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Questions with a Pro: Stephen Cherry

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Stephen Cherry. Stephen is a Maryland-based photographer that has experience in almost any field of photography someone might request. He runs an extremely diverse photography business that is supplemented by his blog, which ties his photography into the happenings of his daily life. Here, Stephen outlines his captivating Sawtooth Mountain Project, describes how diversifying his business has affected his career and shares his thoughts on the future of photography. We…

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What’s in Your bag? VII Photographers Show Us Their Gear

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Editor’s Note: The VII photo agency, home to many of the world’s finest photographers, just posted a series of “What’s In Your Bag” pieces – with photos. Professionals are still shooting film, carrying granola bars and gas masks, and of course also using the latest still and video digital cameras and lenses and backup technology. Cross-posted from [by Daniel Schwartz] We asked to have a look inside some of VII photographers’ gear bags. From…

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Notice of Changes to 2018 U.S. Copyright Registration

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Editor’s Note: ASMP took a leading role in organizing the coalition of visual groups to send a letter of protest on February 12, 2018 to the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the rollout of a regulation change affecting group registration of unpublished works, requesting that they postpone the launch of the new regulation until April 20th, 2018. On Thursday, February 15th, ASMP hosted a Strictly Business webinar, ASMP TALK: Understanding New Copyright Regulations for Group Registration…

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Weekend Reading 2.16.2018

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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 Ikea batteries just cheaper re-brandedd eneloops? • Peter Lindbergh’s fight to free women from “the terror of youth and perfection” • Is it the end of agencies as we know it? • Getty’s new licensing deal with Google suggests a…

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What Some Reporters Get Wrong About the First Amendment

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Editor’s Note: The highly reliable Columbia Journalism Review just ran a piece detailing common misunderstandings regarding the First Amendment. While the piece was written with print journalists in mind, the principles apply to anyone who produces for the media – any media. It’s good protection to know just how much you are – or are not – protected. Cross-posted from Columbia Journalism Review [By Jonathan Peters] THE FIRST AMENDMENT is having a moment. It earned…

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LEGAL TALK: Understanding the New Tax Law on February 20th

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Join ASMP Counsel and Dallas Attorney, Tom Maddrey of  Maddrey PLLC and Gayla McGinnis, President of Dallas Tax Solutions, on Tuesday, February 20th @12:00pmET  for the next Strictly Business LEGAL TALK: Understanding the New Tax Law as they discuss the new tax law and how the changes in the law may impact you as a photographer and a small business owner. Bring your questions for the Q&A following the discussion. Register Now for the Webinar…

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