Wednesday, May 29, 2013

APAC 36th Annual Seminar Newsletter: APAC

Our first Newsletter is out. Click here to find out more or read the info below, but don't forget to sign up to receive the updates directly to your email.

As organizers and hosts of this annual event for the past 35 years, theAbbotsford Photo Arts Club has learned to adapt to change. Early seminars were held in a church basement. We outgrew that as some years have drawn over 500 attendees! We've seen slides go and iPhones come, computers have replaced chemicals. But we've always tried to provide inspirational and instructional events. Here's an update on 2013... 

First, what's staying the same
  • The APAC Photo Seminar will continue to  feature world renowned speakers. We're very excited to have Tony Sweet as our keynote speaker for 2013! More about Tony below...
  • Workshops will continue to be a vital part of the 36th Seminar, although for this year there will be fewer than last year. However, our workshop presenters will be the best of the best!  
  • Bang for your buck! The APAC seminar has always been a great deal, and we'll continue to keep it affordable.
And some changes
  • For this year at least, it's a one-day event. To be totally honest, our committee is burned out and we needed to scale back or quit completely. And we're not going to quit!
  • NO MORE ROCK HARD BLEACHERS!! We heard the many complaints about the seating in our previous venue, and we've responded by moving to the plush environs of the Michael J Fox Theater in Burnaby, BC (a suburb of Vancouver). Click here to take the virtual tour.  
  • Again, for this year there will be no Photo Contest. We're taking some time to look at this and other aspects of past seminars to make some changes before we bring it back in the future. 
 Tony Sweet

Tony's Bio
After successful careers as a jazz musician and educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Beginning as a film photographer, he reluctantly moved to the digital age. Probably one of the last of his peers to "go digital," Tony has become facile in imaging software, specializing in plugins. As a charter Nik Team member, Tony teaches and lectures throughout the United States and Canada on the creative use of plugins. For more...
Tony's Work
One of the reasons we pursued Tony was that he's current with modern technology and techniques, and he's familiar with the West Coast. Take a look at his Victoria, BC and Whidbey Island, WA folios. We'll tell you more in upcoming Seminar Newsletters.

 When, Where & How? 
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 

Where: Michael J Fox Theatre, Burnaby, BC

Registration: Registration will open July 1. You'll be notified if it opens sooner.
Seminar Newsletter   

We'll send this newsletter out with regular updates about the workshops, more info about Tony Sweet, and other news relevant to the 2013 APAC Photo Seminar. We'll also include articles and links that will be of interest to all photographers, so please forward this letter (link below) to your photographer friends and encourage them to sign up here!

Thank you, and see you on Oct 26th!

"The more you carry, the less you shoot." 
Jay Maisel 

Monday, May 27, 2013

"Trees" Assigned Topic, May 2013: APAC

Here are some more of the entries for the assigned topic "trees" in May, 2013. You can view the winners here

Don't sit under the Apple Tree with anyone else but me

Fire Ravaged

All Lit Up

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Exhibition Night, May 2013: APAC

This months adjudicator was Lynn Kelman (see Bio here), a CAPA trained Judge. For those who missed the evening here are the assigned winners and high scorers in each level. For those who want to be a part of the Club visit our APAC website, or if you want to learn more about this years annual Seminar and our guest speaker Tony Sweet, sign up here

Best in Show went to Sandra Fiedler.
Urban/ Rural, "A Minter Scene", Score 9 (level 2)
The Assigned topic was Trees and 1st place was awarded to Phil Dyer. Assigned topics are scored out of 30.
"Look Ma, No Leaves", Score 25 out of 30

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tony Sweet. 36th Annual Seminar: APAC

A recent post from this years Keynote Speaker at the 36th Annual Seminar in Burnaby at the Michael J Fox Theatre.
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See Tony's Post here