SALA is open at Atkins

Marc Bowden's Paeonia Invite

Marc Bowden’s Paeonia exhibtion

We are very proud to be hosting Marc Bowden’s Paeonia this evening as our first SALA show for 2014.

Marc’s most recent work looks closely at our relationship to flowers and their true and implied purpose. The work is visually beautiful and fills our recently renovated front space with colour.

Marc’s show runs from July 18th to August 14th 2014, with a private opening Friday July 18th at 6pm.

Link to Marc’s website: http://www.marcdbowden.com/exhibitions/

Link to SALA 2014: http://www.salainc.com.au

Fine tune your images for APPA

Andrew Harrison judging at the 2014 SAPPAs

Andrew Harrison judging at the 2014 SAPPAs

There’s no time to put your feet up just yet. Straight off the back of the SA state awards and we’re already gearing up for the 2014 Canon AIPP National Awards.

With on-line print entries closing on the 21st of August (print entries close 29th of August), now is your opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on a selection of your images.

Atkins Technicolour will be hosting the APPA Image and Print Feedback evening on Tuesday, 29th of July.

All prints from the exhibition will be returned and ready for collection on the same day. All print cases will be at Atkins in case you are wanting to include any of your SAPPA prints for feedback.

Digital files are also welcome – just bring along your USB on the evening.

Please note that we can only accommodate THREE (3) images per person (inclusive of a mixture of digital and print).

Only 20 booking spots will be made available so please get in quick and book for your feedback.

If you miss out on booking in, we would still encourage you to come along and bring your three chosen images. On the off-chance we get any ‘no-shows’, we will gladly take your images for feedback as numbers and time permit.

We will order pizza during the session so please bring along a $10 contribution if you would like to join in.

Apologies to our regional members who may not be able to attend as this will be an attendance based evening and will not be streamed.

Where: Atkins Technicolour
When: Tuesday 29th of July 2014
Time: 6.30 to 9.30pm

To register, click here: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139035776

Entries close shortly for the Epson Pano Awards

Epson Pano Open Category Winner 2014 - Timo Lieber - London GB

Entries close July 13th 2014, if you run late there is a late entry fee penalty.

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 2013 competition saw 4068 images submitted from 843 photographers in 57 countries.

The 2014 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of cash and prizes of approximately US$40,000!

Atkins are proud sponsors of the 2014 awards and encourage all landscape photographers to jump into this great opportunity. The competition is a perfect vehicle to showcase the panoramic format which has seen great interest since easy stitching techniques have replaced the challenging wide format film panoramic camera systems.

Click here for more information.

A Rare opportunity

AIPP SAPPA graphic

If you love photography and are wanting to learn more, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) are holding their state print awards.

Correctly titled the Epson SA AIPP Epson Professional Photography Awards or SAPPAs, this annual event is open to the public to see great South Australian and Northern Territiry photography judged.

The photographs are judged as prints in categories, one at a time over two days by a rotating panel of five judges. The work is presented in a darkened room with only the print illuminated to draw the attention of the room. The judges each score the print between 50 and 100. Any variation by a single judge from the average of more than 10 points requires discussion and rescoring. The room often becomes tense as a judge fights for something they see in a photograph that other judges do not see.

The categories that are judged are; Illustrative, Landscape, Travel, Documentary, Commercial, Wedding, Family, Portrait

The timing of each category can vary, but the judging needs to be over in two days. So some times it runs late.

The judging panels are always a mixture of highly awarded and or experienced local and interstate photographers, to provide an unbiased team. The entries are generally kept under wraps to ensure judges have not seen the work, the work is also presented anonymously and it must have been created in the past 2 years. It is difficult objectively judging a subjective thing, but this system is internationally recognised as the standard.

The result of the judging is category winners, for example the Wedding Photographer of the Year and from that an over all Epson SA Professional Photographer of the Year 2014.

So why miss this free event…..?

Link to SAPPA website, click here.

Cost: Free
Where: Marden Senior College, Marden Rd, Marden SA (off Payneham Rd), click here for a map of the facitiltes at Marden.
When: Sunday June 29th to Monday June 30th
If you cannot a make it and wish to see the judging it will be live streamed, follow this link to the stream.

Expected category timing see the graphic below:

AIPP SAPPA 2014 judging schedule

Importance of projects.

Bill-Gekas-Field Day

Bill-Gekas-Field Day

If you are reading this, I assume you enjoy photography, and their is no greater use for photography than to tell a story.

Sometimes we need to set ourselves a photographic project to give us respite from the grind of our jobs. Sometimes we don’t know what to do next, and just need to embark on some kind of journey.

The journey that a project can take you on is always rewarding. Here is a great project that attempts to emulate the light and image style of old master paintings. The photographer has gained an amazing understanding of light and how to apply it to great effect. This is a true learning experience.

The photographic world is better for these having been attempted.

Melbourne photographer Bill Gekas has spent many years emulating the work of old masters and has produced an unrivalled, multi award winning body of work that takes your breath away.

Enjoy these and be inspired.

Paul Atkins

Link to Bill Gekas’ gallery

Atkins at The Event

Steven Dupont, speaker

For the 5th consecutive year in a row, the AIPP brings together the most inspiring and thought provoking professionals in the industry at it’s annual conference, The Event.

Speaker range from South Australia’s own leading Birth Photographer Victoria Berekmeri to World Record Holding Extreme Sports Person Heather Swan.

Along with the sessions and workshops, there is an excellent tradeshow.

Our Karen Horne will be representing Atkins at booth number 27. Call in to see our latest products and have a chat.

The 2014 Event is being held on the Gold Coast his month, and there are still positions available if you wish to attend.

Link to The Event 2014.

Film Challenge exhibition open

Film Challenge ExhibtionThose brave and hip photographers that took up our film challenge have been waiting patiently for us to produce the exhibition of their work from the Summer School workshop. We are in the home straight and Friday afternoon, 5pm we will have an informal opening of this interesting show.

All are welcome Friday the 30th at 5pm, the exhibition will hang for the month of June.

Atkins enjoys the Biggest Morning Tea

Atkins Biggest Morning Tea 2014 - Photo by Ron Langman

Atkins Biggest Morning Tea 2014 – Photo by Ron Langman

Thursday May 22nd we hosted our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for Cancer research. Throughout the day we had the pleasure of hosting lots of our lovely customers. Keep an eye out next year, the cake and sandwiches were worth it!.

All funds to the Cancer Council of SA