Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet Hide Terada and Dr Richard Zakia Tuesday Aug 5th 7:30PM

Both of our jurists will be available, Tuesday night,for questions and hopefully a pep talk before you go out over the next few weeks to shoot images for this project.

Here is some biographical information about Hide Terada and Dr. Richard Zakia.

Hide Terada

My name is Hide (he-day). I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and came to the United States by myself when I was 14 years old. I grew up shooting pictures, but my real exposure to photojournalism developed during my college days at North Carolina State University. My career as a photojournalist started with a small newspaper. But under the guidance of Dave LaBelle, formerly of the Ventura County Star, I worked my way to a larger daily circulation newspaper which included a local section of the Los Angeles Times. My images have been published through wire services like The Associated Press and Scripps Howard News Service. Now my focuses are journalistic wedding coverage, short term and long term editorial projects, portraiture and fine art photography.


Former staff photographer of local edition for the Los Angeles Times/TCN. Former full-time correspondent for the Ventura County Star. Nation wide publication provided by AP, Scrips Howard News Service, Corbis, and other media agencies.

"The most important photography tool you have is your brain"

Information from his website and other internet resources

Dr. Richard Zakia

Dr Zakia is Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology where he taught photography for 34 years. He is the author of 12 books on photography and imaging. These include Perception and Imaging, Third Edition-Photography a Way of Seeing.

He also served as a photographic engineer in r & d at Kodak. Dr Zakia is a co-author of Basic Photographic Materials and Processes and The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography.

He has worked directly with many highly regarded photographers including Ansel Adams, Minor White and Edward Weston.

The depth of his knowledge regarding photography and its processes is only surpassed by his infectious desire to teach others what he has learned.

He lives nearby in Apex, NC

From internet sources and conversations with Dr. Zakia and his students

Registration for Crocker's Mark Gallery call to artists August 1st

Friday evening August 1st 2008 the gallery will be open from 6-8PM to accept registrations and $15 fee for the Crocker's Mark Gallery/RFG Summer Project [08].

At this point there are 13 additional spaces left.

Friday there will be information regarding submission of your photography, a timetable of events from this point forward through the announcement of the winning entries Friday September 5th etc.

There will also be information regarding matting and printing your work and how they will be presented.

Hide Terada plans to stop by at some point during the evening. Dr Zakia will not be available Friday evening but will be present at the Tuesday Meetup. Hide and Dr Zakia are our jurists.

Bring your questions either night. You can start shooting for this project starting tomorrow through September 1st.

We will have some form of refreshment and finger food tomorrow night.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Call to artists from Crocker's Mark Gallery and the Raleigh Flickr Group

Organizational Meetings Friday August 1st and Tuesday August 5th Time TBD @ 7PM

This is the 3rd annual Raleigh Flickr group Summer Project [08]

This juried competition is open to Raleigh area photographers and members of the Triangle area Flickr Groups.

These include:
Raleigh Social Group
North Carolina
Raleigh Meetups
Raleigh Insurgency
Triangle Area Group
Triangle Strobists
The Many Faces of Abby ;^)

General Information and rules:

There will be a $15 entry fee, one entry per person. Registration due no later than August 5th 2008 unless prior arrangements have be made with the gallery.

Work must be new and must not have been published on Flickr .

Images must be taken between August 1st and September 1st . Anything goes. The basic image must be photographic, but there will be no restrictions on subject, use of Photoshop or any restrictions as to type of camera, film or digital.

Work must be delivered to the gallery by Tuesday September 2nd

Work must be matted but not framed and be no larger than 11” x 14” overall.

There will be a limitation of 50 entrants on a first come first served basis

There will be monetary awards of $250, $125 and $75

Submitted work will hang in Crocker’s Mark Gallery from First Friday September 5th until the end of the month and entrants will have the option of offering their work for sale.

The judging of the work will be blind (no, not blind judges) but no names on the images.

The jurist pool will be comprised of professional photojournalist and educators. More on that at our organizational PARTY! First Friday, August 1st at the gallery. More on the party tomorrow.

We will also have a Virtual Gallery online.

Please feel free to ask questions and discuss this further in this thread. Most importantly, show up at the gallery August 1st any time after 6:00 PM for further details and registration. If it is not possible for you to be present, Flickr mail me to make other arrangements to register.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Scenes from the James Williams opening...

we will be open tonight 7/11 for First Friday on Second Friday