We are excited to invite photographers for inclusion in the next SPACE Open Exhibition at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography this March. Find all the information and requirements for submissions here…


For the first of our 2017 SPACE Exhibitions, we are once again offering you the opportunity to submit your work! The show opens on March 30th and will feature 30 curated images selected by the Orms creative team, this will form part of The Orms Cape Town School of Photography exhibition that showcases the work by our full and part-time students.

Exhibition Theme: Wildlife

Wildlife photography is something of an art, but even if you’re an amateur with a brand new camera, you can bring home some truly special shots.

This month we would like to invite all Orms clients, to share their very best of their Wildlife photography. From intimate wildlife portraits to dramatic wild landscapes, we want to see how your passion for the natural world translates into captivating wildlife images.

The exhibition will open at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography on March 30th, 18h00 – 20h00. Everyone is most welcome, so please make a note in your diary, we would love to see you there. You can RSVP here.

In addition to the exhibition, we’ve put together a selection of photographic activities to bring out your wild side, from wildlife photo walks to workshops with the pros…

Get Professional Feedback at the Wildlife Photography Open Crit:
Keen to take your wildlife photography to the next level? Are you unsure about the quality of your photographs or do you need assistance with some of the finer points of this genre of photography? On the 2nd of March our photography expert, Eugene van der Merwe will be hosting an Open Crit Session at Orms Cape Town School of Photography to give advice on selecting the right image, as well as tweaking images in post-production for publication purposes. We would like to invite all those who are considering their images for submission to join Eugene and pick up on all the juicy tips. You can find more info and book here.

David Rogers in South Luangwa:
We also have a FREE lunchtime lecture scheduled with photographer David Rogers. Come & learn from this true photographic adventurer and gain insights specifically to his time spent in South Luangwa. Join our 1-hour intensive talk over lunchtime on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 between 13:00 – 14:00. Book your seat here.

Wildlife Photography Talk:
Internationally renowned wildlife photographer, Shannon, and cinematographer, Russel have been combining their strengths to capture incredible wildlife shots throughout Africa and the Arctic. This dynamic duo is venturing out of the wild and into the city, to take us on an amazing journey of their life and work in photography with this unique talk on Saturday 18 March 2017 between 09h00 – 13h00. Book your seat here.

Get Geared Up for Wildlife Photography:
This FREE Lunchtime Lecture is for all photographers who are wanting to invest their hard-earned cash in gear for their Wildlife Photography. Come and join us to learn about the latest lenses and other accessories that will make your passion real. March 28, 13:00 – 14:00.


    • Photographers of all levels are welcome to submit their most prized photographs.
    • The theme for this exhibition is “Wildlife” as described above, submissions need to relate to the theme.
    • Your images need to be submitted via the form below by March 21st, 2017 by the end of the day. Please note, that we cannot accept any images after this date as we will not have enough time to curate, print and hang the exhibition.
    • Each submitted photograph needs to be named as per the example in the submission form below. Please note that images not named in this way will not be valid.
    • Images will be curated on March 22nd.
    • Photographers who have successfully passed the curation process and who will have their work included in the exhibition will be notified by March 27th.
    • Please note that the contact form will not submit if you haven’t completed all your information, submitted an image and ticked all 3 the boxes below. You also need to make sure you have the correct image sizes.
    • The exhibition will have a standardised display, meaning the images will need to be printed and displayed in the same way. Therefore, all images will be printed in A3 size by Orms. If you’d like to print or frame your work differently, feel free to discuss it with us – email michelle@orms.co.za. Should your work already be framed or mounted, please include images of this so that we can see if this fits in with the exhibition.


Update: Submissions have now closed.


    • Only work submitted via the submission form above will be valid. Images must conform to the image guidelines as above. Each contributing photographer must own the copyright to the images they submitted.
    • The form above allows for two images to be submitted at a time, you can, however, refresh the page and submit additional images if you wish to do so.
    • Please note that the contact form will not submit if you haven’t completed all your information, submitted an image and ticked all 3 the boxes. You also need to make sure you have the correct image sizes.
    • Copyright remains with the photographer, however, by agreeing to the terms and conditions the photographer agrees that his/her work can be used for the promotion of the exhibition.
    • Contributing photographers will not be responsible for the printing of their work as Orms will be sponsoring the SPACE Exhibition (March 2017).
    • The exhibition will be up at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography between March 30th – April 13th, 2017.
    • Should there be a lack of interest, Orms reserves the right to cancel the exhibition.
    • You may use the exhibition as a platform to sell your work, however, pricing won’t be displayed on the photographs during the course of the exhibition. The purchase price is entirely up to the photographer. Those interested in purchasing any of the works will deal with the photographer directly and privately – Orms will not be involved in any way.

Sample images to inspire you!

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Why the name “SPACE”?

An element of art, space refers to distances or areas around, between or within components of a piece. Space can be positive (white or light) or negative (black or dark). Open or closed. Shallow or deep and two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Sometimes space isn’t actually within a piece. But the illusion of it is. Space is the breath of art. [Frank Lloyd Wright]

One comment

SPACE Exhibition: Another Opportunity to Exhibit Your Photographs!

  1. Hi Orms, I have a couple of photos I would like to enter, but looking at the specs they are not 4725px on the longest side (they are about ~4200px) but they are about 9MB. How would I get around making an image with more pixels but less MBs?

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