Image of an Irish cottage and sheep.

July 21st DC Picture Show ? ?Photo Opportunities All Around Us?

American Society of Picture Professionals DC/South Chapter presents a special DC Picture Show:

Jeff Mauritzen  & Walter Calahan

“Photo Opportunities All Around Us”

Image of an Irish cottage and sheep.

DATE: Thursday, July 21st

TIME: 6:30 ? 9:00

6:30 to 7:00 Networking

7:00 to 9:00 Speakers

LOCATION – 5th and K Street Busboys and Poets Restaurant, 1025 5th St NW Washington, DC 20001

GETTING THERE AND PARKING ? Closest metros: Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place-Chinatown (each two blocks away). There is ample car parking space near the venue

ENTRY FEE – Entry to the show is free for ASPP members but we are asking for suggested donation of $5 per person. Guests are invited to attend and the event is open to the general public. ASPP does not provide refreshments for the event, but Busboys and Poets has a full-service restaurant and bar.

Presenters for the evening:

Jeff will talk about the many abundant photo opportunities both locally, in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., as well as internationally in the breathtaking country of Ireland. Jeff will be showing his travel images and explaining where he finds inspiration, as well as sharing some of his favorite locations to photograph.

Jeff Mauritzen

Jeff Mauritzen is a full-time professional photographer and avid traveler, specializing in photography of Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Ireland. Jeff graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and minors in International Studies and Latin American Studies. Jeff has been traveling, studying and living abroad off and on, since first studying in Venezuela, back in 1999. Jeff has lived and worked onboard 7 different cruise ships over the course of 3 and ½ years, and eventually married his beautiful Irish wife, that he met onboard. Jeff currently lives in Fairfax County, Virginia with his wife, daughter, and rescue greyhound but bounces back in forth to Ireland, several times throughout the year. Jeff is always available for corporate, editorial and travel assignment work, and his stock photography can be viewed and licensed on



Walter Calahan
Walter Calahan’s career has taken him under the Atlantic Ocean aboard a US Navy Trident Submarine, to lava tube caves in Idaho, into surgical clinics for Afghan refugees in Pashawar, Pakistan, canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp of Georgia and the great northern woods of Canada launched off the deck of a US Navy Aircraft Carrier, to children learning to tap dance, as well as the tumult of the Romanian Revolution.

Walter teaches ?Introduction to Photography? for the Art Department of McDaniel College, insuring a love for photography in the next generation of photographers to come. His portfolios can be seen at

June 30th – DC Picture Show Event “The Mystery of Weather”

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) DC/South Chapter

presents a special DC Picture Show:

The Mystery of Weather:

A Fundraiser for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund


Busboys @ 14th & V.
2021 14th St
NW DC 20009
(202) 387 – POET (7638)


DATE: Thursday, June 30th

TIME: 6:30pm ? 9:00pm

6:30 to 7:00 – Networking

7:00 to 9:00 – Speakers

ENTRY FEE – Entry to the show is free for ASPP members but we are asking for suggested donation of $5 to $20 per person. Guests are invited to attend and the event is open to the general public. All money will be donated directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

ASPP does not provide refreshments for the event, but Busboys and Poets has a full-service restaurant and bar.

Presenters for the evening

Washington Posts? Capital Weather Gang:

Jason Samenow, Chief Meteorologist and founder of the weather blog , Capital Weather,  and the Washington Post?s Weather Editor

Kevin Ambrose, Washington Weather Photographer and  Senior Capital Weather photographer

Kevin and Jason will talk about all the crazy weather we have had in Washington DC area and beyond over the past several years. From Snowmageddon in 2010 to our share of powerful thunderstorms this spring, they will entertain and inform us about the roller coaster weather can have here in DC area. Kevin will share some of his secrets for storm chasing and his amazing weather photography.

Jason Samenow

A native Washingtonian, Jason Samenow has been a weather enthusiast since age 10 (1987) — the year of the “double whammy” snow storms that shut schools down seven straight days in the D.C. area. Before graduating from high school, he interned for NBC4 chief meteorologist Bob Ryan. At the University of Virginia, he earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. From 2000 to September 2010, he worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet which was absorbed by the Post in 2008. Jason is a past chairman of the D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and a Weather and Society Integrated Studies Fellow. Jason lives with his wife, Deborah, in Washington, D.C.

Kevin Ambrose

Kevin Ambrose is the author of “Washington Weather,” “Blizzards and Snowstorms of Washington, D.C.” and “Great Blizzards of New York City.” Ambrose is also a professional photographer and avid storm chaser, specializing in photography of Washington, D.C. area snowstorms, cherry blossoms, sunrises, sunsets, storms and lightning. He holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Virginia and currently works as an account executive for Adobe. Kevin’s interests include weather forecasting, history, archeology and running. Kevin, his wife Elisa and their two children live in Northern Virginia. His photography and books can be found at his Web site,


We’ve all seen what social media can do for a photographer’s career. Some relative newcomers have used it to propel themselves into the stratosphere. Others have used it to supplement their core business, and establish a formidable presence in the electronic marketplace.

We all know about SEO, blogging, tweeting, FBing, linking in, etc. — or do we? What can we do to stand out even MORE than our competitors?

Whether you are a novice or a pro, APA has a presentation designed by photographers –for photographers, and it will have something for EVERYONE. Join presenters Rosh Sillars and Lindsay Adler, with special guests Jack Hollingsworth and Jason Moriber, to find out how you can get the most from your social media experience.

Buy Discounted Advanced Tickets

APA|DC Social Media Event


Price at the Door

APA Members $25.00

Non-APA Members $35.00


U.S. Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW # 123
Washington D.C., DC 20004-2688



Rosh Sillars is a veteran photographer with a photojournalism background specializing in people, food and interiors. He earned his BFA in photography at the College of Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit.  Rosh offers his services to traditional media, new media and corporate clients.  He owns the creative representation firm The Rosh Group, Inc. and teaches photography and social media between two universities and serves as a marketing and social media consultant for Synectics media.

Rosh started his first podcast (audio over the internet) in 1999 on business tips hosted by the web site. His first social media business relationship began in 1997.  Sillars has co-hosted the Prosperous Artists podcast and blog with writer Dean Ladouceur between 2007-2010.  Other related projects include Citynet Magazine (print and online magazine 2000-2001) and (Internet audio portal 2003-2004). Rosh has currently combine his two passions new media and photography to host (2008- present). He is the coauthor of the book Linked Photographers guide to marketing and social media Published by Cengage Learning 2010.

Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. For the past 10 years she has owned and operated a portrait, fashion and wedding studio distinguished by its ?fashion flair? approach to imagery. As a New York fashion photographer, her editorials have appeared in dozens of publications internationally. She regularly contributes to a variety of major photo publications including Professional Photographer, Rangefinder Magazine, Popular Photography and more.
In May 2010 she published her first book, ?A Linked Photographers’ Guide to Online Marketing and Social Media? as a co-author with Rosh Sillars. In February 2011, she published her second book, “Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography.”

Adler, a Sigma Pro, is sponsored by a variety of major photography companies and spends a lot of her time traveling to teach workshops and at major conference. You can find her as a platform speaker at events like WPPI, Photo Plus, NECCC, PSA, and many more. She teaches thousands of photographers annually on topics ranging from retouching, to fashion techniques, to studio lighting. Though only in her mid-twenties, her career and photography have received much acclaim and she has already become a respected name in the business. A strong vision and utilization of networking and social media have helped her grow her career.


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Photos from “The 21st Century Editor & You” Brown Bag

We had a very good turnout and great discussion with our panelists.

Thanks to all the editors for fielding questions and letting us get a peak into their minds.

Lots of great questions from the audience.

Thanks to Renee Comet for the use of her amazing studio.

Thanks to Randy Santos for moderating our discussion and thanks to Belen Perez Gabilondo,  Matthew Rakola and Jeff Mauritzen for supplying the photos for the blog.

“THE 21st CENTURY EDITOR & YOU” – May 24th Brown Bag Event

In the ever-evolving world of print and electronic publishing, the role of the photographer may be determined in a variety of ways.  APA DC is hosting our MAY BROWN BAG event to foster a dialogue between photographers and editors, and we are asking you to join us for this discussion.  Find new opportunities in the editorial field, and see how you can profit from knowing how the hiring process works.

Editors in attendance include Lauren Stockhower, (Freelance Photography Editor, whose clients have included National Geographic books, Traveler and the Nature Conservancy.  She is a former US News and World Report Photo editor.), Lori Epstein, (Senior Illustrations Editor, National Geographic Children’s Books) and David Hicks (Photography Editor, Washingtonian Magazine)


Renee Comet’s Photography Studio

2141 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 1

Washington, DC 20007


May 24th 6:30pm-9pm


Free to APA & ASPP Members

$10 for non-members

Brown Bag Season Kick Off – Adapting to an Evolving Marketplace

BROWN BAG Season Kick-off!
As photographers we learn how to punt and change directions if what we?ve scheduled changes.  It defines our profession.  Being flexible, solving problems. Without those characteristics, it would be impossible to survive in this evolving market place.  Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, APA|DC had to cancel the highly recommended printing workshop offered by premier printer and teacher, Bob Korn.  In it?s place we are going to jump start our popular Brown Bag series this upcoming Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30pm.

