The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is)  International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, O. Rufus Lovett, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in Longview, Texas.

 

It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it. Photographs of your choice of subject matter made with any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera  “toy” camera – such as pinhole, Holga, Diana, Konstruktor F, Brownies, Anscos, and other Lomo products— will be accepted. Photographs made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Photographs made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole, Holga, Diana, or plastic lens will be accepted.

 

The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens in our  space at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District !  Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. Both will help us publicize it. Lomography will give the 1st place winner a camera package. Freestyle will give 3 cameras to the award winners. We are on the web at http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249

 

Freestyle and Lomography will showcase the winners on their web-site.

HOLGA LIVES

As many may know, the Holga camera ceased production last year. Luckily, the molds were found and now Freestyle is manufacturing the Holga N Camera ! Let’s hope they can find the other molds too ! Thank you Freestyle. Send them your gratitude by purchasing a brand new Holga Camera. They will be available in September 2017.

 

 

JUROR

O. Rufus Lovett, 2017

O. Rufus Lovett has been living in Longview, Texas for the past 40 years teaching photography at Kilgore College and working as a fine art and editorial photographer. 

In 2005 he was awarded Piper Professor from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in

San Antonio for superior teaching at the college level.  The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association honored O. Rufus Lovett as Advisor Of The Year in April, 2016, in Dallas,  Texas.

 

Lovett’s editorial work has appeared in Texas Monthly, People, Money, Gourmet, Saveur, Texas Highways, Houstonia, LensWork, Southern Living, Time and LIFE magazine, Reader’s Digest, among others.

 

The University of Texas Press at Austin published two of his photographic books, Weeping Mary in 2006 and Kilgore Rangerettes in 2008.  More recently he has completed a book with food writer Robb Walsh, Barbecue Crossroads that was released by The University of Texas Press in April 2013.

 

Lovett’s fine art photographs are included in the following permanent collections:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University Of Texas, Austin

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, San Marcus, Texas

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Selected exhibitions include:

Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

The Afterimage Photograph Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas, Texas

Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas

Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, Texas

Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, Texas

Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas

Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas

Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, San Marcus, Texas

International Center of Photography, Only Skin Deep, New York, New York

 

Lovett has also been guest speaker and panelist at various universities/venues:

NPR, All Things Considered

The University Of Texas, Austin

Stephen F. Austin State University

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Foodways Texas, Austin

Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont

University of North Texas, Denton

Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Texas A&M University, Commerce

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

Baylor University, Waco

Southern Autobiographical Association, Conway, Arkansas

 

Juror Statement

The Holga camera has been a wonderful tool and medium that enables and engages the imagination of the serious photographic artist and commercial photographer.

It is great news that the production of the Holga has returned.  This camera is known for allowing photographers with a discriminating eye to work freely and with a hint of surprise.  Chance often plays a vital role in making art, a delightful distinction with the Holga.

 

Looking at photographs is an exciting privilege.  I hope to be enlightened from artists who raise concerns of life experiences.  I am captivated by realism or abstract interpretations.  Curiosity, mystery, humor, beauty, surprise and point of view are all clues that play a role in the appreciation of the photograph.

 

It is critical not to look at photographs hastily, but to search the content and seek nuance that may portray meaning beyond the obvious.

 

“We are not merely observers, we are interpreters.”  Mary Ellen Mark

O. Rufus Lovett, 2017

 

About the Holga

The Holga is a medium format 120 film camera, made in Hong Kong, known for its low-fidelity aesthetic.

 

The Holga's low-cost construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera's limitations have brought it a cult following among some photographers, and Holga photos have won awards and competitions in art and news photography. As of November 2015, Production has been ceased on this camera. Luckily for us, Freestyle has put it back into production.

 

The Holga camera was designed by T. M. Lee in 1982. It first appeared outside China in 1982 in Hong Kong. At the time, 120 roll film in black-and-white was the most widely available film in mainland China. The Holga was intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese in order to record family portraits and events. However, the rapid adoption of the 35 mm film format, due to new foreign camera and film imports, virtually eliminated the consumer market for 120 roll film in China. Seeking new markets, the manufacturer sought to distribute the Holga outside mainland China.

