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ASMP Tucson Life Member Dan Budnik has Died

We are saddened to learn that lifetime member and photojournalist extraordinaire Dan Budnik passed away on August 14 at age 87.

Here is a link to his obituary in the New York Times newspaper.

Our condolences go out to his family, and in particular, his nephew Kim Newton, also an ASMP Tucson member, who teaches photojournalism at the University of Arizona.

By Martha Lochert | Posted: September 2nd, 2020 | No comments

ASMP Tucson members Inducted into the AdFed Hall of Fame

Balfour Walker and Chris Mooney after being inducted into the Tucson Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. Photo by Tucson photographer Martha Lochert.

At a reception at Hacienda del Sol on September 9, 2017, Balfour Walker and Chris Mooney were inducted into the American Advertising Federation, Tucson – Hall of Fame, with lifetime achievement awards for their decades of stellar commercial and advertising photography. Congratulations, Balf and Chris.

By Martha Lochert | Posted: September 8th, 2017 | No comments

Educational Opportunity with ASMP Tucson Member Steven Meckler

ASMP Tucson member Steven Meckler is teaching a two-day photography workshop on November 4th and 5th, 2017. If interested, please follow the link for more information and to register.

As listed in the course description: “This is an intermediate through advanced photo course in a weekend for those who know how to use their camera and want to get the most out of it.”

As such, it may not be appropriate for ASMP general members, but it would behoove ASMP student level members, or serious photo hobbyists our members may know, to take this course.

Also from the course description:

Some of what you will learn:

√ Lighting:  Best uses of different light sources on location and in the studio. Hard, soft and in between.

√ Quality of light – brightness, contrast & color (type of light, white balance and time of day).

√ Composition: balance, line, shape, texture, repetition, symmetry, etc.

√ Prospective [sic]: making 3-dimensions in a 2-dimensional medium

√ Storytelling: with a single photo or multiple photos

√ The importance of intent and communicating your ideas

√ Effective use of foreground, mid-ground and background

√ Workflow – Camera, preproduction, production, post production, computer applications, delivery and archiving                       

√ Lens choices


By Martha Lochert | Posted: September 5th, 2017 | No comments

ASMP Tucson member Kim Newton featured in July 20, 2017 ASMP National’s “Strictly Business” Blog

Follow the link below to view the story:

Kim Newton’s Recent Audience with newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in

By Martha Lochert | Posted: July 28th, 2017 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Members Holiday Party 12.9.16


By Martha Lochert | Posted: November 18th, 2016 | No comments

James Patrick to Receive the Next Generation Award

A BIG Congratulations to ASMP Tucson member James Patrick!

The Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation (TAFEF), in conjunction with American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAFT), announced that James Patrick has been selected to receive the Next Generation Award.
The Next Generation Award, founded in 2014, recognizes those outstanding advertising individuals, age 40 and younger, who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements, community contributions and inspiration to others to excel.
The Hall of Fame and Next Generation Awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 14, at Vivace Restaurant, and is open to the public. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the TAFEF Scholarship Fund, which awards annual scholarships to college students in advertising related fields. For additional information, visit
Way to go, James

By Martha Lochert | Posted: August 2nd, 2016 | No comments

Blank Wall Gallery – Athens, Greece

ASMP Tucson member Rick Peterson currently has one of his images on display in the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece. Congratulations, Rick!

Photo by photographer Rick Peterson

Photo by photographer Rick Peterson


By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 1st, 2016 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Member Part of ASMP National’s “Best of 2015”


Congratulations to our very own ASMP Tucson member Vicky Stromee, whose work was chosen to be included with 23 other members from around the country in the Best of 2015 issue of the ASMP Bulletin.


By Martha Lochert | Posted: November 4th, 2015 | No comments

PINTS ‘N PIXELS – June 18, 2015 – 5:30 pm

Our next event will be at a new venue for us: Risky Business on Sunrise and Kolb (southwest corner). Submit some work to display, come network, share ideas, get answers to problems you might be facing and meet our highlighted members, Catrina & Derrick Briscoe.


By Martha Lochert | Posted: May 26th, 2015 | No comments

2015 Board Retreat – ASMP Tucson








Another year down and a new one beginning! Your ASMP Tucson chapter’s board of directors spent Sunday morning reassessing our goals and planning out a rough draft for the upcoming year of educational and social events for you, our members.

Thank you Tom Spitz for hosting the meeting and welcome new member Catrina Briscoe for joining our ranks!

Thank you to those of you who responded back with your feedback on what you want in terms of programming this year. We appreciate your input.

By Martha Lochert | Posted: January 13th, 2015 | No comments

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