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Reminder to Renew for 2018!

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As the premier trade association promoting the interests of photographers, we don’t take for granted that our members make a choice to be part of this organization each year. It’s that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership. Please don’t wait to make your membership commitment because our annual plan depends on your renewal, as we have many initiatives in place for 2018. New for 2018  Expanded member benefits, including…

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Kodak Announces its Own Cryptocurrency and Watches Stock Price Skyrocket

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Cross-posted from The Verge [by Shannon Liao] There’s a growing list of companies that have added language about blockchain or cryptocurrency into their names and mission statements, and it makes sense. Companies that do so see their stocks rise in value afterward. The latest company to jump on this trend is, unexpectedly, Kodak, which just launched its own KodakCoin, a cryptocurrency for photographers. As soon as the news was announced, Kodak’s stock (KODK) jumped up,…

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Chapter Program Spotlight: Southeastern Film & Photo Conference

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ASMP interviewed South Carolina Chapter President Brian Dressler about their flagship program, the Southeastern Film and Photo Conference. Can you give us a basic description of the program? The ASMP/SC Southeastern Film & Photo Conference has been held in the fall for the last two years. A two-day conference held at Furman University featuring Canon Explorers of Light, Gregory Heisler (2016), and Jack Reznicki (2017), film producers, writers, Photoshop experts, independent filmmakers, portrait photographers and…

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Weekend Reading 1.12.2018

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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 of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping.  • Are you promoting your promotions? • 8 Photography resolutions to practice in 2018. • AI to create virtual worlds in the image of our world? • How to de-escalate an angry client. ‘ • Ten reasons to hate Instagram.  • A new entry…

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Advocacy Alert: Act on #SmallClaimsDay

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#SmallClaimsDay ~ January 17th In partnership with members of the Copyright Alliance Small Claims Working Group, and on behalf of our members and the copyright community, we are launching a social media campaign to raise awareness about the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (the CASE Act – H.R. 3945) by declaring January 17 as #SmallClaimsDay. In addition to raising awareness, we are asking everyone to contact their representatives on (or before) January 17…

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The Case for Plain-Language Contracts

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Editor’s note: There is a myth that only lawyers can truly understand contracts. While not in any way true, contract language can be more intimidating than it needs to be for both parties who sign the document. Here is an argument, from the Harvard Business Review, on how most contracts are unnecessarily complicated, convoluted, and generally designed to ensure lawyers can continue to make a living. It does not have to be that way. Cross-posted…

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