Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
If you've made a visit to DPL1 lately, you may have noticed a colossal new printer lurking in one of the corners. We've acquired a second Epson 7900 this semester with some EFAC funding, and it's all configured and ready to go. Currently, it's set up for Matte Black printing, with its counterpart in DPL2 configured for Photo Black work. This replaces one of the 7600s in DPL1, which recently broke down in a rather abrupt and not-easily-serviced fashion, a printer which has now been retired. The 7900 will print from roll media up to 24" wide, and is quite a bit faster than its predecessor. The printer's physical use is a bit different from the 7600 (i.e., loading roll paper), so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to consult photo checkout for a walk-through of how to use it.
The printer arrived in a very large box, which is currently up in the studio, near the garage door. Should you need some very large pieces of cardboard for some sort of Halloween purpose, feel free to haul them to your residence for whatever use you have in mind. Perhaps you could also put the cardboard to use creating lighting modifiers for various lighting and portraiture projects. The cardboard will be taken to the recycle bin early next week, so if you have any use for it, be sure to get it sooner than later!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Landscape Interrupted is a new photography exhibition focused on the influence, interaction and change that happens within the landscape when humans impact the natural world.
In contemporary times it is hard to consider nature as having it’s own entity. Humans have become part of the identity of the natural world and it’s becoming difficult to find a spaces in the wilderness that are untouched or unoccupied. Landscape photography has altered its focus away from utopian scenes and artists are using cameras to poignantly display the interaction between people and the landscape. Photographers are pin-pointing the changing landscape and as this natural change becomes accepted, absurdity becomes appealing and the spaces become occupied.
Untitled by Susan Lynn Smith
Juror: William Jenkins - Professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Former curator at the George East House International Museum of Photography and Film and responsible for the New Topographics Exhibition that changed the aesthetic and idea of what Landscape Photography is.
Landscape Interrupted is a Call for Entries exhibition open to all photographers working or living in the United States.
Deadline for submissions of artwork is November 20, 2009.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
On Saturday I got an image published on 1x.com. For all of the fine art photographers out there, (which is just about everyone enrolled) OneExposure is a major website that allows any photographer to submit images, but photos must pass a screening process before appearing on the site.
Just looking down the photo blog here, I see several images that would probably get published on the site.
When you have an image published, your photo will appear on the homepage for at least a little while. Most of photos I've seen on the homepage have received at least 1,000 unique views, which is really great exposure for your work. My image has received over 3,000 unique views and other photos I've seen on the homepage have received 8,000 or 9,000 views.