March 1, 2020
Monthly Update
Image ©Rick Souders All Rights Reserved.

Congratulations to Rick Souders 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 2020 Photo Assistant Workshop

When: April 17, 6:00PM-9:00PM
April 18, 8:00 AM - 6:00PM
Cost: Free-$75
Where: Community College of Denver King Center 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204

Join ASMP Colorado for our two day Photo Assistant Workshop and receive your Certificate of Completion (when you attend both days). If you've wanted to enter the world of photography or photo assisting, or if you're in it and want to increase your knowledge, you'll want to register for and attend this important two day event.

Day 1  features an in-depth panel discussion with local industry professionals on the business of assisting. If you want to learn more about or gain access to the Colorado photography market this is a great opportunity to ask your questions and learn what it means to be a great assistant. If you are a professional photographer who is looking to hire new assistants this will be a great time to meet many new faces.

Day 2  gives you hands-on experience with a local pro showing you how to use everyday equipment at six different stations.
Brews & Business:
What It's Like To Be A Staff Photographer

When: March 2, 2020
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free – $10
Where: Diebolt Brewery
Register here: Brews and Biz

Higher education is one of the few industries where photographers are commonly employed in staff positions. Photographer with Colorado State University, Bill Cotton will talk about the benefits and challenges of working as a staff photographer for a university. Bill Cotton  is principal photographer at Colorado State University in the Division of External Relations, producing images for editorial, public relations, corporate, advertising, marketing and social media use. He is comfortable working a surgery suite or the side of a cliff. His extensive experience as an outdoorsman, emergency medical technician, search and rescue volunteer, ski patroller and wilderness safety educator allow him to be engaged in a wide variety of difficult to capture situations. He is also a photography instructor for CSU’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication. Bill is a member of ASMP   and  University Photographers Association of America .

What to bring? A notebook, pen and your business cards.

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

Above image: ©Brian Buss
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 Mark Morris from Tamron joins us.
When: Monday, March 9, 2020
Time:  7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where:  2850 Baseline Rd, Boulder (first floor, right when you walk in)

Northern Colorado Coffee Meetup
When: Thursday, March19, 2020
Time : 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Where: Panera Bread, 1550 Fall River Dr, Loveland CO 80538
Register here: Loveland Coffee Meetup
Media Photo ID Badge

 ASMP provides a Media Photo ID Badge service to active members as a way to improve public acceptance of photographers doing their job. Please note that this badge has no legal standing and may not be acceptable at all locations.
The badge cost is $15. This includes color printing on heavy plastic stock and an ASMP-imprinted lanyard.
ASMP 75th Anniversary "Power to the Photographer" Was A Big Success

Thank you to Jenna Close, Selina Maitreya, our sponsors and everyone who put it together for an inspiring day of learning at RMCAD.
Above image: ©Paul Trantow
ASMP Member Feature: Randy Thomae

Randy is developing his own niche - tight ski racing photography, shot on course, in high resolution (60 megapixels) for editorial, commercial, and fine art - printing up to 8 feet wide. While most pros hike up with spectators from the bottom with a 600 prime, Randy skis the whole course before each run and selects the best spot based on the light, course set, terrain, and safety - close to (but not at) where skiers are likely to crash. At a recent NCAA D1 race, he was 10 feet off the gates standing on a 30 degree pitch. Post processing is handled in Capture One with a Tangent Wave 2 controller and Wacom tablet. His fine art prints use many layers, luminosity masking, hand drawn curves, hand masked customized sharpening and noise reduction to get the look he wants. This year he was invited to Beaver Creek to shoot the top ski racers in the world   on-course   at the Birds of Prey World Cup.

Above image of Randy: Sven Thomann @photobysventhomann
Below image: "Bad Boy Line."  © Randy Thomae  @rtpics
Call for Entries: ASMP Homepage and Slideshows

Do you have a great horizontal image you would like featured on the ASMP Colorado Homepage? Added bonus that it links to your ASMP Find a Photographer or Find An Assistant page! Please size your image to 820 px long x 480 px high and send it to Paul Trantow at

Members please provide at least one image for our slideshow displayed at the monthly Brews & Business and other events. The name of the photographer will be added to each image for recognition. Images may be submitted to ASMP-CO Webmaster ( ). Images not meeting the following guidelines will not be considered. 

  • Image Guidelines:
  • Resolution: 72dpi
  • Size: 1920px on longest side
  • Colorspace: sRGB
  • File Type: JPG
  • Filename: Last_First

Above image: ©Paul Trantow
Support the CASE ACT!

We need our Colorado senators to co-sponsor this bill. Michael Bennett and Cory Gardner need to be contacted. You can contact them numerous times. Here's the link to do so.

One senator is still holding up the Case Act. Join the  #JustOne Social Media Campaign  to press Senator Wyden (D-OR) to release his hold on S 1273.
Call Ron Wyden's office at 202-224-5244 or email him at   to urge him to lift his hold on the bill. Find more ways to get involved at ASMP CASE Act Central .

ASMP Advocacy Actions Taken to Date: More than 18,000 emails/tweets sent to Representatives and Senators. Thank You to All for Your Support. Your Voices are Being Heard.
Boulder International Film Festival

BIFF is showing two films about two iconic photographers this month.

HENRI DAUMAN: LOOKING UP   USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 87 min
Program BT-04 Saturday, March 7, 2:30 pm, Boulder Theater
Also screening in Longmont Sunday, March 8, 12:45 PM

SHOW ME THE PICTURE: THE STORY OF JIM MARSHALL   UK/USA, Feature Documentary, 2019, 92 min
Program FUMC-12 Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church
Audience Award winner at the San Francisco International Film Festival
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.
Tag Us on Social!

If you post something to social media that you're giving ASMP Colorado permission to share, please use #asmpcoshare and you may see a repost.

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