Today, the World Press Photo announced top changes to its well known photo competition for the year 2016. Now, there is a brand new code of ethics, the 1st time the sixty-year-old competition has published this type of thing, and they also revised rules as well as detailed guidance for entries.
A photographer from East Grinstead has snatched a prize in a contest to look for the best wildlife snapshots in Sussex. Cavalier Way’s Glenn Alford stood 2nd in the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Photo Competition 2015 with his stunning snaps of a mouse in a hazel tree.
Pulborough’s Emma Varley won the first prize following a public vote as well as a 100 cash prize for her snaps of a timeless midwinter setting. When announcing the winners, the judges said that Glenn came second by a whisker.
Like most award winning photography, Glenn stated that the way he clicked his award winning picture was by staying at the right place at the right time. He added that he had been visiting the home of his parents on a sunny Sunday afternoon to take some photos of the butterflies which tends to fill the garden at that time of year.
He was just on his way down the garden path to go home when he clicked caught something moving in the hazel tree and spotted this little cheeky mouse desperately in an attempt to get to the last of the hazel nuts the squirrels were not able to reach. He hold his camera and clicked this snap at the right moment the mouse realized that he was pointing a 400mm lens at him, it froze for a split second and shot off, hence the surprised look on its face.
As his prize, Glenn got a set of 4 Yacht Charter Company Mugs from Sussex Wildlife Trust’s online shop. And in spite his snapshot giving the feeling of being a seasoned photographer, he has just been clicking snaps for a relatively short amount of time – a little over a year now.
It was around a month ago that a Texas lawmaker triggered a hoopla by suggesting a bill which would limit the filming and photography of officers. If the bill is passed, anyone caught shooting a camera at an officer from within twenty five feet could be accused with breaking the law.
Public outcry was loud and swift, and people even started sending death threats to the office of the representative. But now there is a good news. The bill is dead now.
A leading website reported that Representative Jason Villalba told a leading newspaper that he has dropped the bill and would not be looking for a public hearing for it. The bill was actually proposed to him by a couple of well known police officer associations, and it was supposed to ensure the safety of officers as well as the public by creating a safe buffer zone between the two.
Somerset Wildlife Trust is working on 2 brand new weekend photography classes which would dig into the landscapes and wildlife of Mendip Hills and Avalon Marshes, taking in few of the finest nature reserves of the trust.
The Beginning Wildlife Photography is all set to go on from in April and continue till June, followed by Next Steps in Wildlife Photography that will take place in May and August. Both these courses would be guided by trustee Tim Saunders and they are based on a top course which has been extended by David Plummer Photography via other wildlife trusts for over 5 years.
According to reports, Tim told that his philosophy is more than simple – it’s the wildlife that comes first. To get a magnificent snapshot, while minimizing the disturbance to nature, needs top skill, patience and knowledge. If one could bring the patience, he believe that, together, they could develop the skill as well as knowledge one needs to make a few real magnificent wildlife snaps. If there is anyone who is looking for a point and shoot and then move on experience, then, he believes, this is not for them.
East Aurora, which is already a place for gallery-hoppers and art lovers, would welcome yet another art place to their vibrant visual arts place earlier on Friday.
Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery put up in the loft of the power house on Roycroft Campus, will arrange a reception at 6 pm on Friday for a photo exhibit by Melanie Chimento.
The show called Buffalo Underground: This is WNY! is a visual docu feature of the splendor, history and natural assets of the region. It came that in part, from Chimento’s creation of Buffalo Underground meet-up band, an open forum where the Western New Yorkers bond regarding their divided up love of the area’s natural and built environment.
In a statement, Chimento said that he is proud of his city’s past and passionate regarding its future. Through his photography, he captures the uniqueness and beauty of a great region. The exhibit will stay open till 3rd April.
Nicole Jones, the Huntsville business leader, invites people to attend the Heavenly Huntsville Skies, a benefit photography that is dedicated to people, living and passed, impacted by cancer. The series would be unveiled on Monday at Emma’s Tea Room at 5:30 pm, and it would feature sunset skies along with various color variations that include contributions Nicole Jones clicked in September in Huntsville.
This program is a fundraiser for HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, namely because of their doggedness in the cancer research field, stated Jones, the Nicole Jones Development president. According to reports, Nicole told that HudsonAlpha is the epitome of what economic development and nonprofit organizations are all about. The field of biotechnology is integral to their local economy, and some of the most brilliant minds in the world are teaming up in Huntsville to hopefully discover a cure for the benefit of humanity. She is beyond impressed with what he had witnessed as of now and look ahead to partnering with the HudsonAlpha for years to come.
