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ASMP Tucson Member Part of ASMP National’s “Best of 2015”

 

Congratulations to our very own ASMP Tucson member Vicky Stromee, whose work was chosen to be included with 23 other members from around the country in the Best of 2015 issue of the ASMP Bulletin.

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By Martha Lochert | Posted: November 4th, 2015 | No comments

Safe Selfies!!!

Russian Teen Falls to Death While Shooting Daredevil Rooftopping Portraits

http://petapixel.com/2015/10/04/russian-teen-falls-to-death-while-shooting-daredevil-rooftopping-portraits/

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A 17-year-old boy in Russia has died after falling 9 stories from a rooftop while engaging in extremely dangerous “rooftopping photography.” The goal of the stunt was another eye-catching photo for his Instagram account.

Was it worth it?  Heck No!!!  Encourage your friends / kids to practice “Safe Selfies!”

By Rich Wagner | Posted: October 6th, 2015 | No comments

The State of News Photography Report

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/research/state-of-news-photography

The Lives and Livelihoods of Photojournalists in the Digital Age

The image is a central and vital component in modern communication. Yet the photographers who are responsible for making, processing, and disseminating professional pictures on a daily basis have rarely been studied. Who are they, where and how do they work, what rewards do they receive, and what problems and risks do they face?

The State of News Photography presents information about the world’s professional photographic community, with a special focus on photojournalists. Released on 23 September 2015, it is the outcome of a research project conducted by the University of Stirling, the World Press Photo Foundation, and the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

The study investigates the identities, working conditions, practices, technology use, and ethics of a large number of photographers across the world. The report is based on an online survey of professional photographers who entered the 2015 World Press Photo Contest. A total of 1,556 photographers from more than 100 countries completed the 63-question survey.

This is the first large-scale international survey of its kind. It is hoped to be repeated annually to track the changes and circumstances of professional photojournalists and to examine the impact of the digital era on their lives and livelihoods. You can download the report here.

Below are three of the 20 key findings listed in the executive summary, found on pages 6-8 of the report.

75% of photographers make less than $40,000 per year from photography.
The majority of photographers use Facebook as their social media of choice.
66% of photographers we surveyed are happy with their choice of livelihood.

By admin | Posted: October 6th, 2015 | No comments

Watch your drone!!!

If you fly drones for personal or commercial photography, know the rules (and play by them), or it could really cost you!!!

 

FAA proposes $1.9 million fine against SkyPan for ‘reckless’ drone operations – washingtonpost.com

http://wpo.st/3eAf0

 

FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Company

FAA proposes $1.9 million fine against aerial-photography company SkyPan

http://www.wsj.com/articles/faa-proposes-record-fine-against-drone-company-1444150149 (Subscription)

By Rich Wagner | Posted: October 6th, 2015 | No comments

Watermark App for iPhones

For those who do iPhone photographs, then upload them to social media sites or your blog and web site, here is a new solution for protecting the images with watermarking.  The app is only a couple of dollars to purchase. Follow the link below for an article about the app and developer.

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2233605/photojournalist-launches-watermarking-app-on-the-iphone

By Martha Lochert | Posted: January 16th, 2013 | No comments

Reuters App for iPad Launched Last Week

Aiming to re-imagine the way news photography can engage its audience on a multimedia platform, The Wider Image app offers the public a selection of the best photos gathered by the news agency’s vast network of photographers around the world.

To read the full story, follow the link below.

http://www.editorsweblog.org/2012/10/25/new-storytelling-for-photojournalism-reuters-the-wider-image-app

By Martha Lochert | Posted: November 5th, 2012 | No comments

ASMP Tucson member in Group Exhibition

Conrgatulations to ASMP member Rex Koningsor, who will have three photographs in this Beyond the Borders Exhibit in Flagstaff:

Beyond the Border:  the Wall, the People, and the Land

Flagstaff Cultural Partners is pleased to announce this new art exhibition, set to open September 22, 2012, and remain open through October 31, 2012, at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Beyond the Border addresses the human and environmental impact of issues that surround the US / Mexico border, the border wall and border policies. Works of art in the show will explore this impact and how changing policy is affecting the environment and/or people. The intent of this exhibition is not to advocate for or against any position, policy or political figure; rather, Beyond the Border offers an opportunity for stories to be shared and questions to be raised that allow viewers to explore the consequences of intensified focus on this region.

Beyond the Border will include  the traveling exhibition, Continental Divide, which features photographs from the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). In January 2009, the ILCP sent a team of world-renowned photographers, writers, filmmakers and scientists to the U.S./Mexico borderlands to document the ecological and human impacts of the border wall.  This exhibition is a compelling illustration of what they discovered on our own southern frontier, in one of the most imperiled landscapes on the continent.

