ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Weekend Reading 8.5.2016

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 Member Luke Copping.

• The always entertaining Ash Ambirge teaches you how to raise your rates without being a nervous jittery mess. The key? it’s all about the approach.

• Looking to try meditation as a means to improve focus and manage stress in your creative life? try Headspace, a mobile app that provides guided meditation sessions anywhere (I did it in the airport this week during a stressful day of travel.)

• What happens when a government photographer goes rogue? Retronaut presents Genevieve Naylor in Brazil 1940-1943

• Ever feel like a fake? Here’s an effective way to deal with imposter syndrome by embracing the novice in you.

• A quest to solve the mystery behind an abandoned bag of slides found on a New York City street corner leads a reporter to discover uncomfortable truths about life, love, and loss.

• Paul Jarvis shares his tips on podcasting for freelancers.

• Real leadership is telling the truth no matter how bad things get.

Carla Hayden is the new Librarian on Congress.

• A novel, if not counterintuitive, way to deal with negative people.

• Have you heard about the $1 Billion lawsuit that was just filed against Getty?

• Legendary photojournalist Nick Ut Retires from the Associated Press after 51 years.

• One of my favorite visual research sites, Coverjunkie collects the coolest magazine covers in the world in one easy to browse space.

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has been highly visible in his battle with Google and his call for a modernization of the DMCA on behalf of other creators.

• Interesting methods to approach getting paid when your non-profit client doesn’t have a budget.

• Hate Pinterest but need to collect visual inspiration to share with a client? Try Moodboard – a site that lets you create private inspiration boards without an account. 

• A chat with Art Streiber (You gotta love it when even the Photographic Journal boasts that this is the BEST interview they have ever done – period)

• Do you ever warmup/stretch before a shoot or after a long day editing? try these six simple yoga poses for photographers to help stay flexible and avoid injury