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10
Sep 14

2014 CR Photography Annual 2014, just a week left to register

Now, there is just a week left to get entered for Creative Review Photography Annual 2014, with the opportunity to showcase your top photographic work from the previous year and profit from more exposure than before. Demonstrate your work in front of judges because it is a great scope to be a part of the industry.
You can be a part of the Photography Annual launch party, where Best in Book work would be showcased in vibrant surroundings. Therefore, offer your best work before 18th August, Monday midnight. It is a great scope to appear in the 2014 CR Photography Annual.
Over the last decade, CR Photography Annual has displayed the top work from the domain of commercial photography. In specific, it has offered photographers with a great way to get their personal projects in front of the audience of designers, creative directors and art directors.
Meanwhile, on Friday, as part of second Friday Destination Downtown Sebring program, the Highlands Museum of the Arts arranged an awards presentation as well as opening reception for their new In Focus photography event.
The event celebrates original artwork of photographers with almost fifty photographs and would be on display till 19th September. Black and White Canvas Oak Trees in the Mist by Kevin Main was the Best in Show winner.
Other Honorable mentions were Cindy Rose’s Yellow Shoes Egret, Caroline Maxcy’s untitled Polaroid group and Pamela Jessiman’s Orchid in Hand. The event features snaps from – Melissa Curry, Lake Placid; Matthew Baker, Lorida; Brian Gesner, Sebring; Pamela Jessiman, Avon Park; Sheri Grooms, Daytona Beach; Cindy Rose, Sebring; Caroline Maxcy, Sebring and Kevin Main, Sebring.

Now, there is just a week left to get entered for Creative Review Photography Annual 2014, with the opportunity to showcase your top photographic work from the previous year and profit from more exposure than before. Demonstrate your work in front of judges because it is a great scope to be a part of the industry.

You can be a part of the Photography Annual launch party, where Best in Book work would be showcased in vibrant surroundings. Therefore, offer your best work before 18th August, Monday midnight. It is a great scope to appear in the 2014 CR Photography Annual.

Over the last decade, CR Photography Annual has displayed the top work from the domain of commercial photography. In specific, it has offered photographers with a great way to get their personal projects in front of the audience of designers, creative directors and art directors.

Meanwhile, on Friday, as part of second Friday Destination Downtown Sebring program, the Highlands Museum of the Arts arranged an awards presentation as well as opening reception for their new In Focus photography event.

The event celebrates original artwork of photographers with almost fifty photographs and would be on display till 19th September. Black and White Canvas Oak Trees in the Mist by Kevin Main was the Best in Show winner.

Other Honorable mentions were Cindy Rose’s Yellow Shoes Egret, Caroline Maxcy’s untitled Polaroid group and Pamela Jessiman’s Orchid in Hand. The event features snaps from – Melissa Curry, Lake Placid; Matthew Baker, Lorida; Brian Gesner, Sebring; Pamela Jessiman, Avon Park; Sheri Grooms, Daytona Beach; Cindy Rose, Sebring; Caroline Maxcy, Sebring and Kevin Main, Sebring.


11
Mar 14

Photographers of the Boston Globe make tough showing

With snaps of both joy and terror; Boston Globe photographers snatched 1st prize in 8 of thirteen categories in Boston Press Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year competition, and enamored best of show.

John Tlumacki topped the winners of the Globe with his coverage of Boston Marathon bombing incident. The snaps were clicked in seventeen minutes, stated Globe director of photography Bill Greene. He told that he saw the first bomb go off and instinctively ran into the smoke. His instincts and compassion were incredible.

John’s snaps got the 1st position in news picture story, spot news as well as he was also named as the Photographer of the Year. John was a part of Globe team entry that won the 1st spot for their coverage of the bombings, as well as he placed and got honorable mentions in several other categories. He won the best of show for his magnificent photograph of a 78 year old marathon runner named Bill Iffrig, who was earlier knocked down by 1st bomb at Marathon finish line.

Later John Tlumacki told that this is bittersweet. The circumstances of the people he photographed are tough. This is not about him. It is about the victims he captured.

Greene got the 1st spot in feature picture story as well as general news categories. The photographers of the Globe also won 1st prizes in pictorial category, video/multimedia category and got several other honors.


2
Jan 14

Institute in Tanzania honors photographer

A business and tourism studies institute has presented Mr Dick Persson a special trophy to recognize his conservation efforts. Persson is a wildlife photographer and a Swedish zoological researcher. At present, he is staging world’s largest wildlife photographs exhibit at National Natural History Museum on Boma, an exhibit of more than 360 snaps of all kinds of animal species.

The renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist explained the goal for ‘world’s largest photo exhibit’ of fauna and flora as making awareness among people that when it comes to wildlife – it is not just about the big five.

Mr Perssons told that there is also a story behind each well-framed and glassed portrait and landscape photo enough to create new knowledge of wildlife among Tanzanians so they get to love animals and understand that they are as important to humans as they are to them. They depend on each other for survival.

Tropical Centre Institute director Mr Ignas Likunga told that the decision came from the reason that many students of the institute has highly benefited from this exhibit as well as stories behind wildlife which aided their lessons. He added that they are also recognizing the fact that Mr Pearsson is a conservator who uses his lens to advocate green activism, environmental protection and wildlife preservation.

The conservationist is arranging ‘Living Gold of Tanzania’ show in partnership with the Leadership for Conservation in Africa, Arusha National Natural History Museum and Kilombero North Safaris of Dar es Salaam.


17
Oct 13

British photo tourist killed by elephant

A tourist from the United Kingdom – deaf in one ear – has been tramped down to death by an Indian elephant in an Indian forest. Colin Manvell, who is a keen bird watcher, is believed to be taking wildlife snaps, but when he saw the elephant, it was too late.

The sixty seven year old man suffered several internal injuries after the elephant animal trashed him with the trunk. After that the giant stomped on him. The incident took place in Masinagudi jungle in Tamil Nadu, India.

Colin Manvell is a retired geography teacher. He had travelled very extensively in this part. As soon as the incident took place, he was taken to hospital by local guide. But, he lost his life as there was no doctor there to treat him. Masinagudi forest also has a protected tiger reserve and this place is quite popular wildlife fanciers.

Colin Manvell is from Havant in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Colin went to the forest to take pictures of birds. Indian elephants can be up to eleven feet tall and can weigh up to 5 tons. The sand story was later narrated by Kumar, the Indian guide of Colin Manvell.

The guide told that Colin came late at night. As all the resorts were booked, he checked into a private home. On Thursday, after lunch, he went out on foot for taking snaps of birds near a wild elephant watering hole. He did not return by 4.15i in the evening. Then his guide follows his trail and listened to elephant trumpeting.


28
Aug 13

Australian photographer finds a new way to earn and travel

Traveling is expensive – there is no secret regarding that. Some people also say that photography is really expensive. Therefore, it is also natural that both these things naturally fit. Australian photographer Starick thinks the same.

At present, he is undertaking one of the most inspirational photo projects people have heard of – i.e. travelling the whole world with photos; and not with money. His website which is named The Pixel Trade describes the visual take of his magnificent journey.

Starick is in an attempt to pay for all expenses with the simple trade concept. What he gives people in the places he goes to is a professional photography which is driven by his keen eye for magnificent images. In return, Starick asks people to pay with shelter, food and transportation.

Instead of searching for random clients, Starick asks each people to introduce him to another one. This is how he conducts his business. He told that he starts with one couple; he takes photographs for any project that they have like – architecture, weddings, products, music, portraits, fashion and literally anything.

The edited snaps are his part of the business. To keep his journey to go on, he asked to be introduced to a brand new trader during his stay. The pixel trade would go on; leading from a place to another.

Starick begun the project around 2 months ago, keeping his architectural studies on hold to travel the world. His journey already took him up and down to Australia’s east coast, and recent trades took him to other nations such as United States and New Zealand.


5
Jun 13

Gallery to host exhibit for wildlife festival

Rye Harbour’s Avocet Gallery is hosting their annual wildlife exhibit in association with this year’s RX Wildlife Festival. The gallery will feature woodcuts, oils as well as watercolors from Society of Wildlife Artists members along with works by Ben Woodhams, a Denmark based painter as well as Dutch basket maker Marianne van Niekirken.

Peter Greenhalf, the gallery owner, told that they were really very excited to have work coming in from all across the country and from abroad. Ben Woodhams is an English artist living and working on the island of Bornholm, who specializes in working in the field, observing and sketching from life.

He added that the wildlife event is the one time in the year when they invite artists from further afield and showcase work from those who are not based in Sussex and the quality of work from their invited artists is always high. They would also be showing the winning entrants from the RX Wildlife photography contest.

The gallery will showcase works from Yorkshire printmaker Hester Cox and oils by Brin Edwards (Suffolk) and watercolours by Richard Allen (Essex) and both of them are the members of the SWLA. The wildlife event will run from 18th May to 16th June at the Avocet Gallery.

The ninth annual RX Wildlife Festival is full with activities with wildlife theme in the Rye region that even includes a mini beast hunt, Land Rover Safari as well as the Sussex Wildlife Trust Marine Roadshow.


