December 23, 2022 • Issue 68
Hibernating press, Eureka, CA
Happy Holidays, reader!

Our Special Annual Black & White call-for-entry is open, just for you! The rules remain the same as last year when Susan Brandt Graham won the cover. This will be for the January/February issue, to be released January 15, 2023. You can enter now and get your images in by January 5, 2023! 2023, REALLY?

Please click here, for additional information and to enter!

Image: Black & White 2023 entrant, Marjorie Green
Advance notice: We are very, very close to be releasing Mindful Matters, Essays on Photography, by E.E. McCollum. In this PDF release there are more than a dozen articles from one of Shadow & Light Magazine's favorite writers of things thought-provoking and insightful in the world of photography. All this for the pre-release price of only $10, and you can sign up now just by clicking, here! Upon publication the price will increase to $14.50!
McCollum recently agreed to add one additional Special Portfolio of seldom seen work with no additional cost!
Mindful Matters will be released (PDF) to the world on January 15, 2023 ($14.50) without the Special Portfolio!

• I just finished reviewing portfolios for Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), and am continually amazed at the quality of work from all over the world! Also, I have been invited to be a portfolio juror for the Los Angeles Center of Photography in February, 2023. Portfolio Reviews are always exciting for me because I am able to look at very high-quality work from a variety of photographers. This is one of the methods by which I select work for Shadow & Light Magazine. The last time I juried for LACP I selected 5 portfolios for publication.

Ann Hart Marquis and I (Tim Anderson) will have our first joint gallery show, Retrospectives: Anderson & Hart. We will each be featuring Southwest landscapes. Ann will be offering her unique abstract (acrylic) view and I will be showing (for the first time!) my Language of the Land landscapes without glass (no reflections). The dates (tentative) are April 8-30, 2023, at The Curated-Creative Studio in Albuquerque. I will keep you updated as we get closer to the date.

I now have 2 sign-ups (only 3 to go!)! I am pretty sure that most of you have already heard that I will be going to South Africa, next year. I have been invited by Kevin Dooley of Idube Photo Safaris to be a Guest Host for the 2023 fall safari. The dates are November 11-22, 2023. I am very excited and appreciative of Kevin for the invite. It is definitely a dream come true and I can think of no one else to be associated with when talking about international photo safaris. You can read all the details, here. If you are at all interested, be sure to book early as most of these safaris in the past have filled up very quickly.

• Last minute gifts!
You can pick up my 2 pictorial books from Ireland and New Mexico for only $15 (PDF). You'll receive your books within 24-hours. The New Mexico book has around 150 images and the Ireland book has 300! This may just inspire you to get out and about more in 2023! Click here to get your copies. Think of it as a Special Gift... just for you!
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Mirrorless cameras come out on top at Qatar World Cup

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