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8 Ways Your Website is Holding You Back

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Scott Choucino] Photography websites are here to stay, despite social media’s best efforts. Having a website is really affordable and simple in 2020, but there are several faux pas that could be stopping your viewers from booking you. Who Are You? Now this only applies to those who want to make money from photography. If you just want to showcase your images, skip on to the next paragraph. If you are…

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On the Edge of Failure

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Cross-posted from Adobe Create.  [By Alejandro Chavetta]  “Photographer Joe Pugliese energizes his renowned professional practice with hobbies that invite mistakes and outright failure.” “It took me a long time to understand what I was asking and what it would feel like for the subject. Some portrait photographers earlier in their career are thinking about the final product and not necessarily having empathy for what the subject has to do to give you that, whether or…

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Questions with an Pro: David Emmite

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features David Emmite. David is a Portland, Oregon-based advertising photographer and animator constantly driven by his curiosity about the objects and world around him. Before opening his studio in Portland, David trained in Atlanta and has been shooting for major advertisers for 23 years. Here, David explains how curiosity came to drive his creative process, a bit about opening his own studio, and how he incorporated motion into his…

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Anthony Barboza’s Galaxy Of Black Stars

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Hilton Als]  “…what impressed me greatly about the work was how connected it felt, style-wise, to the surreal and fascinating portraits that Cecil Beaton had taken of the young and talented in England in the nineteen-twenties. I loved those pictures, and especially how Beaton built worlds filled with foil, silver, and (no doubt Florine Stettheimer-influenced) cellophane to create atmospheres that promoted dreaming. In his series, Barboza uses…

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ASMP Announces Candidates for 2020 National Board Election

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ASMP is pleased to announce the names of the six candidates vying for the four open seats in the upcoming 2020 National Board of Directors election that will take place between March 2nd and March 16th. In alphabetical order, along with chapter affiliation, the six 2020 National Board candidates are: Thomas Donley  – New York Rana Faure – New York Nicholas Freeman – Los Angeles Brian James – Greater Florida Felicia Perretti – Philadelphia Michael…

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FREE ASMP Legal Clinic: Photographers, Assistants, Employees and Contractors

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February 25, 2020 @1pm EST (12pm CST, 11am MST, 10am PST) Recently, ASMP and NPPA joined forces in a Legal Clinic to discuss California law AB5, and how freelance photographers are being affected not only in CA and NY, but across the country. But what about the other side — photographers who hire assistants, digital techs, and other support staff? Are these people independent contractors or employees? What is the criteria? If you misclassify, what…

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