APA|DC Board member, Randy Santos, will lead the discussion on adapting to an evolving marketplace. He will talk about his own successful business, ; how he self assigns himself projects in order to create the stock he sells. And how to be flexible and change directions when the market demands it.

The need for stock is rising and the number of assignment diminishing.  Randy will have a few pointers that he’s developed to create his successful business, which allows him to still do what we all came into this profession to do, take pictures.  Everyone is invited to join and share their own experiences.

All photographers, editors, friends and family are invited

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tina Williams’ Studio
2807e Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031

Whether you’ve been in photography for decades or just getting started, to succeed in today’s rapidly changing market you need to keep growing and adapting.

APA|DC offers a unique solution: a highly popular series of brown bag events in which professional photographers, in an informal discussion setting,  candidly share thoughts about what is and isn’t working, discuss best practices, and sharpen the skills they need to succeed.

Hosted exclusively by APA|DC, these events give you unfiltered insights and answers you simply can’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve never attended one of our Brown Bag Meetings, they are basically structured informal discussion, no set program, where we discuss and share our ideas and thoughts regarding a set topic.   Even if you feel you have nothing to learn from our topic it is always beneficial for other members to hear from other experienced photographers their thoughts and ideas.  Remember, our goal at APA is to elevate the level and quality of all our work, for all our members.

The Print – See What You’ve Been Missing! – Cancelled

©Bob Korn


APA|DC is proud to present Master Printer and Renowned Workshop Leader BOB KORN in a
special TWO DAY EVENT!

March 3 & 4
Despite the universal acceptance of websites, online source books, and mobile devices to review an artist’s work, the print still has a prominent place in your arsenal. Industry experts often stress the importance of having a printed portfolio to use as a tool for obtaining meetings with Art Directors, Editors, Designers and other creatives. Many of the top Agencies and Publishers still call for your book when they are calling for bids on high end shoots.

Whether you are creating a portfolio, album, guide print, or fine art print of any size, it is crucial to know how to get the most of your software and printer.  Bob Korn, owner of Bob Korn Imaging, is a master photographic and digital printmaker.  Over the past thirty years, he has adapted to the constant change of techniques and technology while developing an eye which can see color like no other.  Bob?s prints can be found in every major collection throughout the world, including the Getty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian.  With work shown in such varied and illustrious museums, he truly is a highly prolific artist.

Bob?s reputation for producing unparalleled color prints has generated a clientele of many of the world?s best photographers.  The commitment to quality and client-printer collaboration is what sets Bob and his work apart and has enabled him to work with the likes of Joel Meyerowitz, Gregory Heisler, Richard Avedon, Jay Maisel and numerous others.

Join us for a rare opportunity to learn from the best, here in Washington, DC!

Thursday March 3, 2011 – Print Review and Discussion

Join Bob while he discusses the importance of the print for exhibition and portfolios. He will be conduct one on one print reviews for attendees and lead a group discussion for each participant giving direction on how to correct individuals prints. Bob will share his Photoshop work-flow and discussing how it can be applied to Lightroom, followed by a Q&A.

Friday March 4, 2011 – All Day Printing Workshop

Friday will be a real hands-on workshop with lots of printing. Working with proof prints, Bob will show you his Photoshop/Lightroom work-flow,  you’ll learn how to dial in density and contrast, do color proofing and correction both globally and locally. Bob will cover color management issues, software and equipment set-up, and RAW conversion. If time permits Bob will also give a B/W overview. Each participant will have their own Mac workstations and we will be printing to various Epson printers.
Space is very limited so sign up early!

© Gregory Heisler

Thrusday, March 3, 2011

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tina Williams’ Studio
2807e Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031

Friday, March 4, 2011

9:30am – 4:00pm
Boston University – CDIA
Foundry Building
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-625-1110 (main)


Thursday March 3rd                  Friday March 4th          Both Days
APA Members –     FREE                $ 135                               $135
NON Members –     $25                  $ 175                               $185

APA Members simply show up for free on Thursday!

Learn more about Bob Korn:

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