Saturday, February 28, 2015

Post MFA-Photography Fellow

Post-MFA Photography Fellow

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for an instructor and research position under the title of Post-MFA Photography Fellow. Responsibilities include teaching two studio courses within the photography area in both the fall and spring semesters, participation in formal graduate level photography critiques, and active pursuit of creative work. This one-year appointment carries modest compensation and research support, a private studio and office, and access to full photography lab facilities (B&W and color chemistry and digital hardware and software) for research.

Candidates are required to have an MFA in studio art within the last five years, preferably with a broad spectrum of photographic experience including traditional darkroom, digital and video techniques. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to their creative work. Research conducted during the position will be presented through a solo exhibition and lecture in the School of Art early in the spring semester.

The University of Georgia is a research institution of the state university system with over 34,000 students. The Lamar Dodd School of Art has 55 full-time faculty members in Studio Art, Design, Art Education and Art History administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1000 majors. The photography area has a comprehensive fine arts program of study including photographic processes and technology, history, criticism, and contemporary practices, serving over 50 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate students.

This position will begin August 2015 and conclude in May 2016. The final application deadline for full consideration is March 16, 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that summarizes his/her qualifications and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi; 20 images of creative work and 20 images of student work; names, phone numbers/e-mails, and addresses of three individuals qualified to speak to his/her qualifications online at: Applicants may upload images, video, music or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1220 px @ 72 dpi. The SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For technical assistance, access the help desk at

The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Capture One Certification at SCAD Savannah

Capture One Certification at SCAD Savannah

On February 20, 2015 the photography department of the Savannah College of Art and Design hosted an eight-hour workshop organized by Capture Integration Inc. of Atlanta, GA, for thirty students who all became certified as Capture One Assistants.

The workshop featured SCAD photo alumni Josh Booth, who was trained in Finland on this software by the company and Steve Hendrix from Capture Integration, lecturing on the specifications of Capture One 8.0, cutting edge technology for digital capture of professional digital photographic images. Students from Professor Tim Keating’s Control Light One and Control Light Three classes took the rigorous training. All the students passed the certification test at the end of eight hours and will receive the software and certification as an additional benefit.

Capture One is a Danish company that makes Phase One digital medium format capture backs used in the most demanding professional applications in commercial, scientific and fine art photography applications. Capture One can be used with most medium format capture backs and with professional quality DSLR cameras. The students gained a greater degree of control over their workflow and became more marketable with enhanced digital technician skill sets.

Thanks to everyone who made this exciting event a reality.

Tim Keating

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Quarter Class

Spring Quarter 2015- MW 2pm Bergen Hall 206
Take a course to learn about the following: juried shows, larger competitions, prizes/award nominations, exhibiting, commercial galleries/gallery representation, artist representation, the non-profit/community space, artist and residencies, grants for artists, copyright, self-publishing, the curator, museum work, framing/exhibition materials, biennials, art fairs, portfolio review events, conferences, organizations, the workshop community, the arts and academia.
Questions contact-

PHOT 403 Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography
Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to accepted practices in the marketing of fine art photography, this course takes a multifaceted approach to professional art business concerns. Course topics include how to approach galleries, portfolio-reviewing events, legal considerations, collectors, museum practices, portfolio preparation and self-promotion. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219. 

PHOT 745 Photographic Art Marketing Practices
This seminar provides self-motivated graduate students with insights into today’s multi-faceted markets for photography. The course focuses on understanding and navigating the business of being an artist. Classroom lectures foster a broader awareness of career options and professional prospects for photographers seeking to approach successfully the world of art. Individual research required allows students to explore an area in depth. Students share their research methodology and results with their fellow students, fostering growth of peer relationships. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 719.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Approaching Deadline Silver and Ink


The call for entry instructions for this year's Silver and Ink Exhibition can be found at the pages tab at the top of this page or at the link below.

Please follow the directions closely. Entries that do not follow the directions will not be considered. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A-Town Get Down Photo Opening Tonight

A-Town Get Down Photo Opening Tonight, Wednesday, February 18, 6-9
Liberty Street Gallery (128 W Liberty) 
Many of our photography majors are featured in the exhibition.

The Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation hosted a photography contest honoring Helen Levitt. "While all eyes were fixed on rising skyscrapers towering above, Helen's lens was with the people below; forever preserving the long-lost days before modern, urban America had to grow up. The A-Town Get Down Photo Contest celebrates Levitt's New York then, by calling for views of your Savannah today."

Monday, February 16, 2015

deFINE Art this week at SCAD MOA

Please note the deFINE Art events happening this week. There are many great events starting at 5pm on Tuesday, February 17th at the museum.

In addition, photography is a big part of the student showcase on Thursday at Alexander Hall, 5pm.

Landscape Photography elective

Domenichino: Landscape With Tobias Laying Hold of the Fish, c. 1615 (aka, The Birth of Catfish Noodling) 

Enjoy Landscape Photography?
Then consider this fine elective for Spring Quarter, MW 2:00:
PHOT 323 The Contemporary Landscape cross-listed with
PHOT 756 The Conceptual Landscape

Create a cohesive portfolio of original landscape images while studying the roots of the genre in painting, literature, poetry, music, film, and photography, along with its contemporary practice. Where do our ideas about landscape come from? What makes a landscape beautiful (or not)? How does landscape-as-art reflect (and influence) our changing ideas and attitudes about nature, culture, religion, aesthetics?

Professor Steve Mosch

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Don't Miss our Mentor this week Eduardo Angel

Be sure to check out our Mentor's newsletter at Eduardo Angel Digital Technology Resource

Don't miss Eduardo's lecture Thursday, February 12, 11am SCAD MOA Auditorium. Eduardo will discuss his adventurous career.

Eduardo recently completed his 4th video for check out his first three videos here
Cinematic Composition for Video Productions
Camera Movement for Video Productions
Lighting Design for Video Productions

Thai people and the guardian of wealth.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Eduardo Angel to Lecture Thursday, February 12

Thursday, February 12, 11am SCAD Museum of Art Auditorium
Eduardo Angel will discuss his interesting path to success.

"My pro­fes­sional jour­ney con­tin­ues to be every­thing but tra­di­tional. From being an archi­tect who enjoyed pho­tog­ra­phy, to becom­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher and film­maker who loves archi­tec­ture, my life is about embrac­ing the exhil­a­rat­ing unknowns of tomor­row and aban­don­ing yes­ter­day. In a world that changes faster than ever, it is not a good idea to have fixed plans, and often the road less trav­eled turns out to be the fastest way to get some­where exciting.

As much and as often as I pos­si­bly can, I play with new gear, try new apps, run tests, and share every part, step, result, and thought, along the way. Some­times things go well, and some­times not so much – but it’s always a learn­ing oppor­tu­nity worth shar­ing." Eduardo Angel

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC!!!!Young Explorers Grants
(YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects—and an age-range of applicants—that are generally not covered by other sources of funding.
Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.
Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team.
Where Should I Apply?
The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the fields of research funded.
The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website for more information on the types of projects funded.
The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world. Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs funded.

Grant Limits
Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum. National Geographic Society funds often serve as complementary support—thus the program encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other sources.
Grant Restrictions
National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.
Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, tuition, vacations, study abroad programs, volunteer activities, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results.
Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication and other media coverage of their findings.
Obtaining an Application Form
Applying for a Young Explorers Grant is a two-step process.
First, you must submit a pre-application form online. If your pre-application is approved, you will be sent an email with a link and a password giving you access to our full application online.
Before you submit a pre-application, there are a few things you should take into consideration:
  • The pre-application form can be completed in multiple sessions. You will be allowed to save your work and complete it at another time.
  • You will be asked to upload an electronic copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) while completing the form. Instructions will be provided.
  • Please make sure that your browser is configured to receive cookies.
  • This system works best on Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6.0 or higher.
  • If you have any questions about the online pre-application form, consult our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • If you don't find the answer to your question, Please email the question to the fund you are applying to:,, Please remember to include Young Explorers Grant in the subject line.
  • The Young Explorers Grants Program accepts pre-applications throughout the year. Please submit your pre-application at least eight months prior to your field dates, at least six months for the Expeditions Council. If your application is approved—a decision which takes about eight weeks—the relevant grant program will send you an email with a link to the full application online. The names of three academic or professional references and a curriculum vitae are to be included with the full application.

