December 1, 2020
Monthly Update
Image ©Jen Magnuson All Rights Reserved.

ASMP Colorado Social Media contest: Congratulations to Jen Magnuson 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.
Making A Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams with Dr. Rebecca A. Senf

Join us as we team up with CPAC (Colorado Photographic Arts Center) for December’s PhotoVox with speaker Dr. Rebecca A. Senf as she discusses her new book, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams. Gain access to an unprecedented and eye-opening examination of the early career of one of America’s most celebrated photographers.

When: Wednesday, December 9, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where: Online (through Zoom – link is provided in the registration email)
Cost: ASMP and CPAC Members Free
Non-members $10
More information and to register: The Early Work of Ansel Adams
ASMP Member Feature: Leonard Anderson

Leonard Anderson is a self-taught professional photographer originally from Pennsylvania. He used to watch his uncle develop black & white film at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Saturdays. His interest piqued during his travels in Asia and Europe while stationed in Germany in the early 90s and 2000s. Shooting seriously since 2000, he established Leonard Anderson Photography, LLC in 2014 and spent a few years shooting a little bit of everything while he tried to figure out his niche. He was fortunate to meet some amazing local photographers/mentors to help him hone his skills. Leonard attended workshops and annual photography conferences, learning from some of the best photographers in the fashion and headshot industry, Sal Cincotta and Peter Hurley. In 2017, he decided these were the two genres he would focus on. He is a proud member of Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew.
Each year he does military portrait sessions for the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Military Ball. Throughout the year, he provides free headshots to transitioning military members as his way of giving back to his local community. Leonard has a gift that allows him to capture images of people that showcase their true beauty. Find him on instagram @leonardandersonphoto.

Above Image: ©Peter Hurley
Below image: ©Leonard Anderson
Virtual Brews & Business: COPVA (Colorado Professional Videographers Association) - Breaking Into Video as a Still Photographer

When Monday, December 7, 2020
Time 7:00PM - 9:00PM 
Cost Free
Where: Please register in advance for Brews & Business on Zoom
Meeting ID: 825 5225 8218
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+12532158782,,82552258218# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,82552258218# US (Houston)
More information and to register: Brews & Biz

At our December 7, Brews & Business, we’ll have our friends from COPVA (Colorado Professional Videographers Association) talking about Breaking Into Video as a Still Photographer.

Erica Jaffe is a corporate videographer and video editor in the Denver area. She has over 14 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects, including corporate videos, online videos, broadcast commercials, feature stories, promotional videos and live video productions. She holds a BA degree from Hastings College in Broadcast Journalism as well as a BA in Business Administration. Erica's passion is storytelling and bringing your story to life through the use of video. She uses the latest technology to make sure your videos are of the highest quality.
Robert Butcher holds degrees and certificates in Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Design, Legal Video, Trial Presentation and is a Part 107 UAV Drone Pilot. An admitted serial student, he continues to enrich his knowledge through online education and certificate education courses, continually striving to deliver his clients the best. Robert, originally form Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a long time Colorado transplant. Happily married to the lovely Julie Butcher, he is a proud father of 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of the workplace he finds his joy spending time with his family in the outdoors, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding and fishing.

Virtual Boulder Coffee Meetup

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.

Our December Guest: We are honored to have Brian Rabin from Mike’s Camera as our guest. Brian can help you with your photography needs and fill you in on the latest from Mike’s Camera and the photography industry.

When: Monday, December 14, 2020
Time: 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Please register in advance to Join our Coffee on Zoom
Meeting ID: 865 6376 2343
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+13462487799,,86563762343# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,86563762343# US (San Jose)
More information and to register: Boulder Coffee Meetup

Above image: ©2020 SoudersStudios
ASMP Colorado Student Scholarship Application

ASMP Colorado is taking applications for our new student scholarship program that supports BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students, paving the way for a successful career in photography and the arts. Four scholarships will be awarded. Each will cover the cost of a one-year student membership to ASMP. We'd like to thank Rick Souders of Souders Studios and Larry Goodwin of Denverphotoscapes for their generous donations to make this possible. If you would like to sponsor a $45 student membership, please email

Applications will be juried based on the following criteria:
Part I - Need
Part II - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Part III - Portfolio

Deadline: December 31, 2020
Best of ASMP 2020 Photo Contest
BEST of ASMP is a members-only contest and it is designed to showcase the important work of ASMP members from photos/videos taken between December 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Non-members can join ASMP to participate in the contest. Last year ASMP CO had two winners, Steven Begleiter and Howard Paul, with the image featured here. We have some great prizes this year. Be sure to enter today.

Above image ©Howard Paul
The CASE Act Needs you Now!

Calling all photographers: Please click here to help the 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. If we don't get this passed this month, we'll need to start all over from scratch.

Senator Cory Gardner (202) 224-5852
Senator Michael Bennet (202) 224-5852
Renew Your ASMP Membership for 2021
Now is a great time to renew your membership for 2021. Memberships expire December 31st. You can renew here.
Join Nikon Ambassadors Dave Black and Jerry Ghionis

Mike’s Camera and Nikon are proud to announce an Evening of Creativity & Inspiration: A Conversation and Presentation including questions and answers with Nikon Ambassadors Dave Black and Jerry Ghionis. This unique online class presentation brings together two of Nikon’s most notable and popular Ambassadors.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:30 PM MDT
More information and to registerEvening of Creativity & Inspiration

During this 90-minute session, Dave and Jerry will each showcase some of their most iconic images along with insightful backstories. Following their short presentations, a conversation between the two will feature their personal journeys in the industry and expand into Creativity, Inspiration and LIFE as a professional photographer.

This is a free event!
Find a Photographer Marketing Campaign Image Contest:

We will select 4 winning images (one per email) to be included in our next Find A Photographer email marketing campaign. These emails go to advertising agencies, creative & art directors, buyers, and producers in Colorado and the surrounding states! This is a tremendous opportunity to be seen by the people who we want to hire us.
  • Please submit up to 3 of your favorite images that reflect your professional style and vision to:
  • Submission deadline extended to December 15, 2020.
  • Parameters:
  • The horizontal images must be formatted to 2200 pixels wide
  • RGB
  • JPEG format. 
  • Use either your name or your photography business name in the title for copyright/byline information. Example: Tamas_Kish.jpg or Light_and_Sound_LLC.jpg
  • Don’t forget to update your images at the ASMP National “Find a Photographer” website.

Above image ©Allison Earnest, that won in the first FAP email campaign
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
Do you know someone who may be interested in our ASMP newsletter? Just forward them this link to easily sign up.
December 7- Brews & Business
December 14 - Coffee Meetup in Boulder
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