Q and A Photo Podcast is back on air!

Black Market Podcast Team

Black Market Podcast Team

After a 5 month break, the Podcast from the Black Market Network featuring Paul Atkins is back on air with the 20th episode.

Paul and host DJ Paine discuss everything photographic, with the aim to promote professionalism and getting the best out of your photography. Tune in for tech, tips, tricks, gear, clear explanations, geekery, and fun.

Link to BMNET.us home page

Link to Q and A Photo

Link to the Podcast in iTunes

Luxury winter photographic workshop

Alice Bell Winter Bluff WorkshopAlice Bell, is running a luxury Photography/Yoga/Whale Watching Winter Workshop Weekend staying at the simply stunning Whalers “The Bluff Resort”, Encounter Bay. The all inclusive weekend price is $850 per person.

The weekend includes:

- 2 nights Accomodation @ Whalers ‘The Bluff Resort’
- 2 days of intensive photography tutoring (see below for more details)
- 2 morning yoga classes @ 7am in the main shared apartment
- Land based whale watching activities

For more information, click here.

PITCHER This at Shimmer

shimmer_photography_festivalHave you got a photography based project and need some cash?  This may just be the opportunity you are looking for!

PITCHER This is a live crowd-funded event open to all artists with a project or idea that is photography based.

PITCHER This rules:

Artists and photographers who wish to be considered for selection to present at PITCHER This must submit

  1. a concise one page description of the project or idea that they wish to present including their name, contact telephone number and email address
  2. The pitched project may be for professional development, printing and framing costs, other exhibition costs such as equipment hire, studio time etc or travel costs associated with a particular project
  3. Only visual artists working in photography and photographers are eligible
  4. Each pitcher will have 5 minutes to present.  Data projector, laptop and public address system available

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5pm Monday 21 July 2014

On the PITCHER This presentation night:
An audience of up to 200 pays $10.00 per ticket
10 pre-selected artists pitch their project to the audience
The project/artist with the most votes wins the amount of money made at the door through ticket sales
Do you want to be involved?  Download the photographers brief below  and contact The Arts Centre on 8326 5577 with any questions.

SAPPA 2014 printing

Judging at the 2011 SAPPAs
Judging at the 2011 SAPPAs

The 2014 Epson SA Professional Photographic awards are coming up this June. Because of this earlier-than-usual date, we are concerned that there will be enough time to produce your entries.

Our fine art department are making times available on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you want to meet with David or Miriam as a part of the preparation. There is a cost associated with these consults and testing, so please be prepared.

This year, instead of our normal 4 for the price of 3 special, we are offering the linear meter rate for any order of five or more prints sized at 400x500mm, this can be a better saving.

Please email our counter crew to book in your time because the slots are filling up, and more time allows for a better entry. Ideally we need 10 days for production. Below are a summary of the print requirements, please note, some requirements have changed. Read more »

Atkins Artists – call for submissions


We have been invited to exhibit at this year’s Shimmer Festival in Adelaide’s southern vales. Shimmer will run from Friday 29 August to Sunday 28 September 2014.

Shimmer runs parallel to SALA but is a biennial celebration of the many professionally established, internationally acclaimed, emerging and aspirational photographers in Australia.

Shimmer is the only photography festival in South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga is leading the way in supporting and showcasing local talent and attracting the best artists to our community. Shimmer provides professional skill development opportunities to local artists as well as a culturally enriching experience for our whole community.

More than 30 local galleries, wineries, cafes and restaurants involved in exhibiting during Shimmer, the entire area get behind this great festival.

If you want to know more about Shimmer, click here.

What is in it for you?

During the months of April and May 2014, we are asking for submissions from our community to participate in this project. This year’s exhibition will be curated by us based on the theme “Light“. There is limited space, and entries will be considered on their artistic merit and fit with the theme and other submissions. We feel a single entry per person will work the best, but if you have others you wish us to consider, please let us know.

Submissions close May 31st 214.

Cost of your participation:

Price of your print(s) and framing at Atkins based on the space available (possibly at this stage a square meter per participant). You can choose any presentation method and paper options, but it will need to go in one of our white frames, using any of the five moulding shapes.

