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APA-DC Sunday Open Studio

April 27th, 2017 Comments off

Join APA-DC on Sunday, April 30th from 11am-5pm for an in-depth exploration various lighting modifiers, and more! 

Please bring any equipment you would like to experiment with. This event is intended to go beyond the demo, onsite demonstrations will kick off the event.

Location

HOIST

2807 Merrilee Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

HOIST is a boutique studio in Fairfax VA that caters to creative professionals who appreciate high production capability and great value.

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Survey About Internet Infringement

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

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American Photographic Artists Advocacy Call to Action

Survey about Internet Infringement

Why another survey?

Because the Copyright Office is asking questions and we have an incredible opportunity to provide valuable information about issues facing professional photographers.

Please participate.

This survey is being conducted by the Copyright Alliance.

APA is a member so if you are an APA member, you are part of the Copyright Alliance as well.

From the Copyright Alliance:

Over the last year, the Copyright Office has been conducting a study of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  (The DMCA is a section of the copyright law that shields internet providers and websites from liability if they take down infringing material from their sites when notified by copyright holders).

The Copyright Alliance has been actively participating in this study to make sure that individual creators like yourself have a voice. 

Last year, APA created a survey to find out what creators’ experiences have been like using the DMCA.

The Copyright Office has request additional information, so we have created a second survey and we are again asking for your help in completing it.

Please complete the Copyright Alliance survey no later than February 17, 2017.

It should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

We need your help to better understand how the DMCA works (and doesn’t) for the creative community and to let the government know so they can keep what works and fix what doesn’t.

Please help us advocate for you by completing the survey.

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Sunday Open Studio – February 12th

February 10th, 2017 Comments off

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Join APA this Sunday, Feb. 12th from 11am-5pm for an in-depth exploration of the many different looks you can accomplish with just one strobe head.

Please bring any equipment you would like to experiment with. This event is intended to go beyond the demo though, onsite demonstrations will kick off the event.

 

HOIST is a boutique studio in Fairfax VA that caters to creative professionals who appreciate high production capability and great value.
The Host, Carlton Wolfe is a DC-based editorial and commercial photographer who loves to experiment with (and talk about) the process and technique of creating interesting and expressive visuals in-camera. Check out some of his experiments on Instagram (@carltonwolfe) and search #apadc_sos_feb2017 for examples of images made in-camera with only one strobe and no other natural or ambient light.

You can get your tickets HERE

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Important Copyright Survey

January 13th, 2017 Comments off

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The Copyright Office is conducting a review of copyright registration requirements.

They are considering limiting the number of images that can be registered at one time.

We are looking to gather information from professional photographers regarding the number of images you typically would shoot and potentially need to register.
By answering this survey, we will help preserve your needs in the copyright registration process.
We will then provide the Copyright Office with our findings.

Please complete this survey by midnight EST January 21, 2017

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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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Advertising Week 2016 – October 15-21st

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

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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.

 

Register

 

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

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