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Sep 052012

Here is a photography competition that although is not from a traditional ‘architecture’ source does have categories for Architecture and Landscape photography. The split images are a really interesting aspect and definitely give the competition a great artistic twist as well.  Take a look.

‘Building Trust’ is essentially a charity that offers design assistance to communities and individuals in need. From looking at the problems to finding sustainable aid solutions to ultimately providing buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessable resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.

Digital cameras have now surpassed developing film and the Digital World is taking over the developing World. We live in a World of wifi and mobile networks making the World smaller and more connected but still very different from country to country, street to street, face to face. We are asking for people to submit their take on a World of opposites and celebrate difference in a series of pictures. You could win yourself a brand new Digital SLR camera, or the equivalent in cash which ever you prefer.

Simple 2 step registration.

1. Email [email protected] the heading ‘photo’ and you will be sent a registration number and details of how to pay the one off £10 fee.

2. Once registered you can enter as many images as you like in any of the categories Until the 1st November when the competition closes. Best of luck!


Natural to built up, open or closed, dry to wet. Landscapes are so diverse we hope to see some great examples here of how the World is made up of some truly spectacular views.


Natural build or concrete and glass, large scale /small scale, natural/man-made, public or private. Have fun and show how space in which we live can be defined.


Crowds or portraits, you decide. Highlight differences and similarities in features or behaviors.


Rich or poor, does money bring happiness, does wealth equate health? This category is open to interpretation, surprise us think creatively about the haves and have nots?


Young or old, night to day we want a split screen image that speaks about not just a moment but a period of time.


This category should actually be Work + Play, look around at how people spend their time either use the same people in differing situations or show how work means a different thing depending on where you live.


We know that you may have an idea that does not fit with the categories above and who are we to stiffle your creativity. If this is the case for you then please enter you image under the Open category.

LACDA 2012 International Juried Competition

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Aug 232012


The winner of this competition will exhibit at the new 4,000 square foot location!

Peter Frank , Riverside Art Museum 
Rex Bruce, 
L.A. Center for Digital Art

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in the LACDA main gallery from September 8-30, 2011. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group exhibits. The ten second place winners will be scheduled into a group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. 

Deadline for entries: September 24, 2012
Winners Announced: October 1, 2012
Exhibit Dates: October 11-November 3, 2012

Artist’s Reception: October 11, 7-9pm

The artist’s reception will be in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.

Register here:

Online registration only.

For questions email [email protected].



Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards

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Aug 232012

Acaid Images

The overall winner will be crowned WORLD ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012 and the winners and their images will be featured in the Architectural Review.

The Awards are being held in conjunction with THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW and the WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL,
3-5th October in Singapore, where there will be an exhibition of all of the images and where the winners will be announced.

The judging panel includes: Will Alsop (All Design), Eva Jiricna (Eva Jiricna Architects), Kim Neilsen (3XN), Catherine Slessor
(The Architectural Review), Kate Goodwin (Royal Academy), Wong Chiu Man (WOW Architects) and James Russell (Bloomberg)

The award categories are:

  • Exterior – Images should be of the exterior of a building communicating the nature of that building.
  • Interior – Images should be of a building interior effectively communicating the space.
  • Sense of Place – Images should show buildings or spaces in their wider context and environment.
  • Buildings in Use – Images should show buildings in use by people.

Entries close 7th September.

Competition page:

Contact Arcaid Images directly on +44 (0)20 8546 4352 or email  [email protected]

CI Masters Series with Jeffrey Jacobs

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Aug 092012

I recently posted about the benefits of taking workshops and how it is great when they are located in beautiful places enabling you to combine work and pleasure.  Here is another one being given by Presenting Architecture member Jeffrey Jacobs. Location: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK!, do I need to say more to get you to look into this amazing opportunity? Here are the details and also note I placed this on the Presenting Architecture Event Calendar where many other terrific events get posted.

Architectural Photography Workshop

Glacier National Park: October 4-7, 2012

In this 2-day in-depth workshop, internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Jeffrey Jacobs will share extensive details of how he lights and captures the architectural images that have garnered recognition worldwide. The workshop will be a mix of classroom and location settings with Jeffrey teaching his process on an actual shoot. The classroom session will cover the equipment used, technical training, and information on job planning. Then workshop attendees will light two productions – one interior and/or one exterior on the estate with Jeffrey. Plan on getting your hands dirty as you work with the crew in the process of creating an image. You will be a part of the creation from beginning to end in these two information packed days. Jeffrey enjoys collaboration, so you’ll be involved in post-production as well. This workshop should not be missed. Best for professionals or serious amateurs.

Jeffrey Jacobs – Spanning more than 29 years, Jeffrey Jacobs’ career has focused exclusively on high-end architecture, architectural product and hospitality/resort photography. From large-scale projects to small intimate spaces, Jacobs’ artfully detailed and masterfully crafted three-dimensional lighting techniques are recognized nationally and internationally. Jacobs’ extensive experience includes all types of image production, from “bubble gum to Mack Trucks,” including food, large studio and elaborate location productions in addition to numerous television, music video and documentary motion picture presentations. In the early to mid-1980s, his responsibilities included Lighting Director, Gaffer, Best Boy Electric and Key Grip on several regional and local television commercials.

This extensive production experience has given Jacobs a unique insight into every aspect of image production, both still and motion, and enables him to explore the full range of possibilities ultimately bringing his or his clients’ vision to reality. He consistently provides his clients with unique and often unprecedented results using lighting approaches rarely considered or attempted by other professionals. He also knows when natural light and simple are the best choice.

Jeffrey’s Presenting Architecture Page

Jeffrey’s Web Site

Workshop PDF


Sign Up

To learn more and reserve your space, please contact today:

(phone) 877.217.9870 (email) [email protected]

Jul 102012

RIBA photography competition
Overall winner announced and postcard set of 10 now on sale

The RIBA launched its first photography competition in May, “Celebrating Architecture 2012”, looking for images that captured different interpretations of architecture in 2012 – the inspiring, the beautiful, the intriguing or even the bizarre!

Over 90 entries were received and judged by a panel that included Morley von Sternberg, professional photographer and Angela Brady, RIBA President and Jonathan Makepeace, RIBApix.

Ten images were selected as winners and the overall winner was announced by Angela Brady, at the RIBA Education Fundraising Dinner on the 28 June.

A photo of Thomas Heatherwick Studios project, The UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010 photographed by Jeremy Chun Yin Yu

All ten images have been printed as postcards and are available to purchase in the RIBA Bookshop or online at for £4.99 for the complete set or 0.49p each.

All proceeds from the sale of the cards will go directly to our RIBA Education Fund, a registered charity that makes grants to students of architecture in the UK experiencing financial hardship.

The ten photos and their authors, in alphabetical order are:


  • 16thC Dovecote in Bruton, Somerset by Colin Powell
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church, Iceland by Paul Ashton
  • Hugo Boss, Barcelona by Rob Boltman
  • King’s Cross Concourse, London by John Malaiperuman
  • Neues Museum, Berlin by Antonia Infanger
  • Science Museum, Barcelona by Jasmine Gokmen
  • The Atomium, Brussels by Fiona Vigar
  • The Shard, London by John Harding
  • The Tulip Staircase, Queen’s House, London by Mark Lakomcsik
  • The UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010 by Jeremy Chun Yin Yu (Overall winner)All ten images can be viewed in the Flickr gallery at