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Larry Vogel – recent collection

Posted in Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 27, 2008


From the Water Works Series, copyright of Larry Vogel

commercial real estate investment company in Ontario California recently purchased nine photographs by Larry Vogel. The artwork by Vogel was purchased and commissioned through the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California.

All of the art pictured in the installation photographs were created and installed by Larry Vogel. All nine pieces are inkjet printed on canvas and mounted on stretcher bars. To finish the sides of the 1 1/2″ canvas wrapped stretcher bars, Vogel framed the art with an aluminum molding. The three pieces in the two story lobby are all ten feet wide and vary in height with dimensions of 38″, 32″ and 24″. The horizontal image, Yellow Leaves on Water is 38″ x 72″. All other square images are printed to 38″ x 38″.

The three images on the two story lobby wall, as well as two of the square images are from The Water Works Series all created by Vogel from digital photographs and Photoshop manipulations. The triptych of eucalyptus trees are from the Motion Picture Series. This series was created from photographs all shot from a moving car. Using long shutter speeds and a panning motion with the camera there is evidence of blur and motion in each image.

For more information and availability contact the Susan Spiritus Gallery at or Larry Vogel at

by Doug Stockdale

Douglas Stockdale – In Passing

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 20, 2008


In Passing, Second Edition, by Douglas Stockdale, Blurb publication, 2008

Yes, yours truely, the editor of this web-journal and a member of The Photographers Exchange, has just published the Second Edition of my book, In Passing.

The second edition is now available as a hardcover book with an ImageWrap cover, in a large horizontal format book (13 x 11″), with 36 photographs on 80 pages of the new Blurb premium 100 lb luster paper. My earlier First Edition published a smaller, softcover book is now out of print and no longer available for purchase.

The reduction in the number of photographs in this book coinsides with a better understanding of my objectives with this series. I am attempting to capture the elusive traces of emotions of a personal tragedy, including grief, sorrow and eventually acceptance with the passage of time.

I have published a number of articles about my development of this series over the last year and a half on my personal web journal, Singular Images.

By Doug Stockdale

12-28-08 update: I just made a couple of tweaks to the second edition and the slightly revised Second Edition is now available.

L.A. Center for Digital Art – 2008 International Juried Competition

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on November 20, 2008



Deadline for entries: December 15, 2008
Winners announced: December 22, 2008
Exhibit Dates: January 8-31, 2009

Complete Prospectus:
Direct Link to Registration:

Registration fee is $30US (three images).
Multiple entries permitted, additional $30 entry fee for each three images.

Rebecca Morse Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Peter Frank Senior Curator, Riverside Art Museum, THE Magazine Critic,
Rex Bruce Artist, Curator, Director L.A. Center for Digital Art

by Doug Stockdale

Palm Springs Photo Festival – Update

Posted in Photography by douglaspstockdale on November 17, 2008


The PSPF festival has some really great news, which is going to be a big improvement on the last years scattered seminar location mess. They have a new sponsor, the Palm Springs Hyatt Regency and the All Suite resort will be Attendee Headquarters for the festival and the venue for all of the seminars and technical consultations. Wonderful improvement!!

Please see their website at for complete information. I think that they have a fabulous program for next year’s event that includes workshops with Duane Michals, Steve McCurry, Larry Fink, Todd Hido, Keith Carter, Frank Ockenfels III, Jay Dusard, Greg Gorman, John Paul Caponigro, Debbie Fleming Caffery & Juergen Nogai. We’ll again present our unique 2-day workshop, Beyond the Softbox: A Cinematic Lighting Approach for Still Photography. 

The Seminars will include special courses in Understanding Color Spaces, Digital Image Optimization with Mac Holbert, Secrets of an Expert Hollywood Retoucher, Calibration & Profiling, Intermediate & Advanced classes in using Photoshop & Lightroom, The D.A.M. (Digital Asset Management) seminar, The Photographic Book, How to Get Your Photo Book Published, Using Aperture, Photography & the Internet, Advocacy & Your Camera, Storytelling with the new Canon 5-D Mark II using Aperture and I-Photo and Mary Virginia Swanson’s Finding Your Audience.

They’ll be offering over 700 Portfolio Reviews – chances to present your work for critique and guidance to Creative Directors, Art Directors, Museum Curators, Gallery Directors, Art Buyers, Photo Editors, Educators, Photographers and more!

This year they have another innovation: Consultations with tech gurus and others who can help you one-on-one with career or technical issues.

