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Shoot the Architect

Aaron Schlintler As part of the Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD), the organisers have set up a photographic competition to engage photographers with architects.

Shoot a portrait of a South Australian Registered Architect utilising photographic skill, artistic merit and playful imagination. Entry fee is $35 per image with a maximum of three images per photographer.

An exhibition of entries will be displayed at the Festival Hub from Saturday 11 October and winners will be announced at the Festival Closing Party on Tuesday 14 October.

Thanks to Diamonds Camera the winner will receive: Ticket to Barossa Experience with Nick Rains, 2014 AIPP APPA Travel Photographer of the Year. 500 Hire Voucher. Plus: A1 board of winning entry displayed in the front window of the SA Chapter, 100 Flinders Street, Adelaide and will be Featured in print in PLACE Magazine, December edition.

Entries will be judged by: Max Pritchard, Architect Paul Atkins, State President of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Aaron Schintler, 'Shoot The Architect' SA Chapter Event Leader Leah Salamon, FAD Executive Team Member

To enter: Click here. Entries close: Thursday October 9th 2014 Cost: $35

Epson Pano Award winners

Overall Open Winner - The Sunshine Skyway Bridge St Petersburg Florida - Dennis Ramos This year the competition received 3971 entries from 870 photographers in 54 countries. The fifth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in a surge in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well. The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The overall winner of the 2014 Open competition is Dennis Ramos from the USA. His winning image is also first in the Open – Built Environment category. Dennis says, ‘It was a beautiful cloudless day with some patches of rolling fog over the bridge. My friend and I decided to go fishing that mid afternoon. I found out that my reel wasn't working so I grabbed my camera gear instead. I took a lot of shots around including this long exposure panoramic shot of the bridge. It took me a lot of time waiting and shooting in between the fog to get a good exposure. While waiting during long exposure times, I wished I had my fishing rod as well.’

Other place-getters in the Open competition are; Marcio Cabral – Open/Nature 2nd place Timo Lieber – Open/Nature 3rd place (Timo was also the 2013 Photographer of the Year) Will Dielenberg – Open/Nature 4th place Denis Gadbois – Open/Built Environment 2nd place, Highest Scoring Spherical/360 Image, Highest Scoring IAPP Member Marco Castelli – Open/Built Environment 3rd place Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji - Open/Built Environment 4th place, Highest Scoring HDR Image Douglas Peebles – Highest Scoring Image from Film Capture Alexander Vershinin – Highest Scoring Gigapixel Image

For more information and to see all of the winners, click here.

Canon AIPP APPA awards on now!

judging-scheduleThe AIPP's national professional photography awards are up and running here in Sydney. If you have an interest in learning more about photography, this is an excellent opportunity. The judging process is very interesting, it involves five specialist photographers putting a score form 50 to 100, the average becomes the score. Any judge(s) that vary 5 points or more from the average get the opportunity to challenge the score. A variation of more than 10 is an automatic challenge.

The challenges are where the magic happens, so take the time over the next three days to immerse yourself in some of the best photography in Australia.

If you cannot be in Sydney for the event, it is being Live Streamed at the link below: http://www.digidirect.com.au/appa14/

There are four judging rooms, so take your pick, check out the schedule here to determine what you want to watch!

 

APPA printing

APPA Deadline 2014The AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards entry deadline is 21st of August, 5pm, Eastern Time Zone. This is for the entry and upload of digital image files.

Mounted and matted prints need to be in NSW by the 29th of August at 5.00pm

This awards cycle we have reduced our production times to help you, we will be working long hours to see the work looks it's best. Our new awards production deadlines are:

  • August 18th for files needing manipulation.
  • August 22nd for files ready to print.
Email or call 08 8431 6755 to arrange the printing of your award image.
Fine tune your images for APPA

Andrew Harrison judging at the 2014 SAPPAs There's no time to put your feet up just yet. Straight off the back of the SA state awards and we're already gearing up for the 2014 Canon AIPP National Awards.

With on-line print entries closing on the 21st of August (print entries close 29th of August), now is your opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on a selection of your images.

Atkins Technicolour will be hosting the APPA Image and Print Feedback evening on Tuesday, 29th of July.

All prints from the exhibition will be returned and ready for collection on the same day. All print cases will be at Atkins in case you are wanting to include any of your SAPPA prints for feedback.

Digital files are also welcome - just bring along your USB on the evening.

Please note that we can only accommodate THREE (3) images per person (inclusive of a mixture of digital and print).

Only 20 booking spots will be made available so please get in quick and book for your feedback.

If you miss out on booking in, we would still encourage you to come along and bring your three chosen images. On the off-chance we get any 'no-shows', we will gladly take your images for feedback as numbers and time permit.

We will order pizza during the session so please bring along a $10 contribution if you would like to join in.

Apologies to our regional members who may not be able to attend as this will be an attendance based evening and will not be streamed.

Where: Atkins Technicolour When: Tuesday 29th of July 2014 Time: 6.30 to 9.30pm

To register, click here: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139035776

Entries close shortly for the Epson Pano Awards

Epson Pano Open Category Winner 2014 - Timo Lieber - London GB

Entries close July 13th 2014, if you run late there is a late entry fee penalty.

The fifth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography.

Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in a surge in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The 2013 competition saw 4068 images submitted from 843 photographers in 57 countries.

The 2014 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of cash and prizes of approximately US$40,000!

Atkins are proud sponsors of the 2014 awards and encourage all landscape photographers to jump into this great opportunity. The competition is a perfect vehicle to showcase the panoramic format which has seen great interest since easy stitching techniques have replaced the challenging wide format film panoramic camera systems.

Click here for more information.

A Rare opportunity

AIPP SAPPA graphic If you love photography and are wanting to learn more, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) are holding their state print awards.

Correctly titled the Epson SA AIPP Epson Professional Photography Awards or SAPPAs, this annual event is open to the public to see great South Australian and Northern Territiry photography judged.

The photographs are judged as prints in categories, one at a time over two days by a rotating panel of five judges. The work is presented in a darkened room with only the print illuminated to draw the attention of the room. The judges each score the print between 50 and 100. Any variation by a single judge from the average of more than 10 points requires discussion and rescoring. The room often becomes tense as a judge fights for something they see in a photograph that other judges do not see.

The categories that are judged are; Illustrative, Landscape, Travel, Documentary, Commercial, Wedding, Family, Portrait

The timing of each category can vary, but the judging needs to be over in two days. So some times it runs late.

The judging panels are always a mixture of highly awarded and or experienced local and interstate photographers, to provide an unbiased team. The entries are generally kept under wraps to ensure judges have not seen the work, the work is also presented anonymously and it must have been created in the past 2 years. It is difficult objectively judging a subjective thing, but this system is internationally recognised as the standard.

The result of the judging is category winners, for example the Wedding Photographer of the Year and from that an over all Epson SA Professional Photographer of the Year 2014.

So why miss this free event.....?

Link to SAPPA website, click here.

Cost: Free Where: Marden Senior College, Marden Rd, Marden SA (off Payneham Rd), click here for a map of the facitiltes at Marden. When: Sunday June 29th to Monday June 30th If you cannot a make it and wish to see the judging it will be live streamed, follow this link to the stream.

Expected category timing see the graphic below:

AIPP SAPPA 2014 judging schedule

Print critique night last night at Atkins

Milton and Don Judging

With the SA Professional Photographic awards just around the corner, Atkins are hosting a print critique night o 15 May 2014 from 6:30 PM to gain feedback on your potential entries.

You will need your entries printed, but not finished (mounted and matted) to get the feedback. If you are not entering the awards, you are welcome to attend. It is a great learning exercise, you will hear discussion on what makes an award winning image.

To attend, you do not need to be a member but you must register. You can register at this link.

The evening is held this Thursday night at Atkins, from 6.30pm, 89 Fullarton Road, Kent Town.

Epson Pano Awards 2014

Epson Pano Open Category Winner 2014 - Timo Lieber - London GB The fifth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography.

Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in a surge in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The 2013 competition saw 4068 images submitted from 843 photographers in 57 countries.

The 2014 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of cash and prizes of approximately US$40,000!

Atkins are proud sponsors of the 2014 awards and encourage all landscape photographers to jump into this great opportunity. The competition is a perfect vehicle to showcase the panoramic format which has seen great interest since easy stitching techniques have replaced the challenging wide format film panoramic camera systems.

Click here for more information.

SAPPA 2014 printing
Judging at the 2011 SAPPAs
Judging at the 2011 SAPPAs

The 2014 Epson SA Professional Photographic awards are coming up this June. Because of this earlier-than-usual date, we are concerned that there will be enough time to produce your entries.

Our fine art department are making times available on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you want to meet with David or Miriam as a part of the preparation. There is a cost associated with these consults and testing, so please be prepared.

This year, instead of our normal 4 for the price of 3 special, we are offering the linear meter rate for any order of five or more prints sized at 400x500mm, this can be a better saving.

Please email our counter crew to book in your time because the slots are filling up, and more time allows for a better entry. Ideally we need 10 days for production. Below are a summary of the print requirements, please note, some requirements have changed.

