Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Click646 celebration continues to grow

Click646 celebration continues to grow

Greenwood’s Click646 photography celebration returns for a fourth year with a day packed with workshops, presentations, exhibits and music. This year, Click646 features the addition of an Ocktoberfest celebration that organizer jon holloway hopes will become an annual event.
Activities take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Arts Center at the Federal Building, sundance gallery and Meridian Studios on Maxwell Avenue, and outside on Oregon Avenue. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with coffee at the Arts Center. Following throughout the day will be workshops, opportunities to meet the keynote speaker, exhibits and presentations.

Click646 gets its name from 29646, one of Greenwood’s zip codes. The event is both a celebration of the photograph and a recognition of the power of the photograph to inspire thought, conversation and action relating to world issues.

National Geographic photographer Robb Kendrick will headline this year’s Click646 event with a keynote presentation from 4-6 p.m. at the Arts Center. Kendrick’s true passion has become wet-plate photography, a historic photo technique used during the mid-19th century. The tintype photos made with the wet-plate process are each one of a kind, as they are all handmade from start to finish. He is also working in daguerreotype, ultra-large format and combining audio and video with his tintype imagery. His most recent wet-plate project documents the working cowboy in 14 Western States, Mexico and Canada for National Geographic. The photos are collected in a new book “Still: Cowboys at the Start of the 21st Century.” Another recent book is titled “Changelings,” a collection of Mexican mummies photographed on tintype. Kendrick's first book of tintypes was “Revealing Character,” which is also a touring exhibition that is being featured at eight major museums in the U.S.

Kendrick’s presentation will be preceded by a short introduction of the South Carolina Rivers Project, “Web of Water,” featuring renowned South Carolina conservation photographers: jon holloway, Tom Blagden, Ben Keys and Clay Bolt. This unique project was initiated by holloway with Upstate Forever with the goal of using fine art photography to highlight the beauty, fragility and critical importance of the Saluda-Reedy watershed and Lake Greenwood. The project explores the state of the watershed from the headwaters of the Saluda and Reedy rivers to their culmination in Lake Greenwood.

A multimedia show of “Web of Water” will be displayed during a reception at sundance gallery, from 6-10 p.m. According to Holloway, an exhibit and fine arts book of the watershed images are planning for 2013 with all proceeds to benefit efforts of the Saluda-Reedy Watershed Consortium.

Renowned Washington D.C. photographer John Harrington will offer two workshops: “From Speedlight to Strobe Kit – Lighting Solutions for (most) Every Situation,” from 9-11 a.m. at the Arts Center; and “Negotiating with Clients and Best Business Practices for Photographers,” from 1-3 p.m. at the Arts Center. His workshops are made possible by the support of the ASMP Foundation and the South Carolina Chapter of ASMP.

Professional photographer, master fine art printer and gallery owner Hal Looney of Brevard, N.C., will offer a fine art printing presentation from 1-3 p.m. at sundance gallery. Topics will include: optimizing and preparing images to print; print protocols through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop; recommendations for papers, canvas and printers; and some how-to’s on canvas printing, laminating, and stretching. Participants will have the opportunity to print a 12-by-18 inch image of their choice utilizing an Epson Pro Printer. The workshop is sponsored by All Square and Epson.

Student exhibit
“Click646 is about sharing the world, creating concern for the environment through the use of photography, and engaging youth to make a difference,” says holloway. Photography students and faculty from across the state are encouraged to participate in Click646’s annual exhibit and competition. An awards ceremony for the exhibit will be held at 3 p.m. at the Arts Center and a reception will be from 6-10 p.m.

A new event for Click646, Oktoberfest will serve as a festive wrap up of the day’s activities. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Oregon Avenue, Oktoberfest will feature music, food, beer and more. The band Red Wanting Blue will be perform, German food will be sold by local restaurants including Polos, Pascals, R3 and Stumps, and Howard’s will sell German beer.

Dates and information:
Oct. 6: Click646 and Ocktoberfest celebration. Most events that are part of Click646 are free of charge but there is a charge for the workshops. Costs and information is available at 864-227-1188,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ONE LIFE International Photography Competition

What stories do your photos tell?

Click Here for information:

You have a chance at:
A $25,000 grant • Your Own Gallery Exhibition in NYC
A Feature in PDN Magazine • Exposure to a Global Audience • and more
You’re invited to share images that illuminate your perspective, your community, what you love, your travels - anything that reflects your world and experience. Select your best work, submit your photos and have a chance at over $75,000 in awards.

This project is presented by Artists Wanted and PDN Magazine. Since 2007, Artists Wanted has distributed over $1.5 million in grants and awards to creatives like you, while PDN has been a leading photography publication for over 30 years.

The next featured photographers will be selected at 5pm today. You could be one of them.
Submit your photos today for a chance to be featured across our network to tens of thousands of followers on Facebook, Tumblr, and our weekly Newsletter. Five photographers will be featured every weekday.

Filter Photo Juried Exhibition

Filter Photo and David Weinberg Photography are pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for their juried show “Light.” This will be Filter’s third annual juried photo exhibition, and it will be a featured part of the weeklong 2012 Filter Photo Festival. The exhibition will be held at David Weinberg Photography, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography located in Chicago’s River North gallery district, during Chicago Artists Month this October. The jurors will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places to their favorite selections.

Deadline for Submissions: August 31st

Apply at:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Workshop and Roundtable Portfolio Review

Workshop and Roundtable Portfolio Review with David Bram of Fraction Magazine and Jennifer Schwartz of the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery.

The workshop goes from August 24 to August 26 and the cost
is only $250

If a student who is enrolled in a four year program in a New Mexico college or university registers,
we will offer a 10% discount.

If you can post to twitter or facebook, it would be greatly appreciated.

The link to the site for more info is

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

wedding photographer needed

I am looking for someone who would be interested in photographing my outdoor wedding in Savannah on Friday, November 2, 2012. Both the wedding and reception are in the same location (private home on Whitefield Ave right on the water). I would need someone there an hour prior to the wedding (3pm) through about 9 or 10pm. Wedding will be about 65 people. This will be a very personal, fun, casual wedding and want someone who will be able to capture the spirit of the day! Pay is negotiable depending on experience. We do ask that we get a cd of all of the day's photos. I live in Nashville and will be in Savannah August 10-13 and would love to meet with anyone who is interested. The best way to reach me is at Thanks!

Beth Hamilton

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