Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Julie Federico photography at Mile High Coffee

Julie Federico has been taking photos for as long as she can remember. Last month she decided to get serious about showing my work and approached Mile High Coffee about a showing. They said “Yes!.” The opening night reception is Thursday December 3rd from 6-8pm at Mile High Coffee.

Julie grew up in Indiana and went to Indiana University for undergraduate and graduate school. She moved to Colorado two weeks after graduation, and fell in love with the west. This is home she thought upon arrival. She has lived here almost as long as she lived in Indiana. Once she reaches this demarcation line she will be a semi native.

The progression of Julie’s photo career is as follows. Her photos increased 100 fold by moving to Colorado. Her pictures gained professionalism overnight by driving west on I-70. Not so much because her skill level increased, but the scenery changed dramatically. It is hard to be a great photographer when one is shooting cornfields and cows. Colorado makes it easy for even the most amateur photographer to look good. A few years later she learned the rule of thirds and eliminated background clutter, surprisingly her photos took another giant leap. Julie bought a pass to the Denver Botanical Gardens last summer and made another move toward professionalism. Again it is hard to get a bad shot in the gardens. If you surround yourself with greatness, it will start to rub off on you. This is how she take the ordinary and make it look special. Julie continually finds greatness in nature daily.

Julie can be contacted at: [email protected]

Sunday, November 22, 2009

PDN Virtual Photo Trade Show—Wed. 12/2

The PDN Photographers' Virtual Trade Show is a FREE online trade show for professional and advanced amateur photographers. While on the site you will have the opportunity to visit virtual booths, receive personal attention, discover and buy the latest equipment and participate in webcast panel discussions and presentations online—all from the comfort of your home or office.

Register, and check out Jay Kinghorn's intro to dpBestflow, which you've been hearing about A LOT lately.

Register and learn more here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Video from Pricing Workshop

ASMP Colorado will be hosted an interactive pricing workshop on Aug 27, 2009. The workshop brought together about 50 professional photographers from the Denver area.

Ten photographic projects were presented to group ranging from editorial to architecture to advertising. By anonymous ballot, attendees to put together estimates on sample jobs. High, Low and average estimates were presented for each job type.

The exercise educated the participants on what the typical price ranges for various types of photographic work. It also served to reveal the many itemized costs to expect for photography jobs.

These two 8 minute videos were recorded during the workshop.

Pricing Workshop - Part 1

Pricing Workshop - Part 2

Monday, November 9, 2009

Help Portrait

Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate this holiday season. There are 4 basic steps:
  1. Find someone in need
  2. Take their portrait
  3. Print their portrait
  4. And deliver them

Groups are forming world wide to have a portrait day on 12.12.09. See the video below and visit the Help Portrait web site for more information.

Friday, November 6, 2009

George Jardine on Lightroom and Digital Photography

In January George Jardine will be conducting an intensive, one-day Adobe Lightroom workshop at the Lone Tree Civic Center in South Denver, Colorado. The workshop will be on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010.

In this workshop, you will learn:
- an easy-to-adopt, end-to-end workflow using Adobe Lightroom
- navigation tips and techniques for the Lightroom Library, to speed your image editing and asset management
- color correction secrets of the pros, for squeezing the very best photograph out of your digital exposures
- the basics of the Slideshow and Web modules, for streamlined output
- the basics of Photoshop CS4 integration into the Lightroom workflow

ASMP members receive a special discount.
For more information, visit Geogre Jardine's web blog.

Harrington Wins Again

Colorado ASMP member Blaine Harrington has done it again.

At the Society of American Travel Writers convention in Guadalajara, Mexico a couple of weeks ago, he received the Silver Portfolio Award in the annual SATW travel photography competition (the preeminent professional travel photography competition in North America). This was a record fifth time that his portfolio finished in the top three for five of the last eight years.

Look for Blaine at the next ASMP event, and Congratulate him!

Photo ©2009 Blaine Harrington