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ASMP DC Presents 8×10

January 13th, 2015 No comments


Join ASMP DC on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater on the American University campus and help cheer on eight fellow ASMPDC members as they take ten minutes each to present their work. Don’t miss this lively evening from a diverse group of fellow photographers as they show their approach to the craft and business of making great images.

To view the list of photographers who are presenting and to register click HERE

$10.00 — ASMP member
$0.00 — AU Student Free with ID
$20.00 — non-member
$10.00 — Professional Association Member
$5.00 — Student

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Social time starts at 6:30 PM)

American University
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
2nd Floor of the McKinley Building
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
NW Washington, DC

Parking is available in the Bender Arena or School of International Service (SIS) Building


Building Your Motion Team

January 2nd, 2015 No comments


ASMP’s January Business as unUsual Webinar

Building Your Motion Team

with photographer/director Rhea Anna
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern

We all know motion is a collaborative sport, but how do you take all those moving parts and turn them into a well-oiled machine? Celebrated lifestyle photographer/director Rhea Anna uses her own work as a springboard to illustrate how to build your team, assign and manage roles and responsibilities, and inspire your collaborators to give you their very best.

This webinar is free for all live attendees.
Join ASMP on Wednesday, January 14 — REGISTER TODAY!


ASMPDC Ideas Over Easy

August 24th, 2014 No comments


Come out to Coffy Cafe in Columbia Heights where ASMPDC will close out the summer with a casual discussion; a place to share ideas, photos, events etc.

Please RSVP to

Monday August 25, 2014
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Coffy Cafe
3310 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010


ASMP An Evening with Photographer/Director Stewart Cohen

May 27th, 2014 No comments


Known for his energy, enthusiasm and his extraordinary ability to work with people, Stewart Cohen has been recognized with more than fifty top industry awards and honors, including Adweek Photographer of the Year, Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Photographers and numerous Telly awards for his motion work.

Cohen will share recent still and motion work and discuss both the creative and business aspects of these continually converging worlds. See more of Cohen’s work on his website.

Register here (20% discount with advance online registration)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Social time starts at 5:30 PM (hors d’oeuvres and drinks included)
Candela Books
214 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA


     (2014)— Born in Montreal, Stewart Cohen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982, and went on to apprentice with internationally known photographer, Helmut Newton.

     Stewart established his own studio in Dallas in 1985. He is known for his energy, enthusiasm and his extraordinary ability to work with people. He is always working on personal projects regardless of his workload in the commercial production world. His studio includes a staff of eight, occupying a large loft in Dallas, Texas.

     Location travel is common for Stewart. He has worked in more than forty countries. Recent assignments have taken him to Macau, the UK, the Arctic and Antarctic (Stewart’s seventh continent to visit for his photographic work). Stewart is concluding work on his second monograph, titled Innocent Bystanders, a series of diptychs that focus on people and places in a way that emphasizes the mysterious nature of a traveler’s life in a cinematic style. The book is slated for publication in 2015. Recent exhibitions of his fine artwork have included “Dark Elves” and “Ice.”

     Winner of over fifty top industry awards and numerous other honors, Stewart Cohen’s work has appeared in major advertising and photography publications, and has been exhibited in museums, galleries and corporate offices across the United States. He has been selected by Adweek as Photographer of the Year and featured in Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Photographers. His work has earned international recognition from Communication Arts Magazine, Photographer’s Forum, How Magazine and The British Journal of Photography to name a few. He has also received numerous Telly awards for his film work.



ASMPDC- Editorial vs. Commericial Photography

May 2nd, 2014 No comments



Who are you as a photographer? What do you shoot? What do you want to shoot? What SHOULD you be shooting? Want to increase your brand? Want to understand what your brand even is or how to create a brand for yourself?

The words “editorial” and “commercial” represent certain specialties within the professional photography industry, but they also have become synonymous with a way of describing how an image is shot. A magazine photo editor could say your work is too commercial for the magazine or an Art Director might comment that your images are a little too editorial for their advertising clients.

What do these words really mean? In order to understand your marketplace as a professional photographer, it is important to know which side of this discussion your work falls and how to market this work to the right type of client.

Meet Andrea Maurio and Karen D’Silva. For the past 15+ years Andrea has worked her way through the editorial landscape working for magazines like Runners World, Maxim, Stuff, and Shape to name a few. On the other side, Karen D’Silva has made a career in deciphering the commercial world through its needs and trends starting in the stock world as an editor, Art Director, and finally creative director for Photonica. Later she co-founded Spark and KD Creative Services.

Join us for an honest discussion on what defines an editorial and commercial image, how to shoot for magazines and advertising agencies, and how to promo your business to these kinds of clients.

Topics to cover:

  • The difference between editorial and commercial images.
  • Taking your visual strengths and developing the right target audience.
  • Deciphering your marketplace.
  • Marketing the right work to your creative audience.

Register Now

Tuesday May 13

7:00pm (6:30 Social)

Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC
Parking garage located on
30th Street, bet. M and K Streets

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ASMPDC Assistants Meet & Greet

March 14th, 2014 No comments


Come out to Local 16 this Tuesday, March 18th to meet photographers and photo assistants, and bring plenty of business cards. ASMPDC is looking to reach out to the area photo assistant community for the benefit of both assistants and photographers.

The first round is on ASMPDC for all photo assistants!

Happy hour prices extended courtesy of Local 16 through 9:00pm.

Tuesday, March 18th

Local 16 16th/U St. NW, Washington DC View Map


ASMP’s National Election Voting

March 13th, 2014 No comments


If you have not already voted for the national board members, please take a few minutes to review the candidates and cast your vote today.

Voting ends at midnight (EST) this Saturday, March 15th.

Using any web browser on any computer, visit The election page lists all the candidates, along with their ballot statements and other information.


ASMP’s Your Creative Vision

March 11th, 2014 No comments


Your Creative Vision-with photographer and creativity expert Sean Kernan

In a world where everyone has a camera, still and motion photographers have to offer clients something they can’t do themselves. Nurturing your creativity and your unique vision is a vital part of building a viable creative business today. For over 20 years, Sean Kernan has been studying and teaching creativity. The topics will focus on how to foster your creativity, develop your unique vision and help your clients buy into the value of truly creative work.

This webinar is free for all live attendees. Join ASMP on Wednesday, March 12 1:00 -2:00 pm eastern. Click to Register


ASMP’s Ideas Over Easy 2014

January 21st, 2014 No comments


It’s Here – 2014!

How are you doing planning for your business in the new year? Do you have creative and business goals for the year?

How do you stay motivated and inspired to reach new levels of success and satisfaction?

Come on out with some thoughts and ideas on these topics and and join ASMP to discuss.

Monday, January 27


Busboys and Poets
5th and K streets NW DC
Washington DC 20001