Local Celebrity Kirk Tuck (of the Visual Science Labs) and ATMTX Photo Blog gave us serious props. Go here to check it out!
Nikon School will return to Austin this April at the DoubleTree Inn. With over 100 attendees last year, we expect them to sell out quickly, so sign up fast. There are two classes: one for photographers who want to learn how to be more creative (without getting too technical), and a second class for more advanced photographers who wish to get into the nitty-gritty of their cameras and manual photography. The Creativity class will be held Saturday, April 27th and runs $149, and the Advanced class is on Sunday the 28th, and costs $159. If you’re not sure which class to attend, please give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction. For more information, please visit: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Nikon-School/index.page
The last weekend in January, the Make A Wish Foundation paid us a visit. This year they sponsored Brandon, a young man who’s been fighting for his life – and just so happens to be hungry for photography. Having never owned a digital camera before, Brandon had a million questions… so I walked him through our shop, detailing the differences between all the cameras and lenses. After playing around a while he settled on a Canon Rebel with a wide-angle lens, as well as Canon’s “Nifty Fifty” prime lens. Being an avid music fan (as most of us in Austin are), Brandon wanted the 50mm for shooting live music. This is a kid after my own heart, for live music is where I cut my teeth in the world of photography. And with all the difficult lighting, how can you not get good with a camera if you’re shooting music? We want to thank the Make A Wish Foundation for helping make Brandon’s wish come true. And if that alone wasn’t enough, they shopped locally. Make A Wish is all about supporting those around them, and we appreciate them giving us the opportunity to give back as well!
On the 11th of this coming April, the Austin Center for Photography will be hosting legendary Magnum photographer and all-around Renaissance man Larry Towell in the auditorium at the Belo Center for New Media. Towell, who is an accomplished musician and published poet, will be performing a mixed-media event alongside fellow musician Mike Stevens, combining Towell’s work in photography, music, and spoken word for all of Austin to enjoy.
For those of you not familiar with his work, Larry Towell’s photo essays have appeared in The New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone, and other magazines, and he has published over a dozen books. Focusing on the themes of landlessness and identity, he has photographed the Contra war in Nicaragua, the civil war in El Salvador, relatives of the disappeared in Guatemala, and American Vietnam War veterans who worked to rebuild Vietnam. Most recently, he has documented the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Mennonite migrant workers in Mexico, and his family farm in southern Ontario.
For more information, please go to ACP’s website (visitacp.org/) or Larry’s website (http://larrytowell.com/).