Singapore International Photography Festival 2016 OPEN CALL

“Deadline: 29 February 2016 (Singapore Time 23:59hr, UTC/GMT +8 hours)

The fifth edition of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is now accepting online submissions from photographers and curators for its upcoming fifith edition in 2016. The new addition to SIPF’s Open Call – the inaugural Curatorial Project Showcase – seeks to provide a platform for emerging and independent curators committed to develop their professional practice in Southeast Asia.

In the previous festival edition, SIPF received 707 submissions from 70 countries. Out of these submissions, works of 47 photographers from 23 countries were selected by the festival’s independent curatorial panel – Dr. Alexander Supartono, Dr. Adele Tan, Charles Merewether, and Tay Kay Chin – and exhibited across the National Museum of Singapore, DECK, and Chapel Gallery from 3 October 2014 to 30 November 2014.

For SIPF 2016, the festival’s independent panel of curators include renowned arts practitioners Jae-Hyun Seok (Independent Curator, South Korea), and Kazuko Sekiji (Curator at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan).”

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The Circuit consists of 4 Salons, and is open to all photographers from all over the world. The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the patronages rules and requirements, approved by PSA, GPU, RPS, UAP, EPS and API.”



“The 93rd Scottish International Salon of Photography 2016 has 6 SECTIONS, 3 PRINT sections AND 3 PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE sections, ALL with approval and patronage of FIAP (2016/140),  PSA (2016-109), RPS (2016/38) , PAGB (16/2016) and GPU (L160005-M2G2S2B).”


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Why Don’t Photographers Give Out RAW Photos?

If you ask a photographer if they can give you the entire set of unedited RAW photos from a shoot, there’s a very good chance they’re going to say no. No,

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Hidden Gems In Adobe Lightroom: Skin Smoothing

I’m going to be writing a few posts in a series that feature some of the more unique and hidden features of both Adobe Lightroom & Aperture. I call them my ‘holy grail’ adjustments or my ‘hidden gems’ because not many professional photographers I know that use Lightroom on a daily basis even consider using these adjustments in their workflow.

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Preliminary IR images

Here’s some preliminary shots from my IR converted camers (more info in prev. post here).

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