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Up Close and Personal

Deadline for submissions: Mar 28, 2016
Prints due: Apr 30, 2016
Exhibition: May 11 - June 3, 2016

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Juror's Statement

The photographs submitted for Up Close and Personal show us a world that can easily be overlooked. Moving in close to a subject often brings attention to fascinating elements that would otherwise be missed, it is my favorite way to photograph. You can choose to highlight a subject’s lines, colors, texture, pattern, to draw attention to a particular part of a larger subject and it can be done anywhere!

In jurying this show, I looked for creative photographs that celebrated a close up view, images where the light was appropriate for the subject, focus was well placed, and everything included in the frame served a purpose and added to the story being told. I looked for photos that showed me small things in a big way.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to this challenge, you did not make my job easy! I was really impressed by the variety in subject matter submitted, and the quality of the photos was also wonderful. Isolating a subject in this manner takes a great deal of attention to detail and that level of thought and care is readily seen in these photographs.

- Kathleen Clemons

About the Juror

Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, instructor, speaker, and workshop leader. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique compositions. Lensbaby recently named her the "Georgia O' Keeffe of Flower Photography” and her work is represented worldwide by Corbis, Getty Images, and several other agencies.

With a background in education and a passion for both photography and instruction, Kathleen loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. She is a photography instructor at The Bryan Peterson School of Photography where she teaches five online classes. She is also an instructor for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops as well as Creative Live and Craftsy.

Call for Entries

Get up close and personal with any subject of your choosing – plant, animal, or neither. Any type of lens is acceptable; just provide a fresh and close-up perspective on the subject. All processes and capture methods are welcome.

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