A Benita VanWinkle photograph was recently accepted in a juried photography exhibit online by Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Benita VanWinkle is an art instructor at the High Point of University. Benita’s photo named Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA, was one of fifty four snaps selected from 525 entries for Focus: Landscape and Architecture exhibit. Juried by Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery founder and director, the exhibit examines the diversity and process of contemporary architectural and landscape photography, and would run from 1st August to 20th August.
Benita told that she is really thrilled to be in this program because it is an image of something close to her heart: architecture and her theaters. She has clicked snaps of vintage movie theaters across the country for over thirty years in a continuing body of work called Please Remain Standing.
Benita added that raising awareness regarding her theatre program would let her to publish a retrospective book of Please Remain Standing stories and photographs in near future. She is thankful that she grew up in a time with attention to beautiful detail, going to theater buildings which lent a bit of adventure and mystery to a Saturday afternoon.
Making her theater snaps into a book would not let her share those magnificent memories and buildings of them with others, but it would also serve to preserve and also make people aware of the amazing gems they have right in their own hometown. All her snaps, including, her series named Please Remain Standing can be seen on her site.
These beautiful snaps are only some of the shortlisted for the well known Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition tat is now it its fiftieth year. For the very first time, nature photography lovers could cast their vote for the top snap in a brand new publicly decided category – i.e. the people’s choice award.
The brand new category offers up fifty photographs, that are pre selected by the judges from over forty one thousand entries from around hundred nations, for a worldwide online vote. The People’s Choice Award winner would be declared at Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards night and would be a part of this year’s collection of the world’s top nature images.
The top – 5 People’s Choice Award snaps would be showcased online, adding to the hundred strong portfolio selected by judges. The most anticipated Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit goes on to showcase at Natural History Museum on 24th October in London before hitting an international tour. The Wedding Photographer of the Year will also be there to help judge.
A member of the judging panel Tom Ang told that in this landmark 50th year, they are opening up the judging experience to the many wildlife photography fans which follow the contest very closely, if you have ever puzzled over why one snap wins out over another, this is your scope to have your say. But with so many outstanding snaps and just one vote each person, the pressure is on to cast it wisely.
Dennis Hopper might be quite well known to the United Kingdom audiences as the star of popular movies like Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider, but he wanted to be called up as a photographer, as per his eldest daughter. The American photographer, painter and actor was asked to take the camera by James Dean, and they are considered a photography career before being cast in the film Easy Rider.
The exhibit named Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album starts at Royal Academy of Arts today, with over four hundred photographs clicked by the actor between the year 1961 and 1967. While speaking to a leading UK based newspaper, his daughter Marlin Hopper told that she does not know if people really understand how significant photography was to him. When he passed away he really wanted to be remembered as a photographer first and foremost. He told her near the end that he wanted to be taken seriously as a photographer and be in collections and museums.
The original snaps were selected by Dennis Hopper for his 1st photography exhibit in the Fort Worth Art Center in the year 1970 in Texas, and the prints were rediscovered only following his death 4 years ago. Ms Hopper stated that he was always taking pictures but she did not see where they all went. It was extraordinary to find these. It is a touching time capsule for m.
During 60s, Dennis Hopper took snaps of everything starting from the civil rights movement to brawling biker gangs to hippy gatherings as well as fellow actors like Paul Newman and Jane Fonda. He told that he wanted to be a witness of his time.
Well, this is a time cameras can almost capture everything in the dark, and therefore, the job of introducing light to a scene is less appreciated. When the student is all set to reject that ISO dial, the teacher would appear. Recently, Nikon uploaded the 2nd in a series of photo lighting classes with flash photography master and brand ambassador Joe McNally.
In this installment, McNally gives some suggestions regarding how to make the most of a studio time with limited lighting instruments just 2 a diffuser and Speedlights, in this case. As a workaround, he takes the on-board flash trigger a 2nd flash, placed behind a diffusor closer to the model. The ensuing light looks like it arrives from a soft box, which is not bad for 2 portable, small, battery-powered lights, as well as what costs to a fancy bed sheet.
Meanwhile, RiverArts has announced the name of the winners of the twelfth Annual Judged Photography Show. Steve Gottlieb, the judge of Horizons Photography, visited with the photographers as well as offered personalized remarks regarding their entries at First Friday on 4th April. Ed Blake, the curator, presented the awards.
Lutherville Jon Meyer won 1st spot for his scene Chesapeake from Matapeake II. 2nd spot was handed to Queen Anne’s Diane Blake for her white and black Poker and Politics, clicked on a Portugal trip. Chestertown‘s Paul Bramble took the 3rd position for hi snap Working Block.