ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Creative Photographs: Tourist Locations

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Cross-posted from [by David Osborn] How many times do you walk away from a scene saying ‘I couldn’t see a good picture? The tourist location is generic by definition – everyone standing in the same spot will get the same photograph; but this does not mean it cannot become a great artistic photograph. The key is ‘What you do to the photograph’. We tend to stop short – expecting the camera to do all…

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The School Photo Industry Is a Master Class in Drama

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Cross-posted from the New York Times.  [words by David Guavey Herbert, photos by Allison V. Smith]   School and sports photos are a gigantic business for photographers, but the business lessons involved are, in the end, no different than for other commercial and even editorial clients.  It is, after all, a business, and the methods and practices are similar., as this article from the New York Times documents a multi-day workshop. The School Photo Industry…

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CASE Act-ion #3: Attend In-District Meetings with Congressional Reps!

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  Join us at an in-district meeting with your Representative! ASMP and other creator groups supporting efforts to enact the CASE Act are in the process of scheduling in-district meetings with key legislators on the House Judiciary Committee during their upcoming Congressional breaks in May, June, and July. We would like to invite members to join us at these in-district meetings as representatives of the photographic community to show their support of the CASE Act…

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Weekend Reading 5.16.2019

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. This Microbiologist Can Spot Your Fake Images I Deleted All My Social Media—Here’s Why My Photos and Business Are Better Off Our industry is changing so I had to think twice about my standard answers to these questions “One Life, One Encounter”: Cinematic Street Photography Of…

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Screenshot of article posted at The Bitter Southerner

A Hunger for Tomatoes

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Cross-posted from The Bitter Southerner.  [Story by Shane Mitchell, Photographs by Fernando Decillis]   The vast majority of commercial tomatoes grown in the U.S. come from the South, and a deeply embedded culture has grown up around the farmers and the laborers who harvest the crops.  A long photo essay by Fernando Decillis accompanies a long piece about the people and places that produce something we might be taking for granted. A Hunger for Tomatoes…

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