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Previous Events


Tuesday, April 10, 2012
6:30 to 9:00 PM
Seattle Daylight / Studio 302
80 South Washington Street #302

Free Admission for APA NW members; RSVP required.
On Tuesday, April 10th, APA NW is holding a special Members’ Only Forum Party. We hope that all of our APA NW members can get together to enjoy complimentary refreshments and help us make our growing chapter even stronger.
After a brief introduction by our Chapter Chairman, Greg Probst, we’ll open it up for a general discussion from you, our members. This is your best chance to get in on highly relevant discussions about the present state, and the future outlook for the field of Photography in our region, and across the nation.
We really want to hear from you at the APA NW Forum.
What issues affect you the most, right now?
What more can APA do for you?

After the general discussion winds down, you can circulate around and informally discuss with others whatever topics concern you. Find out how other APA Members are creatively coping and even prospering in these challenging times.
Help APA change the course of photographic history!
Get the most benefit from your APA membership!
Find out how you can get more involved!

Be sure to attend this important, special Members’ Only Event

Please RSVP before April 7 to  See you there!


The House Studios and ASPP have joined forces to produce a summer party for Seattle’s media and design communities.

This unique event will provide a forum for imaging professionals across multiple disciplines to meet and make new connections while enjoying fabulous food and drink in a professional studio environment. Attendees will include photographers, graphic designers, art buyers, filmmakers and advertising executives.
Admission is absolutely free to members of all sponsoring organizations including ASPP, ASMP, APA, AIGA and GAG. Please register at the link above for your complimentary event pass. Tickets are also available to non-members for just $10.00.
The House will provide complimentary food, beer and wine, musical entertainment plus an ongoing slide-show of works from the Northwest’s professional photography and graphic design community. PNTA will be supplying special lighting and AV Pro will make your slides sparkle on a 9 x 12 foot screen. Please join us for this fantastic new event!!



Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer.  Predatory image rights demands and widespread image theft can leave a photographer’s business in jeopardy.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Learn what you need to succeed. Knowledge is Power.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

10 am – 1 pm

Join Moderator Debra Weiss and an esteemed panel for an informative and entertaining program that will inspire and empower.
Director of Art Production, TBWA\Chiat\Day : Jigisha Bouverat
Attorney : James Silverberg
Photographer : Glen Wexler
Topics to be discussed include:
•     What To Do When Your Image Has Been Infringed
•     How And When To Choose An Attorney
•     Putting Copyright To Work For You
Lunch Provided
1 pm – 2 pm

2 pm – 4 pm

Also included is a session by Photographer and APA National VP Michael Grecco on the correct way to register your images with the US Copyright Office.

Seattle Pacific University • Demaray Hall • 509 West Bertona •  Seattle

Park in Dravus Lot (#45 on Campus Map here)

This Event Is Free And Open To All  •  Register Early

View The APA Copyright Event Video Promo HERE

PAST EVENT: Nationwide APA Event: RESOLVE TO CONNECT on January 19, 2011


A National Resolution to Connect the Image Makers of America

January 19, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Seattle Daylight / Studio302
80 S. Washington St. #302
Seattle, WA 98104

Kick off the New Year by jumping into personal work, networking and team building. APA and Resource Magazine are producing a nationwide networking event with special simultaneous parties going on in every APA chapter city.

In 2011, resolve to expand your network and build your own new, stronger, more successful photo production team. APA is facilitating this by bringing everyone together, including: photographers, assistants, producers, food, prop, makeup, wardrobe stylists, digital techs, retouchers and models.

More details about this fun and important event will be announced soon, but be sure to mark your new year calendar now, and plan to attend.


RSVP, by email only, to:

RSVP Deadline is Noon, Monday, January 17th, 2011

PAST EVENT: APA NW & ASPP Present: Social Media Marketing 11/16/10

Social media marketing has quickly emerged as one of the most powerful and effective tools creative professionals can use to promote their work, create new business opportunities and generate income. Our panel of experts will share tips, techniques and best practices to help you drive greater awareness of your work and demonstrate through specific case studies and examples how you can make social media work for YOU.


Rhonda Hanson: Director, Search Engine Marketing, Getty Images

Josh Barnes: Community Director,

Stafford Squire: Social Media Project Manager, Chase Jarvis Inc.

Dan Gebler: Director of Experience Strategy, POP

Mark Ippolito: Marketing Consultant, (Moderator)

When: Tuesday, November 16th 6PM – 8PM Light refreshments served.

Where: Adobe University Auditorium, Adobe Corporation, 801 N. 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

MAP Link:


ASPP Members: $5

APA Members : $5

Associate Member Organizations (ASMP, PACA, GAG, ADC, etc) $5

Non-Members $10

Students: $2 (with ID)

Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any friends and colleagues who might be interested!

