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Crew: Digitech

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine.  [By Jen Warren]  “On the set of a photography production, one of the most important people is the one who secures and processes the images: the digitech. It’s important to find someone that you can trust to ensure the culling and organizing of your deliverables goes smoothly, making the digitech a vital part of any shoot. Digitechs are tasked with managing your images in real-time as they’re being shot. They are…

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The Red Hand Files #138

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Cross-posted from The Red Hand Files. [By Nick Cave]  Musician Nick Cave’s newsletter is based on his answering questions from fans, many of which focus on questions of how to become – or be – a creative professional.  Cave invariably answers each question with respect and a deep understanding of himself and his art – which, typically applies to any kind of artist. “In Melbourne, in the late seventies, there was a beautiful blossoming of…

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“He Is Not a Photographer of Jazz, He Is a Jazz Photographer”

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Cross-posted from Magnum. “Guy Le Querrec’s lifelong passion for jazz allowed him to truly capture the febrile intimacy and idiosyncrasies of the genre.” “‘You reveal secrets about us that we didn’t know ourselves.’ The English saxophonist Evan Parker, a master of improvisation, once confided this in Guy Le Querrec. But hundreds of other jazz musicians might have said the same thing. Such a lofty observation demonstrates the extent to which Le Querrec’s eye – his typical…

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VIDEO: Claudia Paul on Working With Non-Profits, Her New Studio and More | 21 Questions

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Cross-posted from B&H Photo Video.  New York-based Claudia Paul has a wide resume as portrait photographer, documentarian, and educator, including working in Africa for NGOs.  “Portrait photographer Claudia Paul talks about working with Non-Profits, photographing the pandemic frontliners, setting up her new photography studio, working on personal projects and more.” VIDEO: Claudia Paul on Working With Non-Profits, Her New Studio and More | 21 Questions

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8 Photobooks by Contemporary Women Photographers

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Cross-posted from Aperture.  “From Justine Kurland’s imagined runaways to Deana Lawson’s dramatic portraiture, here are essential titles by today’s leading artists. Since its founding in 1952, Aperture has elevated the voices of women artists and published important works by female photographers, including inspiring volumes by Nan Goldin, Deana Lawson, Sally Mann, and more. Now, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve gathered eight essential titles by today’s leading contemporary women artists.” 8 Photobooks by Contemporary…

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Read or Listen: CASE ACT: Will Posting Memes Or Pro Wedding Pics Land You In Copyright Small Claims Court?

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Cross-posted from NPR. [By Neda Ulaby]  Editor’s Note: Jeff Sedlik is an ASMP Professional Member. “When Jeff Sedlik opens up Amazon, he sees his work for sale all over the place. A successful commercial photographer, his photos are easily spotted on T-shirts, hats, bibs, mugs, calendars, cellphone cases and so forth. Few of those sellers use his work with permission. Instead of legally licensing Sedlik’s pictures — which include a haunting 1989 portrait of jazz legend…

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