October/November 2014 Photo Events!

October/November 2014 Photo Events!

October is “Photo Month” here in New York, and as always, there are lots of great events, gallery openings, conferences, seminars, portfolio reviews and of course parties! At the end of October we have the annual Photo Plus Expo, and I am proud to announce that this will be my ninth consecutive year presenting or moderating a panel! This year I have a wonderful group who will be discussing how to present your work to multiple, or different markets – so if you haven’t already, be sure to register for the Conference/Expo and sign up for my panel listed on the Seminar Schedule! Here is the Session Name and Number, Sponsors and of course, the panel Line-up:

Session SA3 – Navigating Multiple Photo Markets:  Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:15am – 12:15pm

Sponsors – PhotoShelter and Yodelist

Moderated by Louisa J. Curtis – Creative Consultant & Writer @ Chatterbox Enterprises with the following line-up:

TV & Print: Megan Re – Director of Photography @ The Food Network

Advertising: Michael Kaminski – SVP, Director of Technology & Production Services @ JUICE Pharma

Editorial: Sarah Rozen – Director of Photography @ Women’s Health Magazine

Fine Art: Thomas Werner – Private Art Dealer & Consultant

Everyone always asks me about what is going on this month, so here are just some of the other events to watch out for in October and November:

Wednesday, October 15 – 35th W. Eugene Smith Grant Ceremony @ SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – 7pm

Sunday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 21 – PACA 19th Annual Conference @ The Altman Building, 135 West 18th St

Tuesday, October 21 – PACA Networking Reception @ ICP Museum, 1133 Avenue of the Americas @ 43rd St – 7-10pm

Tuesday, October 21 – The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party @ Terminal 5, 610 West 56th St – 7-11pm

Wednesday, October 22 – Visual Connections @ The Altman Building, 135 West 18th St – 12-7:30pm

Thursday, October 23 – ASMP NY Image 14 Contest Winners Exhibition @ Chelsea 27, 617 West 27th St – 6-8pm

Wednesday, October 29 – ASMP National Annual Meeting @ Photo Plus Expo @ The Jacob Javits Center – 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 29 – ASMP NY/Yodelist – Market Right 2014 w/Suzanne Sease & Kat Dalager @ 353 West 46th St – 6-10pm

Wednesday, October 29 – Saturday, November 1 – Photo Plus Expo Conference (Seminars) @ The Jacob Javits Center

Thursday, October 30 -Saturday, November 1 – Photo Plus Expo @ The Jacob Javits Center Show Dates & Times

Thursday, October 30 – Saturday, November 1 – Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews @ PPE @ The Jacob Javits Center

Friday, October 31 – PDN PhotoPlus Halloween Monster Mash @ 230 Fifth, 230 Fifth Ave – 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday, November 1 – I have my panel from 10:15am-12:15pm, followed by portfolio reviews from 2:20pm-5:10pm

Saturday, November 1 –The Lucie Awards “Best of Show” @ Splashlight Studios, One Hudson Square, 75 Varick St, 3rd floor – 7-10pm

Sunday, November 2 – The Lucie Awards @ Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, Seventh Ave @ 56th/57th Sts – 7pm (meet & greet 6pm)

Wednesday, November 5 – AI-AP Big Talk @ SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – 1pm

Wednesday, November 5 – YPA Fund-Raising Gala @ Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave @ 36th Street – 7-10pm

Thursday, November 6 – AI-AP Party @ Masonic Hall Grand Lodge, 46 West 24th Street & Sixth Ave – 7-11pm

Saturday, November 8 – Cole & Heisler Workshop @ Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave @ 151st St, Bronx – 9am-6pm

Wednesday, November 19 – Footage Marketplace NY @ The Art Director’s Club, 106 West 29th St – 11am-7:30pm

Wednesday, November 19 – Slideluck Annual Fundraiser @ Lightbox, 339 West 38th St – 6:30pm (social) 7:30pm (food) 9:00pm (party)

ChatterEvents January 2012

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 – 6-9pm
APANY Presents: Why We Hire You

@ Calumet
22 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

Cost: APA Members: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; Non-Members $20 in advance, $25 at the door

From the evite:
“What makes a photographer’s style just right for a job? Does the creative team know the photographer they want to use from the beginning of the concepting process? What makes a photographer the one they want to use? What goes into the process of choosing a photographer and who wins?

