Category Archives: opportunities

Photographer Jason Matias Visiting Iowa from mid-March to mid-April 2014

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Photographer Jason Matias of Hawaii will be in Iowa for about a month starting in mid-March 2014, and is interested in connecting with local photographers. In 2013, Jason Matias was recognized as the RAW Honolulu Photographer of the Year. His website and Facebook page showcase some of his work. For 2013, Jason created a Top Ten Photos of 2013 gallery of photos along with “the making of” videos showing his technique and methods.

Here’s a personal note from Jason Matias to those in Iowa who might be interested in meeting, visiting, and possibly collaborating. Those interested, can contact Jason directly.

Update: “My trip to Iowa is set. In staying in a cabin in Huntsville from March15-April13. It’s a ways from Iowa City but I can travel.” (14 February 2014)

Aloha all. I’m going to be in Iowa for about a month started mid March. If anyone is interested in shooting, collaborating, workshops, Photo Shop, Let me know! I definitely want to capture the spirit of Iowa. ~ Jason (28 January 2014)

Video

The video below provides an introduction to Jason and his work.

Learn More…

Here’s an inspiring Facebook post from Jason about his current experience with photography.

“I used to call myself an “adventurist.” When I was in the Air Force in Alaska I would take myself on long back country hikes and come home with great stores and no proof; so I purchased a camera.

Fast forward eight years and I am a civilian living in Hawaii pressed by the technical barriers of my Canon G12. I finally take the plunge and invest in a ‘real’ camera.

Finally, I have the opportunity to capture light in the way I have been imagining it.

Since November last year I have found that the boundaries of what I considered plausible have become benchmarks in a developing portfolio I dare to call my career.

My goal is to become both a gallery artist and a commercial photographer like a combination of Peter Lik and Eric Alamas.

I want to capture beauty, create beauty, and inspire beauty. I want to captivate, and engage; to learn, teach and learn from teaching. I think that these qualities are what professionals and a leaders aspire to and develop for.

I also think that these are the values I have towed with me since adopting the core values of the Air Force, specifically “Excellence In All We Do.”

I deeply appreciate this opportunity to work hard on this dream and am grateful that you have spent a few moments to read about me.

Jason (18 January 2014)

University of Iowa Photography Club Meetings & Events for Spring 2014

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The following announcement is from Xiang Chen of the UIPC.

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25 January 2014

Hello!

Hope you guys enjoyed your first week of school! Photography club will be starting up very soon. Please vote on regular meeting times for this semester. Meetings generally run for 1 hour. Be sure to click show all options on the poll, and please select all times that you can attend! The specific dates are only applicable to the first meeting and subsequent meetings will be run on a bi-weekly schedule.

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The first meeting time will be decided by the poll above. During this meeting, we will breifly introduce the club and then move on small group discussions on works of photography. This will be casual discussion and will let you get to know a few of the members! If you want to share your work as well, please send photos to uiphotoclub@gmail.com ASAP so we can get them printed.

We will also send out a survey soon to get some feedback and ideas for the club.

Finally we have a few photographer requests coming up! If you’re at all interested, please contact me and we’ll get a group organized to go shoot together! These are welcome to photographers of all levels and will let you find out what it’s like to shoot at events. I will likely attend both events.

Thanks!

Xiang

Photography Opportunity – Portraits of College Grads Needed!

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Summary

Opportunity to work with student organization at the University of Iowa to photograph a group of graduating seniors.

Event Details

Group shoot: Sunday, May 11, 2014 in the afternoon (Approximately 1-2 hours of time at most) in Iowa City on the University of Iowa campus.

Payment

The photographer will be paid for their time. Please contact Courtney Rohde for more details to negotiate a contract.

Deadline

Please contact Courtney ASAP, no later than Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12 PM.

Contact Details

Contact Courtney Rohde to apply:

  • Phone: 309-830-0038
  • Email: courtney-rohde@uiowa.edu

Great Photography Opportunity – Michael Kreiser

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Summary

There are two great opportunities coming up this week to work with one of Iowa City’s best professional photographers!

Events

Michael Kreiser needs an assistant for two events this week:

  • Commercial Shoot, Wednesday, November 6, early morning, location is North Liberty
  • Wedding, Saturday, November 9, all day (about 10 to 12 hours long), location is Iowa City and Wellman

Payment

The assistant(s) will be paid for their time. Contact Michael Kreiser for details.

Deadline

Please contact Michael ASAP, no later than Monday, November 4th at 5PM.

Contact Details

Contact Michael Kreiser to apply:

Thanks!

Many thanks to everyone in the Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, and corridor area who responded to this posting. Click the map below for a larger view.

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