Venice Arts Gallery

Apr 08 2013


Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free with RSVP 

Jennifer Schwartz, owner of Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta and the online photography project, The Ten, will talk about her Crusade for Collecting – her mission to cultivate a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors. Jennifer will speak about the genesis of her Crusade and the ways individual artists can use the same thought principles to build audiences for their work. From developing unique programming at her gallery to working with photographers to build their own collector base to driving a 1977 VW bus (affectionately named Lady Blue) around the country to bring art to the people, Schwartz’s Crusade is one you want to know about. Catch her and Lady Blue on their Los Angeles tour stop at Venice Arts on Monday, April 8th for her talk, and on Abbot Kinney Blvd. on Saturday, April 6th for a pop- up art shop.

Studio 1444

Apr 10 2013


Studio 1444, 1444 N. Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admission: $35.00 ASMP Member, $70.00 Non-member, $50.00 Professional Association member, $10.00 student. 

Real World Pricing & Negotiating plus Group Website Critiques and Extended Q&A

- Branding Primer & Group website critiques from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

- Break from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

- Pricing & Negotiating Seminar from 6:00pm to 7:45pm

- Extended Q&A Session from 8:00 to 9:00pm

 Changes in how photography is licensed and used have left even veteran photographers scrambling to calculate the true market value of their work. With prices all over the map, how do you figure out what to charge?

In this practical and incisive interactive seminar, Bill Cramer draws on his experiences as a photographer and founder of Wonderful Machine to help photographers answer this critical question. Using real negotiations, estimates and invoices from real photographers and real projects, Bill walks you through the process of identifying key negotiation points, leveraging opportunities to showcase your value, and calculating what the market will bear.

Group Website Critiques

Using knowledge gleaned from countless portfolio and website reviews for Wonderful Machine photographers, Bill provides candid and insightful feedback on photographers' websites. A limited number of attendees will get direct feedback on their sites* but everyone who shares in the discussion will get unprecedented insights into what makes (or breaks) an effective website presentation. From image selection and sequencing to gallery organization and navigation, Bill will help you hone the most important tool in your branding and marketing arsenal!

Extended Q&A Session:

Want Bill's feedback on an estimate you're working on or didn't get?* Need help negotiating with a difficult client? Struggling with any aspect of pricing or negotiating? Bring your questions to our optional extended Q&A session following Real World Pricing & Negotiating.

Bill Cramer is founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, a curated directory of high-quality photographers serving commercial and editorial clients worldwide. He is also an accomplished photographer in his own right, specializing in environmental portraiture for a wide range of corporate, editorial and advertising clients including Forbes, BBDO, Comcast and Accenture.

In 2007, seeing an opportunity to build a better mouse trap, Bill created Wonderful Machine as a "source book on steroids." In addition to providing clients with an eclectic selection of photographers from around the world, Wonderful Machine aggressively promotes those photographers using email campaigns, print mailers, web ads, social media, publicity, phone calls, and portfolio events. Wonderful Machine also offers photographers a host of consulting services including help with estimates, production, web design, photo editing and more. The staff members frequently participate in industry events and contribute a popular monthly column on Pricing & Negotiating for Wonderful Machine currently works with over 600 photographers in 50 countries.

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery

Apr 12 2013

Instant Lab Demo - An Official MOPLA Demonstration

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery, Space 15 Twenty,1520 N. Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Admission: Free. 

April 12 - 14

Impossible is committed to combining the old with the new, to provide the best possible photographic experience. Marrying the best of analog and digital, our newest hardware takes instant photographs directly from your iphone. Come this historic new technology in action!

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery

Apr 13 2013

8 x10 Large Format Demonstration and Portrait Session - An Official MOPLA Demonstration

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery, Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admission: Free. Participants can watch for free, or register for a unique black and white portrait - Portraits $40. 

Saturday 2-5 pm 

Free to watch, Portraits $40

Impossible is getting bigger than ever before, and we have now tackled the world of large format film! We will show off our colorshade and silvershade 8x10 instant film and large portrait camera, which register striking detail and clarity with the warmth of analog film. Participants can watch for free, or email to register for a unique black and white portrait.

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery

Apr 13 2013

Impossible Instant Film 101 Workshop - An Official MOPLA Workshop

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery, Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Admission: Free, includes a free camera rental and film. 

Saturday April 13, 12-1 pm

This workshop teaches the ins and outs the most popular vintage Polaroid camera, and will help you optimize your 600 camera with our new Color Protection film medium. Workshop will include a presentation and demonstration with hands on guidance from our expert staff. 

FREE - includes a free camera rental and film

Discounted film will be available to purchase for use in workshop.

Limited to 15 people

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery

Apr 13 2013

Hollywood Nights Photowalk - An Official MOPLA Workshop

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery, Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Admission: Free. 

Saturday April 13, 7-10 pm

Hollywood lights up at night, and in this free photowalk we will explore the iconic signs, neons, and lights that make this city shine. We'll meet up at Space 15twenty and then explore Hollywood Boulevard at together at night on this fun and free photowalk.

FREE -  includes free camera rental 

Discounted film available for purchase. 

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery

Apr 14 2013

Creative Manipulations with Instant Film Workshop - An Official MOPLA Workshop

MOPLA Pop-Up Gallery, Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Admission: Free

Sunday April 14, 12-1 pm

This workshop will cover two alternative techniques: image manipulation & emulsion lifts. These techniques will give you the freedom to play with your instant film images, allowing you to expand your skill set to create distinctive works of art through experimentation. Participants will work in a small group with an Impossible expert, learning and creating together!  

