APA | SD Presents: APA Focus – A Photographers’ Network | May 21st, 2014

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May 21st, 2014


Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: Groundswell Brewing Company 6304 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120, (619) 795-BEER

APA Focus is an informal Photographers’ Network with bi-monthly meetings in a social setting. Join fellow APA members and peers to discuss current issues that affect you as a photographer, from creativity to business and all points in between.

Share your insights and gain new perspectives on such topics as:

* Marketing new and different work
* Focusing your vision & establishing your brand
* Attracting more clients
* Designing marketing tools for your target market
* Estimating and negotiating

This is a free event and open to APA and non-members.

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American Photographic Artists – insideAPA News – April 2014

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United We Lead The Photographic Community



APA President Theresa Raffetto is an
IPC 2014 Leadership Award Recipient
The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, announced the recipients of its 2014 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Awards.
The award honors professional photographers and the award luncheon at the United Nations kicks off “May, International Professional Photography Month”.APA is proud to announce that our President, Theresa Raffetto will be honored at this years event on May 15th.
“The honorees, nominated by professional photography organizations, are selected because they best represent the groups’ criteria and ideals,” says IPC President James Chung…more


APA Readies For
Dynamic New Website
APA is launching a dynamic new website that will provide current information on relevant news, events and the latest on issues facing photographers. You’ll find the new APA site starting in May at APAnational.org (moving from our current dot com).
It’s imperative that all members update their information immediately upon launch in order to be found in our Find A Member section…more

Save money on APA membership payment plans
Upon the launch, APA will be introducing new flexible member pricing structure.
This will include the ability for anyone to join APA beginning at a contributing level.
Members who pay monthly will see a savings on their monthly plan as soon as they sign up on the new site….more


APA membership card
Be sure to keep your APA membership card handy for discounts with APA partners. If you are attending the Palm Springs Photo Festival you’ll need to show it when you register in order to take advantage of your member discount. A copy can be printed from your membership area of the site. …more

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APA Upcoming Events

April 24 APA Midwest Retouching Workshop

April 26 APA LA Off the Clock reception

May 15 APA Atlanta and Capture Integration Presents Fuse Visual Roundtable Tour

Speakers include:

Cameron Davidson, John Fulton, George Fulton
Sponsored by Leaf Mamiya and Capture Integration
This will be a creative sharing of the speakers with direct personal questions for each other in the Fuse Visual manner of sharing…more


Pro Photo Daily & Motion Art
Photo Daily newsletter

APA partner Pro Photo Daily provides an overview of articles with a daily recap of the most talked about stories. Find the latest in Photography and Motion by subscribing to their free emails…more



NYCFotoworks Professional Portfolio Review will take place in New York May 13-15

This event offers professional photographers the opportunity to connect and network with art buyers, photo editors, designers, and agents…more


Not an APA member yet? Join us!
We have dozens of excellent, very valuable benefits, like THE APA AWARDS that you need to succeed
Join or Renew easily online at APAnational.com

APA Membership questions or comments:
APA National Membership Representative Jeff Kausch

Photo Credits for images at the top of this newsletter (left to right)
Some of the Winners of the 2013 APA AWARDS National Photo Competition
(All images © 2013 by each artist):
3rd Place -CONCEPTUAL -Tim Bailey
3rd Place -FINE ART / PERSONAL – Karen Fuchs
1st Place – ARCHITECTURE – Emily Hagopian

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APA | SD presents: Portfolio Review Roundtable | April 30th, 2014

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Clearstory will hand out $25 OFF custom portfolio coupons to ALL attendees at this roundtable. One lucky attendee will win a FREE custom
photo book with a value of $250.00!!!


Has your portfolio devolved into an anthology?
A retrospective? A portfolio has one purpose and that’s to get you work. Every image that doesn’t show your vision dilutes it.
This roundtable will start with a brief tour of Clearstory: an affordable, custom, book-publishing company based here in San Diego. There will be samples of their printing and a representative will be available to answer your questions about how Clearstory can make your next book stand out and display your images in the best way.

The roundtable will continue with an informal discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and how to go about editing and sequencing a book

The first six people to sign up will get 10 minutes each to show their current print book (or online version) for a peer review. We encourage everyone to bring their book to share whether or not you are chosen to present.

Don’t miss out! Clearstory will hand out $25 OFF custom portfolio coupons to ALL attendees. One lucky attendee will win a free custom photo book with a value of $250.00!!!

