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ASMP Talk: Social Media for Photographers with Andrew Scrivani

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Monday September 23 @ 12:00pmET Join us for this talk with Photographer/Director/Producer Andrew Scrivani, who will discuss the impact and importance that Social Media has had on the business, art, and perceptions of photography in the marketplace. Andrew will share his experiences in how participation in Social Media can help photographers understand how to navigate this complicated ecosystem.  Bring your questions. Registration Coming Soon   Speaker Bio: Andrew Scrivani Andrew is a photographer, director and…

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The Importance of Having a Strong Visual Voice

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[by Jennifer Kilberg] In today’s world, we’re surrounded and stimulated by visuals. Everywhere we look, we see elements of motion, restaurant menu boards, highway billboards, magazines, the Internet, and, of course, social media. So if you’re an artist or photographer seeking to market yourself, it’s important to have a creative vision and direction that highlights your assets and attributes. This allows you to break through the clutter, get noticed, and get hired. Through research with creatives,…

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Designing Like a Reporter

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Cross-posted from Communications Arts. [by Marianne Seregi] National Geographic is famous for its photography, but in the design world, it’s also famous for its design, and the process of producing a coherent layout and content is just as intense as the photography. Marianne Seregi is the design director, coming to the job after working at National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post. “After shooting an assignment, a photographer will submit thousands of frames to the photo editor….

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Screenshot of article posted on The New York Times

The Amazing Treasure Trove of Bill Cunningham

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Alex Ward]  “He had an unerring eye for catching every fashion wave well before anyone else, and doing so not just on runways (though he loved designer fashion shows), but out there on the pavement of good old gritty Gotham. Say what you will about this unfair city, the parade here never stops, and no one understood that better than a Bostonian named William J. Cunningham. Starting in…

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Screenshot of article posted at Fstoppers

A to Z of Photography: Weegee and Wet Plate Collodion

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Editor’s Note: The late Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from FStoppers [by Mike Smith] The cult of celebrity is alive and kicking, now seemingly the domain of the “influencer”. However history is littered with photographers who attained celebrity status — step back 80 years and Weegee made the unusual step from press photographer to, well, influencer! This was long after the second of our two articles, which looks at the wet collodion…

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Photo by Margaret Bourke-White

The Photography of Margaret Bourke-White

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Editor’s Note: Margaret Bourke-White was an ASMP Life Member.  Cross-posted from The Atlantic.  [By Alan Taylor]  “Margaret Bourke-White was born in New York City in 1904, and grew up in rural New Jersey. She went on to study science and art at multiple universities in the United States from 1921 to 1927, then began a successful run as an industrial photographer, making notable images of factories and skyscrapers in the late 1920s. By 1929, she…

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