There are many times where photographers have wished they had the means to make their images exactly the way they wanted them to appear. A retoucher can be the answer.
Sure, there are many who might not have the budget to work with a retoucher on certain projects.
Or……those do-it-yourselfers who are very happy with their results, thank you very much!
Then, there are those who would rather leave it to someone who excels at their craft, and makes us look better than we ever could! They feel the service is worth every dollar they spend.
Where are you in this equation? Have you worked with a retoucher? If not, would you (should you) consider it?Fresh on the heels of last month’s Erik Almas event, we thought we’d start a conversation about working with a retoucher, and how it could benefit your business, career, and reputation.
Retoucher might not even be the right word — Digital Artist or Compositer might be a better fit. The general term retouching has definitely been expanded and re-defined.We have invited three such people to answer your questions, and provide insight into the life of a retoucher. They will talk about their methods, their projects, and how they prefer to work with clients:
Restless, driven, always pushing himself toward new means of technical and aesthetic expression, Erik has deployed his unique vision in award-winning work for clients including Microsoft, Toyota, Nike, Puma, Pfizer, Harley-Davidson and Hilton Hotels.
His images for these and other clients often contextualize people or products within hyper realistic panoramas that frequently are capped by clouds that Turner or van Gogh might have envied.
So breathtaking are Almas? meticulously planned, produced and post produced images that fellow photographers and armchair Photoshop quarterbacks often are left to scratch their heads and wonder, ?How?d he do that?!? As it turns out, this is a question Almas is more than happy to answer.
Developing a truly distinctive photographic style is the key to a successful
career. Discover how to translate your artistic passion into a recognizable
and original style that will continually attract top clients.
Want more? -> Check out these videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/ErikAlmasPhoto?feature=watch
Attendees will have the opportunity to pre-order Erik’s soon to be released educational DVD:
“On Aspects of Imaging Making”.
This 2-disc set was created in response to those many un-answered requests to Erik of “how did you make that image”.
Narrative in style, the tutorial will also take the user through the visionary mind-set and start to finish picture-making philosophies of this award-winning photographer.
Fine Print – This is the inaugural event for APA members only. The first 10 RSVPs get a guaranteed time slot. After that it?s first come, first serve until the clock strikes 9 pm. If you are showing work please bring it on a thumb drive or CD at a resolution of at least 1800 pixels on the horizontal axis and also be courteous and plan on staying until the end. It’s only fair.
Bring a positive attitude and maybe some snacks or beverages to share?
This free event is for all Washington, DC area creatives and features the exceptional work of 10 Washington DC fine art photographers. The exhibition includes examples of innovative imaging techniques and interior decor applications which are revolutionizing the design industry. Various examples of these techniques include photographic images printed directly to a myriad of environmental surfaces, including metal, acrylic, wood, canvas, and paper.
This multi-industry social is where designers, art directors, photographers, and any creatives can meet, to catch up, network, or simply enjoy the art!
Featured Photographers: Kay Chernush, Robert Epstein, Max Hirshfeld, Karen Jordan, Cade Martin, Mike Mitchell, Irene Owsley, Randy Santos, Angie Seckinger, Colin Winterbottom
Take advantage of this opportunity to see the limitless possibilities that are currently available to all creatives right here in DC. Meet the artists and production personnel, and find out how you can transform your ideas into real results for you and your clients.
Nearly 10,000 years ago, rising sea levels filled a meteor-impact crater to form the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary, and the third largest in the world. The long tendrils of its watershed cover 64,000 square miles and span six states from Virginia to New York.
Cameron Davidson has been shooting aerial photography of the Chesapeake over a period of twenty years. The view from this privileged vantage point reveals man’s impact on the land and the water. It yields an abstract beauty that is seldom seen, from the seven bends of the Shenandoah River to the important marshlands and islands of the watershed.
Davidson’s stunning full-color photography is arranged geographically and accompanied by the words of David Fahrenthold, who has written extensively about the Chesapeake Bay and other environmental topics for the Washington Post.
Emerging artists and cutting edge technology come together to create an amazing display of mobile photography. Come experience an innovative print show, meet the mobile photographers, and network with local advertising and photography professionals.The evening of pixel peeping and networking is presented to you by APA | DC, The DC Ad Club, InstantDC, and in partnership with FotoWeekDC.Mouthwatering food is supplied by the fine folks at Bread and Brew and the first round of drinks is brought to you byAPA|DC!APA and Ad Club members are encouraged to email their own mobile phone images to ” email@example.com“ (limit 5 per person) at the highest resolution possible. Images will be displayed on 42″ screens during the evening. Please name your files using the nomenclature: “APA_LastnameFirstInitial-#.jpg” (example, “APA_SmithR-1.jpg”, “APA_SmithR-2.jpg” etc.)WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 // 6:30 ? 8:30pm
WHERE: Interface Media Group // 1233 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
METRO: DuPont Circle (Red Line)
COST: DC Ad Club/APA/InstantDC member ? $20 // Non-Member ? $25
Iphoneography, or more broadly mobile phone photography, is a genre that has exploded in the last several years due, in part, to higher megapixel sensors, creative apps to process the images, and the highly portable nature of the devices themselves. These advancements have led to a style of picture-making that is both immediate and intimate. Every aspect of our lives, from the banal to the exceptional, are captured and digitally published in a manner that reflects our own individual aesthetic sensibilities and preconceptions of the world. Mobile photography is like a personal diary written in our own unique handwriting.
The show also demonstrates the ability of the smart phone to capture images at a quality that allows for gallery display. With resolution levels of new cameras hovering around 8 megapixels and higher quality lenses prints capturing more detail, enlargements of 16×20 and higher are attainable. The intangible is now tactile, the pixels, ink.
Many of us have tried Lightroom, or currently use it as a part or our workflow.
Are we getting the best from this program?
What else can we do to harness the potential power of Lightroom?
If you currently use this software, we’d love for you to join us at our September Brown Bag.
Jeff Mauritzen, an APA|DC Board Member, will be demonstrating his workflow in Lightroom, and leading a follow-up discussion for those who wish to share their own methods with the group. Jeff will be focusing briefly on the Library Module, and providing an in-depth look at the Develop Module, as he applies it to his own workflow.
You should take away an increased understanding of what you can do in Lightroom, and how you could apply some of its many features to your own workflow.
We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Open Eye Studios
7957 Cameron Brown Court Springfield, VA 22153
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 a 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.
NOTE: OPEN EYE IS CURRENTLY SEEKING 2-3 COMMITTED RENTERS TO JOIN THE STUDIO.
HERE IS A LINK TO SOME VIEWS OF THE STUDIO and EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:
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
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 Rosh.com 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 mysuccessradio.com (Internet audio portal 2003-2004). Rosh has currently combine his two passions new media and photography to host NewMediaphotographer.com (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.