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.
Are you planning to buy a new camera? If you have passion for photography and want to capture various types of picture then, Panasonic MDC-FZ 150 is an ideal choice for the individual. This particular model is between simple point and shoot camera and DSLR cameras. It belongs to the category of compact prosumer cameras. The particular model has a got a power zoom lens of 24x which easily allows to click subjects that are far away. The camera is capable of clicking images with great detailing and the pictures look similar to what we see with our bare eyes. In one word the camera produces very natural images. With this model, an individual can easily capture sport scenes, landscapes, portraits, etc.
32x intelligent is also given in the Panasonic DMC-FZ 150. This particular technology helps to extend the zoom ratio by 1.3x. In this process the picture quality never gets degraded. So, in one word it can be said that the normal 24x zoom lens can be extended to 32x equivalent. Extra optical Zoom helps further to extend the zoom capacity to 46.9x at maximum of 3 mega pixel resolution.
The 25mm ultra wide angled lens helps an individual to shoot all types of subjects from group photo to large landscapes. The camera has got Leica DC Vario ELmart lens which is capable of delivering great quality images.
Panasonic has used Nano Surface Coating technology in this particular model. This technology helps to diminish light reflection problem. It helps to deliver extra clear pictures without any noise or ghost or flare problem. This is also known as the black box technology. The Power Optical Image Stabilizer helps to reduce the hand shake problems which help to solve the blur issues during the shoot. It also works while clicking a picture in full zoom mode. So even in low shutter speed the chances of blur images are reduced. This camera allow to shoot video in full HD mode.
This is a type of photography that will suit extremely well to the avid traveller. You could make money selling exotic locations and dangerous animals, like Tim the Boudoir photographer cheshire.
However there are many other places where you could start practicing until you get the flight ticket to Africa, for example.
Humane Society, Animal Theme Parks, Pet stores and pet kennels; aquariums; taxidermy organizations; bird watching clubs; Zoos (petting zoos); Wildlife conservation areas; farms; Wildlife Federation facilities, etc.
Adhere to the following guidelines when dealing with dangerous species: Reduce risk + Avoid risk + Transfer risk
If you are completely sure that Wildlife Photography is your choice, create a plan and get an insurance to reduce and transfer your risks.
Many times avoidance is not the solution, particularly while trying to photograph the teeth of a crocodile facing you or shooting at the cubs of a jealous mama bear.
Can we imagine how much Henry VIII or Cleopatra would have paid for a real photograph instead of a painting?
The world needed to wait for Ibn Al-Haytham, an optic wizard, until the Middle Ages. He is known to us as Alhazen, the inventor of the Pinhole Camera.
We have heard the name of this camera many times as Camera Obscura. Basically it was a wooden box with a hole on one side and a glass on the other side. The image was then traced with pen by artists.
What about film?
Another waiting time until Joseph Niepce, a lithographer and French scientist, used light reacting asphalt called Bitumen, and was able to copy engravings on glass, creating true copies of originals when the light touched the lithography paper. This camera was not easy to carry and it was not available to the general public - it had to be rented for weddings pretty much the same as dance floor hire these days!
In 1826 his first picture called View from the window at Le Gras. George Eastman (the founder of Eastman Kodak Co.) developed a box with a shutter a lens and a roll of paper (100 exposures) loaded inside it. This Kodak Number 1 became a success for its portability and price. The traditional photographic film that captures light on a sheet of paper is still in use for architecture, industrial photography and other technical applications such as:
The Press Camera, the Field Camera and the Monorail Camera, all of them use extensible bellows (an accordion type of box in between the lens and the film) and larger than average sheets of film paper. The most known manufacturers are Calumet, Hasselblad and Sinar Bron.
We walked for a long time until the 35mm appeared. They are most commonly called Single Lens Reflex or SLR Cameras Easy to operate however heavy they are preferred by serious beginners.
It is easy for the novice to confuse them with the Medium Format SLR’s until the price tag shows off with four and sometimes five digits! They carry a Roll Film and the pictures are sharp, magazine quality.
In a time in our lives when the cell phone is smaller than a pack of cigarettes, it would be impossible not to have a camera that fits in our rear pocket. These beauties are the 35 mm pointandshoot. Their advantages are not only size but a press the shutter and voila, your picture is taken. Even if there are no lenses to change and one cannot manipulate the opening for light, they are inexpensive, popular and handy.
What about Digital Cameras? Even great grandmothers know how to use them. A CCD-computer chip- saves the picture in the camera RAM or in a disk. Apart from connecting to the computer the resolution (amount of pixels) is usually better than a scanned image.
Black and white photography was and is the preferred style of many professionals and amateurs. The flare of it is Contrast, Class and Elegance.
When composing your picture the decisive element is light and shades. Too light equals too exposed; too dark means more than enough under exposure. How to break the difference into a perfect piece? Take the photos at midday, rain or shine.