Posts Tagged ‘details’

Quote of the Day

January 2, 2010

You see fleeting perfection of form merging with a significant substance, and you make a clicking noise only a hair’s breadth away. You have then judged something, reported something, ostensibly truthfully… And when you made a clicking noise you said something eloquently if you are skilled.

Burk Uzzle

(1938 –    )

American Photographer

Burk is the guy who took a bunch of Woodstock pics.

From Boing Boing:

“Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.”


And here’s the story behind one well-known Woodstock photo:



Pix Digital Imaging Contest – Call for Entries

August 14, 2009

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PDN, Photo District News, has issued a call for entries into this year’s Pix Digital Imaging contest.

Professional and emerging professional photographers and photography students may submit images for consideration.

To qualify, photographs must have been taken between August 1, 2008 and August 28, 2009.

Deadline: August 21, 2009

Note: There is also a provision for those needing an extended deadline.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme. Winners will be published in the November 2009 issue of PDN.


Go to the following link for full details:



Check out some of the entries here:


Show Us Your America Contest

August 9, 2009

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This Fall, Aaron Brothers is celebrating the beauty of American

life, so grab your paint brush or your camera and show them

your America.


Please note — you must live in one of the following states

to participate: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia,

Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas or Washington  


Deadline: September 15, 2009 at 11:59PM CST 


View the following link for full details:


FineArtViews – July Winners

August 6, 2009

Fine Art Views Painting Competition





The FineArtViews Painting Competition Winners for July 2009 have

been posted:




three new awards have been added:  Outstanding Watercolor,

Outstanding Pastel, and Outstanding Acrylic, as well as an

entirely new recognition category called the FAV15. 


Click on the following link for full details:


PLANET Photo Contest – Call for Entries

July 28, 2009

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PLANET is the first and leading contemporary global culture magazine blending the latest in art, music and fashion with coverage of distant cultures, unique travel experiences, and environmental awareness. Since their launch in 2001, PLANET has become known for its outstanding photography, shot by many of today’s top photographic talents.


PLANET has issued a Call for Entries for this year’s Global Travel Photo Contest, a contest with the ultimate Grand Prize of a round-the-world ticket.


Deadline: August 31, 2009, midnight, Greenwich Mean Time. 



Click on the following link for full contest details:


Call for Entries: WPGA Photography Contest 2009

July 27, 2009

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The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA) 2009 annual

contest is open to all photographers, whether amateur or

professional, and will be juried by internationally recognized

leaders in the field of photography.


Deadline: September 27th, 2009


Click on the link for full contest details:


Quote of the Day

May 31, 2009





At the root of creativity is an

impulse to understand, to make

sense of random and often

unrelated details. For me,

photography provides an

intersection of time, space,

light, and emotional stance.



One needs to be still enough, observant enough, and aware

enough to recognize the life of the materials, to be able to

hear through the eyes.


Paul Caponigro

(1932-    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

May 11, 2009




Our eye must constantly measure, evaluate. We alter our perspective by a slight bending of the knees; we convey the chance meeting of lines by a simple shifting of our heads a thousandth of an inch…. We compose almost at the same time we press the shutter, and in placing the camera closer or farther from the subject, we shape the details – taming or being tamed by them. 


Henri Cartier-Bresson


French Photographer