APA | SD presents: Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)

APA_Copyright_bannerNO MORE EXCUSES.

Do you take your copyright seriously?  Has your work ever been used without your permission? Do you file regularly? Ever? Don’t wait until your photography is stolen to acquaint yourself with copyright protection.

Intellectual property attorney Leslie Burns will walk you, step-by-step, through the process to register your copyrights using the eCO system. Registration is the key to protecting your work and getting paid for all those infringements you are finding! This presentation will show actual screenshots of a real registration so you will see what you need to do for a proper Group Registration of Published Photographs (the most complicated of the registrations).

Leslie will also explain the important details that can make or break your registration and point out common errors and myths. Bad registrations can turn your million-dollar suit into dust. Learn how to do them right!

Leslie Burns works primarily in copyright and resides in San Diego. She works closely with creative professionals on copyright and small business issues as a part of the Law Offices of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC (photoattorney.com). Leslie also presents and lectures to creative professionals and professional organizations on both legal and marketing issues.

WHEN: Thursday, May 14th, 2015   |  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Riverdale Studios  |  6314 Riverdale Street  |  San Diego, CA 92120

ADMISSION: Purchase tickets HERE
APA Members: $10.00
Other Groups (MOPA, ASMP, 3rd Space, Student) $15
General Public: $20.00

Check out what ImageRights is giving away to all attendees!

With generous support from our sponsor – ImageRights International – APA San Diego will be giving away an ImageRights PRO Level membership – a $495 value – to one lucky attendee to the May 14th copyright event: Everything You Need To Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask). Your name will be selected at random from the list of advance reservations prior to the event.

Why is this wonderful? The ImageRights Discovery service helps you identify unauthorized online use of your images and, with ImageRights Recovery service, begin the process of recovering lost license fees from infringers across the globe, including throughout Europe, North America and Australia.

But there’s more.

Every attendee will receive one free on-line copyright registration through ImageRights International – that’s right: you will be able to register your photography with the United States Copyright Office through the ImageRights website, gratis. 

Free, for nothing. Nada. Every person that attends.

So get on it and Register Now!



APA | SD presents: The Authentic Photograph with Bil Zelman Saturday, March 28th, 2015



This workshop is for any photographer who wants to create and photograph truly genuine expressions; who’s primary subjects are people and who’s wish is to get inside their subjects’ heads and entice them to feel and react to things in a way that feels natural, in a way that’s prescribed, directed and controlled by you.

This class is limited to twelve participants, includes lunch with local beers. 100% of the proceeds go to the San Diego chapter of American Photographic Artists.

Through casual and entertaining roundtable style discussions, demonstrations, shoots and visual case studies, Zelman will walk you through a variety of shoot situations and send you home inspired and with fresh new thoughts on how to approach your subjects and your work.

  • Cultivating your subject’s confidence and trust – the foundation of authenticity
  • Portrait psychology – motivating your subject, reducing their anxieties
    and getting them to open up
  • Creating and controlling your shooting environment – finding your light,
    using closed sets, using and choosing less equipment
  • Unconventional casting techniques
  • Style vs. technique
  • The use of voice inflection, inner narratives, positive feedback,
    deliberate imperfections
  • Reading and sending body language – mirroring others’ moods and energy levels,
    and how to get them to mirror yours
  • The use and timing of mood altering substances such as wine, sugar and caffeine
  • When to throw potatoes…and a million other things…

This is an intensive group class and together you will cover a ton of ground. Cameras, notepads and/or voice recorders are highly recommended!

 When: Saturday, March 28th 2015 from 9am-4pm
Harrison Photographic, 930 W. Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101
APA Members $100; Student, ASMP, MOPA & 3S $125; NON-Member $150



Over the years Bil Zelman’s campaigns and editorial work has required his images to convey very specific expressions – satisfied vs. happy, pride, elation, celebration, rivalry, defeat, consolation, intelligence, being “lost”, absorbed, pensive and a slew of others.  Figuring out ways to make those people genuinely FEEL those emotions vs. acting them out is the secret to creating powerful, lasting imagery.

“Zelman’s lecture was so jam-packed with insight I couldn’t write fast enough. It was as if he dumped his entire life’s experience onto the table”!  John S. Photo Expo NYC 2013

“So very well thought out and insightful. (Zelman) has obviously spent a lot of hours deconstructing the minutia of his workflow and presented them in a way that will certainly improve my own work”.  Rachel P. Photo Expo NYC 2013

“Bil’s seminar was brilliant and hysterical and fast paced. He (really knows) how to cover a lot of ground efficiently and entertainingly.”  Anonymous attendee CSCA Ohio Stat

Zelman’s been attacked by a neck-biting monkey while snapping shots of sloths in the Amazon, floated on icebergs in Patagonia, sailed through the Bahamas with Alexandra Cousteau and shot in over 30 countries.  He’s partied with Gaga; cracked up the “it” girl of comedy, Kristen Wiig, getting her to squawk like a bird for a portrait; and shot David Bowie as his first megastar assignment at the ripe age of 20. Since then, Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Hawk, Jerry Seinfeld, and myriad other A-listers have all posed for him.

Consistently touted as a Top 200 photographer worldwide by Lürzer Archive, Zelman has shot and directed dozens of international advertising campaigns for brands such as CocaCola, Jim Beam, Harley Davidson, Bud Light, Guinness and Apple. His work has been shown or collected by The Museum of Photographic Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Lucie Foundation, FCMOA, The Center for Photographic Arts, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts,Newspace Center for Photography, The Portland Museum of Art and many others. His most recent book Isolated Gesture was awarded an Art Director’s Club award by Albert Watson.

APA | SD and Panasonic present: An Evening with Michael Grecco | Thursday, February 26th, 2015

© Michael Grecco

An Evening with Michael Grecco

Every age celebrates the photographers that captures the spirit of that time. These creative, successful people could photograph the greats – the artists, writers and celebrities of the day – so well because they were celebrities in their own right.

In the second half of the 19th Century it was Nadar. In the 1920s and 1930s it was Steichen and Snowden followed by David Bailey in the 1960s and Richard Avedon in the 70s and 80s.

Michael Grecco belongs in the pantheon of these greats – he’s one of the most respected and sought-after visual story tellers of our time. His conceptual vision and dramatic use of light have created some of the most distinctive images ever made.

It is with great pleasure that the San Diego chapter of American Photographic Artists welcomes Michael Grecco for a revealing presentation of his work, inspiration and Grecco’s unique take on the future of image making.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015  |  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm,  Doors open at 6:30 pm

Riverdale Studios | 6314 Riverdale Street | San Diego, CA 92120 | riverdale-studios.com

$10 APA member   |   $15 ASMP, 3rd Space, MOPA and Student   |   $20 Non-member

RSVP or Questions:
Purchase tickets HERE  or email: director@apasd.org
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