Save the date! This roundtable is a perfect warm-up for our formal Portfolio Review that will be held May 31th, 2014.


Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

Clearstory | 8320 Miramar Mall | San Diego, CA 92121

APA | SD Members: Free
ASMP/Students/3rd Space Members: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00

Register Online Today or email director@apasd.org

Clearstory will be providing beer, wine and light appetizers.

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ASMP webinar ‘Business as unUsual’ on April 23

Coming Up Next:

ASMP’s April Business as unUsual Webinar

Marketing the One True You

with Colleen Wainwright
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern
Additional Q & A at www.facebook.com/asmpnational from 2:00-2:30

In an increasingly crowded marketplace, standing out and attracting the right audience are harder than ever. Marketing maven Colleen Wainwright, aka the Communicatrix, has long noted that the most effective marketing is less about yelling and selling, and more about “the truth of you translated into the language of them.” Join us as we discuss how to recognize and communicate the truth of you in your marketing efforts so you can reach and connect with the right audience for your work.

This important webinar is free for all live attendees.
Join us Wednesday, April 23 — REGISTER TODAY!

Note: This live event will be recorded. Access to the recording will be:
• free for ASMP Members
• $4.99 for non-Members
Recordings will be available at: http://www.ASMP.org/bau

ASMP’s evolution/revolution Webinar Series Returns

The Expansion of Fair Use

with Nancy Wolff
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern

In recent years, the Fair Use Doctrine has been used to successfully defend an ever broadening array of unauthorized uses. This expanded application of Fair Use is rapidly becoming the biggest threat to the continuing monetization of photography. Join host Richard Kelly for a conversation with IP attorney Nancy Wolff, author of The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook, who will provide the creator’s perspective on this critical and controversial area of Copyright law.

This provocative webinar is free for all live attendees.
Join us Tuesday, April 29 – Register today!

Note: This live event will be recorded. Access to the recording will be:
• free for ASMP Members
• $4.99 for non-Members
Recordings will be available at: www.ASMP.org/evo

Wide Open Digital 2 – Juried Exhibition – Entry deadline May 15th

“Wide Open Digital 2″ will give digital artists and photographers a chance to showcase work that falls anywhere on the digital spectrum. Whatever style or technique you use, however traditional or avant-garde, we want to see it. We can’t wait to see exciting works ranging from digital painting to cutting-edge generative art that uses computer software algorithms.

All visual artists and photographers worldwide—whether professional, nonprofessional, or student—are eligible to submit their digital artwork for this exhibit. Entrants under age 18 may enter only if a parent or a guardian enters on their behalf. Every discipline, genre, style, and school of thought within digital art and photography is welcome.

Important Dates
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2014
Online Exhibit: July 1, 2014
Physical-Gallery Exhibit: To be announced

All images selected as Wide Open Digital 2 finalists will appear online. Works awarded a Gold Stellar Art Award will be invited to appear in a physical, “brick-and-mortar” gallery exhibit at a later time. We reserve the right to extend entry deadlines and change exhibit dates.

Online Exhibits
Jurors will review submissions and will choose, for presentation online, all images they find meritorious. These selected works will appear in solo online galleries, each devoted to only one artist or photographer. These solo galleries will display work distinguished by the jurying process and thus will provide artists and photographers a showcase where art curators, patrons, and collectors can view works that have already been “vetted” by art experts.

Online exhibits begin as a “Current Exhibit” and are later archived, during which time all selected images remain in the solo artist galleries, available for viewing and, if the artist or photographer desires, for sale. (Artists and photographers may choose not to offer their images for sale online.)

Plans are already being made to create permanent solo galleries that will showcase all of an artist’s or a photographer’s juried selections from previous Digital Arts: California exhibits. We expect that these permanent galleries will become an important source of “vetted” artwork for art curators, collectors, and patrons.

Physical Exhibits
Works that have been awarded a Gold Stellar Art Award will be eligible for exhibition in a physical gallery setting. Such exhibits will be held periodically and will combine these award winners from various Digital Arts: California online exhibits. How often such physical exhibits are held will depend on the volume of entries to our online exhibits as well as other factors.

Selection of the finalists that will appear online in solo artist/photographer galleries will be made by Virginia Christensen and Glen Christensen. Virginia has enjoyed a long career as an editor and a publisher of photography and art books, and is, herself, an accomplished photographer. Glen has had a distinguished career as Art Director at major record companies in both New York City and Hollywood. Among his professional accolades have been two Grammy nominations for Best Album Package. To learn more about the backgrounds of Virginia and Glen, see the “About” section of this website.

