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.

Long Exposures

So You Want to do Long Exposure Photography

Night Exposures

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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Call for Submissions: SNAP December Show at Provence

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Theme: Photographs “inspired by art.”

Juror: The juror for this exhibit will be Wesley Paine, the director of the Parthenon, who has a wide knowledge of and interest in art throughout the ages, including contemporary (not just ancient Greek)

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)

· Artists Reception yet to be determined.

· Juror Wesley Payne will join us for January or February SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections. Continue reading

October Notes…

Next Meeting:

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home. For our upcoming October 25 meeting (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:
Belmont United Methodist Church
2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Emily says: They are giving us Room #25. Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance… look for the signage for directions to Room #25 (Thanks to Jo for the design and printing).

The Topic for the meeting will be: “Slow Shutter”

An important tool for creative photography is the use of the “slow shutter”. Extending exposure time results in a variety of visual effects and the ability to shoot in otherwise difficult situations. To help us explore this corner of our craft, we will be hearing from S.N.A.P. veterans, (and recognized Fine Art Photographers) Denny Adcock and Stanton Tubb. They will discuss technical concerns and techniques and show how they are resolved in their own work.
If you have any “slow shutter” work you would like to show / discuss, this is a good meeting to bring it along. Or, if you have any questions or ideas in this area, Denny and Stanton will be glad to respond during their presentation.

 

Dury’s New Location:

Dury’s will open October 24 at their new location, 1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217.

 

Provence Exhibit:

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Update from Emily about the next Provence exhibit…

Details are still being worked out to accommodate both the juror and Provence. But with time ticking by we wanted you all to know that it’s likely to be a very short time-frame mainly so we can take advantage of Christmas in the village. So! Start deciding now which 4 gorgeous shots you’d like to submit that respond to the theme, “photos inspired by art.”

Don’t over think this one! It could be a painterly shot or a shot reminiscent of a particular artistic style or period, or a shot composed in along the lines of classic principles, or…. maybe artists at work, or museum goers, or your version of abstract or geometric works. As we’ve been reminded, visual art shares so many perspectives, regardless of the medium. This exercise should make for good conversation too as we explore what each other is thinking as we make our selections and then see how a museum director views it all. Plus , during holidays, what we produce may find not just an appreciative audience but some people who might actually purchase things!
Hopefully we’ll get this all squared away soon. Look for official call by next week. But start thinking now, because we won’t have a lot of time to pull it off.

 

Local Exhibits:

Not much to announce by way of photography exhibits or events this month. The “Tranquility” exhibit continues at Chromatics until January 12. If you have not seen the show, check it out as it includes a number of S.N.A.P. member’s work.

The Tinney Contemporary continues it’s exhibition of David Yarrow’s Wild Encounters through October 29.

“His unusual angles are the result of hours of research and elaborate planning, as well as countless trials and errors in the field. For Yarrow, photography is about active nature rather than passive observation, often creating a feeling of being sometimes unsettlingly close to the animal. African elephants tower, lions stare into the camera, tigers look up from the water, and rhinoceroses charge straight at the camera.”

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Call for Entries:

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Southern Landscapes
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance Date: December 15, 2016

Exhibition:
Brickworks Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
March 1 – 31, 2017
Artist’s Reception: March 11, 2017
Theme: Landscapes can refer to design, ecology, and culture. Southern landscapes depict the physical elements of the American South (hills, water, architecture, light …) as well as the cultural aspects.

More info: SouthxSoutheast Photo Exhibitions

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Black & White magazine
Looking Back Looking Forward 2017

Vintage/Smartphone/Alternative Printing & Processes/Pinhole/Plastic Camera

Deadline for postmark: October 31, 2016 Enter your best images into our latest contest.

Click for more info.

 

Provence Show Info…

Thanks to all who submitted such a terrific group of photos for our next show at Provence. Notifications to the artists whose work was selected were sent out earlier this week.  Our esteemed juror, Zack Hall has selected a nicely intriguing lineup – and will be available to critique the photos in person at Provence later next month.

Here are the dates everyone needs to know, plus request for help.

Title Block Info due, Sunday, July 31st (please enter your information, one piece per line) for title blocks at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JEh52fqoWun-tjwXXFG5w6aFZ1FGLwaPWE8S4QPY5TU/edit?usp=sharing

Swap of photos, Monday August 1st 1-6.- Wesley will be on hand
Artist Reception,  Tuesday, August 9th 5-7
Juror critique at Provence,  Tuesday August 23rd, 5:30-7:00

Help needed:(email emily.passino@gmail.com or sign up at our next meeting at Dury’s)
People to help with the swap.
People to bring wine (2 boxes were plenty last time) and plastic cups and name tags
Flyer to promote show through social media and hard copies for Belcourt lobby

Thanks!

