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Dec 15

Isleworth photography exhibit set to bring new perspective

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.


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Oct 14

Photography instructor Benita VanWinkle named for online exhibit

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.

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.


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Sep 14

Magnificent images: Wildlife Photographer of the Year shortlist unveiled

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.
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.

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.


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Mar 14

Photography concentrates of Bisbee program

Allison Otto, a photographer and a videographer, would be the featured teacher for a very special class offered by the Learning Experiential Activities Program, which is a non-profit organization established to serve Bisbee’s youth and children on 1st February. The workshop begins at 10 in the morning and goes through noon at Community Montessori School of Bisbee.

In the workshop, students would learn basic videography and photography skills utilizing their very own cameras, smartphones as well as iPads. They would learn about portraits, capturing action shots, lighting, composition along with basic cropping and editing.

Allison is currently working on a documentary regarding Bisbee and she was recently hired as project manager of the very 1st Bisbee Film Festival. The total cost for the workshop is $25, even though there are scholarships
Learning Experiential Activities Program is a non profit body working for the improvement of Bisbee Community as well as their surrounding regions through sports, recreational and educational activities and experiences. This offers programs for kids aged pre Kindergarten to twelfth grade.

The youth programs would keep a whole lot of kids children engaged in character building and positive activities. The aims of their programs are to educate, enrich and entertain the community youth through affordable programming. Learning Experiential Activities Program also employs kids in active lifestyles to deal the rise in chronic childhood health issues such as obesity and diabetes; getting children outside engaging with natural world in order to halt the rise of nature deficit disorder as well as their numerous side effects and also to give away youth to a range of scopes in sports and recreation.


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Jan 14

Wildlife photographer of the year exhibit

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition’s North American premiere was uncovered at an event earlier this morning at Royal Ontario Museum. The Museum arranges the exhibit from 23rd November, 2013 to 23rd March, 2014 in ROM’s Level 3, Centre Block.

The exhibit is based on a recognized photography contest, a partnership between London’s National History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Originating forty nine years ago, the WPY is now considered as one of the NHM’s longest running and most successful exhibitions. Canadian Geographic is a programming partner and media sponsor for ROM engagement.

Rosamund Kidman Cox told that the artistry, imagination and skill on show reveal that wildlife photography can be a true art form. Congratulations to the Centre of Biodiversity at the ROM on their North American debut of this important exhibition.

According to reports, ROM Biodiversity’s managing director Dave Ireland told that the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit shows excellence in science communication, with breathtaking images by the world’s best photographers. Centre of Biodiversity at the ROM is proud to present the North American premiere of the show.

iLCP Conservation Photographer and Environmental Visual Communication Program Director Neil Ever Osborne told that they look forward to co presenting lectures, workshops as well as other engagements scopes with Canadian Geographic, ROM Biodiversity and others for this exhibit that offers an important program to explore the links among science, art as well as academia for their faculty, students as well as ROM visitors.


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Oct 13

Hamilton to lead photography tour

Good news for photography enthusiasts, a stunning photographic journey will start on 14th October, Monday at 7 am. All are invited to be a part of this free event arranged by Hendry Glades Audubon at Clewiston Museum at 109 Central Avenue Clewiston in Florida.

Don Hamilton, an internationally acclaimed photographer, will guide the adventure in an informative and entertaining show featuring his snaps of plants, animals and landscapes.

Don Hamilton Jr. is from Boca Raton is also a nature and wildlife photographer. Hamilton has been exercising Nuclear Medicine Cardiology Imaging for more than thirty years in South Florida. He is also well known as a contributor to the publications of South Florida Water Management District and Clewiston News.

A hobby to share the delights of nature as well as to encourage conservation is the driving force which propels Hamilton in his chase of excellence in photography. He leads photography expedition in Everglades as well as Latin and central America.

In November, photography enthusiasts can take pictures of a white-crested turaco and a cotton-top tamarin without leaving Los Angeles. In 3rd November, Photo Day is coming back to Los Angeles Zoo. Photo Day admission price includes workshops from wildlife photography individuals, the loan of equipment, and a catered lunch.

Photo Day lets for taking close ups offering a scope to more glossy. If a person registers before 1st Octover, the ticket price would be US$ 125. Registration ends on 15th October.


28
Aug 13

Dali hosts international photography exhibit

National Geographic Magazine’s exhibition planner Yang Chan told that they would like to use the Dali International Photography Exhibit as a platform to exhibit the top snaps for 125th anniversary of their magazine and let people know about their beautiful works.

