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Best of ASMP 2014 Honorees Announced

Congratulations to the Best of ASMP 2014 Honorees Nancy Borowick, Anna Boyiazis, David Bowman, Mary F. Calvert, Max Eremine, David Fonda, Jeff Frost, Scott Gable, Toni Greaves, Jonathan Hanson, Carol Julien, Brian Kaldorf, Bruce Katz, elk Studios (Erin Kornfeld & Erica Leone), Daniel Kramer, Chloe Meynier, NashCO (Leah Nash & Christopher Onstott), Jeannie O’Connor, Courtney Reints, Denise Retallack, Barry Rosenthal, Jim Scherer, Jamey Stillings and David H. Wells. A big thank you to jurors Mary Virginia Swanson, Jeff Dunas and Rob Haggart for all their help in the selection process! The ASMP Bulletin’s Best of ASMP 2014 will be distributed to members by the end of September and, for a more comprehensive look at each honoree’s project, you can go to asmp.org/bestof2014.

ASMP at Photo Plus Expo

Join us at PhotoPlus Expo, the premier trade event for still and motion photographers. It’s the perfect place to catch up with old friends, talk with industry leaders and learn about the latest in photo technology and marketing. Don’t miss these great opportunities to connect with ASMP!

  • Annual Member Meeting + Test Drive: You are invited to ASMP’s Member Meeting on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:30 - 5 pm at the Jacob Javits Center, Room 1E13. You’ll hear updates from ASMP National Board Chair Gail Mooney and Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, and a special presentation by Doug Menuez. After the meeting, courtesy of ASMP, enjoy the PhotoPlus Test Drive’s panel discussion from 5 - 6 pm and new product preview/networking event from 6 - 8 pm.

  • ASMP, PLUS & U.S. Copyright Office Booths: ASMP staff and volunteers will be on hand at booth #873. The US Copyright Office will be nearby at booth #974 and PLUS (the Picture Licensing Universal System) will be adjacent to that.

  • ASMP Sponsored Seminars: Friday, October 31 from 2 - 4, Growing Your Business when Everyone has a Camera with Judy Herrmann and Saturday, November 1 from 10:15 - 12:15, Road to Seeing: Nurturing Your Creative Sensibility with Dan Winters.

  • ASMP Members Save $150: on a Full Conference Pass (see more below under Exclusive to Members!).

Get all the details here!

Call for Member 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 Facebook friends and Twitter followers. To submit your work to be featured on ASMP social media, 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 post 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 asmp0914 at asmp.org/special.

Mopsik Receives YPA Legend Award

ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik has been awarded the YPA (Young Photographers Alliance) Legend Award for his steadfast commitment to the education and mentoring of emerging talents. In addition to his service as a board member for Brooks Institute, the Eddie Adams Workshop, his voice and actions on YPA’s advisory board and in sponsoring YPA student scholarships, he was instrumental in the establishment of ASMP as a founding sponsor of YPA’s mentor program. Mopsik will receive the award at the YPA Fundraising Gala on November 5th in New York City.

 

ASMP, in cooperation with PACA and CEPIC, has reached out to Microsoft to raise concerns related to the Bing Image Widget. We believe that the “Widget” is deceptive and misleading, and has the potential to lead users to believe that any image found is available for free use without the need for a license. Getty Images has filed an injunction against Microsoft related to the Bing Image Widget and ASMP supports this action. ASMP, as an association, cannot file copyright infringement actions due to the fact that we are not rights holders. As an alternative, ASMP has asked for a meeting with Microsoft. We will report on further developments. In the meantime, you can read more here.

ASMP and a group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The agreement ends four years of litigation over the inclusion of visual works in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rights holders and users communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in works. Read the Press Release.

We have heard about a number of recent scams targeting photographers. If your contact information out there on the web — as it probably is if you’re marketing yourself and your business — you can expect to receive scam emails now and then. Some of them are obviously bogus. But some of them are clever imitations of emails that a photographer might want to receive, and are therefore particularly dangerous. Read more about these scams here.

 

Reaching New Heights as a UAV Photographer
Every Monday, September 22 - October 13
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (commonly known as drones) let you capture stunning images from previously impossible elevations and angles but they also come with complex technical, legal and safety issues, not to mention a nearly vertical learning curve. Developed specifically for professional still & motion photographers, this integrated series of four 60-minute interactive online classes covers how to purchase, configure, control and safely operate the right UAV device for your needs. Learn more, watch the FREE introductory class Is UAV Photography Right for You? and register here.

You Got the Call, Now What?
Wednesday, October 15
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

Using a recent large scale fashion shoot as an example, acclaimed fashion photographer Cristopher Lapp takes you step by step from the initial phone call and questions you need to ask to the final development and presentation of a complex production budget. Join us for tips, tricks and insights that will help you land your next big job. Register here.

Getting Paid: Compensation for Photographers in the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 21
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

The biggest differentiator between the amateur and the professional is getting paid for your work. In today’s era of client consolidation, user-generated content and declining budgets, that line is quickly blurring. Join host Richard Kelly for a conversation with ASMP Executive Director, Eugene Mopsik, whose experiences advocating on behalf of professional photographers in negotiations with major publishers, before Congressional Committees and during hearings at the U.S. Copyright Office have given him a unique understanding of the forces at play, the pressure points that remain in the marketplace and what photographers can do to overcome them. Register here.

ASMP Webinar MP4s

ASMP members are now able to watch and listen to recordings of ASMP’s popular Business as unUsual and evolution/revolution webinars whenever and wherever — with or without internet access. Adobe Evangelist Julieanne Kost shared her favorite Lightroom® and Photoshop® Tips and Tricks during yesterday’s Business as unUsual webinar. You can check out the recording at: www.asmp.org/bau.

 

Barbara Proud (aka B Proud) has a new book of photographs and love stories celebrating the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples. Available September 26, First Comes Love is just one element of the First Comes Love Project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, love stories and video interviews. Learn more here.

Erica Price had a gallery show at Gallery Small New York in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Margaret McCarthy recently had a photographic piece included in MAILBOX: A Correspondence Exhibition of Mail Art, celebrating 80 years of Hambidge Center.

Pam Rouleau is part of a month-long, two person exhibition at Wilton Library in Connecticut entitled Aerial Grace & Altered Views: Karen E. Gersch and Pam Rouleau. The exhibition runs through September 29.

Daniel Kramer’s self-published book, Cuban Fire, was recently selected for exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Staff photographer Rob Deslongchamps photographed almost all of the silver items for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new book, Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 by museum curator Amy Miller Dehan.

Al Satterwhite’s new book, Muhammad Ali — The Comeback, is up on Kickstarter. Al is looking for funding to get it published as a limited release. Check it out here.

In Memoriam: Sadly, long-time ASMP member and renowned photo-journalist John Dominis passed away. He joined ASMP in 1973, and became a Life Member in 1997.

 

Save on Photo Plus Expo

Register for Photo Plus Expo before October 28 to take advantage of their Advance Purchase pricing. You save an extra $150 on a Full Conference Pass, which gets you into over 80 conference seminars and keynote presentations and includes admission to Test Drive — an interactive event introducing new technologies — and a 3 day pass to the Expo floor. ASMP members click here for this special offer.

Save on PACA Annual Conference

PACA’s 19h Annual Conference will take place in New York City October 19th - 21st and ASMP members receive a special $250 “affiliate organization” discount. There is an exciting list of speakers that has already begun to grow with names of some of the brightest new stars in media. Go here to find out more and get the discount.

BorrowLenses Offers 15% Discount

BorrowLenses.com’s mission is to advance the photographic and cinematic dreams of customers by delivering superior, cutting-edge gear and providing exceptional customer service. Rent, shoot, return — it’s as easy as that. You choose what you want, when you want to receive it, and for how long you want to rent it. Through September 30th, ASMP members get 15% off the regular price. Go here to learn more.

Greentoe.com Adds Lighting

Greentoe is a “name your own price” online marketplace. Now, at the request of their customers, they will be expanding into pro lighting. All you do is specify the price you are willing to pay for the product you want to buy. Then Greentoe will automatically check with its network of certified retailers to see who is willing to meet that price. ASMP members can get a $50 rebate on all purchases of $500 or more. Go here for the discount.

Discount on Illumination Experience Tour

The Illumination Experience Tour delivers an intense educational experience about the fundamentals of cinematography. Taught by Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C.-Director of Photography for 18 Hollywood films-this full-day workshop will teach you powerful principles and techniques you can immediately use in your filmmaking projects. Shane will show you how to unleash the power of your camera and create maximum lighting impact so that your films attain the highest level of visual artistry. Whether you shoot with Cine-style or DLSR cameras, this workshop will improve your skills, marketability, storytelling effectiveness, and confidence as a filmmaker. ASMP members get a $25 discount on all registration options. Find out more here.

Get the Best Discount on Portfolio Reviews

The Palm Springs Photo Festival’s Portfolio Review at Photo Plus (Oct 30 - Nov 1) is known as one of the premier in the industry and ASMP Members save 15% - the best discount available! Learn more about the reviews at palmspringsphotofestival.com. ASMP members, click here to get the discount.

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.

 

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B&H Edu for Students & Educators

Join B&H EDU Advantage and get exclusive student and educator offerings from B&H Photo including discounts on thousands of items. Complete the online application to get access to discounts for an entire year! Click here to learn more about B&H EDU Advantage.

The Family. Life. Project for Students and Educators

Sixty years after the The Family of Man made its stunning debut, ASMP members Mike Davis, who holds the Alexia Chair at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, and Andrea Wise, a graduate student at Newhouse, are spearheading a global initiative to engage photography students in an examination of Family, which will culminate in a website, books, gallery exhibitions and more. Almost 60 programs around the world have already signed on. Click here to learn how your school can participate.

The DAM Guru Program launches Job Board

The DAM Guru Program, a free community service that connects digital asset management pros with newbies and employers who need their help, invites you to check out their newly launched DAM jobs board. The program also offers weekly member profiles and member-hosted webinars. For more insights from the DAM Guru Program, check out the ASMP Strictly Business blog, which is featuring posts from 5 DAM Gurus this week.

Senior College Photographer Sought

Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, is seeking a full-time Senior College Photographer to conduct highly skilled, artistic, and creative photography capturing the people, places, and activities at this Ivy League institution. Candidates should have 10 years of experience as a photographer, with a broad portfolio of work including portraiture, architecture, and event photography. Experience in higher education institutions preferred and supervisory experience is crucial. To apply, or for more information, go to searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/26847, or call Senior Recruiter Beau Benson on 603-646-8179.

 

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