Emily Passino & Wesley Duffee-Braun

SNAP Notes…

First things first, guys…

DEADLINE: July 9 (Saturday) If you work better under pressure, now is the time to get your 4 Cinema-related photographs submitted for our next exhibition at Provence.

Naming of files: Please name each file using the following method:

first initial + lastname _ cinema+ entrynumber.jpg
Example: Emily Passino’s first entry would be named: epassino_cinema1.jpg

Please submit all works as JPG files, with a minimum of 1024 pixels on the long side.

Email all entries to snapnashvillesubmissions@gmail.com. Soon after submitting, you will receive an email confirmation.

 

We are making efforts to coordinate this show with the re-opening of the Belcourt Theater. Our juror is Zack Hall, Programming and Education Associate for the Belcourt, who will also critique the show for our August meeting.  http://zackhalledits.tumblr.com/.

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SALES: And speaking of Provence, congratulations to Monte Arnold, who has sold a photograph from the current Patterns exhibition. Also on the celebration list are Mike Gannon and Renee Lowery with sales from our recent show at Gordon JCC. Renee sold not one but both of the photographs she had hanging in the show. Way to go guys!

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Aerial Innovations

NEXT MEETING: For our July meeting, we will return to Dury’s on Tuesday, the 26th at 6:30. The program will be presented by founding SNAP member Wendy Whittmore. As owner of Aerial Innovations, an aerial photography company, Wendy has expertise in an area of great interest but little knowledge for most of us. She will discuss “Drone Photography”, a rapidly developing field for commercial and creative work.

 

Durys: Which brings me to this … many have heard the rumors:

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EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES: It’s summertime and that means County/State Fairs. Here is a run-down so pay attention: application deadlines are close at hand.

 

Williamson County:

Chair: Ronnie Leftwich, photography@williamsoncountyfair.org
Judge: Jerry Atnip
Entry: July 1 – July 22

Competition is open to all residents of Williamson County and adjoining counties. Each photo must be submitted with a completed ENTRY FORM found in the Williamson County Fair Catalogue or on-line at www.williamsoncountyfair.org

http://www.williamsoncountyfair.org/p/competitive-events/255

 

Wilson County:

Chair: Jana Pastors – 615-818-4646
Email:  janacpastors@gmail.com

Judges:  Durwood Edwards – Black & White Specialist
Brent Wright – Landscape
Dana Barrett – Portraits/People

** Competition open only to Wilson County residents. **

Register online or all entries must be entered between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, in the East-West Building (Bldg. D.)  All entries must be presented in person on Saturday, August 13.

https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/creative-arts/photography-contest

 

Tennessee State Fair:

Chairman: Linda Odenbaugh
Cell: 615-429-4720   Email: tsfphotography@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Richard Malone
Cell: 615-973-8973

http://tnstatefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-Catalog-CA.photo_.DO_.05.19.2016.pdf

 

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/0/sec_id/200197

Benjamin Walls…exhibit at the TN State Museum

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: An exhibition of fine art nature photography by Tennessee native Benjamin Walls opened at the Tennessee State Museum on July 1. Entitled Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art  Photography of Benjamin Walls, the exhibit will feature more than 50 nature images taken by Walls from Appalachia to Africa.

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/0/sec_id/200197

http://nashvillearts.com/2016/06/appalachian-eyes-fine-art-photography-benjamin-walls/

http://benjaminwalls.com/about/

 

FINALY: For our July meeting, if you have any aerial, and especially drone photographs, please bring them for display and discussion. Also, If you have a recent photographic “accomplishment” like an award, publication or event, please let me know so I can announce your success at our meeting and David can immortalize you in electronic digits on our web site.

 

SNAP Notes…

June is becoming a great month for SNAP! It began with hanging our 5th Annual Juried Exhibition at Gordon Jewish Community Center along with the revival of our “Push-Pin” show in the small gallery. Many thanks to Paul Polycarpou for judging the submissions, to Carrie Mills for curating and to Kay Ramming and Denny Adcock for organizing the Push-Pin show. Many thanks also go to David Morel for his yoeman efforts with graphics and promotion, and to Emily Passino  and Wesley Duffee-Brown for their organizational work and co-ordination of the submission process. Continue reading