FREE - includes a free camera rental & manipulation supplies

discounted film will be available to purchase for use in workshop

limited to 15 people


Studio 1342

Apr 18 2013

SPDWest @ STUDIO1342: Unsung Heroes of the American West 7 - In Association with MOPLA Discussions

Studio 1342, 1342 South La Brea Los Angeles, CA 90019

Admission: Free for members with RSVP, General Admission: $15 in advance, $25 @the door, Students 21 & over $5. 

Unsung Heroes of the American West. The Society of Publication Designers and Studio 1342 present another fun-filled night of Right Brain Thinking on the Left Coast!

Help us celebrate the Seventh Unsung, where we curate a special night of video & animation - it's all about the motion.

Carol LeFlufy, Heidi Volpe, David Armario, Lisa Thackaberry & Charlie Hess will present their favorite Cali-based videos.

Doors open for cocktails at 7:00pm and presentations at 8:00pm

Gerd Ludwig

Apr 18 2013

Documenting With Personal Vision: A 5-Day Workshop With Gerd Ludwig - In Association with MOPLA

Gerd Ludwig's Residence. Details provided upon registration.

Admission: $965.00 

 Documenting With Personal Vision 

This 5-day workshop/masterclass by National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is for photographers and serious amateurs who want to take their photography to the next level. It concentrates on the aesthetic, technical, and logistical aspects of photographing with personal vision and balanced objectivity. It is designed to help photographers develop a personal eye, and to leave feeling inspired.


Each participant should come prepared with a subject idea with the goal of producing a set of images by the end of the workshop. After individual portfolio reviews, Gerd will provide guidance to help streamline each idea, provide research tips, and create a coverage plan.

Throughout the workshop critiques will take place, both in groups and individually. In meetings with the students Gerd will be available for advice on career aspirations. The course will culminate with each photographer presenting his or her photographs to the class for feedback.

The workshop will be held in Gerd Ludwig’s spacious and unique home in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles (The workshop fee includes a light lunch salad). Also, expect one of Gerd’s fellow photographers to stop by for a brief guest presentation

A few weeks before the workshop starts, a blog will be set up to allow students to communicate with each other, and with Gerd, to prepare for the workshop, get acquainted, and help each other with logistics and story research.

Students must provide their own photographic equipment, laptops, and transportation. Be prepared for long hours of shooting, editing, critiquing and interacting with one another and with the instructor. (don’t worry, we will have fun too).


Gerd will stress finding and researching subjects, photographing people in an intimate fashion, making photographs that communicate emotionally as well as editorially, and using aesthetics in a sophisticated manner. Workshop participants will be encouraged to take professional risks to produce top quality work worthy of publications, books or galleries. Gerd will outline the structural elements and differences between a reportage, series, and essay and openly share the personal approaches he uses to create his own stories for National Geographic Magazine.

Technical discussions will focus on how to use photographic tools in real-world scenarios to capture atmosphere and mood, while maintaining a sense of place; approach subjects and establish trust in order to photograph people in an intimate fashion; use form, lighting, and color in a sophisticated manner to communicate emotionally as well as editorially; balance a personal point of view while respecting a subject’s situation; and use focused editing to reveal a story’s essential truth. Gerd will share his own photographic techniques, such as his choice of cameras, lenses, lighting, strobes, and filters. He will explain how capturing quality images at extremely high ISO’s has enabled him to tackle stories for National Geographic Magazine that previously were impossible to explore (Moscow Never Sleeps, Chernobyl, Russian Orthodox Church, etc).

Gerd will address the changing market for photographers, and how to expand short assignments into long-term personal projects using the latest fund-raising, distribution, and marketing methods. As a pioneer in crowd-funding, Gerd successfully financed his latest trip to the Chernobyl zone via Kickstarter, resulting in exhibitions, publications, and most recently, an interactive multimedia photo book in the form of the iPad app “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”.


The Hub LA

Apr 23 2013

20 x 20: Diffusion LA - A Featured MOPLA Discussion

The Hub LA, 830 Traction Ave. Suite 3A Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Free with RSVP

Come join us as our photographic heroes share their sources of inspiration in the Pecha Kucha format. 20 slides x 20 seconds each. It's power point meets poetry slam. 

Featuring live presentations by:

Art Streiber

Emily Shur

Kwaku Alston

Gerd Ludwig

Rick Loomis

Paul Kopeikin

Al Seib

Justin Fantl

Amy Feitelberg

Adi Goodrich

Patrick Ecclesine

Robb Aaron Gordon

+ A Special Guest

Hosted by Mathieu Young

Presented by The Hub LA.  Powered by Pecha Kucha

A discussion of photography, using the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Presenters include Art Streiber and Emily Shur.

The Castaway

Apr 23 2013

Daniel Milnor - An In Association with MOPLA

The Castaway, 1250 E Harvard Rd Burbank, CA 91501

Admission: Fee, please check for more info. 

Travel along with photographer Dan Milnor on a shoot in the New Mexico desert. Dan talks about visual storytelling, the importance of light in his documentary-style black-and-white photography, and why he’s gone back to shooting film.

Apr 24 2013

APA LA's Protecting and Using Your Copyright with Jeff Sedlik - In Association with MOPLA 

Location TBA. 

Admission: $30. Free to APA members. 

Venice Arts Gallery

Apr 25 2013

First Looks Work-in-Progress Screening Series - In Association with MOPLA

Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

First Looks is a new, quarterly collaboration between Venice Arts and the International Documentary Association. The program offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators. Sponsored in part by FootageBank.

A Collaboration of the International Documentary Association and Venice Arts.