John Harrington – Real Business, Real Estimates, Real Life

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Real Business, Real Estimates, Real Life: Surviving and Thriving as a Working Professional

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Join John Harrington, author of the best-selling ‘More Best Business Practices for Photographers’, for an insightful and solutions-oriented presentation on how to generate more revenue from the assignments, through pricing examples and discussion, negotiation strategies, and demystifying licensing of your work.

Unlock the mysteries surrounding how to price your work, and learn ways to negotiate from a position of strength. When it comes to licensing, how do you write a license that gives the client the permissions they paid for, without leaving loopholes you could drive a truck through?

Through a series of actual negotiated assignments, we will break down the negotiation and explain how to plan for the questions you’ll get, and to know the best ways to answer them. When it comes to pricing, there seems to be a world of secrecy around rates. We will discuss solutions for stock and assignment pricing, as well as discuss tools for you to establish your own. When it comes to licensing, we’ll discuss and explain the standardized licensing solution that is the Picture Universal Licensing System (or PLUS), and how to write a license, where to put the licensing language, and what the best format will be. Throughout the program, all of these elements will be integrated into each assignment discussed.
John will be selling signed copies of his newly released second edition of ‘More Best Practices for Photographers’ at the event.

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When

September 25th, time 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where

The Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union St. 
Alexandria, VA 22314
 
Closest METROs:  King St.  Metro Station (Yellow line) Then connect to the King Street Trolley
 

APA/ASMP/ASPP/NPPA/WPOW member + students : $10 online/$15 at the door.

General Public : $15 online/$20 at the door

APA Members always pay $10. Join APA at the event and get in for free!

RSVP ON EVENTBRITE

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Magic Hour Happy Hour – co-hosted with AIGA – May 13

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They say that April showers bring May flowers. But what does April snow bring? The answer, aside from allergies, is a May co-hosted happy hour with the DC chapter of AIGA. Please don your fanciest shoes and get ready to rub elbows with one of the busiest chapters of THE trade group for professional designers. We’ll be getting our Gestalt on at The Board Room in Dupont for a relaxing evening of chitter chatter, probably followed up by an impossibly intense game of Mousetrap. (We can only hope that nobody loses their right index finger.)

This is a great time to meet other interesting and outgoing people in an adjacent creative industry. Pop in on Tuesday the 13th!

When

Tuesday, May 13th, 6-8:30 pm

Where

The Board Room
1737 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
 
closest METRO – Dupont Circle on the Red Line.
 

Why

Good times don’t have themselves.

 

 

About AIGA

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

 

 

A to Z: Video Interviews with HDSLR

A to Z: Shooting Video Interviews with HDSLR

March 8, 2014 | 9:30-5:00 | Calumet Photographic at Tysons Corner

SOLD OUT! (email events@apadc.com to be added to a waiting list.)

Do you want to add video to your skill set for your clients? Interested in honing your HDSLR video skills? Need more than just the basics? Then join us for a one-day workshop exclusively created for APA-DC by Momenta Workshops on March 8, 2014 from 9:30-5:00pm at the Tyson’s Corner Calumet Store.

Momenta proudly created this customized itinerary for our members with instructor John W. Poole from NPR’s multimedia team. Joining John is award-winning documentarian Gaston Lacombe to support the demonstrations and software lectures. This schedule of learning was created to help you learn the structure and set-up of a quality interview from A to Z. By focusing exclusively on filming an interview, students should expect to leave the session with a clear understanding of the skills necessary to produce their own 2-3 minute interviews. As a special bonus, we will take the last hour of the program to cover the process of estimating, bidding, and billing a small video production.

The morning session will walk you through how to conduct a DSLR interview in the field, with a special emphasis on various audio recording techniques. We will be hosted in a private demo studio using available rental gear from Calumet so you can recreate this shooting environment again. During lunch the footage will be made available to everyone. The afternoon session will focus on downloading, editing and exporting tips with Adobe Premiere CC, which is fast becoming the industry standard for multimedia production.

When

Saturday, March 8th, 9:30 am – 5 pm.

Where

Calumet Photographic – Tyson’s
8357 Leesburg Pike,
Vienna, VA 22182

Price

Current APA members – $135 SOLD OUT
(registration begins February 11th at 2 pm)
 
General Public – $175 SOLD OUT
(registration begins February 17th at 8 am)

 

APA Members get first priority and discount pricing for this event. (Unfortunately we can’t extend this discount to other professional organizations for this event.)