 

Within a few years after the Holga's introduction to foreign markets, some photographers began using the Holga for its surrealistic, impressionistic scenes for landscape, still life, portrait, and especially street photography. These owners prized the Holga for its lack of precision, light leaks, and inexpensive qualities, which forced the photographer to concentrate on innovation and creative vision in place of increasingly expensive camera technology. In this respect, the Holga became the successor to the Diana and other toy cameras previously used in such work. A Holga photograph by photojournalist David Burnett of former vice-president Al Gore during a 2000 campaign appearance earned a top prize in a 2001 White House News Photographers' Association Eyes of History award ceremony.

 

Recently the Holga has experienced renewed consumer interest outside China due to the increasing popularity of toy cameras, and a continuing counterculture response to the increasing complexity of modern cameras.

 

About Our Sponsor Freestyle (from their website)

Since 1946, Freestyle Photographic Supplies has provided photographic enthusiasts and professionals across America with quality photographic products, expert advice, and superior customer support. Our staff is comprised of a dedicated team of experienced photographic professionals, committed to providing you with a level of service that is unprecedented in this industry. When you purchase from us, you will experience the many features that make Freestyle the best value in the industry. For example:

 

Personal Customer Service

Freestyle takes pride in helping each of our customers as if they were our only customer. Our entire staff is non-commissioned, and will take all the time required to meet your needs. We are available to take your calls or emails Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

Same Day Shipping

Place your order by 12:00 pm PDT (3:00 pm Eastern Time) Monday through Friday and we will have it out the door that same day. For more information, see our complete shipping policies.

 

Ask the Experts

Freestyle has assembled the FREESTYLE BOARD OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PROFESSIONALS, comprised of some of the most renowned Fine-Art Photographers and Educators in the world. They provide us with product recommendations & product testing, as well as making themselves available to answer any and all of your questions.

 

Qualified Sales Reps

In addition to being active and experienced photographers, every retail and telephone sales staff member participates in an ongoing inhouse educational program.

 

We are committed to B&W photography

Freestyle believes in the future of black & white film, and the darkroom! We have searched the world over for manufacturers of black & white film and paper, and are dedicated to keeping these products available to you.

 

No-Risk Guarantee

We will accept any return on any purchase** you have made from Freestyle within 30 days for any reason, including sensitized goods...with no restocking fees - no questions asked - no problem. **excluding equipment (printers, scanners, digital cameras), backgrounds, and special orders.

 

About Our Sponsor Lomography

From Wikipidia: “Lomography is a commercial trademark of Lomographische

AG, which their creators associate to a photographic image style and an analog camera movement and community facilitated by The Lomographic Society International. The Lomographic Society International was founded in 1992 by a group of Viennese students after they discovered the LCA,[1] a camera created by LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lomography started as an art movement through which the students put on exhibitions of photos within Vienna; the art movement then developed into a commercial enterprise. Since 1995, Lomography has been the sole distributor of the LC-A camera outside of the former Soviet Union, and has moved into producing their own range of analog cameras, films and accessories.”

 

About TAMMY CROMER PHOTO | GALLERY

We were the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in

Longview, TX. TCC was first a commercial studio, then in 2006 we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first US gallery to host the Holga Inspire traveling exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, TCC, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, Susan Burnstine, Kenny Braun, Jim Rohan, and John Armstrong.

 

 

Deadline

Deadline for The Toy Camera International call for entry is September 7, 2016, Midnight CST !

 

Entry Fees

The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Photographers may enter up to 10 images only at $5 each additional.

 

Go here to enter http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249

 

Prizes

Holga Out of the Box exhibit will consist of 50 images in the gallery and online exhibition.

Best of Show - $500 Lomography is donating a Diana F and a Holga N Camera

2nd Place -" $250 and a Holga N Camera

3rd Place -" $150 and a Holga N Camera

 

When emailing digital files

1. Files should be 1280 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space. Email entries to tammy@tammycromer.com

 

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your Last name, and first name initial .ie CromerT_01 - no spaces and only alpha-numeric characters.

 

3. Be sure and copyright your images in the “file info” of Photoshop or meta data.

 

Sales

All accepted photographs are for sale. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted.

 

Liability

TCC will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.

 

Reproduction

TCC retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this

exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.

 

Eligibility

The exhibition is open to all internationally Holga photographers. The photograph needs to exposed with a Holga camera or an element of it.

