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April 2011

- April 26th: The DAM Power of Lightroom
- May 2nd: Focus on your Business Coffee Meetup
- May 5th: A Photographer's Self-Promotion Pep Talk
- May 24th: Social Media for Photographers

- ASMP Colorado Member News
- Community Events
- ASMP National News
- Find A Photographer Video

The DAM Power of Lightroom - April 26, 2011


Lightroom is for anyone who wants to be able to do the following:

  • To be able to find any of their digital images within seconds.
  • Develop a completely non destructive workflow.
  • To develop a faster more efficient, more automated workflow.
  • To safely manage, store, retrieve, publish, display, correct, and back up a continuously expanding library of images.

Join us at Working with Artists for an evening with Dave Barry as he shows a sample workflow, answers questions and demonstrates the amazing power of this software.

Date: Tuesday April 26, 2011
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Social Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Presentation

Cost: Free for ASMP Members and Not-Yet Members

Working with Artists
445 S. Saulsbury Street
Lakewood, Colorado


Focus on your Business Coffee Meetup - May 2, 2011

Join fellow photographers at Paris on the Platte for our monthly coffee meetup which is an open discussion about the business of photography. Have a success story you want to share? Have questions about ASMP? Have tips about keeping your business running smoothly? If so, come by, grab a hot cup of java, and look for us in the coffee shop!

Date: Monday May 2, 2011
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Paris on the Platte
1553 Platte Street #102
Denver, Colorado 80202

A Photographer's Self-Promotion Pep Talk - May 5, 2011


In this day and age, photographers, like all small businesses, have endless, easily accessible tools at their disposal that can be used for highly effective self-promotion. Whether you are a veteran to the commercial photography industry, a recent graduate or a self-taught artist, this workshop is meant to inspire you by taking the doom out of the current commercial photography gloom. They say times are tough, but losing your fear of success and of the unknown is half of the battle to paving your way back to making money doing what you love. This workshop will reflect on the basics of creating a strong foundation for your business that includes sound financial practices and marketing strategies. We will discuss how to create efficiencies in your current or future promotional efforts, provide insight on the do's and don'ts of negotiating and estimating and how to create a bold, consistent brand that will glean the attention of a targeted audience.

Angela Mateus, Managing Partner of Artists Creative Agency, is a long time industry professional who offers a unique perspective on the commercial photography business from having worked on multiple sides of the client/vendor table as a photographers' rep, print producer, photo art director and art buyer. The format of her workshops encourages participation and input from attendees. The forum she facilitates and fosters permits those present to exchange ideas with fellow colleagues and promotes the flow of professional dialogue surrounding the positives and negatives impacting the current climate of the commercial photography business.

Date: Thursday May 5, 2011
Social Hour: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Program: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

ASMP Members and Students: Free
Working with Artists Members: $10
Not-Yet ASMP Members (Pre-Registration): $15
Not-Yet ASMP Members (At the Door): $20

Please register for this presentation online.

Battery621 Building
621 Kalamath Street
Denver Colorado 80204


Social Media for Photographers - May 24, 2011


Social Media has quickly changed the way people communicate and do business. If you're like most photographers you have Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and maybe you've done a bit of blogging, but you haven't figured out how this fits into your marketing plan. You're not alone, long established media and advertising businesses were caught off guard as social media revolutionized their industry. Staying informed, making a plan and taking action is essential for anyone running a business in this new environment. In this presentation I will help you make sense of how these new tools work, show you photographers who are finding success with social media and inspire you to take action.

Rob Haggart is founder of the popular photo industry blog APhotoEditor.com and 2009 recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography Focus Award for Rising Star, awarded to an "emerging force the photographic community is watching with interest."

Haggart is the former director of photography for Men's Journal and Outside magazines. He has received photo editing recognition from Graphis, American Photography, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, American Society of Magazine Editors, Photo District News, and was chosen as part of the creative team of the year by Ad Week. His most recent venture, APhotoFolio.com builds portfolio websites for photographers

Date: Tuesday May 24, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ASMP Members and Students: Free
Working with Artists Members: $15
Not-Yet ASMP Members: $25

Denver Pro Photo
235 S. Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80223


ASMP Colorado Member News

Red Rocks Community College seeks camera donations
Red Rocks Community College is looking for donations of 4X5 equipment for its Photo Program. They are in need of cameras, lenses (both camera and enlarger), negative carriers for the Beseler 4X5 enlarger, Jobo parts to develop 4X5 film (film carrier and tank; we have two Jobos no 4X5 parts) and film holders. Donations are made through the Red Rocks Community College Foundation (tax deductible where applicable). Please contact Michael Fulks @ 303-914-6618 or [email protected].


