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Best of 2018: Photography

12.28.18 Happy Friday…last Friday 2018 that is! We are now looking towards best of 2018 in photography. I’ve been a fan of the World Photography Organisation’s Sony World Photography Awards and this year is no different. Take a look at this link for 2018’s Winner’s Gallery, along with The Guardian, and Expert‘s 20 Young Photographers 2018.    Sony’s World Photography Awards 2018 http://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/winners-galleries/2018-1   The Guardian The Best Photographs Of 2018 -and the Stories Behind Them http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/dec/27/best-photographs-2018-and-stories-behind-them   Expert Photography’s 20 Young Photographers 2018 expertphotography.com/contemporary-photographers-2018/ Not a lot with photography, but these amazing photos make up for it!   Featured image: Unsplash Advertisements

Wknd Update: Photography…Beginners, Classes, & Workshops

12.22.18 Hello everyone! The weekend is here and this post is to all the photographers. If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, Atlanta School of Photography is the place to seek. I have featured this photography school before, but I’m featuring it again. If you go to their website, they have classes, workshops, tutorials. I’ll put one class, just to give you a peek at what they have for you, plus a video about ASOP. Credit source: Atlanta School of Photography   Here is a class for beginners, I did emit out the not so important things so you can focus on the really important stuff! FOR BEGINNERS… Photo 1 $165.00   Can’t fit four weeks? Check out Photo 1 Express Get off AUTO and become a better photographer in four weeks! Learn how to freeze motion for sports photography, have the perfect aperture for a portrait, and an immaculate ISO for landscapes.    Learn how to take your camera off the AUTO setting and learn the best technique to match your vision. Master the mechanics …

Weeknd Update: Calling All Photographers!

11.24.18 Hello…late entry for today, but this will make up for it. This is for those who want to up their game in photography. Thanks to Art Show.  Credit source: Art Show Photographic call for entry “diptych” A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 18 to March 10, 2019. Thirty to thirty-five images will be selected for the exhibition. A Blurb full-color catalog 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, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalog and $100 for Visitors’ Award. Juror: Kevin Tully. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “diptych.” $38 for the first 5 images, and $7 for each additional image. Deadline: December 3, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 512-422-4080.     LACDA “Snap to Grid” Open Call, every entry shown! The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art seeks artists for an un-juried international exhibit featuring digital art and photography December 13, 2018 – January …

MidWeek Update: Photography Competitions for 2019

11.7.18 Hello everybody! It is been quiet this week, but I’ve always managed to find some great things to pass along to you. Like three photography competition for 2019. Thanks to Photo Contest Insider. Credit source: Photo Contest Insider International ContestHonouring Fine Art Photography5th Edition / 2018 – 2019 FINAL DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 10TH, 2019ENTER NOW, DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE   You are invited to participate in5th Fine Art PhotographyAwards, first contest celebratingfine art photography. The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers.  The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.  The Judges are… Daria Belikova Mira Nedyalkova Kirill Ovchinnikov and many more     The prizes AMATEUR Grand Prize Winnerwill receive $2000 Title: Amateur Fine ArtPhotographer of the Year Showcasedat the Winners Gallery InternationalPress and Publicity PROFESSIONAL Grand …

Shadow Spotlight: The Works of Herb Ritts

10.15.18 Hello! Wanted to put the spotlight on the late Herb Ritts. Madonna, Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, including supermodels Cindy Crawford, and Noami Campbell have graced the late photographer’s lenses. He was also a video director for Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Chris Isaak. I will let his works speak for him.         I can’t describe his works, but again, these people who worked with him can describe it. He left a beautiful mark in the field of photography. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.    Image source: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Shadow Spotlight: Diane Arbus

9. 17. 18 Shadow Spotlight time. From September till December Shadowboxerinc is featuring photographers who are making their mark. Diane Arbus is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. The name should be familiar to you. She was known for her photography works of giants, dwarfs, transgender people, nudists, circus performers. Or as a Wikipedia article of Arbus states, “whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Her work has been described as consisting of formal manipulation characterized by blatant sensationalism.   I found a few videos of Arbus. One titled Masters of Photography, which was several years ago, when they interviewed her daughter Doon Arbus.    Here is another one by Art of Photography which came out in 2013.       I hope this gave an insight into who this woman was and what her work represents. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.    Images source: Medium Diane Arbus in Central Park. Photo: Tod Papageorge, 1967.  

MidWeek Update: The Chelsea International Photography Competition

9. 5. 18 First Wednesday for September has arrived. I received this press release from my email and this is for photographers. Please read this carefully…     The Chelsea International Photography Competition — Opens August 21, 2018 Photographers are invited to enter the second annual Chelsea International Photography Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. Competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and designed specifically to support Agora’s mission: to promote extraordinary and innovative art in the modern world and enhance the careers of the selected artists. Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities. The 2018 Chelsea International Photography Competition is accepting entries now through October 9. Results are announced on November 6, 2018, with the competition exhibition scheduled for February 20 – 28, 2019. Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York City? Visit …

MidWeek Update: Illuminate Atlanta

8. 8. 18 One last post. Introducing Illuminate Atlanta. What is Illuminate Atlanta? It is all explained in their mission statement…“Our mission is to increase accessibility to photographic education and the arts by providing photography education and opportunities to underserved communities in metro Atlanta.” They have an event coming up and I wanted to share this with you guys… Credit source: Illuminate Atlanta     If you live in Atlanta and would like to know more about Iluminate Atlanta, go to the link posted above to get all the information you need. You can donate and volunteer too. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed. Hump, Hump! I had to…   Image source: Illuminate Atlanta & unknown