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FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party!

October 21st, 2016 No comments

Come down for an exciting evening of
photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more
as we launch the 9th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival!

The FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation.

Friday, November 11th, 2016, 7:30pm-11pm
@ The National Geographic Museum
1145 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

$40 Early Bird tickets on sale now
Price goes up soon, but we might sell out before then!
This is a 21+ event
There is no dress code!

Advertising Week 2016 – October 15-21st

October 10th, 2016 No comments


American Advertising Federation, Washington, DC Presents Advertising Week 2016

APA|DC is thrilled to be a partnering organization for AAF-DC’s Advertising Week 2016. APA|DC members get a 15% discount on ADWKDC registration and additionally will have a presence during the weekend conference.

So, why jump at the chance at being a partner? This yearly event that brings together the best of DC’s advertising agencies, along with notable creatives and thinkers from all over the country. If you’re shooting advertising and commercial work, this is the week to rub elbows with industry professionals and sit in on programs that will kick your creative and business mind into overdrive. Meet agency creatives from Brink, IBM, Merritt Group, Ogilvy, Wunderman and many more. Learn to think like your clients, contribute ideas, and be an active participant in DC’s active and growing advertising and design community.

Just some of the many sessions include:


and of course the Thursday/Friday conference is where you can learn about everything from virtual reality and successful entrepreneurship to creative thinking, overcoming writer’s block, and rebranding yourself.

Full session list HERE.

Invest in your career and your creative community, sessions start at $34.




Email the director, Erika or visit the APA|DC Members Only Facebook group for our 15% discount code.

Archiving Digital Photography Workshop

October 10th, 2016 No comments


Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., as well as more recent digital accessions, this workshop will offer tips on how to organize your digital photography files; best practices for digital storage; and strategies for compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants, future historians, and repositories such as the Historical Society.

Advance registration and ticket purchase recommended. Onsite registration is subject to availability.


Date and Time:

Sat, October 15, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum

701 21st St NW

B-1 level classroom

Washington, DC 20052

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Fundamentals of Photography

September 10th, 2016 No comments



In this class you’ll learn the basics of shooting with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera.  We will cover the basic controls of the camera and the meaning of different photographic terms.  Topics covered will include Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Depth of Field and White Balance. This class will also touch on some basic rules of composition.  There will be two hours of instruction followed by a one hour question-and -answer session.

Please bring your camera.  If you have examples of images you need help with it can be discussed during the Q&A session.


Price $49.00 + handling fee

3 Hour Class – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept 21st

Register Here


September 7th, 2016 No comments


Three unique categories, and a chance to win cash prizes & have your photographs featured in our FotoWeekCentral gallery at the National Geographic Museum during this fall’s (November 12-20, 2016) FotoWeekDC festival.

Fine Art: We’re not going to hold you back. Express your vision, creativity, and photographic eye.

Photojournalism/Documentary: Visual storytelling at its finest. This category celebrates the photographer’s ability to capture a moment that shares information and content beyond what its surface may suggest.

Photographer’s Choice: Portraits, streetscapes, still lives, live action shots, nature moments and more – all are welcome in the Photographer’s Choice Category. Just keep in mind: great imagery is everything, and letting your creative side REALLY shine is the key ingredient to success here.

Special Early Bird Pricing! Price will increase September 14th

1-4 images – $9/image
5-9 images – $7/image
10+ images – $5/image


Up to 6 images – $35/series

Deadline for entry: October 7th, 2016

Moving Pictures 101: Video and Audio Questions Answered

September 6th, 2016 No comments


Are you a still photographer just getting into video and audio?  Here is a program that will help get you pointed in the right direction.

Please join Pruitt Allen as he goes through steps of a video shoot.  He’ll use an interview setup as a jumping-off point to discuss video and audio concepts and specifics. Please bring your questions about the process with you, and he will find the answers.

Pruitt Allen is a Director of Photography, photographer and producer based in metropolitan Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC. With experience as a DP on several features as well as both feature-length and short-form documentaries, corporate videos, short films and music videos, Pruitt is well-versed in a variety of shooting styles and techniques.

Date: September 13th, 2016
Time: Doors – 6:00pm, Start – 6:30pm
Location: StudioWerksDC – 415B Walker Court, SE Washington DC 20003
DC, Capitol Hill, three blocks from Eastern Market Metro.
Plenty of street parking on 11th and 12th streets at either end of Walker Court

Pre-Registration Strongly Suggested Due to Limited Space

ASMP Member – $0
Sister Organization – $15
Non-Member – $20
Student with Valid ID* – $5
Registration at the Door:
ASMP Member – $5
Sister Organization – $25
Non-Member – $30
Student with Valid ID* – $5

SOS & Swap Meet

August 23rd, 2016 No comments




In this iteration, we’ll be exploring the use of lighting gels for both color correction and creative expression; powering up a custom built RAIN MACHINE for a demo shoot; and, as always, exploring different lighting mods and techniques.


Do you have gear collecting dust? It might be time to take inventory and unload your underused gear.  Entry to this event includes a table for you to participate in the gear swap. PLEASE RSVP to let us know if you’ll be selling anything.

All sales are between the private sellers and buyers. APA will not take a cut of any transactions and is not responsible for items sold. No dealers, please.


More information at www.apadc.com


When     Sunday, August 28th from 11 am – 5 pm.

Where   HOIST Studio – 2807 Merrilee Drive Suite E,Fairfax, VA


$10 (APA members)


$30 general public

Please note that all prices will be +$10 at the door.

You can get your tickets HERE

DC Photo & Video Industry Happy Hour

August 14th, 2016 No comments


Join APA on Tuesday 8/23 at the downstairs bar over at Meridian Pint.  We will be welcoming all of the DC Photo and Video industry at this month’s happy hour. This is a networking opportunity not to miss!

Location: Meridian Pint – 3400 11th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

Time: 5:30pm- ??

Closest Metro: Columbia Heights stop on the Green/Yellow line




Nikon Days Ace Photo

August 5th, 2016 No comments



Have you ever had a burning question about Nikon gear or wanted better insight into a certain product? Then Nikon Days (Aug 26th and Sept 2nd) are the days
to be at Ace Photo!