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Advocacy Update: ASMP and News Media Coalition Partners Submit Comments on Proposed Drone Legislation

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  Image © Jenna Close ASMP and its  News Media Coalition partners submitted a letter today to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislative proposal on drone identification, tracking, and disposal. The Coalition’s comments concern the Administration’s request to amend Title 18 to authorize the federal government, or its designee, to detect, identify, track and potentially destroy unmanned aircraft systems, or “drones”. Coalition concerns with the Administration’s legislative proposal are…

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An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. Phil Mistry interviews well-known photographer and ASMP member Joe McNally. Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what McNally does: he writes with light, whether it be daylight or Speedlight. And for a student who started out as a writing major and ended up being a photographer, that is just the perfect result. McNally…

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The Good and the Bad of Outsourcing Your Photography Editing

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Do you outsource your editing or are you thinking about doing so? Professional wedding and portrait photographer Jason Vinson lays out the pros and cons. Outsourcing is quickly becoming a standard practice. More and more photographers are using outsourcing services full time, while others are using them during the busy part of their season. While outsourcing has become more common in the industry, there are still some questions as to it’s worth. Photographers not familiar…

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Weekend Reading 6.23.2017

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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. • Need shots of ordinary people doing ordinary things? Check out We Got That B-Roll. • How to grow your photography business when you don’t have any money.  • Due to a trend of people mistreating park lands for photos and video lately the National Parks…

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Questions with a Pro: Francesco Tonelli

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Francesco Tonelli. Francesco left his career as a professional chef to become a food photographer, and now brings the eye of a true master to everything he shoots from table to farm and beyond. See more of Francesco’s exquisite imagery at We Asked: Your work encompasses a wide range of genres – food, architecture, people, cityscapes, farms – do you have any advice for those struggling to achieve…

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Working with Styles

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Cross-posted from [by Alexander Flemming] With the launch of Capture One Pro 10.1, Phase One changed the interface of the Styles and Presets tool, located within the Adjustments tool tab. This also laid the foundation for Styles Packs as an easy way to manage and import multiple Styles from a single file. This blogpost contains general information as well as tips and tricks, to help you work comfortably with Styles in no time. Phase…

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