Plus $160 payable with the print order. This covers the gallery fee, design and print of promotional material, website for exhibition and design of book that will be for sale that will represent you and the exhibition (if you wish to purchase the book, it will be available at cost to you).

The gallery will take a 35% commission.

How to make a submission.

If you wish to be a part of the exhibition, please submit a single jpeg image, at least 900 pixels on the longest dimension for our review. Please also include your artist statement for the piece. Please email the photograph and the artist statement to info@atkins.com.au

Join us in helping Shimmer shine.

We had great success with our DARK exhibition that we took to the Ballarat Biennale, the participants had a great time and we helped put Adelaide photographers amongst the best in Australia. DARK ended up returning to Adelaide and featuring at the Adelaide Town Hall for a second run.

Concrete, Space, Light is open.

Concrete, Space, LightAtkins are very excited to see the realisation of this exhibition. We  have been watching the development of this genre here in Adelaide, and especially the exposition of the things us Adelaideians see and take for granted every day. The exhibition opens this Friday, March 21st.

Mark Zed, Peter Barnes, Wayne Grivell, Benjamin Liew, and Gary Sauer-Thompson. These five Adelaide photographers get together to show us familiar but newly-seen architecture, inconsequential alleyways, as well as major buildings that are now making their way into Adelaide’s visual imagination.

The Light Gallery at the Centre for Creative Photography, 138 RIchmond Road, Marleston. 21 March to 25 April 2014

Opening night: Friday 21 March, 6–8pm. To be opened by Tim Horton, CEO of the Committee for Adelaide.


New spray booth at Atkins

Our new spray booth

Our new spray booth

This month we commissioned our new spray booth to aid in the coating of Giclée prints. Our canvas prints are all coated with a water-based matte finish spray, but you can also order your art paper prints coated.

Our Giclée print process uses pigment ink printing that sits on the surface of the paper . This makes all ink prints prints susceptible to damage. An over-spray provides that extra layer of protection.

Spraying is an option at $45 per square meter. The spray is certified to extend the longevity of the prints.

Walking Thinking Walking

The Confluence of Nechako and Fraser Rivers - ©2014 Lois Turner

The Confluence of Nechako and Fraser Rivers – ©2014 Lois Turner

Lois Turner’s ‘Walking Thinking Walking’ is running through to this Sunday.

Date 13th. February – 16th March 2014, open daily, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Hughes Gallery, Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton 5063

Lois’ work explores how the environment and its rhythms affect our behaviour.

“Rhythm is found in urban life and movement. In all biological life forms, and the pulses of our bodies such as heart rate, breathing and pace of walking. The experiment into rhythm provides me with much insight into the workings of everyday life.

 The work in this exhibition reflects my experience of rhythms produced through walking in both the urban and country contexts. My recent time as an Artist in Residence at Cleland Wildlife Park allowed me to observe the effects of the wildlife in their environment, most specifically snakes.

 “Red Bellied Black Snake” is a series of one hundred small canvas panels that looks at the key to snakes agility and how their movements differ according to the surface on which they slither or ripple. The digital piece “Mesmerised” brings to light the common fear of snakes and reflects our own body’s reaction to them.

 My work is a continual experimentation into manipulating and cross referencing between different mediums. Computer technologies, painting and photography, together inform my ideas of rhythm. Ultimately, though it is the idea that determines the most appropriate medium for the message.”

Lois Turner 2014

Lois’ website: http://www.loisturner.com.au/walking-thinking-walking/

Characters of the Fleurieu

Characters of the Fleurieu

What a chance to really exercise your creative talents with this photographic competition/exhibtion.
‘Characters of the Fleurieu’ means just that, BUT – it doesn’t necessarily have to be a person, thinking outside the square it could be animal, abstract, people collectively etc. etc. Food for thought?Special effects or a variety of media are certainly acceptable, but don’t loose sight of the words CHARACTERS of the Fleurieu.

Great prizes – $3,000 prize for best overall, plus printing & framing to the value of $500 from Atkins Technicolour, and a camera plus tuition to the value of $300 from Diamonds Photographics.

It all sounds like great fun and should be a fascinating exhibition. Go for it!! – but no landscapes, this is about people.

For more information, click here.