I Love Texas Photo http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:17:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.5 New Shirts and Posters in Stock Now! http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/new-shirts-and-posters-in-stock-now/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/new-shirts-and-posters-in-stock-now/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:15:28 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9623 We’re thrilled to share our latest t-shirt and poster design, celebrating Texas photography with a custom illustration of cameras past and present. Available in women’s tank tops and v-necks, men’s crew necks and posters. Also coming soon, tote bags! They make a great gift for the photography lover in your life (or for yourself)!

Browse the collection! Please note: T-shirt and tank top orders placed after December 8 will ship on December 18 by Priority 2-day mail. 

Tote bags are shipping on December 13.

Posters ship immediately.

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Canon Explorer of Light David Hume Kennerly talk Nov 5 in Austin http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/canon-explorer-of-light-david-hume-kennerly-talk-nov-5-in-austin/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/canon-explorer-of-light-david-hume-kennerly-talk-nov-5-in-austin/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:08:31 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9537 Kennerlygrid

Pulitzer prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly will show his work and talk about his career as a photo journalist and White House photographer in Austin on November 5th. Kennerly has photographed celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy, Mile Davis, the Rolling Stones, Ansel Adams, and Queen Elizabeth and events such as the Vietnam War, the Guiana Massacre, the Ali-Frazier Fight, and many, many more. He was the personal White House photographer for President Gerald Ford. His collection is housed in the University of Texas Briscoe Center for American History.

Kennerly is a Canon Explorer of Light and Canon is sponsoring the program along with Precision Camera & Video and the American Society of Media Photographers Austin/ San Antonio Chapter.

The event is FREE! Seating is limited so come early and enjoy some great photography!

When:
Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Where:
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

DHKDavid Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War when he was 25 years old, one of the youngest to ever receive that honor. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. He was recently named, “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine. He was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and most recently David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He was a producer and one of the principle photographers of, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book. Kennerly produced “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” a four-hour documentary about White House chiefs of staff that ran on The Discovery Channel in 2013, and is currently working on other documentary film projects. Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. David Hume Kennerly is a Canon Explorer of Light, an elite group of professional photographers who strongly believe that Canon cameras are essential to their work.

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Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery comes to Austin http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/pixma-pro/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/pixma-pro/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:05:35 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9514 When: Thursday, October 2, 2014
4-8pm
Where: Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces St, Austin

The event is free and open to the public.

Canon recently approached Austin-based photographers Sarah Lim and Ben Sklar to capture images based on sensory triggers, that are inspired by the live music of Austin and hometown pride.

As part of a three-city series for Canon’s PIXMA PRO campaign, guests who walk through the exhibits at this will interactively experience a taste, sight, sound or smell trigger, before the image associated with that sense is revealed.

At the heart of the campaign, Canon’s PIXMA PRO Senses is all about bringing the photographers’ moment in a time to life and transporting individuals back to that experience, giving gallery guests the visual sensation exactly as it happened, through the power of print.

“The PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery series was created to highlight how very powerful a printed image can be—how it can evoke emotions and enable the sharing of meaningful experiences,”said Canon U.S.A. president Yuichi Ishizuka in a statement.

There will be a demo station on site, where guests can interact with the Canon PIXMA PRO printers. Canon will also be giving away cameras, printers, concert tickets and more.

 

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Richard Andrew Sharum Opening in Dallas http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/sharum-opening/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/sharum-opening/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:37:27 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9509 RASharum_In_The_Heart_Flyer_final

Kettle Art Gallery presents “In the Heart: Downtown Photography from around the Globe” by Richard Andrew Sharum. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 2, 7-10pm. The exhibit runs through Saturday, November 1.

About the exhibit:

Richard Andrew Sharum debuts his compelling series documenting the often obscure landscape of urban spaces around the world and the inhabitants of these areas. Sharum’s images depict the contrast between flesh and architecture, the fragility of life juxtaposed with formidable concrete structures, and the light that both illuminates and deepens the shadows between them.

In recognition of Sharum’s work on the series abroad, he was selected among international applicants for the Magnum Photos (Paris) Masterclass with Jonas Bendiksen during HOST at FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2014 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and for the Magnum Photos (New York) Masterclass with Moises Saman and Abbas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both resulted in public exhibitions of his work in each respective city.

In Summer of 2014, Sharum launched “Observe Dallas”, a public installation project aimed at encouraging observers of anonymously placed photographs within the Downtown area to interact with their surroundings in unique ways.

“Observe Dallas” press:

Chrissi Chetwood, “A Fresh Perspective”, Central Track, September 8, 2014 http://centraltrack.com/Culture/5689/A-Fresh-Perspective/An-Anonymous-Photographer-Is-Turning-Downtown-Into-An-Art-Gallery-Posting-Photos-Without-Permission

Pete Freedman, “Secret’s Out”, Central Track, September 15, 2014 http://centraltrack.com/Culture/5723/Secrets-Out/We-Found-Out-The-Identity-Of-The-Guy-Whos-Been-Anonymously-Posting-Photos-Around-Downtown

Bio:

Richard Andrew Sharum is a Dallas-based photographer whose range varies from documentary photojournalism to abstract minimalism. Sharum’s work is included in several private and public collections across the country. Commissions include those by The Meadows Foundation, Harvard Law School, Children’s Medical Center (Oncology), Children’s Cancer Fund, Angelflight, Notre Dame School for the Mentally Ill, and Austin Street Homeless Shelter, among others. Publications include D Magazine, International Business Times Weekly (New York), The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Observer, and The News-Register.

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Matthew Slimmer http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/matthew-slimmer/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/matthew-slimmer/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:05:06 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9495 Matthew Slimmer is an Austin-based producer whose clients include Target, Toyota, American Express and Bank of America. He shared a bit about his production business with ILTP:

“13 years experience as Producer & Production Coordinator for Still + Motion Photography. Working as a local in Austin, Dallas, Houston TX and Minneapolis MN. I manage workflow and schedules for several sequential and simultaneous contract jobs. I truly enjoy coordinating and planning.

Advertising is where I’ve made my path and I love being a part of this industry. I organize all the details of your shoot, for both small or large scale productions. I problem solve and streamline responsibilities of my crew. My favorite part of the job is making sure the photographer / director is open to make creative choices while I see that every shoot runs smoothly and efficiently.”

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Deborah Willis Lecture at HRC http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/willis-hrc/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/willis-hrc/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:38 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9485 hrc_gwtw

Deborah Willis Lecture

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,
6:30 P.M. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/
JESSEN AUDITORIUM IN HOMER RAINEY HALL

New York University professor Deborah Willis weaves together a narrative of the early years of American photography with a reading of iconic moments in Gone With The Wind and examines the role black history played in producing such a controversial and celebrated cultural phenomenon.

Co-sponsored by the University’s John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. Registrants of the Flair Symposium, Cultural Life During Wartime, 1861-1865, will have reserved seating at this program, which serves as the symposium’s keynote address.

Ransom Center members receive priority entry at this program. Doors open at 5:50 p.m. for members and at 6 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6 p.m. will join the general queue.

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Lesley Nowlin http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/lesley-nowlin-being-a-twin/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/lesley-nowlin-being-a-twin/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:47:33 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9441 "Wind" by Lesley Nowlin from Being a Twin: Elements

“Wind” by Lesley Nowlin from Being a Twin: Elements

 

Austin fine art photographer Lesley Nowlin was chosen as one of four artists for the upcoming exhibition: Face Value opening September 6th at Davis Gallery. Lesley will be showing images from her series in progress: Being a Twin.

Lesley, a twin herself, has been exploring that relationship through her photographic work using traditional, modern, and alternative photographic processes. Lesley shared this intimate project with my twin and me when she photographed us a few months ago.

How did you get started in photography?

My dad played around with photography when I was young, as well as my grandfather and great grandmother.  When I was about 14 I remember my dad teaching me how to read a light meter on a Leica rangefinder.  After that I started photographing sports and yearbook events during high school.  I learned how to develop and print silver gelatin in a tiny darkroom at Westwood High School.  After going to the Maine Photographic Workshop during my junior year of high school I then chose to attend the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.  That was when I fell in love with art.

