APA Colorado New Chapter Status

The National Executive Board of the American Photographic Artists approved the application for a new chapter, APA Colorado.  Photographers in the Denver area had invited APA to present a program  in the fall of 2009.  APA National VP Michael Grecco and APA National CEO Stephen Best, along with former APA LA Chair Anthony Nex spoke  to the group in Colorado.  APA Colorado will have regional chapter APA Los Angeles as main resource for operational guidance. The first APA Colorado officers are:  Chair Kim Cook; Vice Chair Mark Stout;  Treasurer Celin Serbo; Secretary Jackie Shumaker;  Member Recruitment Michael Mauro and Student Recruitment Amanda Campbell. 

Rose Callahan for Land’s End FeelGood Campaign

Rose Callahan  recently produced, directed and shot three PR and instructional videos (via Rarebit Productions) for Lands’ End FeelGood campaign. The holiday campaign was shot  as a charity project  to help homeless people this winter.  See more at   Callahan  also shot  fashion for  a book that  just came out, Knitting Block by Block,  published by Random House:


Corey Hendrickson for UK Guardian

Corey Hendrickson  recently shot author and founder of, Bill McKibben, for the UK Guardian.  Hendrickson was hired by Jennifer Weisbord at Polaris Images for the assignment. He also has done recent assignments for Yankee and Der Spiegel.

Andreas Teichmann for HypoVereinsbank

Andreas Teichmann, based in Essen, Germany, presents his latest corporate work for the current campaign of HypoVereinsbank.  The images are  part of a  campaign series and shooting was on location  at a steel trader in Germany.  See more images here.

Scott Council for Dr. Dre and XXL Magazine

Celebrity, portrait  photographer Scott Council shot the cover photograph of  Dr. Dre for current issue of XXL magazine, which is out now. This was his second time shooting the Hip Hop icon.   See Council’s blog about the Dr.  at

Kim Lowe Is Nuts for Kids

Kids commercial photographer, art director Kim Lowe shot the 2010-2011 toy catalog for B. Toys, a company that designs and creates toys with individuality.  Lowe’s work was presented at the Toy Fair and brought great pride to the B. Toys company and staff.  Lowe worked  with Art Director Andrea Gavin and Copywriter Amy Flanagan.  Creative Director on the project was  Gisela Voss of DoodleDo Design, who wrote a blog about this innovative toy campaign.   Click here to view the Gisela Voss blog. 

Clay Hayner Makes Plastics Look Cool

Lifestyle and advertising photographer Clay Hayner just completed a very cool job for new client, A&C Plastics, Inc. Hayner got this assignment through AARS|WELLS agency in Dallas, TX, working with Michael Aars, creative and owner.  A&C Plastics, based in Houston, uses fun over-the-top ads with their own employees in the ads, attracting much attention.

Van Ditthavong Faces of Immigration

Photographer Van Ditthavong, based in Dallas, Texas, has new work that includes  images that are part of a 16-page photo essay from the November issue of Texas Monthly.  The series is entitled “Faces of Immigration.”

Heath Robbins for FRENCH’s

Food and lifestyle photographer Heath Robbins shot a new campaign for FRENCH’S Foodservice promoting their partnership with the American Culinary Federation’s Chef and Child Foundation. The campaign will raise funds to provide meals to families in need and educate kids on proper nutrition.


Scott Markewitz Outdoors Photography Workshops

Salt Lake City, UT-based photographer  Scott Markewitz will teach  an intensive three-day workshop  geared for photographers of all levels who are passionate about skiing and the outdoors and want to expand their photographic knowledge and skills. Participants will learn about all aspects of ski and winter outdoor photography with morning and evening classroom sessions and on hill practice photographing professional skiers and snowboarders in action. This will be a fun and exciting experience for everyone that will challenge students creatively, technically and physically.

All participants should have a basic understanding of digital photography and be able to ski or snowboard most areas on the mountain comfortably while carrying their own camera gear. Students are required to bring their own DSLR camera with assorted lenses, a backpack to carry their equipment while riding, a laptop with Photoshop installed (CS2 or higher – also recommended to have other image processing software such as Lightroom, Aperture and/or Photo Mechanic), a memory card reader, at least one external hard drive for storage, and must be ready with the proper ski/snowboard equipment for any conditions.

The Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop includes three days of uninterrupted instruction both on the mountain and in the classroom as well as three nights at the Cliff Lodge, lift tickets, early Trams and breakfast. The workshop costs (TBD) and interested parties can register by calling Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000. For locals who don’t require lodging and/or lift tickets, please contact Scott Markewitz directly at