For more than five years I’ve been a member of the Advertising Photographers of America’s NY chapter (APA/NY). As you might expect, the group is made up primarily of photographers who specialize in advertising and editorial work. The APA has regional chapters across the USA and there are many benefits of membership. For example, the APA/NY chapter regularly organizes workshops and photographer lectures at places such as the Apple Store in Soho, NYC, and they are running a very special portfolio review event during advertising week this year in New York City (9/26-27, 2006). I’ve also had the opportunity to speak on the topic of inkjet printing for the New York and Atlanta chapters, both of which were great experiences.
The 2006 APA National Photo Competition with the theme: Show Off! You Know You Want To is accepting entries until 9/22/2006. A very impressive list of judges will choose the winners, in categories ranging from Advertising to Student and Personal/Fine Art.
Winners will receive prizes including: a digital darkroom with a Mac Pro and Cinema display: liveBooks Folio 5.0 packages; Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR 8.2 Megapixel Camera; Fuji FinePix F30 Cameras; Adobe Photoshop CS2; Blinkbid estimating and invoicing software; a one year membership to Digital Railroad; and AsukaBooks of winning images. Winners will also be showcased in the APA online Winners Gallery and at the APAâ€™s booth at Photo Plus Expo in November. For more information, visit APA National’s website.
I recently had the honor of being the juror for an exhibition held at the Center for Fine Art Photography called People, Places, Things: Art Found in Everyday Life. I was extremely impressed by the quality of the work and it’s a pleasure to share this link to the gallery of images that I chose for exhibition: https://www.c4fap.org/index.htm The gallery is on the right side, click on “view exhibit online.”
In addition, the Center for Fine Art Photography is now accepting entries for their 2006 International Show. The deadline for online entries is September 26, 2006.
The juror for the show is Philip Brookman, Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts for The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
The Corcoran is, in my opinion, one of the finest art galleries in the world.
Approximately 40 works from the Center’s gallery exhibition will be selected for a post-exhibition traveling show to the Denver International Airport’s Main Gallery, February 25 through May 21, 2007
There are a number of other awards, including features in Artists’ ShowCase, an eight-page insert in CameraArts magazine, and cash prizes.
More information can be found here:
Last year (Nov. 10-12, 2005) I attended the first Portable Media Expo & Podcasting Conference (Now called the Podcast & Portable Media Expo) in Ontario, California. It was amazing. I met so many fantastic people from the world of podcasting, music and media, including …prepare for some name dropping…Chris Breen, Laura Burstein, Michael Butler, C.C. Chapman, Todd Cochrane, Paul Colligan, Adam Curry, Paul Figgiani, Dave Hamilton, Jeremy Horwitz, Mark Hunter, Leo Laporte, David Lawrence, Dennis Lloyd, Brother Love, Franklin McMahon, Ken Ray, Scott Sheppard, Phil Torrone, Rob Walsh, Ben Williams and many, many more. Here’s a link to an audio podcast report I did about the show for one of my favorite podcasts: MacVoices, hosted by Chuck Joiner, https://macvoices.com/archives/2005/512.html.
The show was voted Best New Show of 2005 by Expo Magazine. Here’s a link to the main show page: https://www.podcastexpo.com. Also, PodcastAcademy 4 looks to be a fantastic full-day event, held the day before the Expo begins (Thursday, September 28). Here’s a link to the page that describes it. https://pa.gigavox.com/series/podcastacademy.html. Below is an audio slideshow from 2005 show (it includes photos from the Podcast Academy and the Portable Media Expo). I hope to see you in Ontario, California at the end of September.
[kml_flashembed movie=”/2005PME/soundslider.swf” height=”450″ width=”450″ /] Press Play to start the audio slide show or just slide the white dot to the right for manual control.
If you cannot see the movie window above, you can access the slideshow here.
The software used to produce the slide show is Soundslides. I highly recommend it for its flexibility and ease of use. It’s available for Mac or Windows.