This year the famous photography contest known as the Sony World Photography Award is going to be grander and the names of the juries have already been announced.
This gala event is now pouring with some amazing photographs by the competitors who are all waiting to be the chosen one for the position of the prestigious Sony Award Photographer.
Eminent professionals will judge the photos that are submitted in the various contests like National Award, Youth Competition, Student Focus Contest,Professional Competition, and last but not the least, the Open Competition.
Winners of the contest will get a huge amount of money, besides being gifted with the high technology digital photography equipment sponsored by Sony. They will also get to showcase themselves in some of the biggest platforms.
The global recognition that they are going to get will work in favor of them in future. The name of the winners will get declared in 2017, dated 20th April. This is going to happen in London, through a mega-ceremony celebrating photography to a great extent. The winners’ name will be in the award book of 2017. Winning amount is $25000, and it will be acquired by the one who will be selected as the overall professional winner. The participant who will end up being the overall open winner will receive $5000.
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These days, as we see, people are leading a life that is undoubtedly too busy. And, a lot of us really could not admire how extraordinary life could be. When Dave Imms came to realize this, he began clicking portraits that give magnificent insight into the lives of the each and everyone.
From mechanics, butchers, factory workers, referees, to deer hunters, undertakers, squash players, dog walkers, Dave finds inspiration by digging into the worlds found around him.
While speaking to a leading UK based newspaper, he told that the influence for his projects could come from several places. For instance, “The Butchers” came about from watching Gangs of New York. But throughout all the inspirations, the constant is that he wants to celebrate the banal and show people that the ordinary is exceptional.
He further went on to say that people dedicate their lives to their jobs and pastimes. At times, this is forfeiture, other times a labor of love. At times controversial, like the deer hunting, and other times so assumed as normal that it becomes invisible, like a project on mathematicians that he is working on at the moment.
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A photographer has set up a copyright infringement lawsuit against social networking giant Twitter, stating that the social media firm did not remove a photo taken by her that was posted without her permission. She told that the company did not act even after she passed several DMCA takedown requests to have the photo deleted.
According to reports, Jenny B Campbell, the Wisconsin-based photographer, filed her charge at a federal court in California earlier this week. Jennifer stated that after she discovered that her snaps being uploaded on Twitter, she reportedly sent 28 notices to the company about a large number of infringements. The company acted on a few of them, but 50 of the 56 infringements were not taken down.
The snap at the center of the lawsuit is named “Red Lips And Microphone,” and it is being sold by Jennifer as a fine art print. It appeared that this snap was taken and modified via image manipulation program to promote an annual “Poetic Justice” program at University of North Texas. The photo was retweeted several times by those helping to promote the event, including Tim Hensel.
Reilly stated that what has happened in this case is that the social networking giant had actual knowledge of the Infringing Uses. Twitter acted willfully. Alternatively, they directly infringed Jennifer’s copyrights by continuing to allow public access to the Infringing Uses on Twitter’s server.
An all new perspective on Isleworth to be watched as a historic quarter of London is predicted at a new photography exhibit. The exhibit named ‘Old Isleworth – New Images’ features original snapshots of the riverside region within the Hounslow borough taken by local photographers.
They expect to shine new light on the picturesque roads, once stepped by the likes of Van Gogh, David Attenborough and Turner, and to capture it for posterity in the midst of the fast-altering backdrop. The exhibit ‘Old Isleworth – New Images’ is at The South Street Gallery, Old Isleworth, will start from 4th December, Friday, and will go till 14th December, Monday. The free exhibit opens from 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays and from 10am to 5pm during weekends.
Photographer Michael O’Neill made a name for himself with iconic portraits of the US presidents, celebs and star athletes whilst sailing on a yacht for Croatian yacht charter. But when a spinal surgery left him partly paralyzed, and unable to take picture, he turned to the quiet of meditation and yoga for recovery.
His new book named, On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace, and a major exhibit at TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles brings together over ten years of photography entirely dedicated to Yoga as well as its greatest practitioners across the world.
New York Institute of Photography has started two all new online photography courses – an Intensive Course in Photojournalism and an Intensive Course in Travel Photography. Both these photography courses are now available along with NYIP’s 7 other courses for aspiring photographers all across the world.
The Travel Photography Course of NYIP will teach people at any level how to record their expeditions. The students will know about the travel photography language, what gear is rightly suited for various types of trips, and how to click better nature, wildlife shots, landscapes, portraits as well as architectural snaps. Along with this, the course deals with students’ to get money as a travel photographer by serving them develop their portfolio as well as teaching the business skills required to succeed in this field.
On the other hand, the Photojournalism Course of NYIP will teach how to take more impactful images that says a story. Students will get to know how to see the planet like a photographer, the principles of narrative, and how to tell a visual story. In addition, the course prepares students for a career as a photojournalist with business training and portfolio development.
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Ipswich and District Photographic Society is all set to welcome Kevin Sawford to their meeting in the coming week, when he would be providing an insight into his experiences and career. Mr Sawford, based on the Suffolk and Norfolk border, told that his primary passion is to take pictures of the natural world and he also enjoys capturing a variety of wildlife, both at home as well as abroad.
He has conducted photography workshops for Suffolk Wildlife Trust that has “proved very popular” and he has developed to offer more events across the natural reserves of the nation. He has sold his works around the world including one that shows an elephant hawk moth, which featured on an Irish stamp. Continue reading →
Paris’s well-known museum The Musee d’Orsay that has several impressionist paintings, has lifted the ban on visitors clicking snapshots of their artworks after the culture minister of France openly jeered the restriction.
Now, this museum is aligning itself with regulations in force in other top museums in Paris as well as across the world that lets visitors to take snapshots as long as tripods and flashes are not used. The immediate lifting of all the no-photos rules that had been in place since the year 2009, introduced on Wednesday, 18th March, after French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin took a snapshot of a canvas by artist Pierre Bonnard whose post-impressionist works are presently being showcased in the museum.
On 16th March, Monday, she posted that picture in Instagram sparking outcry by her followers and many others who complained that she was literally getting away with all the regulations that are applied on normal visitors. Continue reading →