 

THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 18 ATTENDEES.   

 

RSVP HERE

 

This program is designed for working photographers who have already mastered the basic aspects of professional still photography but are being asked by their clients to shoot video as well. All students are expected to know their cameras, and basic photo production, inside and out. The program will not entail learning how to use your camera, except for the purpose of producing videos.

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Workshop Schedule

9:30-10:00      Orientation
10:00-12:30    Studio Lighting, Audio & Camera Hands-On Training
12:00-1:00       Lunch Break 
1:00-3:45          Tips & Tricks for Adobe Premiere CC Video Editing 
3:45-4:00         Break 
4:00-5:00        Panel Discussion: Pricing Video for Clients

 

What to bring: your laptop computer with Premiere***, a pen and notepad, and lots of questions for the Momenta team!

 

***Premiere CC is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud and available for a trail basis download at: http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html?promoid=KEWBH

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About the Instructors

Momenta’s Lead Instructor John W. Poole is a video producer for NPR. He makes documentary films and multimedia presentations for the web and digital platforms, extending the reach and power of traditional photojournalism with moving pictures and sound.

In 2007, Poole came to NPR to help develop a visual media strategy, combining the organization’s audio storytelling strength with still and motion photography. His work has led to two national Emmy nominations for the NPR Music series ‘Project Song’ and one for an investigative series on traumatic brain injury. Over his 15-year career, Poole has covered a range of subjects, including national elections in South Africa and the United States, the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and their aftermath, the effects of global climate change, and conservation issues in Peru and Namibia. Poole was part of a small team of visual journalists who developed the documentary video department at The Washington Post in 1998. That work was recognized with the first-ever Edward R. Murrow award for multimedia journalism in 2004. His work on a feature story about violinist Joshua Bell contributed to a Pulitzer Prize in 2008. The White House News Photographers Association has honored Poole with more than 20 awards for his work, including the 2005 Video Editor of the Year. His film, “The Sheriff of Gay Washington,” produced for The Washington Post, screened in festivals across the country and was optioned by HBO Documentary Films in 2006.

Momenta’s Supporting Instructor Gaston Lacombe is an award-wining photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary narrative. Born in Canada but lived all over the world, he now calls Washington, D.C. home.

Gaston studied at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels in History and holds a degree in Photography from Boston University CDIA, D.C. campus. His work has been featured in PDN Magazine Wired Magazine, Burn Magazine, the Washington Post, the UK’s Daily Mail, Germany’s Die Welt, Italy’s Il Focus, and many others.  Most notably, his photos series “Captive,” which looks at the living conditions of animals in zoos around the world, has attracted international attention. “Captive” was also a featured exhibit at Photoville in New York City in 2013. He is currently working with Smithsonian Institution on production of a film about reviving Native-American languages. His short film from his experience in Antarctica, “Living Esperanza,” has been shown worldwide and was an official film selection for the WiLD 10 World Wilderness Congress. He serves as the Communication Coordinator at the International League of Conservation Photographers, where he works with many of the world’s top photographers on projects and expeditions to help save the planet’s endangered places, animals and cultures.

 

About Momenta Workshops 

Momenta_FinalLogoMomenta was founded by three passionate media professionals who were all working for top tier photography companies. As the media struggled with cutbacks and diminishing budgets, each founder saw the need for change in the industry and the way stories were told to the public. Their goal: find like-minded photographers around the world and encourage social change with powerful images. Our workshops are not a “travel with a camera” experience. We seek to show our student’s new ways to witness the world, meet new people and explore new ways of storytelling. It is challenging. It is motivating. It is rewarding. And it is a helluva lot of fun. Trust us when we say this: these workshops will change your life. Learn more at http://momentaworkshops.com

 

 

About Our Host

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Calumet Photographic has made this event possible through the generous loan of their facilities and rental equipment. Most or all of the equipment shown in the demo will be available as a rental package. APA|DC members get a 20% off discount of rentals from Calumet.

Show them some love today.

 

 

PNY_LOGO_BLACK_200pxAnd a special thanks to PNY and Momenta Workshops for providing 32GB thumb drives for each attendee to take the footage home with.