Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act

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Legislation designed to modernize the United States Copyright Office.   Introduced onto the House of Representative’s floor earlier this month, H.R. 4241 (aka The CODE Act) addresses the longstanding need for reforms of how the U.S. Copyright Office operates. Among other changes, the bill makes the Copyright office independent of the Library of Congress, provides for…
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Michael Masterson Named ASPP’s 2015 Picture Professional of the Year


The ASPP National Board is pleased to announce that Michael Masterson of Masterson Consulting in Los Angeles is the recipient of ASPP’s 2015 Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year award.   ASPP President Cecilia de Querol will present the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year award to Masterson at the ASPP New York Chapter Holiday Party…
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ASPP Appoints Two Directors, Rolls Out New Website


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​ Contact: Sam Merrell, Executive Director ​(516) 500-3686 ​ ​ American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) welcomes new Directors to its board. New York, NY – November 16, 2015 New York, NY – November 16, 2015 — The ASPP board of directors appointed two new members at its annual board meeting two weeks ago in New York City. President…
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Nominate Your Favorite Educator

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Accepting Nominations through November 17 CENTER invites you to nominate your favorite photography educator for the distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award honoring a deserving teacher with a $4,000 award. Students are invited to nominate a favorite educator by submitting an email to limited to three paragraphs describing why the teacher should receive this award….
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ASPP NY Holiday Party – December 3, 2015


Celebrate the Holidays with ASPP NY Chapter Members and Friends at our Annual Holiday Party! December 3, 2015 – 6:30 – 9:30 pm Shutterstock, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue 21st Floor, NYC During the party we will honor and celebrate with ASPP’s 2015 Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year Michael Masterson…
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Saxon Holt’s Book “Good Garden Photography” receives 2015 Gold Award

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ASPP MEMBERS | SAXON HOLT ( Self Published E-Book wins Best Garden Book of the Year Garden photographer / ASPP member / PICTURE PROFESSIONAL magazine contributor Saxon Holt’s string of award winning books has now grown to four in a row. His self-published e-book Good Garden Photography received the 2015 Gold Award…
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YPA and Harlem’s DMTP To Train “A Thousand Young Photographers”

These students from the Digital Media Training Program in Harlem  were among 15 winners of the 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival. Image © Melvin McCray.

Non-Profits Announce a New Joint Media Initiative to Make Media History Harlem’s own Digital Media Training Program (DMTP)—fresh off the White House Student Film Festival awards ceremony—now collaborates with the inspiring, educating and empowering Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) to create media projects using photography to inspire and to train young adults. In…
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The Law – Releases 101: Why and When You Need Them


—Exclusive article by Nancy E. Wolff for The Picture Professional, Issue 3, 2015. Whether a photographer needs to obtain any additional permission from third parties to publish or license a photograph depends on both the content depicted in the photograph and the context of the intended use. Here’s a rundown of the…
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