Andrea Stern, SternRep, will take on the role as your photo rep for the evening. She will delve into the minds of top decision makers to find out how you can increase your chances to be hired. Let’s get clearer together, on how this goes down.”

For more information please visit: http://apany.com/event/january-10-why-we-hire-you/

Adorama Winter Workshops

Be sure to check out the winter workshops line-up at Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=ws_SignUp

ASMP & Copyright Clearance Center Present Free Live Webinars:

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 – 1-2:30pm EST
Examining Compensation Models for Visual Content
Eugene Mopsik, ASMP
Michael Bilbrey, Leo Burnett USA
Joe Wikert, O’Reilly Media

Moderator: Chris Kenneally
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 – 1-2pm EST
ASMP & Copyright Clearance Center Present: Alternate Approaches to Relicensing/Reusing Existing Visual Content
Mari Masalin-Cooper, CCC
Patrick Donehue, Consultant & Educator
Allen Murabayashi, PhotoShelter

Moderator: Judy Herrmann

Live attendance for both of these events is limited, so log in early. All registrants will receive a free recording of the program.

For more information on these webinars please visit: http://asmp.org/webinars

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 – 6-8:30pm
Art Directors Club Presents: Frank Meo’s Mindprints Art Opening
Exhibition on display Monday, January 16th – Friday, January 20th, 2012

106 West 29th Street
New York, NY

RSVP here: rsvp@adcglobal.org

For more information please visit: http://www.adcglobal.org/adc/events/calendar/

Friday, January 27th – Sunday, January 29th 2012
Join LAND at the 2012 Annual Outsider Art Fair

@ 7 West 34th Street off 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Cost: $20/day & $35/two-day pass

Some of you may recall when we featured some of the artists from the LAND Gallery and Art Center in Dumbo last year. One of my favorites, and the one whose card I purchased, is artist Michael Pellew – and in their latest newsletter, I noticed that Michael had been written up in Paper Magazine – http://www.papermag.com/arts_and_style/2011/12/planes-trains-and-automobiles.php

So I had to show you something from this brilliant new series “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” commissioned by Paper, combining two of his favorite subjects – celebrities and travel. Here we have “Led Zeppelin & Prince (before he was a pop star) in his teens in 1975 would like to welcome you to New York. Led Zeppelin on the IRT subway.”

© Michael Pellew

For more information about LAND please visit: http://landgallery.org/
For more information about the fair please visit: http://sanfordsmith.com/default.aspx?pageId=3

Monday, January 30th, 2012 – 7-8pm
APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series: Portraits of the World – Photos by Bruce Byers

@ The Apple Store
401 West 14th Street
New York, NY

Cost: Free (seating is limited)

I have known photographer Bruce Byers for quite a few years now and run into him at many of the photography events around town. Bruce will be presenting his “Portraits of the World” for the Image Makers Lecture Series at the Apple Store on 14th Street at the end of the month, so be sure to check that out.

For more information please visit: http://apany.com/event/december-19-image-makers-lecture-bruce-byers/

ChatterLog January 2009

Greetings Everyone and welcome to the year 2009!
Just a little recap from the last bulletin – and a month of winding down and Holiday parties.
I attended my usual trio of parties – APA, ASMP and ASPP. I did not make it to the ADC or Adorama parties though. I noticed, for the most part, that everyone had definitely “cut back” this year but it didn’t prevent a jovial atmosphere and a decent dose of Holiday cheer. APA had a great turnout for their Holiday Gallery Opening but no food, gee, I’m glad I ate something before I went to that one! ASMP had food and door prizes in a location that was mysteriously underground and included an old bank vault. At that particular party, at least three photographers came up and showed me new work on their iPhones! Times-they-are-a-changing… ASPP had food but no door prizes this year. This was especially disappointing for my friend, photo editor Laura Wyss and I, as we had literally sealed our friendship one year when she generously gave me one of the many door prizes she had won – which was the infamous “Turtle” Calendar! Well, we got over the lack of prizes and found much entertainment in the fact the restaurant had double-booked by mistake that night, so there was a confused party of revelers in one corner wondering why we were all there making so much noise and sharing their party space! Another personal highlight for me was sitting at a table, like the Queen, and having Darryl Perry, the Wall Street Journal’s Photo Editor, fetching me plates of salmon from the buffet table! Marvelous!

