MidWk Update: Calling All Photographers…


Good Morning everyone! To all the photographers, professionals, amateurs, or ones who dabble in photography for a hobby. has a few competitions that may have your interest. Read below, please…

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Suburban Architecture

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, August 7-28, 2020. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director. Buildings bring shape and urban design to the neighborhoods in our towns, cities, and throughout the countryside in rural communities. We appreciate the visual design elements and the functionality of architecture in all its structures, shapes, and forms. From the buildings dotting our land to the structures cutting through the earth, to the rooms we use every day in our homes, architecture provides the most universal necessity of shelter. All interpretations and styles are welcomed, from the abstract to the literal to the understated, captured with an overview of landscape and cityscape shots to the close-up details. The exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how urban, suburban, and rural architecture shape our world. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the gallery exhibition and online. $40 entry fee. Deadline: August 6, 2020More info. Contact: email



Photo Shoot: 2020

Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 1-20, 2020. Juror: Todd Johnson. 24 photographs will be selected for an exhibition at the gallery. An additional 30 photographs will be displayed online. Open to all photographers. $35 entry fee. Deadline: August 11, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 503-804-5032.



The 2nd Half – 50 and Over Show

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, September 3-26, 2020. As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well. This month we will celebrate the talent and wisdom of the artist over 50. We are now accepting submissions of artwork by artists who are 50 years or older. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium, or context. Open to all artists, professional and amateur. Medias considered are Acrylic, Air Brush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Collage, Digital Art, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Mixed Media, Oil, Pen & Ink, Photography (Traditional & Digital), Printmaking, and Watercolor. If due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold a gallery show, all artists will have at least one of their works accepted for our online exhibition, promoted on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. $35 for 3 images, $2 for each additional image. Deadline: August 13, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 949-505-0950.



Photographic call for entry “light”

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “light” to A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX. Fifty to fifty-five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery October 2 – November 15, 2020. A Facebook Live reception will be held on October 31, 2020, at 4pm. A Blurb full-color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Award. Juror: Richard McCabe. $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image. Entries of 11 or more images are eligible for a review by the gallery directors. Deadline: August 17, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 512-422-4080.



Innovate Grants – Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. $25 entry fee. Deadline: August 25, 2020More info.


Artshow also has tutorials in photography. Here are several sites listed from the site.


Bird Photography — The National Audubon Society has put together a wonderful resource for photographing birds – instruction, pro tips, gear recommendations, and inspiration.

Top 10 Digital Photography Tips — Offers a quick overview of ways to improve your photography.

13 Tips for Improving Outdoor Portraits — This Digital Photography School article explains how to achieve proper exposure, white balance, and sharp focus to create the most stunning portraits possible.

Photography Tutorials & Tips — In-depth instruction for improving your photography beyond the humble snapshot and creating something that is of genuine interest to others. — Matan Blumberg’s guide to helping you become a better photographer.

NightSkyPix — A tutorial and equipment guide for night sky photography (astrophotography).

How to Make the Cinema Look in Lightroom — A video tutorial that demonstrates how to use Lightroom to enhance your portrait photographs and urban landscapes.

How to Edit Portraits in Lightroom Full Retouching — An online video that demonstrates how to use Lightroom to edit and retouch your portrait photographs.


Go to for more information on competitions, art residencies, tutorials, workshops, and other great stuff.


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