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

Shoot Tool – photographers’ tool

Shoot Tool photography software

Shoot Tool photography software

Atkins has developed it’s own software; Shoot Tool, to assist photographers in taking orders at events and organising naming on group photos. The software runs on an iPad, and can customised for each application.

The software has been used successfully in these situations:

  • School photography
  • Santa photos
  • Photo Booths at conferences

Shoot Tool will save you hours of post processing and entering of orders. We customise the application for your need including your branding, the packages you want printed etc. The workflow might look like this:

  1. You use the software at the event, once over, you upload the images and the data file from the software
  2. We colour correct and print the agreed upon packages and ship to the client or back to you, packaged ready to deliver

Shoot Tool is free for events where the more than $500 worth of prints will be printed from the event. For smaller events, an attractive fee will be apply.

To enquire, click here.

Print critique night last night at Atkins

Milton and Don Judging

Milton and Don Judging

With the SA Professional Photographic awards just around the corner, Atkins are hosting a print critique night o 15 May 2014 from 6:30 PM to gain feedback on your potential entries.

You will need your entries printed, but not finished (mounted and matted) to get the feedback. If you are not entering the awards, you are welcome to attend. It is a great learning exercise, you will hear discussion on what makes an award winning image.

To attend, you do not need to be a member but you must register. You can register at this link.

The evening is held this Thursday night at Atkins, from 6.30pm, 89 Fullarton Road, Kent Town.

Epson Pano Awards 2014

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

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

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.

Q and A Photo podcast 2014

iTunes_Art_QAAPThe podcast has a new feed address, you can use any device that supports podcasts with this address:

http://www.bmnet.us/category/qaap/feed/

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

Do you want Atkins to promote your event?

We have a good rapport with our audience and love to promote photographic related exhibition and events. To make this happen efficiently and prevent errors and retyping, we have an online form you can fill out that will enable us to fit your news in with our communications:

Here are the steps :

  1. Follow this link
  2. Enter the username (Event) and password (promoteme)
  3. Near the top on the left is a button that says ‘add files’, click on that
  4. Choose your JPEG/PNG ‘hero’ or ‘invite’ image for the exhibition
  5. Fill out the form
  6. Start Uploading

We will then format the information and include it where we can in our communications. Remember, it will still need our approval. If it is rejected we will get back to you.

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.