Untitled 2015: Call for entries. Submit your work today!


APA | San Diego is calling for photography that represents your best work; Images that show your unique vision, creative passion, and individualistic style, titled or untitled. 30 images will be chosen for display at a one-night only benefit auction at 3rd Space on Saturday, November 7th, 2015; proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. All entries will be judged by Photographer David J Carol and prizes will be awarded for the top images. All entries will be represented in the exhibition slide show on the night of the event.

Deadline is September 30th!

1st Place:

GOPRO PACKAGE: $623.00 Value
– GoPro Hero4 Black Kit
– GoPro Grab Bag Replacement Accessories Pack
– Delkin 660X 64GB Micro SD Card
– Wryd GoPro Bento Camera Case
YODELIST: 1 Year Long Subscription to the Buyers and Agencies Database – $995 Value
PROUD CREATIVE: Portfolio Design Gift Certificate – $750
(up to 10 hours of print or website design services)
RIVERDALE STUDIOS Full Day Studio Rental –  $500 Value
(up to 10 hours – liability insurance is required.)
THINKTANK: City Walker Camera Bag –  $129.75 Value
DRIPBOOK: Free For Life Account – $90 Value
IMAGE RIGHTS: Basic Membership – $89 Value

2nd Place:

PROMASTER: Travel Tripod – $139.95 Value
  1 Year Long Subscription to the Buyers and Agencies Database – $995 Value
THINKTANK Urban Approach Camera Bag – $119.75
DRIPBOOK: Free For Life Account – $90 Value
SNAP: Apparel Gift Certificate – $60 Value
CHROME DIGITAL: Gift Certificate – $75 Value
IMAGE RIGHTS: Basic Membership – $89 Value

3rd Place:

YODELIST: 1 Year Long Subscription to the Buyers and Agencies Database – $995 Value
DRIPBOOK: Free For Life Account – $90 Value
PHOTO LIBRARY including books from:
– Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard – The California Surf Project
– Joni Sternbach – Surf Site Tin Type
– Art Brewer’s monograph on Bunker Spreckles
– Masters of Surf Photography – Ted Garambeau
– Timekeeper – Anthony Friedkin
– Surf Site Tin Type – Joni Sternbach
THINKTANK Turnstyle Camera Bag –  $84.75 Value
IMAGE RIGHTS: Basic Membership – $89 Value


APA | 2015 Sourcebook: Gain exposure for your photography for less than $1/day.

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Exposing your work to photo buyers is a tough business. In recent APA panel discussions with the photo buying community we’ve learned a few things:

  • Photo buyers drown in hundreds of *spam* emails daily
  • With shorter production timelines, buyers are busier than ever
  • With the rise of social media, getting noticed is more difficult
  • Having a digital-only marketing strategy won’t get the job done
  • On average a well produced printed marketing piece gets noticed

With many photo buyers agreeing that printed materials cut through the clutter and get their attention – APA is proud to announce the printing of an annual Sourcebook that will be delivered to photo buyers and creatives across the country.

That’s right – APA has added a beautifully designed and printed Sourcebook to our member benefits. And, our Leader and Professional members receive a single page ad for free.

Our annual Sourcebook is a great addition to other APA member benefits designed to get your work exposure and get you in front of creative and photo buyers:

  • Portfolio reviews. APA hosts portfolio reviews that get our members a seat at the table to present directly to the photo buying and creative community. We have yearly reviews in the following markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta.
  • Portfolio in APA’s creative network.
  • Searchable member profile on APAnational.org
  • Featured member project on APAnational.org home page (seen by over 15,000 unique visitors per month).

For less than $1/day you can access time-tested APA benefits that help you get exposure to the right audience and grow your photography business. LEARN MORE

APA | SD presents: Nick Nacca | Super Control Freak | August 29th, 2015


For Nick Nacca image making isn’t capturing a moment in time, its several moments combined. He’s a super control freak. Not just on set.  Later, in a dim room he builds an image from the ground up. Blending, shaping, sculpting with light is at the heart of his process that creates images that stand out in a world of clutter.  It’s not just a different approach to lighting; it’s a different way of seeing.

Join Nick & APA/SD for a hands on workshop where together we will photograph a vehicle then integrate models into the scene for a seamless composite.  Working images from the shoot will be made available to the attendees to create their own versions of the image.

This class is limited to 15 participants and includes lunch. 100% of the proceeds
go to support the San Diego chapter of American Photographic Artists.

When: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 10am-4pm

Where: Riverdale Studios, 6314 Riverdale Street San Diego, CA 92120

Cost: APA Members $100
Student, ASMP, MOPA & 3S $125
NON-Member $150