 

If Your Work is Accepted

  1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

 

2. Prints must be mounted and over-matted using white matte board with at least a 2" border around print. Ideally, the photographs should be framed and ready to hang - no sawtooth hangers please. If you are shipping your framed prints, please use plexiglass instead of glass. To save on shipping costs it is ok to send mounted and matted as described above in standard sizes ie: mounted to 16x20, 18x24, 20x24. Check with me on the size of your finished print if you are sending it only mounted and matted to make sure I have glass to cover it.

 

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition or include a check for $18 (more for international entries and if you have more images selected for the exhibit. Please include enough for all prints to be shipped back) which would include shipping and $300 insurance. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT use peanuts when shipping.

 

Our Address

Tammy Cromer PHOTO | GALLERY

2543 Farrington Street

Dallas, TX 75207

214.430.7148

 

Important Dates

Call for entry begins: July 23, 2017

Deadline:   September 7, 2017

Announce Winners: October 20, 2017

Exhibit opens: November 9, 2017

Exhibit closes: December 30, 2017

 

Contact Information (copy and paste information below in email with your entries to tammy@tammycromer.com or send as an attachment).

 

Name __________________________________________________________

 

address _________________________________________________________

 

City _____________________________________________________________

 

state/Zip ________________________________________________________

 

Home phone ____________________________________________________

 

Work phone _____________________________________________________

 

email address ____________________________________________________

 

Please tell us the following

Title - As you want it to appear in the exhibit and online.

Process - tell us your process whether it is Silver gelatin, Platinum, Type C print,

Lightjet, Digital pigment print and what type of camera did you use.

 

Retail Sale Price

of your image

 

Entry Fees

You may pay safely and securely with credit card or debit here:

http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249

 

or mail check to

TAMMY CROMER PHOTO | GALLERY

2543 Farrington St.

Dallas, TX 75207

 

$35 for up to 5 images

Additional at $5 per image up to 10

Total Enclosed:" $

 

Payment method (please do not send in email - call with information)

 

Visa _____ Mastercard _____ Discover________

 

Number: ______________________________________________

 

Expiration Date:___________ 3 digit code _____

Titles

 

  1. ______________________________________________________________

 

2. ______________________________________________________________

 

3. ______________________________________________________________

 

4. ______________________________________________________________

 

5. ______________________________________________________________

 

6. ______________________________________________________________

 

7. ______________________________________________________________

 

8. ______________________________________________________________

 

9. ______________________________________________________________

 

10. _____________________________________________________________

 

Email entries to tammy@tammycromer.com

Getting Serious With a Toy Camera

8th Annual International Holga and Friends Photography Contest, Juror Burt Finger, Deadline August 25, 2018.
The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, O. Rufus Lovett, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in Longview, Texas. It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it. Photographs of your choice of subject matter made with any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera “toy” camera – such as pinhole, Holga, Diana, Konstruktor F, Brownies, Anscos, and other Lomo products— will be accepted. Photographs made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Photographs made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole, Holga, Diana, or plastic lens will be accepted. The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens in our space at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District ! Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit.
Getting Serious with a Toy Camera Photographs by John Armstrong and Artist Talk at 7pm Tammy Cromer Photography is located at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 214.4307148 | tammy@tammycromer.com | tammycromergallery.com
A few words… When I was 5, I went on a six week road trip with my aunt and uncle to California and up the west coast to Seattle. My aunt had a Kodak TLR that she carefully held while composing her shots of interesting places along the way. I had an Imperial Mark XII that my parents had bought for me to take along on the trip. My aunt’s words of encouragement for taking pictures were to be still and to hold the camera level. As you can see in my photos, I still don’t always manage to hold the camera level and the road trip has never ended. Just Passing Through is an ongoing series of places slowly fading from the American landscape. Skeletons of buildings and relics of times past are my favorite spots. Randomly found, stealthily pursued and occasionally staged scenes serve as places that become portals for time travel in an obscure way. They open the imagination to unexpected possibilities. Becky Ramotowski is a regular contributor to the San Antonio Express-News through her
Come see the remarkable work of Seattle photographer Ryan Synovec. He photographed it with a Holga camera and infrared film. It is a great show. Join us April 7 from 5 -8 pm at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY, located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas 75601 and online at www.tccphotogallery.com . The exhibit is up through May 20, 2016.
Juror Keith Carter has selected 50 images from 50 artists for this year's Members' Only Show. Congratulations to all the exhibiting photographers! A complete list of artists, with award winners noted in bold, are as follows...
Come by and view Loli Kantor’s Beyond the Forest, Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, exhibit. It will be up from July 2 - August 14, 2015. Loli Kantor is a Fine Art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her photographs which have garnered notable awards are in public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lviv National Museum, Ukraine, and Lishui Museum of Photography in China. Kantor was born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been published in numerous publication, including Lens Work. We are located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas. The exhibit opens with ArtWalk, Thursday, July 2, from 5 - 8pm.

