Friday, December 29, 2006Home

Year-end Round Up: Lists and Selections for 2006

There's plenty of year-end photography articles to look at on the web. 2006 offered up plenty of subject matter, and photographers everywhere have been keeping on top of it. A lot has been going on in the photography industry as well, especially as it related to online marketplaces and politics both local and international. These lists combine the biggest and best of 2006.

PDN: The Ten Most Outrageous Photo Industry Stories of 2006

The Online Photographer: The Year in Photography
Art Books, Cameras

The New York Times: 2006: The Year in Pictures

The Village Voice's best of nyc 2006 (including Best New Photography Gallery, Best Reincarnated Nonprofit Photography Gallery

Exhibition: Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson

At the venerable age of 24, Hunter S. Thomson penned his first novel, The Rum Diary, but it wouldn’t be released until 1998, well after his name had been made with the novels Hell’s Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. With a big-screen adaptation now in production, and Johnny Depp (once again) in the starring role, The Rum Diary is a semi-autobiographical account of Thompson’s alcohol-fueled misadventures in Puerto Rico. It’s a strange and often disturbing story, one that has, until now, only been told through writing. I never expected to see archived photographs of his experiences, yet this is exactly what is being presented at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles.

Thompson’s prose is always enticing for the mind’s eye, despite the fact that he gives little space to the actual description of a place. We often get a sense of “place” through the interactions and struggles of his characters. It's not very often that one gets to see through such a writer's eyes, especially via photography. Thompson took many photographs during his lifetime, and they have been made a available for public viewing for the first time, having been released from the author's estate. The exhibition, titled "Hunter S. Thompson: Gonzo," will run until January 20, 2007. You can view M+B’s preview gallery here.

Puerto Rico is only one of the locales that are represented here—there are many photographs documenting Thompson’s other famous experiences, including his “Self Portrait, After Beating by Hell's Angels.” The name “Gonzo” is a reference to the unique style that Thompson created, one that melds journalism with fiction and blurs the line between the real and the unreal. These photographs give some additional clues to the reality that inspired Thompson, and perhaps some insight into the warped mind that gave rise to a style so aped by college students worldwide.

Thursday, December 28, 2006Home

Tutorial: Mono, with a dash of color

digital Photography School (dPS) has a free tutorial on adding color elements to your black-and-white photographs. It assumes basic knowledge of Photoshop (opening files, saving, etc.) but is actually very simple. dPS has a blog as well, and is full of tips for Digital Photographers.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006Home

Announcement: Photos of the Month, January 2007!

Starting January 1, 2007, we will be accepting entries for our next photo contest here at The CameraArts Blog. The subject this time around will be "Architecture." All are welcome to apply, but winners from the December contest, "People & Portraits," will be disqualified. We will be accepting entries January 1-31, 2007. The same rules and regulations apply. Have a Happy New Year!

Stay tuned January 5, 2007, for details on how to vote for the winners in the Photos of the Month contest!

Interview with Gerd Ludwig at PhotographyBLOG

Gerd Ludwig (CameraArts January/February 2007) has had a big year. After being named a Kingston Icon of Photography, honors at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, and receiving the International Photographer of the Year Award at the 2006 Lucie Awards, Ludwig discusses his work in the former Soviet Union, and the path his work has taken to being featured in such publications as the National Geographic, in an interview on PhotographyBLOG. In his acclaimed series "Broken empire," Ludwig's images capture many tragic realities of post-communist Russia (the fallout of Chernobyl and economic ruin among them), as well as occassional moments of celebration and happiness among the people. Many of these latter images have a dark background of their own.

"In Broken Empire (Ludwig) cites Dusha, the Russian soul, with its rich tapestry of compassion and the capacity to endure great suffering. In his own words it is “'An unconscious drive, belief in the inexplicable and the mysterious. It is people reading books in forests. All-night conversations. Drunks pondering the meaning of life. It's not the Western search for well-being, it does not acknowledge harsh reality, it is the antithesis of everyday modern life. It is forgiveness, empathy, conscience, and the ability of humans to partake in the Divine.'” But when we speak he has another explanation: “'I don't believe in a finished story. If you take on a story you know nothing about, then you only stay on the surface. If, for example, you don't know what the U.S. confederate flag is and you walk by a garden with one in it, you miss the image. The more you know about your subject, the wider your view. That's why you find a lot of decent photographers working mostly on one theme. To find one calling can make a great photographer.'”

