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Tom Kennedy Elected to Copyright Alliance Board of Directors

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CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet 571-228-1906 Washington, D.C. – The Copyright Alliance is pleased to congratulate four members who were recently elected to its board of directors: Matt Barblan, representing the Association of American Publishers; Ben Golant, representing the Entertainment Software Association; Tom Kennedy, representing the American Society of Media Photographers; and Michael Lewan, representing the Recording Academy. According to Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “As 2019 comes into full focus, I look forward to working with…

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Renew or Join Now!

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2019 is upon us and it’s time to renew your ASMP Membership! If you’re not currently a member, join now as this year is our 75th Anniversary as a trade association educating, advocating for, and providing community for image makers. We have great things planned, and your commitment is necessary in order for us to deliver all the educational programs and events planned throughout the year including: Regional Strictly Business Conferences (info coming soon!) Discounted…

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Scam Alert: Fake Departures Magazine Shoot

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      Editor’s note: We have had several notifications from members that this particular scam as well as similar scams are making their way into their inboxes. We would encourage all members to report scams to the FBI at and post scam alerts in the ASMP Forums at – General Discussion forum so that other members can be made aware of ongoing scams, and hopefully avoid being scammed in the solicitation by…

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Time’s Witness: How Stephen Wilkes Captures Extraordinary Images of the Flow of Life

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is a current ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Nikon USA The chances are good that however you think this picture was made, it wasn’t. It’s not a unique image—Stephen Wilkes has made over four dozen in locations around the world using more or less the same technique to more or less the same effect. But like the others, it is an exceptionally creative composite made by an extremely clever photographer. What…

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FREE Online Classes from Creative Live for ASMP Members!

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We’ve now added twelve FREE online classes from Creative Live to the ASMP member benefit list! The list includes: The Power of Negotiation Defining your Style The Art of Networking A Brand Called You Command the Fees you Deserve Master your People Skills Manage Stress Through Mindfulness The Power of Body Language Win Clients with Binge-Worthy Proposals How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence Visual Storytelling: Why we Shoot Yoga for…

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Questions with an Educator: Chip Williams

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Chip Williams. Chip is a North Carolina-based photographer, filmmaker and educator at Appalachian State University. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, which he shares with his students in the classroom. Here, Chip outlines his path to becoming a professor of photography, his philosophy about storytelling, and his most successful business and teaching strategies. We asked: What inspired you to become a professor of photography? How did you go…

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