Archive for April, 2016

Amazing Macro Photography Composites of Insects

April 28, 2016

Microsculpture from Levon Biss on Vimeo.

Levon Biss is a photographer who recently photographed insects with a microscopic lens. Because such close up images have such shallow depth of field, he took thousands of images with different areas of each bug in focus. He would also light each tiny area to maximize the detail He then digitally stitched the images together to create giant, hyper-detailed photographs of the exotic bugs. Watch the video and check out his website:


Fotografia Magazine Grants and Awards

April 26, 2016

Hello photographer! Fotografia Magazine compiled two amazing lists of international photography grants & fellowships and awards & competitions aimed at professional photographers and photography students from all around the world. Check them out:

International Photography Grants, Funds and Fellowships

International Photography Awards and Competitions

Photographer’s Forum Contest

April 21, 2016

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1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2016(December 2016).

    • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 20, 2016
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

Update Your Adobe Flash

April 8, 2016

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Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. Keep your software updated.

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Case Reserve Review Submissions

April 5, 2016

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CSU photo students have been featured heavily in this Literary and Photography Journal from CWRU. See here, here, and here. Let’s keep that tradition going.

Please consider submitting your best work. Vertical images work especially well for this publication. Deadline April 10.

Submissions for our Spring 2016 issue are now open. Submissions are due by 11:59pm EST on 10 April 2016. Please carefully review the submission guidelines below before proceeding.

  • The submitting artist must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at any institution of higher learning in the United States or a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, or the Cleveland Institute of Music.
  • Submissions must be made via the submission form on our website. Submissions made by any other means will not be considered.
  • All work should be submitted in a timely manner, in accordance with the deadline.
  • The artist may submit in one or in multiple acceptable mediums.
  • The artist may submit a total of up to five pieces of original work.
  • Only one submission per e-mail address is accepted; all submissions must be made at once. No changes can be made once submitted.
  • A maximum of seven pages is ideal for prose; however, ten pages is the absolute limit.
  • Poetry may take any form; free verse/free form is accepted.
  • For photography submissions, please choose your own photos; the CRR will NOT accept entire albums or links to Flickr, Facebook, or other online accounts. However, you are free to submit photos that also appear in such locations. The CRR is printed in full color; color photos will be reproduced as submitted.
  • Submissions will be retained for future use. We reserve the right to publish submissions in the current or any future issue.
  • All submissions must be the original work of the submitting individual. By submitting, you agree to provide the Case Reserve Review with an irrevocable, perpetual license to reproduce your work in whole or in part, in any medium (including, but not limited to, print, online, and video), for any purpose. Submitters retain ownership of their copyright and are free to submit their work to other publications. Additionally, submitters are free to submit to the CRR works published elsewhere, provided that they retain ownership of the works and that contractual obligations do not prohibit such submissions.
  • Artists may elect to have their work published anonymously. To do so, artists must submit their work with their full names and select the “remain anonymous” option on our submission form. Works submitted in this manner will be credited to Anonymous in the publication.
  • The Case Reserve Review reserves the right to edit/alter any submission for content or so that it fits our publication’s requirements. Any and all alterations will be brought to the submitting artist’s attention via e-mail before they are finalised.
  • Submission does not guarantee publication.
  • Any questions regarding our submission guidelines should be directed to the editorial board.



CWRU Art Contest: Roman Mythology

April 5, 2016


For more information, download the PDF info here: VW16_Art_Contest_Poster-1