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There are not too many people who could just fill Mareel by telling tales, but Doug Allan, a wildlife photographer, did just that earlier on Thursday night. Well known for his polar snaps on the BBC series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet Allan kept his three hundred and twenty strong audience captivated with his tales from the coldest regions of the planet.
On Thursday, Allan’s Shetland show was the best and last attended in a nineteen-date tour of islands and highlands, a tour that he depicted as “shorter than usual”. The photography career of the sixty three year old in photography started with a scope meeting with David Attenborough in the year 1983, when he was working for British Antarctic Survey.
Allan stated that it was very encouraging for him; and it gave him the assurance to abandon his full time job for a life behind the camera. For him, photography was a hobby that he shared with most people who were working in Antarctic, as well as combined with his love for diving as well as his conversancy with polar beasts made it the complete career move from marine science.
Shooting in the pole regions was new back in the early 80s, and for the next fifteen years he was involved in each single wildlife report from Antarctic as well as Arctic that he first visited in the year 1988.
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Lancaster is all set to be taken over by photography as Society for Photographic Education’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference starts at Lancaster County Convention Center on Friday and it would run till Sunday. Well, you would not have to go the news conference to watch a huge array of photography. This month, a series of galleries would present photography exhibits.
The galleries, including Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Demuth, Coe Camera, Isadore Gallery and Sunshine Art + Design would offer different perspectives and a scope for all to see what is new in the world of photography. Continue reading ‘Photography shows in Lancasterrgb’
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In late 70s, when the rest of the teenagers were out meeting their girlfriends in clubs and pubs, Chris Packham, a wildlife presenter, was bent over a microscope searching at badger faeces. Every Thursday evening, he carried out this ritual for 5 years in an effort to find put some unknown views about the ecology of the species. This is a statement of his love for the natural world that appears to have showd itself even before he could speak up.
Therefore, comes a surprise that his newest book ‘100 Things That Caught My Eye,’ carries very few wildlife snaps. Recently, he told that he wanted to appeal all the snappers. As a subject, wildlife is quite niche. He actually wanted to do a book on photography rather than a book on wildlife.
In the collection, the snaps were clicked in over thirty nations and it spans more than twenty five years of traveling. The subjects of Chris Packham are many and varied depending on what captured his eyes. Here, the readers are extended a glance into his imagination at the moment he clicks each snap.
He told that this is about the way people think when taking images. The premise of the book is that photography is an intellectual process. It is a hundred photos, yes, but really it is 100 self critiques of his work.
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The Woodland Trust has now paired up with Kelly’s of Cornwall to start their Wild Summer Photography Contest, and they are encouraging people throughout Lincolnshire to go to their nearest forest and get clicking over the summer holidays. These 2 bodies are asking budding snappers in the area to click their summer days in the wild for a scope to win a holiday in Cornwall, which is the home of Kelly’s. There would also be a series of prizes for 3 runners-up. The contest is open to all abilities and ages, and they are is looking for entries which capture the essence of what makes the woods, trees and the whole countryside so unique.
Grantham based Woodland Trust’s chief executive Beccy Speight told that the trees, woods and countryside have offered inspiration for several iconic scenes and they want people to get out and create one of their own this summer. They have plenty of woods in Lincolnshire to visit and get up close and personal with nature.
Few of the well known Woodland Trust woods in Lincolnshire include Old Wood near Skellingthorpe, Tatterhsall Carrs and Londonthorpe Wood near Grantham. Only thirteen per cent of the United Kingdom is covered by woodland, is one of the lowest amounts in Europe.
Kelly’s Lucy Morrison said that United Kingdom is filled with wonderful natural creations and this is why they have teamed up with the Woodland Trust to encourage people to get outdoors and explore their local wildlife over summer. It is the start of the summer holidays. While you are out and about with the family, why not take a camera and capture your adventures on film – you could snap yourself an amazing ice cream experience in Cornwall.
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