International Photography Awards 2022

Dear James

Congratulations! It is my great pleasure to inform you that your entry “Morning on Winnie” has made it to the final round of Jury voting and is awarded the title “Official Selection” in the International Photography Awards 2022. The final winners based on the Jury’s votes will be announced in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

Artist in Residence Program – Capitol Reef

Applications to Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program at Capitol Reef National Park are now being accepted 01-30 September 2022 for the 2023 season.  The program “offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. “This residency program is an exciting progression of our relationship with the artist community, and will give visitors the chance to know Capitol Reef in a new and different way, through the eyes of an artist,” said former Capitol Reef National Park Superintendent Leah McGinnis who helped form the program in 2017.”

See:   Artist-in-Residence Program – Capitol Reef National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (

CaFE (Call For Entry)

Semi-Professional and Professional photographers take note of CaFE. 
About CaFÉ™
“CaFÉ is the leading online application and jurying system for calls for entry. Launched in 2005, CaFÉ was designed by arts administrators to make the application and adjudication process more efficient. Today CaFÉ has grown into a robust call for entry site with open calls around the nation.”
“CaFÉ has approximately 170 art competitions and art contests call listings at any given time. CaFÉ is especially designed for the professional artist. Artists can sign up and create an artist portfolio for free. Next easily apply to multiple call for entries and then simply checkout. Manage the status of all your call for entries from a single dashboard. 

See: Call For Entry and Application Management for the Arts | CaFÉ


iLeGaLit (On-line Magazine)

Final Home

An article was published in the October 15, 2020 online magazine iLeGaLit produced in the Czech Republic.    The article (See contains my short bio as well as several of my black and white photographs.

Photo Contest Categories Explained

Confusing to many new, and sometimes experienced, photographers are the multitude of categories in photo contests.  We sit and scratch our heads trying to understand the meaning of “Fine Art Landscapes” versus “Nature Landscapes.”  Apparently, an all-in-compassing guide to categories does not exist.  However, a little internet research can help photographers pick the correct entry category.  The International Photography Awards (IPA) has an excellent explanation of categories that can be used as a starting point.  See Categories | International Photography Awards™ (


I have to give a shout-out to Pictorem – a Canadian on-demand photo printing company.  Although located in Canada, their products are delivered for free in the USA and Canada.  In addition, photographers can establish an account and sell their art online.  All you need to know is at: Canvas Acrylic Metal & Mural Printing –

My photograph of Turret Arch in Arches National Park, Utah was printed by Pictorem on metal with outstanding results.

Turret Arch