APA SF Progressing from Emerging to Established Photographer July 24, 2018

Tue 24th Jul, 2018 – 6:00pm–9:00pm

By APA Admin in San Francisco


  • Hunter Freeman
  • Thayer Allyson Gowdy
  • Michael O'Neal
  • Adam Dillon
  • Susan J. Chen
  • Jason Mitchell

Tue 24th Jul, 2018


Advance online admission fees:
APA ASC, PRO, LDR members : $15
APA CON, SUP members : $20
($5 more at the door)


© Michael O'Neal

Progressing from Emerging to Established Photographer

How to accelerate your career on the path to success

Tuesday, July 24th, from 7:00 to 9:00
Social networking hour at 6:00

• What exactly does it take to become an established, well-known, successful photographer?

• What is the process of transitioning from an emerging photographer to an established one?

• Are there ways to speed up that crucial career transition?

• How can you build a sustainable, reliable, profitable photography business?

Join APA SF as we present this brand new event concept, and uncover how you can accelerate your career on the path to success.

© Thayer Allison Gowdy

This will not be another ordinary panel discussion -- instead, it will be a pair of in-depth case studies. Our three highly successful Established Photographers will provide their views on the current career approach of each of the two Emerging Photographers, and then offer advice on how every Emerging Photographer can get to the next career level, sooner than later.
Event Host: Jason Mitchell, director, cinematographer, photographer, editor

Our three prosperous Established Photographers are:

Hunter Freeman - Check out Hunter's website and bio
Thayer Allyson Gowdy - Check out Thayer's website and bio
Michael O'Neal - Check out Michael's website and bio (& 711k IG followers)

© Hunter Freeman

Our two talented Emerging Photographers are:

Adam Dillon and Susan J. Chen

We'll begin by delving into each of the two Emerging Photographers' backgrounds, then move to discussing their first real, successful jobs, then proceed right on to their current marketing strategies, general business practices, photographic styles, and then finish with an examination of their websites / portfolios.

Don't miss this special opportunity to learn how to become more successful !

© Adam Dillon                                                                                                                                                                             © Susan J. Chen

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT - Pre-registration is strongly advised


  • APA Associate, Pro, Leader members :  $15 in advance or $20 at the door (cash or checks only at the door)
  • APA Contributor, Supporter members :  $20 in advance or $25 at the door (cash or checks only at the door)
  • GENERAL ADMISSION :  $25 in advance or $30 at the door (cash or checks only at door)


You can conveniently pre-register (purchase tickets) online for an additional nominal EventBrite fee by selecting your appropriate ticket category, here.

No need to print out your EventBrite ticket unless you need a receipt; please simply give your name at the door. 

Advance ticket sales end at Noon on event day; if this event sells out it will be announced here on our website, otherwise tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis.


  • Pre-registration prices increase by $5 at the door IF space is available.
  • Cash or checks only at the door (sorry, no credit cards accepted at the door).
  • APA SF has an event admission no-refund policy.



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