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Working with a Retoucher – How to Photograph for Post Production

 

Working with a Retoucher – How to Shoot for Post Production

Join retoucher and digital artist Jeff Glotzl for an insightful presentation how to best approach a photo shoot when working with a retoucher. Jeff will help unlock the process from budgeting for post production, to best practices while shooting, to workflow with a retoucher from start to finish.

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Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 16 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Hoist Studios, 2807 Merrilee Drive, Suite E, Fairfax, VA 22031

Price: $10 APA Members / $25 General Public

For tickets, click here.

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Jeff Glotzl is an award winning Richmond-based creative imaging specialist providing CGI, retouching, and photography services focused on transforming exceptional ideas into captivating imagery. A self-proclaimed “creative anomaly,” Jeff Glotzl approaches every project with passion, dedication, and finesse, to achieve stunning visuals that surpass client expectations. While his creative spirit and friendly nature may win over the hearts of his clients, it is his commitment to excellence and unique integration of retouching, CGI (computer-generated imagery), and photography that distinguishes Jeff from his colleagues.

With a strong background in photography and years of experience in both production and post-production sides of commercial image making, he is well versed in the field. His combined practical knowledge of lenses and lighting techniques informs his retouching and illustration work, while a curated understanding of the production business has given him a deep appreciation for for executing projects.

March Happy Hour

Please join us for March Happy Hour! 

“Bring a Fellow Photographer”

 

When: Wednesday, March 21st, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Crimson DC ~ Whiskey Bar (Lower Level)  627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

We encourage all of our Members to bring a fellow photographer friend/colleague with you!

This event is an opportunity to introduce your friend to the APA|DC Family. Come enjoy a good time, and show them why APA|DC is a great organization to be a part of.

We will be there at 5:30 p.m. to start, come earlier or later depending on your availability. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

We hope to see you there!

 


The 4th Annual DC Creative Happy Hour… “Let’s buy them a Drink!”

Presented by APA|DC Washington DC

Local 16
1602 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Program: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Pre-registration:
APA Member $15.00
At the door:
APA Member $15.00

The fourth annual DC Creative Happy Hour… “Let’s buy them a Drink!”

A members only event hosted by APA DC and ASMP DC. You must be an current member in order to attend this event. 

The DC chapters of APA and ASMP have invited AAF DC, AIGA, AMA DC, and other movers and shakers in the industry for drinks, light conversation, and general good cheer. Meet and connect with designers, art directors, photo editors, photographers and other members of DC’s growing visual creative industry.

Your registration fee entitles you to one drink and also buys a drink for one of our “gatekeeper” guests! Lite fare will also be provided.

REGISTER HERE

Please no portfolios, this is a good cheer networking event. Let’s keep it friendly. If you wish to have a photo projected during the event please email a medium sized jpg (1200px) to events@apdc.com Subject: Creative HH Photo.

APA|DC Mentorship Program 2018


Who can join?

New members who sign up as an associate or above OR existing members who want to increase their membership level. Our mentorship program offers you the unique opportunity to expand your photographic knowledge and skills. The topics you will cover will arise from your individual needs and questions. All questions should be directed to director@apadc.com.

http://apanational.org/join/


Meet your Mentors

 

Cameron Davidson is a co-founder of the APA DC chapter. Known for his aerial and location imagery, Cameron has photographed around the world for a healthy mix of corporate, editorial and advertising clients.  He has published six books and his images were recently selected, for the forth time, to appear in the Lurzer’s 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide. His work has also been published in Photo, Communications Arts and American Photo annuals. In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service published his aerial of Blackwater Refuge in the Earthscapes series of forever stamps. He has shot on assignment for Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Nature Conservancy, Wired, Audubon among others.

https://www.camerondavidson.com

 

 

Matthew Rakola is a commercial and editorial photographer with 16 years of professional experience in both Boston, MA and the Washington, DC regions. He specializes in “real people” photography and has worked for clients such as the Ad Club, Google, National Geographic Kids (four books), Price Waterhouse Cooper, and Thomson Reuters, as well as many trade publishers and Universities around the country. He’s a past chair of the D.C. chapter of American Photographic Artists. His work can be found at www.rakola.com.

 

Robb Scharetg  is a commercial and editorial photographer and is currently on the board of APA|DC. His work and complete bio can be found at https://www.scharetgpictures.com/Me/1.

 

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.

 


Agreement

Mentees should fill out the accompanying questionnaire and send it, along with a link to images (website, Dropbox, or similar) no less than 4 days before the first in person mentor/mentee (hereafter “team”) meeting.

The team will have a lot of freedom to coordinate schedules and meetings/check-ins and after this initial meeting. They will occur no less than once a month on a regular basis for possibly up to 6 months, and mentor should attempt to make time to offer advice and insights on an as-needed basis.

