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Questions with a Pro: Irene Owsley

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features the talented Irene Owsley. Irene is a New Mexico based photographer that has just recently moved her business to the area. She loves to meet her clients’ needs and share her love for the outdoors through her work. Before relocating to New Mexico, Irene co-founded and worked with FotoDC, and just recently finished her second term on the ASMP National Board in June. With her extensive experience, Irene…

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Screenshot of article by Jim Willis posted at The New York Times

How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Jim Wilson] How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jim Wilson, a photographer for The Times based in San Francisco, discussed the tech he is using. You’ve been shooting photos for The Times for years. What was one of the most challenging shoots you’ve ever had to do, and what tools did you use? I started at The Times…

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ASMP Talk with Carolyn Potts: How to Create Portfolio Presentations that Work – Tuesday, October 17th @ 9amPT/12pmET

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“And now…. you are live!” Ever feel like your in-person portfolio presentation is a bit like being a contestant on American Idol? Whether you’re “performing” at a portfolio review event (those 20-minute sessions at events with multiple reviewers) – or you’re showing your book to someone when you’re being considered for a specific project – there are ways to optimize your meeting that could help you eventually land that dream assignment. This webinar will give…

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Truck and Sign Photograph © Walker Evans

How Walker Evans Changed the Way We See America

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On the occasion of a major museum retrospective, a great overview of a great photographer: ASMP Legend Walker Evans, who helped invent documentary photography — a photographer’s photographer. Cross-posted from Artsy.net [by Meredith Mendelsohn] Back in the 1930s, before the mundane details of daily life were standard art fare, before popular culture became Pop, Walker Evans turned his lens on everyday stuff that most other photographers of his era chose to ignore. “I lean toward…

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BEST OF ASMP 2017 is LIVE!

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The BEST OF ASMP Photo Contest is back! Watch for Contest updates here! UPDATE OCTOBER 16th – DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 11:59PM TONIGHT!  Let’s make these judges WORK! Inundate them with incredible images so they know we weren’t kidding about the level of talent at ASMP! Submit some of those fabulous images you have in your portfolios, and then upload some more! Our most popular categories are still the Single Image: Self Promotional/Personal with the Series…

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Screenshot of Photobook article posted at LensCulture

Are You Ready to Publish a Photobook?

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Chris Pichler, owner of the Nazraeli Press, talks about how and why to publish a photography book. Also, the current publishing environment, competitions, awards, and having other interests outside your field.   Cross-posted from LensCulture. [by Coralie Kraft] LensCulture: To start, what advice would you offer to photographers who are eager to publish a photobook? Are there questions they need to ask themselves about their practice and work that can help them determine whether or…

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