CALL for ENTRIES: By Design
Package design truly affects my food purchases. From clusters of naturally adorable clementines in a little wooden crate to the little pink pig on my favorite Brown Mix, No Pudge Fudge. Note: These are the best brownies I have EVER eaten in my life. My family is addicted, and I appreciate that just calls for yogurt–we prefer to use Greek yogurt with a little extra vanilla. I’m not certain if my background in graphic design makes MORE or LESS susceptible. This next Call is all about Design. You’ve got the eye; now it is your turn to show it off!
Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Photography by Design. The entry fee at Darkroom is always low ($20), and they will provide free matting & framing if you work in their standard sizes. The jury method for this one is a change from the norm with TWO jurors EACH choosing a winner. Take a look…
*Editor’s Note: If you enter, please make sure to let them know that you found the Call on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com. We’ve got a great history with them…including Best of Show!
CALL for ENTRIES:
Photography by Design
There are principles of good design that when used properly, will make a good image much better, and a great image dynamite. With an understanding of how to apply these principles in making your images, you’ve got a excellent chance at elevating even dull subject matter to visually enticing, and in some instances, simply persuasive.
Does your image use point, line, color, form or shape, space, texture, and/or pattern to effectively communicate your intent? Does the image portray a sense of unity, balance, proportion, rhythm/repetition/similarity, hierarchy/dominance/emphasis/figure to ground. Let’s also add a few of the gestalt principles into the mix: Closure (our tendency to see and assume something which is not technically there/to fill in the missing pieces), Continuance (our tendency to follow a visual or suggested path), and Proximity (the two-dimensional relationship of objects to each other within the frame). If you have images that clearly illustrate one or several of the above mentioned elements and/or principles of design, they would love to see them.
November 14, 2012
November 20, 2012
JUROR: Joe Baraban has been photographing since the age of 24, where he took a job as a Medical Photographer at the Methodist Hospital in Houston (there aren’t many of us who can brag about a field entry like that!) . He became Freelance soon thereafter, and over the next forty years built a commercial portfolio including work for clients from Coca Cola to Hennessy, Cessna to Boeing, and IBM to Microsoft. His resume also includes most of the Fortune 500 companies. He has photographed the full line automotive brochures for Acura, Saturn, and Range Rover, not to mention campaigns for Jaguar, Ford, Toyota. Although he’s rather famous in the auto industry, you’ll see his work spans portraiture, travel, industrial, and general commercial with a visual voice clearly seated in eye-popping design.
AWARDS: All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
SALES: Darkroom offers free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of their exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submisssion Rules page!