The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

With literally hundreds of the photo contests out there to choose from, how do you pick the right one to enter? And, how do you improve your chances of winning? Use this guide to learn the ins and outs of 25+ photo competitions worldwide, including insights on which are worth your while, and which to skip. We award each a grade, A-F, based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus provide feedback from past winners who help steer you in the right direction. Download the guide today!



Landscapes with Juror Chantel Paul

Entries Due: February 11, 2015

Black & White with Juror Roy L. Flukinger

Entries Due: March 18th, 2015

The Center for Fine Art Photography

Submissions for April Issue #8 Due Feb. 28th!!

Hand Magazine April Issue CFE Due Feb. 28th.

Submissions for April Issue #8 Due Feb. 28th!!

Finkelston_Adam_Historical Significance
Adam Finkelston, Historic Significance, Cyanotype and salted paper print.

Visit our website for more information or e-mail Adam at,

We always want to see the most innovative, unique, mind-blowing applications of printed and photographic processes! We love mixed media, sculptural, collage, performance, installations, and of course just good ol’ beautifully printed artworks. NO THEMES, all subject matter is applicable. We try to print a wide range of techniques, styles and subject matter in each issue. Abstract, poetic, landscape, narrative, still life, portraits, and just plain weird stuff welcome. Submission includes a copy of the magazine whether your work is selected or not. Subscribers can submit for no extra cost.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Photography Department Mentor Lecture

Thursday, February 12, 11am SCAD Museum of Art Auditorium
Eduardo Angel will discuss his interesting path to success.

"My pro­fes­sional jour­ney con­tin­ues to be every­thing but tra­di­tional. From being an archi­tect who enjoyed pho­tog­ra­phy, to becom­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher and film­maker who loves archi­tec­ture, my life is about embrac­ing the exhil­a­rat­ing unknowns of tomor­row and aban­don­ing yes­ter­day. In a world that changes faster than ever, it is not a good idea to have fixed plans, and often the road less trav­eled turns out to be the fastest way to get some­where exciting.

As much and as often as I pos­si­bly can, I play with new gear, try new apps, run tests, and share every part, step, result, and thought, along the way. Some­times things go well, and some­times not so much – but it’s always a learn­ing oppor­tu­nity worth shar­ing." Eduardo Angel

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Friday Opening

John Haverty, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
Non-fiction Gallery February 6-27th, 2015
1522 Bull Street, Savannah, GA

Opening reception
Friday, February 6th, 6-10pm 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Alumni News

Eliot Dudik, (M.F.A., photography, 2010) was recently featured in CNN online.

Last week Eliot generously spent time Skyping with Rebecca Nolan's Professional Practices and Art Marking class to discuss portfolio review events.

Eliot recently one the Photo NOLA Review Prize.
The award recipient is selected after a weekend of portfolio reviews with professionals in the field of photography. The professional reviewers rank the top portfolios at the end of the weekend. The winner is awarded a $1000 cash prize, consultation with Mary Virginia Swanson  and a solo exhibition the following year at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery.

From New Orleans Eliot traveled over 10,000 miles in an effort to complete the series Broken Land. 
While attending the Photo NOLA portfolio reviews Eliot met Molly Roberts who is a photographer, editor and curator, currently Chief Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine. That meeting led to Eliot posting to the Smithsonian Magazine Instagram feed for a week.

This fall Eliot was hired to start a new photography program and build a facility at William and Mary.
Eliot hosted an exhibition, Breaking Ground, featuring the works of 110 national and international artists. The exhibition was held to bring awareness of the new department to the greater William and Mary community. The exhibition was featured on LensScratch, The Southern Photographer blog and Indie Photo Book Library.

Image credit Jess Dugan

At the end of the exhibition and on Halloween, the images were burned. The ashes have been contained to eventually be exhibited in a place on honor in the new photography department. You can see the images from the exhibition and burning at Eliot's Instagram.

In December Eliot's work was exhibited at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

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