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7 People Who Have Changed Photography Forever

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Professional photographer Federico Alegria shares his list of the seven most influential people in the world of photography – and why they belong on the list. Photography as we know it has been shaped by both great photographers and from thinkers who have had the courage to share their creative ideas and take bold risks. In this article, we’ll be covering 7 important figures (among many others that exist) who have influenced photography with their…

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This Website Takes Photos and Shows How They Were Edited in Lightroom

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Dunja Djudjic finds the Pixel Peeper web app to be a valuable learning tool. She sits down with web developer Piotr Chmolowski to talk about the project and ask about any future development plans. If it happens to you to see a photo and wish you could recreate the look, you will find this website really handy. Piotr Chmolowski has launched Pixel Peeper, a website that reads EXIF data from JPG image and instantly shows…

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ASMP Memorandum in Opposition to Proposed New York State’s Right of Publicity Legislation

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  Image © Simpson, Gubertz & Heger   Editor’s Update on 6.21.17 at 4:10pm: ASMP has just been advised that the New York Assembly ‘s Right of Publicity bill’s sponsor, Assembly Leader, Joe Morelle (D-Rochester), has removed the bill from the floor due to legislative session ending today. ASMP will continue to monitor the situation of this legislation in the New York legislative bodies, but for now, the call to action on this legislation is no longer in play….

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How To Write A Work Email When You’re Really Pissed Off

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If you’re determined to send that angry email (that you probably shouldn’t), Jennifer Romolini tells you how to do it. Let’s get right to it: You are writing bad emails. Usually that shakes out one of two ways. In the first, you agonize over each word, padding your emails with too much information, a sundae of cover-all-bases requests and hedge-your-bets recaps with an overwrought cherry of pleasantries on top. You spend way too much time…

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The stories of Douglas Kirkland, An Irving Penn assistant

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Irving Penn in his studio, 1958, New York © Douglas Kirkland Editor’s note: ASMP Life Member, Douglas Kirkland, details his experience working  as assistant with Irving Penn in interview with Lanza below. Cross-posted from loeildelaphotographie.com [by Patricia Lanza] On the occasion of the Irving Penn Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, today we present an interview with Douglas Kirkland, a prominent photographer in his own right, who talks here about his experience as an assistant…

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Using Google Maps and Other Photographers To Locate Your Landscape Locations

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Is tracking down shooting locations easier than it used to be? Fstoppers.com founder Patrick Hall thinks so. Follow his process as he shoots some B roll footage of New York City. We have all been there: you see an image online that gives you the best perspective of a location but you have no idea exactly where it is located. Sometimes the photographer lists the location on social media, but more often they leave you…

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No, Blockchain Doesn’t Replace Copyright Registration

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A start-up called Binded wants to make it easier for photographers to protect their photos from being stolen. Sounds great, right? PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi says not so much. If you’ve heard of bitcoin, then you’re peripherally familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is a distributed database technology that creates a public ledger of every transaction within the system – perfect for cryptocurrencies that lack a central issuing bank. The foundational technology has also gained the interest…

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Recognizing Outgoing ASMP National Board Directors

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ASMP would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Mark Green, Irene Owsley, and Michael Weschler for their dedication and support of all things ASMP during their terms as National Board Directors. While Jenna Close will be stepping down as Board Chair, she will remain onboard as Ex-Officio for the coming year. Check out some of the other posts in the Board Members Give Back series.  

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These Are the Three Most Stolen Images as Reported to Copytrack

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In addition to the photos, Greg Scoblete also shares which type of media outlets used them illegally. Plus, find out which one CopyTrack was able to recover the most money for. Photographers don’t need to be reminded how pervasive image theft is online, but a new study from CopyTrack shines light on the types of images being scooped up by photo thieves. Evaluating a pool of 50,000 image theft claims submitted to the CopyTrack system…

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3 Secrets Of People Who Always Get Job Offers

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Do you always follow the application rules? Or maybe you focus too much on the interview phase. Scott Anthony Barlow from The Muse says sometimes you have to break the rules to get the job you want. Have you ever heard about someone “cutting the line” to land their dream job? They’re the people getting the perfect position without ever submitting a resume, or negotiating a sweet signing bonus plus five weeks’ vacation, or getting…

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Working with Styles

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Cross-posted from phaseone.com [by Alexander Flemming] With the launch of Capture One Pro 10.1, Phase One changed the interface of the Styles and Presets tool, located within the Adjustments tool tab. This also laid the foundation for Styles Packs as an easy way to manage and import multiple Styles from a single file. This blogpost contains general information as well as tips and tricks, to help you work comfortably with Styles in no time. Phase…

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How Many of The 10 Most Popular Spots for Landscape Photographers Have You Shot At?

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Travel photographer Jason Row shares his favorite locations for shooting landscapes. Did yours make the list? We all love a good landscape. There is something about the way they represent the beauty of the planet we live on that makes them both inspiring to look at and  wonderful to take. Whilst some of these incredible places are in remote isolated locations difficult to reach, others are much more accessible. Today we are going to look…

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