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2018-19 Merit Scholarship Competition

November 20, 2017

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The Department of Art & Design’s 2018-19 Merit Scholarship competition is now accepting submissions. Submit your best art and design work. And new this year: an Art History scholarship competition! Approx. $40,000 in awards will be distributed. Deadline is March 16, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

Download the submission guidelines here: CSU-Merit-Scholarship-2018-19

Apply online here: https://form.jotform.com/CSUART/MERIT

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CSU photo Approved Strobist Kits

November 8, 2017

Here’s everything you’ll need to put together your own CSU photo approved 2-light strobist kit. These are the kits I have available for loan. For the punch that these setups pack, they are remarkably affordable. Each offers full TTL wireless control. Kits like these may be the most affordable route to continue studio and location lighting beyond graduation. Links are to B&H photo.

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The bag: 33.5″ Ruggard Tripod / Light Stand Case: $14.95
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/883674-REG/Ruggard_bp_2035_Padded_Tripod_Case_35.html

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Light stand #1: Impact Air-Cushioned 8′ Light Stand: $32.95
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1258466-REG/impact_ls_8ai_air_cushioned_light_stand_black.html

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Light Stand #2: Impact 6′ Light Stand: $19.99
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/262758-REG/Impact_LS_6B_Light_Stand_Black.html

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Umbrellas: Impact 33″ White Transluscent Umbrella x2: $9.95ea. x 2 = $19.90
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/362385-REG/Impact_S3233_White_Translucent_Umbrella_33.html

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Umbrella Brackets: Phoenix US-A3 Umbrella Swivel x2: $21.95ea. x 2 = $43.90
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1175599-REG/phottix_ph87208_us_a3_off_camera_flash_shoe.html

Universal Accessories Total: $131.69


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Flashes for Canon: Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II x 2: $110ea. x 2 = $220
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1311157-REG/yongnuo_yn600ex_rt_ii_speedlite_for.html

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TTL Controller for Canon: Yongnuo Wireless Transmitter YN-E3-RT: $75
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1090139-REG/yongnuo_yn_e3_rt_yongnuo_wireless_speedlite_transmitter.html/pageID/accessory

Complete Canon Kit: $426.69


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Flash #1 and Controller for Nikon: Yongnuo YN685 Speedlight and Controller: $139.95
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1247857-REG/yongnuo_yn685_wireless_ttl_speedlite.html

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Flash #2 for Nikon: Yongnuo YN685 Speedlight: $104.88
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1247484-REG/yongnuo_yn685_n_yn685_wireless_ttl_speedlite.html

Complete Nikon Kit: $376.52


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Flashes for Sony: Godox TT685S Thinklite x 2: $110ea. x 2 = $220
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1341882-REG/godox_tt685s_ttl_camera_speedlite.html

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Transmitter for Sony: Godox X1T-S: $46
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1341960-REG/godox_x1t_s_ttl_remote_controller.html/pageID/accessory

Complete Sony Kit: $397.69


Am I forgetting anything? Oh, yes. BATTERIES. These kits each use 10 AAA batteries to operate. I highly recommend investing in a couple sets of rechargeable AAAs. If you have 20 and a charger, you’ll always be in business.

And while these kits are affordable, they aren’t free. You can surely put together even less expensive kits with items purchased from amazon.com or eBay. However, these sites don’t give you the detailed specifications to be confident that they will work as wireless TTL for you. You can go much cheaper with non-dedicated non-TTL kits, or with optical slaves. Here is our attempt to put together the most inexpensive TTL kit from a couple years ago.

Finally, here’s a super cheap kit that I put together from amazon.com. It isn’t TTL, but would do the trick on a budget:

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The strobes + transmitters, receivers, modifiers and remote: $109.95
https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-NW565EX-Display-Speedlite-include/dp/B00O0NMDYE/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1510196395&sr=8-19&keywords=neewer+flash

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Light stands, umbrellas, brackets and bag: $39.99
https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Digital-Removable-Umbrella-Yongnuo/dp/B01E6RPMHI/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&qid=1510196395&sr=8-27&keywords=neewer+flash

Complete Kit: $149.94

 

Taxel Image Group Seeking Photo Interns

November 6, 2017

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Taxel Image Group offers intern positions for college photography majors coordinated with the winter-spring, summer, and fall-winter terms.

The program is personalized, with a commitment of 10 – 20 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks.

Interns observe and participate in all aspects of the studio operation. Students come from Kent State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Institute of Art, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio University, and other institutions, meeting the internship requirements of their curriculum.

There is no monetary compensations for this program.

Interviews for the internship are conducted year round. Students who are interested in this program can schedule an appointment by email or phone.

Please contact Anna Wallace-Birchler at 216-431-2400, anna@taxelimagegroup.com to schedule a time for an in person application and interview.

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Taxel Image Group’s studio.

Glenville Exchange with Dawoud Bey

October 26, 2017

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The Glenville Exchanges with Dawoud Bey
November 2, 2017 @ 6:00pm
FRONT Porch
1470 E. 105th St.
Cleveland, OH

Dawoud Bey (b. 1953, New York, NY) began his career as an artist in 1975 with a series of photographs, “Harlem, USA,” that were later exhibited in his first one-person exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. Since that time exhibitions have included a mid-career survey of his work, “Dawoud Bey: Portraits 1975-1995,” and a survey exhibition in 2012 “Dawoud Bey: Picturing People.” Additionally, Bey’s critical writings include High Times Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967- 1975, The Van DerZee Studio, and David Hammons: Been There Done That. In 2018 a major forty-year retrospective monograph, Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply, will be published by the University of Texas Press.

