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Weekend Reading 7.21.2017

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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. • It’s official, Bowens is no more. • Why camera companies want you to be dissatisfied with your gear.  • Be careful out there! A photographer was recently robbed and killed while working in San Francisco. • What the photo editor of VanityFair.com wants. • On…

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SCAM ALERT: ASMP Chapters/Members Being Targeted in Donation Scam

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We recently were advised that members are receiving requests for donations in emails appearing to be sent from ASMP Chapter email addresses. In this case, it was the Colorado chapter that was being referenced in emails soliciting donations for a child’s medical fundraising campaign. “From: American Society of Media Photographers <info1@asmpcolorado.org> Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 2:25 AM Subject: Nolan’s Leukemia Effort To: Cc: donation@aspmcolorado.org Dear Member, One of our members is in dire need of help…

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Kim Newton’s Recent Audience with newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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ASMP celebrates the incredible world of photojournalism with the recent honoring of ASMP Member Kim Newton, and his 1987 photo captured during the student democracy uprising in South Korea, by the newly-elected South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.  Read Kim’s own words below about the genesis of his recent audience with President Moon Jae-in. [by Kim Newton] I was invited by the documentary division of the Munhwa Broadcasting  Corporation in Seoul, South Korea to be a presenter in a documentary on the…

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TECH TALK: Digitizing Photo Archives with Peter Krogh – July 26th @ 9amPT/12pmET

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It’s now possible to digitize photo archives with a digital camera, dramatically reducing cost and increasing the speed of the scanning process. Photographers with film archives can now digitize their collections on a scale that was impossible using traditional scanners, or even scanning services. In addition to scanning your own collection, photographers can help clients scan their archives, creating new revenue streams. Photographer, writer, filmmaker, publisher, and consultant, Peter Krogh will discuss digitizing photo archives in this…

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Explore A Tropical Paradise Through the Eyes of the Colorblind

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Image © Sanne de Wilde Cross-posted from wired.com [by Laura Mallonee] The Micronesian island of Pingelap bursts with color. White beaches gleam beneath the bluest of skies. Tropical fish in every shade fill the aquamarine lagoon and birds in vivid hues fly among lush green palms. Surrounding it all lies an azure sea stretching toward the horizon. But a surprising number of the people who live there see only a kaleidoscope of black, white, and…

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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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