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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.

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.

ASMP/APA Bar Night

Posted in Events on October 12, 2009 by Marc Altman

When: Wednesday October 14, 2009 7pm to 9pm
Where:  Cleo’s, 2048 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL map
Cost: $0! Appetizers are on us and drinks are on you (and 20% off).

The local ASMP and APA chapters are joining together to start a monthly social gathering. The events are open to anyone who is interested, whether or not they’re a member of either organization. We will be providing appetizers and snacks. The goal of this new effort is encourage the photographic community to get together over a casual drink or two. Please spread the word and encourage friends and colleagues to join us.

Many thanks to Dodd Camera for sponsoring the food.

Contact ASMP Assistants and Associates Committee Chair Marc Altman or APA Midwest Chapter Director Megan with any questions or to RSVP.

Post by Marc Altman Photography

ASMP Chicago/Midwest Chapter Retreat Picnic (RSVP)

Posted in Events on September 30, 2009 by asmpchimw

When: Sunday October 11, 2009

Where: Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale IL 60108
(630) 529-0200

What: Chapter Retreat Picnic
Food Fun Family and Friends
(and maybe a little photography)

Why: To catch up with old friends,
to make new friends
to say good-bye to summer
to say hello to the fall

Come out and join us for some fun in the fall. For all of the times that you’ve asked “when do I ever just get to hang out with a group of photographers and just chew the fat (so to speak)” here you go. The Chapter Leadership is going to take some time to come together to do a little planning for the coming year. So in addition to being able to hang out with a few friends you can take this as an opportunity to share any ideas you might have for the Chapter. Is there an event you’d like to see? Is there some program that you think the Chapter needs to deliver? Well come to the retreat picnic and take one of the Chapter Board members aside and share your ideas with them. Even better volunteer to work on a committee or program for the coming year. In any event just come out and share the food and the fun.

Please RSVP by Firiday the 2nd at so we know how many to expect

and See You There

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:


Posted in Events on August 10, 2009 by asmpchimw

Have a current personal project that you have been working on and need some feedback?

Join the ASMP Gallery Committee for a night out of cocktails and critiques. The Gallery committee believes that the best way to combat slow times in business is to get shooting the projects you’ve been meaning to tackle, the things you love, the things that matter. Moderated by fine art photographer, teacher/mentor Lawrence D’Attalio, Cocktails and Critiques is a group critique, discussion and support session for professional photographers (that’s right everyone else gets to chime in too).

This event will help 6 photographers get from ideas to plans. D’Attalio is an accomplished fine art photographer who has exhibited in multiple counties and is a founding member of the Underwood Foundation, a nonprofit that does social documentary work, particulary in Vietnam. The evening will encourage and inspire you to start thinking about your own personal projects and give you the chance to talk and bounce ideas off other photographers in the community.

Cocktails and Critiques is a creative and productive environment where you are encouraged to think consciously about your creative process and connect with your peers within the photography community. Come Mix, Mingle and critique. You do not have to be showing work in order to come.

Want to be one of the six? These are the requirements for showing your work.
This must be a current body of work. It does not have to be complete; works in progress are just fine for us.

If you are interested in showing work contact Marie Phillips at or (708) 804-0215

First come first serve basis.

When: September 2, 2009 @ 6:30
Where: Gargage, 1701 N. Arlington Pl, Milwaukee WI
Cost: No fee, bring friends and have a cocktail with us

Lawrence is an American fine art photographer whose work has covered various locations in the world, including France and Italy, Vietnam and Japan. He has a bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville, and did further art studies at the University of Wisconsin. He studied photography with Ansel Adams, Pirkle Jones and Al Weber.

Lawrence has had many solo exhibits internationally and in the United States. He has received an artist residency at Campus Ha Noi, and has grants from a number of foundations that have enabled his work in Ha Noi and elsewhere. Additionally his photographs have been published in many periodicals in America and in South East Asia.

In February 2008 Lawrence had a solo exhibition of thirty-eight large prints from his “OK Ha Noi” project at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts. He collaborated with Vietnamese photographer Tran Quoc Khanh whose parallel exhibit was also at the museum. Over 500 guests attended the opening reception.

Studio THO Gallery in Vietnam and VP Gallery of Photography in Milwaukee currently represent his work.

Lawrence has also been involved in promoting the growth of fine art photography. He is the originating founder of the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) in Milwaukee. Earlier he directed the Photography Collectors Inc. mutual fund.

Most of Lawrence’s art works are created as signed limited editions with a maximum of 12 prints for each image. Please see the artist’s web site for further information and to see photographs from his other projects at