Untitled 2017 Call for Entries now open.

Call for Entries, Untitled 2017APA | 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. The top 20 images will be chosen for display at a one-night only benefit auction. The proceeds  will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts.

All entries will be judged by VICE Design Director Dersu Rhodes, and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 images. All entries will be represented in the exhibition slide show on the night of the event.

Submission guidelines and entry form at UntitledShow.org  Deadline for entries is midnight, PST, September 24, 2017.

MEET. Dana Neibert

© Dana Neibert


Meet Dana Neibert, a Coronado based photographer, former Art Director and long time
APA San Diego member and supporter.

Who are you following on Instagram?
Other photographers, travelers, craftsmen

Who were your biggest influencers?
Ansel Adams and how he prints, Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Theibaud
for simplicity, Albert Bierstadt for light

When were you first introduced to Photography?
My grandfather gave me a Kodak 110 camera probably when I was 7 or so.

What is your favorite podcast?
Sorry, don’t listen to podcasts but VEEP is really funny to listen to while retouching.

What is your favorite curse word?
Too many to list!

Check out new work by Dana Neibert!

APA San Diego – DRONES Roundtable – August 10th, 2017

Photo courtesy of Ramon Purcell

Do I need a pilot’s license? Do I need a pilot? Can I fly my drone and shoot video at the same time? Can I fly over populated areas? Can I fly over the beach?

Do I have to file a flight plan? What is a 107? Will I get arrested? What’s a gimbal?

You have questions. We have answers. Come to the APA | San Diego – DRONES Roundtable and get caught up.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

John Durant Photography
3421 Tripp Ct.#4, San Diego, CA 92121

APA | SD Members: Free
ASMP/Students/MOPA: $5.00
Non-members: $10.00
(+$5.00 more at the door)

Purchase online HERE or email director@apasd.org



 until June 29th at no additional fee.

STARTING JUNE 29TH submission fees increase $10 per entry.

THE APA AWARDS is one of the most respected photo contests in the world.

Enter just one image and you could walk away with thousands of dollars worth of prizes!

Enter as many images as you like and increase your chances even more.

Winners will receive a connection to people who can hire you, and there’s more:

Selected images to be included in a 2-page spread in Lürzer’s Archive 2018
A gallery showcasing winning images will be viewable online for two years.
A selection of winners will be included in a promotional mailing and sent to select art buyers and photo editors across the country.
An acclaimed panel of Judges will be viewing your work.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT – proceeds help advance APA’s core mission of protecting photographers’ rights so you can feel good about entering.

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

Get Moving: Motion and Video Roundtable


Have you made the move to making movies?

Now’s your chance to show off your directorial dexterity at the APA San Diego Motion and Video Roundtable. 

Send us your 5 minute (max) motion project (on any topic) and meet us on June 15th 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 or bring along the file the night of. We will screen as many submissions as possible. 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 
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  |  .mp4  |  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
ASMP/Students/3rdSpace: $5.00
Non-members: $10.00 (+$5.00 more at the door)

RSVP: Register Online Today or email director@apasd.org