Dawoud Bey photographs people and things that may otherwise be taken for granted. A 2017 MacArthur Fellow recipient, Bey features subjects who he says “are not always in the larger social conversation.” For the FRONT Triennial, Dawoud Bey’s exhibition will expand the notion of the documentary nature of photography and question the limits of historical reportage. More about Dawoud Bey.

At The Glenville Exchanges, Bey will have a dialog with youth photographers Jasmine, 17, Lai Lai, 17 and Yonnie, 19, who themselves are sometimes the subjects, to find voice through the lens of a camera. Often, these youth do not have the historical knowledge, coping skills, or benefits of having open, honest dialogue, and so have found expression in Shooting Without Bullets. The arts-based program, brain-child of artist-activist and youth advocate, Amanda King, assists black and brown teens to process complex social problems experienced by them and provides a radical platform to speak through artistic expression. More about this event.

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FREE CMA 1-year Membership for CSU Art and Design

October 9, 2017

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Cleveland State University has entered into a partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a perk, current CSU Art and Design majors are eligible to free one-year memberships to CMA.

Benefits include:

  • Free, unlimited admission to select CMA ticketed exhibitions
  • 50% off admission to ticketed events for members’ guests
  • Discounts to events and programs
  • Priority registration and discounts for art classes
  • 15% discount at the museum store
  • 10% discount at the museum restaurant and cafe
  • Flat rate parking ($6)
  • Invitations to members-only special exhibition Preview Days
  • Subscription to Cleveland Art members magazine
  • Research library privileges

To claim your free membership, visit Cleveland Museum of Art Membership Registration page.

Nikon D850: Just for Men?

September 16, 2017

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To promote a new camera, Nikon enlisted 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to try it out and tell their stories on the company’s website.

But Nikon couldn’t — or didn’t — find any women to participate. All 32 were men. Read more from the New York Times.

Evelyn Hockstein is vice-president of the Women Photojournalists of Washington, a non-profit created to promote the role of women in photojournalism, foster their professional success, and mentor emerging photographers. She has offered her services to identify female candidates for Nikon’s campaign. Read more from The Guardian.

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This has led some commentators to raise the inevitable question: When will the girl version be released? Read more on Fstoppers.com.

Cleveland Print Room Exhibition

September 2, 2017

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Laura Ruth Bidwell and Lissa Rivera Joint Exhibition
Opening: Friday, Sep 8, 5-9pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, Sep 9, 4-5:30pm

Cleveland Print Room is excited to host a joint exhibition featuring the Cleveland debut of internationally-shown, NYC-based artist Lissa Rivera, and new work by Cleveland artist Laura Ruth Bidwell.

“Beautiful Boy,” the ongoing project of Lissa Rivera, focuses, as she writes, “on my domestic partner as muse, documenting our exploration of femininity and the nuances of photography as a transformative medium. I am using photography as a testing ground for my partner, who is genderqueer, to visualize multiple feminine identities. The photographs provide a canvas to investigate the visual language of womanhood that I was raised with, and that my partner is only beginning to explore. Through watching movies, listening to music and viewing countless photographs, I‘ve absorbed an archive of techniques to share. The photographs recall childhood fantasies of dressing up, tapping into deep-seated narratives about desire, beauty, freedom and cultural taboo. Although our emotional relationship is private and real, we perform a romanticism that is obsessive and decadent. The fantasy of dressing up transforms the experience of being photographed into one that fuses identity-creation with image-creation.” Rivera is represented by ClampArt. For further information on Lissa Rivera, see http://www.lissarivera.com/

About her new work for this exhibition, from her Gratiot series, Laura Ruth Bidwell states, “GRATIOT is a name. A place. A state of mind. Gratiot is a photographic project based on the fictional lives of Charles and Victoire Chouteau Gratiot, immortals who have navigated and thrived by night, across three centuries.” For further information on Laura Ruth Bidwell, see  http://www.laurabidwell.com/

Please join us for the opening this September. The exhibition runs from September 8 to November 4.

 

 

Back Button Auto Focus

August 16, 2017

 

How to set for different camera makes:
http://blog.creativelive.com/back-button-focus-use-and-setup/

 

PHOTONOW: AAWR Juried Photography Exhibition

June 19, 2017

 

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Gabriel Gonzalez, Untitled Beauty, Black & white photograph, Best Black and White PHOTONOW 2015

 

PHOTONOW 2017
ARTIST ARCHIVES OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
DEADLINE: JULY 1ST, 2017

The DEADLINE for submission for PHOTONOW 2017, AAWR’s prestigious biennial photography exhibition, is FAST APPROACHING! SATURDAY JULY 1ST, 2017. This juried competition will be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern campus.

Cash awards will be presented in four categories:  Best in Show, Best Color, Best Black & White and People’s Choice which will be based on a popular vote taken during the opening reception on Thursday, September 7th. 6:00 – 8:30pm.

Entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at https://client.smarterentry.com/aawr. Entrants may download a PDF of this prospectus HERE. For more information visit www.artistsarchives.org. Show Dates: 9/7/17 – 10/12/17 Image: Gabriel Gonzalez, Untitled Beauty, Black & white photograph, Best Black and White PHOTONOW 2015.

The work will be Judged by Aline Smithson who has had a career as a New York Fashion Editor and is represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe.  She has been published throughout the world and continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.

Download the prospectus here: prospectus 2017 photonow

Photographer’s Forum Contest

May 17, 2017

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Click image above for more information, and to submit your work.