All posts filed under: Photography

Wednz Scene: Call for Photographers

August 9 / 17 Hey…it’s been awhile for photography, but I did find a few opportunities and the credit belongs to Art Show. credit source: art show Topographies – Group Photography Exhibition The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 29 – October 13, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. Topographies explores the notion of place and one’s connection to a particular environment. The photographic works presented in this exhibition can range from a detailed exploration of a particular location to a visual documentation of one’s personal interaction with their surroundings. The act of observing exterior or interior space through capturing the visual qualities of a location portrays a sense of visual mapping. As topographies encompass many different ways of describing and documenting location, from the physical landscape of a terrain to the in-depth history related to a geographic region, the works presented in this exhibition will represent what it means to examine topographically with the medium of photography. Open to all photographers in the USA, all photo …

Shadow Spotlight: World Photography Organisation

July 10 / 17 Hello, everyone. Today we’re putting the spotlight on The World Photography Organisation. Here are a few tidbits on what this organization is about. cred: world photography organisation The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world. “We work with the best in the industry, forging strong, international partnerships to bring our photographers the exposure they deserve.” – Scott Gray, CEO, Founder   The organisation has year round events such as…. Sony World Photography Awards Free to enter and open to all photographers, the world’s largest photography competition celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. Winning photographers are flown to London to receive their prizes at the annual awards ceremony. Winning, shortlisted and commended photographers are showcased at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition each Spring in London, United Kingdom. Find out more PHOTOFAIRS, …

Weeknd Scene: Call for Photographers

June 17 / 17  Hey again! Calling all photographers! Here are some opportunities that you cannot pass up….. cred: artshow.com Water | International Photography Call for Entry The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 12 – February 17, 2018. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry. Juror: Jennifer Murray. All artist renditions on the water theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for the exhibition. Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Members: $29 for the three images, Non-Members: $36 for the first three images. Deadline: June 28, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 970/224-1010.     Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 1-30, 2017. Cash …

Shadow Spotlight: Mario Testino

May 15 / 17 Hello, hello…It’s time for Shadow Spotlight and this month we’re focusing on photographer Mario Testino. The Observer Aaron Hicklin said that Testino is “the world’s most prolific magazine and fashion trade photographer.” He’s right about that! Testino’s career as a fashion and portrait photographer has spoken volumes about his work. He’s worked with Kate Moss and other celebrities, but I’ll always remember the photos he took of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Testino’s portfolio of works has been featured in magazines such as Allure, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Vogue. He has also worked with fashion name brands like Burberry, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors, along with make-up giants Lancome, and Estee Lauder. Born in Peru, to an upper-class Catholic family, as a child Testino wanted to be a priest. He studied Economics at Universidad del Pacifico, followed by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru and then the University of San Diego. By 1976, Testino decided not to pursue international affairs and economics, he decided to study photography. During his apprenticeships …

Wednz Scene: Photography Retreats & Workshops…

May 3 / 17 Hello! Just a stop for some creative news. If you love photography, armature, professional, or somewhere in between, and are itching to get your foot into the door, these retreats should help you right away. cred: inspire, eloquent light, sante fe photographic workshops,  Inspire February 26-28, 2018 at the Gurney’s Resort in Newport, Rhode Island What is Inspire? Inspire is a retreat-style conference for professional wedding and portrait photographers. The conference is comprised of sessions on a variety of subjects, from business practices to shooting techniques, to artistry and personal vision. Inspire retreats are structured to enhance opportunities to foster deep relationships with other attendees, build community, and create a culture of ongoing peer-to-peer mentoring and support in our industry. Mission: Inspire’s mission is to foster & maintain a supportive community where photographers are encouraged & empowered to grow in their lives and businesses through innovative curriculum in the areas of Craft, Vision & Business. To register go to http://www.inspirephotoretrests.com/2018-registration.     The Western Portrait With Michael Crouser When: July 9 – 14, 2017 Category: …

Wknd Scene: Calling All Photographers…..

April 8 / 17 I also found some opportunities for photographers. Keep reading to see what they are….. cred: art show The Humanity Photo Awards 2017 The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait & costume, architecture, living custom, production & commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by the China Folklore Photographic Association and was blessed with UNESCO’s support since its 2nd session in 2000. Transport allowances will be provided to more than 66 prize-winning photographers so they can attend the Award Ceremony in China, and related events that last for 3 to 6 days. 6 Grand Award winners will also receive cash prizes of US$2,000. Open to all photographers. HPA 2017 is a photo contest that devotes itself to documenting, sharing and celebrating the diversity of cultures in the world. HPA 2017 only accepts photo stories/portfolios; each entrant can submit 3 sets of photos at most; each set should consist of 8-14 photos. Free to enter. Deadline: April 15, 2017. More info. …

Wednz Scene: Call to Photographers….

March 22 / 17 Hello! I’m always searching for opportunities for creative peeps and I love it. Calling all photographers: this is an opportunity can’t pass up! Read on…. cred: artshow.com The 6th International Photography Annual Publication Manifest seeks submissions for a Book Project! Three cash prizes of $1200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners. The award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) is open to a very broad range of lens-based and photographic submissions. This is not just for ‘photographers’ and ‘photography’ but also for anyone working creatively in a visual art (or design) field with work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes. As with all Manifest projects, we are open to learning just what’s being done that fits within this broad scope. $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Deadline: April 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.   The Humanity Photo Awards 2017 The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing …

Wednz Scene: Photo Contests

March 8 / 17 Hello again. One more thing to pass along to you. If you love photography and have a great eye for it, these contests may be just the thing to get you started. Take a look at these and see what you think. cred: artshow.com Water – Group Photography Exhibition The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, April 28 – May 12, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. Open to all photographers in the USA and all photographic media. We sustain ourselves through its consumption, and frolic in bodies of it. We gaze at the vastness of oceans’ expanse. Water is crucial in our world; from the rain nourishing our land, to the water we use every day in our homes. We celebrate H2o in all its uses and forms. This exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how this most powerful element is used and appreciated in our lives. All interpretations and styles are welcomed, from the literal to the sublime to …