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What to Do If Someone Steals Your Photography

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Cross-posted from PDN Online [by Greg Scoblete] Editor’s Note: ASMP Members John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik participate in PhotoPlus Expo panel on image theft. Like viral memes, cat videos and tweets from He Who Must Not Be Named, image theft is endemic on the Internet. In a PhotoPlus Expo panel, photographers John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik laid out a number of useful strategies that photographers can take when their images are stolen. Both took pains…

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Register Now for AOPA’s November 10th Drone Webinar!

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Learn More About Drone Regulations from AOPA Drones and the Legal Landscape November 10, 2017 @ 8pmET As the number of drone registrations and remote pilot certificates continue to rise, new drone pilots and experienced operators alike must navigate the FAA’s UAS regulations in Part 107 as well as an increasing number of federal, state, and local laws that apply to drones and often carry strict penalties. Join Kat Swain, Senior Director of UAS Programs, Jared…

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“Cuban girl looking through window bars.” 1933 by Walker Evans

Walker Evans’s Cuba, via Ernest Hemingway

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Cross-posted from The New York Times: Lens Blog [by David Gonzalez] It seems fitting that during Walker Evans’s one-month stay in Havana in 1933 he would befriend Ernest Hemingway. The two shared an appreciation of a spare style that would influence countless others in photography and literature. In fact, Evans entrusted Hemingway with a trove of original prints to ensure they would not be confiscated by the authorities who were violently suppressing popular outrage against…

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Pricing & Negotiating: Licensing Extension

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine [by Jess Dudley] I wanted to take this opportunity to make the case, yet again, for limiting licensing. As many of you have surely experienced, clients are increasingly expecting unlimited use, by default, regardless of the intended use. Nevertheless, it is important to press against that default request whenever you face it. A lot of times, you’ll get the canned, CYA response – “it’s going to end up in a lawless, Wild West of…

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As wildfires raged, a local newspaper sprang into action to document the devastation

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Cross-posted from The Los Angeles Times [by Makeda Easter] Trees exploded, one after another, as Kent Porter watched the glow of fire roll over a nearby hill. Parked at Camp Newman, a summer retreat in Santa Rosa, Porter had spent the past hour on this Sunday night shooting photos of the fires that began rapidly engulfing parts of his community. A photojournalist from Lake County, Calif., with 30 years of experience, Porter knew this fire…

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By | Best of 2017, Contests, Current News, Strictly Business Blog | 12 Comments

UPDATE NOVEMBER 10th: WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH!  Thanks to all ASMP members who submitted entries! The judges have completed their work – reviewing more than 650 entries – the largest amount in our history of this particular contest!  The winners have been revealed on the Best of 2017 Contest Results Page! Message from the Executive Director Dear Members, I an very excited about the momentum we’ve gained since we began accepting entries on September…

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