SNAP Notes…

Hi, SNAPpers! I hope everyone is taking advantage of the spring-like weather to get out and shoot. At our last meeting Byron Jorjorian spoke on his approach to photographing nature in all its forms. Thanks, Byron for a great presentation.

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Our March meeting should be a real treat…a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the Irving Penn exhibit. Unfortunately our member docent, Susan Striepe, is in the process of completing her thesis and is not working with the Frist center this semester. That means I will be scheduling the tour and handling the finances (Oh, boy!). Continue reading

Call for SNAP Submissions – Spring 2017|Theme “Night”

Here are the long-awaited details for our next Provence SNAP Photography Show:

Theme: NIGHT. Again, let your imagination roll!

Juror:  The juror for this exhibit is Heather Lose, a creative director and fine art photographer who helped co-found the Nashville Community Darkroom and, more recently, WXNA 101.5 FM. She loves the nightlife; she’s got to boogie. See www.HeatherLose.com. Continue reading

February SNAP Notes…

Next Meeting:

Winter, at least what passes for it around here, proceeds. Personally, I shot as much, or more, during this time of year than in the summer. For a transplanted Yankee, southern summers are like northern winters: a time to stay in climate controlled environs. Since now and during the upcoming Spring is a good time for nature photography, our speaker this month is Byron Jorjorian.

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http://www.byronjorjorian.com/

“Fine art photographer, Byron Jorjorian has been capturing the natural world on film for over 30 years. He is considered by many to be one of the nation’s premier fine art nature photographers. With over 400,000 images in his files, his photographs have appeared on nationally published greeting cards, calendars, magazines, posters, murals, fine art prints, brochures, and advertising. Byron has had over 12,000 images published and more than 22,000 prints installed comprising more than 1,200 projects in various markets worldwide.”

Byron will be discussing his approach to photographing at our February meeting, Tuesday, 28th, at Dury’s, 6:30 pm. We all owe a big thank you to Dury’s and their staff for providing this facility for our meeting.

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S.N.A.P. Notes – January, 2017

The holidays are over, and now that we have had a chance to catch our collective breaths, we can get back to photography. Hope the holiday season was a joyful one for you and yours.

After a several month hiatus our January meeting will return to Dury’s, but this time at the new location at 1027 Murfreesboro Pike. We all owe a big thank you to Dury’s and it’s staff for providing this facility for our meeting. Likewise, another big thank you should go to Belmont United Methodist Church for sheltering our wondering tribe during the Dury’s move.

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1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
800-824-2379 • 615-255-3456
M-F 9:00 – 5:30 • Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

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Thanks also to S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow for his November presentation, “Photography Along Our Greenways”.

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Our Provence exhibit : “Inspired by Art” is under way. If you haven’t had a chance, drop in for a look. Our Juror is Wesley Paine, Director of the Parthenon, who will join our January SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections.

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I personally find the philosophy and taste of a juror to be enlightening about the show they curate, but also in reference to exhibits in general. Whether you have a piece in the Provence show or not, this should be a very useful presentation.

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I am pleased to announce upcoming exhibits by two S.N.A.P. members, Susan Rauch (through March) and Bill Lund (through January):

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On exhibit, “A Quiet Celebration of Rural Nolensville.” The images in this series were originally exhibited during “Slow Exposures” in Georgia last September. I am bringing the images ‘home’ to Nolensville and invite you to the Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 at the Nolensville Historic School – 7248 Nolensville Rd.

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If you know of any ‘calls for entry’ or other exhibition opportunities, please let me know and I will pass them along in this publication. This month we have a posting from Aperture magazine. Please see the web site for details:

http://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/

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Finally, I received this notice and am passing it along. I’m uncertain about whether the organization is non-profit, but my impression is of a commercial entity. As such, neither I nor S.N.A.P. endorse or recommend it. If anyone is concerned about the publication of information such as this, let me know. We can ask the club to develop a policy.

Hi Tom,

I love what SNAP is doing and wanted to pass along Avvay.com. It’s like Airbnb for creative spaces and based here in Nashville. We help people find photo locations, studios, workshops, and event spaces. Whether it’s a mansion, an empty warehouse, an old VW van, or a state-of-the-art studio – It can easily be booked. I hope you’ll check it out!

