Friday, October 17, 2008

PHOTOPLUS 2008 at Javitts Center

Digital Silver Imaging will be closed on Oct 23 & 24 so we can attend PDN PHOTOPLUS 2008 at the Javitts Center in NYC.

Look around for Eric or Jay and see some sample prints.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Columbus Day 10/13/08 & PMA meeting on 10/14/08

Digital Silver Imaging will be closed all day
Monday October 13.
We will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday October 15
to attend the PMA meeting.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

MARKETING WORKSHOP with Mary Virginia Swanson

Some details below on a workshop with Mary Virginia Swanson. For those who don't know Swannie, she is an amazing person to work with. Her knowledge of photography, galleries, portfolio reviews is unsurpassed. Swannie has given great advice in seminars at the PRC and to many local photogs in one-on-one consultations. She'll get you to focus on the pieces that matter and really get you on track.

The Center for Creative Photography in Tuscan is another amazing rescource. Their outstanding collection can be viewed up close and personal ( but no touching the photos ). Appointments are necessary.
From the CCP website - "
The print study program gives the public free and unprecedented access (by appointment) to one of the world's largest photography collections. During the scheduled viewing, visitors may select and view photographs from the over 80,000 prints in the Center's collection."
I was there in 2006 and had them bring out some of my favorite photogs - Arbus, Winogrand, Avedon and David Akiba. Yes, you coulkd see their work in galleries, museuns and books. But yiou would be able to look under the matt and see the notes on the back! Really an great place to visit.

MARKETING WORKSHOP for PHOTOGRAPHERS November 6-9th in Tucson, Arizona

This workshop, led by Mary Virginia Swanson, will provide participants with an overview
of the fine art photography market and how one can effectively target galleries, collections and publishers most likely to respond to their work. Participants will gain an understanding of presenting work to industry professionals via competitions and portfolio review events, as well as the value of attending Gallery Expos such as Photo LA and AIPAD. Examples of successful promotional tools with be shared, as well as selfpublished image catalogues and limited edition books. Ms. Swanson will share her extensive library of reference materials with participants.

Guest Instructors: artists Lisa M. Robinson (.com) and Ken Rosenthal (.com)

Site visits: Center for Creative Photography and Etherton Gallery

The workshop begins at 6 p.m. on November 6th and concludes at 12:00 noon on Sunday November 9th. Optional sessions include Rosenthal/Robinson Studio tour and one-hour consultations with Ms. Swanson. Discounted hotel rates have been arranged.

Visit and go to UPCOMING EVENTS for complete details.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Peter Laytin at the Fitchburg Art Museum

Digital Silver Imaging's friends Peter Laytin & his students will be exhibiting work from Italy in "Italy in View" at the Fitchburg Art Museum, from now until January 2009.

Italy in View
October 5, 2008—January 4, 2009
Student photography from the Fitchburg State College summer photography program in Verona, Italy. Selected by Peter Laytin, instructor, and program director.

NIK Software Silver Efex Pro reviewed

Check out this review of NIK Software's Silver Efex Pro plugin for Photoshop by Craig Wolf.

I use Silver Efex in the lab fairly often and find it a great addition to the toolbox.

"Can anyone tell me how they developed this plug-in? Did they hold a seance and contact Ansel Adams and Edward Weston? I don't know. I do know that Nik Silver Efex Pro is as good as gold. Even somebody like me can achieve fantastic results in just seconds. You may begin to smell the chemicals after looking at your own results." - Craig Wolf

Friday, October 3, 2008

Upcoming events

NIK Software B & W workflow seminar
at E.P. Levine,
Drydock Ave, Boston
Thursday October 30 6:00 pm social hour, 6:30 pm class

Call 617-489-0035 for more details

3 Somerville Photographers

Don Gurewitz
Jamil Simon
Meg Birnbaum
at the Old Schwamb Mill Museum
17 Mill Lane, Arlington, MA

Reception Saturday October 11
2:30 - 4:30 pm