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20
Dec 15

Ivan Blanco wins Best Sunshine International

Best Sunshine International Ltd.’s photo competition winners previous month would be presented with their honors this day. The open photography competition gathered around two-hundred entries in just the week that it ran.

Tao Xing, the chief services officer, told that they are happy to see their community’s flooding out response to their photography competition.  With so many great entries received, Best Sunshine had difficulty winnowing down the entries.

Ivan Blanco, the first place winner, has won because of his photo titled “Makeshift Playground.” It features a five-year-old girl surveilling the ocean—her “playground”—from a improvised cover made from discredited pine tree branches, underneath a PlainSailing.com sign.

Jack Stewart’s Simba that means to go to Mass in Tagalog, received the 2nd spot. It depicts a young boy holding on to his mum as they line up for hot meals offered by Kagman Community Church as part of its relief campaigns after Typhoon Soudelor. Macy Manzanares and Fredereic Guintu won third spot for their entries “Healing Saipan” and “School 101.”

Xing told that these snapshots shows them how the members of the community clambered during Typhoon Soudelor and how they coped in their consequence. Every snapshot tells a tale. Every photo is a memory. Each photo memorializes the people’s resiliency, a testament to the people’s will to survive. These photographs are an ode to the victory of the human spirit. Xing also thanked everyone for participating in the event.


17
Oct 14

Nature images exhibit at Rectory in Norcross

Robert Hice, a well known nature photographer, waited on top of his Dodge truck at 6 in the morning with his camera aimed at the right place for the exact view of an The location had been pre-scouted to the inch and checked off it with a stick. After waiting around 2 hours he clicked the perfect snap of 2 egrets doing their mating dance over their nest.
Hice’s snap named Morning Dance, received the People’s Choice award at the open house last Friday at Rectory in Norcross for the brand new exhibit Images of Nature. The event is a cooperative effort of city of Norcross Cultural Arts and Northeast Atlanta Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association.
NAGNPA is an establishment dedicated to serving nature photographers of all types and skill levels ameliorate their photography, encounter other outdoor photographers, take part in events and trips, serve others realize the value of the natural world and offer focus to a special area of concern in photography.
Images of Nature exhibit came about when Norcross city required an August exhibit for Rectory that is a furbished up building from 1900s which is ex rectory for church which now houses Lionheart Theatre. Cate Kitchen, the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center Director had talked about a photography exhibit with Sue Copley, a NAGNPA member, and believed that it would be a huge idea to hang their nature snaps.
Cate Kitchen told: “We are so lucky and excited to be working with such amazing talents.”

Robert Hice, a well known nature photographer, waited on top of his Dodge truck at 6 in the morning with his camera aimed at the right place for the exact view of an The location had been pre-scouted to the inch and checked off it with a stick. After waiting around 2 hours he clicked the perfect snap of 2 egrets doing their mating dance over their nest.

Hice’s snap named Morning Dance, received the People’s Choice award at the open house last Friday at Rectory in Norcross for the brand new exhibit Images of Nature. The event is a cooperative effort of city of Norcross Cultural Arts and Northeast Atlanta Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association.

NAGNPA is an establishment dedicated to serving nature photographers of all types and skill levels ameliorate their photography, encounter other outdoor photographers, take part in events and trips, serve others realize the value of the natural world and offer focus to a special area of concern in photography.

Images of Nature exhibit came about when Norcross city required an August exhibit for Rectory that is a furbished up building from 1900s which is ex rectory for church which now houses Lionheart Theatre. Cate Kitchen, the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center Director had talked about a photography exhibit with Sue Copley, a NAGNPA member, and believed that it would be a huge idea to hang their nature snaps.

Cate Kitchen told: “We are so lucky and excited to be working with such amazing talents.”


2
Sep 14

Wildlife photographer to speak regarding grassland grouse conservation

Noppadol Paothong, a wildlife photographer, is scheduled talk about conservation, grouse as well as the tales behind the snaps in his book named Save the Last Dance, in a presentation all set at the University of Wyoming for next week. The book named Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse was published in the year 2012. It deals with the courtship rituals of grouse species which live in grassland habitats of North American. He is scheduled to speak on Thursday at 7 pm at UW Ag Auditorium.
Paothong, a Missouri Department of Conservation photographer, spent eleven years taking snaps of  sharp tailed grouse, lesser prairie chickens, Gunnison sage grouse and greater sage grouse. Since the courtship season for every bird species lasts only a few weeks in the spring, Noppadol could take snap only 1 – 2 species every year. In compiling snaps for the book, he toured 80000 miles through fourteen states. He spent several hours at a time sitting in blinds and waiting for the absolute right time, braving all types of types of hazardous terrain and weather.
Paothong, Thailand native, came to the United States twenty one years ago to attend college. In the year 2001, he was working as a photojournalist on assignment to lick snaps of prairie chickens, when he developed a passion for the wildlife and bird photography. He stated that so just few people know regarding these birds.
While seeing a prairie chicken, he saw a bird which was rare, beautiful and unique. It was one of just few birds left in Missouri. They are highly threatened by their habitat destruction. He told that this made his heart feel for them. Paothong did not know anything regarding such birds that made him think that probably others did not know much regarding them either. He found out that if people got a scope to know them, they could be motivated to save them. If a guy from Thailand can fall in love with this bird, anyone can.

