Tuesday, January 30, 2007Home

PhotoSpiva announces 2007 competition

The George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO has announced the latest call for entries for the oldest continuing photography competition in the United States. PhotoSpiva 2007 is open to any photographer in the United States or its territories. This year's exhibition will be juried by CameraArts Contributing Editor John Paul Caponigro. $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, and any photographic process is eligible. The juried exhibition will take place April 28 to June 22, 2007. Entry fee is $40 for up to five prints.

John Paul will also present a lecture, "Reflections," on March 11, 2007, at Cornell Auditorium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. During the talk, he will show his images of water, one of the planet's most precious resources, and will share his thoughts about the extraordinary changes taking place in contemporary photography. His social concerns include not only environmental issues, but the uses, abuses, and influences of visual media. While answering questions from the audience, Caponigro will display an alternate body of work entitled "Wastelands."

Entries for PhotoSpiva 2007 must be postmarked by February 13, 2007.

High Dynamic Range Photography: Stuck in Customs

"Whoa" would be an appropriate word to describe Trey Ratcliff's site. If you've been wondering about HDR photography, and the reason for all the fuss surrounding it, look no further. Trey has also snagged a nomination for The 2007 bloggies. This is only one of many great sites up for selection this year!

Monday, January 29, 2007Home

Prix De la Photographie: Extended Final Deadline

Until February 20, 2007, professional, nonprofessional, and student photographers are invited to submit to the Prix De la Photographie (Px3), a high-profile annual photography festival. The goal of the festival and competition is to find and promote photographers with high artistic promise to the community of Paris. The awards include a July 2007 exhibition at the 13 Sévigné Gallery in Paris, and a feature in the PX3 Annual Book, which is distributed to galleries, agencies, publishers and bookstores worldwide. Grand prizes are available in both professional and emerging and/or student categories. Certificates of Achievement and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

Enter here!

A word of caution—literally

I received an email last week with the following line of text:

"Please except my entry for the January "Architecture" monthly contest."

Umm...if you say so.

...just kidding! A simple mistake isn't grounds for disqualification. However the difference between "except" and "accept"
should be duly noted: it goes back to the Romans.

Friday, January 26, 2007Home

2007 Bloggies: Get out there and vote!

The Seventh Annual Weblog Awards have opened up the voting process. Sadly, we weren't nominated. There are plenty of reasons to stop by and vote, though. Good luck to all of the nominees!

Chelsea Museum Exhibition: What are the images telling us?

If you've been reading CameraArts Magazine with any regularity over the past year, you've probably noticed our exhibition listings and juried selections in the back of the magazine (they are also posted on the CameraArts home page). In our search for news on exhibitions and fine art photographers, we come across quite a bit of material. This blog has been home to all of the things we find that don't quite fit anywhere else, or deserve a little more notice than a few lines of text, a phone number and a web address. One New York exhibition in particular caught our eye.

At first glance, the title"Dangerous Beauties" evoked bikini-clad, rifle-toting femme fatales. This isn't the focus of the mixed media exhibition, but artificial images of beauty, fed by impossible ideals and created via airbrush. "How thin is too thin?" is the question posed by this project, which opened yesterday at the Chelsea Art Museum.

From the Museum's website:

In the quest to emulate this fiction of desirability, the journey from manipulation of images to the “doctoring” and manipulation of the self seems increasingly short. More money is spent in this country on cosmetics than on education and social services combined, while close to two million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed last year in the United States. Anorexia and self-mutilation are rampant. Girls, women and increasingly men alike, compare themselves to the air brushed “beauties” and feel that everything about themselves is wrong.

The risks of an unsafe body image has lost none of its importance over the years, and its very telling that it took the death of Brazillian model Anna Carolina Reston to cause a "frenzy" in Madrid about eating disorders and fashion. At CameraArts, we enjoy the female form in its natural beauty, and yet find it missing from so much fashion photography; only hundreds of iterations of a robotic, dead-eyed substitute. Are the standards set impossibly (and dangerously) high for the viewer's benefit, or the designers?

There's a video on the "Exhibition" page. Check it out.