Gerd Ludwig and the 2006 Lucie Awards will be covered in more detail in our upcoming January/February 2007 issue of CameraArts. You can see more of Gerd Ludwig's work here.

Winter Wonderlands

No, this isn't a link to pictures of Santa or rosy-cheeked carollers. A gallery of aurora photographs is online at, with images collected from Finland, Iceland, and North America. For some reason, I find the northern lights to be very "Christmas-y." Perhaps it's the vapor trail left by Santa himself, as he cruises all over the world. How else if he going to do it all in one night?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006Home

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Untitled

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! You can expect to see our last round of photos come the New Year. On January 5, you will be able to vote on your favorites and decide the three winners of our first monthly contest! The preparations for our next contest are already underway! Email us with your last-minute submissions for "People and Portraits!"
by Cyrus Karimipour

#11 of 15

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Untitled

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by A. Kanumuri
#12 of 15
Photgraphed with Nikon N50 (film Based)

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Mira Flores

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Rebekah Smith
#13 of 15

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Riley and Lilly

Riley and Lilly
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Heather Jacks
#14 of 15
Nikon D100m, toned in PhotoShop

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Entry removed

UPDATE: Remember that you are welcome to submit in every contest we run, unless you are one of the winners from any one contest. If you enter twice in the same monthly contest, we have no choice but to remove your entry.

Thursday, December 21, 2006Home

UPDATE: Photos of the Month

Many(and, hopefully most) of you are likely awaiting details on how to vote for your favorite photographs in our monthly contest. More information will follow this IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: the voting will begin on January 5, and will continue for a week until noon on January 12, 2007. We need a few days between the deadline and the voting process to confirm our winning images and to post the entire thing at Once the section is up, you will be able to view all entries and vote on your favorite. Another contest will get going January 1. The subject will be "Architecture," so you'll have plenty to do until then! When voting is open, it will be announced here. As always, if you have any questions, email us.

Happy Holidays from everyone at CameraArts!

John Szarkowski Q + A

The LA Weekly has quite an involved interview with John Szarkowski, in which he talks about the new generation of color photographers, as well as the trends, risks, successes and failures involved with their work. The discussion moves often to the Getty Center's current exhibition, "Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection," and the work of William Eggleston in particular. The risky proposition of making fine art out of everyday scenes is a central theme in the new exhibition, and they all get the thumbs up from Szarkowsi. As for the imitators out there (and there are a lot of those), Szarkowsi said:

A lot of it is just idea mongering. Well, I shouldn’t say a lot of it. The weaker stuff. You think, okay, that’s interesting, and it’s flat, and, of course, that brings us halfway to modern if it’s flat, because modern is flat, right? The whole tradition of modern painting has to do with flatness. So you march straight up to the building, and you get some letters that might be fairly interesting as letters, and maybe they say something that you think possibly has got a little bit of ironic valence. Or a photograph of a building that has been influenced by people whose taste is inferior to your own. You know, that kind of shooting-fish-in-a-barrel sort of thing. And without any affection, without any attempt to understand.

The article also covers the collectibility of up-and-coming photographers for the newly wealthy. This seems a good fit: Szarkowsi lectured at the Berman Collection exhibition on November 2 (the exhibition runs through February 25, 2007). Even if you are still cold on this "hip" genre of photography (or Bruce Berman and his infomercials), it's worth taking a look.

An exhibition of his own work is on view at Peter Fetterman gallery in Santa Monica, CA, until January 27.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006Home

Rest in Peace...

Ruth Bernhard, the renowned black-and-white photographer, has died in San Francisco. Bernhard lived to be 101, and spent much of her life creating images of everything from nudes to still lifes. Ansel Adams called her "the greatest photographer of the nude." You can read an obituary here or view some her images and biography here.

Jerry Dantzic, a photojournalist of the arts in New York City, died on December 14th in Brooklyn, at age 81. Along with his journalistic work, Dantzic was also known for his work in 360-degree color panoramas from all over the United States. PDN has an obituary here.

Francesca Woodman featured in a self-titled retrospective

The Denver Post has an article about Francesca Woodman, her short-lived career in photography, and the retrospective, titled Francesca Woodman, that has been released through Phaidon Press. Woodman took her own life at 22 (she jumped to her death in 1981) and left behind a collection of surreal images, most of which featured the photographer as the sole human figure. It's often easy to call such work by troubled young minds megalomaniacal; according to the testimony featured in this book, however, Woodman possessed a great deal of self-doubt, and was frustrated by being unable to use any other models in her images. From the Denver Post's article:

"'Francesca was ashamed that she took so many pictures of herself and irritated by the simplistic self-portrait label attached to her work,' Betsy Berne, a close friend, wrote in an essay in the book. 'She tried using models over and over - but the reality was she was her own best model because she alone knew what she was after.'"