PAST EVENT: Streamlining Your Workflow with Lightroom 3

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Seattle Pacific University, Demeray Hall, Room 150
Social Networking Hour at 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 to 9:00 PM

APA Members: FREE
General Admission: $10
We accept cash or checks only
FREE RAFFLE : One very lucky
winner will receive a free copy of Lightroom 3

This exciting event, with Adobe Certified Lightroom Trainer and APA NW Education
Chair, Ric Kasnoff, will answer your questions about how to streamline your
workflow and make it more efficient using new features in Lightroom 3 such as:

Tethered shooting
Instantly import and view images as you shoot them with tethered
capture, available for select cameras.

Easy image importing
Save time with fast image importing. The newly designed import
interface is easy to set up and navigate.

Accelerated performance
Get your digital photography tasks done fast and have more time to
shoot and promote your work.

Superior noise reduction
Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images
with all-new state of- the-art noise reduction technology.

Image watermarking
Easily embed your identity or your brand and logo in your images with
more options for customizing their look.

More flexible print packages
Showcase your work in more creative formats using highly customizable
print layouts.

Easy-to-share slide show videos with music
Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and
flair using elegant slide shows with music.

Support for DSLR video files
Take advantage of new support for video files from most digital SLR

Join us as Ric walks us through these and many more new features while sharing
tips and tricks on how to make your workflow more efficient and effective.

Streamlining Your Workflow with Lightroom 3
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Seattle Pacific University, Demeray Hall, Room 150
Social Networking Hour at 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 to 9:00 PM

APA Members: FREE
General Admission: $10
We accept cash or checks only
FREE RAFFLE : One very lucky
winner will receive a free copy of Lightroom 3

D-65 Workshop in Seattle: July 29 – August 1

D-65 Workshop


No one ever accused a creative mind of being organized. The two don’t usually go hand in hand. But when you’re a photographer, being organized is invaluable. And if you’re shooting digitally, it’s crucial.

The D-65 workshops are a dynamic resource for photographers of any level. Our 4-day intensive, held in cities across the US, will equip you with the tools to manage your work efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly.  Utilizing the 5 modules of Lightroom 3 we’ll teach you detailed workflow, digital asset management, processing and image delivery. You’ll also learn to tag, name, size, and sharpen your images so they’re perfect for reproduction. Plus, you’ll become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized and archived.

By the end of our program, you will have the skills to create your own successful workflow in Lightroom 3. And, you’ll be armed with D65′s comprehensive Lightroom Workbook; Workflow, Not Workslow in Lightroom 3.  Each D-65 workshop is all encompassing and vital for professional photographers, art directors, photo editors, image heavy bloggers, and the advanced amateur.

Seattle – 4 day Workshop: July 29 to August 1

The total fee for the D-65 intensive workshop is $1099
APA Members receive a full $150 discount
Please Login to the Secure Member Area
for the registration discount code


APA NW Presents: Simply Affordable Marketing – June 22, 2010

Simply Affordable Marketing

Marketing doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Whether you want to grow your existing client base, or reinvent your photo business, industry veteran Juliette Wolf-Robin will help you get a better handle on your marketing. Drawing on years of experience as a respected creative entrepreneur, Juliette offers the inside scoop on what does, and doesn’t get the attention of buyers and creatives.

Discover fresh ideas and learn new strategies by working through:
Target Audience
Marketing Channels
Marketing Segmentation
Marketing Strategy
Promotional Plan

Juliette Wolf-Robin, VP ADBASE
Juliette has been working to connect photographers with buyers for more than 20 years. She started her career at Black Book, launched Alternative Pick and Creativity Spark*.
She co-founded the FOUND sourcebook as well as the revolutionary new artist search
site, –– now a division of ADBASE. You can also listen to her in-depth interviews with art buyers, editors and industry insiders through ADBASE’s Insight
podcast series.

The event will be held
Tuesday evening, June 22nd
at Seattle Pacific University in Demeray Hall, Room 150
The doors open at 6:00pm for a social hour with food and beverages

Current APA Members with ID: $5

ASMP Members and Students with ID: $10
 General Admission (no ID needed ;-) : $15

Demeray Hall is on the corner of Bertona and 6th Ave just off Nickerson

Street. There is usually adequate on street parking nearby.
 Sponsored by ADBASE

A great believer in marketing education, ADBASE provides information on all aspects of the creative industry through its Insight newsletter and dynamic Art Buyers’ Lounge and Industry Interviews podcasts. As an APA Platinum sponsor, ADBASE is proud to support the Association and its educational outreach programs.

Secrets of Video Production for Photographers – March 5 & 6, 2010

Now is the instant in time that video and photography are coming together.  There has been an explosion of interest in video both by clients and photographers in the last year. Fueled by technology that is making video easier to produce and distribute, a vast new market is being created for photographers with the right skills.