 

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Tell me about your interest and education in alternative processes.
During my time at HAS we were required as art majors to learn all the mediums.  I really enjoyed printmaking and drawing, although I was never really good at it.  Back in my college years we were on the brink of transitioning into digital, but everything we did was still very much produced in the darkroom.  I loved getting my hands dirty and watching the image appear on the paper.  Creating something from scratch and the printing process itself is the true art quality I love so much.  However, that being said, I’ve turned to digital shooting, yet stuck with printing platinum and silver.  With the format I’m creating in this current work the digital image is much easier to work with.  I still love film for documentary and street photography, but I’m not currently working in that environment.
I loved getting my hands dirty and watching the image appear on the paper.
After opening a photography gallery in 2009-2011 I realized everything I fell in love with from other photographers was created with the alternative process,  whether it was silver gelatin, salt, cyanotype, or platinum.  After closing the gallery I decided to pursue the alternative process for myself and studied at Maine Media Workshop with Brenton Hamilton.  He taught me how to print platinum, as well as other processes, using digital negatives.  I’ve been working on it for the last 2 years on my own trying to master the craft, although I have a long way to go.
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How long have you been working on the twin series and how has the meaning evolved since you started working on it?

I started the series actually when attending the Maine Media Workshop back in 2002 (for the second time). I had an instructor, Stella Johnson, who helped me create a project for myself.  We had to plan shooting our subject(s) before we got there.  I wanted to work on something for that week that was closely related to me.  Up until that point I was more of a street photographer, and liked to travel and “shoot what I saw” on my international adventures. At the beginning of the “Being a Twin” project I was trying to connect in my own relationship with my twin by studying the connections of other twins and how they related to each other. I learned a lot with my 10 years of photographing twins.  About two years ago I drew on the fact that I loved art so much, and wanted to start making more narrative and composed pieces. I’m drawn to painters like Gustav Klimt and John Waterhouse, and photographers like Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison and Luis Gonzales de Palma.  Their ability to create a surreal environment with the human subject, very spiritual and ethereal, really drew me in.  I wanted to incorporate that direction in my own work, while still making it mine.  I’m photographing the twins (mostly female) in environments of nature to show their spiritual connection, as well as a tension and ease between the two.  Then, I’m printing platinum on vellum and lining it with composition gold, silver or copper leaf.  Printing the negatives separately and then putting it back together creates a broken and mosaic like quality.  It’s very fun to do, as well as time consuming.  No pieces will be the same, and that’s what I enjoy most about it.  I’ve also been learning a lot as I continue to make different pieces.  My process has been getting more precise as I go along.
I was trying to connect with my own relationship with my twin by studying the connections of other twins and how they related to each other.
How did you come to be a part of the Face Value exhibition at Davis Gallery?

Bill Davis is a very kind person who I’ve known for a while.  I knew the curator of the show, Christina Martell, who left shortly after, and Susannah Morgan took over.  They were putting together a show of different portraiture work, and asked me to participate.  At first I was going to make individual platinum prints of my original “Being a Twin” work.  But then I grabbed the opportunity to show my new vision of where I wanted this work to go, and that’s when “Being a Twin: Elements” was created.  Ultimately, I’m very happy I’m able to have a show with a group.  It gave me the chance to start this new work at a slower pace.
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What are your future plans for photography? Do you have any other photo projects that you are working on?

My goal is to create 15-20 pieces for a solo show somewhere.  The most challenging part of owning a photography gallery in Austin, for me, was that I didn’t know how to create clients.  I had a ton of photographers asking to show their work, and I didn’t have enough time or finances to do it.  After about a year I realized owning a gallery was not the career for me.  Creating my own work was more important.   It would be wonderful to have a photography gallery in Austin, but I don’t feel there’s a market here for it, which is unfortunate.  There are many great photographers in Austin and only a few places to exhibit.  Davis Gallery is kind enough to have a show specifically for photography and mixed media, but most art galleries in Austin view the medium of photography as an entirely different art form, and maybe aren’t willing to go out of their comfort zone to learn more about it.  More than likely I’ll have to go outside of my hometown to find an exhibition space for “Being a Twin: Elements”.  Really hoping someone will want to show it!

