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From: Ronald T.
Sent on: Friday, August 28, 2009 12:30 AM
We have great news for membership, one of our own, has been selected for first prize in the International Photography Awards, I P A awards,

Her Entry Title: " A Place of Fury". Marguerite was chosen over a large number of entrants for her first prize award, we are very happy for win.

The International Photography Awards To salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography.

IPA invites passionate photographers, professionals and non-professionals alike, to compete for the title of International Photographer of the Year. The competition is judged by a board of esteemed photo editors, curators, gallery owners, art directors and other luminaries from the international photography community. The award includes a Lucie and a $10,000 grand prize. In an effort to cultivate and showcase emerging talent, all non-professional entries are also eligible for the Discovery of the Year Award, lauding best up-and-coming artist, which includes a Lucie and a $5,000 cash prize.

Photo and Essay Contest

Take a Picture, Tell Your Story

Tell us, in photos or words, about your school building ? what you are proud of and what you?d like to see changed. Be a detective, documenting and showing the world the good, bad and even the funny dimensions of your school building.

Your images and words will help raise awareness of the need for high quality school buildings for all students, teachers and communities.
Prizes & Exhibit in Washington, DC. Selected photos and stories from students and teachers will be shown at a special exhibition in Washington, DC. Many more entries will be published in a Through Your Lens book and in an online gallery. Five student winners will also receive a Vado pocket video camcorder from Creative Labs.

Who is eligible? The contest is open to students, teachers, school staff, parents, nurses and all members of the school community. Students and teachers are especially encouraged to enter! All submissions will be eligible for selection for the Capitol building exhibit, the Through Your Lens book and the online gallery. In addition, students are eligible to win one of five pocket camcorders!

Homeland Security Secretary's Photography Remarks

As seen in the 2009 News Photographer magazine.
(The Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's remarks made during a televised interview on Fox News that the public should be suspicious of photographers.)
Let me know what you thinks about this statement.

Another Big layoff of Photographers this time it's in San Diego California.

The Union Tribune will be laying off four photojournalists, and a number of other employees at the paper.

I will be working with the Help Portrait project, and hope some of you would like to participate with this worthy project.
Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate this holiday season.

In brief, here are the details:

Date: December 12, 2009

Ray of The Los Angeles Hiking and Photography, plus a member of our group, will be holding 3Hr Photography Workshop and he has 3 open spots, first come

In the comfort of a home studio,
learn the skills necessary to
capture eye-popping portraits.
An actor/model will be sitting in on our session who will sport
various looks for us to shoot.
A sampling headshots can be viewed here:

*3 Spots left* - Capturing Eye-Popping Portraits - Photo

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