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New ASMP Board Officers Named

Elections have been held for the national ASMP Board of Directors, and the following officials will represent the ASMP membership:

  • Board Chair: Gail Mooney
  • Vice Chair: Jenna Close
  • Secretary: Jim Flynn
  • Treasurer: Luke Copping

New members to the Board include Charles (Stretch) Ledford and Michael Weschler who, along with the new Officers, will be seated at the next regular Board Meeting scheduled for June. Continuing in their Board positions are: Kate Baldwin, Kimberly Blom-Roemer, Mark Green, John Harrington, Kevin Lock, Irene Owsley, Barry Schwartz, Steve Whittaker and, as ex-officio, Ed McDonald.

ASMP’s ‘Best of’ Celebrates 10 Years

Show us your vision by submitting your best work! ASMP’s Best of 2014 celebrates its tenth year with an all new selection process. Our jurors — Consultant, Educator and Author, Mary Virginia Swanson; Jeff Dunas of the Palm Springs Photo Festival & Reviews; and aPhotoEditor.com’s Rob Haggart — will select 24 ASMP members whose work demonstrates their unique and compelling vision. Finalists will be featured in ASMP’s Best of 2014 Bulletin, online interviews showcasing your work, monthly e-promotions and more! Submit your work by May 15, 2014 at asmp.org/bestof2014.

3 Reasons to Join ASMP Now!

Don’t miss this great opportunity — join ASMP as a Professional or Associate Member by May 31, 2014 and get a $50 Foto Care gift card, ongoing discounts on future Foto Care purchases, and ASMP’s “business bible,” Professional Business Practices in Photography FREE! More reasons than ever to join ASMP today! Go here and enter promo code asmp0514

 

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has stepped up its involvement in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into how Google Inc. puts its preferred services atop search results while demoting rivals, particularly in price comparison searches. Currently an ‘interested party’, essentially having observer status, BEUC has applied to be a formal complainant. The European Commission has recently signaled its willingness to settle on the basis of Google’s suggested remedies, but BEUC believes consumer concerns have not been suitably addressed. Read more here.

General Counsel Victor Perlman was recently on a panel hosted by the NY Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. Executive Director Eugene Mopsik also attended. Perlman was also part of roundtable discussions held by the Copyright Office in Washington D.C. and New York City.

 

Marketing the One True You
April 23rd
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

Marketing maven Colleen Wainwright has long noted that the most effective marketing is less about yelling and selling, and more about “the truth of you translated into the language of them.” Join us as we discuss how to recognize and communicate the truth of you in your marketing efforts so you can reach and connect with the right audience for your work. Find out more and sign up here.

The Expansion of Fair Use
April 29th
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

In recent years, the Fair Use Doctrine has been used to successfully defend an ever broadening array of unauthorized uses. This expanded application of Fair Use is rapidly becoming the biggest threat to the continuing monetization of photography. Join us for a conversation with IP attorney Nancy Wolff, who will provide the creator’s perspective on this critical and controversial area of Copyright law. Register at www.asmp.org/evo.

Good news! You can access recordings of all our great ASMP webinars online here.

 

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Andrew Prokos’ upcoming photography exhibition, “Brazil: Night & Day — Photographs by Andrew Prokos,” opened on April 3rd at Banco do Brasil New York. The exhibition runs through April 25th and includes photographs from the series “Niemeyer’s Brasilia,” which was a winner at the 2013 International Photography Awards. Get more info here.

David Barnes had an ebook published entitled Seattle Through Your Lens, A Practical Guide to Photographing Seattle. For more info and to purchase the book, go here.

Pascal Depuhl will be a speaker at WordCamp Miami taking place May 9th - 11. He will be speaking on how to create killer video for your blog. He will also be holding a TED talk in BocaRaton on May 9th. For more info, go here.

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Manjari Sharma’s second solo exhibit of the series, titled Darshan, is showing at the Richard Levy Gallery in New Mexico. Darshan will stay on view at the gallery until April 18th.

