Various & Sundry: Snow Day Edition

"Nightfall, Sand Beach", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Nightfall, Sand Beach”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Last night we had no snow on the ground in early February in Maine — which was admittedly pretty freaky. Today school is cancelled and winter is back in business.

Here are a few things that caught my interest this week:

Since my last February Calls for Entries post, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA has announced a call for entries for their 22nd Annual Juried show. And don’t forget the PRC in Boston has entries for their annual juried show due this weekend on February 7th.

Maine Media Workshops & College is now taking pre-orders for a DVD set of Brenton Hamilton’s History of Photography course. This course is one of the best courses I’ve ever taken, on any subject, and I have to assume that the DVD’s will be the next best thing to being there in person.

…and speaking of Maine Media, there is now a date for my fall workshop in Acadia, The Night Sky in Acadia National Park, is September 18th. A bit closer to home, I’m teaching The Winter Night Landscape later this month on February 28th — and now we’ll have some snow.

Elin Spring posted a nice review of the current exhibition (which includes my work) at 555 Gallery in Boston. (also note her post of openings and exhibitions in the Boston area for this weekend/First Friday).

Here in Maine, I’ve very keen on seeing the new Robert Adams exhibition at Colby. This exhibition extends until June 16th.

B&H just posted a pretty exhaustive article about bokeh (the character of out-of-focus areas in your image) – it is worth a look if you are curious about the subject.

I’m now on Instagram (@jimnickelson), direct link here. I’ll be posting a mix of new work as well as my current portfolios (at least that is the plan now). This has been been a pretty fascinating experiment so far. Send along your own pages as I’d love to see what readers are doing on there as I try to learn this new medium.

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