September 22, 2009

Photographers agree on pluses of hands on approach...

Monday, September 21st was a gorgeous day, and photographers agree that Forsgate Country Club was the perfect venue for indoor and outdoor shooting. Michael Glen Taylor and Blair Phillips had captive audiences for their morning and afternoon sessions. Michael was sponsored by Burrell Color and Blair by H&H Color Lab. Capri Album and Creative Frames were trade show participants and door prizes were donated by Tamrae, Marathon Press and Graphie Authority.

To top it all off the cheescake was yummy, too. Kudos to Central Region for a great event!

Photos by Nancy Katz from Blair Phillips' afternoon session. See his hands on (literally) approach and our PPANJ photographers traipsing through the grasses for a unique shot of the model!

September 16, 2009

...and the winners of the shootout contest are:

First Place by Pat Auriemma

Last night at the monthly PPANJ North
Region meeting, winners from August's Jersey City/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty shootout were announced. Selections were made by the Unique staff. And what great prizes--from a sample library-style photo album to beautiful picture frames to gift certificates! Congratulations everyone (in placement order). Pat Auriemma, Jill Nanfeldt, Nancy Katz, Mario Cornejo, David Fishbein, Michelle Schaller and David Derex.

Winning Images Shown: "Staircase" by Pat Auriemma, "Luggage" by Jill Nanfeldt, "Bangles" by Nancy Katz, "Soldier" by Michelle Schaller and "Miss Liberty" by David Fishbein.

Rodney Smith, September 17th at Unique University

All camera club members (ASMP, PPANJ, NJ Media Center, etc...) and students will be admitted to this event FREE with valid ID! School IDs or membership cards must be shown at the door.

Rodney Smith: September 17th, 6 - 8pm
Ron Wyatt: September 24th, 6:30 - 8pm

In case you haven't heard, Unique Photo will be welcoming world-renowned photographer Rodney Smith tomorrow, September 17th, from 6 - 8pm at Unique University! And with his newest photo book, The End, hitting the market, we're extremely excited to offer all students and members of camera clubs FREE admittance to the seminar with valid ID!

If you're unfamiliar with the name 'Rodney Smith', that doesn't necessarily mean that you're unfamiliar with his work! With 40 years experience in the photography industry, Rodney has worked for clients like the New York Times Magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, and several others. His work has also been collected by many distinguished museums, galleries, and families, including the Carnegies and the Rockefellers.

At the seminar, Rodney will highlight the philosophical and aesthetic changes his pictures have undergone, using a slideshow and a lecture that journeys through his 40 years of making photographs. He will then address the importance of maintaining artistic vision and distinct style while photographing commercially. In addition, The End will also be available for viewing and purchase!

The seminar will be taking place at Unique University within the Unique Photo SuperStore. The address is: 123 US Highway 46 (West), Fairfield, NJ 07004. For a map, please Click Here.

Eugene Richards in Woodstock, NY

Worth the ride!

September 12, 2009

Interested in Polaroids? Fashion?

International Center of Photography...

OPEN AIR 8x10: Hungarian Fashion Show
September 12–15 | Saturday–Tuesday
Grace Building Plaza/School at ICP, 43rd Street at 6th Avenue
Strike a pose in an interactive fashion shoot at the Grace Building's plaza during New York Fashion Week! Models clad in the latest haute couture by up-and-coming Hungarian designers will pose during lunch hour with passers-by. Photographers using the rare 8x10 Polaroid cameras—favorites of Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton—will shoot the scenes, paying tribute to American fashion photography. The Polaroid photos will be exhibited on the glass cube entrance of the International Center of Photography's offices.

Just a Couple More Days for Print Competition from August Shootout...

If you were on the shoot....enter in our first "Picnic Shootout Competition"

Deadline: September 15, 2009 – 1pm
o One print per member.
o Print has to be from the day of the picnic only.
o Open subject: portraits, landscape, paint, illustrative, etc.
o We are accepting any size print with a minimum size of 8x10.
o Photograph has to be mounted to any material matt, dry mounted, framed, etc. (for display purposes only)
o You are welcome to use any finish you wish (glossy, luster, watercolor, paint, etc.)
o Include competition form (attached to this e-mail) with your print and a CD with digital file.
o You can hand in your print or you can mail it to:
Unique Photo
Attn: Photo Department
123 US Hwy 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Prizes: We have a value of more than $500 in prizes
· 1st Prize - SAMPLE album 10x10, 30 pages
· 2nd Prize - Frame sample collection ( 3 frames collection)
· 3rd Prize – Unique goodie bag.
Deadline: September 15, 2009 – 1pm
The prints will be on display at the Unique University Room on September 16, 2009 during our monthly meeting where the winner will be announced.
Judging will be done by the Photo Department of Unique University to keep the judging impartial. You can pick up your print after the meeting.
This competition was kept as simple as possible; its purpose is to exercise our skills and to have fun.
Good luck everyone…
Mario Cornejo, CPP
1st VP - PPANJ North

Lightroom Lights the Room Again...

September 16, 2009 at Unique University--Join us for another informative evening with Board Member Jim Roselli..