APA Open Talk April 2, 2020

Mon 30th Mar, 2020 – 4:00pm–5:00pm

Posted by APA Admin

Mon 30th Mar, 2020

online 4pm Pacific




An online gathering for our photo community to come together, ask questions, discuss, share and aid one-another in this turbulent time.  Watch previous  Open Talk

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YED1YpGUSwKloS-oKBdGlg

Host/Moderator Travis Keyes 

Travis Is a Portrait and Social Media Branding Photographer
Adobe Photo Tutorial Creator
Host/creator of OPEN TALK
Chairman of the Board APA/NY- American Photographic Artists. 
Co-Host on the Video Podcast AtL : Around the Lens  
Having forged his path into the world of photography after a career in nightlife and entertainment, Travis brings a sharp and unique aesthetic to his photography. Discovering a new sense of happiness and fulfillment in his work, he founded Travis W Keyes Photography and EventsOne photography in 2014. He has been focused on growing his business, craft and client list ever since. With a quick look at his work (a who's who in fashion and celebrities), one can see why he is always in high demand.


Heather Elder
@FreelanceArtProducer.com | Dear Art Producer Podcast

Heather Elder graduated from BU and started her career at an advertising agency on the east coast where she worked as an account person. It was while working on the Polaroid account that she realized her interest in commercial photography. She left the ad agency to become and agent and producer for a Boston based photographer where she used her agency background to developer own style. 25 years later from her offices in SF and NY she is still representing photographers and director, producing and hosting a podcast, writing blog and hosting a website for freelance art producers. Mostly though she is always thinking ahead.

Paul Gero
Photographer | Sony Artisan of Imagery

Paul Gero is a portrait and wedding photographer and has been working professionally for over 35 years. Prior to creating a portrait and wedding business he was a photojournalist for two major metropolitan newspapers (The Chicago Tribune in Chicago and Washington, DC and The Arizona Republic in Phoenix) and photographed thousands of assignments from pro sports, business portraits, documentary stories as well as general assignment work. His images have been published in magazines around the world during his career. He has been a Sony Artisan of Imagery since 2014 and speaks often about Sony mirrorless cameras at professional gatherings. He and his wife Nicki run their business from their home base in Lake Mills, WI (his home state) after nearly 17 years in Southern California while raising their two children Kate and Sparky. Documenting their lives is his favorite and most personal photography project.

Ramon Purcell
Photographer | APA Board Member

Nearing 20 years in the industry, creating, directing and problem solving has always been a passion and motivation for Ramon. With a diverse career in photography, his ability to adapt and create visual solutions for clients and their needs is unsurpassed. 
His photographic journey began in the action sports world for Surfing and Surfing Girl magazine. This lead to a variety of location assignments wherever there were waves to be surfed.    
Ramon then transitioned into the editorial side of photography, freelancing for a variety of news organizations, including Newsweek. Time sensitive deadlines were a mainstay of working in the news world as well as conveying the entirety of the story via powerful and moving images. 
Ever evolving, advertising and commercial photography has been the next steps but never the limit.  Working on advertising campaigns on a global scale, there is no project too far or too challenging for Ramon and his team to take on.
From residing on the board of non-profit organizations & working with congress to prevent copyright infringement, to honoring those who have served & sacrificed, giving back is of the utmost importance to Ramon. Rewarding projects have included documenting America's very first Airforce One restoration & flight; founding Boneyard Safari which focuses on preserving aviation history & honoring their dedicated crews; building well established relationships with clients across the nation that utilize RCP Photography time & time again with trust and confidence. 

Tim Tadder
Photographer @Tim Tadder Stills and Motio
Best known for his powerful portraits and high action intense sports imagery Tim has enjoyed the privilege of working with great creatives creating award winning campaigns (Communications Arts Photo Annuals, Graphis Golds, Kelly Awards, Archive Showcases, Addy’s etc) for global brands like, Adidas, Budwieser, McDonalds, Under Armour, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Gatorade, Powerade, Sears, Craftsman, Mercedes Benz, Bud Light, Microsoft, Sony, Gillette and many more. Tadder has been ranked in the top 200 photographers worldwide by the prestigious Luezer Archive Magazine 8 years running.




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