2017 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition

7/24/2017

The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is)  International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, O. Rufus Lovett, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in Longview, Texas.

 

It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it. Photographs of your choice of subject matter made with any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera  “toy” camera – such as pinhole, Holga, Diana, Konstruktor F, Brownies, Anscos, and other Lomo products— will be accepted. Photographs made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Photographs made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole, Holga, Diana, or plastic lens will be accepted.

 

The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens in our  space at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District !  Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. Both will help us publicize it. Lomography will give the 1st place winner a camera package. Freestyle will give 3 cameras to the award winners. We are on the web at http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249

 

Freestyle and Lomography will showcase the winners on their web-site.

HOLGA LIVES

As many may know, the Holga camera ceased production last year. Luckily, the molds were found and now Freestyle is manufacturing the Holga N Camera ! Let’s hope they can find the other molds too ! Thank you Freestyle. Send them your gratitude by purchasing a brand new Holga Camera. They will be available in September 2017.

 

 

JUROR

O. Rufus Lovett, 2017

O. Rufus Lovett has been living in Longview, Texas for the past 40 years teaching photography at Kilgore College and working as a fine art and editorial photographer. 

In 2005 he was awarded Piper Professor from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in

San Antonio for superior teaching at the college level.  The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association honored O. Rufus Lovett as Advisor Of The Year in April, 2016, in Dallas,  Texas.

 

Lovett’s editorial work has appeared in Texas Monthly, People, Money, Gourmet, Saveur, Texas Highways, Houstonia, LensWork, Southern Living, Time and LIFE magazine, Reader’s Digest, among others.

 

The University of Texas Press at Austin published two of his photographic books, Weeping Mary in 2006 and Kilgore Rangerettes in 2008.  More recently he has completed a book with food writer Robb Walsh, Barbecue Crossroads that was released by The University of Texas Press in April 2013.

 

Lovett’s fine art photographs are included in the following permanent collections:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University Of Texas, Austin

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, San Marcus, Texas

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Selected exhibitions include:

Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

The Afterimage Photograph Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas, Texas

Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas

Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, Texas

Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, Texas

Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas

Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas

Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, San Marcus, Texas

International Center of Photography, Only Skin Deep, New York, New York

 

Lovett has also been guest speaker and panelist at various universities/venues:

NPR, All Things Considered

The University Of Texas, Austin

Stephen F. Austin State University

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Foodways Texas, Austin

Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont

University of North Texas, Denton

Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Texas A&M University, Commerce

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

Baylor University, Waco

Southern Autobiographical Association, Conway, Arkansas

 

Juror Statement

The Holga camera has been a wonderful tool and medium that enables and engages the imagination of the serious photographic artist and commercial photographer.

It is great news that the production of the Holga has returned.  This camera is known for allowing photographers with a discriminating eye to work freely and with a hint of surprise.  Chance often plays a vital role in making art, a delightful distinction with the Holga.

 

Looking at photographs is an exciting privilege.  I hope to be enlightened from artists who raise concerns of life experiences.  I am captivated by realism or abstract interpretations.  Curiosity, mystery, humor, beauty, surprise and point of view are all clues that play a role in the appreciation of the photograph.

 

It is critical not to look at photographs hastily, but to search the content and seek nuance that may portray meaning beyond the obvious.

 

“We are not merely observers, we are interpreters.”  Mary Ellen Mark

O. Rufus Lovett, 2017

 

About the Holga

The Holga is a medium format 120 film camera, made in Hong Kong, known for its low-fidelity aesthetic.

 

The Holga's low-cost construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera's limitations have brought it a cult following among some photographers, and Holga photos have won awards and competitions in art and news photography. As of November 2015, Production has been ceased on this camera. Luckily for us, Freestyle has put it back into production.

 

The Holga camera was designed by T. M. Lee in 1982. It first appeared outside China in 1982 in Hong Kong. At the time, 120 roll film in black-and-white was the most widely available film in mainland China. The Holga was intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese in order to record family portraits and events. However, the rapid adoption of the 35 mm film format, due to new foreign camera and film imports, virtually eliminated the consumer market for 120 roll film in China. Seeking new markets, the manufacturer sought to distribute the Holga outside mainland China.

