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.

APA is proud to announce that President, Theresa Raffetto will be honored at this years event on May 15th.

The 2014 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award recipients are:

—American Photographic Artists (APA): Theresa Raffetto
—American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Ed McDonald
—Federation of European Photographers (FEP): Andy J.J. Hens
—Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA): Ali Bin Thalith
—National Press Photographers Association (NPPA): Greg Smith
—Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Timothy Walden
—Professional School Photographers Association (PSPA): Bill Freeman
—White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA): William Collins Auth
—Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI): Jerry Ghionis

The award honors professional photographers and the award luncheon at the United Nations kicks off “May, International Professional Photography Month”.

“The honorees, nominated by professional photography organizations, are selected because they best represent the groups’ criteria and ideals,” says IPC President James Chung.

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 dot com).

Photographers, assistants, studios, consultants, and other affiliates will be searchable in the Find A Member section. It’s imperative that all members update their information immediately upon launch. A dedicated APA gallery showcasing photographer members’ work posted on Behance will feature member projects and create an additional channel for buyers to find APA photographers.

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.

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.

APA Upcoming Events

April 24 APA Midwest Retouching Workshop

APA Midwest has partnered with Aaron Nace of Phlearn to bring our community a special night of hands-on retouching.
APA photographers: Thomas Chadwick, Kristyna Archer, Dave Rentauskas, and Lindsay Gallup have submitted RAW images to be retouched and this workshop will teach a variety of workflow and Photoshop techniques to take image-making to the next level. This is the opportunity to add new skills to the toolbox.

April 26 APA LA Off the Clock reception

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

Speakers include: Cameron Davidson, 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.

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. Photo news, announcements, opinion and inspiration from across the web and around the country. Pro Photo Daily & Motion Art Photo Daily newsletter.

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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.

APA prepares to launch dynamic new website

APA has a new website in the final stages of development. A killer new feature of the new site is having our Member Portfolio Gallery powered by Behance (https://www.behance.net). Please follow the recommendations below to be ready to join APA’s Portfolio Gallery when our new website launches:

1. If you don’t already have a Behance account – sign-up, it’s free. If you already have a Behance account – relax and do nothing.

2. When our new site launches you will be emailed a link and code to instantly add your account and projects to APA’s creative network. It’s that simple.

We received a question from a member regarding APA’s association with Behance (Adobe) and we would like to acknowledge the concern regarding the terms and conditions for our members posting work on Behance.

APA teamed up with Behance so our members can be part of a large social imaging network and giving our members exposure to their clients that regularly use Behance. Behance is providing us with a powerful image engine to display member’s work in an exclusive gallery for APA members.

APA had an attorney vet their T’s and C’s and though they are not perfect, we believe they are acceptable.
As far as the creative commons license, when uploading images to Behance you have the choice of marking them as copyright protected or available through a creative commons license. We strongly suggest you mark all your images as copyright protected. It’s a very simple thing to do, you do not have to have your images available through a creative commons license ever. We will be recommending to all our members to turn off that feature.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any concerns. We are very excited about this opportunity for members and we take the protection of copyright for photographers very seriously.

Looking to get more involved?

APA is looking for members to join one of several national committees. Please contact us if you like to participate in working on advocacy, marketing or the awards show. We would love to hear from you.

Email: Theresa Raffetto president@apanational.com

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