SNAP invites each of you who are currently active members to submit entries for our annual Hotel Preston show, to be held August – December 2019. This venue encourages artistic creativity within the bounds of “family friendly” photography. The theme described more fully below will be “Sense of Connections,” building on the 2018 show, “Sense of Place,” but from a broader perspective. Be sure and read the description carefully to see what the juror and the hotel are looking for with this show. Continue reading
Great meeting coming up in a couple of weeks: May 28, 6:30-8:00, AMANDA MCCADAMS -Prospering as a Photographer through Social Media.
see https://amandamccadams.com/travel/. Her topic, will be richly grounded and informative for all. Plus she’s another fun speaker!
|May 28||6:30-8:00-ish, Meeting: Amanda McCadams – Prospering as a Photographer through Social Media|
And thanks for everyone’s input re our book we’re reading this summer. There were 4 top contenders, which our esteemed Discussion Leader Emily Naff reviewed – all looked worthwhile, and may be contenders for next summer, but here’s what we’re reading now (before August 20th meeting – yes, that’s a 3rd Tuesday, but need to schedule around Emily’s teaching schedule): Continue reading
July Meeting and Key Upcoming Happenings
Lively juror critique by two well respected photojournalists, Larry McCormack and Lacey Atkins regarding the Hotel Preston show “Sense of Place”. In addition to getting a glimpse into the duo’s thought process regarding their selections, we laughed together at the end when they observed, “You all need help – you see a fog, and you can’t help yourselves…no matter time of day, hazards, you’ve got to grab your camera….”
In other news, Jen Vogus shared her 59 second video promoting her work in Williamson County teaching photography to students with disabilities transitioning from high school to adulthood. Look for an announcement mid-month – First Tennessee Bank Foundation is giving sizeable grants to organizations with the most “popular” videos, to be released publicly mid-month. Continue reading
Call for SNAP Submissions – 2018|Annual JCC Show
SNAP would like to invite each of you to submit entries for our annual JCC show, to be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center (http://www.nashvillejcc.org/) on Percy Warner Blvd during the month of September. See more about eligibility below. This has traditionally been the major exhibition for SNAP each year, so we want to encourage everyone to participate.
Theme: There is no “theme” for this show, but the JCC can reject photos with images of full frontal nudity, violent subject matter, and religious symbolism. They are looking for “family friendly” images. Past shows have highlighted a broad variety of subjects and styles. For this show, the juror will be looking for photography that might be called “straight photography,” shot more from the heart than from the head. Continue reading
June 2018 Key Happenings
Great month for getting out and seeing fellow SNAP members in various shows, highlighted below the SNAP dates shown here. Look forward to seeing everyone!
|June 22||Deadline for Lexus Dealership show: Motion/Movement – remember you may submit five (5) images. Photos will be on display through December. For more info, see below.|
|June 23||See below – ideal deadline for sending us your before/after photos for the June meeting.|
|6:30 – 8:00 | Regularly scheduled meeting
Topic: “Before/After” photos. Everyone is encouraged to share 1-3 photos (at least one photo!), showing the photo(s) before any editing/processing, and after. You may send these in digitally to email@example.com, or bring prints or your own thumb drive. Your choice whether to bring before/after images you’re pleased with, or something you’re not entirely satisfied with (or a mix). Either way, we hope to learn from each other – tips, tricks, philosophies.
In setting things up to receive everyone’s digital files with before/after images for our June meeting, I realized that it would be helpful to have a naming convention so that the photos can be more easily displayed from DropBox during the meeting. When you submit your files, please name them as follows:
This will put them nicely in the before/after sequence. It would still be helpful to have your files submitted before the meeting.
Place: Stefan Engstrom’s Office. Education Networks of America: 618 Grassmere Park #12, Nashville, TN 37211 (https://goo.gl/maps/EAjfKo6HU312). This is an agreeably more centrally located spot, and we thank Stefan for making this possible.
|Early July||Look for Call for Entries for the JCC September show. Theme as always will be “open.” Juror will be Tamara Reynolds (https://tamarareynoldsphotography.com).|
|July 12th||6:00- 8:00 |Preston Hotel artist reception and Grand Opening of Preston’s new art gallery.|
|July 24||July SNAP meeting, potentially a juror critique from the Preston or the Lexus show. Thanks to Lee Ramsey, we will begin meeting at the community room at the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association on Sidco drive, another agreeably more central location.|
Read below for updates on our two exhibits now in process, as well as one planned for September. See what we have planned for our monthly meetings (as well as where!). Read about photography with SNAP and other artists around town, and other opportunities to submit entries. And don’t forget there are three ways to stay up to date with us: through email notices, our Facebook group, and our https://snapnashville.org website. See these details at the end of this month’s SNAP NOTES.
Meeting Summary and Updates
April: Sadly, our Frist Outing in late April had to be cancelled, but several were able to make it to the photography panel the next day, on Photography and Activism, with Keith Calhjoun, Chandra McCormick and Dr. Makeda Best moderated by Dr. Susan Edwards. See other photography happenings around town at the end of these notes.
May: Our joint meeting on May 1st sponsored by the Brentwood Photography Group and Dury’s featuring Sam Abel, a Cannon Explorer of Light, was pure inspiration. Thanks to Sue Henry, BPG president and S.N.A.P. member for organizing and inviting us. Perhaps his main message was “Compose and wait.”
June: We will reconvene on our regularly scheduled June 26 meeting to share “Before/After” photos. Everyone is encouraged to share 1-3 photos (at least one photo!), showing the photo(s) before any editing/processing, and after. You may send these in digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring prints. Your choice whether to bring before/after images you’re pleased with, or something you’re not entirely satisfied with (or a mix). Either way, we hope to learn from each other – tips, tricks, philosophies.
Time: Tuesday June 26, 6:30 – 8:00
Place: Stefan Engstrom’s Office. Education Networks of America: 618 Grassmere Park #12, Nashville, TN 37211 (https://goo.gl/maps/EAjfKo6HU312). This is an agreeably more centrally located spot, and we thank Stefan for making this possible. Continue reading
Update: submission deadline has been extended until Sunday at midnight.
Call for SNAP Submissions – Summer 2018 |Theme “SENSE OF PLACE”
As a SNAP member, you are invited and encouraged to submit photos for our next SNAP Photography Show. See more about eligibility below. This next show will be on display at the newly renovated Hotel Preston on Briley Parkway from July through September. Their gallery space on the lower level will have room to accommodate ~40 photos. A more exact number will be determined as the hotel finalizes plans for use of this space.