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Capture One Training – January 28th

January 26th, 2017 Comments off

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If you are currently not a member of APA and you join at any level between today and 1/27/17 you will be eligible to purchase your C1 Training ticket for $99.00!
Tickets
Pro and Leader APA Members $99
All APA Members $125
General Public $150

Where: RENÉE COMET’S Studio
2141 Wisconsin Ave I, NW
Washington, DC 20007
When: Saturday January 28th, 2017
9:00am- 3:00pm
Details at APADC.COM
Tickets HERE

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Capture One Training

December 14th, 2016 Comments off

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SAVE THE DATE!

Capture One Training!

Saturday January 28th, 2017

APA is excited to announce that they will be offering a one-day training class on Capture One.  Only 15 spots will be available to allow for hands on experience for all attendees, so please reserve tickets as early as possible

Tickets go on sale:

Friday December 16th for Pro and Leader APA Members $99

Friday December 30th for All APA Members $125

Friday January 6th for General Public $150

Where: RENÉE COMET’S Studio

2141 Wisconsin Ave I, NW

Washington, DC 20007

When: Saturday January 28th, 2017

9:00am- 3:00pm

Stay tuned for more info! Details at APADC.COM

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APA December 7th Coffee Break

December 1st, 2016 Comments off

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Join everyone at APA at 2:30 PM on Wednesday 12/7 for a Coffee Break over at the newly reopened Smithsonian National Gallery of Art’s East Wing Gallery. The meeting is in the Terrace Cafe along with an informal discussion on all things 2017! Afterwards we will visit the Photography Reinvented show. This event is FREE and open to EVERYONE.

You can RSVP on facebook here.

WHEN: Wednesday 12/7/16 @ 2:30 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian National Gallery of Art in the Terrace Cafe

CLOSEST METRO: Green/ Yellow Line Navy Memorial/ Archives stop

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Beyond the Fundamentals: Composition and The Digital Darkroom

November 15th, 2016 Comments off

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The class will revolve around taking your photography to the next level. How do you become a “better” photographer? What kinds of gear will help your imagery? Students will also learn how composition affects the viewer. In addition, there will be a hands on section that each student will give you the opportunity to use their camera.

The second part of the class will focus on The Digital Darkroom. What are the differences between jpg and raw files? What are the benefits of shooting raw files? And how do we process raw files. Adobe Elements will be briefly talked about as well as Adobe Lightroom.
In addition we will look at two tools for when we take quick shots with our phone; that is Snapseed and The Photographer’s Ephemeris

For questions regarding class content contact:
Info@torrenzanophotography.com

Location:

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Court Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147

 

Price $49.00 + handling fee

3 Hour Class – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday November 16th

Click Here to Register

 

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Toast to Matthew

November 5th, 2016 Comments off

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Join us on 11/10 at Brixton, conveniently located at 9th and U St. NW.  Celebrate with Matthew Rakola as he ends his term as Chairman of APA|DC.  Matthew is passing the torch to Jason Hornick, effective immediately. So, let’s toast to Matthew, Welcome Jason, and KICK OFF FOTODC WEEK in style!

Where: Brixton 901 U St. NW Washington, DC

When: Thursday, November 10th @ 6pm

Closest Metro: Green/Yellow Line, U Street

 

 

A Letter from Matthew:

Dear APA|DC members, and the larger DC photo community as a whole,

It has been a great pleasure to hold the title of chair and to work with the board of the DC Chapter of the American Photographic Artists for the past 4 years. I’ve really enjoyed meeting many of you and (hopefully) doing just a little bit to help in your careers.

On October 25th I stepped down from this position in order to dedicate more time to a growing family. Child #2 (not his legal name) is due at the end of November, and if Alex is any indication, I won’t have much mental energy to spare.

Over the course of this tenure my overarching goal has remained the same: to better the working conditions for ALL photographers in the area. I firmly believe that the tighter knit we are as a community, the more informed, capable and successful we will be as working professionals. In the six years that I’ve lived in DC, I’ve only seen the creative talent here grow. This community, regardless of professional affiliation (or not) can compete, shooter for shooter, with any region in the country.

I’m very proud of the work that our local chapter board has put into helping to make this a reality: We’ve held social events that promote open communication and goodwill between photographers; professional training on all aspects of our industry; presentations and partnerships with the local creative community; and events like our ‘Featured Member’ series, portfolio review, and in-person referrals.

Jason Hornick, longtime board member has already taken the reins as chair of the chapter. Those of you who were at the portfolio reviews saw first hand the many talents that Jason has already brought to the chapter. I’ve heard some of his (and the board’s) ideas for 2017 and I gotta be honest.–it’s going to be a spectacular year and I very much look forward to attending them as a chapter member.

In closing, I’m not going away, just stepping back. Please feel free to reach me at any time at matthew@matthewrakola.com to say hi or offer to buy me coffee. (Just saying– with two young children I’ll need it.)

It’s a very exciting time to be a photographer in this area, and I can’t wait to see how this chapter helps to shape it.

 

Thanks,

Matthew Rakola

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SOS & Swap Meet

August 23rd, 2016 Comments off

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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.

BUY SELL TRADE!

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

Cost

$10 (APA members)

$20 (ASMP, WPOW, NPPA, WHNPA)

$30 general public

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

You can get your tickets HERE

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DC Photo & Video Industry Happy Hour

August 14th, 2016 Comments off

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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

 

 

 

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Discover Yourself Through Photography With James Torrenzano

August 3rd, 2016 Comments off

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  • Have you ever asked yourself why you are drawn to photographing certain subjects ?
  • Is there a common thread that is woven through your body of work ?

This three-hour class will explore the use of personal photographs to understand what lies hidden within the self.

A Professional Photographer and Art Therapist will help each class member with various tools to assist in their discovery.

  • What story can be told of our images?
  • What hidden treasures can we unlock by looking at the patterns that are woven throughout our work?This class will go beyond the functions of the camera and look at how each participant can begin learning new methods of exploring the world around them.  The camera is a bridge that provides a way to cross over and explore our imagery up close and personal. Participants will be asked provide their own images, which will be used as a starting point for the class.

Participants will be asked provide their own images, which will be used as a starting point for the class.

We will look at three specific types of images that you have taken. A subject, a passageway (windows, doors, openings) and a landscape. Theses three images will form the cornerstone of our class and be used as tool toward uncovering hidden treasures. Each class member will create an actual map using provided art material and by compositing their images to form a picture.

This map will serve as a symbol and help ignite a personal transformation. Please bring to class examples of these images that you have taken and your camera. The images should be printed at least 8×10 and can be printed with any printer. The images will be cut and glued onto the map

Where: 44710 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA 20147

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Register: Here

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Afternoon Coffee Break

May 18th, 2016 Comments off

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MAY 31

It’s time for another coffee break! This is a series of informal group discussions on a general topic combined with a visit to a photo exhibit.  This time around, the focus is on shooting film– what’s available, favorite cameras, where to process/print, how to scan it, anywhere the conversation leads.

Afterwards, is a viewing of the current show, Luminous Landscapes by Architect/Photographer Alan Ward. Shot on large format and panoramic cameras, Luminous Landscapes is a B&W show that explores manmade environments.

Tuesday, May 31st at 11:30 am

National Building Museum (in the Great Hall)

401 F Street NW, Washington, DC

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