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The Art of the Personal Project: Michael Weschler

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Editor’s note: Former ASMP National Board Director, Michael Weschler, captures Team USA Paralympic Sled Hockey All-Star, Ray Diaz, in his many worlds as noted by Suzanne Sease. [by Suzanne Sease] The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this new…

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HR 3945 Member Advocacy Challenge

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All organizations focused on protecting the rights of creators are amping up their advocacy efforts in support of HR 3945, “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017” (The CASE Act), and we are issuing a challenge to all ASMP members. Let’s see if we can OUT ADVOCATE our colleagues! While many of you have acted on our earlier requests to contact your representatives to encourage their support of HR 3945, it is critical that we up the numbers of our outreach…

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November 29th LEGAL TALK: Ownership of Your Work Once it Gets to the Web

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LEGAL TALK with Nathan Hoerschelmann: Ownership of Your Work Once it Gets to the Web – Wednesday, November 29th @ 9:00amPT/12:00pmET Join Attorney Nathan Hoerschelmann for an examination of the challenges to controlling your images as it relates to the web and fair use. Bring your questions for the Q&A following Nathan’s presentation. Additional discussion and information about Legal Talk topics posted by Nathan Hoerschelmann can be found in the NEW Legal Forum. Register for Webinar Now ____________________________________________…

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David H. Wells’ Echoing Histories

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If you live in New England (or you will be anywhere near there on Friday, December 8th), please join us for an intimate evening with a filmmaker, his subject, a film critic and an audience who will help the filmmaker shape his work-in-progress by screening and critiquing samples of a film.   The Providence Athenæum and Rhode Island based film-maker and long-time ASMP member, David Helfer Wells, announce a community talk-back on Friday, December 8th, showcasing…

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Globetrotting Explorer Jodi Cobb is Recipient of ASMP Lifetime Achievement Award

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In recognition of her distinguished career that has spanned four decades, globetrotting explorer Jodi Cobb was presented with an ASMP Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by David Wiegold, Chapter President of  ASMP’s Washington DC Chapter, prior to her “Stranger in a Strange Land” Artist Talk presentation on November 13th, 2017 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Jodi Cobb’s Bio One of only four female staff photographers in National Geographic’s history, she is known for breaking through barriers and lifting a curtain on hidden societies….

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Questions with a Pro: Steve Thornton

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This week’s Questions with a Pro article features the talented Steve Thornton. Steve is a still and motion photographer who specializes in a wide number of disciplines consisting of fashion & beauty, portrait, cowboy and western, lifestyle, and commercial and industrial photography. He has been photographing since the age of 12 and never seems to fail to find new inspiration. He has mastered the art of traveling for work and is able to capture countless…

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What to Do If Someone Steals Your Photography

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Cross-posted from PDN Online [by Greg Scoblete] Editor’s Note: ASMP Members John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik participate in PhotoPlus Expo panel on image theft. Like viral memes, cat videos and tweets from He Who Must Not Be Named, image theft is endemic on the Internet. In a PhotoPlus Expo panel, photographers John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik laid out a number of useful strategies that photographers can take when their images are stolen. Both took pains…

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Register Now for AOPA’s November 10th Drone Webinar!

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Learn More About Drone Regulations from AOPA Drones and the Legal Landscape November 10, 2017 @ 8pmET As the number of drone registrations and remote pilot certificates continue to rise, new drone pilots and experienced operators alike must navigate the FAA’s UAS regulations in Part 107 as well as an increasing number of federal, state, and local laws that apply to drones and often carry strict penalties. Join Kat Swain, Senior Director of UAS Programs, Jared…

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“Cuban girl looking through window bars.” 1933 by Walker Evans

Walker Evans’s Cuba, via Ernest Hemingway

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Cross-posted from The New York Times: Lens Blog [by David Gonzalez] It seems fitting that during Walker Evans’s one-month stay in Havana in 1933 he would befriend Ernest Hemingway. The two shared an appreciation of a spare style that would influence countless others in photography and literature. In fact, Evans entrusted Hemingway with a trove of original prints to ensure they would not be confiscated by the authorities who were violently suppressing popular outrage against…

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Pricing & Negotiating: Licensing Extension

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine [by Jess Dudley] I wanted to take this opportunity to make the case, yet again, for limiting licensing. As many of you have surely experienced, clients are increasingly expecting unlimited use, by default, regardless of the intended use. Nevertheless, it is important to press against that default request whenever you face it. A lot of times, you’ll get the canned, CYA response – “it’s going to end up in a lawless, Wild West of…

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