International Art Conference: TransCultural Exchange 2007

On Marketing Photos with Mary Virgina Swanson, cool events, both national and international, are always being posted and brought to our attention. A lot of these would have flown under our radar if not for Swannie's diligence. TransCultural Exchange 2007, to be held at Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston, MA, is the latest. Scheduled for the weekend of April 27-29, 2007, the deadline for applications is already fast approaching.

From Marketing Photos:

TransCultural Exchange’s 2007 Conference theme is “International Opportunities for Artists.” Learn how to break into the international art world. Join leading figures from around the world to hear about long and short-term international residency opportunities for artists (working in every medium) as well as bienniels and other global exhibition possibilities.

Conference panel venues include Northeastern University, Massachussetts College of Art and MIT.

Click here for a list of presenters, and the full schedule. It includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, panel discussion, talks and symposia from International Residency representatives, workshops, tours, and more.

From the TransCultural Exchange 2007 website:

This is an opportunity to meet, network with and have your work seen by the conference‘s distinguished curators, critics and panelists. This is an excellent resource for professional development. Advance conference registration, which includes admission to all the panels, networking events and a private one-on-one consultation with one of the conference‘s international guests, curators or critics is $150. All advance registrations must be received by February 1, 2007.

Working in the fine art photography field, it's sometimes easy to get distracted by "tunnel vision" and forget that it's just another kingdom in the world of visual art; loads of technology, constant change in the industry, and the amount of individual workflow not withstanding. It seems that the powers of communication offered by the internet have hardly been tapped: we at CameraArts try to stay abreast of all the international festivals, both annual and bienniel, conferences, and seminars that take place year to year. Certainly they are always multiplying, with the successful events creating new iterations and endless possibilities for every niche in this staggering field.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007Home

I surrender

I just have to link this post from The Online Photographer, even though Mike's blog is his own and I should stop stealing from him. This is a source of Pure, Unadulterated Joy, from top to bottom, and should be shared.

The Three "I"s for Photojournalists

Peter Marshall has posted his take on Reuters' Photoshop commandments, as well as an article listing his own ideas about photographic conduct. They revolve around three 'I's: Intelligence, Integrity, and Intention. The presence of online watchdogs, in the form of bloggers and forums, is felt more and more, and the old tricks don't seem to be cutting it anymore (remember the edited images of Lebanon from last year's war? That guy needs a Photoshop course). Reuters has followed one course to ensure integrity; Marshall has suggested his own. For those accustomed to doing things the old way, these three "I"s may be the most difficult hurdles of all.

I don't have a great deal of sympathy for the approach taken by Reuters, which has detailed prescriptions on the use of Photoshop—specifying for example the exact maximum amount of sharpening that can be applied, and at the same time prohibiting tools that sharpen less destructively than Photoshop itself. Partly because some of these restrictions are nonsensical, but largely because the whole approach seems faulty. Different cameras, different pictures, and different situations need different treatment, and it is a part of the professionalism of the photographer to give it.

As a blogger, journalist, and E-writer, I dislike the obsessive formalities that exist in so many areas of publishing, made even more so in contrast to cyberspace. New rules mingle with old, the latter usually entrenched by decades of an industry being mindful of the expenses involved with print, and the exclusion of those who can't abide by the rules. It may be the relative "newness" of the internet, as well as its cheap costs for publishers, that causes more flexibility. The very idea of a "publisher" is changing: press announcements are circulated amid families of websites, and everyone, from the local trade newspapers to the national news, is trying to publicize a blog (and borrowing from YouTube all the way).

We bloggers are riding a very popular wave, so we look like media surf kings. None of us need be reminded, however, what eventually happens to the really big waves. This is not just an argument on how to enforce honesty, but an examination on how we should perceive it.

At its basis is the misconception that a photograph is some kind of factual impression that events themselves stamp onto film or pixels, that can be peeled off as a facsimile, photograph encapsulating the fact in some kind of crystal-clear amber.

Life isn’t like that, and working as a photographer or any kind of reporter certainly isn’t.

Well put. Photography, journalism, and nearly all other forms of human expression will always be flawed. Embellishment is unavoidable, even for the most well-meaning and driven.

