This week, the Amateur Photographer magazine, celebrates hundred and thirty years in print along with a historic 130th Anniversary issue. The themed contents of the issue include hundred and thirty important photo tips as well as United Kingdom’s top 130 places for taking snaps.
Nigel Atherton, the editor of Amateur Photographer stated that in the year 1884, the year Dr Kellogg patented flaked cereal and George Eastman patented film on a roll, Amateur Photographer entered the world as ‘a popular journal devoted to the interests of photography and kindred arts and sciences.’
He added: ‘In the 130 years since, it has witnessed every major development in photography and become one of the most famous and respected photographic magazines in the world.’
A whole lot of well known figures like George Bernard Shaw and David Bailey had written for this publication. Since the very first issue, Amateur Photographer has published 6600 covers which are showcased in a gallery in 130th Anniversary issue of the magazine, showcasing alterations in the magazine over the years.
The 130th photo tips are incorporated in a supplement with the bumper 108-page issue this week, dated 11th October 2014. Amateur Photographer’s 130th supplement cover all aspects of photography including wildlife and landscapes.
In t he meantime, United Kingdom’s top 130 places for taking snaps were chosen by professional photographers, the magazine’s editorial team as well as the readers. Nigel said that photography in 2014 would be unrecognizable to those who practiced it in the year 1884 – not only in the cameras and processes used in its creation but the ways in which it is shared and the sheer ubiquity of imagery.
Snaps of South Texan flora, fauna and wildlife were clicked and sent in to be judged by 3 experts of photography very recently. The Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo Competition 2014 winners have been declared. Top snapper in Division I is Catarina Galindo, while Division II is topped by Quinn Sullivan and Division III's top snapper is Daena Ciomperlik. Each photographer has won US$ 100, and their snaps would be a part of an exhibit which would be featured around Rio Grande Valley.
The highest scoring snappers were Gabriella Torres for Division II and Gene Vaughan for Division III, each with nearly perfect. They each had nearly perfect score - twenty nine out of thirty. Debralee Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Valley Land Fund, told that US$ 5000 total was handed to photographers who placed 1st through 3rd in 3 divisions as well as 8 categories. The snaps are judged on a variety of standard, including technical excellence, originality, overall impact, artistic merit and composition.
3 judges were responsible for selecting the cream of the crop. Copy Zone's Tony Corso, who is a members of the Valley Land Fund board, and he is very familiar with nature photography. The other two were Keely Lewis, a retired photography instructor, and Karine Aigner, a former senior picture editor for the National Geographic Kids Magazine. The snaps have been on display at the Quinta Mazaltlán earlier this week, but the showcase would soon be moved.
Rodriguez told that typically, they go to PalmFest, the schools, public libraries; and therefore, they go on a tour through the month of December. Officially, they start tour o1st October.
Onsite Green Screen Photography Services and Social Media Integrated is now being put up by Professional Images Photography conventions, events, tradeshows of all sizes as well as expos across the nation along with the Convention Photography Services.
More marketing scopes through the digital photography technology is in high demand as well as the clients of Professional Images Photography are lining up for this significant and unique service to make new leads or just engage with present clients.
A snap is instantly printed out and a mail sent live with a branded message along with a snap. Attendee offers a twitter handle which is integrated with the twitter message of the client. The picture is uploaded live to client. This is exactly the brand new battlefield which makes the difference of being noticed at any tradeshow, expo, convention and event.
A lot of groups are now utilizing this service with flexibility as well as ease of incorporating any background without traditional waiting on the production. Event photography is very significant to any organization which wants to spread their service, product or message. Professional Images Photography has the ability to deliver this service which serves the need to capture leads in the form of emails, Facebook likes and Twitter handles.
When we think of GIF pictures, we think of the never ending sequences of coiling motion. Most people treat this as humorous viral content instead of a respectable art form. Still, the hypnotic movement of GIFs has been getting some favor from the artistic community. Now, one of the top in the world London's Saatchi Gallery has collaborated with Google+ to dig into their more reflective side.
They gathered some impressive judges like, artists Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman and Shezad Dawood, film director Baz Luhrmann, and Saatchi Gallery chief executive officer Nigel Hurst for Motion Photography Prize, which is the very first worldwide contest for artists who were working with animated GIF pictures.
More than four thousand people from fifty two nations entered their work that fitted into 6 categories. Those are – lifestyle, action, night, urban, landscape and people. The top gong was received by creative director Christina Rinaldi, a Brooklyn native, whose stunning GIF of a window cleaner in New York City attracted the viewers.
American photographer and film director Cindy Sherman was attracted to Rinaldi's work’s vibrancy. She stated that this almost transcends the GIF medium by turning the soapy water into brushstrokes; therefore, it appears more like making a painting.
Rinaldi added that selecting motion was crucial rather than still photography. She was inspired by his texture of the suds and brush strokes. She watched him as if he was a performance artist. She quickly became enamored with his efficient rhythm.
Adventure Travel Show that lineaments a series of travel photography seminars, is all set to take place at the Olympia in London on 25th and 26th Jan, 2014. Offered in collaboration with the Wanderlust Travel Magazine, all these seminars are channeled by Lyn Hughes, the magazine's founder as well as Phoebe Smith, the editor.
On 25th January, An Adventure Travel Film Festival is all set to take place featuring a series of splendid independent travel adventure documentary films. One must keep in mind that the film evening and seminar tickets are individually priced.
This is a huge scope to plunge yourself in a weekend of Adventure travel inspiration as well as find out the track level experiences with a huge collection of travel operators under one roof. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, one of the greatest living explorer in the world would also be there. You would also be able to listen to talk sessions in four theaters from guide book writers, industry experts, expedition leaders as well as explorers who would help you to uncover your real adventure.
This is a huge opportunity to meet top travel operators at the same place and would be given proper advice on everything starting from exploratory travels to exclusive expeditions, epic journeys, trekking, walking, overland trips as well as several other things.
The exhibit is billed up as the best for their magnificent talk line ups. Here, you can learn new thing and simply sharpen your skills.
Time has handed the Instagram photographer of the year award to David Guttenfelder, the chief Asia photographer of Associated Press. And this was a real good choice. Associated Press does not lack talented and experienced photojournalists; still David Guttenfelder’s snaps are really unique.
His position in Associated Press lets him unexampled access to the isolated country of North Korea. He, on the other hand, regularly updates his Instagram page with pictures of day to day life in the isolated country which offer the most intimate portrayal of life in North Korea available, snapping an unstained humanity which is often blotted out by the country’s belligerent and despotic political leadership.
Now, what makes Instagram this popular? Most people like to see snaps from the accounts of well known people with real exclusive access to remote places irrespective of how professionally they click their shots. One might also like an impeccably filtered and captured picture for their aesthetic finesse.
The Instagram photography is actually a happy union of aesthetic and content; this uses the snap sharing application in the best possible way. And people also share their thoughtfully selected pictures. David Guttenfelder’s photography really utilizes that online network with a captivating feed.
Guttenfelder has rare access to North Korea. He is one of those foreign photojournalists who are allowed in that isolated country. Any other photographer would like to click pictures of important things. But, David, clicks things that really describes that day to day lives.
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.