Woodman came from a family of artists, with her father, George Woodman, being a professor at the University of Colorado. The photograph "Francesca Woodman and George Woodman," featured on the Post's article, shows father and daughter together. They regard one another with a familiarity that is all but absent in many of Woodman's images, where ideas of the human form, lighting, and perspective are toyed with, often in complex visual illusions. The book features 250 images by Woodman, as well as diary entries and commentary from those who knew her best.

"When Woodman died, changing trends were already overshadowing her. A new breed of post-modern artists driven by mass culture, including Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine, were uprooting photography and exploiting it for very different purposes.

"While Woodman had a foot in this conceptualist camp, she was also very much attached to traditional photography, using techniques little different from the 19th century to fastidiously create and print her images.

This is the first fully comprehensive retrospective of Woodman's photography. There has never been a touring exhibition of her work in the US, but those involved with making this collection a reality are optimistic.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006Home

Photoshop CS3 Update

There is currently a petition at Adobe's website, put up by CS3 users, to enable cross-platform compatibility for CS3 serial numbers. In plain english, it means that current users of CS3 on Windows want to be able to "switch" to Macintosh and keep their serial numbers valid on Apple's operating system. If this sounds like something that might effect you, follow the link.

Photoshop CS3 now available as a beta test

Adobe has released a beta test of the newest version of Photoshop for Macintosh, Microsoft Windows XP, and Windows Vista computers. The beta is available to current licensed users of Photoshop CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Production Studio, Adobe Video Bundle, or Adobe Web Bundle. The final shipping release of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is planned for spring 2007. One of the most touted features is an updated interface, designed to bring Photoshop CS to other Adobe applications in terms of how the menu buttons look. The intention is to make it easier to navigate between multiple Adobe programs. Maybe I sound ignorant here, but wouldn't that make it more confusing? I like the archaic look of my Adobe Pagemaker 7.0 in contrast to Photoshop; I can identify them with ease.

On his blog Living Photoshop, Scott Byer had this to say:

The new UI can test Windows XP video drivers a little more, so you may want to make sure you have those updated, especially if you see some problems. I like the new palette panes, but they do take getting used to, so give them a chance. There are legacy workspaces in there if you really need the floating palettes back. Vista support is in there, too.

As for performance, you should see start up times that are much lower than for CS2. We've really worked hard on this - there's more to go, of course, this is just a beta. Oh, and as for comparing performance between platforms now that they use the same chip and we're a Universal Binary on the Macintosh, well, I just don't think such comparisons are valid - there are so many variables involved: number of processors, system memory bandwidth, disk I/O bandwidth, OS scheduling, API performance. So if you see sites claiming that one platform or the other performs better, take it with a big grain of salt - I do.

You can download the test version here. A serial number from one of the programs listed above is required to make it past the two-day grace period.

Monday, December 18, 2006Home

New wide-angle lens devised

South Korean researchers have created a new distortion-free wide-angle lens that all but eliminates the distortion in enclosed environments. A bird's eye view of an entire room can be hard to imagine without this fish-eye effect, until you click here. The new lens has been touted as having huge potential for surveillance and robotics. It's only a matter time before photographers use it for more artful applications.

The lens itself is shaped like the dome of the U.S. Capitol. Gyeong-il Kweon of Homan University in South Korea gave an analogy involving a reflective spoon:

"The most creative part of our work was the discovery of the right shape of the spoon which gives a perspectively correct image of the room," Kweon says.

Cutting-edge camera technologies and digital innovations are everywhere in the east, yet all too often Japan overshadows its neighbors via the name recognition of its companies—you may have heard of Nikon, Canon, FujiFilm, Konica-Minolta and many more. In recent years, South Korea has proved every bit as enthusiastic and creative when it comes to technology, if less "established" in the camera industry.

This passion extends particularly to digital photography. Recent festivals like the Seoul International Photography Festival (SIPF), held in the Insa-dong area, and the Photo Biennale in the city of Taegu (fourth largest in the country) not only celebrate digital photography both as science and as an art, but also act as an exposition for photographers to display their own images in a public forum. In a country where point-and-shoot cameras are proliferating almost as quickly as cell phones in the states, expect to see a lot more from Seoul and its environs.

