Two Chuck Miller artworks donated for an upcoming In Our Own Voices auction

Whenever I can, I will always help those in need.  In the past, I’ve donated several of my artworks to various charities for auction purposes, or for outright donations to help others. This morning, two of my artworks will join a collection of art and prizes that will be auctioned off as part of an…

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The Return of the Cemetery Photography Contest (and why I can’t enter it)

Many, many years ago, St. Agnes Cemetery would hold an annual photography contest, where photos that were taken on the cemetery grounds were displayed at a local location, and the best photos would receive ribbons and money. This was fun.  In fact, in 2010 I actually won the contest with this photo. This year, the…

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And my last hope for Competition Season just went plop.

I get it.  I get it.  COVID-19 is breaking everything. And my last possible hope for something to come out of Competition Season this year has just been dashed. I submitted several digital photos to the Washington State Fair, in the hopes that COVID-19 had finally floated away from that state. No dice.  They just…

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My entries that would have been into the 2020 New York State Fair Photography Competition

First, I heard that because of COVID-19, the 4-H groups would not have their meeting at the New York State Fair this year. Then, I heard that because of a deadly rabbit virus, there would be no rabbits or cavies at the Fair this year, either. Then this happened. pic.twitter.com/ELBC1UtpL8 — New York State Fair…

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And the Big E is cancelled for 2020… ugh…

I know, I know.  I was hoping against hope.  But COVID-19 isn’t going away.  It’s getting stronger and it’s becoming more populous.  And a two-week event in Massachusetts that draws millions of fans during its run is not what we want to keep the spread of COVID-19 down. Yesterday morning, the Big E’s President posted…

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So I just heard from the Big E’s Photo Competition…

A little background. Last week, I had an opportunity to photograph a high school graduation ceremony at the Jericho Drive-In in Glenmont.  This would be their first one with fireworks, so I positioned my camera (my Nikon Df) outside the neon marquee.  And lo and behold, fireworks exploded in the air.  I got the fireworks,…

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My entries into the 2020 Big E Photography Competition

Although almost every one of my “Competition Season” locales has cancelled for 2020, I was able to submit some digital images to the Washington State Fair for their event, which will most likely take place in September. As for the Big E … somehow they’re still planning on operating in September.  And, they’re accepting entries…

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PhotoCenter of the Capital District featured in The Gallery

I enjoy my association with the Photo Center of the Capital District.  They are a great repository for information about photography, and they also host various shows and gallery events throughout the year. And last week, the Photo Center was featured in the YouTube video show The Gallery.  I realize that today is a short…

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How’s this for a graduation ceremony photo?

Here’s the deal.  In addition to the two photos I am allowed to enter in the Big E’s photography competition this year (assuming, of course, that the Big E WILL operate this year), the Big E has also held an online monthly contest, with each category being based around a theme.  The theme for June…

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So I just heard from San Francisco…

A few months ago, I tried my hand with the the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition.  This is truly an opportunity for me to expand out from competing in local fairs and the like.  And in 2014, my elongated photo of a baseball pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, garnered a Silver Award in the…

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