Untitled 2016 Event – October 22nd at 3rd Space

unitled_event_poster_2016_wordpressJoin APA San Diego for a one-night only exhibition and benefit auction of fine art photography at 3rdSpace, 4610 Park Blvd, San Diego CA, 92116.

30 exceptional images will be displayed and sold on silent auction benefitting the Museum of Photographic Arts (mopa.org). Enjoy the rotating slideshow of all the contest entries, craft beer bar, and more.

Free to attend! RSVP here

Tim Mantoani, 1969-2016



San Diego, California

Last week we lost Tim Mantoani to cancer. A talented, generous and rare part of our photographic community is now gone.

Tim was known for his meticulous, beautiful color photography, and he left us with stunning portfolios of Cuba, sports figures, fellow photographers and countless assignments where his light touch and technique was put to good use.

But what anyone who met Tim will remember most was his thoughtful generosity. He supported the photographic community – giving of himself, his experience and his resources in a way that should be a model for how to interact with peers, clients, students and colleagues.

I was lucky enough to experience Tim’s spirit, first hand.  An amazing human being, masquerading as a regular guy.
John Durant, October 10th, 2016

Beggars Banquet featuring Anton Orlov



Join APA San Diego in welcoming Anton Orlov to the Beggars Banquet series. Anton Orlov is an award winning artist working in the analog film medium, specifically wet plate, tintype and ambrotype. Anton is currently traveling the country in a converted 35ft school bus, the rear 12ft of which has been turned into a full-size darkroom for his project The Photo Palace. He will be sharing this work and discussing his process at this intimate event. See Anton’s work at http://orlovphoto.com.

Please join us for this special, limited event on Thursday, October 16th. 6:30-8:30pm.

Hosted at Riverdale Studios (6314 Riverdale Street, San Diego 92120)

Purchase tickets here!

APA | SD Members: $10
ASMP/Students: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00

Untitled 2016: Call for Entries Deadline Extended!

APA_Untitled_Post_R2_2016-horizontalAPA | 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, October 22nd, 2016; proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. All entries will be judged by art buyer Josette Lata 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 extended to October 4th!

1st Place

– Olympus Tough TG-Tracker
– 64GB Micro SD Card
– Camera Case

YODELIST: One Year Subscription –  $995 Value

RIVERDALE STUDIOS: Full Day Studio Rental –  $500 Value
(up to 10 hours – liability insurance is required.)

4by6: Gift Certificate  – $300 Value

THINK TANK: Retrospective Leather 30  – $259.75 Value

ALIEN SKIN: Exposure X2 Bundle  – $200 Value

GEORGE’S CAMERA:  Gift Certificate  – $100 Value

NELSON’S PHOTO: Rental Gift Certificate  – $75 Value

BELLY UP: Entry for 10 to any Show  – $70 Value

CHROME DIGITAL: Gift Certificate  – $50 Value

2nd Place:

4by6: Gift Certificate – $200 Value

THINKTANK: Shapeshifter – $199.75

BLACK RAPID:  Metro Strap – $169.95 Value

ALIEN SKIN: Exposure X2 – $150 Value

PROMASTER: XC522 Professional Tripod – $139.95 Value

NELSON’S PHOTO: Rental Gift Certificate  – $75 Value

GEORGE’S CAMERA:  Gift Certificate  – $50 Value

CHROME DIGITAL: Gift Certificate – $25 Value

3rd Place:

THINKTANK: Streetwalker Pro –  $199.75 Value

BLACK RAPID:  Metro Strap – $169.95 Value

ALIEN SKIN: Exposure X2 – $150 Value

4by6: Gift Certificate – $100 Value

NELSON’S PHOTO: Rental Gift Certificate  – $75 Value

GEORGE’S CAMERA:  Rental Gift Certificate  – $50 Value

CHROME DIGITAL: Gift Certificate – $25 Value

People’s Choice:

ALIEN SKIN: Exposure X2 – $150 Value

NELSON’S PHOTO: Rental Gift Certificate  – $75 Value

GEORGE’S CAMERA:  Processing Gift Certificate  – $50 Value

4by6: Gift Certificate – $50 Value

CHROME DIGITAL: Gift Certificate – $25 Value

TOP 30

4by6: Gift Certificate – $50 Value


4by6: 25 FREE Business Cards


* Prizes are subject to change

APA Wants You

If you’re looking to expand your network and build your resources please consider joining the APA National Board of Directors. This October we will be holding elections for 2 positions. This is a volunteer position and, unlike a local board, this doesn’t require too much of your time. All board members are volunteers and are photographers who respect each other’s time and efforts. You can be located anywhere and all you have to do is submit your name, or submit a name of a colleague that you feel would be a good fit. Elections will be held on Oct. 23rd in NYC.
There are lots of initiatives to choose from to sink your teeth into and do good for the industry that we love. Come join a great group of photographers who are talented and passionate about the same thing you are; Photography. You will have the opportunity to work with our amazing National Executive Director, Juliette Wolf-Robin and national president, Tony Gale . For more information or to be considered, please email Theresa Raffetto at theresa[at]theresaraffetto[dot]com or John Durant at jd[at]johndurant[dot]com.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 APA National Awards



Best of Show winner by Brad Trent 

With so much amazing imagery out there, choosing winners is a challenge!
If you would like to read about the selection process, please go here.

You can view all the winning images here.

Below is a link to website of each of the winners.

Best of Show
Brad Trent

Rob Gregory
Jimmy Chin
Sue Barr

Tim Griffith
Jeremiah Gilbert
James Ewing

Vincent Dixon
Erik Almas
Nate Dorn

Maxine Helfman
Scott Council  

Matt Sartain
Patrick Heagney
Ethan Pines

Jamey Stillings
Valerie Leonard
Allan Borebor

Fine Art/Personal
Kristofer Dan-Bergman
Kushal Kapoor
Todd Baxter

Isabella Bejarano
Todd Antony
Chris Edwards

Still Life/Food
Maren Caruso
Stephen Hamilton
Jeff Zaruba

Seth Joel
Chad Holder
Rob Brodman

Danielle Tsi
Ignacio Umana
Hannah Benet