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Questions with a Pro: Scott Gable

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Buffalo, NY based ASMP member Scott Gable. Scott is an industrial, travel, and documentary photographer whose projects have recently taken him to Alaska to document the Salmon fishing industry, Asia to document the Rice Harvest, and Johnsontown PA for his project “FACTORYTOWN” You can see more of Scott’s work at: We Asked: What advice would you give a photographer who is preparing for their first long-term out of…

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Weekend Reading 5.19.2017

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping.  See the Civil War Through the Lens of Its First Photographer  All things Google – See The Slickest Things Google Debuted Today at Its Big Event  Redbull Sent a Mountain Biker on a Downhill Night Ride, Lit Only by a Single Drone  Why It’s Important to Build…

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My Adventures in the Land of VR

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ASMP Editor’s Note: Join the upcoming discussion with Bob Sacha in a Strictly Business Webinar Series Tech Talk: Journey into Virtual Reality on June 21. Registration coming soon. Cross-post from [by Bob Sacha] This post was written to capture what I learned on my journey into 360 video, thanks to generous grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and from the City University of New York (CUNY) Strategic Investment Initiative to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where…

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Jury Awards $900K in Marketing Photo Copyright Case

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Cross-post from [by David Walker] A federal jury in Maryland has awarded $900,000 in actual damages to an Oregon-based plant retailer for its claims against a competitor over unauthorized use of two dozen copyrighted images. The jury verdict, delivered last week, also included a $300,000 statutory damages award, but the plaintiff may elect one jury award or the other (not both) under copyright law. Under a Foot Plant Co., owner of a product line…

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ASMP Statement on US Proposed Electronics Ban on Flights From Europe

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As ASMP Executive Director charged with supporting members in business development and removing obstacles that hinder related business activities, I wanted to let you know I have been following the issue of the potential electronics ban on all international flights into US closely on behalf of ASMP and have been in touch with both House and Senate oversight committees for TSA as well as the agency itself. I  understand fully the potential for it being a problem for members working overseas, and…

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Remember These Baby Photos by Anne Geddes?

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Cross-post from [by Hyunjee Lee] Photographer Anne Geddes is best known for her out-of-the-box baby portraits inspired by nature — of infants dressed up as pea pods, flowerpots, and bumblebees. Her new book Anne Geddes: Small World is a 30-year retrospective of her ongoing career. Geddes began taking photographs as a hobby and set up a studio in her garage. In the 1980s, her portraits of babies and pregnant mothers gained widespread popularity. Her…

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