Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PDN Survey for Professional Assistants

PDN is conducting a survey of photo assistants: What they earn, what skills are in demand, how they find work, what skills they would like to learn. The results will be published on PDNOnline in March.

It’s a totally anonymous survey, and takes about 10 minutes to fill out. Here’s the link:


After taking the survey, the respondent is given an option to provide his/her email (on a separate page, to maintain the confidentiality of the responses to the survey) and be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to a mail order photo retailer.


Peter Dyson
Director of Communications
American Society of Media Photographers

Monday, February 22, 2010

Call for Entry: Animalia

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins has a call for entry. The theme is Animalia.

Animals represent strength, agility, power, royalty, vulnerability and fertility. They serve as important symbols in popular culture, national identity, religion, ecology, mythology and art. The Center is looking for images that insightfully portray the diversity of the animal kingdom.

Deadline is March 16, 2010.

Visit the Center for Fine Art Photography web site for more information.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lynn Goldsmith in Fort Collins

Colorado ASMP resident Rock-Star photographer (literally, in this case) Lynn Goldsmith shows her Looking Glass series of fine-art photographs starting next month at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art Loft Gallery.

The show hangs March 5 - May 15, 2010

Lynn is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared in Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her thirty years of photography have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the natural wonders of our planet.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ASMP National Candidate's Information


If you're an ASMP General Member, you've received an email by now explaining how and where to vote.

What that email didn't include what the information you need to make an informed decision! National candidate's information is at ASMP.org.

From the ASMP.org homepage, go to MEMBERS > GOVERNANCE > ELECTION CENTRAL 2010

Voting closes March 15!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Business Marketing Association Gold Key Entries Now Open

Who will throw their turban into the ring and share the adventure?
The 2010 Gold Key Awards

Have you shared your stories of marketing success this year? That’s the purpose of the BMA Colorado Gold Key Awards - the ultimate reward for people working together to weave a successful campaign. The designer and the account person, the writer and the marketing director - you all work together to fit the pieces together.

For over 30 years, BMA Colorado has been hosting their annual Gold Key Awards - honoring the very best in business-to-business marketing and communications. There are 43 categories to enter - ranging from the traditional print advertising and public relations and direct mail to the new media of websites, blogs, online branding campaigns, and SEO. There is even a Potporri category if your work doesn't seem to fit any of the other 42 categories!

All entries are submitted online - no boards to have to worry about. Entrants can work on their files up until the entry deadline. Early birds (ok, we know there are a few!) get a discount if their entries are paid for by FEBRUARY 12. Everyone else can go with the regular deadline of FEBRUARY 19 - and for the really late procrastinator - MARCH 5 at midnight is it!
For more information, visit www.bmacolorado.org/goldkey