Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dynalite Student Equipment Discounts

Information on the Dynalite Educational Purchase Program can be found on the table in room 201/Bergen. Deeply discounted lighting and studio gear. Feel free to make copies, but please don't take the originals! Thanks!

Peter's Valley (New Jersey) Summer Workshops

Peter's Valley Craft Center offers 50% Tuition Scholarship for up to 3 SCAD students.
For more information, see the folder in room 201/Bergen, and feel free to copy application materials. Applications due April 1st.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Working in the Arts Panel Discussion

Make Starving Artists a Thing of the Past! – A 2-Panel Discussion Dedicated to Working in the Arts on Friday, March 7, Oglethorpe House Ballroom, 201 W. Oglethorpe Avenue

This engaging event is designed to help your students envision and successfully attain their career goals of working in the arts.

Show Me the Money: How to Make a Living in the Arts,” begins at 2:00PM, featuring:

  • Amy Belnap, Grants Manager, Telfair Museum of Art - Amy has raised over $500,000 in foundation and government grants for the Telfair, including a $65,000 MetLife Foundation grant awarded to only 13 institutions nationally.
  • Gene Pinion, Education Director, Savannah Music Festival - Gene Pinion produces the American Traditions Competition and other educational programs for the Savannah Music Festival.
  • Sharon Ott, SCAD Professor of Performing Arts - Sharon Ott has directed plays and operas for organizations such as the Manhattan Theater Club, the Public Theater, and Playwright’s Horizons in New York, as well as the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Maximum Exposure: Connecting Your Work with the Pros,” begins at 3:30PM, featuring:

  • Andrew Meyer, SCAD Professor of Film and Digital Media - Meyer has over 30 years experience as a film producer, executive, and educator.
  • Marcus Kenney, Visual Artist - In 2007 Kenney had a ten-year retrospective exhibition at the Jepson Center of the Telfair Museum in Savannah, his first New York solo exhibition, and a solo exhibition in New Orleans.
  • Katrina Sage, Fashion Director, The South Magazine - Sage became the full-time Fashion Director of The South in 2007.

This event will also feature Prizes, Games, and lots of Free Food!

Please let your students know about this unique educational and career-building opportunity. Better yet, assign it as a field trip and encourage their attendance!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this exceptional event.

For more information, please contact:

Sam Anderson


Senior and Graduate Students...AMAZING Opportunity

A representative from Artforum magazine would like to view graduate student websites. Please email me (Jenny) at jkuhla@scad.edu with your web address at your very earliest convenience. Seniors and Grad Students only, please.

Job Opportunity

Program Director
In-Sight Photography Project, Inc. – Brattleboro, VT

Creative, enthusiastic person to coordinate small, innovative
non-profit that teaches photography to youth ages 11-18, regardless of
their ability to pay. Candidates must have experience in traditional
photography, with digital photography a plus, as well as a commitment
to helping youth find their potential. Additional qualifications
include maintaining good working relationships with staff, students,
and external agencies; strong communication, administrative and
organizational skills; and excellent attention to detail.

Salary is $25,500 plus health insurance.

Review of applications begins March 28 and will continue until the
position is filled.
Position begins June 16.

Interviews will be held in Brattleboro, VT in April.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Mary H. White
29 North Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Monday, February 18, 2008

DeSoto Row Returns!

Be a part of Savannah's most unique student-run gallery located in the historic Starland District!

Interest meeting scheduled for Friday, February 22nd @ 3pm
2427 DeSoto Avenue

For those interested in applying for the board of directors, please bring your resume and references.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Communication Arts Illustration Competition

Those of you who work digitally in creating photography-based illustrations should consider entering the following contest:


Communication Arts magazine announces the deadline for their 49th Illustration Competition--March 11, 2008

Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in illustration, the 49th annual Communication Arts Illustration Competition. Any illustration first printed or produced between March 14, 2007 and March 11, 2008 is eligible.

Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be published in the July 2008 Illustration Annual. Over 70,000 copies of the Illustration Annual will be distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will include addresses, email and telephone numbers of the illustrators represented.

For submission guidelines and FAQs, visit:

To download an entry form go to:

Job Opportunities

ICP at the Point Manager
Click HERE for a link.

Studio Manager
Mark McCarty Photography (www.markmccarty.com) is currently searching for a studio manager/assistant. This is a full-time, hourly position, generally comprising of between 35 to 50 hours per week. Wages and benefits are negotiable, depending on the applicant’s experience, expertise, and needs. We are located on Route 7 just outside of Troy, New York.

Applicants must be intelligent, articulate, energetic, organized and hard working, very attentive to detail, and capable of multi-tasking under pressure. If you like music from the Clash, and beverages from Guinness, so much the better. They must be able to travel, and have a reliable vehicle. A background or education in photography is helpful; a passion for photography is very important, as is knowledge of digital and film workflows. Computer skills in Mac OS are essential.

The position involves location assisting (travel, set-up, hauling gear, digital tech), studio assisting, production assistance (location scouting, propping, shoot co-ordination, travel planning, casting models, etcetera), and studio management (booking jobs, follow-through with clients, billing, organizing work-flow and scheduling).

The studio consists of this person and me, so compatibility is paramount. It’s a small operation. The studio is attached to my home, so taking on this position means becoming part of my family.

About the studio:

Mark McCarty has been a freelance commercial photographer for over 25 years, within New York’s Capital Region and throughout the country. He works with major ad agencies, art directors, editors, graphic designers and public relations firms. Mark is known for the creativity of his approach and commitment to his work and his clients.

