“And Here We Are – A Nature Story” with Bil Zelman at MOPA

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Join us for “And Here We Are – A Nature Story” with Bil Zelman at Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This is a special one-night event including a photographic talk and presentation in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater.

Photographer Bil Zelman’s evocative monograph “And Here We Are – A Nature Story” examines the current condition of our rapidly changing landscape, the punishing impacts of non-native and invasive species and the fragile places where man and nature collide.

Zelman has traveled extensively from the Amazon River to the Hudson, across the Sonoran Desert, the Mississippi Delta and up through the mountains of British Columbia documenting the beginnings of the Holocene Extinction and the impacts when species are juggled on a global scale. “Each photograph in this series presents its own protagonist in a distinct environment and while every image tells its own cautionary tale, the entire collection of photographs depicts the larger story of humanity’s often overlooked impacts.”

About Bil Zelman:

Photographer Bil Zelman has been on assignment in over 30 countries, shot journalism overseas for VICE and photographed and directed dozens of international fashion and advertising campaigns for well-known brands such as Frye Boots, Coca-Cola, Guinness, and Harley Davidson. His work has been featured in a variety of publications including Rolling Stone and GQ and he’s been selected for Archives Top 200 Photographers Worldwide ten years in a row.

APA and MOPA Members: $5
Students and OTL: $5
Affiliates: $15
Non-members: $20
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Making the Move to Motion

APA_motion_eventbriteHave you made the move to making movies?
Now’s your chance to show off your directorial dexterity at the upcoming screening roundtable discussion ‘Making The Move To Motion.’ Send us your 5-minute (max) motion project (on any topic) and join us on Thursday, August 30th with your popcorn bowl for APA San Diego’s silver screen event.

The most interesting and accomplished pieces will be selected and shown large, so compress to impress. All levels of photographers and cinematographers are encouraged to join the night’s discussions.

To submit, please send a link to director@apasd.org by August 15th. We will screen as many submissions as possible.

WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

WHERE: Riverdale Studios
6314 Riverdale St., San Diego, CA 92120 | 619-280-9900

SPECS: 1080p HD | Limit 2 submissions per person | Max 5 minutes long, including credits

We are professionals and license our photos, so be sure to license any music, etc., in your video

COST: APA | SD Members: Free
Students & Affiliates: $5.00
Non-members: $10.00

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Photo credit: Gary Allard


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An Evening with J. Grant Brittain

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported An Evening with J. Grant Brittain at Museum of Photographic Arts. It was great to have so many students, photographers and supporters in attendance. Grant’s presentation explored the history of our local skate culture and community, while sharing some great stories of his path to becoming a professional photographer.

A special thank you to J. Grant Brittain for being a long-time supporter of the creative community and taking the time to talk with students before the event.

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MEET. Travis Burke


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Meet Outdoor Adventure Photographer and  APASD member, Travis Burke.

Who are you following on Instagram? 
@redbull, @jimmy_chin, @metroskateboarding, @kookslams, @handsomerobinson

What is your camera of choice?
I just got the Sony A7riii. It’s just an all-around powerhouse for the diversity of things that I shoot.

What do you listen to when you’re shooting?
I’m shooting in nature most of the time, so I want to be present in the moment and just absorb the sounds around me instead of listening to music.

Who were your biggest influencers? 
My parents and my grandmother, who inspired me to be creative and to do something that I was passionate about. I even named my adventure mobile after my grandmother Betty.  

What were you doing before you became a Photographer?
I had a number of different jobs, everything from scraping grease out of restaurant vents late at night to professionally editing photos.

What 3 words describe your photography style?
Nature, vibrancy, inspiration.

When were you first introduced to Photography? 
10 years ago while planning my first road trip to Yosemite.

If you weren’t a Photographer, what would you be doing? 
I would still be doing something creative and artistic—something using my hands.

What do you do when you get stuck? 
I usually try to disconnect and spend some time alone in nature, often on a road trip where I have a lot of time to myself. I always try to disconnect from technology for awhile and be more present in the moment.

Do you have a favorite podcast?
How I Built This with Guy Raz. He interviews highly successful business owners and tells their backstory of how they got to where they are. 

What is your favorite curse word?
I make it a pretty big point to never swear.

What is your best marketing advice for your peers?
To stay true to yourself and to keep things organic. Marketing or advertising is often overdone and becomes really inauthentic.

What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back 10 years? 20 years?
Facing your fears will lead to some of the best experiences of your life.

To read more about Travis visit our website.
To view more of Travis’s work and adventures, you can follow along here.

APA AWARDS | Call for Entries

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2018 APA Awards
We have big prizes, big exposure, big recognition for winners this year. Now is the time to go big and enter your best image(s) in our annual contest.
Non-Member Entry Fee: $50 Per Image
Discounts for members:
Leader: $15 (save $35 per entry)
Professional: $20 (save $30 per entry)
Associate: $25 (save $25 per entry)
Supporter: $25 (save $25 per entry)
Contributor: $30 (save $20 per entry)

CATEGORIES
Adventure/Sports/Action
Animals
Architecture
Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle
Celebrity/Musician
Conceptual/Altered
Documentary/Editorial
Fine Art/Personal
Portrait
Underwater/Aerial
Still Life/ Food
Travel/Landscape
Emerging/Student

Final deadline is July 12th, 2018

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Who Do You Think You Are?*

Thank you for joining us for Who Do You Think You Are?*, a Branding and Promotion event for photographers. It was great to have the advise and expertise of veteran creative director Scott Mires who talked about best practices and approaches for your branding. We appreciate the continued support of our members, community and our generous sponsors who make these successful events possible.
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An Evening with Grant Brittain

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Join us for a special one-night event with APA photographer J. Grant Brittain at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, June 14th. Grant will be presenting and speaking on his work spanning decades of skate culture.

About Grant Brittain

Grant is a San Diego based photographer who has been shooting for nearly 40 years, capturing some of skateboarding’s finest athletes since 1979. His career in photography began while working at the Del Mar Skate Ranch, where he decided to pick up a friend’s camera and start shooting. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1983, Brittain helped to found Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, where he worked as the Photo Editor. In 2004, he left TWS to form The Skateboard Mag, which he helped run for over 10 years.

Today, Grant is still shooting daily and enjoying life in North County as a resident of Encinitas with his family, a Labrador retriever named Stella and a cat named Rosie.

Aside from his famous skateboarding photography and personal book project, he’s staying focused on both commercial and personal work, as well as speaking at photo events around the globe. Take a look at Grant’s website here to see more of his work.

When: Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)
Cost: APA, MOPA members: $10
Students and OTL: $5
Affiliates (ASMP, AIGA, LPW, PPSDC): $15
Non-members: $20
Space is limited, reserve your tickets here.

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