Just because one does not have an expensive and new camera; that does not suggest that one cannot take stunning snaps. Ray Strickland uses slow shutter speed for super smooth effects on water and utilizing a proficiency named HDR, i.e. high-dynamic-range imaging, in which several snaps at different exposure levels are added to broad tonal range.
Hobbyist photographer Ray, who is a Scotsburn native, told that you can read about photography, get to know what all the buttons and settings mean but it does not compare to just getting outside and taking snaps.
Ray is an ex Michelin employee and he originally hails from Cape Breton. He has actually called Pictou County as his home for the past forty years. Now that he is retired, he is now concentrating on his photography hobby.
Strickland stated that he knows Gerry Farrell several years and they have gone out several times for wildlife and landscape snaps. Honestly, going out on hike and clicking snaps is a magnificent way to get to know the county.
On Sundays, Ray finds a buddy and goes out to a place, looking for best snaps. He told that some of the most unforgettable and scenic places are found just off the main road, and even further on back roads and logging roads.
It is actually the combination of photography and hiking which has led him to some of the most magnificent locations and its waterfalls. There are a whole lot of waterfalls located with rolling hill step valleys has now became one of the most dramatic scenes in that place.
"Wild Florida Stories from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition" presented by Carlton Ward Jr. starting from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. on Tuesday at Seffner/Mango Library located at 410 N Kingsway Road in Seffner.
In early months of 2012, Carlton and a small squad led a hundred day, one thousand mile trek starting from Everglades to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. The main aim of the travel was to bring up awareness of the requirement to make a wildlife passageway along the state’s length. A wildlife passageway is a path of mostly undeveloped land that links the preserves, refuges, parks and national forests. These corridors let shy terrestrial species like black bears and Florida panthers to move from wild habitats to other wild habitats.
The biologists of Florida have been speaking about wildlife corridors for more than twenty five years. But what has been lacking is state and federal recognition of their grandness as well as a mechanism to save them. A golf course, gated community or poorly conceived road could wall off important wildlife migration paths.
A book of Ward's snaps was unveiled this year, with a photo exhibit at Tampa’s Tampa Bay History Center. Carlton is an 8th generation person well known for his stunning snaps. The whole event is financed by Friends of the Seffner Mango Branch Library.
The upcoming photography exhibit at West Yellowstone Public Library will display the works of Pam Talasco. The exhibit called “Passion for the Wild,” was selected by Talasco to portray her love of nature and being able to distribute that love with others with her photography.
She told that even since she go her very first camera, she always had the camera in her hands. Natural and wildlife photography were her passion. It was where she prefer like to stay in. The native from New Jersey was gifted her very first camera for Christmas when she was 7 years old and has not put her camera down since then.
She told that she got it from her great aunt and uncle who lived in NYC, he was a photographer who hand painted the snaps to put color on them. Talasco went to the Yellowstone for the first time in the year 1990 and made the move to town in 2008's April. She is the owner of the SilverCloud Photography.
Her snaps are sold at several businesses across the town including Westmart, the place where she works. Talasco was thankful to Westmart owner Greg Forsythe for offering her the scope to display as well as sell her work at the shop. Talasco told that that is what really gave him the start here, for everyone else to come in and see it and to spread the word. She just greatly appreciate everything he has done for her. She added that she call photography her passion. Her friend Tom Peek said that photography is more than a passion; it is like an obsession.
Frenchman Joe Bunni is a dentist, and not a not a photographer. Once you came to know about this, the fact that he has captured the above snap as well as won the award of the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the year 2011 is just more than incredible. The snap reveals a polar bear swimming just a few feet away from Joe Bunni, and now if you think that the snap is magnificent, you have to wait till you listen to the story behind this.
The hard earned amount that Joe Bunni makes as dentist goes towards financing different wildlife photography tours and it was just one such tour in Repulse Bay in Nunavut, Canada, following an encounter with an mother bear after 3 fruitless days on a tiny boat looking for a bear, that Joe finally ran into this female bear.
They stayed around at a distance till the bear became comfortable with their presence, following which which Joe took his camera Nikon D2X put on some flippers and a mask, and got in the water with the bear.
Once he got into the water, the bear swam to him, and for around twenty minutes Joe was able to take snap after photo of the amazing creature as the bear checked out the situation. Then it was the bear that caught sight of her own reflection in aquatic housing came and pushed her nose against it and as she backed up Joe took the award winning snap.
The highly rare animal unveiled an unusual love for its very own reflection. Teenage photographer Will Nicholls was recently out in Northumberland countryside which near Hexham. There he came across normally elusive creature - its a squirrel. But instead of being shy, the red colored squirrel appeared to love its reflection in the lens of the camera as he posed for photographs.
The red squirrel species is in the verge of extinction in England as well as it is endangered in Wales and Scotland where some of its population still survive. This species was once a very common sight in parks and trees throughout the country but now they have been driven back. At present, there are less than 140000 red squirrel are left in the whole United Kingdom.
Here, we must also mention Jim Smith, who loves to click pictures in United Kingdom country side. He told that his love for photography came at a very early age when he was just 11 years old. He used to take pictures of nearby woods. But later when he bought an expensive camera, he used to travel long distances during weekends to click the scenic beauty of the country side. He added that his dream is to travel across the workd and take pictures.
An ambitious photography program that was 4 years in the making started its journey with a strong reception in Iran capital Tehran last week.
