Monthly Archives: March 2012
Stephen Fisher Photography has been juried into the Rockport Art Festival for 2012 as an exhibitor! This is one of the premier art festivals on the Coastal Bend and is held annually over the Fourth of July weekend. I’m flattered that the jury deemed my submission worthy of being selected.
Here’s how it works. I think this is how it works…maybe. I selected three of my images to be presented to the Jury for consideration. There are always many more entries than booth space for the festival. The Jury then makes it’s selections from all of the entries. I’m not sure who comprises the Jury, but usually it is made up of someone from the Rockport Center for the Arts, distinguished local artists, local gallery owners, etc. Something like that…
OK…So now I’ve got a little over three months to get my “you know what” together. I’ll need to get a booth. I’ve been borrowing a booth from my friend John Martell for Rockport Market Days. I’m sure that John will be exhibiting at the Rockport Art Festival, so I’ll need one my own.
I’ve been working pretty hard building up my inventory. I do everyting myself except for the printing. Putting it all together as a gallery wrap, framed piece, photo note card, or matted print is FUN for me. I like to control as much of the process as I can when it comes to my art. After all…I do have the time!
I’m VERY proud of this! Honestly…I’m pleasantly SHOCKED about all of the great opportunities that have come my way. I’l keep updating my preparations for this show here…SEF
My friends John Martell and Mike Collins spent yesterday morning at a new find for us. I found a water-drip not more than 3 blocks from the Rockport house. Water and food are the basic requirements for attracting birds. There’s a LOT of brush around to provide necessary protection. This spot could prove out to be a productive site for us.
This is really a different kind of image for me. I call this “Black Blue”. It a stylized Great Blue Heron that I photographed near Rockport. I made this image with my new Canon 70-200 mm II f/2.8 IS lens. I really like this lens for hand-held flight images.
I should be hearing about several contests that I’ve entered soon. Cross your fingers…SEF
One of the 25 or so photography blogs I follow is Arthur Morris’ Birds As Art. It’s probably my favorite. Arthur Morris is arguably the finest bird photographer on the planet. From a reader’s perspective, he often seems to be rather eccentric and sometimes cranky. Having said that, I have learned a BUNCH of good stuff reading his blog…
“Artie”…as his friends call him (And unfortunately he’s not a friend.He doesn’t even know I exist!)…is sponsoring the Birds As Art 1st International Bird Photography Competition. For a modest $25 I can upload 10 of my images into the competition. There are about 10 different categories that I won’t bother to describe. Just photographing birds is geeky enough for most. Putting them into esoteric categories would be way over the top for 99% of you. I LOVE IT!
OK…So I’ve selected all of my entries. I haven’t uploaded them yet because the deadline isn’t until March 31. There’s still plenty of time for me to change my mind…make corrections…and just “think about it”.
The good thing about this competition is that all of the entries will be anonymous for the jury. All the judges see is the image…no signatures…no names…no nothing. I think I stand as good a chance as some of the “Rock Stars” out there. We’ll know soon…SEF
My association with the Treehouse Art Collective in Corpus Christi is off to a fast start. They sold three of my images in the first week! This is a very nice gallery…and the owners are GREAT to work with. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to show here…
Bought a new…make that new to ME…lens from my friends at Lensrentals.com. They had a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II IS coming out of their rental inventory…and I jumped all over it! I’ve rented glass from these folks and I’ve purchased used glass from them. This 70-200 looks brand new! The folks at Lensrentals.com really understand the meaning of customer service. Give them a try…
I just “found” this image of a Whooping Crane while post-processing some images. I had forgotten about this shoot out at the Crane House, and have a couple of keepers in there!
I’m dying to get out shooting again. I’ve been bogged down with all kinds of administrative stuff. Als the weather has been a factor. NOT THAT I’M COMPLAINING, but the weather has been challenging. We’re finally getting the MUCH-needed rain here in Texas. When it’s not raining, it’s been foggy and overcast. We need the rain…We need the rain…
I mentioned in my last post that I had met a nice artist at the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, TX. Kathy Wagner is one of the co-owners of the Treehouse Art Collective in Corpus Christi, TX. We talked about the possibility of Stephen Fisher Photography exhibiting in their gallery as an Associate Artist. I emailed some of my images to Kathy…she forwarded them on to her partners…and BINGO! Another co-owner… Ellen Fehrenkamp…called me early this week with some GREAT news. Long story short…they all liked my images! We have signed a contract, and on Monday I’ll be delivering some of my images to the Treehouse for exhibit…
I went to the Treehouse last night to meet everyone and get the feel of the gallery. It was Art Walk night in Corpus Christi and the place was jumping. These folks are very nice and extremely talented. The location is perfect! I’m really looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with the Treehouse Art Collective. Please take a look at the Treehouse Art Collective website and let me know what you think…SEF