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LIGHT is opening.

Atkins LIGHT Invitation 03 In 2011, we approached our clients to put together a joint exhibition that could travel to one of Australia’s most important art festivals. By 2013, we were ready for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB).

For the BIFB we staged the successful DARK exhibition, drawing a lot of interest with a strong collection. From this showing, the idea was cemented, and for some members, the first rung in the ladder was struck on their climb as exhibiting photographers.

Upon returning from the BIFB, the show had jagged the attention of the Adelaide Town Hall, who were just transitioning a space into a dedicated public art venue. DARK was enlarged allowing all artists to submit more work, and rehung for several months, in this remarkable space.

From this success, we made the call to be a part of the 2014 Shimmer Photographic Festival here in South Australia's Southern Vales. Our new show is called LIGHT, and it is being held at the Red Poles Gallery.

We cherish our involvement with artists in photography. It’s become a passion for all parts of our business. We are a pro lab, so we deal with many businesses, dealing with artists is a different experience. However, for us, we are in the business of building relationships. We don’t just print the work, we want to know the intention of the artist, their vision, and we will not rest until it is achieved to the highest level of perfection. We are proud to present this collective of Adelaide Photographic Artists. Each one has a fascinating story, each one on their own journey.


More than any definition of the word, it is the feeling that impresses me. When I think of "light", I feel the warmth of a morning sunrise reaching into my bones, filling me with energy. It is that fullness that I enjoy so much.

Of course without light, there is nothing to see, and certainly no photographs. But "light" here in the exhibition title, is the story of this energy, how it moves us, how it fools us, how it fills us, how it is our everything.

Where: Red Poles Gallery. McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale SA When: Opening, Saturday August 30 2014 at 3pm. Then through until October 12th Cost: Free

LIGHT has been reviewed by Haydn Radford of Weekend Notes:

Kent Town Connected

Pam Anders LKWSWsheds F150

Two artists, two hundred views (at least!).

As a result of a collaboration between Atkins and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Sam Oster was engaged to mentor two students of photography from Marden Senior College, Pam Anders and Krystal Hayden, and together produce a story of Kent Town.

The resulting exhibtion will be hung at Atkins for the 2014 SALA Festival.

Exhibition opening: Friday August 15th 6-9pm, and runs to September 19th 2014.

Link to Exhibtion flyer Link to SALA 2014

To keep updated with other SALA shows we are involved with, click here.

SALA is open at Atkins

Marc Bowden's Paeonia Invite We are very proud to be hosting Marc Bowden's Paeonia this evening as our first SALA show for 2014.

Marc's most recent work looks closely at our relationship to flowers and their true and implied purpose. The work is visually beautiful and fills our recently renovated front space with colour.

Marc's show runs from July 18th to August 14th 2014, with a private opening Friday July 18th at 6pm.

Link to Marc's website:

Link to SALA 2014:

Our cards are awesome.

CardsI am blowing our trumpet, but a beautifully printed print from one of your images, mounted on a glossy white or black card is the ultimate thoughtful card. The receiver gets  a keepsake, it's more of a gift. We have several world recognised artists (and myself) that spread their seasons greetings with these cards. Join the club.

You can purchase just one, or as many as you want. You can assemble using the archival double sided adhesive  dispenser we stock. We also provide the full assembly service. We use photographic matte (Kodak E lustre surface) paper, but can use gloss, or for additional cost metallic or art papers.

Card and print sizes: **new**DL card – 8×4 inch (20.3×10.2cm) print Large Sq – 5x5inch (12.7×12.7cm) print Small Sq – 4x4inch (10.2×10.2cm) print 6×4 – 6x4inch (15.4×10.2cm) print

Just set your file up to the sized card you want at 300ppi and email it in. They come with envelopes, ready to post. All you need to to is write your message.

Photography is film?

An interesting comment from one of the contestants of "Photo Finish", the ABC reality competition TV show. This episode involves the contestants shooting lo-fi with Lumo, Holga and Diana cameras. All three contestants enjoyed shooting film and the results were interesting. At the show wrap up, the winner stated "photography is film"...all three contestants seemed to have no experience in shooting film, but their day shooting film really inspired them. Can film really save itself? Will they keep shooting film?

I just returned from New York, and I chose to shoot medium format film. I had a blast. Working with the limits of aperture priority only, fixed iso, and manual focus was wonderful. The only restriction I experienced was iso, when I wanted to shoot in the subway. But for street work it was perfect.

What I loved mostly was the sense of importance I found myself putting on each shot. It really slowed me down, I was more considerate. I loved prefocusing and prejudging the aperture needed, it meant that when the camera was put to my eye I could shoot instantly without focus hunting or exposure consideration.

Is this a passing love affair for me...?

Well I know I am not getting 'married' to film, but it is an old love I cannot leave, I will continue to shoot it around using the D700, and perhaps until I can afford my M Leica digital which, rightly or wrongly, I am holding as my holy grail.

Back to the TV show "Photo Finish, It is doing a great job in promoting photography, printing and professionalism. What a great opportunity for our industry. Well worth watching.

We see quite about of Lumography shooters. Our film processing is kept quite busy with c41 (print film), e6 (slide film) and black and white at the moment. But I hope more people get married to film and enough have their affairs so we can keep processing it.

SALA 2012

Have you thought of exhibiting in the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) festival? SALA is huge, it is a great opportunity to bring your art to the world, ideal for first time exhibitors and experienced alike. August will see hundreds of South Australian artists showing in venues all around SA. Galleries, cafés and wineries, offices, shops, public spaces will be flooded with visitors doing the art tour that has become a fixture in the calendar.

Register now to exhibit, it closes in 2 weeks.

More about SALA 2012 - Click here. Want to register? - Click here. Need a venue? - Click here.

Do you need help from AtkinsTechnicolour to stage your exhibition?  - Contact Paul Atkins