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The Momentary Present

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Cross-posted from Southern Cultures. [by David Wharton]  “The images in this series observe the often uneasy fit between past and future, capturing a moment where tradition and modernity unexpectedly meet. This momentary present, reconciled sometimes in humor, sometimes in pathos, reveals the ways in which a region’s past always inflects its present, its present inflects its future, and so on in a continuous cycle. Through still photography, we can artificially pause this flow and preserve…

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Questions with a Pro: Randal Crow

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Randal Crow. We asked: Please provide a brief background of yourself. Randal said: Starting out in 1989 as a photographer’s 1st assistant in a busy commercial studio, I polished my skills in a wide variety of areas. We were shooting tabletop products, fashion, executive portraits, groups, architecture, industrial locations, and in all formats up to 4×5. My B&W skills were further refined as I processed and printed a…

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Brian Finke Turns His Camera on His Family and the Cinematic Glow of Texas

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Editor’s Note: Brian Finke is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from It’s Nice That. [by Jenny Brewer] “We try not to have favourites but it’s difficult not to love everything photographer Brian Finke produces. And that encompasses a hugely eclectic subject matter too, from his series on Italian pasta making to the lovely ladies of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant, not forgetting his oddly compelling shots of sad desk lunches. Brian’s latest series Texas…

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4 Reasons Why Artists Should Form LLCs 

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Cross-posted from ASMP counsel Thomas Maddrey’s Blog.  [by Victoria Gonzales]  “According to the Creative Career Center, visual artists are more than three times as likely than the general U.S. workforce to be entrepreneurs. This means that working as a self-employed artist means much more than just creating your art. If you are selling your art and looking to be taken seriously in the art world, it is probably a good idea to look into forming…

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Three Simple Reasons to Return to the Same Location

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Mads Peter Iversen] Returning to the same landscape photography location several times can vastly improve your photos. Here are three reasons to why returning is a good idea. As I have managed to make a living from landscape photography, where running tours and workshops make up a substantial amount of my income, I get to return to the same locations several times a year. One of these locations is the characteristic…

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Photography Collective Takes a Stand Against Wildlife Crime

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Cross-posted from The Art Newspaper.  [by Tom Seymour]   “Internationally renowned photographers join forces to publish a crowdfunded book in English and Mandarin that raises awareness of China’s illegal trade in animals.” “The illegal wildlife trade is the world’s fourth biggest criminal trade after drug smuggling, illegal firearms trade and human trafficking. The price of rhino horn on the black market, Jaschinski points out, is more valuable by weight than gold, diamonds or cocaine, according to a…

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