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

 ASMP Colorado Social Media contest: Congratulations to Howard Paul 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 photo. The image that gets the most likes will be featured here and on the Facebook banner. You must be an ASMP member.
Due to the COVID-19 quarantine and in the interest of safety, all upcoming events will continue being held virtually. We sincerely hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe. We hope to see you soon, virtually.
Coronavirus Resources

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

ASMP Town Halls - Every Friday at 1:00 MDT + watch past recordings.

ASMP Colorado Specific COVID Crowdsourced Page . You can help other creatives by updating and sharing to this page. 

Wonderful Machine has an extensive resource page set up.

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

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 Colorado Web Designer Needed

We are looking for someone to join the board now to learn WordPress from our own amazing teacher Larry Goodwin and eventually take over managing the ASMP CO website when Larry's term ends in December. Contact larry@denverphotoscapes.com if you're interested or know someone who might be.
Virtual Brews & Business: CPAC - A Guide to Developing and Photographing Personal Projects

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

Samantha has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography Denver (MoP), Filter, and PhotoLucida. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence.

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 Larry Battistello from Fuji film joins us.
When: Monday, July 13th, 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, July 16, 2020
Time : 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Meeting ID: 819 5352 5721
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Register here: Loveland Coffee Meetup

Above image ©Dan Hirsh
ASMP Member Feature: Michael Lichter

Michael Lichter is a Boulder based photographer that in addition to a career as a commercial photographer working out of the same Boulder studio for 38-years, has developed a reputation photographing motorcycles and motorcycle culture since the 1970’s. His motorcycle work has taken him around the country and over the past year and a half, on shoots to Nepal, Italy, Germany, Japan, and just before the shutdown, to Siberia. His work regularly appears in magazines around the world in which more than a thousand features on custom bikes, events and culture have been published. This is also the work that he exhibits and that has gone into his 11 coffee table books. A member of ASMP since 1989, Michael served as president of our Colorado chapter for three years and on the board for five in the 1990s. You can f ollow Michael on Instagram:  @michaellichterphotography , and on Facebook .

Below image: ©Michael Lichter. Indian Morning, Shinya on his 1915, WA. 2012

Shinya Kimura of Japan riding his 1915 Indian Twin during the Motorcycle Cannonball II pre-1930 Coast-to-Coast Endurance Run (Daytona Beach, FL to Tacoma, WA). Stage 13 - Klamath Falls, OR to Fortuna, CA.
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.

After passing in the House of Representatives on a vote of 410-6, action in the Senate is still being blocked by Senator Ron Wyden, of Oregon. 

ASMP has been working aggressively to overcome this obstacle and bring the CASE Act up for a vote. ASMP Colorado has directly contacted staff members of Sens. Bennet and Gardner, asking them to sign on as cosponsors. We have made some headway with Sen. Bennet’s office but we need to keep the pressure on. 
We are running out of time. You can help push the CASE Act along and it only takes a minute.

Senator Cory Gardner, (202) 224-5852
Senator Michael Bennet , (202) 224-5852
New! ASMP CO Mentorship Program

ASMP Colorado has officially launched its Mentorship and Internship programs. As a Professional or Life member of the chapter, you are in a unique position to share your experience and advice with those seeking photography career guidance in a more formal setting.

Those who are interested in mentoring or being mentored may contact the coordinator, Paul Trantow, at paul@altitudearts.com. At that point the mentee and the chapter take a few steps to select a good mentor, who may be you. Any Professional or Life member may be contacted for mentorship in the future.

What’s involved: Video or phone calls and emails for six months to set the mentee on the right path to their goals, which may be technical, professional, business or otherwise.

That term may be extended if deemed appropriate. Afterward, you’ll answer a few questions, so your mentorship gets recorded and recognized. That’s it!

We thank you for taking part, and look forward to seeing this program through.
Take Advantage of Find A Photographer

If you've had a chance to sift through your images and fine tune your portfolio during this pandemic, now's the time to populate or refresh your Find A Photographer (FAP) page available to all Professional members. Our organization is investing in SEO for this listing and you could be receiving leads right now when you need them most.

FAP is a national database used by clients across the country to locate shooters wherever they have a job - mostly editorial and advertorial with lots of marketing and events.

If you haven’t created or updated your page, do it today! Start at  ASMP.org  > login >
For Members > My Profile > Edit Find A Photographer

PS—There are a lot of out-of-date pages without key images. If yours is one, you may be able to upload larger files and select a key image. Questions? Ask  paul@altitudearts.com

Above image ©Paul Trantow

Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic

Adrienne DeLoe wanted to create a space on social media for people to share, through self-portraits, what they are going through as we navigate this difficult time. "I was thinking about what my experience through all of this would look like as depicted in a self-portrait and wanted to create a platform for people who are interested to do the same," says Adrienne.
Follow the project and contribute a self-portrait here on Facebook and Instagram .

Sources of Self-Regard

These are self-portraits and stories from black photographers published on NYTimes.com, followed by an essay from Deborah Willis. Willis is a chair and professor of photography in the Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She writes, " These self-portraits fuse together uncertainty, loneliness, dislocation, joy and discovery, and the results make for deeply insightful storytelling. See the images and essay here:

Above image ©Adrienne DeLoe
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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