So now, here we are in a new year and everyone is slowly starting to get moving again. I’m someone who finds it particularly difficult to get going at this time of year. In my mind, we should all be following the animals’ example and hibernating until Spring. However, the bills need to get paid and it’s “tax” time, so that is not possible! So, in the spirit of giving I would like to extend to my clients a rewards offer. For any of you that “refer” someone to Chatterbox, and they become a new client, you will receive a free half-hour consultation in return.

And one more thing – have you all noticed how many photo contests are out there now? There are dozens, literally. Every day I get an email about another one. So in the spirit of competition, Chatterbox is having its own contest! It’s the ChatterContest “Louisa needs a new portrait!” This goes out to again, my clients, as well as any local NY photographers. I have been wanting a new photo for promotional purposes for a while now. The one I have been using, which I’ve always liked, was taken by one of my first clients, Thomas Hart Shelby. I’m not always comfortable having my picture taken (believe it or not!) so I was impressed when he was able to capture something fabulous in about 5 minutes, that didn’t require a lot of re-touching either! I might need more retouching now seeing as this is several years on… Anyway, I thought this would be a fun thing to do. And guess what, there’s no entry fee!

My last shout out goes to my dear sister, Charlotte, who has a birthday this week! She has also provided us with the tip of the month and I have to say, I checked it out, and it works! Nice one Sis! Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2009!


ChatterEvents Holiday 2008

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

ADC Holiday Party
@ ADC Gallery
106 West 29th Street
New York, NY

Cost: $20 or FREE if you bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit The Children’s Aid Society.

For more information please visit:http://www.adcglobal.org/adc/events/calendar/#44
You must RSVP here: http://www.adcglobal.org/login/?ref=/adc/events/calendar/view/?id=44

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 – 6:30pm
New York Monthly Photo Salon
@ SoHo Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY

Cost: $10 at the door

Presenting the work of special guest Matt Mahurin.

For more information please contact Rich Pomerantz at rich@richpomerantz.com or Bill Westheimer at bill@billwest.com.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

APA New York National Photo Competition Winner’s Exhibition
Show Opening and APANY Holiday Party
@ Calumet Gallery
22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Free and open to the general public!

Join us to celebrate the winners and to share in the holiday cheer!

For more information please visit: http://www.apanational.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3294

Here are a couple of events in early January so mark your calendar’s now!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

APA Presents: The Art of Bidding. Moderated by Lou Lesko of Blinkbid
@ Calumet
22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Members: $20
Non-Members: $40

Please visit http://www.apanational.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3294 for more information.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

ASMP “I Stink At Negotiating” Seminar With Blake Discher
@ Studio 385
385 Broadway
New York, NY

ASMP members: $35
Other professional association members: $50
Non-members: $60
Students (with ID): $20

As an independent working photographer, you must learn to be a successful negotiator. Your business depends on it.

Join Blake Discher for his highly acclaimed “Strictly Business 2” lecture on negotiating to win jobs. Blake will improve your communication skills and strengthen your client relationships. Blake will facilitate role playing that will make these skills practical and usable. Most importantly, this seminar will help improve your bottom line!

Register here: http://www.asmp.org/commerce/education/register.php?venue_id=120

December 2007

December produced the usual round of Holiday parties which were literally all one after the other! ADC was first, followed quickly by the rest… and so 2007 came to a fast and festive close!
You can catch a photo of “yours truly” with my Producer friend Mahalia Watson on the APA website!


We had lots of fun at the APA “do” which was held at the “Beauty Bar” this year and not only did we receive drinks tickets but free manicures as well – how cool was that!

ASMP/NY Holiday Party
Friday, December 7th 2007
At Calumet

ASPP/NY Holiday Party
Monday, December 10th 2007
At Essex Restaurant

APA|NY Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30pm
At Beauty Bar