Archive for August, 2014

ASMP Presents: “Is UAV Photography Right for You?”

August 26th, 2014  |  Published in ASMP National News

The course begins with a free introductory class on Monday, September 15 called “Is UAV Photography Right for You?” in which Parker Gyokeres will dispel some of the myths surrounding how UAVs can and can’t be used by photographers.  Parker is the UAV builder, pilot and photographer whose aerial photography of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s wedding recently made the headlines. Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for NPPA, will join the free program to provide an update on FAA policies and practices.

The 4 week paid course, which runs September 22 – October 13, will cover how to safely, ethically and affordably incorporate UAVs into your professional photography practice.

Topics include:
+ Operation Fundamentals
+ Configuring and Building Your UAV
+ Safety, Public Interaction & the Media
+ Safely Operating and Professionally Using Your UAV

All classes are held online.  Registrants can attend live to participate in the interactive Q&A or watch the recorded lectures on demand.  Registration will remain open through October 12 as late registrants will be able to catch up by watching the recordings.

We’re running an Early Bird Special through September 19th:
$  55 – Students
$  79 – ASMP Professional Members & Legion Photo Members
$  99 – ASMP Associate & Affiliate Members
$129 – Members of other Professional Associations
$179 – Non-Members

To learn more about the series and attend the FREE bonus class, visit:

Lost & Found – Vernacular & Found Photography

August 21st, 2014  |  Published in Other News and Events

This exhibition features found photographs from private collectors and found photo dealers from around the country.

Wikipedia defines vernacular photography as “the creation of photographs, usually by amateur or unknown photographers both professional and amateur, who take everyday life and common things as subjects….Examples of vernacular photographs include travel and vacation photos, family snapshots, photos of friends, class portraits, identification photographs, and photo-booth images. Vernacular photographs are types of accidental art, in that they often are unintentionally artistic.”

Found photography refers to the recovery of lost, unclaimed, or discarded vernacular photographs or snapshots. Found photos can be found at flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, or in the trash.

Robert Jackson from Seattle, Nigel Maister from Rochester, Stacy Waldman from Easthampton, MA, Erin Waters from Lancaster, PA and CPR’s director, Shari Wilkins are all contributing found photographs to this show, with more contributors yet to be announced.

Exhibition contributors will also have additional found photos for sale on display during the opening reception, Friday, August 22 from 5 – 9pm.

Additionally, please join us for a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at Cleveland Museum of Art, on the Collection & Art of the Vernacular & Found Photograph. This is scheduled for Saturday, August 23rd at 1PM.

An Overview of Wacom Graphics Tablets Demonstrated by CDPUG Members

August 12th, 2014  |  Published in Other News and Events


Meeting Type:
CDPUG General Meeting

Reception Starts:
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts:
6:30 p.m.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1 Infinity Corp Ctr Dr # 250
Cleveland, OH 44125
Driving and Parking Directions

Gerry Shamray. Lauren Smith of Things Remembered. Henry Lee of Copy King

Free for members, $10 for guests

You’ve seen them online, in stores and in studios –graphics tablets or digitizers. They stood for the modern digital artist before the age of iPads and Touchscreen PC’s. The most familiar types of digital drawing tablets are ones made by Wacom that feature a pen or stylus that functions very much like a traditional drawing implement. Others are hybrid devices that have an embedded LCD screen, allowing you to draw directly on them. Depending on the model, these feature various levels of pressure sensitivity and programmable buttons to allow the artist in you to express your creativity. With it, the powerful digital drawing tablet can be anything you want: a paint brush, a ballpoint pen, a marker, even a spray can.

This meeting will introduce you to graphics tablets technology, the software that is used with it and how to get the most out of your digital drawing tablet, through demos, examples and actual user experiences. If you have a digital drawing tablet gathering dust at your desk or have considered purchasing one, this meeting is for you.

Please help with an RSVP
While an RSVP is not required for our members and guest to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!

NOCA Summer Social

August 6th, 2014  |  Published in Other News and Events

Join NOCA on August 20th at the Cleveland Yacht Club for waterfront views, gentle lake breezes, a complete picnic buffet dinner and all your favorite marcom pros. Can there be a better location for a summer get together? Want more information? Want to register? It’s all right here.