Winners of the Gold Stellar Art Awards and Stellar Art Awards will be chosen by Virginia, Glen, and a distinguished guest juror.

Entry Fees
Entry fees are $25 for the first 5 (or fewer) images, and $4 for each additional image. You may pay for up to 14 images using the PayPal “Pay Now” button. If you wish to pay for more than 14 images using PayPal, please contact us via the Contact page of this website for payment instructions.

When using PayPal via the “Pay Now” button below, please type the following into the space below the word “Descriptions” on the PayPal order screen: the exhibit title, your first initial, and your last name. This will enable us to match your payment to your entries.

Payments originating outside the United States must be made via PayPal in U.S. Dollars. Use your own PayPal account, or in some countries, you may use certain credit cards. Click the “Pay Now” button to make payment.

Payments originating within the United States must be made in one of the following three ways:

  1. Via PayPal, using your own PayPal account. Click the “Pay Now” button to make payment.
  2. Via PayPal, using one of the following credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Click the “Pay Now” button to make payment.
  3. By mailing a USPS (United States Postal Service) domestic money order. Purchase a domestic money order at a United States Post Office branch, make the money order payable to “Art and Design Initiative,” and mail it to P.O. Box 9, Murrieta, CA 92564.

Submission Guidelines

Digital Files
Submit jpg files that are 72 dpi, a maximum of 2 MB, and a maximum of about 1,200 pixels on the longest side.

Attach each jpg file to an email (only one jpg file per email, please) with corresponding caption and contact information (see below for required caption and contact information). Use the following email address:


We prefer to receive jpg files by email, but if you wish, you may instead mail us a CD containing all jpg files. Include, on the CD, caption and contact information in an MS Word file. Make sure you identify each caption by the file name of its corresponding jpg image. Mail the CD to:

Art and Design Initiative
PO Box 9
Murrieta, CA 92564

If you are submitting your jpgs on a CD but do not have MS Word available to you, you must submit all your caption and contact information by email. Make sure you identify each caption by the file name of its corresponding jpg. Also, be sure to mention that you are mailing us a CD containing your jpgs. Use the following email address: entry.

Photo Contest Now Open: Enter Today!

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Wanted: Your Nature Photographs!
Dear Mary,

First day to enter: April 1, 2014
Early Bird deadline: April 30, 2014
People’s Choice: April 7, 2014
Grand Prize: Polar Bear trip
Cash prizes in 7 categories
Photos in National Wildlife®
Learn more about the contest Read the Contest rules
Find tips on photo preparation See what judges look for

Today’s the day we throw open the doors for the 44th annual National Wildlife® Photo Contest—and we’re inviting you to be a part of it!
National Wildlife Federation’s photo contest gives you a chance to share your photos with wildlife and nature enthusiasts from around the world. The photos in the competition showcase the multitude of ways we interact with and celebrate the beauty of nature that surrounds us.
Enter the contest today and have a chance to win exciting prizes, including the Grand Prize expense-paid trip for two to see polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Winners will also have their photos featured on our website and in a special issue of the award-winning National Wildlife® magazine. Here’s how it works:

The contest starts today, April 1. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win the People’s Choice Award. Voting starts next week! *
Your $20 entry fee allows you to enter a set of 10 photos into the contest. You may enter more than one set if you’d like. *
Early Bird Special! Enter and pay before April 30, 2014, and you’ll get to submit 10 additional photos at no additional charge! *
Submitting photos is easy! Simply click here or you can login using Facebook.

And remember, the National Wildlife® Photo Contest isn’t all just fun and prizes. It also helps raise awareness and funds for vital projects like our efforts to restore wild bison to tribal lands, keep the waters that endangered orcas depend on pollution-free, protect wild public lands and more.
The annual Photo Contest is one of our favorite events—and we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year!
Just click here to get started today! Sincerely,

Mark Wexler
Editorial Director, National Wildlife®
P.S. Don’t forget our Early Bird Bonus! Enter and pay the fee for this year’s contest before April 30 and you’ll get to enter 10 extra photos for free! Get started here.

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NEXT WEEK! APA | SD presents: APA | MBA – Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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San Diego Ad Club presents: Interactive Day San Diego

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APA San Diego Invites You to the West Coast’s Must-Attend Digital Marketing Event on May 15 & 16!
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