At the event, the snaps would be for sale along with an important scope of the funds running to HudsonAlpha. The public could order prints during or after the event, but this is not needed to attend. Jones stated that she expect the project to be sustainable and to create awareness and beautify Huntsville.
David Liam Kyle is all set to be the featured artist at Clinton House, a new eatery, pub and event center placed at 106 W. Perry Street, Port Clinton. David Liam Kyle would be on site with Judy, his wife, tomorrow with featured Port Clinton and Lake Erie wildlife snaps. Kyle has attracted critical acclaim for his environmental portraits and nature photography in the publications of Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which is one of the leading land trusts of the nation.
David Kyle has been the official photographer for Cleveland Cavaliers since the year 1991, a prominent national nature photographer as well as contract photographer for NBA Entertainment.
Kyle told that he saw the world in a different way in a night out in London in late 70s that altered the course of life for David Liam Kyle’s life. David Liam, then a pro basketball player in Netherlands, was in England for European Cup when he decided to join teammate Jim Woudstra as he clicked the bustling city after sunset. In a matter of minutes, David, a former Cleveland State University All American, was hooked to what he is doing.
The showcase event would be up tonight, 28th August, during Art Walk that is from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Clinton House promote patrons to like them on Facebook to get updates on specials and events. To know more about David Kyle, you can visit – davidliamkyle.com.
The Park Street Camera Club handed the very best of the best members in an awards ceremony. The very best of the clubs campaigns throughout the year were constituted into the highest scoring snaps from all members.
Paul Michell, the most experienced, who has been awarded his Fellowship to Royal Society recently for a unique panel of prints clicked with a pinhole camera, snatched the 1st spot. The 2nd spot was handed to Chris Gilbert for a street photography piece named All You Need Is Love. And, the 3rd position was snatched by Connie Fitzgerald with the snap Morning Has Broken a lonely study of decay on pebble beach at the Dungness.
The Best Projected Image of the Year award was Rosemary Wenzerul for her image Stocker Lake Reflection. The snap reveals the reflection of a tree in water that created a slight dreamlike effect. It was a popular win as Mrs Wenzerul had not been able to visit the club for few weeks because her husband is severely ill.
In the meantime, a charity exhibit that would showcase the works of fifty amateur photographers would take place to raise funds for an educational program, this week, in the United Kingdom. Our Bahrain is an initiative which blends photography with charity. It would take place to support the Be Free Centre’s Instilling Universal Knowledge program. This initiative is a brainchild of Maryam Toorani Elma Bartholomew in collaboration with Alosra Supermarket.
Recently, a group of artists has released a program which looks at Durham Bulls through a camera. It is quite different from what a traditional journalists would see it. The book named Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark is a 216 page chronicle that deals with the 2013 season of the Bulls. It may not be as iconic as the film Bull Durham. Still, it lets the baseball fans to see the team, their stadium and there is a chance they may even see themselves.
Director Sam Stephenson told that they did not have a target, except to converge on the stadium with a team of artists and to see what they found. They wanted to find out when you have an artist enter a sporting venue, what do they see. That is a much different perspective from a reporter.
The program includes hundred and twenty nine snaps and essays as well as other art forms on all things Durham Bulls. Artists began chronicling the last season with 1st pitch last year. Stephenson told that this program was unlike any he had ever done. The schedule was quite fast. In general, art projects take much longer. Therefore, it was a real experiment, and he believes that the experiment has been a real success.
Financially, the team brought up US$ 250000, with the Bulls owner Capitol Broadcasting and Triangle Orthopaedic Associates providing significant amounts.
A photographer from Mayo earlier swapped the US west coast for her native Ireland is expecting to unfold people’s eyes to their charms and character. Michelle McCarron, a professional based in Westport, came back to Ireland in the year 2012 following seventeen years staying in San Francisco working in film and photo.
Now sharing her time between Ireland and London, she has decided to start Aperture West, a photography workshop for serious amateurs, beginners and hobbyists to come to Ireland’s west coast and brush up their skills.
With business mate Kevin Kerr, a photographer based in New York, the 1st workshops would begin this summer. Michelle McCarron’s work had earlier featured at San Francisco Irish Film Festival as well as in the Guardian Weekend.
He told that they met in the year 1998 while they both lived in San Francisco and through a shared national heritage and love of photography the idea for Aperture West was born. Now, they have come together to make a vision which they feel very passionate about.
It was in California streets as well as in the mountains of Sierra Nevada when McCarron’s love for photography blossomed for the very first time. She added that she is very passionate about the wilderness, people and exploration and the need to conserve it. Aperture West, the first workshop of its kind on the west coast, aims to bring photographers together from across the globe to enjoy the diversity of the landscape and culture.