Noppadol Paothong, a wildlife photographer, is scheduled talk about conservation, grouse as well as the tales behind the snaps in his book named Save the Last Dance, in a presentation all set at the University of Wyoming for next week. The book named Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse was published in the year 2012. It deals with the courtship rituals of grouse species which live in grassland habitats of North American. He is scheduled to speak on Thursday at 7 pm at UW Ag Auditorium.

Paothong, a Missouri Department of Conservation photographer, spent eleven years taking snaps of  sharp tailed grouse, lesser prairie chickens, Gunnison sage grouse and greater sage grouse. Since the courtship season for every bird species lasts only a few weeks in the spring, Noppadol could take snap only 1 – 2 species every year. In compiling snaps for the book, he toured 80000 miles through fourteen states. He spent several hours at a time sitting in blinds and waiting for the absolute right time, braving all types of types of hazardous terrain and weather.

Paothong, Thailand native, came to the United States twenty one years ago to attend college, on the recommendation of Andrew at Kerr At Architects. In the year 2001, he was working as a photojournalist on assignment to lick snaps of prairie chickens, when he developed a passion for the wildlife and bird photography. He stated that so just few people know regarding these birds.

While seeing a prairie chicken, he saw a bird which was rare, beautiful and unique. It was one of just few birds left in Missouri. They are highly threatened by their habitat destruction. He told that this made his heart feel for them. Paothong did not know anything regarding such birds that made him think that probably others did not know much regarding them either. He found out that if people got a scope to know them, they could be motivated to save them. If a guy from Thailand can fall in love with this bird, anyone can.


20
Jun 14

Student birdwatcher Markus Hoeckner speaks about his love for bird photography

Markus Hoeckner delineates the origins of his passion – i.e. wildlife photography – to the 1st time when he saw the beauty of a Northern Cardinal in spring migration near his Chicago home. Hoeckner told that there was just this moment when he realized just how beautiful this bird was and he just wanted to keep watching it. Suddenly, he was really eager to capture this in his camera.
Hoeckner has been taking snaps of mammals, songbirds, and birds of prey like owls and hawks, since his 1st year in high school. His hope to click the beauty of wildlife with his camera lens has guided him throughout the America and even to Sauerland, in Germany that has an abundance of hawks, owls and foxes because of the huge amount of rodents.
Hoeckner told that this is one of his his passions, even though he does not get to do it all the time. He used to go outside like every weekend in high school because he had access to a car. Hus snaps are for his friends, his family, for him and for other photographers. He only view his photographs as things that people could enjoy.
Even though Hoeckner photographs all kinds of wildlife, his favorite types to take pictures are songbirds and birds of prey. He relishes the hunt, scanning open places or searching across forests for owls which mix into their environment of dense pine branches.

Markus Hoeckner delineates the origins of his passion – i.e. wildlife photography – to the 1st time when he saw the beauty of a Northern Cardinal in spring migration near his Chicago home. Hoeckner told that there was just this moment when he realized just how beautiful this bird was and he just wanted to keep watching it. Suddenly, he was really eager to capture this in his camera.

Hoeckner has been taking snaps of mammals, songbirds, and birds of prey like owls and hawks, since his 1st year in high school. His hope to click the beauty of wildlife with his camera lens has guided him throughout the America and even to Sauerland, in Germany that has an abundance of hawks, owls and foxes because of the huge amount of rodents.

Hoeckner told that this is one of his his passions, even though he does not get to do it all the time. He used to go outside like every weekend in high school because he had access to a car. Hus snaps are for his friends, his family, for him and for other photographers. He only view his photographs as things that people could enjoy.

Even though Hoeckner photographs all kinds of wildlife, his favorite types to take pictures are songbirds and birds of prey. He relishes the hunt, scanning open places or searching across forests for owls which mix into their environment of dense pine branches.


