February 1, 2020
Monthly Update
Image ©John Shelton All Rights Reserved.

Congratulations to John Shelton for winning our ASMP Colorado Facebook and newsletter cover contest! I f 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 in next month's newsletter. 
ASMP's 75th Anniversary Strictly Business 2020 Event: Power to the Photographer

When: February 28, 5:30-8:30PM (ASMP Members Only)
February 29, 10:00AM-5:30PM (Open to EVERYONE)
March 1st, 10:00AM-6:30PM (Portfolio Reviews & Consultations Open to Everyone)
Cost: $10 – $100
Where: Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
Register for Portfolio Reviews here: Portfolio Reviews
Contact Selina to book a 1-on-1 Business Planning  consultation appointment:   Selina@SelinaMaitreya.com

In honor of ASMP’s 75th anniversary, Colorado is hosting a Strictly Business 2020 event! Two of the photo industry’s power women have come together to educate and inspire you. Past ASMP National Chair and director of photography at Buck The Cubicle, Jenna Close, and veteran visual marketing consultant, author and international lecturer, Selina Maitreya, will provide us with a high value, daylong event that is as informational as it is inspirational.

Early Bird Pricing:
$10 RMCAD students
$50 ASMP Members
$100 Non-members
$50 Student non-members (includes 2020 membership)

Some of our amazing door prizes include :
Chimera -  Speed Light Bank
Maha Energy - Powerex MH-C980 Turbo Charger-Analyzer w/8 Powerex PRO AA batteries
Mike's Camera -  $50 Gift Card
Mega Pixels Digital -  CaptureOne Pro 20 licenses
X-Rite Photo & Video -  ColorChecker Passport Photo 2
Pro Photo Rental -  $250 Coupon Towards Rentals

Swag by : Mike's Camera, Chimera; Profoto; X-Rite Photo and Video; Maha Energy; ASMP Colorado; Mega Pixels Digital; Pro Photo Rental
Brews & Business:
State of the Industry

When : February 3, 2020
Time : 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free – $10
Where: Diebolt Brewery
Register here: Brews and Biz

Michael Gray with Mega Pixels Digital will give us a glimpse into the state of the photography industry from their prospective.

Michael is an industry professional having worked for companies like Sinar Bron, Profoto and digital integrator Mega Pixels Digital with Phase One. His experiences range from helping Kohl’s Department stores transition from film to digital capture (not a popular idea at the time) to having his personal work supported by several grants including a NEA. Having had success both as a business leader and a creative artisit these wide ranging experiences have given Michael unique insights regarding the present state of the photo industry and what the future may hold.

Michael will be leading an open discussion about the photo industry as we know it. He will be sharing observations from the many collaborations with photo businesses large and small, fine art and commercial, and leading a discussion designed to provide context and insight as we seek to navigate the unknowns of the digital future.

Free pizza for all registered attendees!
One drink ticket for members.

Above image: ©Michael Gray
Coffee & Conversation: Now Two Meetups!

Join fellow photographers at one of our two coffee Meetups.

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? If so, come join us, and grab a hot cup of java!

Boulder Coffee Meetup
This month Jeff VanScoyk from Sony joins us.
When: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time:  7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where:   2850 Baseline Rd, Boulder (first floor, right when you walk in)

Northern Colorado Coffee Meetup
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time :  8:00AM - 10:00AM
Where: Panera Bread, 1550 Fall River Dr, Loveland CO 80538
Register here: Loveland Coffee Meetup
Find A Photographer

 There’s another benefit of ASMP membership, and this one could actually make you money: A gallery in  Find A Photographer

Find A Photographer is a national, searchable listing of qualified pros hosted by ASMP. Potential clients find it when they search for “photographers in Denver” or “hire a photographer.” And there’s only one way to get on there: Join at the Professional level. 

Say you specialize in editorial, portraits, and corporate. Post a few killer images, list yourself in those categories, and future clients from all over will find you when they need someone here in Colorado. They’ll see key sample images, basic contact information, and links to social and websites. You can also write a bio, which can contain testimonials or excerpts from Google or LinkedIn reviews.

And here’s a tip: I have found that your best bet will be on quality editorial, advertorial, and corporate shooting styles. Leave off the family portraits and high-end advertising images.

ASMP is all about business development and camaraderie, but having the phone ring occasionally (about three times a year in my case) with a shoot really drives the ROI part of the equation, especially when they become repeat clients.

Above image: ©Paul Trantow
ASMP Member Feature: Matt Kelley

Matt Kelley is a photographer and content creator based out of Denver Colorado. Now going into his fourth year of living in Denver, Matt enjoys discovering new places to shoot, new places to eat and new places for the occasional bourbon. He loves to adventure with his wife and two dogs to anywhere with a camera. Matt primarily photographs concerts, baseball and other live events, however, he is always interested in a challenge and learning something new. You can find Matt at Coors Field during baseball season as a live content creator for Major League Baseball. A s someone who has followed and been a part of baseball since they were a child, this is a lifelong dream come true. 

Above image: @camtoldya
Below image: ©Matt Kelley for @MLB  
Business Class by ASMP President, Katie Warnke, February 19th, 2020

ASMP Colorado president, Katie Warnke, will be teaching a class at Mike's Camera, our longest running Diamond Sponsor, "Starting Your Own Photography Business" on Wednesday, February 19, at the Colorado Blvd. store.  Click here  for more information.

Above image: ©GreenEarth Photography
Support the CASE ACT!

One senator is holding up the Case Act. Call Ron Wyden's office at 202-224-5244 or email him at  senator_wyden@wyden.senate.gov   to urge him to lift his hold on the bill TODAY! Find more ways to get involved at ASMP CASE Act Central .
Congratulations to Steven Begleiter and Howard Paul!

ASMP Colorado's Steven Begleiter and Howard Paul were winners in the 2019 Best of ASMP Photo/Video contest .
Above image ©Steven Begleiter
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.
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