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Website updated August 19, 2014
15 competitions, 1 with deadline ofAugust 18, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

Mary Ellen MarkTexas Photographic Society is teaming up with Hahnemühle FineArt to offer workshops and portfolio reviews by David Robert Farmerie on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.

The morning session: Achieving Your Vision Through Digital Printing will give participants an in-depth understanding of achieving outstanding, consistent results in their digital printing - whether printing themselves or outsourcing their image files. The afternoon session: Becoming a Fine Art Photographer will offer participants a real-world understanding of how to enter the Fine Art market and what pitfalls to avoid. The private, one-on-one portfolio reviews on Saturday, September 13 have SOLD OUT! So, a limited number of sessions will be available for reservation on Sunday, September 14. Act fast, register now. Reservations for a portfolio review must be made in advance. Participants signing up for both the morning and afternoon sessions will receive a $10.00 rebate at the time of the workshop. Lunch will be provided at an additional cost of $15.

For questions and to reserve your portfolio review, please contact David at Limited availability, so register now! Read the David Farmerie blog!

Another Opportunity for TPS Members!!!
How to Wow with Jerry Ghionis

@ the Hilton, Austin on September 5, 2014
Daytime Workshop: 9am-4pm
Nighttime Seminar: 5pm-8:30pm

WPPI’s most awarded photographer and Nikon Ambassador, Jerry Ghionis, presents the How to Wow Tour! In his most ambitious and his first solo North American tour, Jerry will teach you HOW to WOW your clients every time with extraordinary images. There will be 2 sets that will change constantly throughout the day that emulate what it’s like to photograph in a furnished bedroom, lounge room, and at night and with countless props. The workshop will follow with a seminar when Jerry will discuss his "MacGyver" moves of his photography where he will teach you how to turn an ordinary location into an amazing opportunity. For more information or to purchase your tickets, click here.

TPS members receive a 10% discount. Please contact President, Amy Holmes George, to receive yours.

image: Waoka Hetchetu Aloh - "Spirit Walker" Plate 1 © David Robert Farmerie

TPS 2014 Print Program photographers for 2014 have been selected. Members joining at the Friend, or Benefactor levels may choose from an exclusive selection of fine prints by prominent, contemporary photographers. This year's artists are: Cheryl Medow (Santa Monica, CA), Craig Barber (Woodstock, New York), Lupita Murillo Tinnen (Oak Point, Texas), Fran Forman (Watertown, Massachusetts), and Ann George (Shreveport, Louisiana). See more prints.

Today, join 1,290 others following TPS on facebook. You may have missed the following stores: Costa Concordia salvage, When Age Produces Beauty: Photographs of Legends at Work, Day to Night: 24 Hours in One Photo, Timelapse video shows nine years of 9/11 reconstruction, and 34 Amazing Photos of American Cities From 100 Years Ago.

Mary Ellen MarkThe 2014 Daguerreian Society Symposium
The 2014 Daguerreian Society Symposium will be held in Austin, Texas on September 26-29, 2014 at the Texas State Library and Archives (website).

The 2014 Daguerreian Society Annual Symposium will be held at the Texas State Library and Archives. Our opening reception will take place here on Friday, September 26, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, along with an exhibition of early Texas photography.For more information, click here.

The Daguerreian Society brings together people from all over the world who are united by a common interest in the history of photography. Our members include students and teachers... museum curators and scientists... collectors and dealers... historians, photographers and artists. We formed in 1988 as a group "dedicated to the history, science, and art of the daguerreotype."

image is a part of the Daguerreian Society's NEA Research Database (


Mary Ellen MarkLaserSoft Imaging New Software
LaserSoft Imaging is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanners, digital imaging software and now it's newest software development, PrinTao 8 printing software for Epson and Canon printers. Never before has printing your own scans and photographs to produce professional level, exceptional color images been so easy.

The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, digital cameras, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging also produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration. For more information, click here.

Workshop Opportunities

Mary Ellen MarkThe Albumen Print with Timothy H. McCoy
September 13-14, 2014

The Albumen Print at the Southwest School of Art with Timothy H. McCoy, a recognized artist from Georgia, whose career was inspired by photography workshops at the Southwest School of Art from 1984-1985, returns to teach you how to make albumen prints from cracking the eggs to floating the paper to developing and gold-toning the final print. Tuition is $250. For more info, contact Southwest School of Art, 210.224.1848.

iPhone and iPad Artistry: The Next Step

with Dan Burkholder
September 14-20, 2014

If you love Instagram and Hipstamatic but long for a more individualized look to your iPhone and iPad images, this is the class for you! We’ll explore adventurous capture and editing techniques, combined with exciting alternative printing methods. Leap beyond simple panoramas as you learn how to create stunning vistas with two-axis image stitching. Class size is limited to 15 persons.

image left: 125th Street Station © Dan Burkholder
image right: Bog Dog © Keith Carter
Mary Ellen Mark

Mundro Raro (Rare World)
with Keith Carter
October 19-24

Keith Carter has spent more than 25 years photographing in and around the lovely Mexican colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel is the perfect catalyst for creating expressive portraits, landscapes, still lifes, or architectural images. Tuition includes double accommodations for 6 nights (single supplement available for an additional $480). General Information for Workshops in San Miguel.

