Mandy Davies, Adrift (2024) | Instagram @@Mandydavies3

Photo of the Month–May: Wilderness

Photo of the Month Winner – Mandy Davies Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our May Photo of the Month – Wilderness. You may view more of Mandy Davies work on Instagram @Mandydavies3. We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Wilderness, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable

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Magician's Cape, Desert. © Wayne Bund

Queer Conscience 2024 Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Stephan Schlarb, Nathan Lomas, and The Image Flow Exhibition Dates: June 8 – August 30, 2024 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8, 5:30–7:30 PM The Image Flow is proud to announce their 2nd Annual juried exhibition Queer Conscience 2024. This exhibition presents a wide variety of talented artists closely tied to the LGBTQIA2+ community. Photographers nationwide submitted their original photographic works to our Call For Entry and were selected by our esteemed jurors. Set to coincide with Pride month, we asked LGBTQIA2+ artists to share their unique queer journeys with us. Without a doubt, it is a precarious time

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Photo © Glish Group: Ana Shubina & Tim Glinin, Entrance to the Void (2023)

Photo of the Month–April: Rocks

Photo of the Month Winner – Glish Group (Ana Shubina & Tim Glinin) Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our April Photo of the Month – Rocks. You may view more of the Glish Group’s (Ana Shubina & Tim Glinin) work on Instagram @glish.group. We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Rocks, this monthly competition

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Call for Entry Photo of the Month – June: Questionable Taste

Photo of the Month Contest for June: “Questionable Taste” Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest: Questionable Taste! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider

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Photo of the Month–March: Light

Photo of the Month Winner – Margo MacArthur Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our March Photo of the Month – Light. You may view more of Margo’s work on Instagram @margomacphoto. We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Light, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions

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Call for Entry: Photo of the Month: Light

Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest for March: Light! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider subject interest, point of view, and whether the

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Photo of the Month–February: Out of Place

Photo of the Month Winner – Joshua Brady Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our February Photo of the Month – Out of Place contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Out of Place, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Out of Place

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©Veronika Mol, | Instagram @veronihue

Photo of the Month for January – Abstract

Photo of the Month Winner – Veronik Mol Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our January Photo of the Month – Abstract contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Abstract, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Abstract      

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Magician's Cape, Desert. © Wayne Bund

Queer Conscience 2024 Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites photographic artists closely tied to the LGBTQIA2+ community to submit work to our 2nd Annual juried photography exhibition Queer Conscience 2024. It is a precarious time to be a queer person today, as many forces conspire to limit the ways in which we live and express our very identities. Despite the seemingly relentless waves of legislation targeting queer and especially transgender individuals in the U.S. and beyond, the world seems to be growing ever more queer. New studies show that nearly 30% of Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQIA2+. Queer Conscience seeks to push back against

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Call for Entry: Photo of the Month – Out of Place

Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest for February: Out of Place! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider subject interest, point of view, and

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Photo © Ian Bates, "Medowlark" (cropped)

Meadowlark – Works by Ian Bates

February 3rd – May 31st, 2024 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3rd, 5-7:00 PM To make the pictures in Meadowlark, Ian Bates spent years driving the vast, sparsely-populated spaces of the American West, often sleeping in his car. This is a project borne of both passion and patience, and though Bates was initially inspired by the Western Meadowlark—state bird of North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Kansas, and Nebraska—the bird ultimately proved elusive, and appears here only once, as a crude facsimile painted on a weathered scrap of plywood. It turns out there’s plenty of space out there for even birds to

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©Stuart Schwartz, 2016

Call for Entry: Photo of the Month – Abstract

Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider subject interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a

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© Kevin Bjorke, Holiday Visitor | Instagram: @kevin_bjorke

Photo of the Month–December: Faces You Love and Don’t

Photo of the Month Winner – Kevin Bjorke Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our December Photo of the Month – Faces We Love and Don’t contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Faces You Love and Don’t, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally. Honorable Mentions – Faces You

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Photo of the Month–November: Water

Photo of the Month Winner – MD. Shamim AI Noor Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our November Photo of the Month – Water contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Water, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Water    

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Call for Entry: Photo of the Month–Faces You Love and Don’t

We’re excited to announce the next Photo of the Month contest–Faces You Love and Don’t. Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible. Each photographer can submit up to 5 images that align with the monthly theme. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when selecting. In addition to technical components, we will also consider subject interest, point of view,

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Photo of the Month–October: Dark

Photo of the Month Winner – MD. Shamim AI Noor Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our October Photo of the Month – Dark contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Dark, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Dark    

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Call for Entry: Photo of the Month–Water

Call for Entry, Water (Photo © Stuart Schwartz) Juried by: The Image Flow  We’re excited to announce the next Photo of the Month contest–Water. Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible. Each photographer can submit up to 5 images that align with the monthly theme. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when selecting. In addition to technical components,

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Call for Entry: Photo of the Month–Dark

Juried by: The Image Flow  We’re excited to announce the next Photo of the Month contcst–Dark! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible. Each photographer can submit up to 5 images that align with the monthly theme. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when selecting. In addition to technical components, we will also consider subject interest, point of

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Artur Bolzhurov, The Artist, 2008

Photo of the Month–September: Portrait

Photo of the Month Winner – Artur Bolzhurov Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Portrait contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of  Portrait, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Portrait      

