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Weekend Reading 1.16.2020

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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. 13 Things to Remember When You Need More Motivation Instagram Brings the Hammer Down on “Photoshopped” Pics Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on edit button: ‘We’ll probably never do it’ Why Photographers Should Go Shooting with Each Other on Photowalks No Pants Subway Ride Around The World…

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Sara Bennett: LOOKING INSIDE: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences

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Cross-posted from Lenscratch [by Aline Smithson] Sara Bennett is doing the important work of humanizing those behind prison walls. She has a legacy of considering subjects who have no voice, who have suffered at the hands of others, and those who have had their life change in a flash of bad choices. Her projects chronicle women during and after incarceration and the one that received the 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 nod was Looking Inside: Portraits of…

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7 Things Only the Photographer Cares About on Set

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Choucino] Being a photographer comes with perils that only fellow photographers can relate to. Here are 7 things that only photographers care about on set. Let’s start with the biggest one. Creative directors rarely care about the laws of physics. All they want is the final image. Trying to explain to someone that they can’t have even lighting with dramatic shadows that is hard, specular, whilst remaining soft and diffused…

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Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor.  [By Heidi Volpe]  Dina Litovsky, whose photo is on the cover the current New York Times Magazine, made two trips to Maui and then to Mavericks on the California coast to photograph women big-wave surfers.  She delivered both black-and-white and color choices to Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography, who ran the whole story in black-and-white. Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine  

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Senator Wyden Needs to See the Bigger Picture in the Small-Claim Copyright Bill

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  “As a practical matter Senator Wyden’s singular opposition to CASE waves a dismissive hand at his own constituents—and millions of Americans outside Oregon—who rely on copyright in their small-businesses the same way Portland’s coffee bars need a steady supply of beans.  The CASE Act may seem like a small matter in the scheme of things; but for the creative entrepreneur trying to keep her work from being…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 01.10.2020

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents Best of ASMP 2019 Photo/Video Contest Winners Election Central: Get Involved! Submit Your Declaration Today. Advocacy: Join the Campaign. Tell Wyden to Release His Hold on S 1273! Questions with an Educator: Paul Shambroom Conferences: ASMP Relaunches Strictly Business Conferences for 2020 Benefits: Register Now for the 2020 Palm Springs Photo Festival Events Forums Podcasts Weekend Reading Current News ASMP Foundation

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