 

You’ll definitely want to see these pieces in person. Face Value closes October 18th, 2014.
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Joel Salcido Exhibition at Mexican American Cultural Center http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/joel-salcido-exhibition-at-mexican-american-cultural-center/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/joel-salcido-exhibition-at-mexican-american-cultural-center/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:51:22 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9470 ALIENTO TEQUILA EXHIBIT OPENING – PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOEL SALCIDO
Exhibition opening September 13
7-9pm
Sam Z Coronado Gallery

From the Photographer: “This photographic series reflects the mythical space where the weight of history and the tyranny of earth transcends into a spirit called tequila. In this landscape of blue agave, I discovered the traditions of culture and religion, both ancient and modern – indigenous and foreign. Still there, in the midst of life, is the everyday toil of man, land and sky, unified in purpose to produce a spirit that is only true to the mythic character of Mexico and its people”.

Exhibit runs through November 29, 2014.

Music by Mariachi Relámpago y Los Alfansinos.

Event is free and open to the public.

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SEO Bootcamp for Photographers http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/seo-bootcamp-for-photographers/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/seo-bootcamp-for-photographers/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:35:15 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9419 SEO bootcamp for photographers

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the art and science of getting your company to the top of Google and Bing. It’s no secret that both businesses and consumers often go first to search engines when searching for photographers and photography services. But how do you get to the top? Join SEO expert Jason McDonald in this hands-on, practical workshop for photographers. Learn the “rules of the game,” including both how to set up your website and how to create inbound links, and get reviews on sites like Yelp and Google+ Local.

This workshop will be in Houston September 19th and Austin September 20th.

SEO Basics Section 1

~ What IS SEO / getting to the top of Google / BING – why it matters SO much ~ Page Tags / on page optimization: keywords, tags, content ~ Off page / links, freshness, social mentions ~ Metrics – rank checking, Google Analytics

SEO Local Section 2

~ LOCAL seo – localization of SEO ~ LOCAL link building ~ Google+ / YELP and local review issues (how to claim, optimize, leverage) ~ Review marketing: how to get reviews, deal with the hard-to-deal with REVIEW ecosystem

Image Optimization Section 3

~ leveraging images for image search / image optimization ~ shareable images on social media networks ~ leveraging some “free” image giveaways to HELP your SEO

The workshop will teach you the rules of the game, and leave you with a practical to-do list of how to get your company to the top of Google and Bing. Plus it will be a heck of a lot of fun! 

When:

Houston workshop: Friday, September 19, 2014 8:30AM to 4:30PM at TexCam 1323 N 1st St, Bellaire, TX 77401 See Map

Austin workshop: Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin TX See Map

Cost:
$50 off Labor Day Sale!
200.00 — ASMP Members FULL DAY
250.00 — Non-Members FULL DAY
125.00 — ASMP member- Image Optimization ONLY
150.00 — Non-member Image Optimization ONLY

Houston- Friday September 19, 2014 REGISTER HERE

Austin- Saturday September 20, 2014 REGISTER HERE

SEO workshop

Jason McDonald is a recognized SEO expert, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides teaching classes in Internet marketing at Stanford Continuing Studies, the Bay Area Video Academy, and AcademyX, Jason works as an SEO consultant. He helps companies large and small dominate Google, and his methodology is hands-on, practical and fun – designed to teach clients how to play the game of SEO, and how to win. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Since 1994, he has been active in journalism and Internet marketing, working first in the technology sector and branching out in 2009 to focus on SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords training. He is the author of several popular books on Amazon, including popular toolbooks of free SEO and social media tools. To learn more, simply Google Jason McDonald.

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Free “Reading Magnum” event at UT http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/free-reading-magnum-event-at-ut/ http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/free-reading-magnum-event-at-ut/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:27:47 +0000 http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/?p=9428 Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Modern World

The Magnum Photos collection, which contains more than 200,000 photographs by some of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries’ greatest image-makers, is the most comprehensive accumulation of prints made by the distinguished photo cooperative. Consistently and with striking artistry, Magnum’s photographers have done more than simply document the far reaches of the globe; they have helped shape generations’ understanding of the world around them. In this visual lecture, Steven Hoelscher provides an overview of the Magnum Photos collection, which is now part of the photography collection at Harry Ransom Center.

Register at http://cie.austin.utexas.edu/informalclasses/index.php/reading-magnum/?num=IC15087

Class #: IC15087
Date: Sept. 24
Day: Wednesday (1 meeting)
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Location: Thompson Conference Center, Room 1.110 (click for map)
Price: $.00
Class limit: 220
Current enrollment: 188

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