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Twilight by Arthur Drooker – Book Signing & Conversations

Reception: Wednesday, October 4th, 6:00–8:00 PM Conversations: with Arthur Drooker & Nick Wilton, Founder of Art2Life, 6:30PM Since 2020, I have been living part-time at The Sea Ranch on the Northern California coast. With an unobstructed panoramic view of sea and sky, it’s the perfect setting to photograph twilight, the time of day I find most captivating. In those fleeting minutes, vivid colors paint the sky with magic and mystery, briefly transporting me to another realm before vanishing at dusk. Twilight refers not only to the soft glowing light in the sky when the sun slips below the horizon but

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Call for Entry: Photo of the Month — Portrait

Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider subject interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a

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Photo of the Month–August: Speed

Photo of the Month Winner – Petr Jilek Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Speed contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of  Speed, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Speed      

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Photo © Lisa Brussell, Welcome

7th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Brenton Hamilton, Diane Chung, Zack Sumner Schomp and The Image Flow October 9 – December 22, 2023 The Image Flow proudly presents our 7th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, a juried exhibition featuring 31 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes. Cyanotypes, Platinum Palladium, Carbon Transfers, Wet Plate-Collodion, Lumens, Gum Bichromate, Photogravure and Chlorophyll prints along with many multiple-process works, are all represented in this show. Each image can be one of a kind due to the nature of working with these non-commercial processes—mixing emulsions and coating materials such as Suminagashi by

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Edward S. Curtis – Shadow Catcher

Library of Congress Exhibition Curated by: Stuart Schwart August 7 – September 29, 2023 Current Gallery Exhibition   The Library of Congress website is a fascinating place to look through historic images. With it’s enormous photographic archive, one can spend countless hours on historic journeys traveling through the United States and worldwide. Many now famous photographers, including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Gordon Parks, have contributed to the Library of Congress. Edward S. Curtis has over 2,400 images archived in the Library of Congress. In a tribute to one of America’s early pioneers of photography, Stuart has culled

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Photo © Kristy Headley, Snail and Shell, 2020

Call for Entry: Photo of the Month — Speed

Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclée paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider subject interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a

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Photo ©Charles Versaggi, NoExit, 2019

Photo of the Month–July: Rare

Photo of the Month Winner – Charles Versaggi Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Rare contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of  Rare, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Rare      

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Advocacy in Photography

Three photographers recently completed a hybrid classroom/mentorship course at The Image Flow on advocacy photography — defined here as a photographer collaborating with a non-profit organization or similar entity to illustrate that group’s core values and to promote its work. By the end of the 12-week course, each of the students had photos published by one or more of their partner organizations. Non-profit organizations constantly need fresh, compelling imagery to tell their story — for fundraising, promotion, and publicity. Images are used in blogs, newsletters, social media, printed in brochures and posters, and are used to support grant applications. The

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Photo of the Month–June: Friction

Photo of the Month Winner – Anshul Roy Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Friction contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Friction, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Friction      

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"Creating Myself", 2022. Chemigram on fiber based gelatin silver paper. © Annabel McGannon

Call For Entry: 7th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our seventh annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum-palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States and its territories. Only original alternative process prints or plates will be accepted for exhibition. Please, no digital prints or reproductions. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of

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Photo of the Month–May: Vacancy

Photo of the Month Winner – Margaret Murray Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Vacancy contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Vacancy, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Vacancy      

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Magician's Cape, Desert. © Wayne Bund

Queer Conscience 2023 Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Kari Orvik, Nathan Lomas, and The Image Flow May 30 – July 21, 2023 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 5:30–7:30PM The Image Flow is proud to announce their juried exhibition Queer Conscience 2023. This exhibition showcases a diverse group of talented artists closely tied to the LGBTQIA2+ community. The entries of original works were selected from submissions by photographers nationwide. Set to coincide with Pride month, we asked LGBTQIA2+ artists to share their truest queer journeys with us, and allow us to see their personal ✨queer conscience✨. We posed the question “What could you do with a clear

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Photo of the Month–April: Reflections

Photo of the Month Winner – Sally Bousquet Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Reflections contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Reflections, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Reflections      

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Photo of the Month–March: Texture

Photo of the Month Winner – Ellen Sanford Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Texture contest! We evaluated a vast array of submissions based on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story aligned with our theme. Under the theme of Texture, this monthly competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Texture      

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Photoe © Christy McDonald Akka Barber Shop

Art Served on Plates — Intaglio Photogravure Print Exhibition

Curated by: The Image Flow April 3 – May 19, 2023 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 5:30–7:30PM The Image Flow is proud to announce their invitational exhibition Art Served on Plates: Intaglio Prints by Bay Area Fine Art Photographers & Artists. This exhibition showcases a diverse group of talented artists who specialize in photogravure prints, a unique copperplate technique which combines photography and printmaking. Through this exhibition, you’ll have a chance to appreciate the luminous, velvety, and texture-rich imagery that can be produced with photogravure. The show features eight exceptional contemporary photogravure artists who work with this rigorous process, demonstrating

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Photo of the Month–February: Too Much

Photo of the Month Winner – Siyi Tang Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is pleased to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Too Much contest! We evaluated submissions on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and alignment with our theme. Under the monthly theme of Too Much, this competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally. Siyi Tang‘s work focuses on feminism, self-exploration, and the information crisis. Her work is based on photography, but

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Further Confusion, Nathan Lomas

Call For Entry: Queer Conscience 2023 Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists closely tied to the LGBTQIA2+ community to submit work to our juried photography exhibition Queer Conscience 2023. What could you do with a clear conscience? Who could you be? How could you live, free of judgment, shame, expectation, or fear? The queer experience is unlike any other, and even within our vibrant community, no two queer identities are quite alike. This is what has the power to unite us; a respect for our differences that can create bonds like family. Living as a queer person can be complex, and frightening, and beautiful all at once.