This agreement constitutes a voluntary agreement between both parties. Mentees may be invited to shadow on jobs without pay, but any invitations to actively assist on an assignment should be accompanied by standard compensation.

American Photographic Artists and APA|DC assume no responsibility for quality of mentorship or for any disagreements that result from the pairings. However, we understand that some matches may not be a good fit and will, in good faith, seek to remedy any fundamental issues. Please address any questions or concerns to director@apadc.com.

 


When will the sessions begin?

You will receive an email outlining instructions with how to get started and with an introduction to your mentor.


Where will the sessions be hosted?

All of our APA|DC mentors are full time professional photographers, and will work with you to schedule an agreeable date and time to meet. The sessions will vary on each persons individual needs.


Questions to consider before your meeting

  • In one sentence, why do you want to be a professional photographer? (I.e. why do you want to do this for a living, as opposed to a hobby?)

  • Are you interested in photographing people, places or things? (Portrait or event photography, architectural/travel photography, or product/food photography?) All of the above?

  • Name some photographers whose photography you admire.

  • Name some photographers who you admire career-wise. 

  • Name a few ideal clients you’d love to have. It could include brands like Nike, Under Armor, companies/organizations like the UN or the World Wildlife Fund, or editorial clients like Vanity Fair, The Washington Post or Mens Health.

  • What skills, aside from photography do you bring to the job that sets you apart from others? (i.e. video, graphic design, people skills, marketing skills, not requiring sleep skills, etc.)

  • What challenges do you think you’ll have in this career? (bookkeeping, editing, marketing, etc.)

  • Imagine your life in 10 years. What does it look like? Do you run a physical photo studio? Are you living in D.C.? Do you have people working for you?

  • Have you written a business plan?

Capture One Pro Version 11 Workshop

Capture One Event

Come join us for a in-depth training of Capture One Pro Version 11, the raw converter and image editing software developed from Phase One. Capture One continues to lead the way in RAW file image editing. The software is the  industry standard for commercial photography.

Capture One 11 introduces an updated processing engine, market-leading performance, and powerful new features. The highly responsive tools give you the power to create stunning images from your camera’s RAW files, in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs. Capture One 11 is made by Phase One, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end digital camera systems, in collaboration with the world’s leading professional photographers.

Through the first all day session, Capture One Integration instructors will teach the ins and outs of the software including tethered capture, image processing and image organization and workflow.

The second session will be a one-on-one mentoring day with examples and further instruction from APA DC Members, Cameron Davidson and Carlton Wolfe. (Second session is contingent upon attending the first session.)

 


When:

Saturday, January 20, 2018;  9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 27th, 2018;  9 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Where:

January 20th:

Renee Comet’s Studio, 2141 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20007

January 27th:

HOIST Studio, 2807 Merrilee Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031


Pricing: $99 for Leaders/Professional APA members; $125 for other APA members; $150 for the general public

Registration: Begins December 11th for Leaders/Professional APA members; January 2nd for all APA members; January 8th for general public. Only 20 spaces available so register early to get a spot.

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capture-one-pro-11-training-tickets-41191560065


Bios

Capture Integration is the source for high-end digital photographic consultation, sales, training, support and rental in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and New England. Capture Integration offers the industry’s most exclusive brands including Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Hasselblad, Cambo, ALPA, Sinar, Profoto, Broncolor, Leica, Canon, Eizo and Arca Swiss. They have developed a software with the ambition of enabling you to achieve your creative vision through a smooth, efficient workflow; making it the professional’s choice in imaging software.

https://captureintegration.com/

Steve Hendrix With 16 years experience at Imacon, SinarBron, Phase One, and now at Capture Integration (since 2009), Steve has built an international reputation as a straight shooting expert on high end photographic solutions and workflows. As an industry analyst and hands-on user, Steve understands the possibilities and limitations of photographic equipment in real world terms, rather than marketing data sheet claims. Most importantly, Steve’s core belief is that high end equipment should always be married to high end service. “Capture Integration is a perfect environment for me, a company that top to bottom embraces the very best technology solutions, but critically, combines that with the hardest working, most knowledgeable, honest, and service-oriented people in our industry”.

Personally, Steve loves photography, and renovating…well, pretty much anything. Steve somehow lucked into being married to the #1 partner and wife in the known universe, and has an amazing daughter, who has her own family, including a devoted husband and 3 energetic sons. Throw in a goofy dog and 3 cats, (who have their own homemade external 12’ x 12’ cat enclosure), and Steve is kept busy, entertained, and fulfilled.