Friday evening March 5 APA event

6:00pm – 9:00pm, Doors Open/Networking 6:00pm Presentation starts 7:00 p.m.
Lee White’s evening presentation including videos will go over the basic steps photographers need to know in creating video and photography together.
During the evening he will discuss:
- The photographer’s unique position for this new market
- How photographers can apply their present skills to video
- The creative planning stage and what new concepts photographers need to think about
- Pre-production and additional considerations when shooting video
- The tools and techniques of video production
- Post-production in the photographer’s studio
FREE SOFTWARE: SmartSound will give each attendee a free copy of their Sonicfire Pro 5 software along with free royalty-free music.
Some of the latest equipment and software by Apple, Panasonic, Zeiss, Redrock Micro, SmartSound and Beachtek among others will be at the event.
Seattle Pacific University
Room: Demaray 150
Building #8 (corner of W. Bertona St. & 6th Ave. W, Seattle, WA)
APA members $5
ASMP, EP, SAA, AIGA, & AGA members $10
Non-members $15

Saturday, March 6 Workshop

A unique opportunity to attend an all day workshop with Lee White will prepare photographers to produce stills and video together. It will be an in-depth presentation/demonstration of video production along with photography.  This is for those wanting to learn the basics.
The Saturday subjects will include:
- The importance of workflow including recording formats
- Estimating and planning combined photography and video shoots
- Understanding lighting, filming and sound techniques for video
- Camera, lighting and grip equipment demonstrations
- Editing demonstrations
The latest equipment and software by Apple, Panasonic, Zeiss, Redrock Micro, SmartSound, and Beachtek.
Early registration until March 2 $129.95 – after March 2 regular registration $149.95 APA members get a 10% discount
Registration or for more details
Seattle Pacific University
Room: Bertona 1
Building #65 (corner of W. Bertona St. & W. Nickerson St., Seattle, WA)

Protect Your Work – December 16, 2009

Creative people: Attend a FREE interactive seminar to teach you how to protect your creative work, including a live copyright registration demonstration!

FREE seminar at Pravda Studios: December 16th, 2009 at 6pm.
 When: Wednesday December 16th Doors at 6pm, seminar at 7pm
Where: Pravda Studios, 1406 10th Ave., Ste. 200, Seattle WA 98122

Contact: Jim Anderson (206) 910-8140
Cost: FREE

What to bring: Laptop and jpegs of a visual work of art for the interactive Copyright registration demonstration. Free WIFI

 The Northwest chapter of the Advertising Photographers of America (APA NW) invites all artists and creative professionals to join us on Wednesday, December 16th at Pravda Studios for a FREE seminar discussing copyright law for those who need it most.

 Doors open at 6pm and the seminar starts at 7pm. Arrive early and network among Seattle’s creative community while enjoying a bounty of delicious appetizers and beverages.

 After the social/networking hour four intellectual property lawyers will speak to the audience in a discussion format. This format, using plain English, is designed to cut through the legalese and demystify the steps you can take to better protect your work. These steps are applicable to many artistic disciplines. Our panel of experts will offer practical advice to protect your creative property, your livelihood, and your time and money. Q and A follows each discussion.

 At the end of the seminar, follow along as our experts project an online demonstration, walking you through the steps to actually file a copyright registration. Our panel of experts will be on hand to help answer questions.

 Discussion topics

  • Embedded metadata as copyright information – using the PLUS standard.
  • “Hitting them where it hurts” - using the DMCA to get a response to your ‘Cease & Desist’ letters.
  • Creating a good photography license – writing licensing agreements that incorporate specific rights covered by Copyright law.
  • Practical steps in protecting your work – discussion of:  registering, including visual mark, embedding info in metadata, and staying vigilant with your contracts.
  • Filing a copyright walkthrough - attorneys will be available to assist with actual filing of copyrights.
  • “Copyright 101” – basics for all Photographers and Artists
  • “Fair use basics” – when should you be concerned about your photo/artwork violating another’s copyright? When should you consider legal action if someone else is using your image? 


  •  John E. Grant.  John E. Grant is the founder and principal attorney for Imua Legal Advisors. John focuses his practice on copyright law, Internet law, and general business law.
  •  Joleen Hughes.  Recently named one of the top 100 Women in Tech by TechFlash, Joleen has over 12 years of experience representing a diverse range of clients.
  •  Nicholas Mitchell. Is a senior associate for the Hughes Media Law Group, which focuses on intellectual property disciplines including strategic business development, video and casual gaming, drafting and negotiating online services, media development and marketing agreements.
  • Todd Alberstone is a Technology and New Media lawyer with over 22 years experience, ten years as Assoc. General Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc., and Chief Privacy Officer since 2005.

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