Upcoming: The 2010 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

by Chris Dunn

Like others in the industry, photojournalists love the opportunity to meet, compete, learn from each other and work together on projects. I will highlight these opportunities in brief posts as deadlines and dates for various photojournalism workshops and competitions approach.

My Twitter feed is quickly filling up with #ONA10 tweets. This can mean only one thing: Professional and student digital journalists will be swarming Washington, D.C., this weekend for the 2010 Online News Association Conference.

There are several visually-minded sessions, but most revolve around technology, trends and innovations. So what’s a photojournalist to do when the urge to discuss lighting techniques hits? Or wants to compare remote camera set-ups? Or needs to know how to turn multimedia into a money-making business?

Coming up soon for all you photojournalists: The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.

The 38th annual Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar will be held Dec. 3-4 in — you guessed it — Atlanta, Ga. The seminar includes its annual photo competition as well as workshops.

The last day to enter photos in the competition (at a cost of $45 USD) is Nov. 24, so start reviewing your photos and the contest rules now! To be eligible, photos must have been taken between Nov. 8, 2009, and Nov. 7, 2010, with exceptions for picture story entries. The open elimination rounds of the contest will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2, and the final rounds will take place the next day.

Early registration for the seminar itself ends Nov. 6. Fees range from $40 to $115 USD.

(Disclosure: As an intern at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this summer, I worked directly with three members of the seminar’s volunteer board. None of them has suggested or asked me to highlight the seminar as an upcoming photojournalism event.)