Join us on Sunday, April 30th from 11am-5pm for an in-depth exploration various lighting modifiers, and more!
We’re pleased to announce our third annual creative industry happy hour specifically where members of APA|DC and ASMP|DC will host members of AAF DC (American Advertising Federation), AIGA DC (American Institute of Graphic Arts), AMA DC (American Marketing Association) 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, February 22, 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
We want to connect with YOU! APA|DC is excited to launch our 2017 Instagram Member Takeover!
-You must be a current APA|DC Member
-All posts must be your own images
-Keep posts positive towards APA and the photo community
-You will have to post at least 1 photo per day for 7 days
-Remember to #
-All Eligible members maybe have the opportunity to takeover the @APA_DC Instagram for 1 week every 3 months.
To be assigned a week please email Erika: firstname.lastname@example.org
Capture One Training
Saturday January 28th, 2017
Come join us for an in-depth look at Capture One, the raw converter and image editing software developed by Phase One. The software has quickly become an industry standard for commercial photography. Through three 90-minute sections, two Capture One veterans– Tyler Darden and Cameron Davidson — will look at the ins and outs of the software including tethered capture, image processing and image organization and workflow. We will also have two licenses for Capture One software to give away.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017; 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Where: Renée Comet’s Studio, 2141 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite I, Washington, DC 20007
Pricing: $99 for Leaders/Professional APA members; $125 for other APA members; $150 for the general public
Registration: Begins December 16 for Leaders/Professional APA members; January 2 for all APA members; January 9 for general public. Only 15 spaces available so register early to get a spot
Tyler Darden is a commercial photographer and art director based in Richmond, Va. After spending first part of his fifteen year career as a magazine art director, he decided to pursue commercial photography full time in 2010. He has worked for clients such as Ritz Crackers, Lidl, Garden & Gun magazine, Self magazine, Men’s Health magazine, Prosciutto di Parma, Duke’s mayonnaise and Colonial Williamsburg. Tyler has been using Capture One for a year after switching from Adobe Lightroom and teaches courses at Virginia Commonwealth University on the software. His work has been recognized by publications such as the Art Director’s Club of New York Annual, the Communications Arts Design Annual and Photo District News.
Cameron Davidson is a commercial photographer based in Washington, D.C. He specialized in photographing aerials, landscapes and people for a mix of advertising, corporate and editorial clients. Cameron has been using Capture One to process his work for 10 years and has worked for clients such as Discovery Communications, Dominion, General Motors, Jeep-Chrysler, Virginia Tourism, Air & Space, Audubon, Forbes, Smithsonian and Vanity Fair.
Renée Comet is a noted advertising photographer specializing in food photography. Whatever the subject, her visual treatment can best be described as uncomplicated, fluid, and elegant. Her distinctive work has appeared in advertising, packaging, cookbooks and digital content. Some of her clients include: PopCorners, FoodNetwork, Glutino, Australian Lamb, Marriott International, USDA, Ritz-Carlton, US Postal Service and American Diabetes.
Join us on 12/14 for our 3rd Annual Members Only Holiday Party at the MadHatter. We will have a buffet; each member can bring a +1 and will receive 2 drink tickets
We encourage all members to send us your top 5 photos from 2016 for us to loop on a slideshow during the party.
RSVP and email your images to Erika Nizborski: email@example.com
Where: The MadHatter
1319 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036
When: 6:00 PM – ??
Closest Metro: Red Line Dupont Circle or Red Line Farragut North
Join us 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. We will meet in the Terrace Cafe and have an informal discussion on looking forward to 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
Toast to Matthew! Thursday November, 10th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Join us on Saturday September 17th for a Peer Portfolio Review at HOIST STUDIO in Fairfax, VA.
Show your work to other photographers including veteran photographers working in all genres. This review is a great opportunity to get honest feedback on your work or build your portfolio in preparation for the First Annual APA|DC Portfolio Review on October 5th.
Share your thoughts on your peers’ work. We can all use a fresh set of eyes on our images and can benefit from hearing constructive feedback from different points of view.
Learn from those who have been around the block a time or two. (Or three or four). Pick up tips on showing work to a creative (hint: breath mints!) and see what kinds of portfolio presentations other photographers are using.
This is an informal portfolio review event for all photography levels. Bring your portfolio in any format, on any medium. This is an opportunity to get honest feedback on your work before you show it to potential clients. We’ll have tables set up and experienced APA members will begin reviewing work right away. There’s plenty of time for conversation and learning to develop organically, so be prepared to look, listen and learn.
Saturday, September 17th, 11:00 am – 3:00 PM
Closest Metro: Orange Line / Dunn Loring-Merrifield
- FREE for APA Members
- $10 for Students and Sister Organizations (ASMP, WPOW, WHNP, ASPP, PPA)
- $20 for non-members