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Photo of the Month–January: Weather

Photo of the Month Winner – Maria Kjartans Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is proud to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Weather contest! We evaluated stunning submissions on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story. Under the monthly theme of Weather, this competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Weather      

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2023 Group Exhibition

Curated by: The Image Flow February 6 – March 24, 2023 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18, 5:30–7:30PM   The Image Flow proudly presents our 2023 Group Exhibition, featuring photo selections from our students, clients, and photo of the month award winners. All photographs featured in this exhibition have been prepared by and printed at The Image Flow. The exhibition is curated by our staff, and features work from photographers worldwide.   Our 2023 Group Exhibition features work by Ian Bates, Effie Benjamin, Liz Caroli, Stessie Cattrell, David Charnack, Ken Cook, Michelle Cox, John DeGroot, Bob Dell, Anne Elisco-Lemme, Jessica Greaux,

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Photo of the Month–December: Black & White

Photo of the Month Winner – Effie Benjamin Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is proud to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Black and White contest! We evaluated stunning submissions on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story. Under the monthly theme of Black and White, this competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally.     Honorable Mentions – Black and White      

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Villagers celebrate the Ganapati Festival to honor the Lord Ganesh. VADHAV, INDIA, 2007. Ⓒ Ed Kashi

Abandoned Moments by Ed Kashi — Lecture & Book Signing

Renowned American photojournalist Ed Kashi shares his visceral relationship with photography in this award-winning monograph. Lecture & Book Signing: Saturday, January 7, 5:00–6:30PM Ed Kashi’s latest book release, Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography, illustrates the concept of momentary surrender in photography — the abandoned moment. In contrast to the orchestration of the decisive moment, this volume honors the intuition Kashi has gained over his 40-year career, and is a tribute to the electricity captured when he has yielded his camera to the experiences of reality around him.                      

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Untitled, Yim Tin Tsai, March 2015

Photo of the Month–November: Uncommon Places

Photo of the Month Winner – Kinga Owczennikow Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is proud to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Uncommon Places contest! We evaluated over 228 submissions on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story. Under the monthly theme of Uncommon Places, inspired by the photographer Stephen Shore, the competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally. Shot on Fujifilm X100 1/80 sec – f/2 –

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© Stephen Shore, U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973

Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places

Stephen Shore is one of the great contemporary American color photographers and one of the early pioneers of color as well. He has two books on photography– “American Surfaces” in which he took “snapshots” of his road trips across America with his 35mm camera. His second book was “Uncommon Places” where he once again went on a series of road trips, this time taking an 8×10 view camera and photographing more urban landscapes. Stephen Shore’s work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the

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(left) "Nude Study #24", 2016. © Barbara Hazen – (right) "What's Left Behind", 2022. © Judit German-Heins

6th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Adam Finkelston, J. Jason Lazarus, Chris McCaw, and The Image Flow October 7 – December 21, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 7–9PM   The Image Flow proudly presents our 6th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, a juried exhibition featuring 29 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes.   Carbon transfers, Chemigrams, Cyanotypes, Lithographic prints, Lumens, Mordançages, Photo Intaglio and Photogravure, Platinum Palladium and Salt prints (along with many multiple-process works) are all represented in this show. Each image is often one of a kind due to the nature of working with

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Photo of the Month – Summer © Nikki Sirois

Photo of the Month–September: Summer 2022

Photo of the Month Winner – Nikki Sirois Juried By: The Image Flow The Image Flow is proud to present the results of our Photo of the Month – Summer contest! We evaluated over 170 submissions on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, we considered the subject of interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a story. Under the monthly theme of Summer 2022, the competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally. “The photo has been named “Above it all “ Enjoying the Fourth of July on the

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Guest Register © Penny Wolin, 2022

Guest Register by Penny Wolin — Lecture & Book Signing

A vignette of humanity, possibility, and self-reinvention in 1970s Hollywood, as captured by an adventurous and inquisitive 21-year-old. Book Release: September 14, 2022 Lecture & Reception: Thursday, December 1, 7:00–8:30PM Guest Register chronicles the residents of the St. Francis Hotel, a pay-by-the-week establishment in Hollywood, over a 3-week period in spring, 1975. The curious photographer is Penny Wolin, a then 21-year-old art student from Cheyenne, Wyoming, who checked her judgments at the door. This portrait monograph records her stay there.                              All photographs © Penny Wolin, 2022

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The Curious World Of Seaweed © Josie Iselin

