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George Kamper On Capturing Fluid Motion

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Cross-posted from georgekamper.com   We took a lot of care in finding the right pool and took into consideration lighting direction, depth, location, and how busy it would be on our shoot day. We decided on a local yacht club pool that was closed on Mondays (our shoot day) and was 15’ deep. We overcame several inherent challenges shooting underwater for our shoot with four-time Olympic World Champion in Artistic Swimming, Kristina Makushenko. Kristina has…

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Pete Souza Named International Photography Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Inductee

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Congratulations to ASMP Member Pete Souza on his selection as International Photography Hall of Fame Class of 2021 inductee. His incredible collection of work speaks for itself. A best-selling author, speaker and freelance photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is best known for his tenure as the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama. His book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait debuted at #1 on the New York Times best-sellers list and is one of...
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All Available Light: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Ted Polumbaum

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The life, work, and enduring legacy of a social activist-photojournalist as reconstructed by a daughter.   ASMP Editor’s Note: Ted Polumbaum joined ASMP on October 1, 1958.  Over his highly successful four-decade career as a freelance photojournalist, Ted Polumbaum did about 400 assignments for the legendary LIFE magazine, on subjects ranging from politics, religion, science and medicine to natural disasters, sports, and the arts. He also worked regularly for Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Look, The…

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May is National Photography Month

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Up your skillsets during National Photography Month. In May, take the opportunity to up your photography skills by doing something outside the box of your current routine. Attend an ASMP webinar about commercial photography or book publishing. Register for a portfolio review or a  workshop on Adobe Lightroom. View all upcoming ASMP events. If your schedule does not permit your attendance at a live webinar, log in and view past webinar videos on a wide…

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ASMP Celebrates Work of Visual Creators on Earth Day 2021

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Images can inspire, inform, educate, and raise awareness about a host of topics in our communities and around the globe, and the collective work of ASMP members does just that for clients and their customers, friends and family every day. As the world celebrates Earth Day, ASMP would like to recognize the talented creators amongst us who capture Planet Earth in all of its glory from the North Pole to the South Pole. We have...
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Member Spotlight: Sonia Katchian, Blazing Trails

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ASMP Celebrating Women’s History Month. Interviewed by Rana Faure, ASMP National Board of Directors Since the dawn of photography, women have blazed their own distinct, though largely unheralded, paths. Sonia Katchian, a 49-year member of ASMP, is one of these women. A resident of NYC, Tokyo, and now Chapel Hill, Sonia recently recounted her journey in photojournalism. From her stories, it seems clear that, despite the challenges, she identified the opportunities that interested her and…

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