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Special

by Amanda Keller-Konya
#6 of 10

The second week is over, and the top five entries have been chosen! Keep checking back to find out how you can vote from the final 20 images at the CameraArts website. Until then, keep sending those images! You can read the guidelines here.

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Untitled Portrait

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Michael Cassidy
#7 of 10
Canon D60 with a 28-70mmL lens at 1/125, f4

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Hyde Park

by Alysia Kaplan
#8 of 10
Digital output

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Linda Among the Redwoods

by Kit Jones
#9 of 10
Digital Photo, Nikon E5400

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Portrait

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Lucia De Giovanni
#10 of 10
35mm—Nikon N90, Ilford delta 400

That's all for week two! Stay tuned to see more submissions, and keep submitting your photos!

Friday, December 15, 2006Home

Picasa: Another power tool from Google

Like many web users, I use Google a lot. Their search engine is invaluable for research and fact-checking—common knowledge for anyone with a serviceable computer. Google Desktop helps me find files on my computer (it puts Windows Search to heretofore unknown levels of shame) and on my work email. I have a personalized homepage also, which presents news headlines, links to websites, my Gmail inbox, and my RSS feeds all on one page when I open up my Browser. On the settings page, you can pick and choose from hundreds of features compatible with Google's personalized home. Their new photo organizer, Picasa, seemed like a perfect match for me.

If you are unfamiliar with Picasa,'s Peter Marshall has an excellent, informative review here.

Professionals and those with a serious interest in photography will find Picasa is missing some features they find essential, and it certainly won't replace Photoshop or Photoshop Elements as an image editor, or a fully-featured image management program. But for many people, it will do all they need, simply and without fuss. If you are having problems getting started in digital photography, Picasa will probably make them disappear.

...Probably. My experience with Picasa has been more frustrating than anything else. Some images are missing, some are sorted incorrectly. My use of "some" here is pretty broad: according to Picasa, there is only one picture from 2006 on my drive. I beg to differ. You can go into browse mode and select files to import, but you can't import folders in their entirety. The answer probably lies somewhere in the interface, buried in tab menus and check boxes. My difficulties with a program that is supposed to be quick and easy to use are familiar: I'm reminded of iTunes, which is touted everywhere as being simple and clean. They just don't mention the pain involved with compatibility isues, actually assembling a playlist and burning it to CD, or all of the extra mp3 files that multiply like rabbits. But I digress.

My verdict on Picasa? Akin to iTunes—excellent if you want to find media on you machine, but if you're looking for a way to organize the chaos on your PC drvie, it's going to be tough going no matter what you do.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006Home

The Art of Science

The Olympus Bioscapes International Digital Imaging Competition has just announced its winners for 2006. You can view a gallery of the winners here. To me, this kind of surreal imagery personifies fine art photography. It illuminates what would go unseen in our normal lives; in this case, the design of nature itself. Entries are already being accepted for 2007.

The Reviews: Photoshop Elements 5

As Adobe Photoshop CS2 makes the rounds around the world of photography Elements 5 is gearing up for its premiere. Reviews are already starting to come in, and as always with Adobe's new offerings, everyone has something to say.

Thoughts from ThinkCamera:

“As someone who has used a photo editing package before I found Photoshop Elements 5.0 quite easy to use. The help files are good although it takes a bit of flitting from one help page to another to find exactly how to do something. Someone new to using an editing package should find it useful straight away using the Quick Edit system. For those who want to make more subtle or different changes to their photographs the full edit mode is also quite easy to find their way around..."

CNET had a crack too.

“...the imaging tools don’t seem to be keeping up. All four of the new additions–black-and-white conversion, curve-based correction, distortion correction, and a different take on sharpening–try new interfaces for old problems. But, at least to me, the approaches don’t make the operations much easier or better. Just different.”

PC Magazine raves.

“Adobe has taken a good thing and made it even better. Version 5 of Photoshop Elements is packed with exciting features in both its Organizer and Editor components, making this an essential upgrade for existing users and the best choice for novices looking for a complete digital-imaging solution.”

So does

“Photoshop Elements incorporates many of Photoshop’s powerful features without being too overwhelming to the novice user. How-Tos help users get started, and automated features simplify many tasks, such as posting online photo galleries and stitching multiple photos to create panoramas. The user interface is friendly to beginners, but not “dumbed-down” to the point that it frustrates experienced users. Photoshop Elements also includes a powerful, integrated photo organizer, making it a perfect all-in-one solution for the majority of digital photographers.”