Interview with Photographer, Author and Designer – Josie Iselin

Josie Iselin’s work, The Curious World of Seaweed is now on display at The Image Flow, in an exhibition that extends her published book by the same name into gallery spaces. The exhibit is an in-depth exploration of the fascinating visual universe of seaweeds – something Iselin has explored for well over a decade.      Josie Iselin Interview After chatting with Iselin about her work and process, she told us that her fascination with seaweed was a bit happenstance. While at Duxbury Reef in a docent class, “I realized I was being taught about all these other creatures, but

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Summer 2022 boy learning on diving spring board

Call For Entry: Photo of the Month – Summer

Juried by: The Image Flow We’re excited to announce our Image of the Month photo contest! Submission is free and only images uploaded this month are eligible, so keep submitting new photographs. Beyond being featured in our gallery, newsletter, and bragging rights, the winner will receive a 16×20 giclee paper print. The moral of the story – upload awesome images every month! The Image Flow will evaluate each submission on composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they will also consider subject interest, point of view, and whether the image tells a

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Oceans Edge II, tryptich © Josie Iselin

The Curious World of Seaweed – Josie Iselin Photography Exhibition​

July 29 – September 30, 2022 Gallery Reception*: Saturday, September 10, 5:30–7:30PM *masks are strongly recommended, but not required. The Curious World of Seaweed is a journey into the underrepresented stories of the marine algae, (seaweed and kelp) flourishing just under the dynamic waves of the Pacific Ocean. Josie Iselin exhibits the artwork that inspired the research and writing of her book and makes us appreciate in awe these dynamic and spectacular organisms of the ocean world or found flung up on a local beach or in the tide pools. The seaweeds have taken me on a visual and ecological

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Death Valley Sand Dunes Photography. Photo © Michael E. Gordon

Death Valley Sand Dunes Photography: A How-to Guide

By Michael E. Gordon Death Valley sand dunes photography can pose unique challenges for photographers and their gear. Heat and cold, wind, brilliant light, and compositional challenges can be expected as routine elements of the pursuit. Being properly prepared and outfitted can result in significantly better outcomes and experiences. I spend many days each year wandering through Death Valley’s sand dune complexes in pursuit of photographs and experiences and have learned a few things along the way. Here are a few tips on desert photography settings to help you with your own sand dunes photography. Quality Gear & Being Prepared

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Death Valley Sand Dunes Photography. Photo © Michael E. Gordon

Death Valley Workshop Photography 2020

Photography from Death Valley in February Desert landscape photography, death valley sand dunes photography, black and white desert photography, salt flat photography, mesquite flat sand dunes, and more. Check out our student photography taken during our Death Valley Desert Photography Workshop in Death Valley National Park in 2020. Ben Johnson     Beth Boone     Kelly Lavik     Stephen Hanrahan     Mike Tiret     Suzanne Lawton     Dennis Knecht     Liz Caroli     Mika Street    

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Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists. Photo © Peter Merts

Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists: Lecture & Book Signing

Photographer and author Peter Merts presents his new book Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists in a book release, lecture, and book signing at The Image Flow. Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6:30–8:30PM Free *masks are strongly recommended, but not required.   Photographer Peter Merts has spent over 15 years crisscrossing California and photographing various kinds of art classes in all 36 of California’s state prisons. His newest book, Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists (Daylight Books, Spring 2022), is an immersive collection of these images, along with essays, a map, and an interview excerpt with Merts sharing more

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Detail of "Wallflower", 2020. Lumen and Chemigram Mordançage. © Tom Condon

Call For Entry: 6th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our sixth annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum-palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original alternative process prints or plates will be accepted for exhibition. Please, no digital prints or reproductions. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted

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Community Exhibition. Photos © Shira Bezalel, Becky Jaffe & Marnie Walters

Community Group Photography Exhibition​

Juried by: Henrik Kam, Penny Wolin & Deanne Fitzmaurice May 23 – July 22, 2022 Opening Reception*: Saturday, June 4, 7–9PM *masks are strongly recommended, but not required.   Building on the success of our juried exhibitions for Alternative Process Photography, we’re pleased to announce the results of our very first juried photography contest welcoming all capture methods and processes. Under the theme of Community, the competition was open to professional and amateur photographers globally. Our esteemed panel of judges included Henrik Kam, Penny Wolin & Deanne Fitzmaurice. Together they selected 45 pieces for exhibition, featuring 5 winners and 5

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Potential Space: A Serious Look at Child’s Play & Am I Not Light. Photos © Nancy Richards Farese & Bob Farese

Interview with Photographers Nancy Richards Farese and Bob Farese

We’re thrilled to have an extraordinary duo, Nancy Richards Farese and Bob Farese, in our studio next month for their book signings. Each capture wildly different mediums—Nancy, a perspective on children’s play, which she documented through her philanthropic travels, and Bob, a doctor and research scientist with an impressionistic eye for visual storytelling.   Nancy Richards Farese Interview We sat down with Nancy, who identifies as a photographer, social entrepreneur, writer, and philanthropist, to talk to her about her book, Potential Space: A Serious Look at Child’s Play. Nancy has worked extensively with international development organizations, such as CARE International,

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Call For Entry: Community Juried Photography Exhibition. Photo © Ginny Fischer

