Photographer to Photographer

Thu 19th Mar, 2020

By APA Admin in Insight

American Photographic Artists (APA)  began as Advertising Photographers of America in 1981 when a group of professional photographers working in the advertising industry bonded together to address challenges facing their industry. 

Over the years, APA has expanded its broad industry reach to photographers and image-makers worldwide. With a culture that promotes a spirit of mutual cooperation, sharing and support, APA provides essential business resources to help its members achieve their professional and artistic goals.

As we begin this unprecedented time in the world, it is more important than ever that we share information.

Every week, APA hosts OPEN TALK for photographers and those in our industry to connect with each other in an online forum that provides call in, video, and chat. 

We have launched APA BIZ TALK on Tuesdays, interviewing industry professionals on relevant matters including financial and business. 

APA LA has begun a weekly talk with Andrea Stern interviewing photographers.  APA NY is hosting Peer reviews for local members. 

We have a section for key links and resources here:

Photographer to Photographer Photo Series -
featured on Instagram

Other Webinars of Interest

BlinkBid - Health and Safety, Q&A and the Future of Production

Videos to Watch (not specifically around the crisis but worth viewing) 

Art Streiber  - 
This one hour video, How it Happened, presents a look behind the scenes at some of his more complex editorial shoots for magazines such as ESPN, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times Magazine. From Annenberg Space for Photography 

Chris Crissman​ - video on conducting a virtual photo shoot

Palm Springs Photo Festival
Watch the symposium from the 2019 festival. Women in Professional Photography   password pspf2020
APA National Executive Director, Juliette Wolf-Robin moderated with photographers:
Mona Kuhn, Melani Pullen, Barbara Davidson, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Carol Henry

If it's a Resource we can add to that section of our site. THANKS!  

We are just getting started here, so send me a link to your blog or an interesting link you find that we should share.



APA Biz Talk June 2, 2020

Tue 02 Jun – Tue 02 Jun, 2020
11 am pacific
1 pm central
2 pm eastern

We will discuss on-set safety with a Set Medic, SF Film Commissioner, Alliant Insurance, and photographer Sean C. Rice who just completed a recent production




Fri 22nd May, 2020

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