Monday, December 11, 2006Home

Photos of the Month, Part 1

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Graham Letorney

5 of 5

That's it for this week.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Photos of the Month, Part 1

Young Boy with Buzz
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
Young Boy with Buzz
by James Sanderson

4 of 5

Olympus E-1 & 14-54 lens

Photos of the Month, Part 1

Future Portrait
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
Future Portrait
by Lisa Whitehead

3 of 5

Canon 30D

Photos of the Month, Part 1

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Kortney Jarman

2 of 5

Canon Digital Rebel 1/60 sec at f 4.5 on camera flash, bounced off ceiling.

Photos of the Month, Part 1

Hair Wars
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
Hair Wars
by Tom Andrews

1 of 5

Nikon D70

The CameraArts Blog is proud to present the first batch of finalists for Photos of the Month: People and Portraits!

Every Monday of December, five selected photos will be displayed here and on You will be able to vote on your favorite during the first week of January 2007 at

Thursday, December 07, 2006Home

Lecture Review—Image Ownership and Usage in the Digital Age

Mary Virginia Swanson has reviewed a recent lecture through the Aperture Foundation, titled Aperture Lecture: Image Ownership and Usage in the Digital Age. It took place December 6, moderated by IP attorney Michelle Bogre with attorney Barbara T. Hoffman and photographer/former Getty Images Senior VP Richard Ellis on the panel.

Barbara greatly increased our understanding of the “FAIR USE” determination, citing cases involving artists and photographers whose works had been appropriated by other artists for commercial purposes. Richard brought a strong voice for photographers to the table, citing his concerns that as a result of the internet, the value of distribution now outweighs the value of content and further, the public perception of the value of images has crashed. His conclusions: 1) your behavior matters—do not give up your copyright or otherwise devalue your work, 2) respect ALL copyrights, 3) defend your rights—be a voice in support of copyright protection, join professional organizations like ASMP, EP, SAA, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and others, and lastly, 4) VALUE YOUR WORK. Michelle closed, citing the possible comparison of cultural change to slowing global warming—if we honor the work of others, valuing one copyright-protected work at a time, we CAN make a difference!

To view more reviews from Mary Virginia Swanson, visit her blog here.

Upcoming Deadline: Prix de la Photographie Paris

Up until December 15th, Px3, or "Prix de la Photographie Paris," will accept submissions by professional and nonprofessional photographers from all over the world. This international juried exhibition strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the globe to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs will be displayed in a prestigious gallery in Paris in the Spring and also will travel throughout France for the Photography Festival in Arles this summer. Winning photographs will also be published in the full-color Px3 Annual Book. Visit their website for more information.

Click here to see more Calls for Entry at

Wednesday, December 06, 2006Home

CameraArts featured in Lenswork Podcast

If you've never seen Lenswork Magazine, be sure to check out their site and pick up their magazine. They always seem to be working on something new and exciting. Lenswork is unusual in that it doesn't do outside advertising—it relies solely on its reader base to bring in revenue. As a result, Editor Brooks Jensen and his team have worked hard to make every issue one worth owning.

Lenswork has an incredible website as well, available in two versions. Jensen has been doing his podcast for quite a while now: long enough to have amassed 300 installments available on disc. You can listen to a selection of them, including "The True Nature of Competition" (featuring none other than CameraArts Magazine) right here.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006Home

Monthly Photo Contest: Rules and Clarifications

The first week is hardly over, and the submissions are already pouring in! I've received a number of questions, so I'm going to combine all the information from related posts in a primer right here. Don't be afraid to click the little envelope guy on bottom of the post to let a friend know about our contest! All are welcome to enter!

• Submissions: This month's topic is
"People and Portraits." This theme is, as in all of our future contests, open to interpretation. Low-res (75-100 dpi) jpegs only, please. Contest winners from previous months are not eligible (though at this point it hardly matters). Please email with your entry, along with your name and medium used. Only one submission per person.

• Judging: The best submissions will be posted on The CameraArts Blog (and collected on Flickr) every Monday through January 1, after which the voting process will begin. Our prestigious jury consists of none other than our own readers here at The CameraArts Blog, FRAMES, and Further details about the voting process will be listed here as they develop. Expect to be able to cast your vote January 1, 2007, continuing through the week.

• Awards: Three photographers that receive the most votes will receive one free year's subscription to
CameraArts Magazine. If you already have a subscription, simply add the 6 issues for no cost.

• Fee: There is no fee, so stop freakin' out.

