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Jacob Javits Center, NYC, October 24-26
Stop by the APA booth #1167
APA is creating the social hub for professional photographers at PPE. Visitors will be announced on social media #APAPPE2013 when they stop by the booth and their photos posted on our Fuji bulletin board. Games, contests, raffles, prizes – oh my!
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APA sponsors a valuable marketing seminar at PhotoPlus Expo
“Presenting Your Work to Multiple Markets”
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 – 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM Session # FA4
With live website reviews.
APA National Board Executive Vice President, Michael Grecco, demonstrating dramatic lighting techniques
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 – 1:15 PM to 3:30 PM
TB1 – Light and the Dramatic Portrait
APA National Board Member/ APA EP President, Brian Smith, focusing on the art and commerce of editorial photography
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 – 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
FB6 – Editorial Photography: From Pulitzer to Portraiture
Best of Show: Kevin Steele
Kevin Steele with his AWARDS Trophy & Canon EOS-1 D C © 2013 Anthony Nex
American Photographic Artists’ most exciting and prestigious annual event is open to photographers from around the world. Members and non-members alike are invited to submit their best work for an excellent chance at over $130,000 in prizes including photo equipment, software and professional business support.
31 winning images are chosen based on personal creative expression and technical excellence. Categories include Portrait, Action, Fine Art/Personal, Conceptual, Fashion, Landscape, Architecture, Still Life, Lifestyle/Wedding and Student.
Winning images can be viewed here http://www.dripbook.com/apa/
We would like to thank our fabulous judges who took the time to carefully select the winners
Nili Zadok, Art Producer, 180 LA
Rebecca O’Neill, Executive Art Producer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Sasha Carrillo, Creative Planner, Davis Elen
Quba Michalski, Creative Director, Autofuss,
Barbara Griffin, Formerly SVP, Turner Broadcasting Image Management
Cara Nieto, Group Art Buyer, Deutsch LA
Adrian DeLucca, Photo Editor, Barron’s
Sabrina Oliva, Art Buyer, Freelance
Meghan DeBuler Pearson, Sr. Art Buyer, Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago
Bryan Yedinak, Gallery Director, Modern Book
And all this would not be possible without the participation of our sponsors
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LightBox Edit Pro
Bob Korn Imaging
Hasselblad / Bron
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Illustrator Eric Rosner wanted to pay homage to classic movies like “Psycho” and “A Trip to the Moon” by promoting a film festival at The Crest Theatre. Instead of taking the conventional route when advertising the festival, Eric decided to take a different approach. He decided to highlight different aspects of the films that were previously excluded from the original posters. The infamous shower scene in “Psycho” might be one of the most memorable moments in film history, so Eric threw light on this instantly recognizable image for his poster. Want to know more about the events success? How those awesome concept promotions turned out? Or how Eric landed a rocket directly into the eye of the moon? Read more about it over at the FoundFolios Blog.
Annual gala ceremony honoring the greatest achievements in photography
The PhotoPlus Expo weekend ends with the industry’s star-studded event at Carnegie Hall for The Lucie Awards. Tickets can be purchased at http://luciefoundation.org
APA will be presenting Elizabeth Herman with the APA / Lucie Foundation Scholarship. The winning project, “A Woman’s War”, documents the lives of women engaged in recent conflicts worldwide, as well as their struggle for justice, rights, and their identity as female fighters.
The $5000 scholarship is awarded for a new or continued project. Photographers were invited earlier this year to submit their proposals on the Lucie Foundation website.
APA / EP Board member Brian Smale
Seminar: Dissecting Magazine Contracts
Thursday, October 24th 2:00-3:00 PM
608 West 28th St., NYC
Michael “Nick” Nichols lecture and book tour
Nick Nichols tour includes Santa Barbara on October 27, his appearance at the Patagonia store in Santa Monica on October 25, and at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA on October 26..
He’ll be showing his amazing work with elephants, lions, and giant sequoia trees — and signing copies of his new book Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis.
Lions, Elephants & Giants: An Evening with National Geographic Photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols
Join us for an evening with Michael “Nick” Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic as well as the magazine’s Editor-at-Large for photography, followed by a signing of his latest book, Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, a Species in Crisis(Aperture, September 2013). Nichols has been working with African elephants for more than twenty years. In Earth to Sky, he tells their story through poignant images that bring us directly into their habitats and advocates for the protection of the species, whose survival is under dire threat from humankind—most immediately from the market for ivory.
Nichols will also speak about his recent work with the Serengeti Lions, published in the August 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine, as well as his work on sequoias featured as the 2012 cover story, “The World’s Largest Trees” in which Nichols used innovative techniques to create an image of a 250-foot-tall, 3,200-year-old tree.
Earlier this year, APA National announced the winners of the Second Annual Short Video Contest. A compilation of the winners can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/76979995
Recent images and post provided by APA members
Christine Alicino “Shelf Life” image was selected for PDN objects of desire http://blog.mariannecampbell.com/christine-alicino-pdn/
Susan Holstein: “What I love most about photography is the fictional aspect. I made a forest scene inside my studio for a recent personal shoot.” susanholstein.com
I recently flew cross-country to photograph a wedding in Middleburg, Virginia. On my flight back I shot this amazing abstract aerial scene out the window. What a trip!
APA PHOTOGRAPHER MEMBER COOL SHOOTS
Have you recently completed a cool shoot that you really enjoyed?
We want to hear about it !
We’re launching a new feature in our monthly insideAPA newsletter that will include brief descriptions of some of our APA Photographer Members’ most interesting, or unusual recent shoots.
Our insideAPA newsletter not only goes to tens of thousands of photographers, but also to about 15,000 Creatives. Participating is fun and easy, and could be good for your career.
1. In 20 words or less tell us about your recent Cool Shoot
2. Include a link or photo (JPG under 1MB) of the shoot results, if possible
3. If you have any BTS (behind the scenes) shots or video links, send one too
4. Only current APA Photographer members (PRO, EMG, INT, EMR, APA EP) are eligible.
The deadline is the 15th of each month.
Please email it, with the subject line APA MEMBER COOL SHOOTS to: firstname.lastname@example.org
APA Awards contest winners to be announced October 5, 2013
Many incredible images were submitted for the APA Awards. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter, to the judges who graciously gave their time to review the work, and for the generous support of our sponsors who provided over $130k in prizes. The success of our Awards helps us fund relevant programs for photographers throughout the year.
The APA proudly introduces Juliette Wolf-Robin as new National Executive Director
The APA membership is made up of incredibly talented photographers and associates. It is lead by a dedicated group — from the board of directors to the local chapter directors who are all passionate about this industry and work hard to keep it a thriving community. Juliette Wolf-Robin has been part of the community for over 20 years and shares in that dedication and passion.
In the coming months you will notice a fresh new look and feel from APA National. We will have an exciting new web site, better messaging and compelling new programs.
If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join. If you have ideas about how you would like to participate in the success of the association, please contact Juliette Wolf-Robin email@example.com
As a powerful organization together we can make a difference.