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Weekend Reading 7.14.2017

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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 curated by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping. • An interview with former white house photographer Pete Souza. • Interested in photo contests? Here’s a listing of what you can enter this year. Though we recommend you always read the terms and conditions first to make sure you aren’t entering a rights grab.  •…

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The New ASMP

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Pear Bureau Northwest   Image © Michael Shay [by Michael Shay] There was a time when it was thought that ASMP should consist only of the best 50 photographers in the country.  The feeling was that by being an exclusive organization representing the best and most influential, the brand would have the greatest impact both in the marketplace and politically. While we could debate the feasibility of such an organization, the point was made. This view,…

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My Adventures in the Land of VR

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Cross-post from medium.com [by Bob Sacha] This post was written to capture what I learned on my journey into 360 video, thanks to generous grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and from the City University of New York (CUNY) Strategic Investment Initiative to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I’m a Tow Professor.   Introduction I wasn’t a big believer at the start of the VR revolution. I received several demonstrations of…

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How to Protect Your Digital Self

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Cross-posted from wired.com [by Lo Benichou] You can’t lock down all the things all the time—it’s the digital equivalent of hiding in a bunker. Build a personal protection plan that makes sense for you. Look in the Mirror Start your security assessment with what’s known as a threat-modeling exercise. Ask yourself what you want to protect and from whom, and estimate the likelihood that the specific parties would compromise your data. Plug the high-risk holes…

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Weekend Reading 7.7.2017

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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 curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. Uncover Lightroom Edits and Presets in Photos With This Clever Web Tool 10 Things to Do Immediately After Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed How PayPal Co-Founder’s Cycling Obsession Makes Him a Better Entrepreneur Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Photo That Allegedly Shows Amelia Earhart in Japanese…

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Camera Drones | All You Want, Should, & Need To Know To Start Flying

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Cross-posted from slrlounge.com [by Brian Mullins] Have you been thinking about getting a drone to help elevate your photography business? I’ve spoken with lots of photographers who are considering adding a drone to their tool set so it’s probably a safe bet that you’ve at least thought about the possibility. I am one of them… I have 2 drones and I recently acquired my part 107 FAA license (which is a commercial drone operator license)….

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