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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tony Luna Creative- Update 5-31-14

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Our Spring SchmoozeFest was held on Thursday, May 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M, at Art Center’s South Campus. It was a small gathering of highly talented members of our creative community and was followed by an energetic schmooze session. Presentations were delivered by Chuck Chugumlung, Meg Mimura, Soren Petersen, Josh Lieberman, Eric Charles, and Mallory Morrison

- Tony Luna will give a lecture/workshop through the auspices of APA/San Francisco on the evening of Thursday, June 19. The event is titled, "Creative Crossroads - Identifying Your Attributes for Success” and is open to the public. The lecture will cover the steps necessary to find one’s creative voice, and the lecture will include a workshop to get the attendees started on their creative journey

- Laura Elliot told us of her amazing 90 day trip around the world and the life changing experiences she has recently had. She thanks her classmates in our Crafting a Meaningful career class for helping her embark upon “a new very exciting direction for my life.”

- Dennis Hill informed us that he will be co-presenter of “Discovering History and Documenting it in Photos” for Pasadena Heritage, Saturday, May 31…

- Trish Doktor gave us the great news that she is doing well and gives us a peek at her recent non-profit work, "Songs in the Key of Steven Blier" and business card for "CPR”…

- Amy Gaskin
shared with us that a horse she randomly selected to do a story on back in December, California Chrome, is on the verge of making horse racing history, and she will be covering the third and last leg of the Triple Crown this coming weekend!

- Lastly, Tony Luna updated the progress of his latest book, “Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Pictures”…

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Spring SchmoozeFest!


















 - Our Spring SchmoozeFest was held on Thursday, May 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M, at Art Center’s South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California. It was a small gathering of highly talented members of our creative community and followed by an energetic schmooze session. Presentations were delivered by Chuck Chugumlung (on the “Game+Hack, Burbank” event he helped to create for the Burbank YMCA), Meg Mimura (on her important work to empower Japanese women), Soren Petersen (on his Design Denmark project, and the administration of a survey on ethics, and design perception), Josh Lieberman (on his “Portraits of Cambodia” and advocacy through documentation), Eric Charles (showed his images of alternative lifestyles and Los Angeles at night), and Mallory Morrison (discussed her evolving underwater fashion photography). The next Schmoozefest is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 4. 

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- "Creative Crossroads - Identifying Your Attributes for Success” a lecture/workshop will be delivered by Tony Luna to the members of the APA/San Francisco chapter on Thursday, June 19. There will be a mixer from 6:00 to 7:00 P. M. followed by the lecture/workshop from 7:00 to 9:00 at LUX-SF, Inc., 2325 3rd. Street, #347, San Francisco, CA.

During this Creativity Workshop he will provide a clear examination of the steps he has identified which are needed to discover one’s passion, incorporate unique skill sets, life experiences, interests and influences, and turn these attributes into realistic and fulfilling creative goals.

He will also present real-life case studies of people he has worked with who are now producing exceptional personal work and living the life they once only imagined. We only have one life to live and there is no need to live a life of quiet desperation.

ADMISSION:
APA LEADER / PRO / ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
$10 in advance or $15 at the door
APA SUPPORTER / CONTRIBUTOR MEMBER:
$15 in advance or $20 at the door
ASMP MEMBER (must show current ASMP ID at the door):
$22 in advance or $27 at the door

GENERAL ADMISSION :
$30 in advance or $35 at the door

PRE-REGISTER EASILY ONLINE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-crossroads-identifying-your-attributes-for-success-a-creativity-workshop-with-tony-luna-tickets-11795652113 

You can conveniently pre-register (purchase tickets) online for an additional nominal EventBrite fee by clicking the link above. No need to print out your EventBrite ticket unless you need a receipt; please simply give your name at the door. ASMP members must show their current ASMP identification at the door to qualify for the ASMP discount. Advance ticket sales end at Noon on event day; tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis.

PURCHASING TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Pre-registration prices increase by $5 at the door IF space is available.
Cash or checks only at the door (sorry, no credit cards accepted at the door)

APA SF has an event admission no-refund policy.



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- Laura Elliott, Author- “I just arrived back in The States last week. My journey ended up being a 90-day trip around-the-world :D I originally planned to travel for 5 weeks to visit Australia and Indonesia, but the universe had other plans! In the end I travelled to Australia, Indonesia (Java, Bali, Lombok, the Gili Islands), Nepal, Thailand and Belgium. There really are no words for how it has transformed my life and given me a new direction. I had the opportunity to do dental relief work in Kathmandu before trekking the Everest Base Camp trail (at the exact same time the avalanche killed the 16 Sherpas). Sometimes stories find you. So many stories found me. I am in the process of writing about them and producing short documentary films about my experience. I feel like I am in the creative flow in a big way. My purpose in life is clear now.

I need to thank you and my classmates so much. I was at such a low point in my life. And because of the strength and courage that I received in your class and the great gift of you believing in me when I couldn't believe in myself, I went big, planned the trip and met myself in the world. I now have a new very exciting direction for my life. Thank you so much.”

Laura

http://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com/

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- Dennis Hill, Content Creator- Dennis will be co-presenter of “Discovering History and Documenting it in Photos” for Pasadena Heritage, Saturday, May 31. The session will cover the basics on researching the history of your property, finding its original permit, discovering the changes made to it, and uncovering who designed it, who built it and who lived in it over time. You will learn how to photograph a building, highlight its distinctive features, and/or create a through documentation of a building or project.

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 - Patricia “Trish” Doktor, Design Professional- “Hi Tony, I'm doing well, getting over my surgery and busy creating images for non-profit events. I would love to share them with you…
I'm working on a new website, it includes some of my recent non-profit work, "Songs in the Key of Steven Blier" and business card for "CPR".

BTW, this Behance site is really great for freelance artist, you should check it out!
I hope all is going well with you!!”

Trish
https://www.behance.net/PatriciaDoktor

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- Amy Gaskin, Photographer- (Editor’s note) As you can see from the insert, Amy decided back in December to cover horse racing and a particular horse to feature. The horse she chose—out of all the horses—was California Chrome who has won the first two legs of the Triple Crown and now is a favorite to be the first Triple Crown winner with a victory in the Belmont this coming Saturday, June 7. We wish California Chrome and Amy the best of luck this coming weekend.)

“Hi...thought you might like to see this photo spread and article in the paper…
Just got credentialed to go to the Belmont (last in Triple Crown) so frantically packing for Monday...

Happy Trails,”

Amy


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- “Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Pictures” by Tony Luna.
Update: Sales seem to be doing fine for my latest book. If you happen to have read the book it would be greatly appreciated if you would send in a short review to Amazon.com. Those reviews really do carry some weight. Thank you for your support.

Tony Luna

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Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press, and
“Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Pictures” Skyhorse/Allworth Press

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