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Oct 14

Port of Long Beach Photography contest winners revealed

Arts Council for Long Beach declared the 3 winners of Port of Long Beach photography contest this summer at a reception on 4th October, Saturday, at Liberty Gallery & Event Space in East Village Arts District in Long Beach. The reception was the start celebration to a month long art exhibit revealing the Port snaps clicked by both amateur and pro photographers.
Cherene Birkholz was the 1st place winner for her snap called Oriental Queen, the 2nd place winner was Joan Day for the Jewels of the Night, and Dave Freeman was the 3rd place winner for Watercolors. The people are asked to come see this great perspective on Port operations.
The showcase, with almost one hundred snaps on display, is at Liberty Gallery & Event Space, places at 435 Alamitos Avenue in Long Beach, CA 90802. The event runs from 5th October to 26th October and it is open for viewing from Wednesday till Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00 pm.
The snaps are the fantastic result of a workshop conducted earlier this summer by Port photographers which was followed by a boat tour of Port, offering workshop attendees an opportunity to shoot the Port at dusk. Eighty pro and amateur photographers took part in that. Both the workshop as well as behind-the-scenes Port tour happened in August and the participants then submitted their best pieces for the juried gallery exhibit.

Arts Council for Long Beach declared the 3 winners of Port of Long Beach photography contest this summer at a reception on 4th October, Saturday, at Liberty Gallery & Event Space in East Village Arts District in Long Beach. The reception was the start celebration to a month long art exhibit revealing the Port snaps clicked by both amateur and pro photographers.

Cherene Birkholz was the 1st place winner for her snap called Oriental Queen, the 2nd place winner was Joan Day for the Jewels of the Night, and Dave Freeman was the 3rd place winner for Watercolors. The people are asked to come see this great perspective on Port operations.

The showcase, with almost one hundred snaps on display, is at Liberty Gallery & Event Space, places at 435 Alamitos Avenue in Long Beach, CA 90802. The event runs from 5th October to 26th October and it is open for viewing from Wednesday till Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

The snaps are the fantastic result of a workshop conducted earlier this summer by Port photographers which was followed by a boat tour of Port, offering workshop attendees an opportunity to shoot the Port at dusk. Eighty pro and amateur photographers took part in that. Both the workshop as well as behind-the-scenes Port tour happened in August and the participants then submitted their best pieces for the juried gallery exhibit.


2
Sep 14

Award winning photographer Matt Maran records Hampstead Heath’s changing scenery

Matt Maran, a well known Globe-trotting photographer, spent hours in the cold waters of a Hampstead Heath pond to click some magnificent snaps of great crested grebes caring and feeding their young. The award winning landscape and wildlife photographer has traveled the world in search of remote terrain and rare animals, producing work for top houses like the National Geographic and BBC Wildlife magazine.
But previous year he shipped on an ambitious program far closer to house – to record the changing scenery and diverse wildlife of Hampstead Heath. The grebe snaps were clicked in the Men’s Bathing Pond in the months of June and July. The thirty seven year old made around fifteen separate visits, sporting a wetsuit and staying in shoulder deep water in the water for an hour every time. His camera was just raised above the water to deal with birds at their own level.
All his efforts resulted in stunning photos of them ferrying their chicks on their backs, eating whole crayfish, and capturing perch to feed their offspring. Maran stated that the grebes are so used to people being around them, so they were not disturbed by his presence. He added that when  magnificent site. It took around 3 – 4 four minutes to get the thing into the perfect position to swallow and that was definitely the most exciting moment.

Matt Maran, a well known Globe-trotting photographer, spent hours in the cold waters of a Hampstead Heath pond to click some magnificent snaps of great crested grebes caring and feeding their young. The award winning landscape and wildlife photographer has traveled the world in search of remote terrain and rare animals, producing work for top houses like the National Geographic and BBC Wildlife magazine.

But previous year he shipped on an ambitious program far closer to house – to record the changing scenery and diverse wildlife of Hampstead Heath. The grebe snaps were clicked in the Men’s Bathing Pond in the months of June and July. The thirty seven year old made around fifteen separate visits, sporting a wetsuit and staying in shoulder deep water in the water for an hour every time. His camera was just raised above the water to deal with birds at their own level.

All his efforts resulted in stunning photos of them ferrying their chicks on their backs, eating whole crayfish, and capturing perch to feed their offspring. Maran stated that the grebes are so used to people being around them, so they were not disturbed by his presence. He added that when  magnificent site. It took around 3 – 4 four minutes to get the thing into the perfect position to swallow and that was definitely the most exciting moment.


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Apr 14

Photography is not just about taking pictures

Before the age of smartphones, back when photography demanded darkrooms, chemicals and films, almost each top American city had a camera club. And, most members of the club were hobbyists who really wanted to know how to take beautiful snaps. But, the Lexington Camera Club was not the same.

