Epson Pano Award winners

Overall Open Winner - The Sunshine Skyway Bridge St Petersburg Florida - Dennis Ramos

Overall Open Winner – The Sunshine Skyway Bridge St Petersburg Florida – Dennis Ramos

This year the competition received 3971 entries from 870 photographers in 54 countries. The fifth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in a surge in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well. The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The overall winner of the 2014 Open competition is Dennis Ramos from the USA. His winning image is also first in the Open – Built Environment category. Dennis says, ‘It was a beautiful cloudless day with some patches of rolling fog over the bridge. My friend and I decided to go fishing that mid afternoon. I found out that my reel wasn’t working so I grabbed my camera gear instead. I took a lot of shots around including this long exposure panoramic shot of the bridge. It took me a lot of time waiting and shooting in between the fog to get a good exposure. While waiting during long exposure times, I wished I had my fishing rod as well.’

Other place-getters in the Open competition are; Marcio Cabral – Open/Nature 2nd place Timo Lieber – Open/Nature 3rd place (Timo was also the 2013 Photographer of the Year) Will Dielenberg – Open/Nature 4th place Denis Gadbois – Open/Built Environment 2nd place, Highest Scoring Spherical/360 Image, Highest Scoring IAPP Member Marco Castelli – Open/Built Environment 3rd place Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji – Open/Built Environment 4th place, Highest Scoring HDR Image Douglas Peebles – Highest Scoring Image from Film Capture Alexander Vershinin – Highest Scoring Gigapixel Image

For more information and to see all of the winners, click here.

Pitcher this, Saturday night

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This Saturday night at the Port Noarlunga Art Centre, the Pitcher event gets underway. Come along and hear these artists pitch to win the door prize to help make their project a reality.

Gary Cockburn
Tony Kearney and Dani McLean
Max Magain
Steph Fuller
Tony Redhead
Andrew Delaine
Kylie Macey
Kat Coppock
Gee Greenslade
Alice Blanch

At the PITCHER This, the audience of up to 200 pays $10.00 per ticket, the audience votes, the project/artist with the most votes wins the amount of money made at the door through ticket sales! It is that easy.
Where: The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga
When: Saturday 20 September, 7–10pm
Cost: $10
Booking: Just turn up!

Canon AIPP APPA awards on now!

judging-scheduleThe AIPP’s national professional photography awards are up and running here in Sydney. If you have an interest in learning more about photography, this is an excellent opportunity.

The judging process is very interesting, it involves five specialist photographers putting a score form 50 to 100, the average becomes the score. Any judge(s) that vary 5 points or more from the average get the opportunity to challenge the score. A variation of more than 10 is an automatic challenge.

The challenges are where the magic happens, so take the time over the next three days to immerse yourself in some of the best photography in Australia.

If you cannot be in Sydney for the event, it is being Live Streamed at the link below: http://www.digidirect.com.au/appa14/

There are four judging rooms, so take your pick, check out the schedule here to determine what you want to watch!

 

RRP: Work From the Light Gallery Committee

rrp_invitation_finaleditThis exhibition showcases work by the devoted team of volunteers who ensure the smooth running of The Light Gallery, a space dedicated to the medium of photography.

Every couple of years this ragtag bunch have the tables turned on us, and we put on our own show. Each one of us has put our heart and soul into making some really cool work.

You can expect to see a broad range of techniques and concepts. Old school tintypes (expertly crafted), urban triptychs, layered transparencies, investigations of what ‘value’ is, commentary on gender and culture, modern landscapes, and a pop-art throwback.

Finally, why RRP? It’s a comment on the commodification of art, including photography, which we love and treasure. Or maybe it’s a subliminal cue to make you buy art.

Join us on Friday 5 September from 6pm to find out.

When:Friday 5 September to Saturday 4 October
Where: The Light Gallery, 138 Richmond Road, Marleston, SA
Cost: $0

For more information, click here.

Atkins are proud supporters of the Light Gallery and the Centre for Creative Photography.

The story of “A Day in the Life of Grange”

Milton Wordley Shimmer

This Saturday night at 7pm Milton Wordely has been invited to talk about the making of ‘The Grange Book’. The book is exquisite, and the story behind it worth hearing.

In Milton’s own words:

“I’m not expecting you to come. However I thought I should let a few people know, just in case in a fit of madness you (or anyone you know who might like to come) may have thought of self publishing a book.

It’s been quite a journey, and If as i mentioned, you have ever thought of self publishing it will be quite an interesting night.

Shimmer is in it’s 3d year and quite a celebration of Photography.  (Fellow speaker) Gary Cockburn is talking that night , I look forward to seeing some more of his documentary photography .”

Where: Arts Centre, 22 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga
When: Saturday September 6th 2014, from 7pm
Cost: Free

Alice Blanch’s Box Brownie Landscapes

Box_Bownie_Landscape_FlyerThis Sunday the 7th of September head down to Oliver’s Taranga in McLaren Vale for the opening of Alice Blanch’s new body of work,
“Box Brownie Landscapes”
Opening is from 1.30- 4pm, some drinks and nibbles provided.

The Box Brownie Landscape series depicts the Australian landscape in its raw state. The series embraces the moods and textures of the landscape rather than specific geographic details of each location. By highlighting these ephemeral elements in the landscape the resulting images are filled with ambiguity and emotion.
The photographs in this series were all captured at various locations around Australia in a 1940’s Box Brownie camera on black and white 120 film.

Exhibition runs until the 30th of October.