January 2016

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Magic Hour Happy Hour 2.2.16 // Groundhog Day

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Punxatawney Phil, everyone’s favorite rodent meteorologist, will be doing his annual prognosticating next Tuesday, February 2nd. Will he see his shadow, get freaked out, and jump back into his hole? (Which will bring six more weeks of winter.) Or, will he do the right thing and hang out for awhile, chat up the locals, and bring us an early spring?

Regardless of the outcome, we’ll be gathering at James Hoban’s in Dupont Circle to compare survival tales from the recent storm and knock down a few pints to ease our aching muscles. (And feel free to embellish your stories, that’s kinda the point.)

As an added bonus, if Phil DOES see his shadow, and we are doomed to 6 more weeks of this yuck, than we’ll buy a round for all current APA members!

When       February 2nd, 6-8pm

 

James Hoban’s

1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro Stop: Dupont on the Red Line | Farragut North on the Blue/Orange.

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Sunday Open Studio – February 28th, HOIST Studio

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Sunday Open Studio is an opportunity for you to explore, experiment, collaborate, and mingle with like-minded photographers in a casual but capable atmosphere. We provide the studio, interesting equipment, supporting resources, and some active projects to participate in… but you are encouraged to use this opportunity to do what YOU want to do! Try something new, work something out, kick off a self-assignment, or just come and mingle. Bring your camera and your creativity!

In this iteration, we’ll have a few set-ups going, including a lighting test with different beauty dishes– pitting Mola, Profoto, and Paul C. Buff versions against each other. We’ll have a continuous light section where you can experiment with Kino Flo, HMIs, and LED panels and others. And, we’ll have another station working with, and thinking about, subtractive lighting. This is an event for everyone from veteran shooter to aspiring assistant to learn something new, network with assistants and other photographers, and have a good time.

2 models will be on hand for most of the day, and APA|DC chair Matthew Rakola will be slinging eggs, pancakes, and more for brunch.

Want to bring your own lights to test? Cool with us, just check let us know! (Carlton@apadc.com)

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

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

Cost       $10 (APA members) ; $20 (ASMP, WPOW, NPPA) ; $30 general public.

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

 

RSVP HERE

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1/14 Coffee Break – Resolutions and Irving Penn


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So, here we are, at the beginning of a new year. If you haven’t come up with some goals for your business by now, you should be thinking long and hard about them. Luckily, APA|DC is coming to the rescue, armed with a steaming mug of caffeinated inspiration!

(Well, we’re organizing the rendezvous anyway.)

Join us on January 14th at the Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery for an informal discussion on our 2016 resolutions, and our plans on how to implement them. Afterwards we’ll head in to see the Irving Penn show, Beyond Beauty. (Spoiler Alert: it’s fantastic.)

When     Thursday, January 14th at 11:30 am

Where    Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery/Museum of American Art. (8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC)