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10
Sep 14

Nature photography class to take place at the Waseca Public Library

Photography is a magnificent way to click some memories home with you following a visit to a state park. Children would get a scope to learn how to deal with a digital camera and get tips on how to click better images.
To exercise their new skills, they would have an opportunity to click snaps of what they see as occupying. Digital cameras are offered and children would be able to print a snap to take to their home. It is time to be a part of the Minnesota DNR’s Scott Kudelka on Tuesday, 26th August, 7 pm, presenting Digital Nature Photography.
This event that takes place at Waseca Public Library is open to the public and it is free of cost. The seating arrangements are based on first come, first served basis. The 8th Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit would take place on 17th august.
Matted snaps have to be handed to the photo committee from 12 noon to 3 pm. After judging, snaps would be on exhibit at 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, on 23rd August and on 24th August. The exhibit would be at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Visitors Center in open hours.
The first hundred snaps are guaranteed adoption. According to rule, all the snaps have to be matted. Snaps secured to mat board could be from 11 x 14 and 5 x 7 inches inches. Labels downloaded from the site should be secured on the snap’s back side.

Photography is a magnificent way to click some memories home with you following a visit to a state park. Children would get a scope to learn how to deal with a digital camera and get tips on how to click better images.

To exercise their new skills, they would have an opportunity to click snaps of what they see as occupying. Digital cameras are offered and children would be able to print a snap to take to their home. It is time to be a part of the Minnesota DNR’s Scott Kudelka on Tuesday, 26th August, 7 pm, presenting Digital Nature Photography.

This event that takes place at Waseca Public Library is open to the public and it is free of cost. The seating arrangements are based on first come, first served basis. The 8th Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit would take place on 17th august.

Matted snaps have to be handed to the photo committee from 12 noon to 3 pm. After judging, snaps would be on exhibit at 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, on 23rd August and on 24th August. The exhibit would be at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Visitors Center in open hours.

The first hundred snaps are guaranteed adoption. According to rule, all the snaps have to be matted. Snaps secured to mat board could be from 11 x 14 and 5 x 7 inches inches. Labels downloaded from the site should be secured on the snap’s back side.


7
Aug 14

Cuckoo photo grabs wildlife photo award

An amateur wildlife lensman has won a title from a conservation charity for his lovely snap of a cuckoo. Barnstaple, Devon’s Shaun Barrow has won the 3rd annual Julian Gardner Award that celebrates the United Kingdom countryside. The contest is operated by Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in memory of Julian Gardner, a East Sussex farmer, who was killed when saving his property in the year 2010.
Judges included Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust biodiversity advisor Peter Thompson, publications editor Louise Shervington and wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell. Barrow spends most of his time taking snaps of wildlife on Exmoor. He told that he was very thrilled to win this award, mainly as it was judged by one of their top UK wildlife photographers.
He added that at times, people have to wait for several hours to get that perfect snap, but there are times when you hit the jackpot, occasionally you get very lucky as the bunch of cuckoos came in the lens focus just as he aimed his camera. It was really a thrilling time, and he is very delighted that the whole thing was a great success.
Fifteen year old Mairi Eyres, from Llanfylllin High School in Powys, Wales, was the winner of the U-16 category. Mairi and Shaun were handed their trophies by Julian’s sister Anna Murphy. They would also get prints of their winning snaps. Earlier, Mairi was recognized in the International Garden Photographer of the Year and British Wildlife Photography Awards.

An amateur wildlife lensman has won a title from a conservation charity for his lovely snap of a cuckoo. Barnstaple, Devon’s Shaun Barrow has won the 3rd annual Julian Gardner Award that celebrates the United Kingdom countryside. The contest is operated by Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in memory of Julian Gardner, a East Sussex farmer, who was killed when saving his property in the year 2010.

Judges included Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust biodiversity advisor Peter Thompson, publications editor Louise Shervington and wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell. Barrow spends most of his time taking snaps of wildlife on Exmoor. He told that he was very thrilled to win this award, mainly as it was judged by one of their top UK wildlife photographers.

He added that at times, people have to wait for several hours to get that perfect snap, but there are times when you hit the jackpot, occasionally you get very lucky as the bunch of cuckoos came in the lens focus just as he aimed his camera. It was really a thrilling time, and he is very delighted that the whole thing was a great success.

Fifteen year old Mairi Eyres, from Llanfylllin High School in Powys, Wales, was the winner of the U-16 category. Mairi and Shaun were handed their trophies by Julian’s sister Anna Murphy. They would also get prints of their winning snaps. Earlier, Mairi was recognized in the International Garden Photographer of the Year and British Wildlife Photography Awards.


20
Jun 14

Photography competition showcases local talent

Scott Wetzel was at the perfect position at the perfect time when a lightning storm hit Harker Heights. Scott, 29, was one of the winners of 2nd annual Sights in Heights photography competition. He told that lightning strikes are quite random and no two are the same. He spent around one hour spotting the storm and he had to position his camera just right.
Five year old Jordyn Nickison was the 2nd winner. She got the top position in fourteen and under age division for her snap Bonnet Love. Jordyn added that she took it all by herself with her mothers camera. She took a snap of the Blue Bonnets because they are her favorite flower.
Danielle Nickison, Jordyns mother, also gave two entries. She was just more than happy when she came to know that her daughters photo had won. She added that her daughter always sees her taking snaps. Therefore she totes around her camera with her wherever she goes.
Over two hundred and fifty votes were submitted for the competition. David Mitchell, the city Manager told that they had some great entries come in and the judging was not very easy.
The photo champs got an engraved photo frame with their winning snap and also a recognition in Spring Recreation Guide 2015.
Activities specialist Sarah Mylcraine told that the aim of this competition was to get people out to their parks and recreation events to showcase the best of what the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department has to offer.

