The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit all set to hit Kendal tomorrow, and it features hundred jaw dropping snaps, from lovely animal behavior to great wild landscapes. Now in their 50th year, the internationally famed yearly contest has attracted 48000 entries from around 98 nations, from pro and amateur photographers alike.
The exhibit, on loan from London’s Natural History Museum, would be showcased at the Kendal Museum till 29th November. A very rigorous selection procedure has drawn together judges from across the world, to select the top entries. Through the lens of photography, the exhibit clicks the beauty and intrigue of the planet, offering them a glimpse of natural world.
Kendal Museum’s curator manager Carol Davies reportedly stated that the museum team is happy to have such a lovely exhibition in their newly refurbished gallery. They expect local people and visitors to the town enjoy the photographs as well as their collections.
The touring exhibit would be downstairs in irregular gallery, where the museum would showcase on loop photographs from the exhibit with pictorial info in hospitality region. The gallery is open from 10.30 am to 5 pm; from Tuesday to Saturday; and adults entrance is payable at museum.
It is the 50th year of Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, and to celebrate this fete some of the top snaps have been drew together in a book. The contest was founded in the 1960s with only 361 entries. This year there was around 42000 entries incurred from 96 nations.
Cara Connell is the very first to say that her career has been a little knotty. Beginning it as a zoologist, she turned into a lawyer and after that a freelance photographer, and later an entrepreneur. Still, she is just thirty five years old.
She told that she got sick with tropical diseases from working in Africa. She got bilharzia – a water borne parasite, one can catch from a snail that really was his downfall. Coming back to the United Kingdom, Ms Connell decided that she would become a lawyer, a profession that became all consuming for 5 years till her mom became ill and she left her job to take care of her.
She added that she was kind of at this junction. These bad turnings happen, but the wonderful thing regarding them is it does lead you to where you do want to be. The place where she wanted to be in was photography. It was an interest that went back to her Africa days. Even though she was everything that she wanted to do, she found working as a freelancer. She wanted to have her own business and she also decided that she could also do something that would help her fellow photographers, who struggle to make a living.
She told that they were putting around £5000 into a shoot, including models, make-up, artists, equipment and location just to get few images, just to build up their own portfolio so that one day they would be hired for a job that would actually pay them for the work that they are doing.
Speaking about her, she told that at that cross section in life, she wanted to be an aerial photographer, and she wanted to live in Africa and she wanted to save animals. It is hard to say because so many things have happened since.
One may say that Daniela Gonzalez is in the preservation business, but most people would say that he is in the business of memories. She has also been also been known to reignite romance at around a zillion degrees in the lives of lovers, and some of them separated by thousands of miles.
Very recently, Gonzalez celebrated the grand start of the FlashMe Photography Inc. in Windsor Ave. in Berwyn. This self-taught photographer specializes in newborn, child, family portrait and maternity photography. She also shoots pin up glamour shots. This is exactly how she got her started in photography business around 8 years ago in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
She stated that she started when her husband Andrew was up in Inverness doing Architecture. She was doing pinups for serviceman’s wives and lovers overseas. Then people asked him would she take baby picture. From North Carolina, Corpsman Mario Gonzalez was posted at the Great Lakes Naval Center. Having finished completed his service, the marine got a degree in accounting and now he is an accountant. Daniela added that the Gonzalez’s now live in Cicero and have 3 energetic, crazy and wild boys.
Gonzalez stated that this is important for people to have snaps that could be passed on to future generations of family members as a way of not forgetting those from the past. She stated that she like her clients to feel at home, like her family. This is mainly important for clients coming in for pin-up or boudoir photos.
Madden Photography Club is all set to arrange an Introduction to Photography program on 26th April, at Madden Hall. Those looking to learn more regarding their camera are now welcome to come out and take part in the program.
Madden Photography Club’s Bill Rendall told that they were putting this on for the community to take part in. This is a basic understanding of your camera. To take part, one just has to bring a camera and a manual work. No experience is required to participate in this program. Bill added that there are around sixteen memberships and he welcome more people to come out and take part.
The club started in April as a reaction from club members in community asking Rendall to contribute his expertise, and it meets once a month. Along with a keen interest in livestock and wildlife photography, Bill told that he has been sharpening his skills since he was just sixteen year old.
Even though, he has never had any formal guidance, yet he attended a whole lot of seminars throughout Canada and he has also worked with pro photographers. When he is not out at each community programs clicking snaps, he goes on to farm and he is also a Madden volunteer firefighter.
He added that he love photography because this is a creative outlet and there are a lot of different aspects to this. In June, previous year, Bill told that he is surprised and even embarrassed by the nice things folks were saying about him that night.