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Board Members Give Back: Just Say Yes!

Board Members Give Back: Just Say Yes!

© Mark Green

by Trisha Barber

Mark Green has been involved in photography since high school. He hoped to be a musician or possibly paint but didn’t feel that he had the talent yet yearned for a creative release. His father’s Olympus Pen F camera is what helped him realize his talent for photography but it was the workshop he did with Ansel Adams that got …Read more

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ALERT: Alleged Check Fraud Scam Appearing to Target ASMP Members

We have received complaints about an alleged check fraud scam that appears to be targeting ASMP Members. Please use caution when receiving any communications that involve or request that you transfer any money to a party that you have not worked with before. Below are details of the alleged scam that appears to be targeting our members. …Read more

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Strictly Business Webinar Series – Register Now

April 19th Tech Talk with Henrik de Gyor:

Why Ignoring Rights Management Will Cost You

Join consultant, podcaster, and writer Henrik de Gyor in an upcoming Tech Talk on Wednesday, April 19th at 9amPT/12pmET. Diving into the world of Rights Management, Henrik will discuss the standards, services, and technologies that can help enforce, track, monitor, and monetize rights for many creative and media professionals. The Tech Talk discussion will look well …Read more

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Camera Equipment Survey with Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

© Dr. Hersh Chadha

Camera Equipment Survey with Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

An ASMP partner is conducting a brief survey among photographers and photography enthusiasts and would love to add your voice to the study. Your answers to this survey will be anonymous and confidential, and will only be used in aggregate. As a token of appreciation, if you qualify for the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes to …Read more

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Weekend Reading

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. Read more

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Announcing 3rd CEPIC Stock Photography Awards

Announcing 3rd CEPIC Stock Photography Awards

Now open and free to all photographers worldwide! Main Prize: 3000 EUR. Closing date for entries: 15th of May. Submit your entries in 5 categories: Nature, science and landscape; Cities, buildings, industry; Lifestyle and released people images; Creative, abstracts and concepts; The arts, culture and retro. The photos submitted must contain all of the required releases. For more details…Read more

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Member Benefits Update

Collaborations for Cause 2017– 5th Annual Visual Storytelling Event – May 4 & 5 – Seattle, WA

LDV Vision Summit – Exploring innovation and trends in visual technologies – May 24 & 25th – NYC

The Next Level Workshop – Learn how to develop your own lighting and photography style from a master that has done it all. Best known as a favorite photographer for the world’s top celebrities, Matthew Jordan Smith has shot everything from movie posters, magazine covers and fashion ads, to even being a judge on America’s Next Top Model.

CUNYMember discounts now available for upcoming classes in Adobe softwares including Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop, as well as Snapchat for News, Video for Social Media and more

2017 Palm Springs Photo Festival Registration Discount Now Available!

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National and Chapter Events

Tour de France © Julie Shipman

Do you want to join the conversation about Corporate and PR photography? Attend an annual lighting rodeo? Discuss rights management with Henrik de Gyor? Attend the University of Arts portfolio review? Enroll in an introduction to workflow and editing? An assistant boot camp with Expressway Grip? Learn more about promoting your work on Instagram?

View event details or register for events

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National Park Week

Venture out and capture some amazing images of our National Parks during National Park Week! Reminder that there is FREE ADMISSION to National Parks on April 15-16 and 22-23 weekends.

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Current News Trends

screenshot of award winning photo from article at Light Stalking

5 Lessons From An Award Winning Photo

Richard Walker recently won First Prize in the "Places that Inspire" category in this year’s Olympus Global Photo Contest. However, the UK-based landscape photographer says he has no idea how to create an award-winning photo. Instead, he offers five lessons on how you can to get your photos ready for …Read more

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screenshot of freelance rates article at Fast Company

Your Freelance Rates Are Fine – Here’s How To Justify Them To Clients

Do you hate negotiating costs with potential clients? Creative management coach Ted Leonhardt says that you should establish value first, then set your price and stick with it. Learn how to avoid awkward pricing conversations in his latest piece. Price isn’t just for product, it’s for process. I recently got a panicked email from a coaching client …Read more

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screenshot of staying motivated article at Fstoppers

How Do You Stay Motivated as a Freelance Photographer or Independent Filmmaker?

Mike Pecci is a film director, cinematographer and still photographer who thinks there’s a void in our community. He wonders why we aren’t talking to our peers openly and honestly. In this guest post, he introduces his new podcast, and answers the question, "How did you get started?" with his unique to-do list that got him where …Read more

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