Call For Entry: Community Juried Photography Exhibition

Building on the success of our juried exhibitions for Alternative Process Photography, we’re pleased to announce our very first juried photography contest welcoming all capture methods and processes. Under the theme of Community, the competition is open to professional and amateur photographers globally. For this call, we invite artists to rethink and redefine the concept of community – photograph it as you see it or wish it to be seen. Architecture, candid, documentary, fashion, portraiture, still life, and urbanism are just a few examples of possible subjects. Selected images will be exhibited at The Image Flow’s new space in downtown

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Loma Alta, Photo © Jeffrey Martz

Jeffrey Martz: Loma Alta

December 2021 – April 2022 Closing Reception*: Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 7–9PM *masks are strongly recommended, but not required.   “Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?” – The Summer Day final lines, Mary Oliver For the past many months, I have been escaping into the Loma Alta open space above my house on near-daily climbs, camera in hand. I have been lost in its fog, sweaty in its sunlight, wet from its rain, and dusty from its dryness. I have befriended

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Potential Space: A Serious Look at Child’s Play & Am I Not Light. © Nancy Richards Farese & Bob Farese

Nancy Richards Farese & Bob Farese: Lecture & Book Signing

Photographers Nancy Richards Farese and Bob Farese will present their respective new books Potential Space: A Serious Look at Child’s Play and Am I Not Light. Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 7–8:30PM Free *masks are strongly recommended, but not required.   We’re thrilled to have an extraordinary duo, Nancy Richards Farese and Bob Farese, in our studio next month for their book signings. Each capture wildly different mediums—Nancy, a perspective on children’s play, which she documented through her philanthropic travels, and Bob, a doctor and research scientist with an impressionistic eye for visual storytelling. Nancy has worked extensively with international

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Ellen Sanford: New Terrain

February 2020 – July 2021 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 7–9PM As I explore the natural world through my camera, I find that my photography has strong parallels to my vocation as a psychotherapist. One art is aligned with the other. As a therapist I support my clients as they navigate the vicissitudes of experience, and as a photographer I bring a similar sense of respect as I capture the astonishing variations of life and interconnectedness in the natural world. I love looking at the familiar in new ways, and using my imagination to disrupt “normal”… and to

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"Great Lakes", 2020. Hand-painted watercolor over van Dyke. © Eben Ostby

5th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Niniane Kelley, Brian Taylor, Ed Carey & The Image Flow March 15 – May 28, 2021   The Image Flow proudly presents our 5th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, a juried exhibition featuring 42 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes.   Bromoils, Carbon transfers, Chemigrams, Cyanotypes, Gum Bichromate, Lithographic prints, Lumens, Mordançages, Photo Intaglio and Photogravure, Platinum Palladium, Salt prints, van Dyke prints, and Wet Plate Collodions (along with many multiple-process works) are all represented in this show. Each image is often one of a kind due to the nature of

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Keith Haring: Photography by Stuart Schwartz

January 25 – March 5, 2021   The Image Flow proudly presents Out of the Archive, an exhibition featuring the artist Keith Haring as photographed by Stuart Schwartz.   Keith Haring uniquely bridged the gap between the art world and the streets with his graffiti drawings made in public spaces throughout New York City. Rising to prominence in the early 1980s, Keith developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that centered on fluid, bold outlines often against a dense, rhythmic blend of imagery. In his drawings and murals, he explored themes of exploitation, drug abuse, and rising fears of the nuclear holocaust

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Abandoned Photography. Photo © Randy Lee Walker

Randy Lee Walker: Abandoned Photography

October 1 – November 30, 2020   The Image Flow proudly presents Abandoned Photography, a solo exhibition featuring the abandoned work of photographer Randy Lee Walker.   …Randy had studied fine art photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He had done black & white printing for the well-known San Francisco photographer Imogene Cunningham as many Art Institute photography students would do. City College had given me a more technical and less creative education with broad skills and studio experience, but little of how to make my images personal and find a unique vision. Randy thought about the art first

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Lightroom and Photoshop Tutorials

Now you can easily find our collection of short video tutorials for Lightroom and Photoshop all in one place. Lightroom Tutorials How to Edit Black and White Photos in Lightroom Classic Black and White editing in Lightroom is more than just switching to monochrome. The reality is you can get much better images by using tools such as B&W Mix to enhance your black and white images beyond a basic monochrome process. Watch our short video tutorial for our definitive guide to editing black and white photos in Lightroom Classic. For video transcription go to our full blog: How to

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Replacing a Sky in Photoshop

  Hi, my name is Nathan Lomas, Today I’m going to show you one method of replacing a sky using Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom – Open as Layers in Photoshop Alright, so here I am in Lightroom, and I have two images, and I want to drop this more dramatic sky into this image. I have them in a Collection here just so they’re easy to find, and I now I need to select both of them. I’m going to go up to Edit, Select All (or you could use Command A / ⌘A). Now that they are selected I’m going

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How to Remove an Object in Photoshop

Watch our short video tutorial or read on for our guide to basic photo retouching in Photoshop and how to remove an object in Photoshop. *Video transcription provided below* Hi, my name is Nathan Lomas, Today I’m going to give you an introduction to basic retouching in Adobe Photoshop. So here I am in Adobe Lightroom Classic. I have an image that I would like to do a little bit of retouching on. I’ve just done some basic adjustments to it and I’m going to go ahead now and hit Photo from the top, Edit in, and Edit in Photoshop

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Lightroom Edit in Photoshop Settings

