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ASMP Chicago/Midwest seeks Administrative Coordinator

Posted in Chapter News, Member News on February 6, 2013 by jacobhand


ASMP Chicago/Midwest is looking for an Administrative Coordinator. This is a paid position. The job description is listed in the attached JPG. Please send resumes and a brief description to

Town Hall Forum with our National Board of Directors

Posted in Chapter News, Events, Member News on July 27, 2012 by jacobhand

The entire ASMP National Executive Board, including Executive Director Eugene Mopsik and General Council Victor Pearlman, will be holding meetings in Chicago August 21st (8:30am-5pm) and 22nd (8:30am-noon). They will be held at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. These meetings are open to all members and we encourage you to attend. If you would like to attend either or both date you must RSVP by August 8th so that the appropriate sized room can be held.

Taking advantage of this rare location happenstance, the Chicago/Midwest Chapter’s Board of Directors is sponsoring a Town Hall style forum while they are in our fair city. This is an opportunity for our chapter members and recently dropped members to ask questions directly to our Society’s leaders. Come prepared with the questions you’ve been dying to ask. Find out what our national organization is focusing on and why it matters to you. This is a chance for our national leaders to take our pulse. It is an opportunity to make sure we are in sync and that there is no disconnect between the goals and mission of our Society. For the sake of our industry and your livelihood, plan on coming to listen and let us hear your voice as well.

Members outside of the Chicago/Midwest region are strongly encouraged to attend too. Feel free to Tweet questions in advance to be asked at the Town Hall Meeting (#ASMPtownhallChicago) or email them to This event will be live-streamed as well. Look for the appropriate link on ASMP Chicago/Midwest’s social media prior to the event. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

ASMP members only. No cost to attend any events but please RSVP below:

ProGear/Phase One IQ Conference Series

Posted in Chapter News, Events on May 17, 2012 by jacobhand

The Chicago rental house, ProGear, is sponsoring Phase One’s IQ Conference to be held in Chicago on June 12, 2012 at Harrington College of Design.

There are several speakers lined up including photographers Sean Willams of Chicago and Jake Armour of Minneapolis as well as a round table / tech discussion and a camera clean and check.

If you RSVP for this event, ASMP members receive a 50% discount code. The day will be $39.95 and upon entering the member code your price will drop to $19.95 and lunch will be included for paid registrants.

One item of interest will be speaker Bill Cramer of Wonderful Machine as he gives two separate talks on “Branding and Marketing for Commercial Photographers” and also “Pricing and Negotiating for Photographers”. Several Chicago photographers are already clients of Wonderful Machine.

For more info: click here

To Buy A Ticket: click here

Adaptation with Jay Kinghorn

Posted in Chapter News, Events on April 20, 2012 by jacobhand

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting Jay Kinghorn at Helix for his event Adaptation: Running a Successful Photo Business in Today’s Era of Smartphones, Tablets, and Social Media. If you get a chance to see Jay on the rest of his tour, you should. He is in Santa Fe and Minneapolis in May.

Thanks to all who came out, and to Robert Erving Potter III, for the photos.

Photos of What’s Next? with Deanne Delbridge

Posted in Chapter News, Events on April 20, 2012 by jacobhand

Thanks to Deanne Delbridge for her presentation and to Robert Erving Potter III, for the photos.

NEW Facebook Page

Posted in Chapter News, Member News on February 6, 2012 by jacobhand

Just as a friendly reminder, the ASMP Chicago/Midwest Chapter is moving it’s Facebook page from a personal page to this one.

ASMP Living Legends of Photography Series featuring Arnold Crane

Posted in Chapter News, Events, Member News on November 9, 2011 by jacobhand

Chicago/Midwest ASMP Board Meeting

Posted in Chapter News, Events on July 6, 2011 by jacobhand

The Chicago/Midwest chapter board meeting will be held next Monday, July 11, at 6:30pm at ProGear.

Please feel free to come out and discuss regional photo-industry topics.

Call for Volunteers: ASLA

Posted in Chapter News, Events, Non ASMP Events on August 18, 2009 by asmpchimw

Landscape architecture professionals from around the globe will gather September 18 – 21 in Chicago at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place for the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo. The meeting will feature more than 125 education sessions, field sessions, and tours over four days.

ASMP will be hosting several events and we want you to get involved. Here’s a brief overview of what we will be participating in:
Trade Show Booth on the Expo floor
3 Photo Booths on the Expo Floor
A Seminar (Friday 9/18 from 1:30-3pm) entitled: The Key to Getting Your Project Published
A pre-convention program (Thursday 9/17) on the “Business of Architectural Photography” (location still TBD)

Call for Volunteers: Candidates ideally should be well versed in the Business of Architectural Photography if they plan on volunteering for the Trade Show Booth and/or able to do executive headshots if they plan to volunteer for the Photo Booths. All volunteers will get free Expo floor pass (for walking the floor once your shift is over).

The Trade Show Booth will need to be set-up on Friday the 18th. The booth can be hand-carried (rolled) into the hall without any need for union labor. Staffing, set-up and tear down will need to be scheduled. Tear-down will be the evening of the 20th.

Photo Booths (3) will also need to be set-up on Friday the 18th and torn-down the evening of the 20th. Here’s what they have planned for us: . We have been given a large area adjacent to the Trade Show booth.

We will be securing lighting equipment from a local rental house. From the hall we will be asking for a small draped table in each booth for your laptop and a stool for the sitters.

Photographers need to bring their own CAMERA, TRIPOD and LAPTOP and can set-up lighting as they choose. You may bring other accessories or lights. The files will need to be processed on the spot after the sitter chooses which they liked. Small files (web only) will need to be copied to the ASMP branded flash drives. Photographers may give their business cards to each sitter as a way to get in touch should they need a larger file or prints at which point the photographer could charge what they want for those services.


Friday, September 18th (8am – 1pm at the latest)
ASMP Booth Set-up: 2-4 people
Photo Booth Set-up (Friday): 2-4 people, also need to coordinate getting gear from rental house

Saturday/Sunday, September 19/20 (9am – 5pm in 2 shifts)
ASMP Trade Show Booth: need 2-3 people at all times.
Could be a morning shift and afternoon shift, so 4-6 people per day.
One or two to be available for ASMP questions, one to coordinate shooting schedules.
Photo Booths: need 3 at all times, morning shift and afternoon shift, 6 per day, so 12 total. You may volunteer for more than one shift depending upon response and availability.

Everything (all booths) will be dissembled at the end of Sunday (5-9pm). Need a minimum of 2 people per booth, so 8 total. Could be the same people that pull the last shift in each booth plus a few extra hands.

Monday, September 21st (8-10am)
Need to coordinate who will return gear to rental house.

We may also plan a group dinner for Friday night depending on the level of interest and participation.

Any questions should be directed to David Seide via e-mail:

Mix with Pix

Posted in Chapter News, Committee News, Events on May 29, 2009 by Marc Altman

The Assistants and Associates Committee held our first event on Wednesday night, May 27, at the Green Eye Lounge.  ASMP members, APA members, and non-members got to know each other and enjoyed browsing through prints from fellow photographers.

Photos, courtesy of Ann Mehrman, are here.

In the next few months, similar events will start happening more frequently, with the goal of creating a regular gathering every month or two.  Please feel free to contact committee chair Marc Altman at with any feedback on the evening or suggestions for future activities.

Posted by Marc Altman