"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
-Arthur C. Clarke
Restless, driven, always pushing himself toward new means of technical and aesthetic expression, Erik has deployed his unique vision in award-winning work for clients including Microsoft, Toyota, Nike, Puma, Pfizer, Harley-Davidson and Hilton Hotels.
His images for these and other clients often contextualize people or products within hyper realistic panoramas that frequently are capped by clouds that Turner or van Gogh might have envied.
So breathtaking are Almas' meticulously planned, produced and post produced images that fellow photographers and armchair Photoshop quarterbacks often are left to scratch their heads and wonder, "How'd he do that?!" As it turns out, this is a question Almas is more than happy to answer. Developing a truly distinctive photographic style is the key to a successful career. Discover how to translate your artistic passion into a recognizable and original style that will continually attract top clients.
Monday, February 27, 2012 6pm door open 7-9pm presentation
Redline 2350 Arapahoe St Denver CO 80205 t:303.296.4448
Door Prizes include: A print from Erik! Think Tank bag and Blinkbid Software!
Attendees will have the opportunity to pre-order Erik's soon to be released educational DVD "On Aspects of Imaging Making". This 2-disc set was created in response to those many un-answered requests to Erik of "how'd you make that image". Narrative in style, the tutorial will also take the user through the visionary mind-set and start to finish picture-making philosphies of this award-winning photographer. The set will be priced exclusively for this evening's attendees at a pre-sale price of $150.00 + tax and shipping.
Tuesday November 8, 2011 APA Colorado presents: Why We Hire You
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.
Almost all jobs these days are booked solely off images/information on websites - the traditional portfolio [while still necessary to have] rarely goes out. Thus it is of paramount importance that a photographer's site be well-designed, very fast-loading and VERY user friendly...
This panel event will to focus on website presentation, SEO's, Editing for the site, and the difference between templets and custom sites, do's and don'ts etc. from those who really know this best.
Moderator: Eric Altman, Producer and Director, Create Films
Panel: Rob Haggart, Creator APhotoEditor.com, Owner of APhotoFolio.com Angela Mateus, Managing Partner, Artists Creative Agency Michael Mauro, photographer Mauromedia.com Keith Roberts, President Zenman.com, photographer
September 16, 2011 6pm doors open 7-9pm presentation
*Must Show current ID at check in to qualify for this pricing
About Our Moderator and Panel:
Eric Altman, Producer and Director, Create Films Altman is a bit of a renaissance man. His past experience includes photographers rep, motion picture camera specialist and feature film producer's rep. He currently produces and directs for Create Films, a new commercial and documentary production entity in Denver.
Rob Haggart, Creator APhotoEditor.com, Owner of APhotoFolio.com Rob Haggart is the former director of photography for Men's Journal and Outside magazines and founder of the popular photo industry blog APhotoEditor.com. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography Focus Award for Rising Star, awarded to an "emerging force the photographic community is watching with interest." He has received photo editing recognition from Graphis, American Photography, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, American Society of Magazine Editors, Photo District News, and was chosen as part of the creative team of the year by Ad Week. His most recent venture, APhotoFolio.com builds portfolio websites for photographers.
Angela Mateus, Managing Partner, Artists Creative Agency Angela Mateus is a Los Angeles native. She holds a B.A. in Communications & Film (& an M.A. in Diplomacy) and has been working in the commercial photo and print industries since 1997. Her career began in Los Angeles as a freelance print producer for such clients as Target, Mac & Jac and the Platinum Guild. Angela has also produced photo shoots for high-end resort clients Jumeirah and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, providing her opportunities to expand her production knowledge beyond U.S. borders.In 2004, Angela opened the boutique commercial photography representation agency, Artists Creative, expanding her client list to include Procter & Gamble, TJ Maxx Companies, DISH Network, Fitness Magazine, Coors, The Sports Authority, Gillette, Jenny Craig, Redbook Magazine and Lands' End to name a few. Her experience working with top talent in Los Angeles and New York has given her a discerning eye for what client's are looking for. Additionally, as an artist's rep she has had to keep her finger on the pulse of the most current marketing and self- promotion tools and technology for photographers.
Michael Mauro, photographer Mauromedia.com. Michael started Mauromedia in 1992 as a photographer shooting and submitting images for editorial content. Throughout the 90′s Michael began shooting video cameras in addition to the still photography and Mauromedia truly became a multimedia company. Now we produce everything from printed materials to commercial video and photography.
Keith Roberts, President Zenman.com, photographer. In 1998, Keith Roberts founded Zenman Productions as a collaboration of an exceptional artist, designer and developer. He is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. He has been working as a designer for nineteen years and as a photographer for more than twenty. His inventive concepts unfailingly result in visually pleasing, informative and provoking connections that penetrate to the target audience, ultimately resulting in sales. Keith's passion for the arts and community is obvious through his commitment to local non-profits. Keith has served on the Board of Directors for both The Other Side Arts and The Dragon Boat Festival.
SHOOTIN’ THE SH!T verb 1. To talk idly about nothing in particular. 2. Something rednecks do when they are hunting. 3. A common past time shared by a photo crew & clients between shots. 4. A photographer's greatest assignment. 5. A photographer's worse assignment.
Nothing like a tall cold beer (or a few) & a patio to get some big stories going.
Tall boots are recommended. All Are Welcome!
October 19, 2011 5:30pm
Breckenridge Brewery 471 Kalamath St Denver, CO 80204
Cash Bar and $.40 wings
May 14, 2011 Beauty by Layers with Dennis Dunbar Join us on Saturday, May 14th when Dennis Dunbar will be teaching a workshop on High End Beauty Retouching. In this workshop Dennis will cover his Beauty Retouching Workflow, and will go into detail describing his techniques for getting perfect skin, as well as Color Correcting, and Sharpening. He’ll also discuss working on hair, enhancing makeup, adding a “Healthy Skin Glow” and using Adjustment Layers to augment the lighting.
Users of all levels are welcome as this workshop promises to be an informative and interesting event where Dennis will share tips and tricks that will help both the beginner as well as the advanced user.
Image theft is rampant. Knowing the facts about copyright protection and how to effectively exercise your rights is paramount. Lack of information, misinformation or carelessness can leave a photographer defenseless and unable to take action against infringers. Don’t let this happen to you.