Watch our short video tutorial or read on for our guide to setting your Lightroom Classic preferences for editing Lightroom photos in Photoshop. *Video transcription provided below* Hi, I’m Nathan Lomas, Today we’re going to be discussing sending an image from Adobe Lightroom Classic to Photoshop using the optimal settings. Sometimes you may have an image that needs further work beyond what Lightroom can do. Whether that’s in-depth retouching, specific masking, or other things that need to be done in Photoshop. The problem is we need to make sure that the image is set up to move to Photoshop in

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Lightroom Cropping and Image Resolution

*Video transcription provided below* A common question we get here at The Image Flow is—How big can I print my photo? The answer to that question is always different, but it will most certainly always comes down to image resolution or dpi for printing photos. Watch our short video tutorial or read on for our guide to understanding resolution for printing and Cropping in Lightroom Classic. Hi, I’m Nathan Lomas, Today we’re going to be discussing determining optimal print size in Adobe Photoshop as well as cropping for specific print ratios. Cropping in Lightroom Here I am in Lightroom with

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How to Edit Black and White Photos in Lightroom Classic

*Video transcription provided below* Hi, I’m Nathan Lomas, Today we’re going to discuss converting an image to Black and White in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Right now, I am in Adobe Lightroom Classic with an image that I would like to turn Black and White. I’ve already done a few basic adjustments to get better tonality and get a little more contrast into my image. Lightroom Black and White — Using the Adobe Monochrome Profile Next, I’m going to go to under the Basic Panel in Lightroom in the Develop Module. Here we find our Profile Selector, and I’m going to

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Photography Studio Equipment: Getting Started with Studio Lighting Setup

Photographer Stuart Schwartz gives photography tips for a home photo studio setup with suggestions for photography lighting equipment for beginners. Whether you’re getting started with still life photography or looking to set up the perfect studio portrait lighting this guide to photography studio equipment will help you get a great basic photography studio setup with minimal fuss. Read on for my recommendations on studio lighting equipment, light modifiers, basic photography grip, and the camera accessories most useful for your studio lighting setup. As an Adobe Affiliate Partner, Amazon Associate, and Blurb Affiliate Partner, The Image Flow earns from qualifying purchases. In

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2019 Group Exhibition. Photo © Michael Puff. Fine Art Nude Photography Workshop

2019 Group Exhibition

February 1 – September 15, 2020 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 7–9 PM   This year’s group photography exhibition showcases student photographs from The Image Flow’s most popular workshops of 2019. From Photography Basics to our hands-on Tintype Workshop— this collection provides a unique chance to see the world from the perspective of a diverse set of photographers. Some of the images were the result of specific assignments, but most are from what we like to refer to as “self-directed projects”. Projects where we as instructors guide and push our students to see more, observe more and realize

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Our Oaxaca. Photos © Tim Porter & Lori Barra

Lori Barra & Tim Porter: Our Oaxaca

October 18, 2019 – January 24, 2020 Artists’ Reception: November 9, 2019, from 7–9PM   The Image Flow proudly presents Our Oaxaca, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Lori Barra and Tim Porter both Marin County photographers documenting children and families in Oaxaca, Mexico.   All of the proceeds raised during this exhibition will go directly to the families photographed in Oaxaca, Mexico. Limited edition prints will be available for sale, and additional donations will be gratefully accepted.   Exhibition Statement Mary Ellen Mark brought us together at a workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. Through her we became friends. Because

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The Masters of Photography: 2019 Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz

Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz continues his inspiring lecture series The Masters of Photography at The Image Flow. You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening talk and presentation celebrating the life and work of some of the most influential practitioners in the history of photography. This photography lecture series The Masters of Photography will use the best possible reproductions and an interactive format and is intended for both the newcomer and the curious expert looking to contribute.   Save the dates and we’ll see you there!   Henri Cartier-Bresson Thursday, October 24,

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Our Oaxaca. Photos © Tim Porter & Lori Barra

In Conversation with Photographers Tim Porter & Lori Barra

Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 7–8PM   All of the proceeds raised during this event and exhibition will go directly to the families photographed in Oaxaca, Mexico. Limited edition prints will be available for sale, and additional donations will be gratefully accepted.   Join us for a conversation with Marin County photographers Tim Porter and Lori Barra as they discuss their work documenting children and families in Oaxaca, Mexico. In this evening event, Tim and Lori will tell stories and show photography in conjunction with their joint exhibition Our Oaxaca.   Inspired by their friend and mentor Mary Ellen Mark,

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The Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus CANCELLED Diane Arbus worked to normalize marginalized groups and highlight the importance of proper representation of all people through her photography. Arbus photographed her subjects in familiar settings—their homes, on the street, in the workplace, in the park—to bring these people into lives we understood. By befriending, not objectifying, her subjects she was able to capture their vulnerable and true psychological selves. The Masters of Photography Lecture Series You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening talk and presentation celebrating the life and work of some of the most influential practitioners in

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Masters of Photography: 2019 Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz. Photo © Richard Avedon

The Masters of Photography: Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 7–8PM American photographer Richard Avedon was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist portraits. He shot for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, demanding that his models convey emotion and movement, a departure from the norm of motionless fashion photography. From the 1960s on, Avedon was also dedicated to extended portraiture projects exploring cultural, political, and personal concerns. The Masters of Photography Lecture Series You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening talk and presentation celebrating the life and work of some of

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Light in the Dark - Gum Bichromate Printing Explored. Photo © Francis Baker

Light in the Dark: Gum Bichromate Printing Explored

by Francis Baker As I am preparing to teach another Gum Bichromate Workshop at The Image Flow, I think of one topic I did not delve too deeply into the first time around. This is the importance of black to the multi-color gum bichromate print. How to Make a Gum Print I start my gum bichromate printing process with three color-separated negatives: one for cyan, one for magenta and one for yellow. With these three colors, the patient printer can achieve the beautiful color depth of tri color gum bichromate printing. It is usual for me to print a minimum

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The Masters of Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 7–8PM French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was considered a master of candid photography. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947, along with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert and George Rodger. The Masters of Photography Lecture Series You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening talk and presentation celebrating the life and work of some of the most influential practitioners in the history of photography. This photography lecture

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Chromaluxe metal prints–benefits of printing on metal

You may be curious about the metal prints you’ve seen in magazines, restaurants, and on your friends’ walls. They’re currently trending and popular among photographers, artists, and interior designers for a clean, modern presentation of photography. Prints on metal are a perfect solution for anyone who would like an alternative to printing on traditional paper or canvas. But be warned—not all metal prints are created equal. Read on for a detailed look at the many benefits of printing on metal and why high-definition Chromaluxe Metal prints are the only metal prints that meet our seal of approval. Beautiful Color &

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Empowering Youth Through Photography. Photo © Gretchen Park

Empowering Youth Through Photography

Guest blogger Constance Chu shares her thoughts on empowering her students through the art of photography. Learning photography in an after-school workshop is not only fun, it can also be an empowering experience for kids. Often, when we think back to our childhoods, one thing that stands out is how powerful the experience of anxiety can be whether social, intellectual, or creative. As a young person, one learns the etiquette of social behavior and slowly gains intellectual and creative confidence through years of life experience often involving trial and error. Despite these unavoidable growing pains, I’ve found that learning photography

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"Wild Oats, Big Sur, CA" and "Mother Goat, Big Sur, CA" Photos © Lucy Goodhart

Stillness and the Creative Process: Awaken Your Creativity Through Mindfulness

Awaken your creativity with Lucy Goodhart, our guest blogger, as she gives tips on sustaining your creative practice through mindfulness photography exercises. Lucy will be teaching our Mindfulness in Photography workshop this fall and sharing even more useful tips for slowing down and opening up to the wisdom of the natural world. Away, away, from men and towns, To the wild wood and the downs— To the silent wilderness Where the soul need not repress Its music, lest it should not find An echo in another’s mind, While the touch of Nature’s art Harmonizes heart to heart. -From The Invitation

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4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Ann M. Jastrab, Christina Z. Anderson, Unai San Martin, and The Image Flow July 27 – October 11, 2019   The Image Flow proudly presents our 4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, a juried exhibition featuring 52 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes.   Albumen prints, Ambrotypes, Bromoils, Chromoskedasic silver prints, Cyanotypes, Emulsion lifts & transfers, Gum Bichromate, Lumens, Mordançages, Photo Intaglio and Photogravure, Platinum Palladium, Salt prints, and Wet Plate Collodions (along with many multiple-process works) are all represented in this show. Each image is often one of a kind due

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How to Photograph Fireworks: Our Ultimate Guide

Our ultimate guide to photographing fireworks. The fourth of July is a perfect time to test your skills as a photographer and see how well you can take control of your camera with shooting fireworks displays. Nighttime fireworks photography is a form of night photography and comes with its own tricks of the trade. In this post, we’ll give you all the details on what photography equipment to pack in your kit, how to scout your location, best camera settings for fireworks, and how to best capture fireworks from a professional perspective. Quick Tips for Firework Photography Looking for short

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2019 AIR Program Recipients

Congratulations to The Image Flow’s 2019 Artist in Residence Program recipients: Arielle Rebek and Gretchen LeMaistre. The Image Flow recently held our second annual call for entry to our Artist in Residence Program, with the goal of providing our equipment and resources to assist photographic artists with the creation of their personal work. With this year’s AIR Program, we are proud to show our continued support to the photography community as a whole. Having received many outstanding applications again this year, the selection process was difficult, to say the least. The quality, media choices, and concepts presented by the wide

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Nancy Richards Farese Lecture: Social Documentary Photography

Open Wide: Harnessing Children’s Play as a Tool for Peace Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 7–8PM Free   Nancy Richards Farese is a social entrepreneur, photographer, and academic, thinking about the role of images and social change.   Open Wide: Harnessing Children’s Play as a Tool for Peace is a social documentary photography project covering 14 countries over 4 years, which looks at culture through the lens of children’s play—what do games and toys tell us about gender, resources, education, and traditions? The project is done largely in conjunction with social organizations such as CARE.org and the UNHCR. Metaphorically, it refers

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Focus On Visibility: Artist in Residence Exhibition

March 30 – May 24, 2019 Opening Reception: March 30, 2019, from 7–9PM   The Image Flow proudly presents Focus On Visibility: Artist in Residence Exhibition, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Francis Baker and Sarah Rose Weitzman both California artists working with historical and analog photographic processes.   Francis Baker’s large scale original artworks are created using the historical gum bichromate process. Each image is one-of-a-kind due to the nature of working with gum bichromate printing—mixing emulsions, coating panels by hand, and hand-embellishing each piece. Francis’ work focuses on issues of social injustice and inequity and brings visibility to

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Convert Your Negatives and Slides to Digital Images

Protect your photos from the ravages of time, and preserve & archive your family’s past and present. Reasons to Digitize The only objects in your home that are irreplaceable are artwork and your family photos, videos, and other documents. If you are determined to protect your photographs from the ravages of time, there is (in my opinion) only one way to do this. Digitize slides, negatives, prints, and any paper documents that have meaning to you as soon as possible. You’ll have peace of mind having a digital copy, and the added benefit of simplifying physical storage since hard drives

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Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period

This is Max Kellenberger and Niniane Kelley taking over The Image Flow blog! As we prepare for the third iteration of our cyanotype workshop Intro to Cyanotype Printing at The Image Flow, we want to share more about ourselves and our workshop. The next course will be May 17–19, 2019. No previous darkroom experience is required, as cyanotype materials are a fantastic entry point to learning about alternative printing methods; however, even more advanced printers will benefit from the course if they want to refine their technique or experiment with toning. Our small class size allows us to work hands-on

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James Clift: Theaters Off Market

January – December 2019 The open spaces and sidewalks of downtown San Francisco are the stage. The architectural grandeur of its buildings frame the set. Amidst the congestion and chaos, unknowing characters step into the spotlight, into my scene. – James Clift       Taken just off Market Street in SOMA and downtown San Francisco between 2016–2018, select images from James Clift’s street photography series Theaters Off Market will be on display on the back wall at The Image Flow beginning January 19.

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2018 Group Exhibition

January 19 – March 22, 2019 Opening Reception: January 19, 2019, from 7–9PM   This year’s group exhibition showcases student photographs from some of The Image Flow’s most popular workshops of 2018. From Photo Essentials (Photography Basics) to Platinum over Pigment Printing — this collection provides a unique chance to see the world from the perspective of a diverse set of photographers. Some of the images were the result of specific assignments, but most are from what I like to refer to as “self-directed projects”. Projects where we as instructors guide and push our students to see more, observe more and realize

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An Interview with Environmental Portraiture Photographer Lori Barra

Here at The Image Flow, we have some pretty amazing clients that we work with on a regular basis. From artists and educators to humanitarians and scientists, people come to us from many different paths, all connected by a love for photography. In an effort to share some of these clients’ inspiring stories and backgrounds, we’ve started to interview some of these fascinating people to help spread their stories and inspirations. In this interview, Lori Barra speaks about her work as a humanitarian, her mentor Mary Ellen Mark, and the importance of connecting with your photography subject. Can you tell

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Street Portrait Photography: A Guide to Capturing the Streets

Photographer Stuart Schwartz gives photography tips for shooting street portrait photography with a sense of place and personal identity. For me, street portrait photography is more than simply taking a headshot of someone on the street. It should have the spontaneity of urban photography while also capturing the essence of the person or the moment. My goal with these types of street shots is to have enough information in the photograph to give the viewer both a sense of place and a sense of personal identity. A few important aspects to creating outstanding street portraits are getting intimate with your

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Emotional Resonance in Photography: Greta Carlstrom Transcends Identity

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Of all the eras and styles in the medium’s history, art historian and photographer Jeffrey Martz is most drawn to the 19th-century amateur pictorial photographers such as Lewis Carroll, Clementina (Lady Hawarden), and Julia Margaret Cameron.
“An amateur photographer was a clearly-defined category of maker in the 19th century, someone who pursued photography seriously but not professionally. They weren’t in a studio trying to please a client, and because of this, they were free to make the best possible pictures in whatever style they wished. They did their work literally for the Latin root of the word—amore—or love,” Jeffery explained.

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An Inside Look at a Private Group Photography Workshop

Once in a while, we receive a special request for photography instruction tailored to a specific group, or perhaps a location. And sometimes, we get a request for both, allowing us the opportunity to create a truly unique experience for students of photography in a fascinating place.   It all started with a phone call from the Director of the design department at Healthline. The conversation was quick and to the point; Keith wanted to know if someone at The Image Flow would be able to provide some fundamental photography instruction to fifteen of the company’s employees during a team

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Greta Carlstrom: BEYOND

September 15 – December 21, 2018  Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 7–9PM “In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” – Erik Erikson   The Image Flow proudly presents BEYOND, a solo exhibition featuring the work of California photographer Greta Carlstrom. Beyond the obvious, navigating identity, I’m an explorer creating images from deep within my psyche. My work attempts to capture the invisible edges of my imagination. Exploring imagery that is abstract, emotional, and mysterious, these photographs are filled with feelings and thoughts from my subconscious. BEYOND is a

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"Ferry", Photo © Daren You

3rd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by Daniel W. Coburn, Ed Carey, Glen R. Serbin & The Image Flow July 14 – September 7, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 7–9PM   The Image Flow proudly presents our 3rd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, a juried exhibition featuring 37 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes.   Ambrotype, chemigram, cyanotype, daguerreotype, emulsion lift, gum bichromate, mordançage, photogravure, platinum/palladium, salt, tintype, and Van Dyke brown (along with many multiple-process works) are all represented in this show. Each image is often one of a kind due to the nature of working

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