ASMP Member William Morton Sees Great Value In Long-Term Membership

February 21, 2017

William Morton

Dr. Matthew D. Ellington, M.D., is photographed for Austin College at Rady Childrens’ Hospital in San Diego. All photos: William Morton of Morton Visuals

By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

Longtime ASMP member William Morton of Morton Visuals found photography as a teenager with a borrowed Exacta camera, seeing the opportunity to take pictures of cheerleaders (and other girls he liked) as a member of the yearbook staff. Not really inspirational, he says, but the beginning of a long and rewarding … Continue Reading

Kent Kirkley Shoots the Stars, Remembers Golden Age of Dallas Photography

October 10, 2016

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All photos courtesy of Kent Kirkley

By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

For Dallas photographer Kent Kirkley, a passion for astronomy and love of the skies motivated him to shoot the stars.

Kent Kirkley“I built a telescope and eventually got around to taking photographs through it,” Kirkley said. “I adapted an old Argus camera my father had to the telescope, set up a darkroom in my closet, and off I went—my first photograph was published in Sky & Telescope in about 1962.”… Continue Reading

Holly Kuper Hopes for Stronger Professional Ties in Digital-Era Photography Community

June 7, 2016

Profile of Holly Kuper | ASMP Dallas

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

It’s no secret that the advent of digital radically changed the practice for all photography professionals. Photographer and ASMP member Holly Kuper has a long-term perspective on the post-film media photography community in the Dallas area. She’s been a member of ASMP since 1981.

“Digital photography has made it very hard to be a community – everything is online and everyone is at their computers, so there is not much communication like the old days,” … Continue Reading

Differentiation is Key In a Changed Industry, Says Stewart Cohen, ASMP Member

May 12, 2016

Stewart Cohen

Photo courtesy of Stewart Cohen

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

In an industry hammered by the demise of film, the advent of high-quality smartphone cameras, and filters that allow consumers to create myriad looks with their own photos, photographer, director, and ASMP member Stewart Cohen is philosophical about the future.

Stewart Cohen

Stewart Cohen

“Will it be possible to be a still photographer and make a good living in 10 years? I don’t know,” he said. “When I started, I had a … Continue Reading

A legacy of storytelling: Q&A with Junebug Clark, ASMP lifetime member

June 11, 2015

Baptising in Olde Town Creek, by Joe Clark

Lifetime ASMP member Junebug Clark had big shoes to fill growing up. His father Joe Clark was an acclaimed photographer whose work appeared in Life, National Geographic and in Jack Daniel’s Distillery advertisements. By the age of 3 — yes, three! — Junebug got his first camera and began making photos. At the age of 6, he had his first photo published in Look magazine’s 20th anniversary issue. Since then, Junebug … Continue Reading

Photography Event Roundup February through March!

February 11, 2014

Fellow ASMP Dallas members: Here’s a list of a few upcoming events in the Dallas area through mid-March. Some are free, some have fees attached. Check them out – there’s something for everyone.

 

February 19

ASMP Dallas networking event at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin in Dallas. 6 p.m. – we’ll buy you an appetizer. https://www.facebook.com/events/681674438551256/

 

February 27-March 1

Texas Photo Roundup! Okay, this one’s in Austin, but it’s hosted by our sister Austin/San Antonio ASMP chapter, ASMP members … Continue Reading

New Year’s Message from Dallas Chapter President Jason Janik

January 7, 2014

Dear ASMP Dallas members:
     2013 was a busy year for our chapter.  We held happy hour networking events, brought in some high-powered guest speakers, held a fun year-end holiday party, and offered an amazing educational seminar sponsored by the ASMP Foundation Grant.  Sadly, we lost some wonderful North Texas photographers this last year, including two whom I personally knew and will surely miss.  The chapter finally overhauled our outdated website and will be spending the beginning of this year getting … Continue Reading

A Sincere Thank You!

August 9, 2013

I would like to thank all of you for giving me the privilege to serve as President of ASMP, Dallas for the last two years. Over the last three years this chapter has seen an unprecedented increase in membership and I am proud to have served on the board that witnessed it at a time of economic hardship. We brought outstanding events to Dallas including Robb Kendrick at the DMA, Business of Photography at Bolt Studios, North Texas Women in … Continue Reading