ASMP Photo Assistant seminar

Reminder: ASMP Photography Assistant seminar is TODAY!


Don’t forget that ASMP is hosting a seminar for photo students who wish to learn more about the ins & outs of being an assistant for a professional photographer. These photo assistant positions offer many opportunities to learn about how to create your own professional photography career. Join in the conversation from 3-6PM in Main  – M110.



Workshop for new Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Join us for an information session with the new Fujifilm GFX 50S…


What?  Demo/workshop on the functions & safe usage practices for the Fujifilm GFX 50S

When?  Friday October 13th at 3:00PM

Where?  Main Building  – M010

Who? MICA Photography majors & concentrators

Come get your hands on our new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format digital camera. The info session will last approximately 30 minutes with time for Q&A.

MICA photo students must participate in a training session to gain access to this camera. If you are unable to attend our brief meeting session, you will have to schedule an individual session with Jefferson and/or Sara.

“Characterized by its large sensor, advanced imaging capabilities, and modular design, the GFX 50S from Fujifilm is a unique medium format mirrorless camera that is highly versatile and distinctly portable. At the heart of the GFX camera system is the 43.8 x 32.9mm 51.4MP CMOS sensor, which pairs with the X-Processor Pro image processor to produce files with extremely wide dynamic range and high resolution, as well as an extended sensitivity range of ISO 50-102400 for working in difficult lighting conditions. The sensor’s large form factor also achieves a unique three-dimensional look with especially smooth tonal and color transitions. Beyond this, the sensor and processor combination also avails the ability to work in a variety of aspect ratios common to traditional large and medium format film cameras, as well as the ability to shoot at up to 3 fps or record Full HD 1080p/30 video. As forward-thinking as the GFX 50S is, its use of film-camera inspired design imbues it with intuitive operation and the ability to apply the camera system to myriad styles and methods of image-making.” ~ From B&H website

Assistants Workshop 101: An Introduction to Assisting – TWO DAY EVENT

ASMP sponsors workshop for photography assistants…



Join ASMP for a two day exploration of the basics of photo assisting. Featuring panel discussions with industry leaders & hands on demos with pro-assistants & photographers. We will tackle the basics to get you started, how to break into the industry and answer your questions.

Free to all! Day one will feature a panel discussion with professional assistants and photographers covering what it takes to be a successful assistant. The evening will start off with a meet & greet, followed by panel discussion, and Q&A, hosted by WYPR’s Aaron Henkin and end with more hang-outs.

Meet fellow local photographers, assistants, and future friends! Also, we’re raffling off some cool assistant gear, courtesy of Service Photo Supply. You don’t wanna miss that.

Day two is gonna to be a blast!! This hands-on intensive workshop will introduce you to basic skills needed to be an assistant. Learn how to fly a scrim, what the hell gaff tape is, assemble a softbox, and work with lighting gear alongside professional assistants and photographers on real sets! Visit the registration page for more details. *Day two has a registration fee required.

Don’t miss out on this super fun free assisting workshop!

Space is limited for both days, so register online below…


Day 1


Friday, October 6, 2017

6:00PM to 10:00PM


MICA Main Building

Room M110

1300 Mt Royal Dr

Baltimore, MD 21217


ASMP Member Free

Non-Member Free

Day 2


Friday, October 7, 2017

10:00AM to 4:00PM


3500 Parkdale Ave

Suite 13

Baltimore, MD 21211


ASMP Member $25

Non-Member $75


“Labertino Projects”: art workshops in El Salvador

“Laberinto Projects” to hold Spring Break workshops…


Laberinto Projects is an arts, education and cultural legacy initiative that fosters contemporary art practices, social inclusion and dialogue in El Salvador, Central America and its U.S. diaspora.

This year we are launching a physical space here in El Salvador that we are structuring as a creative labratory. We are working with a small but significant collection of Central American art, library, archive and property in one of the last indigenous regions of the country. We believe, now more than ever, that supporting culture and fostering research in this region is critical. You can see more about the scope of the project at

As part our 2017 Master Artist Workshop series we are announcing two workshops, one that coincides with MICA’s spring break: The Artist and the Archive: Muriel Hasbun (March 11 – 18, 2017) and The Photo Book: Pablo Ortiz Monasterio (March 19 – 26, 2017). Muriel Hasbun is an artist and educator, most recently the chair of photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, who has been working with archives as part of her artistic practice for 30 years. Pablo Ortiz Monasterio is considered one of the most influential and active figures in contemporary photography in Mexico and Latin America. Explore the links above to get details of the program & registration information.

We welcome artists from around the world with a good project that is ready to be taken to the next level. Additionally, a few months of every year are dedicated to self-directed residencies, June and September of this year. These will be multidisciplinary but complementary groupings of artists, scholars, writers, scientists etc.

The workshop is for professionals and students — we’ve received accreditation through Trinity University so that students can receive undergraduate and graduate transfer credit through the approval process of their own institution.

Mary Virginia Swanson to host workshop

Mary Virginia Swanson hosts her workshop: “ART SMARTS: Your Career as an Artist”


Mary Virginia Swanson – workshop

* ART SMARTS: Your Career as an Artist *

Sunday, November 13

Room: Main 110

Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

 This workshop will offer creative marketing advice to

help you understand essential elements of a career as

an visual artist, as well as gain a broad understanding

of the art market and how the ‘machine’ functions. 

This workshop is open to all Photography Majors & Concentrators. 

 Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator, and consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Swanson is the Executive Director of LOOK3, a recipient of the 2013 Focus Lifetime Achievement Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the 2014 Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society of Media Photographers. The Society for Photographic Education named her the 2015 Honored Educator. Swanson’s books include:

The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices; Publish Your Photography Book (revised edition, 2014) coauthored with Darius Himes; Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs.

 Workshop Participant Testimonials:

“This was an amazingly informative workshop on marketing ones photo images, and various routes one might explore in the marketing process.”

 “So chalk full of information and inspiration that you will need the next month to process it and put it into action! MVS brings it and empowers you to take your next step.”

Open Studies class being offered for Professional Practices in Photo

Learn vital professional skills in this class geared for photographers…


CSPD 253: Professional Practice in Art: Strategies for Independent Working Artists. This seminar class on professional practices in the art world today will conduct an overview of the business of art, strategic planning, goal setting, social media/branding online, creating publishing and exhibition opportunities, grant proposals, and the marketing of art. Students will gain professional practice skills and learn tools necessary to survive in the real art world. Class meets August 29, 2016 to December 12, 2016 face-to-face on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

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Remember…Open Studies classes are offered free of charge to any full-time student who has not surpassed the maximum allotted credits for that particular semester. Contact your advisor for information on how to register for Open Studies classes!