April 1, 2020
Monthly Update
Image ©Caleb Tkach All Rights Reserved.

ASMP Colorado Social Media contest: Congratulations to Caleb Tkach for winning our ASMP Colorado Facebook and newsletter cover contest! If you have an image you'd like featured here, go to ASMP Colorado Photo Chat on FB and upload your image. The image that gets the most likes will be featured here, on the Facebook banner, and on Instagram. You must be an ASMP member.
Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, all upcoming events have been turned into virtual calls or have been postponed when absolutely necessary. We sincerely hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe, and hope to see you virtually soon.
Coronavirus Resources:

ASMP National has a page dedicated to the pandemic: COVID-19 Info Hub . You can watch webinars and town halls on potential business ramifications and link to articles on financial resources. Check back often as this is an evolving situation with changing information.

The Colorado SBDC is also a good resource since each state is different.

Boulder SBDC has a webinar series on keeping your business together in a crisis.
ASMP's 2020 Photo Assistant Workshop Postponed Until the Fall

When: TBD Fall 2020
Cost: Free-$75
Where: Community College of Denver King Center 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204
Virtual Brews & Business: Publishing Your Passion: Journey into Book Publishing with Steven Begleiter

When: April 6, 2020
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Where: https://meet.google.com/ewc-mjgx-rdo
Register here: Brews and Biz

I have always found that it was my personal projects that found publishers. I will be speaking about my personal experiences of finding publishers and getting my work to a larger audience. 

Steven H. Begleiter's career started in NYC. He was first assistant to Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark. He maintained a commercial studio in Manhattan for 18 years. Publishing his first book “Fathers and Sons” Abbeville Press in 1989. Moving to Philadelphia in 1997 to teach at the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts for the next 10 years he published two more books about photography. In 2006 he moved to Missoula, Montana to teach at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and published two more books. In 2017 he moved to the great city of Denver and teaches at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and his newest book “Photographic Lighting for Everybody” Amherst Media comes out this April. 


Above image: ©Makhesh John
Coffee & Conversation: Boulder and Loveland will be virtual!

 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? Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us virtually through your laptop or phone.

Virtual Boulder Coffee Meetup
This month we will have a virtual meeting on Google Hangouts.
When: Monday, April 13, 2020
Time:  7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where:  https://meet.google.com/yij-pquy-imc

Virtual Loveland Coffee Meetup
This month we will have a virtual meeting on Google Hangouts.
When: April 16
Time : 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Where: https://meet.google.com/kam-nhrz-muk
Register here: Loveland Coffee Meetup

Above image ©Howard Paul
ASMP Member Feature: Kenneth Wajda

 As a 30-year professional photographer, Kenneth Wajda has a job he considers one of the best and genuinely a privilege to have. On any given day, Kenneth gets to photograph people and their world and create images that tell their stories, whether for a magazine or news article, advertisement or annual report. From his earliest days as a photojournalist--he started as a staff photographer in 1988 at  The Times of Trenton  in New Jersey's Capitol--he knew that what he gets to do as a photographer is something amazingly special. He realized the access he gets, and the history he sees and documents, is not to be approached with anything but the ultimate in respect, authenticity and dedication. In 2001, Kenneth moved to Colorado and now has commercial clients in the cable, military and biotech industry, editorial clients in Colorado, plus he works for a midwest-based marketing firm. His favorite photographs to make are portraits of people—to be able to create an image that reveals their story, captures their light as we get a glimpse into their world.  He says his goal is to create an iconic portrait of everyone I photograph . Kenneth makes environmental portraits on location and formal portraits in studio. He even uses film when he can. He said, "It’s imperative that their portrait captures something truthful about them. In fact, the best compliment I get is that my work looks real, and not like stock photography or current trends."

Above and below images: ©Kenneth Wajda
Call for Entries: ASMP CO Homepage

Do you have a great horizontal image you would like featured on the ASMP Colorado Homepage? Added bonus that it links to your ASMP Find a Photographer or Find An Assistant page! Please size your image to 820 px long x 480 px high and send it to Paul Trantow at paul@altitudearts.com.

Above image: ©Paul Trantow
ASMP Events Survey - We need your input!

As we plan for our upcoming events over the next year we want to hear from you what kinds of events you are interested in attending. Please take the short two question survey here: ASMP Colorado Event Survey

Free One-Hour Consultations with Selina Maitreya:

Selina is offering free one-hour consultations on Fridays between 11-4 to help photographers navigate this difficult time. To set up an appointment email her at selina@selinamaitreya.com with the subject line: I'M HERE TO HELP!
Teleconferencing Tips:

• As we've moved to virtual meetings on Zoom, Whererby, Webex, Google Hangouts and Skype, here are a few tips to put your best foot forward.

• Find a private space or use headphones to minimize background noise.

• Put the camera at eye level to make it look like you're talking to the person.

• Make sure your face is well lit with front lighting. Avoid backlighting.

• If you need to step away to look something up let everyone know you're doing that so they don't think the call was dropped.

• Check your desktop before sharing a screen to make sure there isn't private or sensitive information showing.

• Start your call early to test your camera and background.

• Have everyone introduce themselves.
ASMP buy/sell/trade group on Facebook!

This group is for ASMP Colorado members and their friends for a convenient way to buy/sell/trade to people in the community. This is a private group. You'll need to request to join first.
Find A Photographer:
 You can use ASMP Find A Photographer to connect with other photographers in your area.
Tag Us on Social!

If you post something to social media that you're giving ASMP Colorado permission to share, please use #ASMPCOShare and you may see a repost.

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