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Call for Photo Submissions: 4x V3.0

The Duluth Photography Institute’s 4x exhibit is back (pronounced “Four-by” as in 4×6, 4×8, etc.) We are hoping to get over 200 submissions this year!

Ultimate Portrait: Mayor Edition

For inspiration in order to capture a “way out there” portrait, I posed the question to the Duluth Mayor Don Ness about the accomplishments he is most proud. This image is the result. See more of the story at photojournal.us.

4x photo submission deadline extended

The 4x (meaning “4 by” as in 4×6 print, or 4×26 print) exhibit at the Duluth Photography Institute has extended the deadline for its call for submissions until Monday, March 4. This exhibit is open to everyone. Just attach your 4xsomething print to a stiff backing, put your name and contact info on the back, and drop it off or mail it to the DPI. We are accepting drop-offs on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more important details, please see the “Events” page of the DPI website or call Brian at 218.393.2468.

4x: A Print Exhibition, Call for Submissions

Anyone can submit to this exhibit!

Yes, the 4x v2.0 is here! Last year we had over 130 entries into this unique and wonderful exhibit open to all! Submissions for the 4x need to be delivered or postmarked by Jan. 31 in order to be eligible. Submitted prints have to follow one main rule: one side must be 4 inches! Let’s see how creative you can get!

Photo Contest Exhibit Opening Reception


The first Duluth Photography Institute Photo Contest will be having its exhibit opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the DPI, 405 E Superior St. from 5-8 pm. Over 30 images from local photographers will be on exhibit and the $1500 in contest prizes will be awarded! Snacks and beverages provided. Free and open to the public. Come on down and check out the winners of the 5 categories: Fine Art, Human Influence, Creative Expression, Natural World, and Student Work. C-ya there. Irentphoto.com provided prizes and mpix.com provided the printing and mounting for the winners — Thanks go to both!

Learn photography the fun way


The Photography Fun!!damentals course will give you all the knowledge and techniques to start creating great pictures right from the start — all using your very own equipment so you can get out right away taking images that wow people!

This course is offered through the Duluth Photography Institute and is taught by the founder of the DPI (plus photographer and teacher) Brian Rauvola. The 6 exciting sessions are jam packed with information, examples, practice, and challenges all designed to increase your photographic talents as quickly and easisly as possible! For more information and to register for these classes, click here!

Port Huron to Home: Bryan Hansel’s 800-mile kayak adventure photography exhibit and presentation

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During the spring and early summer of 2011, Bryan Hansel kayaked from Port Huron, Michigan to Grand Marais, Minnesota. His journey took 45 days, and he covered 800 miles. On the trip, he traversed the two largest Great Lakes, averaged 22 miles a day, paddled in waves taller than a refrigerator, visited Isle Royale and even ordered pizza delivered to his tent. Bryan will exhibit print and digital images from his experience and talk about his adventures. You don’t want to miss this! Hansel’s prints from the trek will also be on exhibit starting in early August!

Bound: A Photography Exhibit

Bound: by Justin Sinks

Justin Sinks’ latest project was 2 years in the making. Bound is a study of shadow and contrast. He chose bondage because of the beauty and the juxtaposition of tough, fibrous ropes tight against smooth, fragile skin. He used black and white to enhance lines and patterns of rope created against the human body and to eliminate distractions present in color images. Please note this exhibit does contain material some might find objectionable and may not be suited for a younger audience.

The Duluth Photography Institute will be having a free public reception of these images at the DPI facility, 405 E. Superior St., Duluth on Friday, July 1 from 5-8 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

For more information on Sinks, go to his Facebook page. For more information about the DPI project and to become a member, please visit duluthphotographyinstitute.com or call Brian at 218-393-2468.

North Shore Photography Club artists!

 Image by Marvil LaCroix
Image by Marvil LaCroix

Wednesday, May 25, from 4:30 – 8pm at the Duluth Photography Institute at 405 E. Superior St. Come and chat with the artists about their photography (and photography in general)! For more information on the club go to, or call Brian at 218.393.2468.

Show off your Photography and win $$$

Lone Gondolier at Sunset, Grand Canal, Venice, 2006

The Duluth Photography Institute’s 2011 Photo Contest has five categories, each with a $100 cash top prize: Fine Art, Natural World, Human Influence, Creative Expression, and Student Work. Deadline is July 1. To register and for more information go to duluthphotographyinstitute.com.

Photography Exhibit of the North Shore Photo Club

(Photo by Marvil LaCroix)

Opening reception Saturday, May 14, from 5-8pm at the Duluth Photography Institute, 405 E. Superior St. Free, and refreshments will be served. Come on down and see the wonderful work of this local club, plus the Duluth-Superior Camera Club! Two for the price of none! For more information on these clubs or the DPI go to:



Free Photography Exhibit of the Duluth-Superior Camera Club

 Joe Kubala photo

Photo by Joe Kubala

Opening reception 5-8pm Saturday at the DPI, 405 E. Superior St. Refreshments and great photography conversation! For more info on the club and the DPI go to:


Photography Workshop w/ Astro Bob King!

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Photography of the Heavens: Secrets of Night Photography
with Astro Bob King
Wednesday, May 11, 7pm

DPI Photography Contest!

VeniceOpen to everyone; over $1,500 in prizes!

Enter the Duluth Photography Institute‘s first annual 2011 Photography Contest. Five categories. Early bird registration discount ends soon.

Duluth Photographers Guild Photography Exhibit Closing Reception

(photo by Emily Rose)

Come on down for a last look at the DPG’s wide variety of photographic styles at the Duluth Photography Institute, 405 E. Superior St. on Saturday, April 30, from 5-8pm. Feel free to use the parking lots behind the building off of Fourth Avenue East. Call Brian at 218.393.2468 if you have any questions. Feel free to get more information at duluthphotographyinstitute.com or flickr.com/groups/duluthphotographersguild.

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