APA National Update – Week of March 22nd: Nicole Morrison, Hire an APA Pro and more…

APA National Update, March 22, 2021

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INSPIRATION

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Nicole Morrison Photography
I’ve never met Nicole Morrison in person (APA San Francisco), but if she is anything like her photography, I would describe her as colorful, bold, fun, and passionate. She’s making a mark on the food and lifestyle world as a photographer with a mission to stop climate change. In fact, her personal work (Compost Awareness) includes a contemporary still life of composting fruits and vegetables. The accompanying blog entry describes the five best things about composting – you’ve got to love a photographer that blogs about the joys of composting! Things haven’t always been easy for Morrison; it’s taken her a while to find her passion for food and lifestyle photography after graduating college with a degree in photojournalism. However, she has arrived on the scene in an unforgettably creative way – including GIFs! Read more…..

UPCOMING APA EVENTS

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APA DC: 30 Minutes with Jeff Glotzl
March 23, 2021 8:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Eastern
APA DC presents 30 Minutes With… Jeff Glozl. Shooting Plates and Finding Donors: Photography with Retouching in Mind
We’ve all been there: everything is perfect… except for the background. Maybe the art director decided they needed a vertical after all. Perhaps the big beautiful octabank you just bought is reflecting in the window. Maybe the client’s cousin’s, uncle’s podiatrist thinks the model should be standing in a lake.

Whatever the reason, it helps to know how to photograph a scene with some some aces up your sleeve. Shooting background plates, getting lighting variations, or capturing additional donor images can make the difference between simply recording a scene and crafting an image. It can also be the difference between a smooth post production process and thousands of dollars in additional retouching. This event is free.

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APA LA & AskSternRep: Navigating the Unknown
March 25th, 2021 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 Eastern
APA LA presents Episode 15 of Q&A series with Andrea Stern of @AskSternRep. What goes into the decision of hiring photographers at ad agencies? Let’s ask!

Guests:
• Andrea Rosenfeld – Senior Art Producer/David&Goliath
• Norman Brown – Design Director/Zambezi Agency

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APA DC: Commercial Photography 101
March 25, 2021 3:00 pm Pacific, 6:00 pm Eastern

APA DC presents Commercial Photography 101Falling in love with photography is easy. Turning that passion into a successful career takes works.
In this introductory panel discussion we’ll meet five photographers representing different fields in the industry. We’ll learn what their “average” week looks like, how s/he got started, and what skills it takes to be successful. Along the way we’ll learn a bit about the basics of running a business, what licensing means, and how photographers market themselves. This event is free.

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APA NY: The Holistic Photographer ReBoot and ReBalance
March 25, 2021 4:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 pm Eastern

APA NY is thrilled to announce the second session of our monthly series: The Holistic Photographer: ReBoot and ReBalance in 2021!
As photographers we often find ourselves physically and creatively exhausted and tend to neglect taking great care of us while we are dedicated to our clients and talent in front of the camera. This series will focus on how we can nurture and heal the physical and mental strains while working long hours and in challenging conditions. During these interactive sessions you will learn from a variety of health experts about new modes of self-care and how to build healthy habits around your body, mind, and soul.
Please join March Daigle and APA for a live strength workout and an exciting Q + A about how to integrate strength, stability, and mobility into your lives to feel more balanced.

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APA Scope: Diversity & Inclusion April 5, 2021 2:00 pm Pacific, 5:00 pm Eastern
Josué Rivas (Mexica and Otomi) is an Indigenous Futurist, creative director, visual storyteller, and educator working at the intersection of art, technology, journalism, and decolonization. His work aims to challenge the mainstream narrative about Indigenous peoples, co-create with the community, and serve as a vehicle for collective healing.
He is a 2020 Catchlight Leadership Fellow, Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow, founder of the Standing Strong Project, co-founder of Natives Photograph, Curator at Indigenous TikTok and winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. Panelists include:
Cara Romero and Cinthya Santos-Brione

APA CONTESTS

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APA LA OFF THE CLOCK 2021
CALL FOR ENTRIES FINAL DEADLINE: March 31, 2021

APA MEMBER BENEFITS

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APA National Update – Week of February 22nd: John Blais, Meet the Curator and more…

APA National Update, February 22, 2021

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

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John Blais: American Gothic
John Blais (APA Charlotte) is no stranger to adversity. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, he decided to escape the hardship of his daily life at young age. Eventually, his camera became that means of escape – pictures not only brought him joy, but they also told stories of human interaction, intimacy, and hope. Now a successful commercial photographer based in South Carolina, John’s images are poignant, moving and ethereal. I had the chance to ask him about his personal series American Gothic where he engages his subjects as they reflect on life’s struggles. Read more…..

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APA NY: Open Talk, Anatomy of Long Term Assignment February 22, 2021 4:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 Eastern
APA New York presents ANATOMY of LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS: panAFRICAproject.
For much of Lou Jones’s career, he has pursued complex personal assignments along with his commercial work: death row, Olympics, pregnancy, trade unions, etc. For the past few years, his studio has been traveling to Africa to document all 54+ countries on the continent. Not only is this overwhelmingly difficult but it requires every skill that a photographer can muster.
The mission statement is to illuminate the modern, progressive nature of the countries, one-by-one, & show their unique character in a positive, non-colonialists visual portrait. So I will talk about formulating the concept, logistics, fundraising & boots-on-the-ground.