Scott Wetzel was at the perfect position at the perfect time when a lightning storm hit Harker Heights. Scott, 29, was one of the winners of 2nd annual Sights in Heights photography competition. He told that lightning strikes are quite random and no two are the same. He spent around one hour spotting the storm and he had to position his camera just right.

Five year old Jordyn Nickison was the 2nd winner. She got the top position in fourteen and under age division for her snap Bonnet Love. Jordyn added that she took it all by herself with her mothers camera. She took a snap of the Blue Bonnets because they are her favorite flower.

Danielle Nickison, Jordyns mother, also gave two entries. She was just more than happy when she came to know that her daughters photo had won. She added that her daughter always sees her taking snaps. Therefore she totes around her camera with her wherever she goes.

Over two hundred and fifty votes were submitted for the competition. David Mitchell, the city Manager told that they had some great entries come in and the judging was not very easy.

The photo champs got an engraved photo frame with their winning snap and also a recognition in Spring Recreation Guide 2015.

Activities specialist Sarah Mylcraine told that the aim of this competition was to get people out to their parks and recreation events to showcase the best of what the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department has to offer.


11
Mar 14

Brandt’s wildlife photography exhibit in Jackson Hole

The snaps of African wildlife clicked by Nick Brandt create a strikingly intimate link with the wild animals he takes pictures. National Museum of Wildlife Art based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming opens the exhibit named “Elegy: The African Photography of Nick Brandt, 2001 – 2008” on 18th January, 2014, offering a selection of these animal snaps which capture Nick’s individualized view of species within the context of their environment. The exhibit would be on display in King Gallery throughout Jackson Hole’s ski season and it would end on 20th April, 2014.

Photographer Nick, who once was a high profile music videos maker, fell in love with Africa while he was directing the music video for Earth Song in 1996. He acquired an unconventional white and black fine art advance to wildlife photography which uses a medium format camera as well as a portrait or wide angle instead of a telephoto lens.

Recently, in an interview with a leading magazine, Nick told that he never planned to be a photographer, but he had always wanted to somehow capture his passion for animals visually, and it was only when he visited East Africa that he realized that there was a way to achieve this through photography, and in a way very personal to him.

He added that he wanted his images to achieve two things in this regard – to be an elegy to a world that is tragically vanishing, to make people see what beauty is disappearing. And, also, to attempt and show that animals are sentient creatures that are equally as worthy of life as humans.


20
Jan 14

Magnificent snaps from Wildlife

Magnificent snaps of nature at its most inspiring and dramatic go on the show at the Nature in Art exhibit of award winning snaps nest week. Starting from soaring eagles to pouncing foxes to tiny harvest mice to prowling lions – every image in renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards would amaze and astonish.

After its set up at Natural History Museum, the exhibit starts nationally at Twigworth gallery later on Tuesday and goes on for 2 months, offering everyone the scope to see the magnificent photographs. The internationally recognized contest, which is now in its forty ninth year, has drawn approximately forty three thousand entries by both amateur and pro photographers from ninety six nations. Continue reading →


6
Nov 13

Weldon Lee’s tips on wildlife photography

People often takes good snaps of wild animals as they ‘pose’ for the photographer. These things happens quick, even photographers do not get time to get prepare. This is exactly Weldon Lee was talking about at The Magic of Wildlife Photography event on Saturday.

In the wild, photographers does not get a chance to decide what lens they must use, said Lee, and people end up with a mediocre snap.

Lee was speaking about photography at board room of Fort Morgan School District. He told that action could be fast and furious. Unless one is very quick to respond, he/she could miss the best shot. In order to be ready, there are some basics that anyone could learn.

No 1, the photographer must know which animal’s snap he/she wants. Later the subject needed to be identified that might not quite be as obvious as it sounds. The animal could be a subject, but what the photographer must remember is the subject of the image.

A wildlife snap is made of 3 parts – the subject, the foreground and background, said Lee. At times, the landscape is the actual image which the photographer might prefer. The animal could just be a part of a stunning view. If the subject of the snap is decided, the photographer must eliminate everything. Like subjects, background are also important as it could break the image. A cluttered and busy background can ruin the image. Lee also spoke about focal length, placement ans shutter speed.


20
Sep 13

New Jersey photographer charged

A wedding photographer from New Jersey stole almost US $ 140000 from his clients and more than that he never delivered the snaps that he clicked on their wedding days.

Michael De Rubeis had a business on the Main Street in Passaic County town. Police arrested him in April and now he faces 6 counts of stealing by deceit and 6 counts of impersonation, reported CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco. Continue reading →


28
Aug 13

Gifted student gets a global photography award

Hiep’s newest work, Bao (Storm) saw him take the Sony World Photography Award 2013(SWPA), arranged yearly by World Photography Organisation in London, United Kingdom.

The twenty two year old, who learns architecture at the Dong Do University, always offers a real friendly smile to all the people he meets. This time, however, his eyes glitter more than general as he is still gleeful about winning.

While speaking to a news channel, he told that it was beyond his wildest dreams as he entered the contest with nothing but a desire to share and learn the experiences of the other competitors. He added that it was a huge honour for him, and it gave him the motivation to go on.

He admitted that it was just a year ago that he entered the world of photography. His love for photography came from his love for fine arts. When he was in school, he chose to draw by hand while others would prefer to use a computer, and he was so into the fine arts that he intended to drop out so he could pursue them later.

He continued that first he just used a camera to catch the rare moments in life and using it to compliment his studies. However, after getting at a few network forums on photography, he felt like he has become besotted with it. It was very rare for him to go out and take a specific snap. He only takes a camera when an idea hits his mind. People can see the mixture of art and photography in his work.