24
Apr 13

Wildlife photographic contest open to entries

A scope to be featured in a nation wide magazine is now up for grabs for budding shutterbugs in a wildlife contest. Now, the Kent Wildlife Trust has started the 6th yearly Wildlife Photography contest, which is only open to amateur photographers, with 4 categories open for entries.

The four categories are Flora (trees, plants, lichens, fungi), Fauna (mammals, birds, insects), Coastline & People, Landscape and Junior (for aged seventeen and under). The only stipulation of the contest is that the snaps must have been clicked in Kent. The competition is free to enter. The winning snaps will be showcased in Wild Kent magazine, its 5 visitor center as well as in the Trust’s website.

The contest will be judged by an experienced panel and it will be chaired by a Natural History Museum Photographic Unit’s representative. An awards ceremony will be arranged for the winners. It will take place at the contest’s sponsor’s place, the Barnyard Restaurant in Upchurch in Autumn. 31st July is the last date for the closing date. To know more, you can visit – www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk.

VietNamNet Bridge, which is a discussions regarding wildlife conservation and photography will take place in HCM City and Ha Noi this weekend with the participation of the American shutterbug Gabby Salazar. The photographer will discuss on wildlife conservation as well as her experiences of working with the National Geographic channel.


15
Mar 13

West Cork photographer gets top award

Phil Pound, a West Cork based photographer has achieved a huge success at Irish Professional Photographers Association Awards Dinner. The event recently took place at Wood Quay Venue. Phil Pound grabbed the Irish Professional Photographers Association’s 2013 Best Single Image in Wildlife for his striking picture of a gannet. Pound confronted a tough contest from many of Ireland’s well known wildlife photographers for this prestigious award.

Pound runs his very own Phil Pound Photography, which is based in Caheragh and specializes in children and family portraits, commercial photography for nature and wildlife photography as well as business and nature photography.

Speaking about wildlife photography we must also tell about Henryk Janowski who has an ingenious and awesome way to get close to his subjects – well, he swims around birds in a lake hiding under a replica of a swan. He takes most of his photographs in local swamps which has become a paradise for birds.

Taking nice pictures from shore really tough, therefore, this is the best way to take pictures without even scaring the birds away. After several failed ideas, he discovered the idea of making a floating swan which hides his body as well as supports all his camera equipment.

Now this is really easy to get close to the birds and take magnificent photographs from a close distance.


13
Feb 13

Coastal Camera Club to arrange wildlife photography workshop

The Coastal Camera Camera Club revealed that Irene Hinke Sacilotto will offer – A Passion for Wildlife Photography – The Stories Behind the Images event. The photography program will take place on 13th February, wednesday, from 7 pm at Cadbury – Lewes Retirement Community, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes.

Irene has more than thirty years’ experience when it comes to taking pictures of birds or other wild animals. She will cover the techniques, strategies, considerations as well as equipment needed to be a successful wildlife photographer. Irene will also talk about how to locate, attract and go after wild species, along with ethical and safety considerations.

Since the year 1979, Irene she has led several tours under the augur of Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours. She has also arranged several photographic workshops for nature centers, zoos as well as for other nature centers, educational institutions, retirement communities, picture clubs such as New England Council of Camera Clubs.

Irene Hinke Sacilotto also works as a volunteer at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and this is the place where where many of her pictures are on display. Irene’s nationally distributed book named – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure will also be there for sale. After her tlk there will also be a book signing session.


15
Jan 13

Weinberg displays his old photographs

The time when Harold Weinberg was just twelve years old, he got a camera from his family members. It was not long before he invented that he had a likeness for landscape photography. When he was sixteen years old, he took a photograph named ‘The Canoeist” that received the first prize in New York Sportsman’s Show. But that happed almost 80 years ago.

“The Canoeist” along with seventeen other photographs by Weinberg are now on display at the independent living community Somerby’s lobby. This is the place where Harold Weinberg and his wife Florence Weinberg has lived for the last two years.

Florence told that Harold do not possess a good camera, he just have a good eye for photography. Recently, Weinberg celebrated his ninety fifth birthday, but he never had a formal training when it comes to photography. He just figured out everything on his own. It is just ten years ago that he learned Photoshop.

These days he does not take much photographs as he used to take once. These days he tweaks pictures that he took years ago – by altering color or even including other items in the pictures which were not there in reality. He calls himself an ‘amateur expert.’

Weinberg told that he had a busy business life and he had to raise his family. It has been his hobby throughout his whole life. He was a member of the Roswell Photographic Society and he has won several awards.