Just a heads-up for anybody interested in participating in the current Flickr Challenge — I’ll be choosing the images for display this coming Tuesday evening. So that’s about 2 days to get your best analog shots in the pool and tagged with “ee-analog”. Once again, my favorite photo will get to choose the next topic.
We recently started a discussion around the question “Why is Street Photography Dominated by Black and White?” and we had some great comments from the readers. Shortly thereafter, I got an email from the folks at TeNeues with regard to the “Elliot Erwitt Photo Caption Contest” I had talked about. They said that they would be interviewing Elliott the next day and wanted to know if I had any questions for him.
Well… I thought that it would be cool to have a master of street photography weigh in on the conversation. So I sent the “Why is street photography dominated by black and white?” question along with “Do you ever get anxious taking pictures of people in public?” Both questions were answered in their short interview — very cool! Here’s a link to the video that they posted on FaceBook.
Hop over there and check it out — they have a pretty good set of questions, and Elliott answers them in his usual humorous manner.
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[tweetmeme]This is great on so many levels. Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler recently started a project investigating South African bicycle culture and the lack of cyclist commuters out there on our roads. They want to raise the funds to turn this project into a self-published full-color hard-cover photographic book, and I’m hoping that we can help them out.
These two guys are seeking to raise $15,000 for traveling, shooting, writing and preparing all the collected content. At the end of all this, the goal is to publish a book of their work. They’re set up at Kickstarter.com to accept donation pledges, and you can see their progress in reaching their goal.
Pledges can be as little as $1, but a $50 pledge will double as a pre-order for the book. Higher amounts will get you things like signed prints and special signed editions of the book. The donations will only go through if the goal is reached by June 17, so you won’t be donating to a lost cause.
If you’re into good photo books and you want to help out some fellow photographers with their project, see the links below.
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Another big thanks goes out to all of you participants — I was so glad to see everybody posting photos and commenting about Jill’s products. If you haven’t seen the contest entries yet, go check out the comment section on the previous post.
I always have a hard time picking out winners for photo contests, but this one was considerably more difficult. All those cute babies and kids… so many deserving of a prize. But I could only choose one, and I chose this elegant little doll:
Congrats to Sharon for this great photo! Downright adorable.
And for the second prize, the raffle goes to Jane for leaving comment #39:
The cocoon & hat combo would be my choice of photography props. I’m just getting started as a baby photographer & would USE it & LOVE it!
So there it is — the winners have been sent off to Jill and she’ll take care of them from here.
But wait… there’s more!
Jill was so thrilled about the response for the contest, she’s offering up a 10% discount just for the readers of Epic Edits. How cool is that? All you have to do is email Jill (via her Etsy shop or womenwhodoitall[at]gmail[dot]com) about the item(s) you want and mention Epic Edits sent you. Awesome — thanks Jill!
[tweetmeme]I was recently informed that one of our sponsors started up a photography blog of their very own! It looks like they have a few posts over the last few months, but I believe that they “officially” launched just a few days ago.
They appear to be off to a good start with some educational articles scattered among their “Photo of the Day” series (great photo submissions from the readers). Aside from the photo posts, they have article categories such as Photographer Zoom, Photography How-To’s, Small Business Toolkit, and Designing with Wix.
I’m also happy to see that Epic Edits is listed in their “Blogs We Love” section on the sidebar. And we’re in good company by the looks of the other characters in that list. So get over there and check out the new Wix Photography Blog.
After several years of posting images exclusively from the “core” photographers of the Fine Art Photoblog, we’ve decided to open things up for guest posts. We get frequent inquiries about joining the blog, so this is a compromise between that and being completely closed off.
If you’d like to see your work featured at the Fine Art Photoblog, visit the “Contribute” page and fill out the form as much as you can. Your form entries will be sent to us via email and we then decide which submissions are appropriate for the blog — not everything sent in will be posted. If you want a feel for the level of quality we’re looking for, visit the archives:
We’re not too picky about subjects or specific content of the image, but we’re more concerned about the quality level and artistic value of it. Is it something that other people might hang on their wall?
And one last thing — it is encouraged that you provide a means for viewers to purchase prints of that particular image (via POD or self printing). One goal of publishing to the Fine Art Photoblog is to sell some prints! (And we don’t even take a cut). So if you’re interested in having your photos posted alongside some other fantastic photographers, check out the links: