South Texas wildlife will be the focal point on stage at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds at 11:30 a.m. on 28th September, 2013, Saturday, in Robstown in Texas. Around two hundred and fifty snaps will be showed with more than $ 50000 in prize money handed to the landowners as well as snappers spanning more than twenty nations at Annual Wildlife in Focus Awards.
The Wildlife in Focus’ collaborated with the photographers to click snaps of wild species and their habitat. The images from the competition really appraise the local wildlife. It also works to raise public awareness in the grandness of wildlife conservation.
Wildlife in Focus’ executive director Patti Young told that the photographers who enter their competition make a huge commitment in money, time and effort to make world class photographs people would see at Awards event.
The biennial competition offers landowners with a glance in the conservation and economic rewards of nature photography. Wildlife in Focus provides the biggest payout in prize money in Texas and breaks it between the photographer and the landowner.
Wildlife in Focus, earlier known as Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest, was founded thirteen years ago to give snappers a more pristine and intimate venue for wildlife photography, and at the same time letting the landowners to see their land as well as its earning likely in a different light. Young added that in Texas, 97 percent of the land is owned by private owners, so the landowners’ involvement is very crucial and it makes the competition possible. The snaps for the competition were clicked from 15th February to 2nd June, 2013.
Stunning wildlife photographs like baby elephants learning how to use their trunks or Puffins at sunset are now on an exhibit taken by some of the top wildlife photographers in the world. They show their skills which is required to take such magnificent pictures of nature.
The photographs have been released as part of the United Kingdom’s top wildlife photography event called - WildPhotos 2013 hosted by conservationist and zoologist Mark Carwardine and TV presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham, WildPhotos exhibit takes place at Royal Geographical Society in London on 12th October and on 13th October.
The snaps feature wildlife from throughout the world, from puffins in the north of Scotland to elephants on the Serengeti. Over twenty of the world’s top environmental and wildlife snaps will gather in the UK capital to show their work and offer advice and insight.
Amateur photographers will be able to know the secret tricks of the business from the industry experts through a series of photography workshops. The 2 day event is targeted at bringing budding enthusiasts, keen amateurs, professional photographers as well as other industry in an arena of display and debate.
The keynote speech of this year will be delivered by US photographer Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols, the editor for photography at the National Geographic. Charlotte Geeves told that in addition to being able to rub shoulders with the world’s top conservation and wildlife photographers, you would also get first hand technical advice.
Post-Standard Wildlife Photography contest, now in its 6th year, is now accepting entries. the last date for submitting entries is 5th June. The top snaps will run on Outdoors Page in The Post Standard 16th June. The contest is looking for eye opening or amusing snaps captured in Upstate New York.
People, who are interested to take part in the contest, can send their snaps via e-mail in .jpg format and the mail id is firstname.lastname@example.org. Each snap have be sent as different e-mail and it should include the full name of the photographer as well as a description of what is in the photo along with time and the date. A daytime contact number needs to be sent for questions. Photographs have to be high resolution files, but it should not exceed a file size of 5 MB.
in the subject field of the e-mail, senders have to write “Wildlife photo,” along with the name and the number of the snap you have sent. For example, it would be like: Flying Bird, Tom Smith, 2 of 5.
Previous year's winner was Sherrill's Bob Havener, who submitted a magnificent snap of 3 red fox kits step out of their cave and cling together. To know more about the contest as well as other queries - you can call at 470 6066
Project Gutenberg is actually a digital library volunteer attempt which takes old public domain and alters them into e-books that are freely available for general public's benefit. It was founded back in the year 1971, and now the library has more than 42000 items in their collection.
Among the books that are in its collection, there are a whole lot of old books on photography. One such book is a 1881 title called The Art and Practice of Silver Printing by Abney and H. P. Robinson. That book was announced recently as the 25000th public domain book that would be scanned, would be put through optical character recognition, as well as punctilious proofread by the Distributed Proofreaders, which a volunteer effort that serves include public domain books to Project Gutenberg.
A fast search of Project Gutenberg library for the word ‘photography’ shows a number of many other public domain books, a to be exact, it is 37. Few of the books has photographs that were taken centuries ago. One of the top names that you would find in this collection is William Henry Fox Talbot. This collection includes the book named The Pencil of Nature.
Most of the photography related things you would find in this digital library probably would not be really very applicable to the imaging these days, but if you are interested in the history as well as old photography techniques, it is really worth spending some time seeing around in the collection.
Engaged couples and brides can rejoice now. World famous nautical photographer Onne van der Wal (a Canon Explorer of Light) can serve couples file for the gift of fine art. Van der Wal’s Newport Gallery features several oversized and framed pieces of his snaps and it also has a Limited Edition Collection of more than three hundred pictures.
With a regalia of selections to put on bridal registry, der Wal’s website provides a downloadable PDF form that people can fill either in the shop or at house with selected prints, the sizes and finish options (canvas, plexi mount, framed and more). After that pairs can return the form to the shop where der Wal’s staff will keep track of buys and help with framing and even recommend gift certificates that can be applied towards higher and larger priced pieces.
Newport is a well known and top marriage destination and der Wal’s Gallery provides several prints of favorite marriage venues like Ocean Cliff, Castle Hill, the beach clubs as well as the 12 Metre fleet – yet another well known seaside marriage venue in the city. Photographer’s wife and gallery owner, Tenley van der Wal, puts together packages for bridesmaids and grooms' gifts.
Onne van der Wal has been yacht and sailing photographer for more than twenty years. They do magnificent photography projects throughout the world, a selection of his work can be seen at his namesake gallery.
When David Irwin was a kid, he knew that he just love outdoors, mainly when he used to spent time with his grandparents in Southern Oregon's Butte Falls area. He told that he was quite much turned loose to run through the woods; and his Grandma used to say if it was not immoral or illegal. He got away with a lot.
The forty seven year old Eagle Point native is still loves to be in the woods, but now he carries a camera with him. David's wildlife images will be one of the featured programs this weekend in the Eugene Boat & Sportsmen’s Show 2013 at Lane Events Center.
Irwin told that his pictures ae all about a connection with nature. Irwin's portfolio has a big range of animals - starting from moose and elk, big game brown bear; down to baby wildlife and birds — each picture a freeze frame time for the species in its natural element. Taking wild species to cooperate with the camera might be a huge challenge for most people, but, David told that to him the whole thing depends on the animal itself.
Irwin spends about alf the year in the field locations throughout Canada and western part of the United States. He told that in some cases, the animals are skittish and some times they are very human tolerant. He added that a whole lot of animals are rally tolerant - like foxes and all the sheep species — are surprisingly tolerant.
The National Geographic Society has recorded world cultures, wildlife, archaeology, explorations and scientific expeditions for more than hundred years and they gave a collection of 11.5 million pictures as well as original illustrations.
A tiny selection from that huge archive, only 240 pieces traversing from late 90s will be up for an auction in December and it is expected to bring around $ 3 million. This will be the very first time when the collection of this institution will be sold.
There are some amazing pictures, including the picture of the Afghan girl clicked during Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, will also be up for auction. Some other notable pictures include Admiral Robert Peary’s portrait of his 1908 North Pole expedition and a roaring lion in South Africa.
Illustrations and paintings include Wyeth’s scene of sword fighting pirates, Charles Bittinger’s picture of earth as it is seen from the moon, Charles Knight’s depictions of prehistoric animals including dinosaurs.
National Geographic’s Maura Mulvihill told that these things will be up for auction to celebrate their legacy and more than that it will also give people a scope to buy little part of the history of this great institution. He does not think that people are aware that they have a massive instructive archive.
The auction will take place on 6th December, just weeks before the 125th anniversary of National Geographic and the proceeds will be used in the preservation and promotion of the National Geographic archive. It will also be used in nurturing the talent of young explorers, artists and photographers, who are the future of the organization.
Jesse Madden has spent most of her life in Williams Lake and this is the same place where she discovered her love for photography during the 2nd year at the Okanagan University College. In the year 1999, Jesse graduated from this college with a Fine Arts Diploma.
After that she went to the North Island College Professional Photography and there she spent ten months doing nothing but photography before graduating in the year 2000. She came back to Williams Lake in the year 2005, but before that she did some photography related work for 4 years in Victoria.
Speaking about her passion for photography, she told that she begun taking pictures to capture moments her life which she know would be fleeting. She always had an obsession to capture her life, surroundings, her family and friends to have all of them at all special as well as ordinary occasion. This is what she loves about photography.
She added that she could help them to hold their special moments and they would be able to capture that moment forever as she was there to help them. According to her, photography freezes time. People could look at a picture and exactly call up how they felt at that time.
She also begun her photography business in June, 2011 – it is called Jesse Madden Photography. But she told that she was doing portraiture for her friends and family since she got out of the photography school in the year 2000. Along with learning Photoshop techniques, she still teaches basic photography.
After revealing the winners of the British Wildlife Photography Award this year, the award winning pictures are all set to hit to be exhibited in few galleries across United Kingdom and Gloucester gallery Nature in Art is very few lucky galleries to hold this exhibition from 9th October to 25th November.
The organizers described this as a celebration of British wildlife and at the same time it would show the works of talented photographers. The award has already held the vision of thousands who made an innovative and stunning series of pictures showing British flora and fauna.
Dr Matt Doggett’s winning picture called ‘Gannet Jacuzzi’’ was captured on a distant location in the coastal area of Scotland and it is believed to have caught the grace and raw power of the diving gannets. WWF has termed the photograph as ‘beautiful and evocative.’
Maggie Gowan, the director of the contest told that since the contest launched in the year 2009, this year saw the highest number of entries. What was more satisfying was the addition of young entries along with partnership between BWPA and RSPB Wildlife Explorers that betokens the future of wildlife photography and conservation.
Living landscapes, wild woods, marine life and rare animals – all are ready to enthrall the audience. So do not skip your opportunity to watch some of the stunning and most unique shots of wildlife.
One of the major factors that tend to damage the lens of the camera is dust particles. In spite of using various techniques and filters, it is very difficult to stop the dust particle from entering into the lens. The lens, if not cleaned regularly may get damaged in long run. If an individual does not use his or her camera regularly the person may face fungus problem in the lens.
The fungus problem occurs when the particular lens of the camera is humid places. One of the major substances that help to keep the lens away from fungal problem is silica gel. Silica gel helps to absorb moisture and thus keep the lens protected from fungus problems. But however, stopping the dust from entering the lens is just next to impossible. You may use various filters but in long run the filters cannot also protect the lens from dust particles. So the best way to keep the lens perfect is to check it in intervals and clean it using proper techniques.
It must be kept in mind that lens of the camera is a very sensitive stuff. So proper care is very much required while cleaning the particular stuff. The lens surface has got coatings for certain purposes. The coatings seem to get damaged easily if proper technique is not used while cleaning. So no experiment must be done while cleaning and instead the things must be kept simple.
One can use soft hair brush specially designed for camera for cleaning the loose dust particles and also bulb shaped hand blower. Heavy blower must be avoided strictly. To clean fingerprints from the lens one must use micro fiber cloth and move in a circular motion on the lens. It is better to dampen the cloth bit with methanol or with any other alcohol based solutions for lens cleaning. The cleaning fluid must not be directly poured on the lens.