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Time to Renew? Do it Now & Stay Connected!

For many ASMP members, now is the time for your annual membership renewal. You will be receiving an email with all the details. As a member, you are part of the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers. Membership gives you access to all the information and support you need to learn, grow and succeed. You have the resources of ASMP.org and dpBestflow.org, plus ASMP’s advocacy, education, networking, discounts and more. See our updated list of benefits here. So when you receive your renewal notice, don’t delay. Stay connected to ASMP’s community of award-winning photographers!

Let Us Promote Your Work!

Do you have a project you are especially proud of? Work that is innovative, interesting, impactful? ASMP would like to showcase the work of members to our tens of thousands of newsletter subscribers, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers. To submit your work to be featured, write to promotemywork@asmp.org and send us a link to the project you’d like to have displayed along with a sentence or two describing the project. We will try to feature as many members’ projects as possible on an ongoing basis. This is an excellent opportunity to display your work to a large audience!

Join ASMP for Exclusive Foto Care Gift Card and PhotoShelter Offer

Join ASMP as a Professional or Associate Member and get a $50 Foto Care gift card. New Student, Educator or Emerging Associates get a $25 card. All new members receive an exclusive offer for 2 months from PhotoShelter FREE! Enter promo code asmp1114 at asmp.org/special.

 

A follow-up to last month’s story about ASMP’s advocacy around the U.S. Forest Service’s new rules set to be finalized this month: A memo sent to U.S. Forest Service Officials by the Forest Service head emphasizes that journalism and news gathering will not require permits on National Forest lands. Read the memo here.

 

Designing Your Photography Career
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

In today’s crowded marketplace, your vision for your business is every bit as important as your creative vision. Whether you’re inventing or reinventing your photography career, the tools, insights and strategies Judy Herrmann shares will help you take your career from where you are right now to where you want it to go. Register now.

ASMP Webinar MP4s

ASMP members can watch and listen to recordings of ASMP’s popular Business as unUsual and evolution/revolution webinars whenever and wherever — with or without internet access. Simply download the new MP4 files at asmp.org/webinars.

 

Stephen Mallon’s newest project for The New York Times was photographing Prelude, the largest offshore floating facility ever built. It is still under construction in a South Korean shipyard on Geoje. View the story here.

Todd Weinstein’s moving photographic exhibit, Light is My Voice: Images, Legends, and Abstractions, is displayed in the Detroit Holocaust Memorial Center until Dec. 22nd. The exhibit explores themes including the reemergence of Jewish life in modern day Germany, the prophets of the Bible, and the legend of the 36 Righteous Ones whose merit keeps the world from destruction in times of peril. More information here.

Pascal Depuhl’s documentary film, On Wings of Hope, was named Gold Winner at the 2014 MarCom Awards. This short video was a Best of ASMP in 2013. Learn more here.

 

Rodrigo Ordóñez participated as a guest judge in the Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off, a new History Channel TV show where a professional competes against amateur photographers around Asia. More information here.

Deborah Feingold will speak about her book, Music, at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles on December 4th. She will speak about the challenges of working with stars who may not want to be photographed. For more information, go here.

Mark Maio gave a gallery talk at the opening of the Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science Exhibition at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. His photo “20/20” is featured in the Exhibition, which runs through November 30th. For more information, go here.

Margaret McCarthy’s poetry collection, Notebooks from Mystery School, finalist for the New Women’s Voices Award, will be published by Finishing Line Press in February. The book can be pre-ordered here.

 

Christopher Reed’s new book, Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images is now available on Amazon.

 

Sean Kernan has published Looking Into the Light: Creativity and Photography, a series of exercises and assignments that take photographers to a direct experience of their own creativity. Learn more here.

Scott Mc Kiernan’s DOUBLEtruck Magazine exhibition has opened, featuring the Best of First Decade of DOUBLEtruck Magazine, winner of Best Use of Photography in a Magazine. The exhibition is a virtual time capsule of some of the most memorable moments in recent history captured by world-renowned photojournalists. The exhibition runs through January 9 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum, West Palm Beach, FL.

 

New York Studio Offers 20% Discount on Space

Dove Cat Studio, located in TriBeCa (downtown Manhattan), has 1500 square feet with 13-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, a spacious modern kitchen, a large bathroom/changing room with shower and tub, modern furniture, and daylight as well as blackout capability. Rent it for your photo or video projects, from fashion and beauty campaigns, look books and editorials to lifestyle, portraits, still life and castings. Now, ASMP members get a 20% discount! Go here for more info.

Save with MacMall Discount Pricing

MacMall is one of the largest online retailers of computer hardware and software, and ASMP members get special discount pricing. To take advantage of this benefit, go here.

Take advantage of all the great benefits offered exclusively to ASMP members! Go here to see all the ASMP Member Benefits that save you money, increase your knowledge and make running your business easier.

 

New Mexico Chapter Publishes Newsletter

Gabriella Marks, Chapter President, has shared the most recent edition of the ASMP New Mexico Newsletter, featuring articles by and about New Mexico members. This issue was a result of the hard work and volunteer effort by Editor Steve Zeifman, Associate Editor David Halpern and Associate Editor Ford Robbins, who also executed the layout. The newsletter is published periodically and if you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact david@davidhalpern.com. See the newsletter here.

 

Call for Entries — Sony World Photography Award

The World Photography Organisation has announced the free-to-enter 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. With three categories available to enter (Youth, Open & Pro) the awards generate unprecedented prestige and exposure for all finalists and winners. Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, the Awards have welcomed over 700,000 entries from more than 230 countries since their launch in 2007. Find out more here.

Call for Entries — Thin Line Photo Fest

The 2015 Thin Line Photo Fest is a competitive and curated festival which will showcase the best and most promising talent in Texas and beyond. Selected artists will have their work displayed in a print or digital gallery in downtown Denton during the festival and will compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. For more info, go here.

Position Opening

Established commercial photographer based in Philadelphia is looking for a motivated and conscientious, salaried, full-time studio manager/assistant. The position includes helping to manage all the elements of a vibrant, nationally based business. For more information, contact dave@davemoser.com with the word “position” in the subject line.

Free PhotoShelter Guide Available

PhotoShelter’s latest guide, How to Market Your Photography, is now available. To download, go here.

 

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