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Stephen Wilkes: Day To Night

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Taschen There are some places around the world that exist as much as images as they do in concrete, stone, steel, or the rugged lay of the land. The Palio di Siena, the Kumbh Mela Festival in India, the Grand Canyon, the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, the Tulips of Amsterdam: these natural and man-made sites are fixed pictures in our collective consciousness, frozen in time and space…

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Member Benefit: Apple Summer 2019 iPhone Trade-In Offer

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Trade in your iPhone online and get instant credit toward a new iPhone. Plus when you shop your MPP Store you’ll also receive your MPP discount on a new iPhone Xr or iPhone Xs (SIM-free). To start your trade-in, log in to the ASMP Apple member benefit portal website to view the Apple MPP online store. Plus when you shop your Member Purchase Program Store, you’ll also receive your MPP discount. See Apple trade-in promo…

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Quick Tip: Convincing Photo Editors You Can Shoot Celebrities

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  Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] In our recent story about entertainment photographer Amy Sussman’s first celebrity portrait, she told us that one of her biggest challenges was learning to take celebrity portraits consistently and confidently. “Not only do you have to have your lighting and setup correct, but you’re also asking someone to give something of themselves in a very short period of time, and to go a bit deeper than a smile…

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A Photographer’s Vision of Being a Mother and an Artist, Year After Year

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [by Andrea DenHoed]  Taiwanese photographer Annie Wang has been documenting her pregnancy then dual portraits with her son for almost twenty years.  Each year, behind the current portrait, lies a photo of all the other portraits, including some made in collaboration with her teenage son. “The portrait of Wang’s pregnancy is still visible, as a frame within a frame within a frame, receding into the background. In each…

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Graciela Iturbide’s Art of Seeing Mexico

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker. [by Stephanie Taladrid] “In the course of her half-century-long career, Iturbide has made a case for seeing oneself in the other. (Her work was the subject of a recent retrospective and a corresponding book from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.)” “From the beginning, Iturbide used monochrome film and relied exclusively on natural light—a technique that lent a mesmerizing rawness to her scenes. “What I see in black and white…

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