APA | SD presents: Portfolio Review Roundtable | April 30th, 2014

Has your portfolio devolved into an anthology?
A retrospective?
A portfolio has one purpose and that’s to get you work. Every image that doesn’t show your vision dilutes it.

This roundtable will start with a brief tour of Clearstory: an affordable, custom, book-publishing company based here in San Diego. There will be samples of their printing and a representative will be available to answer your questions about how Clearstory can make your next book stand out and display your images in the best way.

The roundtable will continue with an informal discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and how to go about editing and sequencing a book

The first six people to sign up will get 10 minutes each to show their current print book (or online version) for a peer review. We encourage everyone to bring their book to share whether or not you are chosen to present.

Don’t miss out! Clearstory will hand out $25 OFF custom portfolio coupons to ALL attendees. One lucky attendee will win a FREE custom photo book with a value of $250.00!!!
Save the date! This roundtable is a perfect warm-up for our formal Portfolio Review that will be held May 31th, 2014.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM
Clearstory | 8320 Miramar Mall | San Diego, CA 92121

APA | SD Members: Free
ASMP/Students/3rd Space Members: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00
Clearstory will be providing beer, wine and light appetizers.
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APA | SD presents: Social Media Marketing Roundtable | March 20th, 2014


Do you Tweet? FB? Are you LinkedIn?
Does your portfolio say everything you
want it to about you and your work?

Social media can help put a personality to your images, define your work ethic and creative process and give buyers a better idea of who they’re hiring. By building a social media strategy you can connect with creative professionals, media buyers or industry organizations through multiple social media platforms and enhance your personal brand.

Shelly Bowen, founder of Pybop, LLC, will join us for this discussion. Shelly is an award-winning content strategist who focuses on helping brands share their stories more effectively across all platforms, including social media. In the last 5 years alone, she has helped more than 75 brands shine online. Follow Shelly @shelbow.

Join your peers at APA as we share how we can and are integrating Social Media into our Businesses.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

3rd Space
| 4610 Park Blvd  | San Diego, CA 92116

APA | SD and 3rd Space Members: Free
ASMP/Students: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00

Register Online Today or email director@apasd.org

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APA | SD presents: APA Focus: A Photographers’ Network | February 19th, 2014



Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen, Little Italy
2215 India St., San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 255-7213

APA Focus is an informal Photographers’ Network with bi-monthly meetings in a social setting. Join fellow APA members and peers to discuss current issues that affect you as a photographer, from creativity to business and all points in between.  

Share your insights and gain new perspectives on such topics as:
  • Marketing new and different work
  • Focusing your vision & establishing your brand
  • Attracting more clients
  • Designing marketing tools for your target market
  • Estimating and negotiating
This is a free event and open to APA and non-members.
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APA | SD presents: Architectural Photography Roundtable | January 15th, 2014

Co-MergePhoto courtesy of © John Durant.

The phone rings. An architect calls to ask if you’ll photograph an interior – and bam – you’re an architectural photographer.

Or are you?

Join APA San Diego for a run down on some of the essentials of architectural photography. You’ll spend an evening with photographers that get those phone calls all the time. Learn about perspective correction, discuss HDRI techniques, cost sharing, rights and usage. Be prepared for that call. It’s coming.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

WHERE: John Durant’s Studio
3421 Tripp Court | Studio 4 | San Diego, CA 92121

COST: APA | SD Members: Free, ASMP/Students: $10.00,
Non-members: $20.00, $5.00 MORE AT THE DOOR

RSVP: Register Online Today or email director@apasd.org

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SAVE THE DATE! APA | SD’s Holiday Party and Print Exchange is December 11th, 2013

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Fa La La – it’s that time of year again.

Time to embrace the holidays. Time to embrace your fellow photographers. Time to embrace the eleventh annual APA San Diego print exchange.

Come – join us and some of California’s top photographers at what is now a venerable tradition: arrive at the Harrison Photographic studio with a loose print and depart in the wee hours filled with winter cheer, your heart full of holiday spirit, your hands clutching a new and wonderful photograph.

It’s a custom. It’s an age-old practice. It’s a party.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30 PM

WHERE: Harrison Photographic Studios
930 West Ivy Street | Little Italy | San Diego 92101

COST: Free to all

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San Diego Ad Club presents: Mingle Bells 2013 | December 5th, 2013

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That’s right, it’s Mingle Bells time at Fluxx!

Join San Diego Ad Club and APA | San Diego for the best party of the year. It’s where all the San Diego communications industry associations come together to get the holiday spirits flowing. Custom cocktails, hosted appetizers and jingle-tastic raffle prizes fuel the party. Feeling naughty? We won’t tell Santa. Stay for the after-party and ROCK THE BELLS all night long!


Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5:30 – 8:30PM


Fluxx (in the Gaslamp), 500 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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$45 SD Ad Club or APA member, or guest of any presenting organization*
$55 non-member
$10 additional after Thursday, December 1
*Price includes (1) free drink ticket and (1) free raffle ticket


Valet Parking available for $20/car
Pay lots are also available