It started its operation in the year 1936. The members of the club included lawyers, doctors, as well as businessmen and they were unusually more than serious when it came to developing their craft as well as exploring artistic expressions.

The club disbanded in the year 1972. But, till that time, they have produced 2 top figures in art photography as well as a whole lot of well known photographers. University of Kentucky’s retired special-collections curator of rare books James Birchfield would give a free lecture regarding this remarkable camera club on Sunday at 2 pm in President’s Room of UK’s Singletary Center for Arts.
Speaking about the club, Birchfield told that it was not a provincial outlook. It was a huge vision of the history of photography as well as what everyday photography was doing. This cluster of people appeared to bring forth an over-the-top flowering of fine photography.

Birchfield’s lecture is in alignment with an exhibit at Art Museum at University of Kentucky which includes prints from a stunning photography collection it has gathered since the 90s, thanks to one of the member of the camera club.


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Jan 14

Art Photography

A brand new arrival at the Fashion Island is introducing a world of visuals to Newport Beach and also letting pro photographers to show their works to new audiences. YellowKorner, Sleek French art photography gallery, gives limited version prints from photographers across the world, along with an aim of democratizing art photography. Every high quality snap is supplied and numbered with an authenticity certificate.

Melissa Geens, the owner of YellowKorner gallery, told that after analyzing different choices, Fashion Island appeared to be a real perfect fit. Not just it offers them a good exposure to open the first gallery on West Coast, the public here matches their aim customers. Lots of their visitors express their excitement when discovering YellowKorner concept.

Prices at revolving gallery ranges from $75 to $4500, as well as sizing include 40 by 60 inch, 24 by 36 inch, 10 by 15 inch as well as 8 by 12 inch options, as told by the photographer. Geens told that new photographs are included to the catalog in every 2 weeks. They also alter the display at gallery every other week. Continue reading →


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Nov 13

Pat Toth-Smiths encounter with buffalo

Confronting a herd of buffalo on a snowbound path in the Yellowstone National Park in United States, Pat Toth Smith counted her options. She called up all the tales she had been told regarding bison charging people and cars who would get very close to them, ensuing in terrible wounds and even death. Smith sat noiselessly on her snowmobile and she waited.

Around fifteen minutes in the standoff, the resident of Benicia did what comes to her naturally – she took out her camera and begun taking pictures. Some of those snaps, with a description of how they were taken, are shared in her book called – Wild Among Us: True adventures of a female wildlife photographer.

In a recent interview, the fifty seven year old told that there is something incredible about seeing a wild animal. It is like you’re tapping into a primitive side.

For over twenty years, Smith went to wild places to click amazing snaps of animals on their home starting from mountain lions to wolves to polar bears. A former also carved out a niche selling those snaps in art shows, galleries as well as on her website.

She told that this is a kind of a process which evolved for her. She had a whole lot of fears regarding traveling or hiking alone, but she has always had a philosophy that she would rather fail than to not do something because she was afraid to do that. Therefore, she had to push herself to do it.


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Sep 13

Doctor’s love for wildlife photography

For a doctor at the Timmins and District Hospital, play and work have clashed in a stunningly positive way. Dr. Daniel Kelly has spent the past fifteen years travelling from one end of the nation to another in his barren time to catch the snaps of wildlife. Now, as he finishes his 1st year at the TDH, his photography work is being displayed as well as sold for a good cause.

He told that he has been doing wildlife photography for around fifteen years. He only take wildlife snaps, he has never got into portraiture or scenery or anything of that sort. Nature is a thing that he had always been into. Continue reading →


24
Jul 13

Get involved

Now you can vote for your favorite nature snap and you will enter into draw to win Orana Wildlife Park family day pass. The best snap voted by the readers will get the photographer a visit for one on the Heritage Expeditions’ “Forgotten Islands of South Pacific” voyage leaving Invercargill on 23rd December, 2013, valued at over US$ 5000.

3 categories of ten nature pictures will be put to between 15th July and 24th July with categories altering each Monday as well as Thursday. After that, the best 2 of each category will form a “best of ……” category for voting that will take place between 25th July to 28th July. The winning snap will be published in The Press.

The Nature’s Great Photography contest attracted a magnificent nine hundred photographs from well known photographers vying to get the tour of a lifetime to sub Antarctic Islands. The judges have focused over the big number of magnificent entries and they have selected thirty finalists – ten in each three categories – nature, wildlife and bird.

The readers of the Press are now invited to participate in 4 rounds of voting for the favorite pictures from their finalists and be in with a chance to win a family day pass to Orana Wildlife Park. The first round voting will select the best 2 snaps from the Birdlife category. Voting for top two Wildlife snaps will start on 18th July, Thursday and for the best Nature photograph from 22nd July, Monday.