APA National – January News
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With the advent of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, you can now photograph from above while remaining planted on the ground. Drone guru Cameron Davidson answers questions from Debra Hershkowitz about how much drone shooting he’s doing these days and what drew him to aerial photography. Read more.
The winner of the Lucie Foundation’s “International Photographer of the Year Award” in 2014 has photographed over 230 tradespeople and children from Morocco. For 20 days in November 2013, Sandro and a small crew traveled around Morocco by car, truck, quads and camel from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, then to Risssani and the Sahara Desert. Claire Sykes interviews Sandro about his choices and preparations for this extraordinary body of work. Read more.
Eric O’Connell, Pinhole
Nicole Weingartner interviews Eric O’Connell who has thoroughly embraced pinhole photography. Eric exposes the true emotion and inspiration behind the artist—both in reference to himself and to the artists that he photographs. The infinite depth of field gives his photos a softness and tonality. Since he began the pinhole project in March, his collection has grown to include intensely eerie snapshots-in-time of a composer, an artist, a painter, and a director. Read more.
Drones: Five things you should know or use.
If you are interested in using drones to enhance your photo business, you’ll want toread these five essential tips from aerial photographer Cameron Davidson.
APA Insurance FAQs
Figuring out business insurance allowances and limitations can be a head-scratcher with many variables that require careful understanding. Read our answers to some common questions about APA’s policy coverage for professional photographers.
Marketing Tips for the New Year
New York, Mon. January 27, 6-9P
Join us in New York for a great chapter panel lineup who will share their insights and answer your marketing Qs on January 27. Meet Monte Isom, Joe Lombardo, Amy Fitzgibbons and Karen D’Silva at Elk Studios from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Thomas Alleman at Apple Store
Los Angeles, Mon. February 10, 7:30-8:30P
Alleman will be the featured guest speaker for the LA Chapter’s next event on February 10. He’ll be showing his work and discussing his approach to photographing people and places in the urban landscape. Find more info here.
OFF THE CLOCK – Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: Thursday, February 12
APA Los Angeles’ personal work curated exhibition is going on right now. OFF THE CLOCK is easy to enter. No confusing categories. No creation date restrictions. No vastly different size prints or frames. Show will travel to ad agencies in the Los Angeles area Enter today.
Palm Springs Photo Festival Discounts
Here’s another way your APA membership saves you money. Receive 7.5% off on allPalm Springs Photo Festival activities including: registration, seminars, workshops, portfolio reviews and more. The festival dates this year are April 26 through May 1. Login to your MyAPA account then click on Discount Codes to access your savings for PSPF. Photo credit: Art Streiber
APA Joins the PLUS Board
American Photographic Artists is very excited to announce that Eugene Mopsik will represent APA on the PLUS Coalition Board of Directors.
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