• Copyright info: We will watermark all images, so please
do not place copyright directly on the image. All pertinent information should be included in your email. Applying for the contest implies permission for CameraArts to display submissions on flickr, The CameraArts Blog, and CameraArts will have copyright on all submissions, as they appear on these pages. Applicants will retain all private rights to their images. While they are displayed on Flickr, your image will not be available for reproduction or download to anyone outside of CameraArts or The CameraArts Blog.

All images will be watermarked "©CA/(photographer's name)"—as shown below. If you do not wish for your submission to remain on flickr when the contest has ended, email me and I will take it down. Additional categories for future contests will be posted on our website soon. To keep updated on the contest, I strongly recommend for everyone to sign up for our RSS Feed at the right. We want your submissions, so there's no reason not to give us your best shot!

Photography owns December's first Sunday Times

Thanksgiving is over. The next day was the biggest shopping day of the year—dubbed "Black Friday" by retailers across the nation—marking the start of 2006 holiday shopping madness. The New York Times' Sunday paper was filled with shopping guides and reviews for holiday releases. In the Arts Section, a considerable bit of this was themed after photography—scads of photobook reviews, including the newest by Annie Leibovitz, and listings of photographic workshops (gifts for hard-core photographers, to be sure).

Other articles aren't product-oriented, although their inclusion can only mean good things for those involved. A new exhibition of vintage works by Francis "Fritz" Leddy, chief of the East Hampton Village Police Department and long-time black-and-white photographer. Most of the pieces date from 1942 to 1949, a time of great transition in the East End. The exhibition is showing at the Guild Hall Museum in east Hampton.

An obituary for photojournalist and documentarian Leonard Freed appears as well, as well as an article about venerable photography galleries like Pace/MacGill, Marian Goodman, SoHo, and others diversifying their selections instead of staying strictly with fine art photographs.

I don't know if someone pushed the CHECK OUT PHOTOGRAPHY! button for this particular issue, at this particular time. There's no doubt, though, that many will appreciate it.

Monday, December 04, 2006Home

Review Santa Fe 2007 Reviewers Confirmed!

During Review Santa Fe 2007, up to 35 Reviewers and 100 photographers will participate May 18-20, 2007. Photographers attending Review Santa Fe have a chance to meet with esteemed picture professionals for critical advice, networking, and opportunity. Many Review Santa Fe alum have walked away with editorials, exhibitions, museum aquisitions and more.

Confirmed Reviewers to-date:
Tim Anderson, Publisher and Editor, CameraArts magazine
Christopher Bain, Photography Director, Barnes & Noble
Tony Bannon, Director, George Eastman House
Joan Brookbank, US Director, Merrell Publishers
Daniel Cooney, Director, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, New York
Charlotte Cotton, Head of Cultural Programs, Art + Commerce
Terry Etherton, Director, Etherton Gallery, Tucson AZ
Amy Feitelberg, Deputy Art Director, Outside Magazine
Darius Himes, Editor, photo-eye Booklist
Joanna Hurley, President, HurleyMedia
Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Susan Scandrett, Creative Director, Mother Jones magazine
Mary Virginia Swanson, MV Swanson and Associates
Laura Wyss, President, Wyssphoto Inc.

For more info and to register for Review Santa Fe, click here.

Friday, December 01, 2006Home

Photos of the Month: Here we go!

Welcome to the CameraArts Blog’s first ever monthly photo contest! The theme for December is “People and Portraits.” Every Monday this month, we will post the best entries through Flickr. All entries (jpegs only, please) should be sent to, along with your full name and medium used. One image per person, please.

Entries will be accepted December 1-31, 2006. After December 31st, continuing through the first week of January 2007, our readers are invited to vote on their favorite images. We will post more details on this process later in December.

To keep updated on the contest, I strongly recommend for everyone to sign up for our RSS Feed. See the little orange button on the right side of the blog? Clicking it will take you to Feedburner’s site, where it’s easy to sign up for our feed, along with other fine blogs and websites. You’ll need a reader to view your feeds. I recommend Google Reader—it’s easy to use and can be configured into your Google homepage. Every time there’s a new post on the CameraArts Blog, your reader will notify you. It’s a great way to stay informed!

What are you waiting for? Submit right away!


Applying for the contest implies permission for
CameraArts to display submissions on Flickr, the CameraArts Blog, and CameraArts will have copyright on all submissions, as they appear on these pages. Applicants will retain all private rights to their images. While they are displayed on Flickr, your image will not be available for reproduction or download to anyone outside of CameraArts or the CameraArts Blog. All images will be watermarked "©CA/(photographer's name)."