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New Gallery Show Features Local Photographers’ Work Capturing Texas Music

Caught in the Act

All photos courtesy of Robert Hold, Robert Hold Photography

By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

Behind the vibrant Texas music scene in cities around the state, sweaty photographers are crouched in pits and hunkered down along the sidelines, capturing enduring images that help us know the musicians better.

caught in the actA new exhibit at Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum celebrates their tireless work for two weekends through November 6. Caught in the Act: Texas Photographers Capture Texas Music features the art of … Continue Reading

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Kent Kirkley Shoots the Stars, Remembers Golden Age of Dallas Photography

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All photos courtesy of Kent Kirkley

By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

For Dallas photographer Kent Kirkley, a passion for astronomy and love of the skies motivated him to shoot the stars.

Kent Kirkley“I built a telescope and eventually got around to taking photographs through it,” Kirkley said. “I adapted an old Argus camera my father had to the telescope, set up a darkroom in my closet, and off I went—my first photograph was published in Sky & Telescope in about 1962.”… Continue Reading

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Beatriz Terrazas Tells Visual, Written Stories with Talent in Both Worlds

Beatriz Terrazas

All photos courtesy of Beatriz Terrazas

By Leah Shafer
Contributing Writer

Photographers and writers often need each other to tell a story in the most complete way. The interdependent relationship between the two fields play out in the career of Beatriz Terrazas.

beatriz terrazas“When I first started out, I think I was a photographer who could write,” she said. “When I came into features at Dallas Morning News, I became a writer who could shoot. Now I’m back into … Continue Reading

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Sebron Snyder Seeks Artful Collaboration In Commercial Work

Sebron Snyder Profile | ASMP Dallas

All photos courtesy of Sebron Snyder

By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

Dallas photographer and ASMP member Sebron Snyder is a man who “salivates over collaboration.” He believes all great commercial creative is better with artful teamwork.

Sebron Snyder

Sebron Snyder

“Each person on a project brings elements of success to that project, whether it is a producer, art director or stylist it takes that team to elevate the idea to a higher place,” Snyder said. “I have a way of doing things … Continue Reading

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Fort Worth Photographer Learns the Hard Way About Copyright Infringement

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Photo courtesy of Star-Telegram/ Richard W. Rodriguez

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

On May 15, 2016, Richard W. Rodriguez captured a photo that quickly went viral.

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor punched Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista in the face after Bautista slid into second in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. It was the biggest MLB brawl in years and Rodriguez’s photo captured the pinnacle of a heated rivalry between the two clubs.

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Holly Kuper Hopes for Stronger Professional Ties in Digital-Era Photography Community

Profile of Holly Kuper | ASMP Dallas

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

It’s no secret that the advent of digital radically changed the practice for all photography professionals. Photographer and ASMP member Holly Kuper has a long-term perspective on the post-film media photography community in the Dallas area. She’s been a member of ASMP since 1981.

“Digital photography has made it very hard to be a community – everything is online and everyone is at their computers, so there is not much communication like the old days,” … Continue Reading

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Differentiation is Key In a Changed Industry, Says Stewart Cohen, ASMP Member

Stewart Cohen

Photo courtesy of Stewart Cohen

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

In an industry hammered by the demise of film, the advent of high-quality smartphone cameras, and filters that allow consumers to create myriad looks with their own photos, photographer, director, and ASMP member Stewart Cohen is philosophical about the future.

Stewart Cohen

Stewart Cohen

“Will it be possible to be a still photographer and make a good living in 10 years? I don’t know,” he said. “When I started, I had a … Continue Reading

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A legacy of storytelling: Q&A with Junebug Clark, ASMP lifetime member

Baptising in Olde Town Creek, by Joe Clark

Lifetime ASMP member Junebug Clark had big shoes to fill growing up. His father Joe Clark was an acclaimed photographer whose work appeared in Life, National Geographic and in Jack Daniel’s Distillery advertisements. By the age of 3 — yes, three! — Junebug got his first camera and began making photos. At the age of 6, he had his first photo published in Look magazine’s 20th anniversary issue. Since then, Junebug … Continue Reading

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Photography Event Roundup February through March!

Fellow ASMP Dallas members: Here’s a list of a few upcoming events in the Dallas area through mid-March. Some are free, some have fees attached. Check them out – there’s something for everyone.

 

February 19

ASMP Dallas networking event at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin in Dallas. 6 p.m. – we’ll buy you an appetizer. https://www.facebook.com/events/681674438551256/

 

February 27-March 1

Texas Photo Roundup! Okay, this one’s in Austin, but it’s hosted by our sister Austin/San Antonio ASMP chapter, ASMP members … Continue Reading

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Texas Photo Roundup is around the corner!

Registration is open for the 2014 Texas Photo Roundup in Austin, Texas. Three great days of workshops, lectures, and parties. Check our calendar listing for information on logistics and registration. Because ASMP is one of the sponsors, members get a discount on some of the events, so check the website and register for what promises to be a great conference.

www.texasphotoroundup.com… Continue Reading