An Evening with Adventure Photographer Travis Burke

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APA San Diego and MOPA are proud to welcome local adventure photographer, Travis Burke. Join us for a special one-night event including a photographic talk and slide presentation at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, June 13th, 2019.

From scraping grease out of restaurant vents at night to becoming an award winning landscape and commercial photographer, Travis believes that with a strong work ethic and a passion for chasing his dreams, he can do anything he sets his mind to. Four years ago, Travis embarked upon the ultimate road trip in his self-converted campervan from his Grandmother with only $81 in his pocket and a dream that he would soon make a reality. “I knew I had to take a leap of faith and commit my entire life to what I loved if I ever wanted to become successful at it.”

30_TravisBurkePhotographyTravis Burke’s diverse and creative approach to outdoor adventure photography stems from his own perspective on life. His dedication to conquering anything thrown at him and living life with no regrets shines through in his photographs. Whether it’s walking a slackline over canyons, freediving through caves in the ocean or capturing the Milky Way Galaxy in remote locations, Travis is constantly pushing himself and the boundaries of his craft. View more of Travis’ work here.

 

 

 


WHEN:

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | Doors open at 6:00 pm and event starts at 6:30 pm

WHERE: 

The Museum of Photographic Arts | 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

COST:

APA and MOPA Members: $5
Students and OTL: $5
Affiliates: $15 (AIGA, YBH)
Non-members: $20
Early-bird pricing ends on May 31, 2019.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Questions regarding the event can be sent to Wendy Fisk at director@apasd.org.

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Architecture Roundtable, May 23, 2019

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Architectural Photographer.
It has a nice ring to it. Sounds sophisticated – a specialist. There’s travel to interesting locations. And mixing with brilliant people. Tell me more…
Join APA San Diego on May 23rd for an Architectural Roundtable hosted by veteran photographer, John Durant, who will share his 35 years of wisdom on business practices, photographic techniques, rights, usage and more.

This is event has limited space so reserve your seat early here.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 23, 2019  |  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Event begins at 7:00 pm

WHERE:
John Durant Studio | 3421 Tripp Court, Studio 4  |  San Diego, CA 92121

COST:
Free to APA Members
Non-members: $10

 

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Portfolio Review Roundtable, April 11, 2019

Collection of photo portfolios by artist Bil Zelman© Bil Zelman

When was the last time you gave your portfolio a good long look? What about a ruthless edit? A portfolio has one purpose; to get you work. Every image that doesn’t show your vision dilutes it. Join APA | SD and your industry peers for a lively discussion about what makes a portfolio great.

The first six people to sign up will be eligible for a 10 minute review of their print or online portfolio. When registering, please indicate if you would like to be included for review.

We also encourage all attendees to bring their portfolios to share. Due to time restraints we cannot guarantee that all work will be reviewed.

All event attendees will receive a special gift from 4by6.com to print 25 business cards or postcards for free!

This is event has limited space so reserve your seat early here.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 11th, 2019  |  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Event begins at 7:00 pm

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

COST:
Free to APA Members
Non-members: $10

 

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‘Behind the Scenes with Art Streiber and Michele Romero.’

Thank you to everyone who attended our event last week at MOPA with photographer Art Streiber and special guest, Entertainment Weekly Photo Editor Michele Romero. We were happy to have a great turnout of students, members, old friends and new. Michele and Art gave an unforgettable presentation and behind the scenes tour of their most recent collaborations together. We are grateful for the support of our photo community, sponsors and partners who help make these events possible.

Photos © Stacy Keck


 

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MEET. Donna Cosentino


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Meet Donna Cosentino, a newly retired Photography professor, APA | San Diego member and founder of The Photographer’s Eye Collective in Escondido.

Who are your top 5 favorites that you’re following on Instagram?
I like the variety of genres and lifestyles I can check out on IG. I learn from everyone… @jgrantbrittain; @lorivrba; @paulnicklen; @mattblack_blackmatt; @waynemartinbelger; and a host of former students, other artists and working photographers from all over the world. I love IG.

What is your camera of choice?
My Rolleiflex twin lens. But I use my iPhone every day

What do you listen to when you’re shooting?
Mother Nature  (but in the darkroom­–Blues)

Who were your biggest influencers?
I was influenced by street photographers (it was the 70’s after all) but also fell in love with historic photographers and processes so I let it all soak in.

Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Carleton Watkins, and Anna Atkins are favorites from history. Certain books shaped my understanding of story-telling: Robert Frank-The Americans, Doris Ulmann-The Darkness and the Light, Bill Owens-Suburbia, Donna Ferrato-Living with the Enemy, Most importantly, Mary Ellen Mark for her way of seeing and relating to her subjects.  

What were you doing before you became a Photographer?
I was a floundering art student

What 3 words describe your photography style?
Connected.  Reflective.  Imperfect

When were you first introduced to Photography?
1971 in college by a cute boy with long hair and great facial hair. We became lovers. We are still great friends.

What was the best piece of advice you were given starting out?
Be open. Practice your craft.

If you weren’t a Photographer, what would you be doing?
I wanted to be a teacher at five years old. I became a Photojournalist, and then a teacher of photography. I loved gallery work as a teacher and now that I’ve recently retired from thirty years of teaching, I am a gallery director. I could never stop photographing or teaching or working with other photographers…it’s all part of who I am.

What do you do when you get stuck?
I go to the desert and breathe.

Do you have a favorite podcast?
ON Being with Krista Tippett

What is your best marketing advice for your peers?
Let someone help you edit your portfolio. You may not recognize images that need to go away.

What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back 10 years? 20 years?
Low spots are temporary. Trust your voice. Don’t be afraid of love. Jump

Check out more work from Donna Cosentino.

Member Benefit: 40% Discount on 4by6 Printing

4by6 Portfolio Packs, customize your quantities starting with 25 prints.

Hey there! Gary Allard, APA|SD Chapter President here and I want to share my love for print. In this day and age when we are bombarded with digital imagery at every turn, from every angle, holding a printed piece of art hits an emotional spot that many of us are losing touch with.

And that’s a shame because, now more than ever, we have the resources to make amazingly beautiful prints for a fraction of the price we used to pay. Which brings us to our APA partner, 4by6. This online printing resource stands out in a few ways. First, the attention to quality is at the forefront of their business. They require a higher resolution file than most other printers, which results in more detail in the printed piece. And the hands-on attention given to each order is also a refreshing surprise; the last order I submitted had rasterized type, the art tech emailed with a concern, replaced exactly my copy (font and all) with vector type so it would print cleaner, and assured me it was all in the system and going to print without delay. Try finding that with other online print resources.

“Blackline” heavy layered card stock by 4by6

Lastly, the flexible options for quantities, sizes, card stock, and products is almost overwhelming. My business cards are printed on the “Blackline” multilayer heavy stock. For my print promos I chose the recycled stock which has a great feel and surprisingly sharp and vibrant color. If you can’t decide, sign up for a free sample kit to get a first hand feel of all the options. Shipping is quick (they are based in the Bay Area) and all my orders have arrived before the expected date.

4by6 cards and promos for Gary Allard Photography

Here’s the best part: APA|SD members receive a 40% discount on all orders. That’s huge. So if you’re thinking about that next print promo, or need new business cards, give them a try. And if you need one more reason? They plant a tree for every order they receive. Really. Honestly, I’m sold. And also not being compensated for this testimonial. Well, except for the discount, but you can get that too!

If you have any questions or would like more information about this benefit or other membership perks, please contact our Executive Director, Wendy Fisk at director@apasd.org

Instagram Marketing for Photographers: A Crash Course with Ellie Pritts

Join APA|SD and Instagram superstar Ellie Pritts, Thursday, January 24, 2019 to explore how and why Instagram has become indispensable for marketing yourself as a photographer. In this seminar Ellie will be discussing the basics of a successful Instagram presence and how to grow your audience organically.

What will be covered:

  • Why you should be on Instagram
  • How to brand yourself on the platform
  • Finding your niche
  • The importance of finding inspiration accounts
  • Creating a strategy for your business
  • Basics of marketing on Instagram, paid and free
  • Instagram don’ts

Ellie is an acclaimed photographer and emerging director who has worked with companies like Pitchfork, VANS, Canon and Apple. Ellie was named one of the top photographers to follow on Instagram by TIME and launched Apple’s Instagram account, @apple in 2017.

When: Thursday, January 24th, 2019   |   Doors open at 6 and event starts at 6:30-8:30
Where: Marshall Williams and Chris Park Studios, 5343 Banks Street, San Diego, CA 92110
COST: (Early bird pricing goes up $5 per ticket after January 4th, 2019)
APA $10
Students $15
Affiliates (MOPA/AIGA) $15
Non-Members $20
Reserve your space now

Thank you to our event sponsors:
George’s Camera
Nelson Photo Supplies
Workbook | Dripbook | Yodelist
Marshall Williams Photography | Chris Park Photography
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