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Wendy Erickson

From MacPhun, “Life is Fun” Contest with over $2,000 in Prizes!

Are you an App user? Love your iPhone? Snapheal has great Apps like FX Photo Studio, Color Strokes, Snapheal and more!

I just found out about a new contest, “Life is Fun” with MacPhun: dream, experiment, discover life around you – and share best moments at MacPhun Photo Contest! MacPhun is for unlimited fun – they do not limit your creativity by categories, formats or entry fees! Submit your photos via MacPhun apps from February 18 to March 18, 2013 and be ready to win over $2000 in prizes! Check the details here: http://goo.gl/Mcy5c



Raffle for Datacolor SpyderCUBE

ENTER THE Dataoclor RAFFLE! If you read the Jan/Feb issue and David Saffir’s article “Getting it Right in the Camera” and you didn’t read all the way down to the end, you just might have missed the RAFFLE for a SpyderCube- Enter for a chance to win! Enter a raffle to win a FREE SpyderCube from Datacolor! Send an email to rknight@prestonpub.com with the subject line SpyderCube Raffle. Include your full name, telephone number and shipping address. Winners will be selected at the end of February.



Tillman Crane Workshops 2013 now open for registration

We love it when our writers teach workshops!

Photograph © Tillman Crane

Tillman Crane just posted his 2013 workshop schedule on his site, so take a look and make a reservation – He’s a great teacher!

Click HERE to visit his workshops page!

I’ll be posting more workshops given by our writers soon!

Les Stroebel, passes away at 92

Sorry to have to share some sad news with you:

Leslie Stroebel, known as Professor Stroebel to some and “Dimples” to his family, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on November 14, 2012. Born on March 11, 1920, he went from seeing the President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, waving to him on horseback at age 7, to embracing the digital age and using his computer to write books, stay in e-mail contact and Skype across the country with his two great-grandchildren. He had a long and wonderful life, witnessing change and advancements. Captain Stroebel was a veteran of World War II – a “Geodet” in the Air Force Photo Cadet program sent to map points in such diverse locations as Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Kenya, with exciting stories to tell about each. A well-liked and respected Professor Emeritus of Photography who taught countless students during his 44 years at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Dr. Stroebel wrote and co-authored photography reference books and texts used to teach generations of photographers. As one former student put it, “An icon of large format photography, he had a large format heart.”In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice or to the RIT Hollis Todd Scholarship Fund, https://www.rit.edu/development/giving/telefundgiving.php in his honor.

Hurricane Sandy

My office on the East coast is about to lose power due to the Hurricane…this will affect my email and web abilities & possibly phone, so I will see you back here on the other side of the storm!
Be safe everyone.

Catchers of the Light – New Book on Astrophotography

I just received an email regarding a new ebook by Author Stefan Hughes. The book traces the history of Astrophotography, beginning with the first pioneers of Photography, including: Nicephore Niepce, Louis Daguerre, William Henry Fox-Talbot, Frederick Scott Archer and Richard Leach Maddox.






10 Winners of the Snap Review Raffle selected!

10 Winners of the Snap Portfolio review raffle were selected and notified today via email. Also, The Deadline for the “Photograph an event” Snap Portfolio reviews has been extended until November 15th- we realized that some people might want to photograph the Halloween festivities, so that gives you some extra time to get your images together!

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography Event Oct. 17th NYC

Pittsburgh Steel Worker -- W. Eugene Smith

Just got this in my mailbox:

Anyone who is a fan of photojournalism, or great photography that documents our daily lives, will want to attend this year’s W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in New York City on October 17th at 7:00 p.m.  More than $40,000 in grants will be presented to some of this year’s nominees, including the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism.  The W. Eugene Smith Fund has extended an open invitation to attend the event and there is no fee. The evening is filled with incredible photography and presentations from some of the most respected journalists in the business today, including a keynote speech by Kimberly Dozier, correspondent for AP and author of Breaking the Fire.  Dozier will also recount her time in Baghdad in 2006 when she was injured in a car bomb incident.

Lois Greenfield to be featured in pt in 2013

Photo of Lois by Marc-Henri Cykiert

I’m delighted to tell you that we will have an article on Lois Greenfield in an upcoming issue in 2013. We will interview Lois, so why not send me some questions that you would like her to answer about her photography and her process? Put Lois Greenfield in the subject area of your email to me at: wendy@phototechmag.com.In the meantime, Lois is teaching some workshops before the end of this year, you can check them out here:


Photo © Steve Kelly

Inventor of the Digital Camera Honored – Royal Photographic Society Awards

Among the honorees at the Royal Photographic Society Awards announced yesterday, is Steve J. Sasson, who developed the first digital camera while working for Eastman Kodak Company in 1975.
Check out his photograph here, taken by Steve Kelly. How ’bout that camera!
Selected 2012 Awards recipients include:
Steven J Sasson. Progress Medal and Honorary Fellowship
American, inventor of the digital camera at Eastman Kodak Company, 1975
Awarded in recognition of any invention, research, publication or other contribution which has resulted in an important advance in the scientific or technological development of photography or imaging in the widest sense.
Joel Meyerowitz HonFRPS. Centenary Medal
American, photographer, documented the immediate aftermath of 9/11
Awarded in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography.
Kathy Ryan. Outstanding Service to Photography and Honorary Fellowship
American, advancing visual boundaries, at The New York Times Magazine, author and curator
Recognises major sustained, outstanding and influential contributions to the advancement of Photography and/or Imaging
Honorary Fellowship
Awarded to persons having, from their position or attainments, an intimate connection with the science, fine art or application of photography. No more than 8 awarded in one year.
Douglas Allan. Wildlife and documentary cameraman, awarding winning stills photographer.  
Ian Beesley. British documentary photographer and MA course leader at the University of Bolton.  
Rineka Dijkstra. Dutch photographer and video artist 
Rinko Kawauchi. Japanese photographer, shortlisted for the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 
Sally Mann. American photographer, best known for her portraits of her young children. 
Tim Walker.  British fashion photographer.
The entire list of recipients may be seen here: http://www.rps.org/annual-awards
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