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Jared Polin is Giving Away $92,000 in Camera Gear

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  Cross-posted from petapixel.com [by Michael Zhang] Photographer and YouTuber Jared Polin (AKA FroKnowsPhoto) has announced one of the biggest camera gear giveaways the Internet has ever seen. He’s giving away 50 camera kits worth a total of $92,000 to young people who could use the help. Polin’s newly launched project is called Fund A Photographer, and it started as an idea that popped into his head a decade ago. “Many years ago I had…

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After 80 Years, Still Smiling on the Job

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Alix Strauss]  “The Fred Marcus Studio, a family business in New York, has taken thousands and thousands of photos of brides, grooms and their celebrations.” “The wedding industry grew. Celebrities became clients. Today average packages start around $9,000 to $20,000, though some clients have spent more than $150,000.” “Today, not including Andy or Brian, they have six full-time employees. That includes the two photographers who work in the…

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Jill Krementz Photo Journal: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

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Cross-posted from New York Social Diary.   Jill Krementz has for decades been one of the foremost chroniclers of creative people, from writers to dancers to painters to photographers.  Some of her black-and-white images are iconic, having been seen everywhere and so often they may look like an old friend.  Following is a large selection of women, dating from 1972 to 2019. Jill Krementz Photo Journal: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

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Super Resolution: An Incredible New Tool in Photoshop

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Cross-posted from Michael Clark Photography Blog. [By Michael Clark]  Editor’s Note: Michael Clark is an ASMP Professional Member. “What does this mean practically? Well, I immediately tested this out and was pretty shocked by the results. Though it might be hard to make out in the screenshot below, I took the surfing image shown below, which was captured a decade ago with a Nikon D700 — a 12 MP camera, and ran the Super Resolution tool…

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Where the Magic Happens: On Set with Mary Ellen Mark

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Cross-posted from The Criterion Channel.  [By Rebecca Bengal]   “When the photographer Mary Ellen Mark died in 2015 at age seventy-five from myelodysplastic syndrome, she left behind a vast and varied five-decade trail of portraits and documentary pictures, collected in twenty books and dozens of exhibitions, radical in their close, nuanced, and compassionate depiction of persons from all walks of life. Most of her work was shot in black and white and originated from magazine…

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Best of ASMP 2020 First Place Winner’s Profile – Mike Morgan

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Washington, DChttps://mikemorganphoto.com/Image © Mike Morgan “Robert Charrow, General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services” First Place – Editorial ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo/video? Mike Morgan: On March 19th of 2020 we were entering a lockdown phase around the mid-Atlantic states, but I still had a full slate of shoots scheduled and continued to work. I wasn’t nervous at the time; people weren’t wearing masks yet and social distancing…

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