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Questions with an Educator: William Snyder

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features William Snyder. William is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor who has also spent the last 18 years as The Who’s official photographer. He is now the Director of the Photojournalism Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he went to school himself. He has had great success working in newspaper, as a freelance photographer, and also just recently released his first book, Join…

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Elaborate Underground Architecture of Soviet Metro Stations Photographed by Christopher Herwig

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Cross-posted from Colossal.  [By Andrew Lasane]  “After traveling to 15 cities in 7 countries and taking over 15,000 photographs, Christopher Herwig (previously) has compiled a new book that showcases the diverse architecture of every underground metro station in the former U.S.S.R. Soviet Metro Stations provides rare look at mansion-quality chandeliers, ornate columns, and patterned ceilings that surround millions of commuters every day. With a background in travel photography and documentary work for UNICEF and other…

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ASMP Prepares for Launch of 75th Anniversary Year This Month

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Join ASMP as it begins celebrating its seventy-five years of service to visual creators. In October 1944, some two dozen photographers gathered in Ewing Krainin’s New York studio and agreed that a formal organization was both wanted and needed. Wrote founding member Bradley Smith: “It was the year of 1944, a year of the beachheads of Normandy, the beginning of the end of World War II. It was also the year of the first meeting…

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Tech Talk with Mark Fitzgerald: Going Mobile with Lightroom

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Wednesday, November 13 @ 12:00pmET Join ASMP for a discussion with Mark Fitzgerald about using Lightroom on mobile devices. One of Lightroom’s most underused features is the ability to synchronize the desktop Lightroom Classic catalog with mobile devices. At first this may not sound too exciting. But when your mobile devices become part of your main photography ecosystem, it will most likely change your mobile and desktop workflows. For example, you can seamlessly share select…

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Life in Alaska During the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Coralie Kraft]  “Utqiagvik, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the United States. Situated more than three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, with a population between four and five thousand, it sits on a promontory that juts into the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, with no roads or railways connecting it to the rest of the state. With the exception of a seasonal summer barge that carries…

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A Response to: Six Reasons It’s Time for Brands to Replace Stock Photos With User-Generated Content

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Editor’s Note: Andy Batt is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from andybatt.com Recently I came across a blog post that essentially blamed professional photographers for creating boring stock photos, and that boring stock photos are the key reason that companies should be using User-Generated Content. To sum up: stock photos are bad/boring, therefore companies and marketers are forced to look elsewhere. Deep into the article, we get this gem: “People whose work is used don’t…

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