Photographer’s Forum

Well, I have some very good news. I think it’s very exciting anyway…

I’ve received a letter that I have made it to the finalist round of an international college photography contest, held by The Photographers Forum. I’m certainly *very* hopeful that I make it to the next round (I’ll be notified in February) but I’m still feeling pretty accomplished to have made it this far out of 13,960 photographs submitted.. At the very least I am getting my photograph published in a book and will have another line to add to my resume. Fingers crossed, everyone!

Update (3/2/11): Did not win, but I’m still pretty pleased to have been a finalist in an international contest. My image is up on their website here. Also, keep in mind the book, Best of College Photography 2011! It is available for pre-sale through the end of May and this is a one time printing deal…

Heirlooms: Grandpa's Pocketwatch

Always, always an educational experience

With the winter season comes a new batch of classes at the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. So far I have signed up for four classes. There continue to be so many things that interest me. It’s hard to limit myself to just those classes when there are many avenues left unexplored to me thus far. The Genesee Center offers classes in Photography, Printing & Book Arts and Pottery. I love paper. And making paper. I love the whole hands on experience and then printing and creating a book. It’s exhilarating to see the final product come into being, knowing that you had a hand in every single step of the process. Then there are the Photography classes… I may have just graduated with a Photography concentration but one is always able to learn more and grow. I want to learn more. Constantly. Especially when there are classes on process that I find so fascinating. Salt Printing… Palladium Printing.. I cannot wait to dive in and learn about these and spend time in the darkroom while I’m at it. I am only sorry that I was unable to take the Wet-plate Collodion course offered last spring. The Genesee Center is such an asset to the community and if you are in the area, I encourage you to stop in- maybe even sign up for a class!

Also, if anyone is in the area, why not take a trip out to Brockport? Currently, my very good friend Amanda Inman, has a fantastic show hanging there in the West Side Gallery from January 25th through February 11th. The Gallery, more specifically, is located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport, NY. It is on the second floor of the Tower Fine Arts Building. The Gallery Hours are Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm.