Colorado photographers must enter via www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ™) and can find Exploring the Light 2014 alphabetically under available calls. Photographers may submit up to three images in multiple categories. A non-refundable $35 entry fee applies. Payments may be processed online via CaFÉ™ or mailed to c/o Exploring the Light, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, Colorado, 80124.
All images must be formatted to the following CaFÉ™ specifications: Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side; File Format: JPEG; File Size: JPEG under 1.8 MB. Images cannot have appeared in a previous Lone Tree Photography Show.
Entry Rules and Instructions
Artist Waiver and Release
Bin Work Form
Images that portray the features, characteristics and weather of the land, sea and sky. This category includes natural, urban and manmade landscapes.
Images of all kinds of animals: including birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect as well as photos of wildlife, zoo life, farm and domesticated animals. (No people.)
Images that convey the feeling of motion including panning, smearing and freezing.
Entries are images that concentrate on shape, form, color, pattern, texture, angles, and blur rather than recognizable subject matter making many images macro. The aim is to help the viewer gain an emotional attachment to the image or enjoying the ‘feel’ of how it looks.
*Multiple Category Entry –
For photographers submitting more than one image in more than one category. The intended category for jurying MUST be included under the image description field.
All images must be delivered framed and ready to hang. Framing must meet gallery quality standards. Frames must be undamaged and reinforced with hardware and picture wire (saw tooth hangers are not acceptable) and suitable for the Arakawa Hanging System. Plaque board, metal and Plexiglas are acceptable. Glass clips for framing are not acceptable. Framed finished images must not weigh more than 35 lbs. A label must be attached to the back of the image identifying artist, title, category and price. Entries not meeting specifications will not be hung.
Cash awards are estimated at $4,000. 2014 Best of Show winner will be awarded gallery space for approximately 30 days at the Lone Tree Arts Center following the close of Exploring the Light 2014.
Sales are conducted by the Lone Tree Arts Center. A 20% sales commission will be applied to all sales.
Exploring the Light - 2014 Photo Show Book for Purchase
With photographer’s permission, the Lone Tree Photo Club will compose a book with accepted entries representing Exploring the Light 2014. Accepted images will be printed with the photographer’s name and information about the image such as location, camera and the story behind the photo. To participate, you must indicate participation under the questions in CaFE TM and submit the Exploring the Light Questionnaire online at www.lonetreephotoclub.com/?p=1583
. Exploring the Light will be available for viewing and purchase online after the close of the show in June 2014.
Since 1979, Glenn Randall has combined his love of wilderness with a passion for photography. His intimate knowledge of atmospheric optics, weather, and the landscapes he photographs allows him to find the intersections of magical light and stunning subject matter that produce exceptional images. His work has been published in Audubon, Avalanche, Barnes & Noble, Brown Trout, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and Runner’s World calendars and in Audubon, GEO, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, SKI, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine, and many others. Prints of his fine-art landscape photographs can be found in several Colorado galleries. His photographs have also been used by many book publishers and corporate clients.
At age 56, he has accumulated over 1,100 photo credits, including 71 covers, and sold over 10,000 prints. He was the sole photographer for two books of landscape photographs, Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions and Colorado Wild & Beautiful, both published by Farcountry Press. He recently finished Sunrise from the Summit, a seven-year project in which he shot sunrise (or occasionally sunset) from the summit of all fifty-four Colorado Fourteeners. For more information, please visit www.glennrandall.com
Mon., December 30
- Call for Entry Open
Mon., February 24
- Call for Entry Closed
Fri., February 28
- Acceptance Notification
Wed., April 16
- Images Delivered (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
April 19 - June 8
- Photo Show Dates
Sat., April 19
- Opening Reception (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Mon., June 9
- Images picked up by artists and buyers (9:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Mastering Dramatic Light - 2014 Photo Seminar by Juror Glenn Randall
Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:30am-12:30pm
Lone Tree Arts Center Event Hall
Registration Fee: $35
Many of the most dramatic landscape photographs are taken in "high-voltage" light, with sunrise or sunset light stabbing through clouds and brilliantly spotlighting a distant peak or sandstone tower, leaving the equally important foreground in deep shadow. Capturing a full range of tones in such high-contrast situations, and reproducing them in a way our visual system considers natural, has challenged landscape photographers ever since photography was invented over 150 years ago. Our eyes can see a range of light intensities, from brightest highlight to darkest shadow, of about 10,000 to 1, but even good sensors can only capture a much smaller range, perhaps 500 to 1, and a print can only exhibit a range of about 50 to 1. This course will tackle this fundamental problem in a variety of ways. Students will learn how to photograph any landscape subject, in any light, and be confident that the final print will have the detail and tonality they want throughout the image. Register online
or call the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office at 720-509-1000. Pre-registration is required. Open to all levels of photographers.
Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions below, then contact event coordinator Kirstin Fletcher