A new land category has been included to the Isimanagliso Sodwana Bay Shootout Festival this year that would held during July school holidays. Declaring this year’s event, Isimangaliso’s brand and marketing manager Lindy Duffield stated that this year’s event had developed to encompass a land category.
This suggests that one does not even require going near the water to capture magnificent snaps. The 6 day videography and photography contest would see photographers contending to capture magnificent snaps in the park.
The event is not just for photographers as there is a spectrum of events that would take place throughout the week, like live music, sand sculpting contests, marine educational walks, talks by Ezemvelo KZN wildlife and shark life experts, as well as several other presentations by experts on photography as well as the magnificent world beneath the waves. Anyone in the diving industry knows that this is the top time of year to get wet in one of the world’s top ten scuba diving destinations.
An allot of the entry amounts would be handed to the park’s endangered and rare species fund that is solely dedicated to the introduction, monitoring and protection of these species within the park. Duffield stated that with traditionally awesome weather and brilliant visibility, Sodwana is a Mecca for beach goers, nature lovers, divers, snorkelers or anyone who wants to escape the winter chill.
Meanwhile, a photographer near Sidalia, last weekend, was struck and killed by a running train when he was illegally trespassing a railway bridge for a shoot. As per Sedalia Democrat, the bridge was too short for both a person and a train. It was clearly marked to try and prevent trespassing.
Anne Geddes – its a name that stands out when it comes to baby photography. Anne, a native of Australia, currently lives and works in New York City. She is so popular that that she has made her name synonymous with lovely and cute photographs of children and newborns. Recently, a leading American television channel had a feature on her.
Anne’ baby photography career started with her own kids, with the very first snap she remembers taking in such a way that she used it as a family Christmas card. Since then, her kids have grown up and she often helps their mom operate her photo business through social media and management.
Eventually, she went further in baby photography, when one of her images appeared to catapult her career beyond she had ever imagined. It was a snap of a baby in a flower pot, along with the 2 little hands holding on the edges as well as a wooly hat sticking out of the top.
That single snap gave her the theme for her very first book named Down In the Garden that became the 1st of 2 bestsellers. Anne has gone on to sell more than nineteen million books in more than 84 nations. Apart from her photography work, Anne has also set up her very own philanthropic endeavors, raising money to stop child abuse. She has even teamed up with the United Nations and March of Dimes.
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.