A new and unusual camera lineup

Samsung has announced their new NV—or "New Vision"—range of digital cameras, which are unusual in a couple of ways. Samsung's past digital cameras for a long time have been of the compact, point-and-shoot variety, and a camera of this kind is a definite first. Like the Panasonic DMZ series, it's not a snapper, not yet an SLR. It will be interesting to see where this series goes and what photogs will make of its unique design.

The unusually proportioned NV7 OPS camera sits at the top of the range and sports a 7MP CCD, 7x Schneider-branded zoom, CCD-shift stabilization and a surprisingly sophisticated feature set. It also shares Samsung's innovative new "Smart Touch" user interface and control system, designed to replace pages and pages of menus with two strips of touch sensitive soft keys that offer direct access to almost all the cameras many features and options.

You can find a list of specs by going to DPReview here.

Monday, January 22, 2007Home

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Tucker Bishop
#15 of 15
Nikon D2X, Hartblei Super-Rotator
Taken June 22, 2006

That's it for week three of Photos of the Month: "Architecture!" Submisions are now being accepted for week four. You have until the 31st to get those photos in!

Read our rules and guidelines here.

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Totland Pier

Totland Pier
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Steen Doessing
#14 of 15
Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, England.
Image taken August 2005.

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Untitled

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by "Sam"
#13 of 15

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Greenville, TX Feed Plant

Greenville, TX Feed Plant
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Mark Stites
#12 of 15
Nikon D200, HDR, B&W

Photos of the Month, Part 3: Untitled

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Carl Root
#11 of 15


Welcome to the fourth and final week of Photos of the Month: "Architecture!" We have just posted the finalists from the previous week. You have until the 31st to get those pho
tos in!

Read our rules and guidelines here.

Thursday, January 18, 2007Home

Seattle Photographs: Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square
Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid.
Some of our readers have commented that we don't feature enough photography from the Northwest region. Fair enough—with the Frye Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and a great portion of Downtown, Seattle is an incredible fount for the creative visual arts, as well as a stunning subject. As a native "Seattlite," I am familiar with the melancholy of Seattle's rain-soaked streets. The light, near-constant rain creates countless tiny reflections nearly everywhere you look. That's classic Seattle sky in the above image. Imagine all of the white as a magnificent blue and you've got the city in the summer.

Since we were there I decided to shoot some photos of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s first neighborhood and an area that I hadn’t really explored before. I shot shoot some photos of Occidental Park, the Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial, Smith Tower, the Waterfall Garden and a bunch of other stuff. As we were walking around we I discovered that Pioneer Square was also the birthplace of United Parcel Service (UPS) in 1907, which was an interesting bit of trivia to come across.

Image © Scott Beale/Laughing Squid.

New Blog: Foley Gallery

Foley Gallery in Chelsea, NY has been running since 2004. They are dedicated to photography and other works on paper, and have started a blog that expresses their passion. This may be one to watch—it's seldom that one gets an insider's view of the gallery process in this format. Along with exhibiting and curating photography, Foley Gallery has fingers in the publishing pie, with more than several books to its credit. Michael Foley is a lecturer and educator with the Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts; hopefully some of his expertise will soon be presented on this blog.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007Home

Photos of the Month: Future Categories Announced!

The response to Photos of the Month has been outstanding, and talented photographers have been submitting to us every week! There have been many questions about our rules and selection process, and I'm proud to announce that a comprehensive guide has been posted on CameraArts.com. And that's not all: we have decided on our next subject for the competition and the one after that, the one after that, et cetera...

We are always accepting entries for our contests. Entries for a particular category remain open for the whole month, with five finalists being posted every Monday. Simply refer back here if you're wondering what kind of photo you should be submitting!

January 2007: Architecture

February 2007: Nature and Landscapes

March 2007: Figure and Fashion

April 2007: Travel

May 2007: Weddings and Gatherings

June 2007: Sports and Action

July 2007: Pinhole, Plastic, and Toy Cameras

Remember, we only accept one entry per category. When the new month begins, nothing is stopping you from sending in another submission. Unless you've won already.
It's all explained here. Good luck, and happy shooting!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007Home

Save the Internet!

