Honorable Mention at A Smith Gallery Show – “Alterations”


Woo Hoooo!  🙂

My still life image of a fork below was selected by jurors Jill and Dan Burkholder as an honorable mention at the A Smith Gallery Show – “Alterations”.  

Given the quality of the accepted images in this show,  I’m “doing a happy dance!”  Seriously though, I feel very honored to have one of  my image selected to be among the top 7 in the show!  🙂   LoL,  I was happy having two images accepted into the show, let alone one of them getting and honorable mention!!!!  

Thank You!!   🙂

 https://asmithgallery.com/Alterations_Accepted_Ima.php   A Smith Gallery is located in Johnson City, Texas. 

Exhibition dates:

      November 11 to December 18, 2011 

Opening reception:

     November 26 from 4 to 7 PM

Old Fork

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Simplicity Show – A Smith Gallery


This is just too cool!  I had to share!  🙂  Back to back shows!  “Doing a Happy Dance”  LoL 

My image “White Moth” shown below has been accepted into A Smith Gallery’s Simplicity Competition juried by Robert Hecht.    Of the 571 submitted images, 49 were selected for the show. 

You can see all of the accepted entries here:  https://asmithgallery.com/Simplicity_Accepted_Imag.php With the quality of the accepted entries, I feel truly honored to have been accepted into this show!  🙂 

This is the 6th gallery show in which I’ve had fine art images accepted. 

Dates for the show are February 25 to April 17, 2011, Opening Reception is February 26, 2011 4 to 7 PM at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. 

As I stated above, I’m currently  in another show at A Smith Gallery, Romance. 

THE STORY BEHIND THIS IMAGE  (Every picture tells a story)

The image was taken almost exactly two months after loosing a precious furry friend by the name of Chief to cancer.  (Chief’s story)  I had been thinking about him a lot that week.  I was in my bathroom doing what people normally do in a bathroom and felt an energy change, a good energy change, full of warmth! 

This white moth just came out of “nowhere” and started fluttering around my head and finally landed by the shower.  Hard to explain but it just “felt” like Chief was there with me in the form of this moth.  He landed in the perfect place as the late afternoon light was pouring into the bathroom and bouncing off the mirror to the spot in which it landed. 

My camera is always just a few steps away, grabbed it from the kitchen  and took a couple of shots of this white little guy.  Yes he was still waiting for me when I got back with the camera and right lens.  🙂  Anyway very soon after taking the shots, the moth flew away into the hallway, and I never saw him again…disappearing as quickly as he had appeared.  (I included my favorite image of Chief at the end of this post.)

White Moth

I LOVE being a photographer, and LOVE being able to use my skills for both my portrait and wedding clients, and creating family heirlooms for them.  Precious memories of a lifetime!   For me there is no better feeling than to see the happy faces on my clients when they see their images for the first time.

I also LOVE doing fine art photography and participating in gallery shows.  The Fine Art work I do helps keep me inspired to keep producing quality images for my clients, but it also helps me to consistently improve my skills, my understanding of light and composition and how they work together.  Photography is truly a life long journey, you never stop learning. 

Photography is my reason for being here, I truly believe it is why I was put on this earth! 

Chief

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

3 Images Accepted to A Smith Gallery – Romance Show


First of all I would like to wish all my family, friends, and clients a Happy New Year!  Be safe in your celebrations tonight!  

A VERY Special thanks to all my clients for making 2010 a very special year! 

I found out yesterday that 3 of my images were accepted to the A Smith Gallery for their “Romance Show”.  The show runs from Jan 29, 2011 to Feb 20, 2011.  Opening Reception will be on Jan 29, 2011 from 4 to 7pm.  A Smith Gallery is located in Johnson City, Texas.

There were 273 submissions of which 60 were accepted into the show.   Three of those were mine!  🙂 

You can see all the accepted images here:  https://www.asmithgallery.com/Romance_Accepted_Images.php

This is the 5th gallery showing that I have been accepted to.  🙂  Needless to say I’m STOKED and honored to be a part of this showing! 

