Archive for June, 2014

“Cook It, Shoot It, Eat It” event returns …


Last year we held Cook It, Shoot It, Eat It – which was so much fun we decided to repeat it again. Learn a recipe from Chef Tom Gerlak, then how to photograph it as a product shot, using studio lighting and modifiers, by Thomas Veneklasen. After the lesson, we’ll all partake in eating, drinking and socializing. Come join us and bring your cameras! RSVP appreciated by July 13th.


By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 30th, 2014 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Member’s Photograph Featured in New Book


Another ASMP Tucson member (past board member) Charles “Chip” Hedgcock doing great things …

One of Chip’s stunning black and white “charismatic microfauna” photographs from his series “The Hidden Empire” is included in the newly released book Looking At Images by Brooks Jensen.  The book may be purchased through the publisher Lenswork at the following link:


By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 29th, 2014 | No comments

Thomas Veneklasen – personal work

1 2 3 4ASMP Tucson Board Treasurer Tom Veneklasen at work on a personal project (photos courtesy of Tom Spitz):
“I was doing video of the ‘Dotting of the Eyes of the Lions’ Ceremony at the Tucson Chinese Culture Center.
My kids have purchased there own Lion used in ceremonies that primarily are performed around Chinese New Year.
When you have a new Lion, the teachers will wake up the Lions by doing a dotting the eyes, ears, feet and tail. It is like giving a soul to the lion.”

By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 23rd, 2014 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Members Helping our Next Generation of Photographers

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President Tom Spitz and member James Patrick recently went to Amphi High School to teach a location lighting class to the photo students, then returned three weeks later to critique the imagery created from the lighting assignment they were given. Great job, guys!

By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 9th, 2014 | No comments