There are new updates on the fight for Net Neutrality. This video not only puts the issue in plain terms, but also demonstrates people-powered communication (via YouTube) in action. You can read Tim Anderson's article on Net Neutralty right here, then go to www.savetheinternet.com to take action!

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Moore College of Art: A New Retrospective

Those of you living in or visiting the Philadelphia area this week are invited to the opening reception of an Andrea Baldeck retrospective, "The Heart of the Matter." Curated by Stephen Perloff, Editor of The Photo Review, the show will open on Wednesday, January 17, at the Moore College of Art and Design. If you can't make the reception, the exhibition runs until March 18. Details are here.

Also, Manhattan Arts Ezine has an interview with Perloff that can be accessed here.

Monday, January 15, 2007Home

Deadline Extended: DIA International Invitational Photography Exhibition

The deadline for the Center for Fine Art Photography's juried exhibition at the Denver International Airport, the DIA International Invitational Photography Exhbition, has been extended to January 31, 2007. Anyone who lives in Colorado, or anywhere remotely close to it, knows that the region has been hammered by snowstorms in the past months. It's even expected to snow again here in Albuquerque at some point this week! How's that for a mind-bender?

This only proves that DIA is an ideal place for photographers, amateur or professional, to be seen—10,000 people see the Main Gallery every day, and with this recent weather, a considerable portion of people probably camped out near (or even in) the space itself! Juried by Tim Anderson—our Publisher here at CameraArts—this exhibition welcomes entrants of all photographic backgrounds, approaches, and levels of expertise. The exhibition isn't the only incentive, either:

• A chosen photographer will have a Feature Article in CameraArts magazine.

• Juror’s Selection Award + $300 + Special Recognition in Artists’ ShowCase.

• Director's Selection award: Special Recognition in Artists' ShowCase.

• Two Artists’ ShowCase Online subscriptions – the Center’s new online image marketing website (preview at www.artists-showcase.org)

• All exhibitors are included in the Center's online gallery

• Inclusion in the Center's 2007 Exhibition Collection CD which is distributed to selected galleries, collectors, design houses and corporations world wide.

What is Artists' ShowCase, you ask? Click here to find out more about what has become a regular feature in the pages of CameraArts. Click here for the DIA Invitiational prospectus.

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

by Gary Koutsoubis
#10 of 10
December 10, 2005
Digital Photo

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Michael Grossman
#9 of 10

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Sojourn at Linx Creek

Sojourn at Linx Creek
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Pete Collins
#8 of 10
Stereo pinhole / lithograph

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Jeff Becker
#7 of 10

Photos of the Month, Part 2: Palazzo Davanzati Interior

Palazzo Davanzati Interior
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Jennifer Robbins-Mullin
#6 of 10
Color 35mm Photography

There's still plenty of time to submit your photos! Remember to read our guidelines at CameraArts.com!

Friday, January 12, 2007Home

Winners Announced: Photos of the Month, December 2006

Artist's View
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
WINNER: Third Place, People and Portraits

Artist's View
by Sandra Gottlieb
#20 of 20
Digital chromogenic print taken in 2006 with a Leica D-LUX 2.

Congratulations Sandra!

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
WINNER: Second Place, People and Portraits

by Lucia De Giovanni

35mm—Nikon N90, Ilford delta 400

Congratulations Lucia!

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
WINNER: First Place, People and Portraits

by Leonardo Herrera


Congratulations Leo!

Photos of the Month: VOTING CLOSED!

Hello all!

We have our winners! Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process for our first Photos of the Month Contest! We are pleased to announce the three winners for Photos of the Month, December 2006: "People and Portraits!"

Thursday, January 11, 2007Home

In Memoriam, 2006

At About: Photography, Peter Marshall lists the photographers that were taken from us in 2006. They are all sorely missed already. Two of the most recent were Ruth Bernhard and Jerry Dantzic, also covered on this site. Looking at Peter's list, it's amazing to see how many photographers, both world-famous and behind the scenes, have departed in the past year. Factors such as war and unrest around the world (especially in Iraq, which has proved to be the deadliest war—ever—for journalists) are given special mention. With the short- and long-term future of the Iraq War in contention, it's as good a time as ever to honor those that have given everything to inform the world. Read it here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007Home

Photos of the Month Update: Prize Change!

