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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Deborah Hamon at Gallery 291

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Monday, June 29th, 2009

Call for Entry: 2009 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

2009 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Deadline July 14, 2009

Theme:
All subjects are eligible.

Eligibility:
The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Juror: Andy Adams
Andy Adams is the editor/publisher of Flak Photo, a contemporary photography website that celebrates the art of publishing photography online. Flak Photo provides unique opportunities for artists and photography organizations to share their work with a burgeoning online photographic community and highlights new series work, book projects and gallery exhibitions from established and emerging photographers. Recent features include 3030 Press’ New Photography in China, Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography, Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine’s Inside Burgerworld, the Photographic Resource Center’s EXPOSURE: The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition, Big City Press’ Hijacked, Volume One: Australia & America, and David Wright + Ethan Jones’ Pause to Begin.

Read more at The Center for Fine Art Photography.

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Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Want to learn platinum printing from one of the best?

Scott B Davis will be teaching a platinum printing workshop in Yosemite National Park, August 12-16.

From the Ansel Adams workshop website:
“This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of making fine platinum prints. Students will learn how to select appropriate images for platinum printing, how to make paper choices unique to individual images, and learn the fundamentals of printing in this exquisite process.We will work with digital and analog approaches to platinum printing, while focusing on techniques to make prints with repeatable results.

Students are encouraged to bring existing negatives suitable for platinum, or bring digital files to use for platinum printing. You will come away from the workshop with a complete understanding of the process, as well as the confidence to make beautiful platinum prints after the workshop is complete. Special emphasis will be placed on de-mystifying the printing process, and using basic techniques which can be applied in the home studio. Students are encouraged to take advantage of a field session in the valley. Informal portfolio reviews will help guide students in image selection, and focusing on making landscape photographs with personal resonance.

Born in 1971, SCOTT DAVIS completed a BFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. The son of a private pilot, he developed ideas about landscape at an early age. Davis prefers spaces that are quiet, complex, and generally overlooked. Working largely at night, often in unremarkable wilderness corridors, his photographs broaden the language of landscape photography.

Scott Davis began photographing the desert at night in 1997 as a means of exploring all aspects of landscape, not just the flattering light and favorable hours sought by many photographers. His night work diminishes landscape features and allows human settlement to define each space. Central to his philosophy is the belief that no single truth exists about landscape. This idea is carried into several bodies of work, generating photographs that equally consider light, dark, human and natural elements.

Davis began using a view camera in 1994. He quickly found this tool complemented his pace, and best expressed his intentions. In 2002 he built a 16″ x 20″ view camera. The choice to use an unusually large camera was based on the desire to make large platinum prints, and to work slowly in an increasingly fast-paced world. His use of this camera is not about achieving technical perfection or making a statement relative to size.

Currently Scott Davis is working on a series of night photographs in Los Angeles and Tucson. His work has been collected internationally and exhibited throughout the United States, and in Japan.”

More details here.

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Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Do you make editions?

One of the Fraction photographers recently asked me about editions. He currently sells his work in editions but a potential buyer criticized his edition structure and pricing. For me, I am unsure about editions and don’t print my work in editions.

So, I would love to hear about what other photographers.

Do you print in editions? If so, why?

Is the edition limited to size?

Does the price increase with each sold print?

If you do not print/sell in editions, why not?

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Friday, June 26th, 2009

International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

The International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography deadline is July 14th.

The juror is Andy Adams of Flakphoto.com.

http://www.c4fap.org

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Phase One buys Leaf

Digital back maker Phase One buys it’s competition, Leaf, then enters into some intellectual property agreement with Kodak.

What the hell is going on?

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Register now for Fotofest

If you think you are ready for a serious portfolio review, be sure to sign up for Fotofest by July 13. The review takes place March 12 to April 1 in 2010.

Go here for more info.

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

MP3 Volume 2


Many of you remember and probably even own a copy of MP3 Volume 1, The Midwest Photographers Publication Project. Volume 2 is on its way with work from Curtis Mann, John Opera, and Stacia Yeapanis. Here is the schedule of the events to go along with it.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS TALK: Curtis Mann, John Opera, and Stacia Yeapanis
July 23, 2009
Join us as the three MP3II artists talk about their work on view. Thursday, 5:30pm @ MoCP…

PORTFOLIO SHARING & NETWORKING EVENT
July 30, 2009
Mingle and share your work with fellow regional artists and museum staff. This event is open to MoCP Midwest Photographers Project Artists and museum members. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Closing Reception and Book Signing: MP3II
September 10, 2009 | Details
Please join us for a closing reception for the exhibition MP3II. MP3 artists Curtis Mann, John Opera, and Stacia Yeapanis will be present to sign copies of their newly released trio of books, MP3, Volume 2. Thursday, 5 – 7pm…

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

LACDA INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

LACDA INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION
DigitalArt.LA 2009

Jurors:
Rita Gonzalez
Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Rex Bruce
Director, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Enter our juried competition for digital art, digital photography, video and new media. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to their creation are acceptable. We accept digital art stills of any kind, digital photogaphy, short experimental time-based video, video loops, 3D and all other digital video animations, mobile media and interactive new media or internet art (net.art) works of any kind.

