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Drone & Aerial Photography
TPS is thrilled to launch a new call for entry, Drone & Aerial Photography, juried by Randy Jay Braun, Director of DJI Aerial Photo Academy, who is based in Maui, Hawaii. Sky is the limit with this new call, so start preparing your aerial imagery today!
Calendar of Events
07-17-17 Call for entry announced
09-18-17 Deadline for entry (midnight MST)
10-11-17 Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
10-23-17 Show opens in online gallery
12-18-17 Show concludes
Drone Flight Session
Join us for a drone tutorial and test flight session on August 19, 2017, from 3-5:00pm in Frisco, TX. Email TPS Executive Director by August 15 to secure your spot and learn more about this free session.
First Place = $300
Second Place = $200
Third Place = $100
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded
TPS Members pay $25 for 5 images
Non-Members pay $35 for 5 images
Up to 5 additional images (for a total of 10) may be submitted for $5 each
The entry fee can be paid online or by check
Drone & Aerial Photography is open to artists of all levels internationally and welcomes aerial imagery of all kinds. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. However, current TPS members will receive a discounted entry fee. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are permitted to enter but are not eligible for awards.
About the Juror
Randy Jay Braun, Director of DJI Aerial Photo Academy, Maui, Hawaii. Randy Jay Braun has been a professional photographer for 33 years, starting early on as a medical and corporate photographer in large hospitals and heart centers. On a creative whim, he took a trip to Maui in 1988 and has never come home to reality. During this extended vacation, Braun opened Maui’s most progressive portrait studio and a chain of photography galleries featuring his own landscape images and hand-painted black & white prints.
In late 2012, the DJI Phantom quadcopter came on to the market and Randy was one of the first photographers to adapt to this new genre of aerial image capture. He began testing consumer drones and cameras for DJI, the world’s largest drone company, and struck up a working relationship. Braun published the first-ever book about the topic, entitled, Aerial Drone Photography.
Braun began working full-time for DJI in 2014. He served as Director of Product Experience and managed the Still Photography Development Team. During this tenure he rose to become a national expert in aerial drone photography, lecturing at every major photography and drone conference. In 2017 he co-founded the DJI Aerial Photo Academy, a traveling workshop series teaching drone photography skills across North America.
Submit Your Entry via CaFÉ™
Please select the “Enter Here” button above. You will be redirected to CallForEntry.org, where you may make your payment and upload your files.
If Your Work is Accepted
Your image(s) will be displayed on our website as part of an online exhibition and highlighted on the homepage during the dates indicated above. Additional venues, to be announced, will also showcase this online gallery of work. And, an exhibition catalog will be created to survey the juror’s selections.
Texas Photographic Society retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain copyright to his/her own individual images.
If you have any questions or concerns after reading all the guidelines, please contact TPS Executive Director directly at [email protected]
Contest Prize & TERMS
Second Place = $200
Third Place = $100
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Individual photographers retain copyright to his/her own individual images. USAGE RIGHTS: Texas Photographic Society retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only.
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