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APA Atlanta: “Treatments? Pitch Decks? What Are They?!”
February 23, 2021 3:30 pm Pacific, 6:30 Eastern
APA Atlanta presents “Treatments? Pitch Decks? What Are They?!” with Liz Von Hoene and Claudia Bost
What’s a treatment? What’s a pitch deck? What’s the difference between the two? And most importantly, do I need one? If you’ve found yourself pondering these questions we encourage you to join us for an evening discussing the ins and outs of producing creative treatments and pitching your work to prospective clients. Liz Von Hoene and her manager Claudia Bost have generously volunteered their time to walk us through their process from preparation to organization, and how to stay relevant and inspired throughout. This event is exclusively available to APA members.

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APA DC: Instagram For Business February 23, 2021 3:00 pm Pacific, 6:00 Eastern
APA DC presents a panel discussion with 5 influencers, sharing how they leverage Instagram to fuel their professional photography careers. Love it or hate it, Instagram has become an integral part of a photographer’s marketing and promotional strategy. Whether you’re a regular poster with a decent following or you’re still finding your way on the platform, you probably have questions about how to optimize your time with it.

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APA LA & AskSternRep: Navigating the Unknown
February 24, 2021 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 Eastern
APA LA Presents Episode 14 (Marketing Part 2) of Navigating the Unknown: How do we make the most out of SOCIAL MEDIA, our contacts DATABASE and our NETWORKING options? Panelists:
Amy V. Cooper – Photography Consultant
Julie Skarwecki – Photography Consultant

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APA NY: 10 Ways to Earn More with Online Photo Sales February 25, 2021 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 Eastern
APA New York presents Rachel Reiss and Caitlyn Edwards from PhotoShelter for 10 Ways to Earn More with Online Photo Sales on Thursday, February 25th at 4pm EST. Rachel and Caitlyn will walk you through the different ways you can set up to sell, plus give you actionable tips to help you generate more revenue with online sales right now – whether you use PhotoShelter or not.
Over the past year, photographers all over the world have been asking the same question: How do I continue to make money when I’m not being booked for jobs? One simple answer? Online sales.

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APA LA Meet the Curator: A Talk with Rebecca Morse
February 26, 2021 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 Eastern
American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles (APA LA) is proud and honored to announce that Rebecca Morse, the influential Curator of The Wallis Annenberg Photography Department of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be curating our 2021 Off The Clock Competition.

To kickoff our March 1, 2021 Off The Clock call for entries, Rebecca Morse will be presenting an online talk moderated by David Robin (member of the APA LA Board of Directors) on Friday February 26, 2021 at 1PM PST. This is your chance to meet and hear Ms. Morse discuss the evolution of contemporary photography and share her aesthetic, point of view and appreciation of the photographic image.

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APA Scope: Diversity & Inclusion March 1, 2021 2:00 pm Pacific, 5:00 Eastern
The event is moderated by Diana King and Jessica Foley with a focus on Asian inclusion in the photo industry. Panelists Include:
Carmen Chan is a Los Angeles-based photographer and director who is passionate about supporting talent from underrepresented communities in art, culture, and design. She is a dual citizen of Hong Kong and the US, and holds an active visa in China. Alex Kang, Netflix Photo Campaign Manager
Caroline Yi is a Texas-born, New York-based Executive Producer and Creative Operations Lead with over a decade of experience in full-scale shoot productions and executing 360 campaigns. Supports clients in translating their creative concepts into reality with seamless organization. Co-founder of Our Experience, a platform of personal stories from the Asian American Pacific Islander community to offer perspective, solidarity, and healing.
Diana King is a Chinese-American portrait, lifestyle fashion, and commercial photographer based in Nashville & LA. King’s diverse portfolio includes work with advertising agencies, and brands like Samsung and H&M. She is also the creator/director of “Almost Asian, Almost American” an on-going photo and video essay project that allows Asian-American women to define their own beauty and identity.
Jessica Foley is a Thai-American from Los Angeles currently living in Brooklyn. She’s a photographer, traveler, and hot sauce aficionado with a black belt in karate and a bachelor’s in Marketing Management. She is also the Regional Director for American Photographic Artists: New York.

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February Biz Talk on YouTube

If you missed the February edition of Biz Talk on Social Media and Copyright with Stephen Doniger, you can watch it on the APA YouTube channel.

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APA | SD presents: Shooting During the Pandemic a Virtual Roundtable | 2.11.2021

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APA | SD presents:
Shooting During a Pandemic
A Virtual Roundtable
An online event Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 6 p.m.

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APA | SD is hosting a virtual roundtable focused on producing and shooting during a pandemic. Photographer Nick Nacca will moderate the discussion with professional photographers, studios, and production companies and share stories from his recent shoots. We encourage you to take part in the conversation about your experiences; what worked, and what didn’t. Learn what you need to know to keep your crew and clients safe through best practices, protocols and guidelines for a safe shoot.

WHEN: Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 6 p.m. PST
WHERE: Online | Link will be sent out upon registration

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