Inside the Studio with Dan Winters

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APA | SD welcomes Dan Winters back with a look into his philosophies and stories from a life spent behind a camera. Join this online conversation and hear Dan respond to questions about his photographs and his approach to making art: past, present and future. We invite you to participate and submit your questions for Dan to be answered in this exclusive online event. Be sure to register and submit all questions in advance to director@apasd.org by Wednesday, June 24th, at 6PM (PST) for consideration. Dan will address as many questions as possible virtually on Saturday, June 27th, at 3PM (PST.)

Dan Winters is an award-winning photographer who is best known for his celebrity portraits, photojournalism and illustrations. His work has been featured in a variety of publications including GQ, Vanity Fair, TIME, The New York Times MagazineNational Geographic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and WIRED. His range of clients include HBO, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Sony, RCA and Interscope. He’s had multiple solo gallery exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and a solo exhibition at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah. His work is in permanent collections at the National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Telfair Museum and The Harry Ransom Center.

Aside from an impressive client list and overall body of work, Dan has a collection of photography books that chronicle his career in photography with one dedicated to his shooting 30 years of New York street photography. He currently splits his time between Austin, Los Angeles and Savannah Georgia with his wife and son.

RSVP for event here.

 

APA Awards Call for Entries is now open!

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Our annual competition is open to all photographers at every level, worldwide — everyone from emerging photographers to established professionals.

Our Judges will select 43 APA Award Winners this year.

APA members save on each entry.  APA Leader level members save over 35% on each image.

Now is a great time to join APA : enter enough images and your first year of membership can be free.

Like to upgrade? Please email: membershiprep@apanational.org

Awards Deadline: Thursday, July 9

MORE INFO AND TO ENTER NOW CLICK HERE

Personal Work Virtual Roundtable | Postponed NOW June 10th, 2020

Do you have a photography project or series you’re passionate about? Curious what your peers and others think of it? Join APA | SD in a virtual roundtable on Wednesday, June 10th at 4 PM PST, to share your own work or to comment on the work of others. Five photographers will be selected to present and discuss their personal photography projects in a virtual critique session. Send us a link to your project and we’ll review and discuss how this work benefits you, your clients and our industry. You’re encouraged to share personal work along with client work to help inspire our community.

WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2020 | Roundtable starts at 4 PM

WHERE: Online | Link will be sent out upon registration

COST: Free and Open to All

Reserve your spot today here!
Be sure to RSVP by 2 pm on June 9th, 2020

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ART FOR ASSISTANTS – Fundraiser

 

Photo © Tim Tadder 

 

Art for Assistants is a thoughtful and timely response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The sale of limited edition prints help support photo assistants. This new campaign aims to turn paper and ink into financial support for photography assistants – the often-unsung heroes who work side-by-side with many of our favorite photographers, and who, like many others, have had their work and their incomes come to an abrupt halt.

Photographer Tim Tadder spearheaded this initiative then invited two photographers, who in better times employ assistants on a regular basis, to raise money for these recently out of work team members.  One of those photographers, Shaun Fenn has been instrumental in getting the word out.

Shaun Fenn stated, “I think this is a fantastic idea, and a way for us to give back and a way for you to obtain some beautiful artwork at a reasonable price knowing you’re also doing some good for some hardworking people.”

The program requires a 100% commitment from photographers who participate. Each photographer agrees to sell a limited edition of 100, 11”x14” prints of their own work, for $100 each. They create their own Go Fund Me (https://www.gofundme.com), page and then utilizes their social media channels to get word out using the #artforassistants hashtag. The photographers cover all costs, including the printing and shipping, and pledge to give 100% of the proceeds of the sales of the prints to their Assistants (minus the 3% for Go Fund Me). They are also personally responsible for the printing and fulfillment of their prints.

Epson was instrumental in the kick-off of this project and helped provide some of the initial resources. Photographers who want to take the pledge (and are in a financial position to cover the costs to be in the program) can contact Tim Tadder’s studio for help in setting up their Go Fund Me pages and to get a list of resources for purchasing mailing tubes, glassines and shipping labels.

Photographers participating in this effort to date include:

Erik Almas
Andy Anderson
Paul Elledge
Shaun Fenn
Randal Ford
Laurie Frankel
Dan Goldberg
Nick Hall
Jason Lindsey
Michael Muller
Frank Ockenfels
Brian Bowen Smith
Rennie Solis
Art Streiber
Tim Tadder
Dan Winters

Almas, Ford, Ockenfels, and Tadder have already met and exceeded their goals, and more participant photographers are added each day as this campaign gains steam.

