Archive for the 'Photo Contests' Category

I’m judging; Got any Mystical or Moody Photos?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Picture: Interior of a antique First-Class passenger railroad car, Railtown State Historic Park, Jamestown, California* Business and life has me a bit backlogged on a few announcements I’ve been meaning to make. First off, I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been asked to judge a photo competition for Chasing the Light. The theme for this […]

Bad, Flickr. Bad!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Picture: Fall colors in the White Mountains, New Hampshire

Warning: Gov’t Rights Grab – NPS Photo Contest

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Picture: Rain storm clouds at sunrise over the still waters of Emerald Bay State Park, a National Natural Landmark in the South Lake Tahoe region, California Ack!! I can’t believe it’s been nearly four weeks since my last post, but I’ve been very busy with a couple assignments and trying to get my book out […]

The Edge of Light (A Photo Contest)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Picture: Annual lighting of the original fresnel lens at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County coast, California This week I’m delighted to announce I’m the special guest judge for friend and fellow photographer Guy Tal, who’s been running a series of weekly photo contests on his web site. I was allowed to choose the theme, […]

Photo Contest = Sour Grapes

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Subtitle: How to do a Photo Contest wrong. Picture: Fall colors on grape vine leaves in autumn, vineyard in Alexander Valley, near Asti, Sonoma County Wine Growing Region, California Twice in this last week I saw a request related to a Photo Contest for the Verde Valley Wine Trail in Arizona. The reason it caught […]

The Great Outdoors in PDN

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Picture: Sandstone Reflection at The Wave, Coyote Buttes, Paria – Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona The current issue of Photo District News (Aug. ’09) has been sitting on my office desk for the last week, unopened and unread. That is until today, when I got an email from a different magazine editor congratulating me on having […]

That’s not your photo… anymore.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Another *Really* Horrible Rights Grabbing Contest – Costco Beware of the 2009 Costco Photo Contest; it’s especially bad considering how they treat you and your entry. Do they assert that they can do what they want with the winning images? No. Do they assert they can do whatever they want with any of your entries? […]

Beware another rights-grabbing photo contest

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Photographers Beware; There’s another really bad photo contest out there being run by what most would consider a very reputable institution. Courtesy of Photo Competitions, I saw their recent posting advertising an upcoming photo contest being done by the Smithsonian Magazine. The catch: Just by entering the contest, (as opposed to winning) you’ll be giving […]

How Much is Too Much Image Post Processing?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Pictures: Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula, California. The first is a straight RAW file; the second represents my standard image processing, which took less than 30 seconds, and the third is a “hyper-processed”, highly-saturated image like might often be seen on Flickr. Processing note; the only other manipulation to these images was a […]

Calling all amateur photographers

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Photographer’s Forum Magazine is currently having it’s Spring Photo Contest, and it’s only open to Amateur Photographers. I mention this because I’d actually was a finalist winner in one of their Spring photo contests years ago. Current deadline is April 20, 2009 for the early bird entries, and May 11, 2009 for the final entry […]

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