Fall Photo Festivals, Events & Contests You Shouldn’t Miss

We’re really excited about fall around the PhotoShelter office. While we sadly put our Hawaiian shave ice machine away, we celebrate the beginning of fantasy football rivalries and the imminent return of sweater vests. But it also means the beginning of the busy fall photo event season.

This fall we’re going to be participating in some great events here in our backyard and across the country. We wanted to take a moment to spread the word on the outstanding fall line up and share some exclusive offers on a few more.

NYC FotoWorks 2010 Portfolio Review

New York, NY | October 28-30

Who Should Go:
Anyone looking to make connections with photo editors, art buyers, creative directors, major galleries and photo agencies. I think that’s
just about everyone, right?

exclusive networking event connects a hand-selected group of
photographers with editors, art buyers, creative
directors and gallery staff working in some of the most well known and respected organizations in the industry today. Book 1-on-1
reviews and receive valuable feedback from seasoned reviewers from
Conde Nast Traveler, Allure, ESPN Magazine, Esquire, Essence, Redux,
Corbis, Clamp Art, Mother NY, McCann Erickson and many more.
Plus, it’s the same week as PDN Photo Expo Plus so you’ll already be in town.

...And one lucky PhotoShelter member will attend for FREE!

Update: Meridith Kohut is the winner of the NYCFotoWorks Portfolio Review! Congratulations Meridith, can’t wait to hear about the review.

We’re excited to offer one very lucky PhotoShelter member access to this event free of charge*!  Enter your portfolio and you could be the recipient of admission to the portfolio review plus a 1-on-1 private lunch with a reviewer from the event!  Here’s how to enter:

1. Submit an application to NYC FotoWorks no later than October 1, 2010.

2. In the “How did you hear about us?” field enter: PHOTOSHELTER ENTRY

3. Be sure to link to a PHOTOSHELTER gallery.

4. One lucky photographer will be announced on October 4, 2010.

*please note: photographers are responsible for their own travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. 

Telluride Photo Festival
Telluride, Co | September 20-26

Who Should Go: outdoor/adventure photographers, nature and landscape photographers.

This week-long festival celebrates everything outdoor/adventure photography. With hands on workshops from seasoned pros and a great lineup of guest speakers including: Tyler Stableford, Rob Haggart of A Photo Editor, and PhotoShelter’s own CEO Allen Murabayashi and VP of Marketing Andrew Fingerman talking SEO and Extreme Website Makeovers!

PhotoShelter members, remember to use the discount code from the August newsletter and save 10% on admission.

Let us know if you’ll be joining us in Telluride, we’d like to get members of the PhotoShelter community together for some drinks one evening.

APA Photo Contest
Online | Submissions due September 28

Who Should Enter: APA members and non-members.

Earlier this year APA rolled out a slick new name and logo. Well they also spruced up their annual photo contest, with this year’s prizes totaling $75K. The APA site states “photographers are encouraged to submit work that reflects forethought and planning, is message driven (away from generic images), and without a doubt, exemplifies technical excellence.” Of all the photo contests we see, this one consistently offers the best prize packages to winners in several categories.  Check out the submission categories and of course the rules and regulations.

PACA Conference
New York, NY | October 15-17

Who Should Go: Photographers and the image licensing community

This year’s conference, held by the Picture Archive Council of America, is focused on “takeaway ‘tools’ for your business.” Industry pros gather to talk about new technologies, protecting and promoting your images online, creative collaboration, brand building and SEO. Check out the lineup of presentations and panels with participants from Condé Nast, MediaStorm, Getty Images, ASMP, Behance and yes, PhotoShelter’s own Allen Murabayashi.

PDN Photo Plus Expo
New York, NY
| October 28-30

Who Should Go: Anyone interested in the latest news, advice from the biggest names and the most jam packed speaking schedule in the photo industry, plus lovers of gear and gadgets.

This perennial event that has become the gold standard for photo industry trade shows.  See the latest equipment, get technique and business advice from the pros, and mingle with the who’s who of the photo world.  This year the convention promises to be bigger than ever with an impressive lineup of speakers including our very own Grover Sanschagrin on hand giving a talk, and we’ve got some tricks up our sleeve to keep the weekend interesting.

Foto Week DC
Washington DC | November 6-13

Who Should Go: Photographers looking to explore the best of DC photography, network and make DC-specific photo community connections.

This festival celebrates the best of DC Photography with gallery exhibits, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews and an international photo contest! Catch an outdoor photo exhibit projected on some of the capitol’s iconic architecture or attend one of the other DC-centric photo events running from dawn til dusk all week long. We know PhotoShelter user Randy Santos of DC Stock Images will be participating in a gallery event during the week.  Who else is getting involved?

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  1. Michelle Seekamp at 11:58 am

    Meridith Kohut was the proud winner of the portfolio review. We announced on Facebook yesterday at 3pm. You can check out her work at http://meridithkohut.photoshelter.com Thanks to everyone who applied and don’t forget PhotoShelter members get 10% off registration for the NYC FotoWorks Portfolio Review. A great event well worth it if you can make it.

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