 

Within a few years after the Holga's introduction to foreign markets, some photographers began using the Holga for its surrealistic, impressionistic scenes for landscape, still life, portrait, and especially street photography. These owners prized the Holga for its lack of precision, light leaks, and inexpensive qualities, which forced the photographer to concentrate on innovation and creative vision in place of increasingly expensive camera technology. In this respect, the Holga became the successor to the Diana and other toy cameras previously used in such work. A Holga photograph by photojournalist David Burnett of former vice-president Al Gore during a 2000 campaign appearance earned a top prize in a 2001 White House News Photographers' Association Eyes of History award ceremony.

 

Recently the Holga has experienced renewed consumer interest outside China due to the increasing popularity of toy cameras, and a continuing counterculture response to the increasing complexity of modern cameras.

 

About Our Sponsor Freestyle (from their website)

Since 1946, Freestyle Photographic Supplies has provided photographic enthusiasts and professionals across America with quality photographic products, expert advice, and superior customer support. Our staff is comprised of a dedicated team of experienced photographic professionals, committed to providing you with a level of service that is unprecedented in this industry. When you purchase from us, you will experience the many features that make Freestyle the best value in the industry. For example:

 

Personal Customer Service

Freestyle takes pride in helping each of our customers as if they were our only customer. Our entire staff is non-commissioned, and will take all the time required to meet your needs. We are available to take your calls or emails Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

Same Day Shipping

Place your order by 12:00 pm PDT (3:00 pm Eastern Time) Monday through Friday and we will have it out the door that same day. For more information, see our complete shipping policies.

 

Ask the Experts

Freestyle has assembled the FREESTYLE BOARD OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PROFESSIONALS, comprised of some of the most renowned Fine-Art Photographers and Educators in the world. They provide us with product recommendations & product testing, as well as making themselves available to answer any and all of your questions.

 

Qualified Sales Reps

In addition to being active and experienced photographers, every retail and telephone sales staff member participates in an ongoing inhouse educational program.

 

We are committed to B&W photography

Freestyle believes in the future of black & white film, and the darkroom! We have searched the world over for manufacturers of black & white film and paper, and are dedicated to keeping these products available to you.

 

No-Risk Guarantee

We will accept any return on any purchase** you have made from Freestyle within 30 days for any reason, including sensitized goods...with no restocking fees - no questions asked - no problem. **excluding equipment (printers, scanners, digital cameras), backgrounds, and special orders.

 

About Our Sponsor Lomography

From Wikipidia: “Lomography is a commercial trademark of Lomographische

AG, which their creators associate to a photographic image style and an analog camera movement and community facilitated by The Lomographic Society International. The Lomographic Society International was founded in 1992 by a group of Viennese students after they discovered the LCA,[1] a camera created by LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lomography started as an art movement through which the students put on exhibitions of photos within Vienna; the art movement then developed into a commercial enterprise. Since 1995, Lomography has been the sole distributor of the LC-A camera outside of the former Soviet Union, and has moved into producing their own range of analog cameras, films and accessories.”

 

About TAMMY CROMER PHOTO | GALLERY

We were the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in

Longview, TX. TCC was first a commercial studio, then in 2006 we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first US gallery to host the Holga Inspire traveling exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, TCC, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, Susan Burnstine, Kenny Braun, Jim Rohan, and John Armstrong.

 

 

Deadline

Deadline for The Toy Camera International call for entry is September 7, 2016, Midnight CST !

 

Entry Fees

The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Photographers may enter up to 10 images only at $5 each additional.

 

Go here to enter http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249

 

Prizes

Holga Out of the Box exhibit will consist of 50 images in the gallery and online exhibition.

Best of Show - $500 Lomography is donating a Diana F and a Holga N Camera

2nd Place -" $250 and a Holga N Camera

3rd Place -" $150 and a Holga N Camera

 

When emailing digital files

1. Files should be 1280 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space. Email entries to tammy@tammycromer.com

 

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your Last name, and first name initial .ie CromerT_01 - no spaces and only alpha-numeric characters.

 

3. Be sure and copyright your images in the “file info” of Photoshop or meta data.

 

Sales

All accepted photographs are for sale. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted.

 

Liability

TCC will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.

 

Reproduction

TCC retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this

exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.

