Left picture of a swallowtail butterfly, middle picture of a columbine flower, right picture of a woodpecker
Photographs by: Jerry Deutch (Left), Carol McCord (Middle) & Dean Bouton (Right)
The Discovery Center

Photo Exhibit Submissions

Pine Bush Perspectives 2024

Every visitor experiences the Albany Pine Bush from a unique perspective, and now it's your turn to share your focus through the lens. We invite you to capture the unique spirit of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and submit your photographs to our juried exhibit by October 1, 2024.

Our discerning jurors seek images that tell a compelling story. Regardless of your age or skill level, you're encouraged to be part of this extraordinary exhibition. Selected photographs will be featured in the final exhibit, opening with a reception on December 6, 2024.

Exciting awards, including those chosen by our jurors and a People's Choice award, await the talented entrants. Unleash your creativity and be part of the Albany Pine Bush Perspectives: A Juried Photo Exhibit!


Entry rules:

  • Photographers may be any age or skill level.
  • Photographs must be taken in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
  • Photographs may only be submitted by the original photographer.
  • Minors must have parental permission.
  • Each photographer may submit up to two pieces for the juried exhibit.
  • Photographs that have been in the show in previous years will not be accepted.
  • Photographs may not have watermarks or any identifying marks on them.  This is in order to ensure our jurors are not biased.
  • Upload entries to this form or call 518-456-0655 or email betchison@albanypinebush.org to arrange for an alternate submission.


Selection and Awards

  • Entries will be judged by jurors selected by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.
  • The photographs selected for the exhibit will reflect the diversity of our community and the Pine Bush.
  • Photos will be judged on composition, focus, use of light, and the artistic presentation of the subject.
  • No watermarks or signatures are allowed on the photographs to ensure unbiased judging.
  • Standard editing is allowed (cropping, spot removal, straightening, sharpening, brightness and contrast). The resulting image should represent the subject as it appeared in nature when the photo was taken.
  • Submission does not guarantee entry. You will be notified by October 20, 2024 of your entry’s status.
  • All accepted photographs will require final preparation including printing and framing. This will be done by the APBPC at its own cost.
  • Juror selected prizes will be awarded at the opening event on December 6, 2024.
  • Any photograph submitted may be used in promotional materials, regardless of the photograph's acceptance into the exhibit.
  • Consider the health and well being of wildlife that you photograph. Give them plenty of space and view them in a responsible manner.  For more information about the ethics of wildlife photography visit www.nanpa.org.
  • Submitted photographs may be from any year but their location must have been in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Mark Your Calendars

OPENING RECEPTION: December 6, 2024 6-7:30pm

EXHIBIT RUN TIME: December 7, 2024 - March 1, 2025


Want to see some of the photos from previous shows? 

The Friends of the Pine Bush Inc. have taken the show on the road to display these amazing photographs in the community.  Check out their page to learn more about the Traveling Exhibit!

Previous year's shows are also in our Photo Gallery

Submission Deadline

Midnight October 1, 2024

Digital Submission Link

Follow this link to submit:      https://fs12.formsite.com/apbpc/PBP2024/index


Not Digital?
We will also accept entries submitted in person. To schedule a submission appoinment please contact BlakeSchedule your appointment by September 15, 2024 in order to meet the submission deadline.

Having Trouble with your Digital Submission?
You can request a guided digital submission appointment by contacting Blake.  You will need to have your digital photos on a USB drive. Schedule your appointment by September 15, 2024 in order to meet the submission deadline.

Download Forms

Photo Release Form


Blake Hastie-Etchison

Call: 518-456-0655 x1222

Email: betchison@AlbanyPineBush.org