August 1, 2020
Monthly Update
Image ©CJ Berg All Rights Reserved.

 ASMP Colorado Social Media contest: Congratulations to CJ Berg for winning our 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 photo. The image that gets the most likes will be featured here and on the Facebook banner. You must be an ASMP member.
Coronavirus Resources

Open to everyone to help the entire creative community, ASMP National has a page dedicated to the pandemic: COVID-19 Info Hub .

Colorado has a state website for updated information on the virus and the schedule for reopening business.
Call for New Board Members

Any active ASMP member can join the board. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, grow professionally and learn new skills. For example, as webmaster you could learn Wordpress, Yoast SEO, and Google Analytics. Positions available are Membership, Webmaster, At Large, and possibly Elections and Secretary. Here is a link to find out more about these roles. If you're interested, please fill out this short application.
Virtual Brews & Business: PhotoShelter

When:  Monday, August 3, 2020
Time:  6:55PM - 9:00PM 
Cost:  Free
Meeting ID: 825 5225 8218
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Register here:   Brews and Biz

Caroline Summers is a Strategic Account Manager for PhotoShelter, primarily focused on their Brands (multi-user) platform in the higher education community. She was a University Photographer for 22 years as well as a freelance/contract photographer for over 30 years. She still freelances on occasion as time, family and PhotoShelter allows.
Karen is a PhotoShelter Technical Support Agent for PhotoShelter.  She has been a freelance event and wedding photographer for almost 20 years and for the past 10 has been mainly shooting concerts and live music photography.

Karen will discuss SEO and Caroline will be available to answer other questions. Our members will be able to ask questions on how to change templates and have more control on their site.

Coffee & Conversation: Boulder and Loveland will be virtual on Zoom!

An open discussion about the business of photography. Have a success story you want to share or questions about ASMP? Have tips about keeping your business running smoothly? Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us virtually on Zoom through your laptop, tablet or phone.

Virtual Boulder Coffee Meetup via Zoom
This month Chuck Newell from Matthews joins us.
When: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time:  7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where:   Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 6376 2343
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Virtual Loveland Coffee Meetup via Zoom
When: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time : 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Meeting ID: 819 5352 5721
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Register here: Loveland Coffee Meetup

Above image: SoudersStudios©2020
ASMP Member Feature: Rick Souders

Rick Souders, owner of Souders Studios, has been shooting food and drinks for some of the world’s most well-known brands. Rick is an honors graduate of the Art Center College of Design and has been a part of many award-winning ads, campaigns and cookbooks. Rick is known as the “Mile High Food and Beverage Guy.” Souders Studios is based at the edge of the Rockies in beautiful Golden, Colorado.

This is a new collection of images that Souders Studios did as part of the  “Friends of Eateries – A Souders Studios Give Back Project”  in which Rick and his team helped local restaurants get back on their feet during the CoVid 19 Pandemic. These photos helped with takeout, curbside pickup and to-go menus. Here is a link to the full article:

Below image: SoudersStudios©2020
The CASE Act needs your support to become law

Calling all photographers: Please click here to help the ASMP National Summer CASE Act campaign by using ASMP’s easy online tools to send emails to Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner asking them to support the CASE Act. Then call to tell them their constituents want them to cosponsor the CASE Act, S. 1273.

Senator Cory Gardner (202) 224-5852
Senator Michael Bennet (202) 224-5852
Photo Assistants Workshop will be virtual!

Join ASMP Colorado for our Annual Assistant’s Workshop to get introduced, familiar, and learn all facets of photo assisting.

If you’ve wanted to enter the world of assisting photographers, or if you’ve been in it and want to increase your knowledge, you’ll want to register and attend this important event.

Attend both days and receive a Certificate of Completion!

When: Sept 18 6:00-8:00 pm, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Where: Zoom - more details to follow
Cost: ASMP Members $10
ASMP Student Members $15
Non-member $45
More information here: ASMP Colorado Assistant Workshop
Have Questions for the panel?   Email us at:
Photographic Braille by ASMP CO member Kyle Clayton

"This is an ongoing project that I have been calling Photographic Braille. It came about through a relative of mine who has always been very supportive of my photography even though she is almost completely blind. I wanted to create a way for her to experience art, so I began turning some of my macro images into 3D prints that she can feel. Unfortunately, there is currently almost no tactile art for the blind, which I find a tragedy. In an effort to change this, I showed some this work at the Denver Center for the Blind at the beginning of March and I hope to show it at another school for the blind in Texas once everything opens up again."

Above images ©Kyle Clayton. Top 3D image based on the below macro image.
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.
ASMP CO Newsletter Sign Up Form
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ASMP Colorado Sponsors
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