Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010

Salt City 50 Photo Competition

There are only two days left to enter! The new project, Salt City 50 is a non-profit group that puts on exhibitions of photographic prints. Our first show is coming up very quick, and will be held at the Gallivan Center September 10th in conjunction with Broadway & Opera Under the Stars. This first show is limited to Utah photographers, so this is your shot to have your work beautifully displayed before a large, sophisticated audience.

It works like this:
1. Photographers submit their work ($10 submission fee per photo).
2. Salt City 50 juries the show, has the work printed and mounted, and promotes the exhibition.
3. Photographers may price their prints for purchase. If a piece doesn’t sell, the photographer gets the print.

We have big plans for the future, and it all starts right now.

Deadline for submissions for our first show is 11:59pm Friday, August 20.

This has been reposted from Utah Photojournalism, Trenthead and Jonesblog.

Posted Monday, August 2, 2010

Save the Date: 09.18.10 Sunset Valley Photowalk

By Rich Legg

The details for the September 18, 2010 Photowalking Utah event have been finalized and it's going to be a great one.  Not only will participants have the chance to capture some really cool sunset pictures from a unique vantage point, they will also get the opportunity to try out some camera equipment and share some pointers in a tips & tricks session beforehand.

The outing will begin with the tips/tricks discussion on Nighttime Photography at the Draper Pictureline store. From the store the group will make their way up Traverse Ridge to a location overlooking the Salt Lake Valley.  Once at the overlook, we will spend an hour or so watching the sun go down and the city lights below come to life.  This will be a great chance to capture some wonderful evening cityscape images.

As an added bonus, our friends at the Draper Pictureline store in conjunction with Olympus have arranged for us to have 10 Olympus E-PL1 "Live Drive" camera kits on hand to demo on the photowalk.  These cameras feature the the Micro Four Thirds sensor which allow for the performance of a full-sized SLR camera in a body the size of a point-and-shoot.  (Note:  Since there will undoubtedly be more photographers than cameras available, we will ask those wanting to try one of the Olympus demo cameras to buddy up.  Oh, and bring your own SD card to use.)

Here are the details:

Date:  Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:  6:00 pm - 8:30 (ish) pm
Meeting Location:  Pictureline Draper, 177 W 12300 South, Draper UT
As always, this events is open to photographers of any skill level and is free of charge.  For those planning on attending, please head on over to the Flickr discussion group (LINK) and let us know you are coming.

I can't wait to see everyone on September 18th and to try out one of the cool little Olympus cameras.  Let's keep our fingers crossed for nice weather :)