 

Eric Meola’s essay “Possessed by a New Vision of Planet Earth” has been published by American Photography’s PROPHOTODAILY. Read it here. In addition, his work is included in the “Power of the Image” photography exhibition opening on April 25 in Beijing. Learn more here.

In Memoriam: Jon Brenneis, 92, whose photographs graced the covers and insides of Life, Look, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Scientific American and other magazines, has died. He was one of the organizers of the first Northern California Chapter of the ASMP.

Connect with ASMP’s Best of for May 2014, featuring artists Ludmila Ketslakh and Nicoló Sertorio. You can see their work here.

 

ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik traveled to Washington DC for a meeting of the Copyright Alliance and to coordinate ASMP participation in several upcoming advocacy events in DC. Mopsik also attended the UC Berkeley School of Law copyright conference in California, The Next Great Copyright Act, where he made a presentation. To read the presentation, go here.

 

Tour Discount for Members

The tour shows participants how to master the techniques and harness the possibilities of small strobes and how to create beautiful and dramatic photos in any situation using only Speedlites. Every attendee gets to shoot with their own camera during a 2-hour “free shoot” photo session with live models. ASMP Members get $10 off daytime workshop tickets (regular price $119). For more info and the full list of tour cities/dates, go here.

Save 10% on Palm Springs Photo Festival

ASMP members get the best available discount (10%) for Connect 2014 taking place April 27 - May 2. The Palm Springs Photo Festival is where you can spend three exhilarating days with a celebrated, real-world master photographer and two days presenting your work to industry experts and attending important seminars. Find out more about the event/discount 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.

 

Other Hundred Entrepreneurs Call for Entries

The Global Institute for Tomorrow has issued a worldwide open-call for submissions. The Other Hundred is a unique photo-book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not rich but who deserve to be celebrated. The top 3 winners receive from $1000 to $5000. Get the details here.

 
ASMP-NJ Photography Competition and Exhibition Coming Soon!

The next ASMP NJ Art Show is fast approaching. This is your opportunity to compete with your best fine art work. Dates to keep in mind: Entries will be received on June 5th & 6th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The opening reception will be held Sunday, June 8th from 2pm - 5pm. Get all the details here.

2014 Smith Grant Accepting Applications

The 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography is open for entries. This grant is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. The $30,000 grant is one of the largest grants for photojournalism in the world. Entries are due by May 31 and those interested in applying for the grant can learn more by visiting SmithFund.org.

Image 14 Call for Entries

Each year, industry leaders and influencers come together on behalf of ASMP’s New York Chapter to judge what they consider to be the finest in photography from the past year. The contest is open to submissions in two categories: Student & Professional, and there are multiple winners in each category. Contest winners in each category will be exhibited in a Gallery show in New York in 2014. Deadline for submissions is May 1st and ASMP Members get a substantial discount. Get all the details here.

Call for Entries: 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Presented by Photographer’s Forum Magazine and sponsored by SIGMA, final entry date is May 12th. There are prizes of over $10,000 in cash and equipment. Winning photos will be published in the November 2014 Issue of Photographer’s Forum and all finalists will be published in the book Best of Photography 2014. Find out more and enter here.

Apply to the Eddie Adams Workshop

The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students and professionals with less than 3 years of experience. The photography workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 attendees are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios. Applications are due by May 31 for the October workshop. Learn more here.

 

FYI

Introducing The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter
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ASMP has partnered with PhotoShelter to help you use Twitter to get your name out there, engage with potential customers and advance your photo career while still protecting your assets. Download your free copy here.

 
LACP Grand Opening

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) proudly presents Through the Lens: New Photography Show premiering at the grand opening of a new facility in Hollywood at 1515 Wilcox Avenue, on the corner of Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA. LACP offers free events, film screenings, lectures, exhibitions, contests, teen programming, classes, certificate programs, a one-year professional program and multiple scholarship opportunities. The grand opening is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

 

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