January 1, 2020
Monthly Update
Image ©Howard Paul All Rights Reserved.

Happy New Year from ASMP Colorado!

Congratulations to Howard Paul for not only having the above image chosen by ASMP National for their holiday greeting, but also winning our ASMP Colorado newsletter and Facebook cover contest with it! 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
March 1st, 10:00AM-6:30PM (Portfolio Reviews & Consultations)
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 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)
Brews & Business:
Everyday Deviating: Cultivating Inclusive Practices 

When: January 6th, 2020
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free – $10
Where: Diebold Brewery
Register here: Brews and Biz

You may have heard people talking about pronouns, gender identity and inclusion. It’s high time you gain a better understanding of what those words refer to, how this knowledge can help your business and your everyday life.

Free pizza for all registered attendees!

One drink ticket for members.

Above image: ©Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
New Northern Colorado Coffee Meetup!
In an effort to reach more photographers in the northern part of our state, we're hosting another monthly coffee in Loveland, Colorado. This first one will be Friday, January 10, and will follow a similar format to our Boulder coffee meetup - an open discussion about the business of photography. Future date, time, location TBD soon.

When: Friday, January 10th, 2020
Time : 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Where: Panera Bread, 1550 Fall River Dr, Loveland CO 80538
Register here: Loveland Coffee Meetup
Coffee & Conversation
Join fellow photographers for our coffee meetup in Boulder, the 2nd Monday of every month. Note: This meetup is now at Amante Coffee.

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! This month John Bell from Canon joins us!

When: Monday, January 13th, 2020
Time:  7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where:   2850 Baseline Rd, Boulder (first floor, right when you walk in)
Letter from our new ASMP Colorado President: Katie Warnke

I'm pleased and honored to step into the role of president as we celebrate ASMP’s 75th Anniversary as the premier trade association for professional photographers. I’m thankful to the outgoing president, Paul Weinrauch, who has brought our chapter to the vibrant and active space we are in today, and will build upon this foundation.
ASMP’s core mission is to advocate, educate and provide community for image makers, to promote thriving careers and a strong sense of professional ethics. As president, I plan to live by these values and foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all photographers, meaning every race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, ability and religion.
I first discovered ASMP Colorado through the monthly coffee meetup open to both members and non-members. ASMP plugged me into an amazing community of photographers when I first moved to Colorado. I joined the organization in 2014, and the board in 2017. Since then, I’ve formed wonderful friendships and business relationships, learned so much about the industry, referred and received jobs, assisted other photographers and even started teaching aspiring photographers how to start their own business. ASMP members have been my single biggest source for photography jobs.
The board has grown since 2017, to almost 20 amazing volunteer members, with great ideas continually emerging. This strong presence will help us continue to be an active chapter and bring you the quality programs, speakers, workshops, contests and monthly events that you’ve come to appreciate.
I’m excited to lead this chapter into 2020, and for the next two years. I'd like us to all work together: board, members, other photography organizations and local creatives to help each other learn and thrive in our industry.
If you’d like to get more involved in our chapter you can attend our events, participate in contests, volunteer and/or attend our board meetings. Please reach out to us through the Contact page of our website. We’d love to get to know you and hear your ideas. See you in 2020!
Katie Warnke

Above image: ©GreenEarth Photography
ASMP Member Feature: Howard Paul
Howard Paul remembers the days of large format film. "Large format teaches one to see, which I've carried over to 6fps digital." He studied commercial photography at Colorado Mountain College and has been a passionate photog for four decades. He left the industry for some time, serving as a non-profit org's executive director, until "that passion pushed me to return." Howard photographs corporate and industrial, editorial and macro images. If you follow Howard online you know he also photographs his two beagles. "I learn something new on every shoot, whether it is cultural or technical," he says. "As photogs we live amazing lives." You may not know Howard has been a mountain search and rescue volunteer for 30 years, too, and has a stock library of 14,000 emergency services images. 

Above image: ©GreenEarth Photography
Below image: ©Howard Paul
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
2020 ASMP Colorado Board of Directors

Announcing our 2020 ASMP Colorado Board of Directors:  President Katie Warnke; Vice President Al Milligan; Treasurer Jen Magnuson; Secretary Pam Neyman; Events Chair Samantha Behrens; Website Chair Larry Goodwin; Sponsorship Chair Rick Souders; Elections Chair Charles Schinner; Membership Chair Paul Trantow; Membership Committee member Jim Darling; Membership Committee member - Mentorship Benjamin Fry; Education Chair Howard Paul, Education Committee member Dana Johnson; Marketing Chair Tamas Kish; Marketing Committee member - Social Media Jim Reiman; Marketing Committee member - Newsletter Daniel Hirsh; Board Members Ella Dascalos, Stephanie Barber and Lincoln Phillips.
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