Posts Tagged: photography

Apr 13

Rutgers Photography Club

Even though Pema Kongpo is a  senior student of the School of Engineering, she loves photography and recently she had a scope to exhibit her photography work at Rutgers Photography Club’s yearly photo exhibit previous night in Douglass Campus Center.

The exhibit called – Exposure – featured the artwork of twelve photographers who caught everything starting from portraits to landscapes to events throughout the country. Pema shared snaps from her tour to India on a Buddhist pilgrimage. During her visit, she went to one of India’s poorest states – Bihar.

She told that one could see the pain in people’s eyes. It is sorrowful, but colorful and smiley. Some people love to smile in spite of poor condition. Mot of the artists featured in the exhibit are not photography minors or majors. The Photography Club pulls in people from all disciplines and majors ranging from engineering to journalism, stated Pooja Kolluri, the president of the club.

Kolluri, who is a School of Arts and Sciences junior, stated that the club is really just a good place to invent your interests as well as have a good time. The club begun so long ago that no members can call up the exact year or time. Also, this used to be strictly for photography majors, but now it has expanded to include all those who really have a good love for the art, stated Jeff Mart, the vice president of the club.

Feb 13

Moss to conduct lecture session

The Ojai Valley Photography Club is all set to welcome Gary Moss in their February meeting. There Gary will lecture as well as offer a presentation on – Inspiration. Highlights will have making a personal style with ones pictures and the procedure of producing a different king of visual style which has soul and impact. The presentation will start at 7 pm, on 19th February with the Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana Street, Ojai, CA.

Gary is a well known professional photographer and he is 805 Living magazine’s Photo Editor. With more than twenty five years of experience, Gary has built a good reputation as well as amassed a fecund body of work which specializes in editorial photography, advertising, celebrity portraiture, food and travel. His magnificent way of making beautiful pictures from any subject matter keeps him in a high demand.

Gary’s pictures has had an editorial look. Most of his snaps are generally clicked in one discipline. His photography work crosses which discipline as he creates magnificent pictures from a variety of dissimilar genre.

His seminars are also very enjoyable and exciting and informative. He is a mentor, educator, photo editor, photographer as well as a funny guy whose presentation will appeal to snaps of all skill levels. Go to Gary Moss’ website for more infos and about his pictures

Jan 13

Nature photography contests in early 2013

If you love to take pictures of nature or wildlife, then it might win you a huge prize. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is all set to host a new photography competition. The 2nd annual photo contest of Lake Pueblo State Park will take place in conjunction with annual Eagle Day Festival in the park. The event will start from 1st February and will go on till 3rd February, 2013.

The last date to enter the competition is 17th January, 4 pm. Photographs must be of a scenic place or even a native wild place located in Southeast Colorado. Both professional and amateur photographers can go to to know more about the whole contest as well as all other Eagle Day activities.

The photography competition is open for everyone, both for professionals and amateur photographers. Prizes will be handed to both young and adult photographers in wildlife and scenic categories. On 1st February, at 7 pm at the auditorium of Lake Pueblo State Park, photographer Todd Huffman will announce the name of the winners.

This is not the only photography competition which is to be held recently. There is another photography competition to be organized by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Snappers throughout Worcestershire have been invited to be a part of this annual photography contest and help to raise funds for wildlife. The winners will feature in the 2014 calendar of the charity. Each year, only photographs taken inside the reserve are taken but, this year trust will allow pictures that have been taken throughout Worcestershire.

Dec 12

Dan Elster speaks about his wildlife photography skills

Dan Elster, the Ashland wildlife photographer, has got few tricks to get wild animals close to him. He told that he would never make any eye contact with the subject, whether it is a coyote or a sparrow. He never acts like a predator; he does not creep, he just moves slowly.

Dan knows which animals tens to be wary and which animals tend to be unworried with human presence. He tells that he hid himself in his car from coyotes in Klamath Basin, the place where they are generally hunted, but he easily approaches gulls or brown pelicans in Calif.