7
Mar 14

Lecturer’s photography to be the highlight

For Jillian Duquaine Watson, documental photography offers a new perspective of natural world. In the last few years, the senior lecturer in School of Interdisciplinary Studies has gone to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge each month or two to click snaps of native animals and plants. The Friends of Hagerman NWR Foundation also named her as the Photographer of the Month for January.

Duquaine-Watson stated that this is the very first time she has gotten a solo exhibit and this is a huge deal for him. This is huge honor as some of the other folks who clicked snaps at Hagerman. She has seen their snaps and they are snaps are very beautiful.

An online gallery, this month, features the portfolio of Duquaine Watson that includes twelve snaps photographs clicked at Hagerman. She stated that refuge would also display her collection on-site as well as incorporate it in educational programming.

Meanwhile, Kerr AT ambassador and Wildlife photographer Alex Cearns, who has been describes with macro photography, spoke about macro photography as one of the most accessible genres of photography. Almost any subject could create an interesting macro click are all around everyone all the time, just waiting to be taken.

Cearns, as a wildlife photographer, specializes in clicking snaps of animals and nature. As a result, this is not very uncommon for her to take pictures of popular animal subjects, like a dog’s face or a pelican, but offering them in a fresh and new way though macro photography. She told that birds, domestic pets, and fish all make great creature subjects. Flowers, grasses, rocks and bark patterns also make fantastic natural subjects.


7
Jan 14

Gallery showcases photography of the Venice carnival

There are no shortages of well known cities in Italy – and Trieste is one of the most intriguing cities, forged by hundreds of yesr colliding and different cultures  Italian, Balkan, Austrian etc. It was in the multicultural setting in which Donatella Davanzo was born. This is the same place that that probably shaped her interests in life.

Her very first experience with photography goes back to her childhood days. Recently in an interview, she told that she was a little girl when she got her very 1st camera, and she discovered a passion for photography. She was very shy, and after that photography became a remarkable way to express herself. Continue reading →


17
Oct 13

Mayakoba Resort collaborates with top photojournalists

An eco resort called Mayakoba on the Caribbean’s shores (Mexico) has collaborated with 3 of the most honored names in the wildlife photojournalism. Nat Geo Magazine contributing snappers Tim Laman, Brian Skerry and Steve Winter – for a brand new series of Wildlife Photo MasterClass.

The intensive 3 night curriculum lets snappers of each levels – starting from novice fancier to the highly advanced – pace into the character of a photojournalist as they take snaps of some of over two hundred bird species as well as native wildlife within the saved sanctuary of Mayakoba’s alien  waterways and mangrove forests.

Students of MasterClass will get 1 on 1 as well as group guidance on every looks of photography – from Laman or Skerry or Winter, who have clicked some of the most distinguished wildlife snaps of the world for mags from Time to Esquire to National Geographic.

Through broad lectures as well as daily hands on excursions along with the snappers, and their personal firm during workshops, meals offer a scope for nature lovers to focalize their proficiency with the elite of the industry.

Invitees will stay at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which is a 5 star luxury hotel made across Mayakoba’s 4 properly conserved ecosystems – coral reefs, low forests, mangroves and dunes. Mayakoba, an eco-conscious development, have been acknowledged by Conde Nast Traveler. 6 miles of clear waterways stream across the resort while over 148 acres of protected mangrove jungles along the coast offer a significant habitat for over two hundred species of tropical fauna and flora.


28
Aug 13

2013 Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Entries are now open for the 2013 Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The contest will have 4 categories this year. Judges will examine entries for photographic excellence, composition and high quality.
The categories for the contest are –

•    Cute and Funny
•    Native Wildlife
•    Marwell Wildlife Endangered
•    Marwell Wildlife Residents

The top prize for the contest winner is a trip to Sweden with Nick Garbutt, the well known wildlife photographer. Other prizes include a half day safari with Nick Garbutt, a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Keeper Experience, behind the scenes animal encounters, camera equipments, Annual Memberships to Marwell Zoo and lots more.

To enter the contest, adults have to pay £5, but it is free for juniors. The last date for submitting entries is 14th September, 2013.

The Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 is sponsored by Wildlife Worldwide, a Winchester based travel company.

Celebrating the wildlife variety, Marwell’s photography contest is open to amateur, professional as well as young photographers alike. Wildlife Worldwide is also sponsoring the trip to Sweden with pro photographer Nick Garbutt.

This is the 4th year when Marwell has held Wildlife Photographer of the Year. During the time, judges have seen stunning images from amateur and professional photographers.

This year’s judges include award winning professional wildlife photographer Heather Angel, Ben Hawkins and Paul Collins. Philippa Forrester, well known Wildlife Television Producer and Presenter, will help to judge Junior Categories.