We have great news! Lasersoft Imaging, makers of SilverFast 6.5, the software for scanners, digital cameras, print and image processing, has agreed to be our sponsor for Photos of the Month! Effective immediately, including the current "People and Portraits" competition, we will offer a copy of SilverFast 6.5 to the first place winner! Click here to learn more about SilverFast software.

Fun Stuff at T.O.P.

This post on The Online Photographer attempts to distill the photoblogging experience.

MainMain, on the green side, unbidden, begins a long disquisition on hue. "Blue is monotonous. Green can vary in hue. The blue of the sky is actually always the same shade, just lighter or darker...."

"Pardon me, but that's wrong," comes a voice from the blue crowd. There is a grumble of suppressed assent.

MainMan pauses. "Are you calling MainMain wrong?" asks MainMain, sententiously. "How could you be so rude? MainMain is not wrong, MainMan is a KING, sitting in his Kingdom, surrounded by his mighty peripherals blinking and flashing like the cockpit of a Jules Verne submarine. You've assaulted MainMan, is what you've done, and I'm very close to MainMan, for MainMan is me...."

"We were talking about green," says L8rJ, from the green side.

"Yeah, shut the hell up, MainMain," says Nordus.

"Blue is nice too! Everybody agrees blue is nice!" interjects LuLufromOz, a note of hysteria in her voice.

"Blogger's post said nothing about blue," several people say, their voices rising. "We can quote him! Look, here it is, he said, 'My, what a beautiful green,' emphases ours...." "Yeah, GREEN," adds Nordus. "No," says another, "he said THAT'S a beautiful green, not WHAT a beautiful green, you insipid cretin. Can't you even cut and paste?!?"

Substitute "green" and "blue" with "digital" and "analog" and suddenly it all hits uncomfortably close to home. For me, the discussion would devolve into random condemnations of the very notion of "cut and paste” as reprehensibly evil. Read the whole thing if you want a good time and quick laugh.

Monday, January 08, 2007Home

Additional Elizabeth Opalenik Images Added to cameraarts.com

As many of you know, I took a workshop last fall at Santa Fe workshops called Imagination and Dreams. The instructor was Elizabeth Opalenik. It was truly a compelling, life-changing experience. In the September/October issue of CameraArts, a portfolio feature was run on the workshop itself, and in the November/December issue, Opalenik enjoyed an extended "Photographer's Journal" article. Both the workshop images as well as an extended portfolio of Opalenik's work are now on our site. Stop by and take a look. In the Fall the noted photographer is promising the release of her first monograph. We can hardly wait!

Also, shortly, there will be no more registration process to enter CameraArts.com. You asked for it, you got it!

Photos of the Month, Part 1: Western Wall II

Western Wall II
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Karen M. Strom
#5 of 5

Submit your photo here. Rules can be found at CameraArts.com.

Photos of the Month, Part 1: The Matrix

The Matrix
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Howard Grill
#4 of 5

Photos of the Month, Part 1: Civic 4

Civic 4
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Brad Carlile
#3 of 5
No digital Manipulation, Fuji Provia 100, www.bradcarlile.com

Photos of the Month, Part 1: Balboa Park

Balboa Park
Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Heather Jacks
#2 of 5
Nikon d100 and Lensbaby, toned in Photoshop

Photos of the Month, Part 1: Angles

Originally uploaded by cameraartsblog.
by Cheri Homaee
#1 of 5
Canon 30D SLR

Here's the first batch of results from our second Photos of the Month Contest! There's still plenty of time to submit your photos! Remember to read our guidelines at CameraArts.com!

Friday, January 05, 2007Home

Photos of the Month: Voting is now open for December 2006!

UPDATE 01/08/2007, 10:26 AM MT: We've received a number of questions about copyright protection of flickr. Here are the rights that you and CameraArts will have while images are posted on flickr.

UPDATE 01/05/2007, 2:08 PM MT: Our voting system flags each vote with the IP address of origin. This means that anyone wishing to vote from a router or shared connection will only have one vote for the whole network. Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE 01/05/2007: To vote on an image, choose the entry from the drop-down list on the page here. Clicking on the images will take you to Flickr but no vote will be processed.