 

Eligibility

The exhibition is open to all internationally Holga photographers. The photograph needs to exposed with a Holga camera or an element of it.

 

If Your Work is Accepted

  1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

 

2. Prints must be mounted and over-matted using white matte board with at least a 2" border around print. Ideally, the photographs should be framed and ready to hang - no sawtooth hangers please. If you are shipping your framed prints, please use plexiglass instead of glass. To save on shipping costs it is ok to send mounted and matted as described above in standard sizes ie: mounted to 16x20, 18x24, 20x24. Check with me on the size of your finished print if you are sending it only mounted and matted to make sure I have glass to cover it.

 

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition or include a check for $18 (more for international entries and if you have more images selected for the exhibit. Please include enough for all prints to be shipped back) which would include shipping and $300 insurance. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT use peanuts when shipping.

 

Our Address

Tammy Cromer PHOTO | GALLERY

2543 Farrington Street

Dallas, TX 75207

214.430.7148

 

Important Dates

Call for entry begins: July 23, 2017

Deadline:   September 7, 2017

Announce Winners: October 20, 2017

Exhibit opens: November 9, 2017

Exhibit closes: December 30, 2017

 

Contact Information (copy and paste information below in email with your entries to tammy@tammycromer.com or send as an attachment).

 

Name __________________________________________________________

 

address _________________________________________________________

 

City _____________________________________________________________

 

state/Zip ________________________________________________________

 

Home phone ____________________________________________________

 

Work phone _____________________________________________________

 

email address ____________________________________________________

 

Please tell us the following

Title - As you want it to appear in the exhibit and online.

Process - tell us your process whether it is Silver gelatin, Platinum, Type C print,

Lightjet, Digital pigment print and what type of camera did you use.

 

Retail Sale Price

of your image

 

Entry Fees

You may pay safely and securely with credit card or debit here:

http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249

 

or mail check to

TAMMY CROMER PHOTO | GALLERY

2543 Farrington St.

Dallas, TX 75207

 

$35 for up to 5 images

Additional at $5 per image up to 10

Total Enclosed:" $

 

Payment method (please do not send in email - call with information)

 

Visa _____ Mastercard _____ Discover________

 

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Expiration Date:___________ 3 digit code _____

Titles

 

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Email entries to tammy@tammycromer.com

The Winners Are ! Adrianne Defendi Holga and Friends Out of the Box !

Join us November 11, 2017 from 6 - 9 pm at Tammy Cromer Photography Gallery, 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 for the 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition. Juror O. Rufus Lovett selected a strong show. He will give a gallery talk at 7pm. Some of the artists will be here as well. The competition was open to photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it.

“Human condition, Landscape, architecture, portraiture and the still life are the key themes reflected in this exhibition. It is this variety of photographic topics within the selections of work that partly contributes to the strength of this presentation. The approach taken by the photographers range from realism to surrealism creating a sense of beauty, wonder and human emotion. As my mood changed during the week I revisited the submisions many times allowing a fresh thoughtful contemplation with each session.

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the success of this show. It is always a sincere joy to see work that is made with the Holga and how photographers often manage to stretch its limitations and make images that surprise, delight and go beyond the obvious.”

O. Rufus Lovett

Riverchild Dreams, © Adrienne Defendi, Best of Show, Palo Alto, CA

Siblings, © Rebecca Foley, 2nd Place, St. Joseph, MO
In Between, © Lilyan Aloma, 3rd Place, New York, NY

Honorable Mentions
Lilyan Aloma, New York, NY
Alison Erazmus, St. Louis, MO
Mike Herburger, Parker, CO
Gregory Rollins, Brooklyn, NY
Paul Sharrat, Takoma, MD

Guy Reynolds, Photo Editor for the Dallas Morning News is among the others in the show. We will have complete listing on the website in a few day.
http://www.tammycromergallery.com

Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. We are looking forward to having this strong show in our space through the Holiday Season. Remember to give an original piece of art, give a photograph.
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TAMMY CROMER PHOTO/ GALLERY: We were the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in Longview, TX. Now we are in the Dallas Design District at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX. Tammy Cromer is a Commercial Photographer that also does HD and 4K Video Production. In 2007, we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first United States gallery to host the Holga Inspire traveling exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance Photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, Tammy Cromer, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, Susan Burnstine, Becky Ramotowski, Jim Rohan, Kenny Braun and others.