Brad Kaye started shooting with a SLR when he was twelve in the northern suburbs of Detroit and was doing in-camera-masked 4×5 composite images when he was seventeen. At that time he started to shoot commercially and assist architectural photographers, years before the viability of digital capture and personal computer based retouching, prepping him for the inevitable full transition to the digital workflow as a product and architectural photographer, digital asset manager of 120 Terabytes of images, retoucher and Adobe beta contributor for Photoshop and Lightroom. Completed a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State while assisting, shooting and rebuilding car engines then 6/8th’s of the program at Portfolio Center in Atlanta, learning from the expertise of various established local photographers as part of his curriculum.

Passionate about educating his three children, inventing, problem-solving, collaborating, studying esoteric sciences, yoga and driving high (and excessively low) horsepower automobiles, Brad has returned to Atlanta after the conclusion of a three year ‘northern experiment’ of relocating his Savannah-native wife to the solid weeks of negative double digit winter temperatures in Michigan. Will miss hand chopping cords of wood for the fireplace, just a little bit… still has the axe, just in case.

Cameron Davidson is a co-founder of the APA DC chapter. Known for his aerial and location imagery, Cameron has shot around the world for a healthy mix of corporate, editorial and advertising clients.  He has published six books and his images were recently selected, for the forth time, to appear in the Lurzer’s 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide. His work has also been published in Photo, Communications Arts and American Photo annuals. In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service published his aerial of Blackwater Refuge  in the Earthscapes series of forever stamps. He has shot on assignment for Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Nature Conservancy, Wired, Audubon among others.

https://www.camerondavidson.com/

Carlton Wolfe is a board member of APA DC and has been behind one camera or another for 21 years and is currently based out of Washington DC. He is the creator of HOIST studio and the founder of the Aesthete Equipment Company. In a related industry, Carlton is also the creator of ImageMIST, which is a sales, distribution, and management tool for intellectual property.

http://www.carltonwolfe.com/

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.

http://cometphoto.com/

Blink Bid Event / Nov. 7th

 

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th at Dupont Underground for an evening with Lou Lesko from Blink Bid. Add a business related event to your FotoWeek schedule!

Where:

Dupont Underground (Entrance next to the Starbucks on the north side of the circle)

When:

Doors open at 7, presentation starts at 7:30

Price:

Tickets for APA Members: $10.00, Tickets for Non-Members: $15.00

You can purchase your tickets HERE.

 

About the event:

LANDING A JOB IN THE CURRENT PHOTOGRAPHY MARKET

The photo industry is going through radical changes. Getting a commercial photography job requires more savvy than ever. You need to know how to write treatments, produce library shoots, and understand the future of usage licenses.

BlinkBid founder, Lou Lesko will be presenting a hardcore, no-holds-barred practical seminar on the expectations for landing a job in the current market. He will present a real world brief from art producer Suzee Barrabee, formerly of Goodby, as well as the treatment and the three versions of the bid it took to win the job.

After the event, the entire presentation will be available to everyone to use as reference for your own jobs. If ever there was an opportunity to get a true view of the industry, this is it.

About Lou:

Lou Lesko is an American entrepreneur who began as a photographer and writer. He started by shooting pictures in the fashion industry and then expanded his métier to include photojournalism so he could travel to splendid places on someone else’s dime. His work has been published worldwide and has been recognized as “pretty gosh darn good” by a few award bestowing associations.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s writing program, a Lowell Thomas Award winner for photojournalism, and a former editor at National Geographic Assignment. His latest project is BlinkBid, the world’s best bidding and production software for creatives.

 

 

Social Media Techniques

Social Media Techniques

Post For the Job You Want: Making the Most of Social Media

Presented by: Alex Snyder, Communications Director for The Photo Society

When: Wednesday, September 27th, 7 pm – 9 pm

Where: Dupont Underground (Yes, that’s right! The old trolly station under Dupont Circle!) 19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC

Entrance next to the Starbucks on the Northside of the Circle.

Pre-Sale Tickets for APA Members start on Tuesday 9/5! Get your tickets HERE

 

About The Speaker:

Alex Snyder is a photojournalist and social media specialist. As the Communications Director for The Photo Society, a group of over 170 National Geographic photographers, Alex manages and grows an online community of over 5 million. He often consults with biggest names in photography on how to manage and grow their brands. Alex’s work has taken him around the world and has been published by the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, NPR, New York Times, Time, Vogue, Marie Claire and many others. Alex lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his partner and two cats–only one of the cats has a Facebook.

SOS August 27th!

Join us on Sunday, August 27th 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 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.
 
Our 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) 
You can get your tickets HERE

SOS on April 30th!

Join us 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 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.
 
Our 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) 
You can get your tickets HERE

DC Creative Industry Happy Hour – Feb. 22

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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

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