June Meeting Notes…

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.
June 26

 

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 snapnashvillesubmissions@gmail.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:

yourname1_before
yourname1_post
yourname2_before
yourname2_post
yourname3_before
yourname3_post
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.

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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.