Elster is actually from Chicago. He traveled the whole country capturing pictures of wildlife. He and his wife moved to Phoenix and then they settled to Ashland with their two small kids. Elster’s ability to spot animals and wildlife is amazing and he is perfected it through 8 years of wildlife photography.

His wife sometimes tells that he has got radar, and now he has reached a point where he cpuld not turn it off. Dan sells his art work at different events throughout the West and also exhibit pictures in several settings.

On the Thanksgiving weekend, Dab will display his pictures at Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire in Historic Ashland Armory. The exhibition will start on 23rd November and will go on till 25th November. There is no entry fee at the event. Dan believes that one needs to be patient to get stunning pictures, and yes, luck is also needed.

Oct 12

Pendergrass preparing future generation through photography

Camera’s flash is just more than clicking snaps for few young people in Charlotte. And these impactful lessons in photography are creating differences in their days to come. Mark Pendergrass is a person who mentors young people by teaching photography.

He told that as their teacher, he wanted to see them succeed. He wanted to watch them do well as it would make him proud. Whether it is in Bobcats arena or they received a snap posted on the school yearbook.

He teaches the children about life skills and serves them to build in confidence. He told that providing extra exposure on things in life they had never experienced. It might be something like as going to a football or a basketball game or shooting a parade.

Pendergrass begun teaching Troi Montgomery around four and a half years ago. He recalls Montgomery assuming that he would never have his own camera. At present he is majoring in photography at the CPCC. He had taught him whole lot of things about networking and how to use a camera, how to ask someone to click a picture and how to speak to people. Troi thinks that Mark is just more than a mentor. He told that Mark had done a lot for him to be very honest.

Gianna, Mark’s daughter, is in 7th grade at present and she really enjoys staying during the photography lessons and she also wants to be a photographer. Mark added that everyone have to prepare the future generation in any way possible. He did it through the use of what he love – photography. And other people can do it in their own ways.

Aug 12

Adjusting the ISO

The digital equivalent of film speed is known as the ISO. According to Tim from Portrait Photography Derbyshire, in the point and shoot regular cameras we get a range of ISO from 80 to 1600.

In case outdoor clicks ISO setting is made to either 100 or 200 and for indoor clicks the ISO setting is made to 800 or 400 in normal cases. Faster film speed is set to make it more sensitive towards light. Digital photography is dependent on ISO adjustment of the particular camera.

When we make a low ISO setting in the camera then the light is a particular exposure is much more accurately represented. When we give a look upon a photo that has clicked at night with proper ISO setting, we will notice that the light seems to be much brighter and has scattered evenly in all areas of the particular picture. At night the ISO setting must be raised higher that it much made more sensitive towards light. High ISO settings give more detailing in a particular picture that is taken in dark light condition and in this case neither the shutter speed needs to be reduced much nor does the aperture blade require to be widened. But there is problem in setting very ISO in the camera. It increases the noise in a particular photograph which has been clicked in high ISO setting. Though the noise seems to be less when the same picture is clicked by a DSLR with high ISO setting. The photographer must keep in mind that high ISO setting always creates more noise in the picture.

Nowadays, the cameras that are available in the market automatically adjust the ISO even in the manual mode. But still in most cameras the individual gets the liberty to make his or her custom ISO setting. An individual must always know and must be accustomed to select the right ISO according to the light condition.

Jul 12

Sports Photography

If you’re going to be doing sports photography, a fast shutter and a powerful zoom are the first musts!

Tim from boudoir photographer manchester reckons that extra batteries and memory cards in your backpack will prove very useful when games get longer than anticipated.

For a Tennis or Car Racing event your camera need to shoot at iso 200 with at least f5.6 frames per second. You have to shoot a minimum of 400 photos in order to have reliable material when you edit.

Choose a location when you can use a telephoto and a monopod with certain comfort.

If you want images free here are some sites:

Image base, you need to attribute the photos when you use them.
Morgue File, absolutely free to use
Stock.xchng, a free account is needed to download photos and every one of them is owned by photographers who set the terms for the use. In general terms they do not allow them to be sold to a third party.
Flickr, you can use the photos and have to attribute them. Cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Jul 12

Family Portraits on Location Colorado – Family Portrait Photography Denver Colorado

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