The competition is international, and open to all geographic locations.

Video, interactive and new media are accepted by DVD/CD. Internet art (net.art) entries are viewed at their original URL. Still image entries are acceped by jpeg upload. Still image winners are printed by the gallery for exhibition to eliminate the need for shipping, especially for international artists.

The selected winners will be exhibited as the central focus of the “DigitalArt.LA” expo in a large group exhibit at the LACDA gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. The expo runs August 14-16 (concurrent with and promoted by the Downtown Art Walk and the Downtown Film Festival). The winners exhibit will remain in the gallery August 14-September 6.

This is an extremely rare opportunity to exhibit alongside top institutions and have your work viewed by a LACMA curator!

All entries are given special consideration for exhibiting at LACDA and outside exhibitions where we are featured. Artists participating in our competitions form the pool of artists from which we select the vast majority of those featured at LACDA and are often considered by our associated network of galleries and curators. Proceeds from the competition support these gallery programs and the DigitalArt.LA expo. Juror Rex Bruce has curated and participated in over 75 exhibits since the founding of LACDA in 2004 and is internationally recognized as a leader and expert in the field.

Timeline and Registration Instructions:

Deadline for entries: July 20, 2009
Winners announced: July 27, 2009
Exhibit Dates: August 13-September 5, 2009

Reception for the artists: Thursday August 13, 2009, 7-9pm
in conjunction with Downtown Art Walk and DigitalArt.LA

Registration fee is $30US.

Multiple entries in multiple categories are permitted, additional $30 entry fee for each three images, or single video or single interactive/new media/net.art entry.

Online registration only. No exceptions.
More Info here

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Kodak Kills Kodachrome

After being made for 74 years, Kodak announced today that Kodachrome will no longer be made.

From the press release:

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 22 — Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it will retire KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.

Sales of KODACHROME Film, which became the world’s first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent years as photographers turned to newer KODAK Films or to the digital imaging technologies that Kodak pioneered. Today, KODACHROME Film represents just a fraction of one percent of Kodak’s total sales of still-picture films.

“KODACHROME Film is an iconic product and a testament to Kodak’s long and continuing leadership in imaging technology,” said Mary Jane Hellyar, President of Kodak’s Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group. “It was certainly a difficult decision to retire it, given its rich history. However, the majority of today’s photographers have voiced their preference to capture images with newer technology – both film and digital. Kodak remains committed to providing the highest-performing products – both film and digital – to meet those needs.”

While Kodak now derives about 70% of its revenues from commercial and consumer digital businesses, it is the global leader in the film business. Kodak has continued to bring innovative new film products to market, including seven new professional still films and several new VISION2 and VISION3 motion picture films in the past three years.These new still film products are among those that have become the dominant choice for those professional and advanced amateur photographers who use KODAK Films.

Among the well-known professional photographers who used KODACHROME Film is Steve McCurry, whose picture of a young Afghan girl captured the hearts of millions of people around the world as she peered hauntingly from the cover of National Geographic Magazine in 1985.

As part of a tribute to KODACHROME Film, Kodak will donate the last rolls of the film to George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, which houses the world’s largest collection of cameras and related artifacts. McCurry will shoot one of those last rolls and the images will be donated to Eastman House.

“The early part of my career was dominated by KODACHROME Film, and I reached for that film to shoot some of my most memorable images,” said McCurry. “While KODACHROME Film was very good to me, I have since moved on to other films and digital to create my images. In fact, when I returned to shoot the ‘Afghan Girl’ 17 years later, I used KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100VS to create that image, rather than KODACHROME Film as with the original.”

For all of its magic, KODACHROME is a complex film to manufacture and an even more complex film to process. There is only one remaining photofinishing lab in the world – Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas – that processes KODACHROME Film, precisely because of the difficulty of processing. This lack of widespread processing availability, as well as the features of newer films introduced by Kodak over the years, has accelerated the decline of demand for KODACHROME Film.

During its run, KODACHROME Film filled a special niche in the annals of the imaging world. It was used to capture some of the best-known photographs in history, while also being the film of choice for family slide shows of the Baby Boom generation.

To celebrate the film’s storied history, Kodak has created a gallery of iconic images, including the Afghan girl and other McCurry photos, as well as others from professional photographers Eric Meola and Peter Guttman on its website: www.kodak.com/go/kodachrometribute. Special podcasts featuring McCurry and Guttman will also be featured on the website.

Kodak estimates that current supplies of KODACHROME Film will last until early this fall at the current sales pace. Dwayne’s Photo has indicated it will continue to offer processing for the film through 2010. Current KODACHROME Film users are encouraged to try other KODAK Films, such as KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME E100G and EKTAR 100 Film. These films both feature extremely fine grain. For more information, please visit www.kodak.com/go/professional.

About Kodak

As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.

To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.

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