The School of Visual Arts in New York City will offer a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography beginning in the fall of 2007. The new one-year degree program will become the fourth program in photography at SVA and looks to be an excellent option for those who want a program focused on the core subjects of photography and imaging, from capture to print.
The program will be chaired by Katrin Eismann, who I’ve known personally for about 10 years, and who I greatly respect for her knowledge and straighforward teaching style (whether in print, on video, or live). The program will consist of nine 3-credit courses and a 6-credit summer thesis project, including: Digital Materials and Processes; Digital Asset Management and Workflow; Personal Vision, Storytelling and the Art of Editorial Photography; Color Management and Output; Advanced Image Processing; Photo Illustration; Large Format Printing; Studio Management and Practices; and Scripting and Automation.
Katrin’s books (authored and co-authored in some cases) on digital photography and digital imaging techniques are some of the best available in my opinion. They include Real World Digital Photography (Peachpit Press, 2003), Photoshop Masking & Compositing (New Riders Press, 2004) and Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Third Edition (New Riders Press, 2005). All of the books metioned, as well as some of Katrin’s DVD’s can be found here. Katrin is also a featured columnist in American Photo and Photoshop User magazines. I have been reading both magazines for years and highly recommend them.
I look forward to seeing the full list of classes, which will be available approximately Oct 1, 2006 on this page.
Hello everyone. I’d like to announce that I recently wrote an article on podcasting and audio, and contributed an image and testimonial about how I use a number of HP’s papers and printers. Both were published in Studio Photography magazine’s August issue.
This is the image I contributed to the inkjet article photographed in my favorite “city that never sleeps”:
Photograph Â© Andrew Darlow, All Rights Reserved
And here are the links to the articles online:
For a direct link to the audio and podcasting article: https://www.imaginginfo.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=3&id=1791
Link to the Inkjet Printer and Paper Article (also includes comments about a wide range of products from many other photographers):
I encourage all professional photographers based in the USA who like the online articles to request a free subscription to Studio Photography magazine. You’ll find a link to request a subscription on their home page. I think they do a fantastic job, and the articles are filled with great images and tips. If you live in Canada or Mexico, the free subscription option may also be available to you, but I’m not sure about that.
I am not an employee of the parent company, Cygnus Business Media, but I served as Editorial Director of a magazine called Digital Imaging Techniques (another Cygnus publication) for two years. You can find many previous online articles from Digital Imaging Techniques here. And to subscribe to my personal Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newsletter, just enter your e-mail address in the box in the top right corner of the home page.
Bye for now…
Winners were recently chosen for Image06, a photography competition organized annually by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). The contest had two main categories, one for professional photographers and one for students.
I think that the images chosen showcase a wide range of great work, and I highly recommend a visit to the website. The Image ’06 gallery show will run from Monday, June 19th through Saturday June 24th, 2006 at the Thomas Werner Gallery.
Thomas Werner Gallery
526 West 26th Street, #712
New York, NY 10003
In the Professional category, top honors went to Charlotte Oestervang. Interestingly, Oestervang was last year’s winner in the student category. A native of Denmark, in 2000 she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine-art photography from the Academy of Performing Arts, Film and Television in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been a freelance photographer since 2001. Last year, she studied documentary photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. This fall, she plans to move to Kabul, Afghanistan, to make in-depth stories. You can see more of her work at https://www.oestervang.dk
This year’s top prize in the Student category went to Amy Stein.
A New York City resident and newly minted MFA from the School of
Visual Arts, Stein is currently working on a photo series called
“Stranded,” portraits of people stranded on the side of the road.
“To make these images, I basically drive various US highways
looking for broken down vehicles,” she said. Her portfolio is
viewable at https://www.amysteinphoto.com
You may view a gallery of all the Image06 winners at
The full list of awards for the Professional category is
1st Prize: Charlotte Oestervang
2nd Prize: Tara Engberg
3rd Prize: Ruth Petzold
Gary John Norman
The full list for the Student category is:
1st Prize: Amy Stein
2nd Prize: Deidre Schoo
3rd Prize: Jaime Tardiff
Paul Van Hoy
(Note: Photographers were allowed to submit multiple images,
which were identified only by a number during the judging. Thus,
it was possible for one photographer to win awards for several
photographs. Independently, each Judges’ Choice reflected the top
pick of a single judge.)
The judges for the Image06 competition spanned a wide range of
professional perspectives and artistic interests. They were:
* Klitos Teklos, Art Director, Surface magazine
* James K. Colton, Photography Editor, Sports Illustrated
* Kiana Malekzadeh, Gallerist, Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery
* Jeff Kopay, Art Director, Ogilvy
* Cristina Spiridakis, Art Buyer, Euro RSCG
Contest sponsors included camera maker FujiFilm Professional
Imaging (www.fujifilm.com), lens specialist Tamron
(www.tamron.com), online photo archive Digital Railroad
(www.digitalrailroad.net), and web site developer CBA Studios
Founded in 1944, the American Society of Media Photographers
(ASMP) is the leading trade association for photographers
who photograph primarily for publication. ASMP promotes
photographers’ rights, educates photographers in better
business practices, produces business publications for
photographers, and helps buyers find professional
photographers. It has more than 5,000 members, including
many of the world’s greatest photographers, in 40 chapters
For more information, please contact: Frank Rocco
ASMP-NY Image 06 Coordinator
Text provided courtesy ASMP-NY