PLEASE NOTE: when you submit your completed entry on CaFE images can NOT be added.
The competition is open to all photographers residing in Alaska. All photographically derived works are eligible, either two dimensional prints or three dimensional objects and sculpture incorporating a photographic process. Only original works not previously exhibited or scheduled for exhibition in a statewide juried exhibition in Alaska are eligible for submission. Recent work preferred.
Digital Submissions & Judging
Rarefied Light judging is completed in a two-step process by our juror with an initial judging from all digital entries, then a final judging of selected exhibition-ready artwork in Anchorage.
All entries must be submitted as digital files for initial judging. Artists with selected work from the initial judging will be notified and will need to submit exhibition-ready art for final judging.
APC Members: first entry $20, $5 per each additional entry.
Non-Members: first entry $30, $10 each additional entry.
There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted.
APC Members who have active memberships or renew using CallForEntry, are eligible to use coupon code: APCMEMBER to receive your discount on submission rates
For full details check out the info here!
Join us for our April Photo Tuesday discussion with Joe Yelverton as he takes us through STATE OF CHANGE, a narrative that captures the stories of scientists and residents of the Arctic, a reflection on the human condition and the changing landscape.
After many hours of interviews and thousands of miles of travel on foot, car, bush plane, helicopter, and commercial jet, Yelverton stopped collecting information and started synthesizing an emerging narrative—not one of doom and gloom that’s perpetuated by the media, but a story revealing the human side of change we face.
Our relationship with the natural world is as much a metaphor for our struggle to relate with one another.
The Expressive Photographic Print
with Eddie Soloway
A beautiful print is the ultimate expression for our photographic images. We are surrounded by lots of information on how to use digital software, but a vital first step in the printmaking process is exploring the emotional response you are hoping to achieve, and then knowing which tools to use to make that expression. Are you hoping to create a contemplative, quiet response? An energetic, bold statement? The journey starts when the image is visualized in your mind—in the field—followed by how the image is exposed, and then, with a good digital “negative”, the artist reaches for the proper digital darkroom techniques to bring his or her vision into a finished piece of beauty.
Our days will focus on these important skills:
• Interpreting an image – Leading by emotions, following with technique
• Developing Print Eyes – The ability to look at a print, know what direction to take it, and what skills to use in getting there.
• Understanding color
• Digital Darkroom – Set up, computers, monitors, printers, software
• Color calibration
• Integrity of the digital file or film scan (Quality out requires quality in.)
• Global adjustments in exposure, color, and contrast
• Working locally
• Developing an eye for nuance
• Printing in black and white
• Making the print—printer settings, color RIPs, papers
• Print finishing, matting, framing
This workshop will not be printing finished files, but will be teaching the steps necessary for making expressive, and beautiful prints.
Prerequisite: Participants would need to bring their own laptop with current versions of at least Lightroom, and preferably also Photoshop. You do not need to be experts, but need to be using the software, and know your way around the basics. A more complete list and letter detailing how to get ready, and what to bring, will be sent to each participant through APC.