“By an Eye Witness” by Azadeh Aklhaghi’ is a different kind of undertaking in a country which has become well known for their diverse and rich documentary photography scene that draws on a huge range of cultural currents, beliefs, ethnicities, topics as well as the country's complex and long history.
In “By an Eye Witness” Akhlaghi offers an experience which accomplishes something increasingly which is very rare in the Islamic Republic, that is unifying Iranians across a common theme, in this case many of the tragic deaths in Iran's modern history.
The program is even more powerful in that no photographs of these specific events, or the scenes which surrounded them, were taken at that point of time. Each picture in the series of nineteen pictures is a reenact of an event, fastidiously remade by Akhlaghi, who utilized a combination of news reports as well as archived information in many instances, accounts from witnesses, many of whose remembrance differed from one another.
Few days before the opening, Akhlaghi old that this program is based on documents. Confident that she is providing as right a picture as possible of her country’s history, given the situations. The result is a very powerful work which combines history and photography with a detailed cinematic feel. Some of the scenes sees dozens of actors corresponding the people who were there at the scene of the deaths.
This year, the Greater Lynn Photographic Association is in its 125th year. Starting from 3rd February around twenty five members will exhibit their work at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center's Grosvenor Park Galleryin Vinnin Square in Salem. Different kinds of pictures of local scenes and far flung areas will be displayed. More importantly, prints are in both color and black and white.
Several Swampscott/Marblehead area members will exhibit their works. Some of the other members come from greater Lynn region and from communities north and west of Boston and outside the state as well.
The Association’s starting can be traced to Lynn Camera Club that was founded in the year 1888 by 4 professional photographers. In 1933, it was Greater Lynn Camera Club and in 1989, it was changed the Greater Lynn Photographic Association so that it could reflect its varied activities more accurately.
Now, the club has its own building at the 564 Boston Street in Lynn and the members meets each Monday at 7:30 p.m. starting from September till May. In February, the club runs an international contest that had 5600 digital image entries past year. The club is affiliated with Photographic Society of America as well as the New England Camera Club Council.
Karen Melvin has chipped in her pictures to a 2nd photography book on houses in Minnesota. In the year 2009, Melvin collaborated with Bette Jones Hammel, an author, to release a book on homes on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka. Now, this time, the pair has concentrated on homes made around Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes. The book called ‘Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes’ is actually a collection of pictures of twenty six most treasured homes at the Minneapolis Lakes.
Streator Township High School graduate Karen Melvin went to Marquette University and started photography in 1980s. She included this passion with another one of her passion and that is her love of architecture.
Melvin told that she had always loved old things as well as architecture. This is the way he experience history. Karen Melvin specializes in home interiors photography. Even though she had done every types of architectural photography, she enjoys interior residential photography because she could create a story and control lighting.
Melvin told that she worked really hard in making stories with props and lighting. She felt like bringing light into shot kind as a 5th element. Her skills have actually developed. It is fun as well as challenge at the same time.
Hammel and Melvin decided to produce this photography book as their 2nd effort. They took 2 years to finish the book. They, in fact, have also divided the book in 4 sections - Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. He wanted to show that each of these lakes has its very own flavor.
Leading superyacht directory Yachting Pages is all set to start their The Superyacht Shot, which is a marine photography contest, on 14th November. This global photography contest, for budding as well as established photographers, is a good platform to showcase the brilliant pictures.
Each year, more than 60000 copies of the directories are given to the superyacht captains and key players across the world. The Superyacht Shot winners will get a worldwide recognition and coverage. Yachting Pages in the most trusted and well known business directory of this industry.
This contest offers 3 winners a once in a lifetime scope to have their on the Yachting Pages’ directories cover. The company publish three different editions.
Yachting Pages’ brand manager Julia Budniak told that Superyachting unfathomably glamorous. This is sophisticated and sleek. The website and the directories of Yachting Pages exist to do businesses with their customers within the group. They are looking forward for a brand new a look which reflects that key tenets of the industry.
Julia added that they were looking for a brilliant style, no matter what the genre is; whether it is classic or even something original - abstract close-ups, underwater action, black and white, color, vessel-driven shots, people-driven shots, nocturnal imagery or aerial overviews – they just want to listen from the photographers and see their photograph. Generally, they get a whole lot of entries bur they only show the best ones via their social media channels.
A Green Country photographer named Stephanie Starkey told that she wants to hand wildfire victims a scope to have new memories. She is engaging herself into something what she is best at and that is creating memories with her camera.
A picture is a world for Stephanie. She told that she is not the only person to think in that way. When most snaps lifts her up, pictures of home after home, brought down to ashes, and turns a fire inside Starkey.
She told that she heard several stories; she heard sad stories of people who lost everything, all their snaps. She would be devastated. In Broken Arrow, Stephanie owns a Sugar & Lace Photography. Instead of giving food and clothes for wildlife victims, she selected a unique way to induce her contribution to wildfire relief effort.
Starkey knew that she could give that and she knew she could give that right away or whenever they required it. For around a year, she is providing free photo sessions, complete with digital copies, to all the victims of wildfire.
Starkey told that she would give them a basic package. It has two 5x7s, an 8x10 and 8 wallets; therefore, they would also get a print package along with the digital. This is a deal which generally costs $ 150. She wanted to provide them something to make up the difference. She stated she could offer those snaps for their home.