- 7:00 p.m. today is the deadline for Leica Store DC’s third annual juried exhibit.
- The 2015 FotoWeek DC photo competition is open.
- Manipulation has become so rampant in the World Press Photo contest – it could not award a 3rd prize in sports last year because everything besides the first and second place winners had been disqualified – the organization is soliciting feedback on how to revise the rules and jurying procedures for the 2016 contest.
- Photography magazine PDN dedicated its entire September issue to women, inspiring the Washington Post’s In Sight blog to feature 10 photographers that their photo editors think you should know about, some of whom are featured in PDN’s issue.
- Radio station WNYC noticed a lack of stock photography that truly captured the complex nature of a New Yorker. So they created “35 Stock Photos of Real New Yorkers Doing Things.”
- Sometimes the best view in the house is from backstage. Klaus Frahm’s stark series “The Fourth Wall: Stages” offers an unusual perspective of empty theaters across Germany.
- At the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, black American cowboys are bucking the trend and riding for their forgotten legacy.
- Photographer accidentally lets loose a tiger during a photo shoot in Detroit.
- Polar bears frolic adorably in a field of pink flowers.
If you joined us last Thursday for the big opening of the 9th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, see if you can find yourself in this gallery from our event photographer (and many-time Exposed winner — he’s gone on to bigger and better things), Jim Darling. Jim comes with our highest recommendation for your portrait and event photography needs.
Our 9th annual Exposed DC Photography Show kicked off with a bang last night! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our fantastic D.C. area photographers and their 42 images of life in the District. You can buy any of the (very affordable!) framed photographs in the show at our online store. You can also buy the official exhibition magazine at MagCloud or in person at our free closing reception on April 11, 4 to 8 p.m. Additional dates to view the exhibition for free are:
– Saturday, March 14, 4:30-7:30pm
– Friday, March 20, 6-8pm
– Saturday, March 28, 6-8pm
Huge thanks go to Capital Fringe, who hosted the show in their brand new headquarters in Trinidad. Their staff was amazing last night, and the Fringe team has been a great partner for us this year. Fringe offers theater, music, and other events year round, including the annual Capital Fringe Festival in the summer – sign up for their newsletter to check out the latest offerings.
Hundreds of you raised a glass for Bluejacket last night and their killer beers brewed right here in D.C. Last night they poured for us their Forbidden Planet – Dry-Hopped Kolsch, Lost Weekend – Citra IPA, A Little Golden Gem – Kumquat Gose, and the Full Bloom – Funky Farmhouse Ale. (I loved them all, but dang I could drink that deliciously sour A Little Golden Gem every day.) Visit their bar and restaurant in Navy Yard to try their latest offerings.
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Exposed DC has an exciting new opportunity for photographers! We’re partnering with Knowledge Commons DC, “a free school for thinkers, doers, and tinkerers – taught anywhere, by anyone, for everyone.” We’ve sought out some of our most talented contributors to teach a series of photography classes sponsored by Exposed DC. We’ll have three classes in KCDC’s September 2014 session, and we’ll have more in a special Exposed DC intersession later this fall. (Note: Classes are one day; you’ll have two opportunities for each type of class.) Registration for September will begin shortly – we’ll add those links when we have them, but you can save the date now for the following great learning opportunities:
Street Portraiture with Jim Darling
- Students will learn how to approach strangers in public and take their portrait. We’ll go over fundamentals of portraiture, how to pick a subject, tips to approaching a stranger and asking to take their picture, and composing a great shot. After the discussion, the class will hit the streets to try out what they’ve learned.
- Location: WeWork Chinatown
- Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30pm (registration opens Tue., Sept 2) and Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30pm. (registration opens Mon., Sept 8)
Street Photography with Gerry Suchy
- This course will explore the fundamentals of street photography, its history and how it is different from other types of photography. After a brief discussion of the nature and practice of street photography. I will lead a group of “wanna be” street photographers on a photo walk, pointing out likely subjects and how best to capture that image. The course will require that the student have and be comfortable using a digital or film camera. The person signing up for this course will be someone wanting to stretch her/his creative legs in the area of candid photography in search of the “decisive moment.”
- Location: Union Station, 2nd floor, top of spiral staircase
- Saturday, Sept. 20, 10am-12pm (registration opens Fri., Sept 12); Saturday, Sept. 27, 10am-12pm (registration opens Fri., Sept 19).
Photographing Airplanes at Gravelly Point with Chris Williams
- Our class will take photographs of aircraft on takeoff and approach at Reagan National Airport from Gravelly Point. We’ll go through different techniques to create images of aircraft, discuss what lenses to use, appropriate shutter speeds, creating depth of field, and how to be creative with an everyday scene in Washington D.C. Any type of camera is fine as long as you’re reasonably comfortable with it.
- Location: Gravelly Point (those metroing will meet at Crystal City and walk over together)
- Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:30-8:30pm (registration opens Mon., Aug 25); Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30pm (registration opens Fri., Aug 29).
The end of the week is nigh! So you’re gonna need some links to help you cross into the next world. Or the weekend. We have the winners of Nat Geo’s first drone photography contest, the top World Cup photos and why they’re so fab, an interview with Exposed alum Jim Darling, and tigers designing jeans. Head towards the light:
- You can read an interview with Exposed alum and local photographer Jim Darling in Atlantic Media Strategies.
- The Guardian’s sports photo editor picks the top World Cup images and explains why they stood out from the 250,000 shots they received. Spend some time with these shots.
- Photographer Melissa Golden wrote about her experience of being misquoted and having her work falsely represented in Politico, and works to clear her name.
- Want to learn how to be a street photographer without being a jerk? Learn from four local photographers in this article on CityLab.
- Need help getting your images copyrighted? Local photographer John Harrington made this video as a step-by-step guide to registering published images.
- Local photographer Gaston Lacombe, who we interviewed last year, is showing his Antarctic penguin photos at Photoville in New York. The New Yorker has a slideshow of his images.
- Photos by Gregg Segal of people lying in a week’s worth of their own trash.
- Science magazine used a photo of transgender women with their heads cropped off as the cover for the latest issue, highlighting how to stay a “step ahead of HIV/Aids.” In a field that has been trying to attract more women, the cover did not go over well.
- Is drone photography a fad, or here to stay? It may not matter when you look at these amazing drone photos.
- Want to get a master class in space photography? Then read this Time interview with astronaut Don Pettit.
- And finally, tigers are so awesome they are “designing” their own jeans.