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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

Business Models notes - Summer School 2014

Value propositions....? Stuart Davis' Business Models session was well attended and set a challenge for attendees, perhaps too great a challenge for one morning.

Formally modelling your business and using these techniques to explore new business ideas is the best way to stretch out and grow your enterprise.

Stuart has provided these useful links to support his presentation:

Business Model Canvas – http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com

Milkshake Story - Clayton Christensen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmbSpTJXozk

Human Zoo (skip to 12mins) - Dr Carla Litchfield - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZONAfpnVfMU

To download Stuart's presentation notes, click here.

Open House Friday March 1st - Film scanning

AtkinsOpenSignWWWOver coffee or tea we will discuss film scanning methods and review the 5 methods we use here at Atkins. They all have their pros and cons and are worth reviewing. We are breaking our 'last friday of the month rule' this month, let's pretend it is a leap year! Paul will lead this discussion with demonstrations.

Where: AtkinsTechnicolour, 89 Fullarton Rd Kent Town, SA When: Friday, March 1st 2012, 4pm – 5.30pm Cost: $0, no need to book, just bring your ideas.

Atkins Summer School is underway.

Atkins_workflowseminar_0161Over the next five working days, we offer a series of short courses presented by working members of the industry. The objective is to provide attendees with a head start down the correct path for their area of interest. Our Summer School is not accredited, and is not a thorough in-depth course, but you will find it enormous value. A great way to kick start 2013.

Cost to attend is $20 per session, payable when booking. Register here.

  1. Basic Photoshop - Friday, January 25th, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  2. Managing large quantities of digital images - Tuesday, January 29th, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  3. What does it take to run a successful, profitable business in professional photography? - Wednesday, January 3oth, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  4. Photoshop for printing - Thursday, January 31st, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  5. Wedding photography business models - Friday, February 1st, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished - Audio available, click here)
For full details and registration, click here.
Summer School still taking bookings

Atkins_workflowseminar_0161During the last days of January we offer a series of short courses presented by working members of the industry. The objective is to provide attendees with a head start down the correct path for their area of interest. Our Summer School is not accredited, and is not a thorough in-depth course, but you will find it enormous value. A great way to kick start 2013.

Cost to attend is $20 per session, payable when booking. Register here.

  1. Basic Photoshop - Friday, January 25th, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  2. Managing large quantities of digital images - Tuesday, January 29th, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  3. What does it take to run a successful, profitable business in professional photography? - Wednesday, January 3oth, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  4. Photoshop for printing - Thursday, January 31st, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  5. Wedding photography business models - Friday, February 1st, 9.30am - 12.30pm
For full details and registration, click here.
Open House - June

Open House for June. John Clarke will lead attendees through monitor profiling using Xrite’s latest software.

Xrite purchased Gretag MacBeth several years ago and they have just released their new software that is a result of the merging of the two great colour science companies. John is one of our colour specialists and spends a few hours each week assisting people with monitor profiling.

When: Jone 29th, 4-5.30pm Where: AtkinsTechnicolour Cost: Free