Feb 13

Life after Chernobyl

The photography of Sergei Gaschak offers an unimaginable look at the animal life inside – the zone. This is region of Belarus and Ukraine which has officially been closed off to human habitation after Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe that took place in the year 1986. Utilizing camera traps to take pictures mechanically, and at the same time taking pictures personally, Sergei has caught what just few have been able to watch with their very own eyes – and this is the magnificent diversity of wild species that roam within the zone.

One of the 1st rescuers on the nuclear disaster site, Sergei has devoted many years to capture the pictures of owls, otters, lynxes as well as other wild species. In fact he has also found out the brown bear’s footprints. The exclusion region stretches for 4 around the nuclear reactor site, and includes Pripyat that was a thriving Soviet town once with around fifty thousand inhabitants but it has stayed a ghost town after the disaster.

Over 300000 people evacuated this place in the aftermath of the disaster, and just a few hundred obstinate pensioners have came back, daring government bans regarding settlement inside the zone.

At the time of nuclear disaster, there were just few wild species living in the area near the nuclear plant. After humans moved out of the region in the wake of the catastrophe, wild mammals appeared in the place and thrived. While the animals showed high levels of radiation, still they appear normal. But there were no three-headed deer or giant wolves.

Jan 13

Maternity Portraiture [Studio] – Part 1

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Jan 13

Photography students aim to help others

Last summer, Jason Berryman read an article on 100Cameras, which is a program to give cameras to the impoverished. After few months Jason Berryman as well as his students of photography at the Topeka West High School got enough money to buy a camera which was sent to India to empower a youth.

The 100Cameras program started in NYC by 4 women on the preface that a child could take a camera inside their own community in ways in which an outsider could not. The very first photography program happened in Sudan in late 2008. Later those photographs were displayed in an exhibit that was attended by over 80 people. By the spring of 2009, people’s interest grew and 100Cameras was incorporated. Photography events had taken place in places like New York City, Cuba and recently in India.

In 2012’s October, the team of 100cameras went to India’s Madurai to teach photography to kids at their home. They selected 15 kids and taught them how to use camera. After all the kids spent time clicking pictures in their own community. Later those pictures were sold to 100Cameras; more importantly the community served with their fund and medical aid.

Berryman came to know about the project and talked about the idea of raising US$ 500 to take part in Adopt-A-Camera program. The program lets one kid living in repressed community to take part in 100Cameras photography education program.

Dec 12

Photoshop CS5: Surreal Portrait Photo-Manipulation (Tutorial)

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Dec 12

Daragh Muldowney captures stunning pictures

Irish photographer Daragh Muldowney’s inspiration for his newest collection of work and study of the coastal rock pools of Ireland started when he was a child. Since he was grown up near the coast, he came to appreciate the hidden beauty along the shoreline. He told that this quality has helped him to influence his new photo exhibition that took place in Atlanta and a photo book called “Jewellery Box – Ireland’s Hidden Gems”.

Daragh used an old Canon camera and a whole lot of lenses, but he had no artificial lightings or any filter. The forty one year old photographer went to all of Ireland’s seventeen coastal counties with campervan for over a half year of travels.

At times he clicks in wind, rain or other problems for weeks in a wetsuit only and also don a couple of kneepads to hold the right shot. Muldowney told that ‘Jewellery Box’ shows his revolution as an artist.
The exhibition started on 8th November. While speaking to Global Atlanta, he told that it was really a nice metaphor for the rock pools as they are very beautiful, and what he was trying to show people that there was much beauty just under their toes if they just stop and look at it.

He added that it was like jewelry for the soul to him and that is the most important type. It is something that warms and sings on the inner side by watching lovely. It is not only rock pools, all of his work is about revealing the detail that people generally overlook.

Nov 12

TWiT Photo 46: WPPI 2012 | Is Technology A Menace to Photography?

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Nov 12

Solo Show Of A Local Photographer

A solo exhibition of a local photographer was held in the famous Gardiner Gallery at Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Centre in Frederick. The name of the local photographer is Eve Turek.

The exhibition entitled ‘Offerings from the Heart’ started at the end of August with 51 best photographs of Turek which even included the Outer Banks seascapes, birds, wildlife and even landscapes straight from the American west.

Photographer Eve and her husband Pete possess the Yellowhouse Gallery and also a frame shop in Nags Head. It was in the year 1969 when the Yellowhouse was founded and it was owned by the Turek family in the year 2005.

Since childhood Eve has been photographing and she learned to print the black and white 35mm film when he was reading in high school. Not only she is a photographer but is also a reporter and associate editor for Outer Banks Current newspaper house. She has also worked as an Information Officer for 2 years. She also holds a Master Degree from Prescott College.

Turek’s photographs reflect her enthusiasm for her work and the sense of connection that she has felt while clicking those pics. Her each and every image tells a different story and that’s what attracts her photography. She is highly expecting that her photography will flash experiences of her connection with those who out looking these pictures. She wants to let the folk see the world in a different way.

Oct 12

HOWTO : Change Tumblr Portrait Photo

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Oct 12

O’Brien named for top student photography award

A photography student from the Coventry University has made it to the final round of the well known Guardian Student Media Awards. Forty three year old Dean O’Brien from Tile Hill is now up for the award of Student Photographer of the Year in the prestigious contest for future journalists.

He is one of the 5 candidates who were short listed for the title. The award ceremony will take place on 7th November in London at the Guardian offices. The winner will have the scope to showcase their talent during the 2 weeks work at Guardian.

Dean told that it a huge honor to have been nominated for this award. He will complete his graduation this month and walk out with a 1st class honors degree in Photography. This award is s huge scope for show his work to people within photography and media industry.

To enter this contest, students were required to submit 3 different pictures that tell a tale and highlight both artistic and technical skills and excellence. Dean put forward three pictures from his task which looks at the modern Ukraine and its battle with socioeconomic change and other related issues after the post-Soviet Union independence.

Dean O’Brien has also worked on short films on this very topic and now he is planning for a book for his ‘Destination Unknown’ project. He told that the pictures he put forward has a certain integrity that he feels is quite vital while documenting socioeconomic changes in a troubled nation like Ukraine.

Oct 12

Sport Photography Tips – Delly Carr

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