a photography portfolio video? Elliot McGucken offers some advice along with great examples from renowned photographers — including ASMP Member Joe McNally and ASMP Legends Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams. After Google, Youtube is the second largest search engine, and thus having a video-portfolio of one’s photography can be a great addition in so far as getting one’s work seen. Any time we get to offer our work in…

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Hope in the Dark: Photographers Respond to a Changing America

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The show’s theme, “Hope in the Dark” showcases images that are aligned with lifting one out of a dark emotional place–either personally, professionally, or politically. The works of ASMP Members, Drew Endicott and Karl Herber, are included in the exhibit that is being curated by Carolyn Potts. The exhibiting photographers are generously donating between 30% and 100% of their sales net proceeds toRefugeeone.org a social service agency supporting immigrant and refugee families as they resettle in the Chicago-metro area…

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Why Smashing My Nikon 24-70mm Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to My Photography

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While Jason Row‘s very expensive zoom lens was being repaired, he picked up another camera to fill the void — and something unexpected happened. I don’t blame the cat. Truly I don’t. But when I glanced over to my desk at the exact moment her hind leg brushed my Nikon 24-70 f2.8, she adopted several new names. For a moment my lens was a parody of another cat. The one owned by a certain Mr…

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If The Pursuit of Photography Feels Like ‘Work’ Then It Shouldn’t Be Your Career

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Are you passionate about your career as a photographer? If not, Ryan Cooper says it’s probably time to re-evaluate. I’m probably going to get a smidgen of heat for this one but I also feel it is one that many photographers need to seriously reflect on. At its core, photography is not a good business model. For the vast majority of photographers, the pursuit of photography of a career is a calling driven by passion….

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