Romancing the Storm

 

As We Are

 

Two of a Kind

 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

3 Images Accepted to Small Works Show at The Chait Galleries Downtown


The show runs from November 5, 2010 to January 5, 2011.   The opening reception for the show is Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5-8 pm.   http://www.thegalleriesdowntown.com/

This is the 4th time I’ve had images accepted into gallery shows, the 2nd year in a row now for the Chait Galleries Downtown Small Works Show. 

I consider it an honor to be participating in this and all shows that I’ve had work accepted to.

A huge THANK YOU to ALL my CLIENTS for your loyalty, generosity and placing your trust in me!  You allow me to do what I love for a living!  For that I can’t thank you enough! 

A very special thanks to Stephanie Webb, Greg Frieden, Jaime Moquin, Miriam Anderson, Jim McKinniss, Lynn Rider, Lisa and Curtis Harris for your friendships first and foremost, and for keeping me motivated. your honest opinions, and your encouragement! 

And to you www.photoworkshop.com friends, especially Judith Farber for your constant pushing for us to improve, and to Tanja Mamas, Audrey Lee, Jim Stearns, and everyone else on PWS, a very special thanks for helping me to improve my work! 

Sunday Morning

Make it Stop

Mamas Home

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Image selected as “Assignment Image of the Week”


For those that may not already know me, I’m also into creating fine art images.  I’ve had 5 images selected to show in 3 gallery showings in the past two years, three images at Chait Galleries in Iowa City, and two images at two different shows at Watson Gallery in Texas. 

The image below was one of two images selected as Assignment Image of the Week on www.photoworkshop.com and will be published in Double Exposure Magazine for the next week.  http://www.doubleexposure.com/WA.shtml  The assignment topic was: “glass reflections”.

For those out there that are into photography, Photoworkshop is an online community of photographers of all skill levels.  Each week they have an assignment that must be completed within a 1 week time frame.  The assignments are “judged” by Judith Farber, a very accomplished fine art photographer who has studied under both Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh.   She is our “Photoworkshop Mentor”.   http://interviewwithanartist.com/?p=166  and http://judithfarber.com/.

If you are a photographer wanting to improve your skills, I highly suggest signing up with Photoworkshop.com.  The weekly assignments are a great way to improve your skills as a photographer.  They force you to see things in new and different ways. 

Speaking from personal experience, Photoworkshop.com has helped improve my skills by leaps and bounds over the last 6 years!  In addition to the weekly assignments, they have a wealth of information, including a critique page where you can post images and receive feedback from some awesome fellow photographers.  This isn’t like some other photo sites where every critique is “awesome shot” but real honest feedback on what you did both right and what can be improved. 

In addition there is  the photoworkshop book series, the books are full of tips on 10 different types of photography, you can practice what you learn, then post your results on the different book forums and receive critiques and feedback on how you did.  I’ve just touched the surface of everything that is available on Photoworkshop.com, check it out, you will see what I mean! 

Overall, it’s just a fun and very effective way to improve your skills as a photographer.  

A special thanks to Olivia for allowing me to grab this shot during our senior session last week.  See previous post.  https://visionsphotography.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/olivias-senior-portraits/

As always have a great  day and stay positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special! 
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Two Images Win Runner Up


Double Exposure Magazine www.doubleexposure.com recently held a Childrens Photography Competition.  http://www.doubleexposure.com/sheila.shtml  Two of my images shown below and available at these links were selected as runners up. 

http://www.doubleexposure.com/double_exposure/covers/children/24.html

http://www.doubleexposure.com/double_exposure/covers/children/25.html

There were so many great images submitted internationally, I feel very honored  having two of my images selected and published among these wonderful and emotive images. 

 

As always, have a wonderful day!

Carl,

Visions Photography

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3 Prints Accepted


Just wanted to let you know I had 3 prints accepted to the Chait Galleries Downtown “Small Works Show”  http://www.thegalleriesdowntown.com/  The prints will be available for purchase at  Chait Galleries Downtown, located at 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA  319 338 4442.

The show will run from Nov. 6, 2009 to January 6, 2010.  The Gallery will host an opening reception on November 6, 2009 from 5-8 pm.  

These are the prints that were accepted for this showing and I feel very honored to be included in this show!   Thank you to Chait Galleries for everything they do for area artists of all mediums. 

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As always, have a wonderful day!

Carl,

Visions Photography

319-286-8483

http://www.visionsphotography.net

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