Thank you,

Jon Howard
Co-Founder
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jon@avvay.com

S.N.A.P. Notes – November 2016

November’s Meeting:

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Our November meeting will welcome S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow. His topic, “Photography Along Our Greenways” is a ‘quick start’ guide for nature photographers, encouraging them to explore other greenways beyond their local parks. Richard prepares a calendar for a non-profit branch of the Nashville Parks Dept. called “Greenways for Nashville”. In the process, he photographs year round in the greenways and his presentation covers his favorite spots (and favorite parks) as starting points for photographers.

 

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We will meet at our usual 6:30 time next Tuesday, November 22 at Belmont United Methodist Church: 2007 Acklen Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, (615) 383-0832

 

Provence Exhibit:

The submissions are in for our next Provence exhibit : “Inspired by Art”. Our Juror is Wesley Paine, Director of the Parthenon. She will join us for the January or February SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections.

Key Dates:

Deadline for submission: Saturday, November 12th.

Notification of selections: Sunday, November 20th.

The show will be hung Monday, December 5th (from 3:00-6:00)

The accepted images should not be larger than 16 x 20 framed out, or smaller than 8 x 10 framed out.  Black frames with white matting.  Remember, Provence only supplies nails at this point, so have wire across the back. You will receive a link to supply information about your print (name of photograph, etc.) for the title cards.

 

Jane Vickers Exhbit:

SNAP member Jane Vickers is exhibiting her photography montages, November 9 through January 4 (Note corrected dates). The reception is December 1st, 5:00 – 8:00 at Pryor Art Gallery.

 

Holiday Portrait Fundraiser for NCD: 

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It’s that time of year again! Time for way-too-early Christmas decorations, fights about coffee cups and manger scenes, and the dreaded/highly anticipated onslaught of holiday music on radio stations across the land!

To ring in the season, the Nashville Community Darkroom is offering a great deal on holiday portraits — $65 gets you a 30-minute session and 5 digital images for you to do whatever you want with! Make them into holiday cards! Post them on facebook! Send them out in your family’s annual newsletter! Wait, do people still do that?

When: Sun, November 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST

Where: NCD – 1143 GALLATIN AVENUE, NASHVILLE TN 37206

As a huge bonus, every single dollar goes to support your 501(c)(3) nonprofit Nashville Community Darkroom. This is our big annual fundraiser, so come on out, get some portraits and help us ring in 2016!

 

Calls for Submissions:

Have a little extra time and/or looking for another exhibition opportunity? Check  these out:

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https://www.puppylovephotoshow.com/

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

PUPPY LOVE JURIED EXHIBITION 2017

ALL proceeds go to dog rescue!

WHY: Puppy Love’s good intent is for both dogs and photographers – to help support rescue organizations who do the heavy lifting with our cold hard cash and publicity, and to provide a great venue for photographers to showcase their work. Join us in helping this happen!

WHO: JUROR AMY MILLER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY

 

WHERE: HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery, 887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4 Atlanta, GA 30318

WHEN: Entry Deadline is midnight on November 30th.

Exhibition will be held February 1-28, 2017 at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta.

Opening Reception, Awards Presentation, and Juror’s Talk will be held Saturday, February 4th at Hathaway Contemporary, Atlanta.

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Portfolio Contest 2017

Deadline for postmark: December 31, 2016

Enter a collection of your best images into our latest portfolio contest.
We are happy to help. If you have any questions, please email us at bnwmagpicks@aol.com or call us at 805-270-3312

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November SNAP Notes…

What a lovely, if dry, Fall this has been! Perfect weather for photography…hope everyone has been able to take advantage and shot some more great art! Speaking of ‘Art’, Emily, Wesley and David have been busy organizing our next Provence exhibit (yes, it’s that time already). Click here for the essential information you need, but hurry, time is short.

Long Exposures:

If you missed last month’s SNAP meeting, you missed an excellent presentation about “slow shutter”, aka “long exposure” photography. Denny Adcock and and Stanton Tubb discussed techniques and showed some of their outstanding work. Thanks guys for a great discussion. For those encouraged to try (or continue) with this form of photography, I am also posting two articles and a guide as separate PDF files.

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Jane Vickers – Exhibit:

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SNAP member Jane Vickers is exhibiting her photography montages, November 9 through January 4  at Pryor Art Gallery. The exhibit is titled: “Echo of Dreams”.

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