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What Exactly Is the “Fair Use” Defense in Copyright Law?

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Cross-posted from PDN.  [By Holly Hughes]  Fair use lawsuits have been in the news lately, in part because of the involvement of ASMP’s own Thomas Maddrey.  The development of law is a process and a response to the culture, leading to how laws are interpreted and change. Holly Hughes, the editor of PDN, has written a description of recent cases – all which apply to any photographer. What Exactly is the “Fair Use” Defense in Copyright…

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Member Discount for LDV Summit in NYC – May 22nd & 23rd

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The 6th annual LDV Vision Summit will be Wednesday, May 22 & Thursday, May 23 in NYC, where 600+ leading technologists, entrepreneurs & investors will explore how computer vision, machine learning & AI are revolutionizing business & humanity. See Summit Agenda and Summit Themes.   Summit Speakers  will be from Facebook, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, WeWork, CTRL-Labs, Cruise Automation, Linkedin, Lux Capital, Magic Leap, and much more. Go to ASMP’s LDV Vision Summit benefit page to acquire…

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Talking with Pikto Lab

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Cross-posted from The Luminous Landscape.  What really goes on behind the scenes of a big-time lab?  What does it take to produce a book or a mounted print or a dye-sub transfer?  Luminous Landscape has made a video overview of lab local to them in Toronto that provides services worldwide. Talking with Pikto  

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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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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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Silence As A Technique

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Cross-posted from Nielsen Norman Group.  [by Kate Kaplan]   Photographing people requires a set of interpersonal skills far beyond technical know-how, and well-functioning people skills can make the difference between a bad, good, or mediocre photograph.  One of the most important is how to use silence.  The Nielsen Norman Group specializes in how technology interacts with people, and this article talks about how interviewing and interacting using silence as a skill can make all the difference….

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