‘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.

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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.

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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:
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Untitled Exhibition and Photo Auction at Bread & Salt Gallery

Join us at Bread & Salt gallery for a one-night only auction and exhibition of the top 20 photographic prints from our Untitled 2018 contest. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. See all competition entries shown in a rotating slideshow, sip craft beer from Coronado Brewing Co., and bid on original art by some of the regions best photographers. Winning entries were judged and curated by Thomas Werner and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 images.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7-10 PM
Where: Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. San Diego, 92113
Free and open to all.

Photos top to bottom:
Lou Mora
Markku Lahdesmaki

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Untitled 2018 Call for Entries Open!

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APA | 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 on Saturday, November 10th, 2018. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. All entries will be judged by acclaimed photography author and educator Thomas Werner 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.

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Visit UntitledShow.org for entry information and submission guidelines.
Deadline for entries is October 9, 2018. Additional fees for deadline extensions will apply.

“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.

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Event starts at 6:30 PM

APA and MOPA Members: $5
Students and OTL: $5
Affiliates: $15
Non-members: $20
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