December saw the debut of our monthly photo contest at The CameraArts Blog, Photos of the Month: “People and Portraits.” Now that the finalists have been chosen, all of our readers are invited to participate in the selection process by clicking HERE. Voting has already started today, and will continue for a week until noon on January 12, 2007. Thumbnails of all entries will be displayed, as well as links to Flickr, where all contest finalists have been displayed during the month of December 2006.

Every week during December, dozens of entries were received, but only five were chosen for display on Flickr. 20 finalists were chosen, and their images are up for review, to be juried by the public. Even though the subject, “People and Portraits,” was specific enough, the contest was open to interpretation, and we received a wide range of submissions. We have attempted to present as wide and diverse selection of photography as possible, from all types of photographers and every experience level.

Our chosen images encompass family photographs, fine art and abstract pieces, even high fashion. Everyone who participated should be assured that the CameraArts staff had some TOUGH decisions to make when it came to selecting entries!

We invite everyone to enter our next contest, which is already underway. The subject is "Architecture." All who have entered the December 2006 contest are invited to enter again. Send all entries (low-res jpegs only, please) to tgibbons@cameraarts.com, along with your full name, image title, and medium used. Every Monday of January 2007, five entries will be selected for the final vote. All selected images will be posted here and on Flickr. One image per person, per category, please. As always, if you have any questions, contact us.

Thanks to everyone for submitting, and best of luck to our finalists!

Thursday, January 04, 2007Home

Year-End Roundup, continued

More “Best of...” lists have appeared for Photography in 2006. Warning: just one of these, like the list at the New York Times, will take well over a single lunch break to view...

TIME Magazine

The Washington Post


Christian Science Monitor


2006 has offered no shortage of provocative and controversial subject matter for publications. Let's hope that 2007 will see a little less turmoil, and more opportunities for photographic fine art.

This January: Leica European Publishers Award for Photography 2007

A major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography, this competition is a collaborative effort between seven European Publishers: Actes Sud of France, Apeiron of Greece, Dewi Lewis Publishing of Great Britain, Edition Braus of Germany, Lunwerg Editores of Spain, Mets & Schilt of The Netherlands, and Peliti Associati of Italy. They will accept submissions until January 31, 2007.

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country resulting in perhaps the most extensive cultural collaboration currently existing in Europe.

You can read the rules and guidelines by clicking the pasage above. New calls for entries and opportunites for photographers and visual artists are available at CameraArts.com, in the "Calls for Entry" section.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007Home

Photos of the Month, Part 4: Artist's View

by Sandra Gottlieb
#20 of 20
Digital chromogenic print taken in 2006 with a Leica D-LUX 2.

Thank you to everyone for submitting pictures to our fist Photos of the Month Contest: "People and Portraits!" If you don't see your photo here, feel free to submit to our January 2007 contest, "Architecture," for another chance to win fabulous prizes! Voting will open January 5-12 to our readers at www.cameraarts.com. What are you waiting for? Keep on submitting those photos!

1/3/2007 UPDATE: Some of you have been asking for clarifications on rules. The guidelines were posted on the 16th submission. Here they are again. Mea Culpa.

Photos of the Month, Part 4: Stepping into the Light

by Derrick Burbul
#19 of 20
Nikon D200, converted to a duotone in Photoshop and printed on Illuminata warm-tone matte inkjet paper using an Epson R2400.

Photos of the Month, Part 4: Untitled

by Debbie Hartmann
#18 of 20

Photos of the Month, Part 4: Androgyny

by Leonardo Herrera
#17 of 20

Photos of the Month, Part 4: Siyabonga Blowing Bubbles

by Mara Fleischer
#16 of 20
"This was taken outside the hospital while taking a series of photographs for the father, Lazarus. One of the first taken while Siyabonga was still very wary of the bubbles."

We are proud to present the fourth and final batch of finalists for Photos of the Month: "People and Portraits!" Our January 2007 contest, "Architecture," is now accepting entries. Click here for rules and guidelines.