Thursday, January 29, 2009

APA-LA Seminar on January 29, 2009

APA-LA is holding a seminar on Putting Together a Successful Business Team for a Successful Career this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Helms DayLight Studio, 3221 Hutchison Avenue, Los Angeles 90034.

Helms DayLight Studio
3221 Hutchison Ave., Los Angeles 90034

Register Now!

$20 APA/LA members, $35 ASMP, LADig, Students, $40 non-members

Consultants, Agents, Producers, Studio Managers, Marketing Assistants - there are plenty of options for a professional photographer to choose from when seeking a team to enhance your business. These partnerships have the potential to change your career - it's important to make an informed choice and know what to expect from the relationship.

Learn how to build your business with the help of a successful team that is right for you. Join APA|LA for an evening with top consultants, reps and producers who will discuss candidly the role they play in helping photographers to achieve success.

Meet our panelist:

Susan Baraz - Consultant, Phototherapy
Susan Baraz was a founding member of Focus on AIDS, the largest global fine art photography benefit, which, since 1987, has donated over 3 million dollars to AIDS organizations. She serves as the Co-Chair of The Lucie Awards, and as the Head of Judges for the International Photography Awards -- the most prestigious award honoring masters in photography. Baraz is an active panelist and portfolio reviewer for APA, ASMP, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, Otis Art Institute at Parsons School of Design, and the Arles and Perpignan photography festivals. Additionally, she has served as an exhibition curator and book editor at The Museum of Tolerance, Washington DC, the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum, the International Photography Awards and on various fine art galleries nationwide

Rhoni Epstein - Artist Representative. Phototherapy
Rhoni Epstein and Susan Baraz are partners in The name of their company resonates with both commercial and fine art photographers who have profited from their vast historical and visual knowledge of photography and their deep understanding of the creative process. Rhoni established Rhoni Epstein Associates, Photographers' Representative and has successfully represented renowned photographers since 1975. An Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Rhoni is considered an expert in marketing and for the past twelve years has taught a required branding and marketing course for all graduating Photography + Imaging students. Rhoni is an instructor, portfolio reviewer, judge and moderator for photography events including: International Photography Awards, Palm Springs Photography Festival, Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, UCLA, Brooks Institute of Photography, PhotoExpo, Advertising Photographer of America, Art Directors Clubs, Graphic Designers Guild, Society of Media Photographers. She is a member of the Adbase Advisory Panel.

Scott Pratt - Producer, Q.A.S. Productions
Scott Pratt is a print producer of 18 years and owner QAS Productions, Inc. in Venice, CA. Clients include Stephen Wilkes, Gregory Heisler, Jeff Dunas, Ron Eshel, Daniela Stallinger, Michael Schnabel, Russ Quackenbush and more! You can view Scott's portfolio of work at

Russ Quackenbush - Photographer, Russ Qackenbush Photography
Russ Quackenbush creates visual images of humanity that reflect the qualities we cherish most in each other. In his portraiture, he gently documents the relics of a subject's life experiences as they unfold and present themselves in the emotions of their face, the language of their body, and the energy of their being. Russ' photography gives us license to laugh, play, rejoice, or to mourn. It is through his images that we are led respectfully and thoughtfully into the life of another.

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