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My Three Years Without an Agent

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Cross-posted from Erik Almas’ blog. How does a successful advertising photographer and new commercial director manage his career without an agent?  Erik Almas lost his agent when they abruptly closed their doors; Almas decided to see how well he would do continuing on his own, and, so far it’s turned out fine.  He worries, however, about the future, and some of that worry is based on the recent past. MY THREE YEARS WITHOUT AN AGENT…

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Instagram Rolls Out Protective Features To Easily Save Accounts From Hackers

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  Cross-posted from designtaxi.com [by Yimin Huang] Instagram is now testing new features intended to make it more challenging for hackers to steal accounts. This is timely, as online extortionists have been threatening to delete influencers’ accounts unless they footed high ransoms. Some victims ended up paying huge sums, while others never managed to get their accounts back, as hackers sold them off for as much as US$100,000, according to The Atlantic. In such cases,…

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A USDA Photographer’s Flickr Pictures are One of the Internet’s Best-Kept Secrets

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Cross-posted from The New Food Economy.  [by Jessica Fu]  Explaining how valuable Lance Cheung’s images are to the publication New Food Economy, Jessica Fu writes “That’s why, time and time again, we’ve turned to Cheung’s works, which are part of the public domain. Our coverage of President Trump’s proposed Harvest Box program, a Colorado country-of-origin-labeling bill, the difficulty of farm transfers, the growing issue of school lunch debt are just a few instances where his…

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Stephen Wilkes: Day To Night

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Taschen There are some places around the world that exist as much as images as they do in concrete, stone, steel, or the rugged lay of the land. The Palio di Siena, the Kumbh Mela Festival in India, the Grand Canyon, the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, the Tulips of Amsterdam: these natural and man-made sites are fixed pictures in our collective consciousness, frozen in time and space…

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Member Benefit: Apple Summer 2019 iPhone Trade-In Offer

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Trade in your iPhone online and get instant credit toward a new iPhone. Plus when you shop your MPP Store you’ll also receive your MPP discount on a new iPhone Xr or iPhone Xs (SIM-free). To start your trade-in, log in to the ASMP Apple member benefit portal website to view the Apple MPP online store. Plus when you shop your Member Purchase Program Store, you’ll also receive your MPP discount. See Apple trade-in promo…

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