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ASMP’s Assistants Workshop 2022

April 2, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

$10.00 – $45.00
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Annual Assistants Workshop 9:30 to 4:00 Saturday, April 2, via Zoom

Please join us April 2 for ASMP’s Assistants Workshop 2022. Expect a few changes this year, as we adapt the program to work better in an online format. But don’t fear:
  • As always, we’ll serve up sessions with respected photographers, explaining what they need from assistants in their particular specialties.
  • We’ll share discussions on budgeting, marketing and pricing yourself as an assistant.
  • We will prepare you to grow and succeed as you assist and learn from top professionals.
  • Those completing the workshop will receive a certificate

The cost:

ASMP Members $10
Students $15
Non-ASMP Members $45

Our schedule:

9:30 to 9:45
Welcome and introductions.
9:45 to 10:45
Panel discussion: What is an assistant, and how should assistants approach their roles?
11 to Noon
Presentation and discussion on how to budget, market and and pricing yourself as an assistant.
Noon to 12:30
Lunch break and open discussion.
12:30 to 1:10 Break out into smaller groups and rotate workshop stations
Workshop rotation 1
1:15 to 2:25
Workshop rotation 2
2:30 to 3:15
Workshop rotation 3
3:15 to 4:00
Wrap up discussion about your future and how ASMP can help.


David O. Marlow is a leading staff photographer for Architectural Digest and has an impressive client list which includes: Harper’s Bazaar, Charles Jourdan, Estee Lauder, Rolex, Fiji Water and United Airlines, amongst many others

As well as working for many of the Architectural Digest top 100 interior designers and architects throughout the country, David has extensive experience of working for both international hotel groups as well as boutique properties. He is an approved photographer for The Ritz Carlton & the Starwood Group which includes The St Regis and Sheraton brands. He has recently shot the remodeled guest rooms at the five stars rated Little Nell in Aspen and has photographed previously for the Hotel Jerome and St Regis plus their Remede Spa – also in Aspen. Other national projects have included the renowned Hotel Teatro in Denver, The Four Seasons and various Marriott properties.

Internationally, recent commissions have included Stone Creek Resorts in Canada as well as the Hacienda San Angel in Mexico, Fiesta Americana, Cancun, Avalon Cruises, Germany and the Michael Douglas Estate in Majorca, Spain.

Depending on the brief, David is equally at home shooting architectural images, corporate or life-style shots, celebrities plus exceptional fashion and product photography on behalf of his clients.

Steven H. Begleiter is a freelance commercial photographer and is currently an adjunct Professor of Photography at the Rocky Mountain Collage of Art and Design.  

Before moving to Denver, he was a freelance commercial photographer and teacher at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Before moving to Missoula, he was a lecturer of photography at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, in addition to running a photo business and exhibiting his work in juried art shows. 

His professional career began in 1982 as first photo assistant to Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark and NYC. He has sustained his professional career as a photographer for over 35 years. 

He has been a lecturer of photography at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and at the Rocky Mountain School of photography in Missoula, Montana. 

He has authored six photography books: His first book called Fathers and Sons was published in 1989 by the fine art publisher Abbeville Press. 

He is the recipient of many photographic awards, including the Communication Arts 2020 Fine Art Award and the ASMP 2019 Photography award for best Landscape. His work is collected and has been accepted in many juried competitions. To learn more go to www.begleiter.com 

Katherine Payne is a commercial photographer currently based in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Southern California wine country and studied Visual Media in Seattle.

Katherine is an avid traveler, having lived in multiple places in the US as well as abroad. During her travels, she grew an appreciation for the hard work and attention it takes to craft a fine wine or whiskey. While she loves a good hero shot, she wants to show the process beyond the label and honoring the craftsman.

While her focus is product photography, she’s always excited about a new project and experience. She loves to work with her clients to create a stunning portrait or capture a moody scene. Her style exudes vivacious elegance mixed with a dash of down-home comfort. To learn more go to www.katherinepaynephoto.com


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April 2, 2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$10.00 – $45.00
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