In addition to Mr. McCarty’s commercial accomplishments, he is widely recognized for his personal work, some of which is held in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the International Center for Photography (ICP). Museums and galleries from New York to Tokyo have exhibited his work.

Mark McCarty or Jasmine Ceniceros
Phone - 518.279.9318
Email – mail@markmccarty.com

Phase One On-line Tutorial

Click HERE for link.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pinhole Afficionados and iPhone Lovers Share Same Address

Here is a spoof from Scott Hampton using the techlusty iPhone's packaging and pairing it with the cult following of the pinhole camera. Technology meets art once again.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Polaroid Closing Instant Film Factories

The Associated Press
Friday, February 8, 2008; 4:54 PM

BOSTON -- Polaroid Corp. is dropping the technology it pioneered long before digital photography rendered instant film obsolete to all but a few nostalgia buffs.

Polaroid is closing factories in Massachusetts, Mexico and the Netherlands and cutting 450 jobs as the brand synonymous with instant images focuses on ventures such as a portable printer for images from cell phones and Polaroid-branded digital cameras, televisions and DVD players.

This year's closures will leave Polaroid with 150 employees at its Concord headquarters and a site in the nearby Boston suburb of Waltham, down from peak global employment of nearly 21,000 in 1978.

The company stopped making instant cameras over the past two years.

"We're trying to reinvent Polaroid so it lives on for the next 30 to 40 years," Tom Beaudoin, Polaroid's president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, said in a phone interview Friday, after the company's plans were reported in The Boston Globe.

Polaroid failed to embrace the digital technology that has transformed photography, instead sticking to its belief that many photographers who didn't want to wait to get pictures developed would hold onto their old Polaroid cameras.

Global sales of traditional camera film have been dropping about 25 percent to 30 percent per year, "and I've got to believe instant film has been falling as fast if not faster," said Ed Lee, a digital photography analyst at the research firm InfoTrends Inc.

"At some point in time, it had to reach the point where it was going to be uneconomical to keep producing instant film," Lee said.

Privately held Polaroid doesn't disclose financial details about its instant film business.

Polaroid instant film will be available in stores through next year, the company said _ after which, Lee said, Japan's Fujifilm will be the only major maker of instant film.

Polaroid got its start making polarized sunglasses in the 1930s, and introduced its first instant camera in 1948. Film packs contained the chemicals for developing images inside the camera, and photos emerged from the camera in less than a minute.

Polaroid's overall revenue from instant cameras, film and other products peaked in 1991 at nearly $3 billion. The company went into bankruptcy in 2001 and was bought four years later for $426 million by Minnetonka, Minn.-based consumer products company Petters Group Worldwide.

Polaroid's newly announced job cuts include 150 positions to be eliminated over the next couple months at Massachusetts operations in Norwood and Waltham, which make large-format films for technical and industrial photography. Later this year, Polaroid will close plants employing 300 workers in the Mexican state of Queretaro and in Enschede, Netherlands.

Meanwhile, Polaroid is seeking a partner to acquire licensing rights for its instant film, in hopes that another firm will continue making the film to supply Polaroid enthusiasts.

As it seeks to gain a foothold in digital photography this year, Polaroid plans to sell an 8-ounce photo printer slightly bigger than a deck of cards that requires no ink and prints business card-sized pictures. It uses thermal printing technology from Zink Imaging Inc., founded by private investors who bought technologies from Polaroid as it was coming out of bankruptcy.

Polaroid also has its brand name on foreign-made TVs, DVD players, digital photo frames, cameras and MP3 music players. Those products generated nearly $1 billion in revenue last year for Polaroid's parent firm, Beaudoin said.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Wedding Photography Opportunity

We are looking for a photographer for our wedding in Midway, GA, on March 1st. We would be thrilled to have a talented photography student shoot the wedding. We have looked at the portfolios of a few local wedding photographers, and none have had the artistic flair we're looking for (they're mostly generic stale posed shots). We'd like mostly candid photos and the work would not require much post-processing. A DVD containing the pics would be fine. This could be a good opportunity for a photography student to show her/his artsy side (within the constraints of a wedding party) and make some money at the same time.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Job Opportunity / Atlanta

I am looking for a few student photographers who may be interested in working at a corporate advertising function the night of Feb 24th. We are throwing an Oscar Party at Opera in Atlanta and would love to hire a few SCAD students to shoot photos of the evening and the attendees. Do you know anyone who may be interested?
Thank you for your help!

Communications, Entertainment & Technology Practice

Deanna Singrey
Sr. Account Manager

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Call for Entries

Photowork 2008 Call for Entries
The Barrett Art Center's
Juror: Donna Ruskin,
International Center of Photography
Cash Awards/Exhibition Opportunities
Photography & photo mixed media
Entry Deadline: March 1st 2008
prospectus: http://barrettartcenter.org/pdfs/

or send SASE to
Barrett Art Center (845-471-2550)
55 Noxon Street,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Friday, February 1, 2008

Photography Contest

Announcing a competition that offers college students the creative and commercial exposure their work deserves! All entries will be judged by professional photography and printing industry experts.
Check out some of these great prizes for students:
• Up to $3,000 cold, hard cash
• Day on the set with Miami pro photographer George Kamper
• Fujifilm infrared camera
• Adobe® software—and more
Your college can win, too.
• College of Best of Show wins $2,000 donation, Adobe® software plus a FUJIFILM S5 Camera
• College with most entries wins $1,500 donation, Adobe® software and more

Details. Final entries must be received by 3.31.08.
Entry is simple—and free.
Contest open to college students only.
Xerox reserves exclusive rights to all winning entries.
Full credits will be given to the photographer.


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