As always, we’ll have great Evening Presentations, our daily Symposiums (The Business of Fine Art, PDN’s Emerging 30, The Editorial Photography Conference and Advocacy & the Arts) and two great parties complete with free wine tastings by several of California’s finest wine producers.

SUBMIT your slide show for a chance to win incredible prizes such as a Canon Pixma printer, great camera backpacks, Lensbabies, and the possibility of your work being shown to the entire Connect 09 audience in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum!

Connect 09 offers the opportunity to MEET top photographers, curators, art directors, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California for this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival.

SHOW your portfolios, STUDY with legendary photographers, ATTEND cutting-edge seminars / symposiums and enjoy outdoor evening projections by world-famous image makers. NETWORK with the master photographers, industry insiders and your contemporaries at nightly parties and ENJOY the warm Palm Springs weather.

Most importantly, they promise you won’t have more FUN at any other photo event! Walk away with a RENEWED PASSION for the art of image making.

They will also have some special deals at some of the local hotels, details should be out shortly.

By Doug Stockdale

Rudy Vega – PDN Winner

Posted in Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 15, 2008

When PDN awarded first prize in the catagory of Travel/Lifestyles in the juried PIX Digital Image 14, the winner was Rudy Vega and his series Travels in Japan.

To view his photographs, you have to follow the linkage on the PDN website to the Winners, I was unable to provide a direct link.

by Doug Stockdale

New Epson printers – Pro 7900 & Pro 9900

Posted in Photography by douglaspstockdale on November 13, 2008

Epson just announced two new printers, the Pro 7900 (24″ wide) and 9900 (44″ wide) and they both have the ability to automaticly switch between matte black and gloss black. I figured that they did get it, but I guess it has taken a little while to implement the changes. And maybe losing some unneccessary market share to HP and Canon during the duration, eh?

Who says competition is not good! I know that the new Pro 9900 now has my interest;- )

Apparently Epson is also announcing an upgrade to their pigment ink, called UltraChrome HDR Technology. I do not have any details on the ink at the moment, but like all new things, it is suppose to be improved and better. I am sure we will see more about both of these changes in print soon.

But alas, the ability to change the black ink on the fly for the smaller prints, such as the 4880, is not available. YET! I am guessing we should see that printing capability soon, along with the availablity of the new inks on the smaller format printers.

by Doug Stockdale

Janos Lanyi at The American Juried Art Salon

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 10, 2008


Machinery, copyright of Janos Lanyi

Janos Lanyi was recently juried into the recent exhibit at The American Juried Art Salon.

About AJAS: The American Juried Art Salon is a Texas Corporation. We were incorporated in 2005 with the sole purpose of conducting professionally hosted juried art exhibitions where artists are judged on the merit of their work. We provide a level playing field for all participants.

This photograph by Janos is departure from his past work as he has been photographing industrial equipment and developing a more graphic, if not abstract, body of work.

by Doug Stockdale

Leica S2

Posted in Photography by douglaspstockdale on November 9, 2008

With all of the buzz about the new 21Mp Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 15MP 50D, as well as the 12 Mp Nikons, I don’t see much about the new 37.5 Mp Leica S2. The Leica is equivalent to a medium format camera (30x45mm sensor) in a 35mm camera body. But this Leica will also require some new lens for adaquate sensor coverage.

Some have voiced the concern that with the 21Mp Canon’s, they are reaching the limits with the 35mm equivalent size sensor. Cramming a lot in a small space. So is the Leica S2 the camera of the future for digital? Thus, will the current “full frame” lens for the Canon 5D Mark II or the 1DsMark III  then have a equivalency factor when used on the larger format sensor cameras??

Time will tell, eh?

By Doug Stockdale

2CC artist Call – California Visual Artists

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on November 6, 2008

Second City Council (2CC), Long Beach, CA has a call for California Artists. Juried Exhibition:
California Visual Artists: Honoring the Work of Artists Living in California.”

Some of the details are as follows:

Open to artists living in California
All work submitted for consideration must be available for exhibition December 13, 2008 – January 22, 2009. (Please do not enter work previously shown at 2cc.)

Open Subject Matter; Open Medium

Entry Deadline is Sunday, November 16, 2008

by Doug Stockdale

PHOTO+BOOK: Juried exhibit – self published books

Posted in Books & Magazines, Juried opportunities, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 5, 2008


The 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR has just announced an interesting call for entries, which is a juried exhibit of self published print on demand (POD) books, with more details available here.

Having developed four print on demand books recently, I think that this exhibition is a wonderful idea.  It is a great opportunity to motivate the many photographers who have been thinking about developing a photographic POD book, to get it done!