Success Teams Informational Webinar

Wed 15th Feb, 2023 – 6:30pm–7:30pm

Posted by APA Admin Posted in Networking, Webinar


Wed 15th Feb, 2023

Zoom Webinar
4:30 - 5:30 PM (Pacific)
6:30 - 7:30 PM (Central)
7:30 - 8:30 PM (Eastern)


Free Admission

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Photographer Tony Favarula created this image as a member of an APA Success

Photographer Tony Favarula created this image as a member of an APA Success

What is an APA Success Team?

APA Success Teams consist of 6-10 photographers who meet monthly, develop individual goals, and then remain accountable to themselves and the team for achieving them. Success Teams help provide the inspiration, structure, and accountability many creative professionals need to help advance their careers.

APA (American Photographic Artists) is a professional photography organization that understands working independently is tough. Developing a business plan, consistently producing personal work, portfolio development, estimating, writing and designing creative treatments, managing finances, and staying on track has never been more challenging. That's why APA created Success Teams.

Success Teams are accountability groups that create the structure many creative professionals need to thrive. The best part of joining a Success Team is that you get to work with like-minded visual communicators. On top of the benefits you will get from being part of a team of creatives, you'll also get the satisfaction of seeing your daily efforts turn into measurable business results over time.

Frequently asked questions:

  • If I attend this virtual webinar, am I committing to join a Success Team? No. This is just an informational webinar for you to learn more—no strings attached.
  • If I join a Success Team, will I need to be an APA member? Yes. The requirement to join a Success Team is being an APA member at the Associate, Professional, or Leader level. There are no additional fees or costs to join a Success Team.
  • How often do Success Teams meet? Teams will meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 5:00 PM (Pacific), 7:00 PM (Central), and 8:00 PM (Eastern). The first virtual Success Team meeting takes place Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
  • How long do Success Teams last? One year, March 2023 through February 2024.
  • What is the Success Team meeting agenda? All team members present new work created during the month, review their marketing plan and completed action items, present something that had inspired them that might be of interest to the team, and the general exchange of industry knowledge.

Here's what photographers are saying about APA Success Teams

The APA Success Team has been a great experience. Seeing (and showing) new work every month keeps me excited about creating and elevating my own work. Each member's unique approach is insightful and helpful in my own creative process. – Kevin Penczak
Being part of a Success Team has pushed me to be constantly creating images and working on new ideas. This group has created a supportive atmosphere but also pressures everyone to be accountable to accomplish their goals. – Lizz Giordano

Who should join an APA Success Team?

  • Assistants transitioning to shooting full-time
  • Photographers who feel they need more structure
  • Photographers who have hit a "roadblock" in their career
  • Experienced photographers who would like to mentor upcoming artists
  • Photographers who want to add more discipline to their routine
  • Photographers who want to consistently produce more personal work
  • Photographers who desire more education on best business practices

Fees: This webinar is free and open to the public on Zoom.

This informational webinar is open to all photographers.

Note: if you plan on joining the Success Team, you will need to be (or become) an APA member at the Associate level or higher. Check out our membership table and associated benefits here.

If you have questions about Success Teams, please send an email to Steven Brooks, Chapter Director, APA Chicago. Thanks.