Photo courtesy ASMP member Robert Seale

ASMP Member Events

Members: This is the place where ASMP will promote your work being featured at a gallery exhibit or event, publication of a book, or your hosting of a workshop, etc. We will post the details on this page, and also on ASMP social media forums.

Include member name, dates, location, title of event or exhibit, and link to additional information when submitting event details. Please send all submissions to

June 23, 2021 3-4pmET

A portrait is a means of communicating feelings, opinions, and perspectives. Collaboration between photographer and subject is essential. Light, wardrobe, and location narrate. The camera is the tool. The photographer is the crafting creator. Whether you are photographing children, adults, celebrities, these five tips remain fundamental in creating compelling portraits, images that grab attention in their open and revealing essence.

Join celebrated Hamptons photographer and educator Cheryl Machat Dorskind and elevate your portrait photography skills. You will leave this webinar inspired and ready to create a compelling portrait.

Audience: beginners, hobbyists, and professionals wanting to enhance their portrait photography skills.




Cheryl Machat Dorskind is on a mission to share her photographic passion worldwide. As a pro photographer for over 25 years, Cheryl’s portraits stand the test of time to a loyal and repeat esteemed clientele. Corporate clients include Epic Records, Travel magazine, Random House, The New York TimesHamptons magazine, and The Southampton Press, Newsday, The Jewish Week and Niche Media. Her fine art, New York Times acclaimed “photopaintings” exhibit regularly and are collected worldwide.

Teaching remains an important vehicle in Cheryl’s mission to inspire and jump start photo careers. As a fine art mentor, Cheryl is applauded for her insights and guidance, helping photographers find their voice, create a body of work, master their camera, prepare for an exhibition, or manage their photo library. Teaching in the college classroom (LIU Post, Suffolk County Community College, Southampton College) since 1994, Cheryl holds the rank of adjunct Full professor. Courses taught include digital photography, darkroom photography, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Cheryl teaches four popular online courses (Exploring Color, Exploring Color 2, Painting Photos, and The Art of Self Portraiture). In-person workshops include Maine Media Workshops, Garden Club of America National Photo Workshops, Southampton Masters Workshops, and Cheryl Machat Dorskind Hamptons Workshops. Cheryl is the author of the three books (The Art of Handpainting Photographs” — considered the definitive book on this art form, “The Art of Photographing Children” and Photographing Children Naturally” and penned a weekly column for The Southampton Press (27East), “Picture This.”

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Clark James Mishler, Photographer

Since moving to Calistoga in 2015, editorial photographer Clark James Mishler has taken hundreds of photo portraits as part of an ongoing “portrait a day” project that appears in the Calistoga Tribune. Now, Mishler collects many of those shots in the new exhibit, “Calistogans,” that captures locals in all facets of their everyday life. Some of the photos are funny, some are poignant, and all are uniquely Calistogan.

Cost: Free

Sofie Contemporary Arts
1407 Lincoln Ave. Calistoga, CA 94515
(Mailing: PO Box 185, Calistoga, CA 94515)
Phone: 707-942-4231 (gallery) 707-331-4770 (Scott’s cell)
Jan Sofie, Gallery Director
Scott Sofie, Gallery Manager
Hours: Wed. – Sun., 12:00 – 6:00 or by Arrangement

Closed until the museum reopens

Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer

Auditorio de Tenerife, Santiago Calatrava Architect. © Alan Karchmer, courtesy National Building Museum.

Photographer Alan Karchmer has risen to prominence in his field thanks to his skill in conveying architects’ ideas and intentions. Having earned a Master of Architecture himself, Karchmer uses his knowledge of the design process, coupled with his own artistic vision, to express the essence of a building. He is, quintessentially, “The Architects’ Photographer.”

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Watch the Video Series: Alan Karchmer on Some of His Favorite Photographs

Exhibition Online Now

Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures

“Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange

The first major MoMA exhibition of Lange’s in 50 years brings iconic works from the collection together with less seen photographs—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform. The work’s complex relationships to words show Lange’s interest in art’s power to deliver public awareness and to connect to intimate narratives in the world.

MoMA, Floor 2, 2 South
The Paul J. Sachs Galleries
11 West 53 Street, Manhattan
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