After the Basics – One Day Photo Seminar

When: Saturday, March 17th, 9 am to 5 pm.

Where: Steven Meckler Photography Studio 121 S. 4th Avenue

Click here to register now

Through slideshows, critiques and student discussions you will come away with the knowledge and vision of what strong composition and skilled use of lighting contributes to making a great photo.

If you want to make compelling photos by design not just luck, this seminar is for you. This is an intermediate through advanced photo course in a day for those who know how to use their camera and want to get the most out of it. We will analyze many of Steven’s images and critique participant’s work. The presentations will involve important concepts of composition,
light, and all the many decisions that go into making a photo.

Discussions will range from the best lens choices to choosing the optimal time of day to shoot, and much more. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a professional photographer’s life, studio
and equipment. Put down your camera, channel your imagination, and learn from a day that explores the nuances of creative technique.

This is an event packed with information and important tips about all facets of photography. At the heart of the seminar is critical thinking about why you’re making photos and how you accomplish your perfect image. By looking at some of Steven’s commercial and editorial images, we can ask the important “why” questions and discuss the basic principles involved in 
capturing an engaging image.

You’ll be in a comfortable, focused and creative classroom at Steven Meckler’s studio.

For complete details, see the seminar flyer.

Steven Meckler came to Tucson by way of Brooklyn, New York. He developed his love of photography in high school and graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After a stint as a medical photographer at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in Manhattan, Steven moved west and set up his studio in downtown Tucson. He first focused on building a solid commercial photography business with clients such as JC Penney, Intel, IBM, Pella Windows, New York Magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden, among many others. But the core of his success comes from the many local businesses, ad agencies and magazines he has had the pleasure of working with over the last thirty-plus years.

Steven was an adjunct professor of digital photography at Pima Community College for 14 years and has taught workshops and continuing education classes for high school photo teachers through the Arizona Department of Education. He also coordinates and teaches an annual series of photography workshops for Tucson high school photo students.

Invitation: Be at Judge at High School Graphic Design Competition

Our advisory board, the Arizona Design Education Network, is organizing this year's regional competition to be held at Pima Community College's West Campus on Friday, February 2nd

Please complete the attached form to let us know if you'd be able to join us as a judge. The form should only take a moment to fill out. 


Simpleview Announces New Senior Leadership Addition

TUCSON, Ariz. (January 22, 2018) - Simpleview is proud to announce a new addition to their senior leadership team. Jason M. Swick has been promoted from within to Vice President of Digital Marketing.

"Jason’s guidance and hard work have led our digital marketing team to see exceptional growth and offer more services than ever with incredible value to our DMO customers—from content creation and marketing automation, to Conversion Rate Optimization, which Jason’s team just launched out of beta in 2017,” said Scott Wood, Chief Operating Officer at Simpleview.

“He’s not only been a driving force behind Simpleview’s growth, he’s done an exemplary job reaching across department lines to engage with other teams and synchronize people and processes,” added Scott. “This kind of teamwork and communication epitomizes our core values. Jason’s proven he is a leader in digital marketing, and that he has the ability to move our customers’ destination marketing efforts successfully forward—and take Simpleview forward—in his new role.”

Jason joined the Simpleview team in 2010 as a Digital Media Specialist. He quickly moved up to Director of Digital Marketing. Under his direction, Simpleview’s Digital Marketing team grew from 15 to 35 in a year’s time to accommodate growing customer needs for engaging website content, efficient and effective marketing automation, plus website optimization, conversion optimization, paid media, and business intelligence services. In his new role, Jason will focus strategy for the digital marketing department and continue to develop and refine targeted solutions for Simpleview’s DMO clients. He’ll also be engaging with customers and colleagues while representing Simpleview digital marketing services at travel and tourism industry trade shows.

Simpleview’s Search Engine Marketing department evolved into the much more comprehensive Digital Marketing department at the start of 2017, adding services and staff dedicated to helping our DMO clients adapt to the changing landscape of consumer behavior and an increasingly digital and mobile-first world. Similarly, the expansion of Simpleview's senior leadership team over the past year—Jason is the third VP added to the group in just over a year’s time—will enhance the company's ability to meet the needs of our growing global customer base while we continue to provide innovative technology solutions for convention bureaus and tourist boards worldwide.

About Simpleview

Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Simpleview employs 200+ staff and works with over 530+ customers in North America and around the world, from meeting and vacation destinations the size of Paducah, Ky (population 25,018), to 16 of the top-20 meeting destinations in the U.S., to the country of Norway.

TAHSGDC 2018 Contest Projects Request for Proposal


ADEN Members, 

We are looking for potential customers who can provide the projects for our regional competition, coming up on February 2 at PCC West. Any local businesses who might want to use student-made work in real-world scenarios are welcome to apply by filling out the attached form. We do request that they provide some sort of prize to the winning student(s). 

Our final 3 projects (selected from entries here) for competition day will be determined by the teacher committee at our upcoming meeting. 

If you know of local businesses who might be interested, please share this message with them. 

Thanks to anyone who can submit potential projects to us for the event!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me. 


Michael Srsen
[email protected]
Customer Proposal: TAHSGDC 2018 Contest Projects
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