Posts Tagged: photo

Jan 14

Amateur photographer set to make new charity calendar

An epilepsy patient is all set to use his photography skills to give a wildlife calendar for a charity in spite of having as many as twenty four fits every week. Forty nine year old Peter Hunter from Breightmet is not able to drive or work because of his present condition.

But after taking pictures of pheasants, kestrels, deer as well as several other wildlife in the Bolton region. Now he is expecting a make a difference with a brand new calendar to collect funds for PDSA, United Kingdoms Epileptic Society and Cancer Research.
Peter was born epileptic. He stated that his condition got bad when he was battered at work around thirteen years ago. Shortly after the incident, he left the Department for Social Services. He added that prospective employers have deemed him too much of a gamble to hire. Continue reading →

Nov 13

Black Hills Photo Shootout

The 4th yearly Black Hills Photo Shootout, a program that pulls in novice and professional photographers from all across the world, introduced US$ 3000 previous month for the Black Hills State University.

As per a news press release, the money raised would be dished out between the Outdoor Photo Workshops and the BHSU photography program, the 2 bodies who prepare the well known photography program.

Les Voorhis, a resident of Belle Fourche, is Les Voorhis Outdoor Photo Workshops co-owner, and told that this years program pulled in 152 participants along with people from twenty seven states as well as 2 foreign nations.

It is the 2nd year that the Outdoor Photo Workshops and BHSU photography program partnered for the program. The state Department of Tourism began the plan as a way to reveal Black Hills beauty. The aim was to keep money in the photography program of the university once weekend long program starts to make some profit, said Steve Babbitt, a professor of photography at BHSU.

He told that there are a whole lot of things in Spearfish which people do not realize they have. The idea is to get people here to photograph all their stunning things.

Most of Photo Shootouts achievement came from Rod Custer, a BHSU provost as well as Academic Affairs vice president, who backed BHSUs collaboration along with Outdoor Photo Workshops and stayed enthusiastic regarding the program, said Babbitt

Sep 13

Twin brothers at ‘Art is Homeless’ exhibit

Homelessness is a real issue across the world and brothers Alexander Kiener and Christopher Kiener have experienced from a very early age. They were born in New Jersey to parents who came to United States from the other side of the Atlantic. They have seen several stages of homelessness not just in New Jersey but Barbados, New York and South Florida.

Now, they are Coral Reef Senior High students. They are utilizing photography as activism with an event at the Florida International University. The event is called Art is Homeless. It came about to execute a school community service requisite. Continue reading →

Aug 13

Photography group take part at their first exhibit

The Shutterbugs formed around 2 years ago when Michele Miller, the founder, started getting a solid stream of interested peoples visiting her booth at the farmers market on Saturday night. Miller has been showcasing as well as selling her photographs and artworks for about ten years now. During the course of time, she realized that photography is a pretty solo venture. Therefore, she thought that it would really be nice to be collective as well as support each other instead of being competitive.

Later, the group started meeting at each other’s homes, going on photo walks together and meeting at coffee shops.

Michele Miller told that the band is a combination of active professionals to people who does not even own cameras but they just want to learn. Therefore, they attempt to teach each other as much as they could.

For most group members, this is their very first experience exhibiting their work. Some members have taken part in Matador Motel’s Art Fiesta in the last few years; the present exhibit is showcasing works from sixteen of the thirty photographers.

Miller told that this is really very exciting for their members that have never done this kind of thing before. Even though there are some sweaty palms in the group.

One of the members, who were nervous and excited at the same time, told that he wants to put his old price tags back on.

Jun 13

Get the Picture III

Almost 3 dozen shutterbugs from the community are a part of – Get the Picture III – which is the annual photography showcase exhibit now exhibiting at Arts Council. The exhibit opened on 24th May, Friday during the Fourth Friday arts celebration, with fifty three pieces in color, black and white as well as digital manipulation categories.

Shane Booth, Fayetteville State University’s associate professor of art, was the exhibit’s juror. Shane got his Master of Fine Arts in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. In a press release, he said that he looked for photographs which spoke to him while determining which of the entries would be there the final exhibit. He added that some screamed while others whispered.

The winners’ names were revealed on Friday, 24th May – Christopher Grisset (1st place, color); Brittany Hunter (1st place, digital manipulation); Victor Sanchez (1st place, black and white) and Andrew Craft (Best in Show). Many of the snaps will also be there for sale, starting at US$15.

Since the year 2003, International Center of Photography has arranged their triennial to introduce US people to the work of established and emerging artists from across the world. The exhibit of this year – A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, aims the digital revolution as well as the ways in which it tells the photographer’s work and the viewer’s perception and the relationship with the snap.

May 13

Dick Woodward’s photo exhibit

Wildlife photographer Dick Wilberforce has taken snaps of all kinds of animals across the world, that even includes somewhat elusive lesser prairie chicken bird which’s habitat regions include Northwest Oklahoma. A sample of Dick’s prolific and varied photography is now on display at Pioneers Museum and Plains Indians.

Around half of the snaps featured in this exhibit are the snaps of prairie chickens. Along with that, there are also snaps of other animals including a fox, a bobcat, turkeys, cattle, quail and cardinals. Robert Roberson, the director of the museum, told that he had learned about Dick’s photography through the annual photography contest of the museum that takes place in each fall.

Robert told that when he first entered the photography contest, he was just struck by the beauty of his photographs. Previous year when he entered his snap of the dog and chicken, it just blew him away. The snap, that was named as Chicken Whisperer, shows a dog up on his hind legs with the front paws in air as he is chased by a rooster. That snap got the theme award at the photography show of the museum last year.

Dick Wilberforce has traveled across the world to places such as Africa as well as many other nations just to take pictures of  wildlife. The exhibit will be held in the art gallery till 16th May. And an artist’s reception will take place on Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm at the museum. The visitors will also get a scope to meet with Dick Wilberforce and know more regarding his wildlife pictures.

Mar 13

Mobile Photo Awards shows the best in smartphone photography

Mobile photography is creating huge waves in the world of travel, as  jet setters and backpackers alike leave their big rigs at home and start their journey with their cameras on their phones. And as we know, were there are pictures, there would be some awards as well. Now we have the Mobile Photo Awards that aims to showcase the best of the genre from shutterbugs around the world.

Award founder Daniel Berman told that he sees first hand how the best artists working in the medium have advanced and evolved over the years. People have past the point of saying – wow, these were taken on a smartphone and well into the next phase of determining who the leading artists are who happen to work in the genre.

Mobile photography has become a global phenomenon these days. This year awards received photographs from almost one thousand photographers from more than forty countries.

Some of the winning pictures are on showcase through28th  February at New York City’s SOHO Gallery for Digital Art. The showcase will go to the ArtHaus in San Francisco from 5th April to 29th June and then to Holcim Gallery in Milton, Ontario from 24th June to 15th July.

The work itself appears to back up the saying that photographers no longer hindered by capturing pictures with a phone, with captivating portraits and landscapes that provide a distinct sense of place, whether the picture is taken in Venice, Arizona or India.

Aug 12

Lightroom for Travel Photography: Creating a Photo Book

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