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Five Ways Your Body Language is Inadvertently Offending People

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Judith Humphrey] There’s been a lot of talk these days about the importance of emotional intelligence and the need to be sensitive to others. But few people take this concept and apply it to body language. Yet the physical cues we provide to those around us tell whether we will engage them or turn them off. If you’re not careful, your body language may well result in unintentionally offending a friend,…

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Questions with an Educator: Elena Volkova

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Elena Volkova. Elena is a photographer and educator at Stevenson University in Maryland, where she is Assistant Professor of Photography. She is originally from the Ukraine, but received her photography education from the Maryland Institute College of Art after relocating to the United States. She keeps herself very busy with a diverse set of photography related practices consisting of video interviews, podcasts, and of course, teaching. Through her own photography,…

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New Benefit Offers from Think Tank

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Our friends at Think Tank just released a new concept in weather protection, the Emergency Rain Cover. It can be quickly and easily deployed when outdoor conditions change.  They will be a welcome small and lightweight addition to the kits of any photographer shooting out of doors. In addition, we’ve also released the Lens Case Duos, six quick-access, dual-opening padded lens cases.  A zippered lid and side opening are unique features compared to other lens…

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ASMP and SPE Invite Participation in 2018-2019 State of Photographic Education Survey

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In collaboration with the Development Committee of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), ASMP is pleased to unveil a survey seeking to assess the state of photographic education.  Our partnership on this important project began several months ago when National Board Chair Luke Copping and Executive Director Tom Kennedy were invited by SPE Executive Director James Wyman to contribute to the shaping of the survey. The survey is seeking feedback from all involved in providing…

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Doug Menuez Rides Alongside Legendary Surf and Skateboard Shaper Jeff Ho

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Cross-posted from notesfromarepsjournal.com [by Heather Elder] With support from Leica Camera USA, Riding the West Wind, is Doug Menuez’s latest short film for the brand that not only reflects their commitment to craftsmanship and design but also documents the beliefs that drive them all — of the importance to continue to show up, to create and to experiment with ideas. Shot in and around Venice Beach, Doug takes us through a day with founder Jeff…

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Becoming an ASMP Member at Photoville 2018

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We know you are on the move at Photoville, but signing up for an ASMP membership will only take a few minutes of your time, with the investment of becoming an ASMP member being well worth the time. Just complete the form below by entering your personal information, the membership level and quantity, and your credit card information. You will then receive a confirmation that your form was submitted. One of our Member Services Reps…

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