Friday, December 11, 2009

Public art exhibition showcases fine art side of commercial photographer Todd Powell

Public art exhibition showcases fine art side of commercial photographer Todd Powell.

It’s hard to believe something like a calendar could challenge a commercial photographer’s fine art side. But that’s exactly what happened to professional photographer Todd Powell.

Powell’s vivid images are featured in Greenwood Village’s 2010 calendar, which goes out to all city residents and businesses in the upcoming weeks, as part of the city’s annual report.

From Dec. 1-18, a special exhibition at the City of Greenwood Village Curtis Arts & Humanities Center will showcase Powell’s favorite fine art images from this project. He will be at the gallery for an artist reception from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 10.

During the six months he explored and photographed Greenwood Village’s urban landscape, he amassed more than 70 artistic images for the city’s staff to choose from.

City of Greenwood Village Curtis Arts & Humanities Center
Located at: 2349 E. Orchard Road
Littleton, CO
(303) 797-1779

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Calls for Entry: Center for Fine Art Photography

Calls for entry for the Portfolio Showcase are due on December 29, 2009.

Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their
twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition. The show will be featured on the Center’s web site on March 1, 2010 and will remain online for the next two years.

Theme: Open - There is no theme for this exhibition.
The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.

The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in this exhibition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome. The exhibition is open world wide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

Sculpting with Light: The Workshop - DVD

Allison Earnest, Colorado-based commercial and portrait photographer, has inspired many photographers to kick up their skills with her 2008 book Sculpting with Light: Lighting Techniques for Portrait Photographers. Now she's presenting her lighting and capture tips on the just-released DVD, Sculpting with Light: The Workshop. Presented by ASMP, this live, 60-minute photo shoot with models, captures Allison tackling some of her favorite back-to-basic technical and practical tips, such as learning the basics to light your subjects, how to meter the scene, and ways to sculpt portraits with light.

To increase your competitive edge, pick up your copy of Sculpting with Light: The Workshop, and watch it several times. Allison's energetic, motivational approach is an indispensable key to creating beautifully exposed and posed photographs. Video can be purchased on line at Alison's web site.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ASMP & Dick Durrance II at Roxborough

ASMP Colorado hosted a great little talk & walk in early this week with Aspen photographic legend Dick Durrance II at Roxborough State Park.

Dick started his presentation with a slideshow/lecture about the finer points of landscape shooting, demonstrated by his beautiful golf course pictures, his passion (and current gig.)

All those exotic locales in Florida and the Carribbean made us warm, so we ventured outside to take in the park's red rocks with a dusting of cold powder.

At a view point we resumed our conversation about creativity, landscape and other disciplines of photography, and who could or couldn't feel their toes.

Finally, that evening at the Press Club, Dick presented his Creating Opportunities: Seeing What Is, Imagining What Can Be lecture. What a joy to see a cross-section of Dick's incredible breadth of photographic talent including Olympic skiing, National Geographic trips through Europe, combat in Vietnam, big ad campaigns and, yes, golf courses.