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.

High speed flash sync workshop with US photographer Tom Bol.

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This class is for intermediate and advanced photographers who want to learn innovative ways to photograph action.

Tom has been a leader in using new flash technology like Hypersync and strobic flash, and these techniques have opened new creative possibilities in action photography.

Tom will demonstrate what goes into creating a dramatic action image, not only how to freeze the action but also techniques to create motion sequences. He will show you how to go beyond the typical sync speed of 1/250, and how to use Elinchrom studio lights on location at 1/8000.

The class will start with lectures in the morning covering topics such high speed sync, Hypersync, strobic flash, photographing water sports and sequence shooting. Participants will have the chance to shoot the new Elinchrom ELC flashes that can fire at 20 frames a second.

Where: Red Poles Gallery & Restaurant, McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171
When: Wednesday 17th September 2014, 9am-5:30pm
Cost: $295
Booking and more information, click here.

LIGHT is opening.

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In 2011, we approached our clients to put together a joint exhibition that could travel to one of Australia’s most important art festivals. By 2013, we were ready for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB).

For the BIFB we staged the successful DARK exhibition, drawing a lot of interest with a strong collection. From this showing, the idea was cemented, and for some members, the first rung in the ladder was struck on their climb as exhibiting photographers.

Upon returning from the BIFB, the show had jagged the attention of the Adelaide Town Hall, who were just transitioning a space into a dedicated public art venue. DARK was enlarged allowing all artists to submit more work, and rehung for several months, in this remarkable space.

From this success, we made the call to be a part of the 2014 Shimmer Photographic Festival here in South Australia’s Southern Vales. Our new show is called LIGHT, and it is being held at the Red Poles Gallery.

We cherish our involvement with artists in photography. It’s become a passion for all parts of our business. We are a pro lab, so we deal with many businesses, dealing with artists is a different experience. However, for us, we are in the business of building relationships. We don’t just print the work, we want to know the intention of the artist, their vision, and we will not rest until it is achieved to the highest level of perfection.
We are proud to present this collective of Adelaide Photographic Artists. Each one has a fascinating story, each one on their own journey.

Why LIGHT?

More than any definition of the word, it is the feeling that impresses me. When I think of “light”, I feel the warmth of a morning sunrise reaching into my bones, filling me with energy. It is that fullness that I enjoy so much.

Of course without light, there is nothing to see, and certainly no photographs. But “light” here in the exhibition title, is the story of this energy, how it moves us, how it fools us, how it fills us, how it is our everything.

Where: Red Poles Gallery. McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale SA
When: Opening, Saturday August 30 2014 at 3pm. Then through until October 12th
Cost: Free

LIGHT has been reviewed by Haydn Radford of Weekend Notes: http://www.weekendnotes.com/light-photographic-exhibition-atkins-adelaide-photographic-artists/

Change to our Payment Terms and Conditions

As a part of the ongoing restructuring Atkins, we have decided to move to prepayment of jobs where possible.

The decision was based on these two problems faced when running a small custom manufacturing facility, or professional photo lab.

  1. A percentage of orders are not being picked up.
  2. We cannot resell the materials used.

We do offer a money back guarantee, and a long trading history indicating we please our clients.

One of the unexpected benefits of this move has been the clarification of the orders before production begins. We deal with a lot of complex orders, often resulting in phone calls along the way, because payment is now brought forward, these questions are being sorted immediately.

In some circumstances, where work cannot be costed up front, we will ask for a deposit before commencing the order.

If you wish to look at our Terms and Conditions, follow this link.

You will notice more changing over this next year, one of the key tweaks will be the separation of our ‘professional’ or ABN registered clients. If you are a professional photographer, and have are a registered ABN holder, please let us know but filling out the form at this link.

Keep an eye out for these changes and let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you better.

APPA printing

APPA Deadline 2014The AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards entry deadline is 21st of August, 5pm, Eastern Time Zone. This is for the entry and upload of digital image files.

Mounted and matted prints need to be in NSW by the 29th of August at 5.00pm

This awards cycle we have reduced our production times to help you, we will be working long hours to see the work looks it’s best. Our new awards production deadlines are:

  • August 18th for files needing manipulation.
  • August 22nd for files ready to print.
Email or call 08 8431 6755 to arrange the printing of your award image.

Kent Town Connected

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©2014 Pam Anders

Two artists, two hundred views (at least!).

As a result of a collaboration between Atkins and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Sam Oster was engaged to mentor two students of photography from Marden Senior College, Pam Anders and Krystal Hayden, and together produce a story of Kent Town.

The resulting exhibtion will be hung at Atkins for the 2014 SALA Festival.

Exhibition opening: Friday August 15th 6-9pm, and runs to September 19th 2014.

Link to Exhibtion flyer
Link to SALA 2014

To keep updated with other SALA shows we are involved with, click here.

Hidden places, hidden lives

A thought-provoking photographic narrative reflecting the experiences of people living in Adelaide’s Supported Residential Facilities. This collection of photographs is a collaborative project, created by residents mentored by four well-known local photographers, who have built up the confidence and enhanced the photographic skills of residents.

The exhibition explores inclusion and citizenship of this generally unknown community.

Join us for the complementary community forum.

A SALA Festival event, co-presented with Seniors Information Service

Where: The Hawke Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is open 9am-5pm weekdays, Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide.
When: 28 July – 27 August 2014

Fundraiser for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

BIFB Biennale beta collection adEvery two years the Ballarat Biennale festival brings Australian audiences the best of the world’s photographic art in some of the most beautiful heritage venues in Ballarat in a month long photo extravaganza. This August is the Gala fundraiser, the Collection 2014 provides an ideal opportunity to support the BIFB and ensure it’s ongoing success as Australia’s premier festival of photography.

For more information, click on this link.

When: Sunday August 31st from noon to 4:00pm,
Where: Gallery Eleven40, 1140 Malvern Road, Malvern, Vic 3144 03 8823 1140
Cost: $125 [red dot purchasers free]