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The Cost Of A Camera Is Never The Cost Of A Camera

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  Cross-posted from NewsShooter.  [by Matthew Allard).   As more still photographers move into video, understanding the gear becomes critical.  Understanding costs can be even more critical.  “I often hear people saying I’m going to buy this camera because it only costs this much. For example, if you have a budget of $7,000 USD for a camera, you need to know that you shouldn’t be buying a camera that costs $7,000 USD. Why? Because that…

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Here’s How Much Money Photographers Earn In Every State

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Cross-posted from [by Andrew DePietro] Few fields have been affected — not to mention disrupted — by the digital revolution more than photography. The revolution unleashed a wave of innovations that have utterly changed the landscape of the business while at the same time transforming human social behavior since, now more than ever before, with relative ease, the average person can take high-quality photos and store them digitally, no longer in pages upon pages…

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Santa Fe Workshops’ Interview: Kwaku Alston

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Cross-posted from Kwaku Alston has photographed some of the most famous faces in the world, from Hollywood luminaries like Jamie Lee Curtis and Denzel Washington to sports stars such as LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, as well as President Barack Obama. A veteran advertising photographer, Kwaku has worked for clients including Coca-Cola, BUTTONS, and the History Channel. His personal lifestyle photography projects include the series “Fatherhood,” inspired by the birth of his first…

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ASMP Announces Newly-Seated 2019/20 National Board Officers

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ASMP is pleased to announce the newly-seated officers for the 2019/20 National Board of Directors. Rhode Island-based photographer, Marianne Lee, of Marianne Lee Photography will serve as Chair. Serving as Vice Chair will be Michael Shay of Polara Studio in Portland OR; as Secretary, Felicia Perretti of Perretti Photography in Philadelphia, PA; and as Treasurer, Gabriella Marks of Gabriella Marks Photography in Sante Fe, NM. Directors continuing in 2019/20 will be Dr. Bob Carey of…

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Apply Today for W. Eugene Smith Fund Grants!

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The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project follow the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and the dedicated compassion he exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.   Apply today at For additional questions, email: ADDITIONAL GRANTS The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers: $4000 Designed to encourage and support…

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