Many Shining Moments
On Sunday April 3rd, the Denver Post featured a nice piece about Board Senior Advisor and ASMP Lifetime Member Rich Clarkson: NCAA Hoops Royalty . Along with the article is a multi-media piece available in the web article. In addition to the Denver Post article, Rich was also featured in the New York Times Lens Blog on Friday April 1st, no joking around here.


ASMP Colorado Member gets caught in Earthquake
Steve Zavodny recently visited New Zealand to accompany his daughter in the semester abroad program at ChristChurch. During the visit on Feb 11, 2010, a 6.3 earthquake hit New Zealand with the epicenter near the city. Steve was ready with his camera to record the event and the damage the city sustained .


The Sports Photography Workshop
ASMP Colorado's senior advisor and life-member, Rich Clarkson, runs a series of workshops every year. The Sports Photography workshop is coming up on May 6 - 11. The Workshop brings together a faculty of top international sports photographers and editors. This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to listen to, study with, and network with the very individuals who are uniquely positioned to help with career development. Details and registration information are on the Sports Photography Workshop web site . ASMP members receive a discount as well.


gallery nrc 2nd Anniversary
gallery nrc just celebrated it's second anniversary. The gallery which is operated by ASMP Colorado member Neil Corman is a photography gallery located in the Tennyson Arts District of Northwest Denver and features the work of emerging and established photographers from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.


Upcoming Workshops from Allen Birnbach
Allen Birnbach has a number of workshops coming up in the next few months. On May 7th and 8th, he is teaching a class on location lighting through Boulder Digital Arts, followed by a class on portfolio development at Working With Artists May 14th & 15th. In July and August, he is teaching three nude photo workshops in Iceland, Santa Fe and Park City. For information on the fine art nude workshops, please visit NudePhotoWorkshops.com.


Community News

Monday April 25th - FREE Chimera Lighting Tips & Tricks Demo!
On April 25th, ASMP Colorado sponsor Chimera will be doing a FREE demonstration of their panels, frames, and other lighting control equipment. You'll get to see a number of live lighting setups for portraits, head shots, full length, and more! This demo will be geared towards photographers on a budget who want to light more with less!

Visit the Boulder Digital Arts website to register, which is required. As of April 11th, only a few spots remain!


Thursday April 28th - Phase One Camera
Join us for this special, IQ hands-on demonstration event. This is your opportunity to check out the 80 megapixel IQ180 digital back with the highest resolution touch screen and the highest resolution sensor on the market! Phase One Sales Manager Murray Elliott will be there to answer any questions you may have. Bring CF card to take images from the IQ 180 with you.

5:00 pm - Reception
5:30 pm - Introduction to IQ180 and Capture One Pro 6 Overview
7:00-9:00pm - Unveiling of IQ180, Hands-On - Live Model Shoot

There will be a door prize for a FREE copy of Capture One Pro 6!

Registration and additional information


Saturday May 14th - Create Denver Expo
The Create Denver Expo is a day-long program that provides creative individuals and businesses that have limited resources of time, money and capacity, a žone-stopÓ resource opportunity that can help stabilize their creative businesses and plan for the future. The Expo offers workshops led by experts in the fields of public art, marketing, personal and business finance, media relations, music and film production, zoning, and more. Local service organizations, trade associations and other providers will have trade show booths in the Atrium of the Webb Building, promoting their services to the creative community. Registration is $5 for a full day of workshops, exhibitors and networking.

ASMP Colorado will have a booth at the show. If you will be attending, be sure to stop by our table and introduce yourself to our volunteer members who will be tending the booth. Information on membership, upcoming events, Find a Photographer and news from the national office will be available.

Registration is available now for the various events.


ASMP National News

Judge Denny Chin issued an opinion rejecting the proposed settlement agreement in the Authors' Guild class action against Google. The 48-page decision finds that the proposed settlement agreement is not "fair, adequate and reasonable". The Judge points to changing the basic approach of the proposed settlement from an "opt out" to an "opt in" system as a way to resolve most of the objections to and defects of the settlement proposal. The result of this decision was one that ASMP had been anticipating, and we have been planning accordingly. ASMP is analyzing the details of the decision right now, and you can find a copy of it at online.


Find A Photographer Promotional Video

The national board of ASMP has released a promotion video about the Find A Photographer database on the ASMP website and the Find A Photographer application for iPhone.

Please help spread the word about this great feature which benefits all participating photographers. Add a link or embed the video on your web site.


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