The hundred-and-seventy pictures cover 6 categories, starting from humanity to nature. The 1 out of a thousand selection ratio of the magazine has made it one of the top image agencies in the world.

SIPA, a French press agency, has also bought 2 series of works to the exhibit. Meditation is made up of fifty snaps taken during 2008 to 2013, featuring ordinary people’s lives in times of peace and war. While Love in France concentrates on French life during the 1930s as well as 1940s.

Hundred volunteers have been on hand to lead people through the town to places, lectures as well as other planned activities.

The National Geographic’s 2013 Traveler Photo Contest’s winning image was Competitors in the Brazilian Aquathlon run in Rio Negro. The photographer Wagner Araujo, from Brazil, told that he photographed it from the water, and his lens got completely wet, but there was so much energy in these boys that he did not worry about that at all.

Dan Westergren, National Geographic Traveler director of photography as well as one of the judges, told that this snap really caught his attention because of the peak action it depicts. He love the horizontal tension caused by the main subject on his way out of the picture to the right.


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Jun 13

Colin Edwards to host wildlife exhibition

Haverhill born pro British wildlife photographer Colin Edwards is all set to host a 9 day exhibit of British wildlife snaps and it would start from 25th May at East Town Park Visitors Centre in Haverhill. Colin Edwards’s photographs have been spotted all across the world as well as his work could often be seen in several leading  photography and wildlife magazines.

He teaches budding shutterbugs from all across the United Kingdom as well as Europe, He has traveled extensively to take pictures of some of the most amazing subjects in wildlife. After getting hundreds of emails that asked him why he has not ever exhibited his work locally. Now he has decided that the time is now right.

Colin Edwards will also arrange two free talk and walk sessions on 25th May when keen photographers can find out regarding the local wildlife as well as pick up some tips on how to take pictures of them. To book a place for the event, you can email parks@stedsbc.gov.uk or call at 01284 757088. The event will also see the start of a nature and wildlife photography contest.

Speaking about wildlife photography, we must also tell that Michael Jones, a 21 year old college student from Bristol, has won a local nature photography contest. The subject of the competition was nature and wildlife, but participants have to take pictures from their locality. Around fifty students took part in the contest.


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Apr 13

Photographing wildlife

Longtime bird watcher and photographer Tim Johnson wants to visit a place very soon. The tour leader of the Salem Audubon Society sets his binoculars on the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge as well as the scope to see its forests, wetlands and fields in search of rare bird species.

He will look for the curved break of a whimbrel, the speckled coat of a black bellied plover or the small white and brown bosy of a solitary sandpiper. Tim told that every once in a while, one would see something rare. In Spring, there is a mass migration of shore-birds and that is quite cool.

Some birds are not down for long, but it is really very neat to watch them stopping over. This migration coincides with spring opening of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex that includes close to Salem places of William L. Finley, Basket Slough and Ankeny.

Shut in big part since late autumn to offer migrating birds’ winter sanctuary, including the endangered bird species – dusky Canada geese, all 3 opened for public in full from 1st April. Jock Beall, who is a biologist at Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, told that the the vast majority of interior regions open up for around unrestricted walking. The birds become a whole lot more tolerant of people during spring. This time people could get a lot closer to them. This is also the best time for photography.


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Mar 13

Wildlife Photography Contest

The Department of Parks and Community Renewal and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders  announce the Wildlife Photography Contest 2013 at Mountainside’s Trailside Nature and Science Center. Amateur photographers, starting from age 6, are invited to enter their photographs of wild species in their natural habitat.

One person can submit maximum of two pictures, but only pictures of wildlife species native to the US are eligible for submission. Pictures of pets or domestic animals or exotic wildlife species will not be considered in the list. All pictures should be unframed, un-matted and 5” x 7” color prints or black and white. Pictures must be submitted by 12th April, Friday.

Linda Carter, the Freeholder Chairman told that wild animals are challenging photographic subjects and the Wildlife Photography Contest is a great opportunity for people of all ages to put their skills to the test and attempt to capture animals in their natural habitat.

Photographs in the Wildlife Photography Contest will be judged by professional and local photographers. Prizes will be handed in each of 3 age groups: 6 – 11 years, 12 – 17, and 18 above, based on composition, originality, artistic merit and technical excellence.

Winners will be declared on 28th April, Sunday, during Trailside’s Wild Earth Fest. All snaps will be showcased at Trailside’s Visitor Center through 24th May.