To learn more about how you can contribute to this very important cause, please check out this Go Fund Me page, which continues to add photographers.

Please remember you can support the project, and support photo Assistants, by donating any amount, not just through the purchase of a print.

Photographers interested in taking the pledge themselves please contact hello@timtadder.com  ellie@timtadder.com 

More info can be found on APA National’s page.

Making the Move to Motion

APA_motion_eventbritePhoto credit: Gary Allard

Have 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, February 20th for APA San Diego’s silver screen event. Popcorn and beverages will be served.

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 February 17th.

We will screen as many submissions as possible.

WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2020
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
Students & Affiliates: $5.00
Non-members: $10.00

Reserve your spot today here!

An Evening with Frank Ockenfels 3

Thank you to everyone who joined us at MOPA for An Evening with Photographer Frank Ockenfels 3. We were happy to see some new members and friends along with many familiar faces from our creative community. Frank gave an inspiring presentation while sharing some compelling personal and professional work from his new book, Volume 3. 

We appreciate the support of our sponsors and partners who help make these memorable events possible.

Photos © Stacy Keck

An Evening with Photographer Frank Ockenfels 3

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APA San Diego and MOPA are proud to welcome acclaimed photographer and director, Frank Ockenfels 3. Join us for a special one-night event including a photographic talk and slide presentation about his new book, Volume 3 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater.

Frank Ockenfels 3 is an American photographer, artist, and director based in Los Angeles, California. He is renowned for his portraiture and incorporating non-photographic elements in his work. Ockenfels applies techniques like collage, painting, and drawing to his photographs. His career began working for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and Vogue. He photographed over 200 album covers for various musicians. Additionally, he has created countless campaigns for major television and movie clients. Other advertising clients include Nike, K Swiss, Reebok, and Hennessy. Frank Ockenfels 3’s work has been in demand for over three decades.

Frank’s ability to adapt to any situation as well as staying away from the obvious seem to be qualities that set him apart from other photographers. Frank thrives on pushing the boundaries of digital photography and believes in collaborating. In many ways Frank is unconventional. He believes that photography can still have moments of purity without being overly conceptualized or retouched.

Frank recently published his first book entitled, Volume 3. This book provides a window into his visual thinking-the internal world of imagery and emotions in his mind. Subjected to ink, collage, or paint, the images are no longer just photographs of an individual, but become a more personal statement of who the artist is, of his psyche and as such, creative artistry in its purest form. The erotic, the sublime, and the violent collages are blended with portraiture that seamlessly complements each other. The photographic creations become tactile, bringing another dimension of sensory experience.

To check out Frank’s work, go to: fwo3.com

WHEN:
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | Doors open at 6:00 pm, Event begins at 6:30 pm

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

COST:
APA & MOPA Members: $15
Students: $15
Affiliates (AIGA, ASMP, YBH, LPW, PEC): $20
General Admission: $25

Tickets $5 more at the door!

Purchase tickets here today!

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Holiday Party and Print Exchange


Photo © Gary Allard

EAT, DRINK & MERRY MERRY
Join us and other San Diego photographers at what is now a venerable tradition: arrive at Coronado Brewing with a 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.

WHEN: 
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

WHERE:
Coronado Brewing Company | San Diego Tasting Room
1205 Knoxville Street | San Diego, CA 92110
Space is limited.

RSVP or QUESTIONS:
Email director@apasd.org by December 7 Continue reading

Untitled 2019 Winners Announced

We would like to thank all of the sponsors, attendees and participants who helped make the Untitled 2019 exhibition and auction a great event. More than 400 entries were received and our judge, Michele Romero, curated the top 20. The prints were displayed at You Belong Here for a one-night only event and silent auction benefiting the Museum of Photographic Arts and prizes were awarded for the top 3 winners and people’s choice.

Thank you for supporting our photo community!

Photos Courtesy of © Stacy Keck





Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

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Untitled 2019: A Photographic Exhibition

Join us on Friday, November 8, 2019 at You Belong Here for a one-night only auction and exhibition of the top 20 photographic prints from our Untitled 2019 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 local craft beer and bid on original art by some of the regions best photographers. Winning entries were judged and curated by Michele Romero and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 images.

When: Friday, November 8, 2019, 6:30-9:30 PM
Where: You Belong Here, 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Free and open to all.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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