Beyond the Border will also be accompanied by several events and programs to add meaning and depth to the exhibition (see schedule below). Additionally, a sister exhibition, NEPANTLA: Tierra Entre Medio/Between Worlds, will be hosted at the Flagstaff Photography Center in downtown Flagstaff, featuring the work of award-winning artist, Raechel Running.

This exhibition is part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science.

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS

Beyond the Border at Coconino Center for the Arts

Opening Reception             Live music, good food, and a chance to meet many of the artists in Beyond the Border Saturday, September 22, 6-8pm             Coconino Center for the Arts

Lecture & Presentation by Dan Millis & Krista Schlyer Dan Millis of Sierra Club Borderlands works  to protect natural and historic resources for future generations. Krista Schlyer, photographer, writer and  curator of the Continental Divide exhibit will be talking about her  experiences documenting the borderlands and the impacts of border  policy. She will be discussing her new book, Continental Divide:  Wildlife, People and the Wall, as well as her 2009 expedition with 12  other photographers from the International League of Conservation  Photographers. Sunday, September 23, 4pm   Coconino Center for the Arts

Border Songs – CD Release Concert Live music and celebration of the new Border Songs compilation double CD with many of the performing artists in concert!    Friday, October 12, 7pm    Coconino Center for the Arts

More info about Border Songs

To link to the exhibit page: http://www.culturalpartners.org/border.htm

 

 

By Martha Lochert | Posted: September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Pedro Guerrero, Who Captured Art in Photos, Dies at 95

Pedro E. Guerrero, a former art school dropout who showed up in the dusty Arizona driveway of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, boldly declared himself a photographer and then spent the next half-century working closely with him, capturing his modernist architecture on film, died on Thursday at his home in Florence, Ariz.  Pedro Eduardo Guerrero was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, on Sept. 5, 1917, and died at the age of 95.

Pedro E. Guerrero

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/arts/design/pedro-guerrero-95-dies-captured-another-dimension-of-art.html

By Rich Wagner | Posted: September 13th, 2012 | No comments

ASMP Develops new iPhone and iPad app for Model & Property Releases

ASMP recently released a customizable model and property release app for iPhone and iPad which allows the creation of a release, directly in the phone, while on location. No more having to remember to re-stock your supply of releases before heading out on a job.

No need for a printer – client, subject or property owner can digitally sign the release on the spot and have a PDF copy emailed to them, the photographer, the agent, etc. A photo of the model or property can be attached to the release as a reference.

The template can be customized to include any sensitive or digital manipulation issues, as well as issues with photographing minors.

Planning to license work through a stock agency? In addition to the ASMP forms, the app includes the industry standard releases for stock photography produced by Getty Images, Inc.

Creating photos strictly for promotional use and finding it hard to obtain signatures from subjects who are frightened by the extended rights in a standard broad-range release? There is a release included which covers this. If later the image can be licensed to a third party, one can go back to the subject and attain further releases as necessary, but in the meantime, get signatures for the initial intended promotional purpose.

Look for the app in the app store through your phone or via iTunes.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/asmp-releases/id540270175?mt=8

By Martha Lochert | Posted: July 24th, 2012 | No comments

Still scanning film or prints?

Do you still have a significant slide, neg, or print collection that you occasionally need to pull images from and scan, or have you been putting off scanning that image collection because your scanner software doesn’t work well (or at all), or because you haven’t had an efficient workflow for scanning? If that’s the case, check out Mark D Segal’s new E-Book on Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Photoshop and Lightroom.

Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Photoshop and Lightroom by Mark D Segal

Some of you may remember meeting Mark here in Tucson at Marco Ugolini’s ASMP Tucson Color Management workshop a few years ago. Mark is an expert, seasoned researcher and practitioner of scanning techniques and workflows, and during the redevelopment of SilverFast 8, Mark assisted LaserSoft Imaging as one of its foremost external beta testers. At the same time, Mark identified the need for a comprehensive book describing how to use the new application in its own right, in the context of complementary external image editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.

Given the cold, wet winters in Toronto ;-), Mark was able to devote significant time and resources into testing and developing real-world capable workflows. If this is a topic you’re interested in, you can find more information about this book on my blog, including links to a free download of the index and first 23 pages of this 380 page book, as well as a download link to purchase the (259 MB) download directly from LaserSoft Engineering.

http://www.wildnaturephotos.com/Blog/2012/05/scanning-workflows-with-silverfast-8/

You can also go right to LaserSoft for the downloads or to Mark’s website www.MarkDSegal.com.

Highly recommended.

By Rich Wagner | Posted: May 30th, 2012 | No comments

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