Two and a half weeks ago my mom passed away. She had not been feeling like herself this past year but it was never expected that things would take this turn. It is a very sad and confusing time for my family and me and something I’m sure I will never get over.
I have been [...]
CEO Update, May 3, 2009
My new position as APA’s CEO has been extremely rewarding and fun. As I meet more members and sponsors of the association it becomes more obvious what a great group of people make up APA. You also need to know that your leadership at the national level and at the chapter [...]
By: Lou Lesko – Founder, Blinkbid Software
I’ve been thinking a lot about the most important skill a photographer can possess in order to have a successful career. After crunching the numbers and analyzing the empirical data the evidence is clear; success doesn’t rely on skill as much as it relies on inspiration; the paranormal event [...]
From the trailblazing naughtiness of Bettie Page to the pole-dancing craze of modern housewives, the continual mainstreaming of adult entertainment is undeniable. Now comes Naked Ambition, An R-Rated Look At An X-Rated Industry from renowned celebrity photographer Michael Grecco that offers an unabashed peek under the silken covers of one of the few remaining concealed [...]
Highlights from our Regional Chapters’ recent and upcoming events:
On May 20th, APA|Atlanta presents “Maximizing Your Online Marketing: Making sure you reach your target audience- and they can reach you”. Featuring Blake Discher of Go-SEO.com and Jenny Millar of ADBASE, who will show you how leveraging targeted email lists goes hand in hand with being easily [...]
By: Shannon Fagan – Photographer/President, Stock Artists Alliance
This being my first attendance at a PACA conference, my first impression was in line with what’s been a familiar expression for industry functions this year…just where is everyone? As PACA’s spring seminar session, this year’s attendance was reportedly down from other years. However, as this was PACA’s [...]
Last month, Humble Arts Foundation released a new source book for emerging fine art photographers, “The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography“. The 180-page book presents a curated collection of fresh and exciting talent entering the fine art market.
The book is to be published biennially, with the aim of “bridging the gap between [...]
If you create or license images, you need to know PLUS. The Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) is a system of standards developed by the non-profit PLUS Coalition to simplify the communication and management of image rights information. In the PLUS Coalition, organizations representing photographers, illustrators, reps, stock agencies, ad agencies, advertisers, designers, publishers, museums, [...]
Editorial Photographers (EP) has announced their Second Annual EP Education Grants student photo competition. This year two additional cash prizes of $1000 each have been added, for a total of seven available $1000 awards courtesy of EP and Blinkbid!
Awards will be granted to each of seven outstanding full time photography students. Winners will each receive [...]
During the 1950s, renowned photographer Jerry Dantzic captured the essence of New York: the musicians, showgirls, boxers, and the habitués of Coney Island, Chinatown, Broadway and other neighborhoods, as well as the city’s glamour.
On April 30, 1958, Dantzic photographed one of the few studio sessions between jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton. The duo [...]