2nd Annual DC Creative Industry Happy Hour – Members-Only

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Second Annual DC Creative Industry Happy Hour

We’re please as punch to announce our second annual creative happy hour specifically for members of APA|DC and ASMP|DC and also members of AAF DC  (formerly DC Ad Club), AIGA, and other specially invited art directors, photo editors, and creatives.

This is not a job interview or the time to show your portfolio, but rather a chance to get to know our counterparts in the agency, publishing, and communications world in a relaxing environment. So, leave your books at home and get ready to meet some really interesting image creators and users.

Wednesday, March 30th, 6–9pm

Local 16 (1602 U Street, Washington, DC)

$15, advance registration only.  This includes one drink and light food.

THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

 

RSVP HERE

 

Huge Thanks to Our Sponsor:

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APA|DC Speaks: Noah Willman, Cricket in DC

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While it’s important for professional photographers to shoot commission work to keep the studio lights on, we often need to reconnect with our passion for photography through self-produced work. APA|DC Speaks is a free new series in which we invite our members to share their personal projects to an audience of not only photographers but the general public as well.

 

Noah Willman begins this series with a project on the sport of Cricket in DC:

Although unknown by most, cricket’s popularity has boomed throughout the US. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the nation’s capital where over 150 teams made up of primarily Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Carribean players compete. Soon after moving to DC last June, Noah Willman spent 3 months documenting the Washington Cricket League in parks throughout the DC area. 

Please join us  at COVE, 1990 K Street NW, Washington, DC for this FREE event. The doors open at 6 pm, program begins at 6:30pm.

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Many thanks to COVE K STREET for providing the space.

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.

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)

 

Members Only Holiday Party – 12/17, Dupont Circle

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Whadda year! 2015 was a very newsworthy one and in general it has left us all on the edge of our seats for the past 337+ days. Let’s take a moment to celebrate all of our successes, and those of our friends and peers, while willfully ignoring the failures, before we close our books on another year.

We’ll be congregating (not the most festive of words) at the MadHatter on December 17th for our umpteenth annual Members Only (+1!) holiday party. We provide for the food and a pair of drink tickets, you bring the conversation and cheer.

(Ugly sweaters optional.)

We’ll be sharing your best work of 2015 on the TV, so please send your favorite images from the year, sized at >2000 px on the long end to Erika (director@apadc.com). Feel like bragging? Include some tear sheets!

 


 

When

Thursday, December 17th, 6-9pm

Where

MadHatter1319 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

nearest METRO – Dupont Circle on the Red line and Farragut West on the orange/blue/silver lines

Who

This is an APA members-only event (+1 guest).

(Did we mention that an annual membership makes a great end-of-year tax write-off?)

 

 


 

November Coffee Break: 11/18, with Colin Winterbottom

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With cold weather inevitably comes cabin fever.  Fight back those cold dreary days with another installment in our Coffee Break series at The National Building Museum on Wednesday, November 18th.  Our guest will be architectural fine art photographer Colin Winterbottom, who currently has a show, Scaling Washington,  up at the Museum.

We will meet in the café area at 11:30AM for an informal conversation with Colin Winterbottom.

This Event is Free, however if you choose to view the exhibit there is an entrance fee of $10. We have a limited number of guest passes at our disposal, so email Matthew Rakola if you’re interested. There’s only four, so it’s first come, first served.

 

Here are a few of Colin Winterbottom’s featured photographs-

 

WEBSITES: Under the Hood

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Often, our website is the first point of contact between a potential client and ourselves, and that first impression can be the difference between a dream assignment and eating ramen noodles… again. The problem is, it can be really difficult to tell if a website template is right for you without getting “under the hood” first. Is it easy to use? Do you need to know code to customize it? How does the client section work? Does it crash? Is the customer service any good? How does it look on mobile? And, most importantly, what do your clients think?
This event, aimed primarily at commercial and editorial photographers, puts us in the driver’s seat of each website to experience it from image upload to final viewing.  We’ll be driven by an experienced tour operator who knows it best– the photographer whose businesses relies on it. We’ll explore the good, the bad, the joys and the frustrations of each offering. No sales pitch, just real life experience.
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The website templates we’ll cover:

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The Details

When

Monday, November 23rd from 6pm to 8:30pm.
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Where

Washington, DC
(first floor conference room)
Nearest METRO – Judiciary Square on the red line
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How Much

$10     APA/ASMP/ASPP/NPPA/WPOW members and students with ID
$15      general public
Ticket Prices increase $5 at the door.

RSVP HERE AT EVENTBRITE HERE

 

 

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