Holiday Party and Print Swap


APA | SD’s Holiday Party and Print Exchange

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Come – join us and some of California’s top photographers at what is now a venerable tradition: arrive at Waypoint Public with 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.
Waypoint Public
3794 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104
Free to all, but space is limited.
Please RSVP by December 6th to


Untitled 2016 Winners Announced

APA|SD would like to thank all of the attendees and participants that helped make the Untitled 2016 exhibition such a success. More than 250 entries were received and the top 30 were curated by our judge, top American art buyer Josette Lata. The prints were displayed at 3rdSpace for a one-night-only event and silent auction benefiting MOPA. More than $5,000 in prizes were awarded by our gracious sponsors.


Our congratulations go out to the winners of this year’s competition:

1st Prize: Scotty Cottrell

2nd Prize: Michele Zousmer

3rd Prize: Bil Zelman

Peoples Choice: Maren Caruso

The Top 30 images that were selected for the show can be seen in the Untitled 2016 gallery.
Please pay a visit to our sponsors who helped make this event possible. Thank you, and we look forward to next year’s Untitled event!sponsor-page


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 ( 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

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