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My Atlanta Exhibition Winners 

October 19, 2012
The winners from the My Atlanta Photography Exhibition at Piedmont Park as chosen by CL Photo Editor Joeff Davis and CL Arts Editor Debbie Michaud.

The Atlanta Celebrates Photography exhibition is a push-pin show in Piedmont Park that celebrates the democratic nature of photography. Open to everyone, participants include amateur and professional photographers of all ages. The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through October 20, 2012.
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Lily Trapkin
Lily Trapkin - Best Use of B&W

I took this photo series at my friend Ciena's house sometime in the middle of September.

I like the varying shades that make up the pictures. Each frame varies in tone and shade which makes up the whole picture. It kind of reminds me of the spin art that you make with paint on a spinning sheet of paper, it radiates out from the middle.

The whole time I was thinking about how hard it was, haha. The assignment blew my mind when we first received it and it took a lot of planning which just made me nervous about messing it up. I kept saying "I know I'm going to mess this up" but in the back of my mind I was thinking of how cool it would be if I got it just right.

We were assigned the roll by a student teacher that we had and when I got it, I got the thought of using contrasting light to bring out the change between each side of the picture. All four of the advanced photo students were given a sheet of paper with fake negative strips on it to mimic what an actual contact sheet looks like. I drew out a very rough draft and more so wrote down what I wanted to do. I used two different lights, one in back of the girl on the left and one in front of the girl on the right. I used my sketch as a guide to help measure which body part of who should be in each frame. It was really difficult to measure even close to exactly but it was extremely rewarding when I processed my film and made the final contact sheet. In all, it took a lot of planning for something that only took about 10 minutes to shoot.

- Lilly Trapkin
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