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ASMP Seeks Candidates for Executive Director Position

The Board of Directors is actively searching for qualified candidates to serve as Executive Director in the coming years. The current Executive Director, Eugene Mopsik, will be completing his tenure at ASMP on December 31st, 2014. It is the aim of the Search Committee to present final candidates for the Board of Directors consideration and selection by late September. The chosen candidate will start on January 1st, 2015. Full details about the position, the qualifications, and the application process are on this page: Interested candidates should present their qualifications in writing to the ASMP Search Committee, to be received no later than August 1st, 2014.


New Director Joins ASMP Board

Longtime member from North Carolina, Charles Gupton, has been appointed to the ASMP National Board. He has agreed to assume the remainder of Barry Schwarz' term following Barry's resignation. According to Board Chair Gail Mooney, "Charles will make an excellent director and he offers very interesting insights and perspectives." Read more about Charles and all the Board Members here.


Great Savings on Photo Plus Expo

Register for Photo Plus Expo before July 31st and take advantage of great early bird pricing. The Expo will be held October 30 - November 1 in NYC. ASMP members can click here to save an extra $150 on a Full Conference Pass which will get you into over 80 conference seminars and keynote presentations, admission to Test Drive - an interactive event introducing new technologies - and a 3 day pass to the Expo floor. Learn more about Photo Plus at


Get a Foto Care Gift Card & Exclusive PhotoShelter Offer!

Join asmp as a Professional or Associate Member and get a $50 Foto Care gift card. New Student, Educator or Emerging Associates get a $25 card. Plus you'll get asmp's Business Bible, Professional Business Practices in Photography and an exclusive offer for 2 months from PhotoShelter FREE! Enter promo code asmp0714 at

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New Member Benefit - ASMP Webinar MP4s

Starting this summer, ASMP members will be able to watch and listen to recordings of ASMP's popular Business as unUsual and evolution/revolution webinars whenever and wherever - with or without internet access. Simply download the new MP4 files at

Build Your Network
2 week online learning course
starting Monday, August 11

Stop making social noise and start building a real social network! Whether they're in the cloud or on the ground, you need a network of people who will hire you, collaborate with you and help you grow your business. In this ASMP sponsored online learning course, Judy Herrmann and Richard Kelly will teach you how to build a strong and responsive network online and off. ASMP Members click here to save over 30% on this 2 week online course. Learn more at

Be sure to check out the free introductory class, What You Really Need to Know, from Focus on Your Business..


Volunteer Spotlight: Leah Nash
Leah Nash, President of the Oregon ASMP Chapter, has shaken things up in Portland (in a good way!) with an event she created called PDX Squared. Now in its third year, PDX Squared matches 70 amateur and professional photographers with four square miles of the city. Participants are randomly assigned a square, the equivalent to 16 city blocks, and given 24 hours in which to make the most compelling pictures possible. Read more about Leah and the event here. View this year's winners here!

Deborah Feingold's first book is being published this fall. On September 30, Damiani Books will release Music, Feingold's first-ever anthology, featuring over 75 photographs spanning nearly 40 years. Grammy Award-winning music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote the foreword and praises the collection for presenting these iconic musicians "not as celebrities... and not necessarily even as artists, but as people." For more info, go here.

Aaron Peterson has two new motion projects, Sailing Lake Superior and You. The Road. Nature.

Photographer/writer Janis Miglavs received the "Best in the World" award for his recent book China: The New Wine Frontier at the international Cookbook Fair in Beijing, China. For more about the book and Janis' work, go here.

Pascal Depuhl gave a 6 minute TEDx talk called The Art of Changing Minds, which explains the 3 key ingredients needed to craft stories that can influence an audience based on his Afghanistan Documentary On Wings of Hope. Link to the talk here.

George Kamper won first place for Best Cover-Photography in Equestrian Quarterly at the American Horse Publication Awards Competition in Charleston, SC.

Karen Hirsch has been awarded an individual grant by The Illinois Arts Council. The funds will be used to produce prints which will be part of a group exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago opening on September 13th. One of Hirsch's images was also selected by Art Slant Chicago in the new media category for the fourth round Showcase. The image was made entirely in Adobe Photoshop.

In Memoriam: Sadly, ASMP Life Member Don Normark passed away at age 86 on June 5th. He lived most of his life in Seattle, where he was a member of the ASMP Chapter. His photographs have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art among many others; he is represented in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, MIT, and the Smithsonian. He was a man of many talents who will be missed.


Early Bird Discount for Cutting Edge Tour

Save on Saturday Night Live Film Unit Editor Adam Epstein's 32-city tour that will show you exactly what it takes to go from an empty timeline to a high-quality, ready-for-broadcast piece. Designed for filmmakers and editors of all stripes, this all-day workshop will show you how to increase your speed and storytelling effectiveness, while adding your unique voice to every piece you deliver. ASMP Members get a $20 discount on all registration options through July 25. After July 25, you can get a $15 discount.To get your discount, go here.

Save on Portfolio Reviews at PPE!

The Palm Springs Photo Festival's Portfolio Review at Photo Plus is known as one of the premier reviews in the industry and ASMP Members save 15% - the best discount available! The first 80 people who pre-register by September 1 will be eligible to have a free page devoted to their work in a Portfolio Review Sourcebook, which will be distributed to each of the reviewers. Learn more about the reviews at ASMP members, click here to get your discount.

Take advantage of all the great benefits offered exclusively to ASMP members! Go here to see all the ASMP Member Benefits that save you money, increase your knowledge and make running your business easier.


Global Photography Festival & Awards Accepting Submissions Until 8/1

World renowned photography experts from The Huffington Post, TIME, the New York Times, and the Tim Hetherington Trust will judge an exciting breed of photography talent as EyeEm, the world's premier community and marketplace for a new generation of photographers, launches its inaugural Global Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin in September. ASMP is a media sponsor of this event. Participants have the opportunity to win cash and noncash prizes, as well as have their work exhibited at the world famous Berlin Holzmarkt and published in a book. Entries must be submitted by August 1st! Learn more here.


B&H Edu for Students & Educators

Join B&H EDU Advantage and get exclusive student and educator offerings from B&H Photo including discounts on thousands of items. Complete the simple online application to get access to discounts for an entire year! Click here to learn more about B&H EDU Advantage.

Get Your Copy of The Photographer's Guide to Twitter

ASMP has partnered with PhotoShelter to help you use Twitter to get your name out there, engage with potential customers and advance your photo career while still protecting your assets. Download your copy here.

Free Guide for Fashion Photographers

PhotoShelter has partnered up with Breed, an online community of fashion photographers, for the new guide, Breaking Into Fashion Photography. Get tips to market yourself right, establish your brand, approach photo buyers, and find work. Download the guide here.

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