>Contemporary Photographic Art category (CPA) entries are being hung June 13th at the Light Gallery and judged on June 14th, and will require labels and an artist statement without your name on it to hang for judging, and a version with your name for the month-long exhibition.

 Therefore your CPA entry needs to be in production by May 29th, so your meeting with the fine art department needs to be finalised before May 29th.

 >Entries for all other SAPPA categories must be delivered for judging by June 27th.

Therefore your SAPPA entry needs to be in production by June 13th, so your meeting with the fine art department needs to be finalised before June 13th.

>Overall size must be 400x500mm, not 16x20inches.

>Minimum image size is now 260mm on the longest edge, this does not include a border printed or otherwise, this is image only. This used to be 10inches.

>Thickness of print matting and mounting can be no more than 6mm. CPA category entries can be thicker, the rules will explain.

>SAPPA lighting is harsh, and prints need to be darker than usual, we have the lighting to test under and can adjust for this.

Characters of the Fleurieu
Characters of the Fleurieu

What a chance to really exercise your creative talents with this photographic competition/exhibtion.
'Characters of the Fleurieu' means just that, BUT - it doesn't necessarily have to be a person, thinking outside the square it could be animal, abstract, people collectively etc. etc. Food for thought?Special effects or a variety of media are certainly acceptable, but don't loose sight of the words CHARACTERS of the Fleurieu.

Great prizes - $3,000 prize for best overall, plus printing & framing to the value of $500 from Atkins Technicolour, and a camera plus tuition to the value of $300 from Diamonds Photographics.

It all sounds like great fun and should be a fascinating exhibition. Go for it!! - but no landscapes, this is about people.

For more information, click here.
Adelaide Parklands $20,000 Art Prize

ParklandsArtPrizeCOMPETITION IS OPEN NOW Entries close December 5th 2013. (Originally November 28th)

The prize is open to all artists, of all ages, from all countries, working in two- and three dimensional art forms, including photography.

Entries will be submitted initially in digital form. From these entries 50 to 100 finalists will be selected and displayed in the Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace Gallery from Saturday 15th February to Sunday 6th April, 2014. The winners will be announced at an opening event on Friday 14th February.

There will be a ‘Peoples Prize’, awarded by popular vote, announced on the last day of the exhibition. All artworks will be for sale.

The prize is an initiative of the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association (APPA) and has financial support from the Adelaide Park Lands Authority and the Adelaide City Council. APPA intends the prize to be a key part of its program to stimulate public awareness of and interest in the Adelaide Park Lands.

The prize has been enthusiastically endorsed by artists, gallery owners and others in the art scene. The judges are all well-known figures in their respective fields. The works will be judged solely on artistic merit.

Click here for more information.

SAPPA Judging Schedule

SAPPA-NorwoodHotel-2012This weekend sees the beginning of the Epson SA AIPP professional photography awards. Anyone can come along at anytime to witness this fantastic process. The judging at the Norwood Function Centre (not the CPA category) will be streamed live, and details of the url will follow on the weekendHere is the schedule as it stands: Saturday:

Contemporary Photographic Art, Gallery judging.

Dunstan Hall, Norwood Primary School, Judging 2pm-5pm Saturday 6th July

Sunday:

Contemporary Photographic Art, Individual Print Scoring:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging 9:30am-10:30am Sunday 7th July

Illustrative:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging 10:30am-12:30pm

Travel:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 1:30pm-3pm

Commercial:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 3-3:30pm

Monday:

Landscape:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 9am-10:30am

Documentary:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 11am-12:30pm

Portrait:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 1pm-3:30pm

Tuesday:

Family:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 9am-1pm

Wedding:

Norwood Hotel Function Centre, Judging from 1:30pm-5:30pm

 

We have a winner!

Paul Mac Photography Congratulations Paul McCall from Paul Mac Photography!

Paul’s image was chosen out of the 26 entrants by over 1000 members of the public in two voting forums; the Winter Bridal Ideas Fair, where the entrants’ images were printed on a 20x24inch paper and visitors to the fair were asked to pick their favorite, and on-line at our voting website.

Paul won with 18% of the total vote, but was not the most popular at the Bridal Fair. Kerin Burford was second, and most popular at the Bridal Fair and B Captured by Ky Luu third. Voting was very close and all entrants received similar votes, mirroring our opinion of the high standard of this years’ entrants.

Paul wins either $1000 cash or Brides of Adelaide are offering a double page spread, his choice!

Click here for more information on the competition.

Kerin Burford's 2nd place image.