Creative iPhone Photography: The Next Step
with Karen Divine
November 2-7, 2014

Knowing the basics of iPhone compositing, let’s push ourselves further to express imagery that is both personal and transformative. Each day, Karen gives you exercises to enable you to quiet the mind and detach from your thoughts, move you out of your comfort zone, expand your perspectives, and establish a sense of playfulness. As you explore San Miguel we explore the process of letting go, allowing our creativity to reveal stories to us—all with our iPhones!

Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2014
with Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins
November 21-23

Alan and Mike are both fourth generation pros who have been  travelling and photographing the Hill Country for years. You can look forward  seeing new places and even ones you might know in a new and inspiring way. You’ll  learn and practice things that can improve your photography no matter what your personal style may be. Plus, lots of fun. Please contact Alan at or 713-526-1747 to reserve your space. The workshop is limited to 10 people so we can spend plenty of individual time with each person. The cost for the workshop is $300.00 plus your hotel and food.


Mary Ellen MarkRecent Member's News
Mexico Profundo (Deep Mexico), a portfolio of photographs of rural and indigenous Mexico by Wayne Lambert [Colorado Springs, CO] was published in the July/August, 2014, issue of LensWork (Issue No. 113).

A body of work by Saloutos Lee was used in an essay on the deathMary Ellen Mark penalty in Politico, in Lenscratch's Hidden in Plain Sight-The Abandoned Prison, in Photo+ for an interview as well as in an interview in

Fran Forman has been creating more work using encaustic wax. You can see some pieces at Susan Spiritus Gallery, and later this summer I'll be taking a week-long workshop at Haystack.

image left: Sun Room ©Saloutes Lee; image right: looking towards an island ©Fran Forman

More Members' News, click here.


Upcoming Member Exhibitions
Mary Ellen MarkMary Tomas Gallery
1110 Dragon Street, Dallas, Texas. 214.727.5101. Fourth Annual Juried Membership Exhibition including Eating Gumbo with The Bear by Sharon Shero. Thru August 30, 2014.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church Street, Lenox, MA. 413.551.7353. Selected Works by SOHN FINE ART'S Represented Artists including Fran Forman, thru August 18. New Location and Grand Opening Reception, Sat. August 16, 3p-7p.

image left: Eating Gumbo with the Bear ©Sharon Shero; image right: A Sabbath Prayer © Stan RaucherMary Ellen Mark

Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren Street, Hudson, NY, 12534. 518.697.0266. Fri-Sun, 12p-6p & by appointment. Los Israelitas: The New Promised Land, photographs by Stan Raucher. Thru August 31, 2014.

More Members' Exhibits, click here

Upcoming Competition Deadlines

Mary Ellen MarkKids (Not Cute) @ Umbrella Arts in NYC
Deadline: October 20, 2014

Conceived and juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Photography, Umbrella Arts; photographer, educator, author, curator.
Seeking images of KIDS that are a bit unusual and out of the ordinary, not the conventionally cute and sentimental images that are often seen. The photographs can be amusing, interesting, sad, frank and biting. The tone can convey an appreciation for the joys and difficulties experienced by KIDS in the essentially absurd predicament of growing into an adult world. KIDS pictured in environments from home to zoo, from city streets to rural and suburban places, from the neighborhood to the ends of the earth, with or without their fellow man or KIDS are all sought. For more information and how to enter, click here.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award and NOPA
Deadline: August 25, 2014

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American Mary Ellen MarkSouth. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.  For submission details and other information, click here.

Water: Santa Fe Workshops 25th Anniversary Photo Contest
Deadline: September 17
In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Santa Fe Workshops is giving Four Grand Prizes and 5% of WATER proceeds go to the Artists of the World fund for clean, safe drinking water! The four categories include Landscape, Portrait, Documentary, and Abstract. In color or in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones — what does WATER mean to you? To view the panel of jurors and to enter, click here.

More Competitions and Exhibition opportunites, click here.



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