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Weekend Reading 12.15.2017

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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 guest curated this week by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping. • Is social media ripping apart society? • How to make your retoucher happy.  • How to shut down a troll.  • Travel a lot for your shoots? Here’s how to eat around the world safely with food allergies.  • You’ll need these cameras…

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Election Central 2018: Call for ASMP National Board Candidate Declarations

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This is to announce the call for 2018 candidate declarations for the ASMP National Board of Directors. If you are a current ASMP Professional Member and are interested in serving on the National Board, please review the election process and candidate protocol below. Becoming a Candidate In 2018, the National Board will have 12 members who must be Professional Members or Life Members of ASMP. (Professional Members were formerly known as General Members.) Each board…

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Swag Bag Prizes Being Shipped to Best Of Contest Winners!

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The twelve winners identified in the 2017 Best Of Photo Contest are going to have their swag bags for the holidays! Thanks to our sponsor, Think Tank, for providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners with a fabulous camera bag. We’d also like to thank author, John Harrington, for providing copies of his new book, Best Business Practices for Photographers 3rd Edition for our 1st place winners. Swag bags contain several other ASMP goodies PLUS a…

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Questions with a Pro: Michael Berman

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Michael Berman. Michael is a Brooklyn based photographer specializing in food, portrait, and documentary photography. He is very active on his blog Pizzacentric, which highlights his interest in New York pizzeria culture and very nicely supplements his Pizza, NYC project. Here, Berman tells us a bit about his translucent photography method that he primarily applies to food, his experience with cookbook shoots and his future publishing goals, as well as…

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How to Get Late Payments for Your Freelance Work – No Crowbar Required

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Cross-posted from Poynter.org [by Jen A. Miller] I’ve been a full time freelancer writer for almost 13 years and the worst part of the job — by far — is trying to get paid. This doesn’t mean publishers are always trying to stiff independent writers (I don’t run into this problem as much anymore because I’ll only work with companies that pay me on time without me having to show up to their front door…

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