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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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The Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Art and Google+ have announced the winner of their very first Motion Photography Prize. the winner is Christina Rinaldi, whose snap in Urban category got the first prize overall. The overall finalists and the winner were selected by a jury that includes top artists like Shezad Dawood, Cindy Sherman, Tracey Emin and filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. The top five finalists are Matthew Clarke (Night), Stefanie Schneider (Landscape), Micael Reynaud (Action), Kostas Agiannitis (Lifestyle) and Emma Critchley (People).
With the omnipresence of smartphones as well as the rise of web photo sharing services; recently the world has seen a series of photographers from all backgrounds and most of them are embracing brand new technologies to offer their stories with innovative and interesting ways.
Recognzing the interesting potential of this brand new technology, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ started the very first Motion Photography Prize, along with photographers from all across the world relishing this brand new creative art form.
Since the start of the prize on 5th February, over four thousand photographers amateur and professional alike submitted entries throughout six categories. Considered as a way to acknowledge motion photography as a whole new art form for everyone, the prize honors one finalist from every category a show of their work on Saatchi Art and also an exhibit at Saatchi Gallery in London. Along with this, the overall winner Christina Rinaldi would have the scope to go on the tour of a lifetime along with a filmmaker or photographer of her choice.
Taking a superb nature photo is not only about just pointing and clicking – like professional photographers say spraying and praying. However there are many ways to get hands-on real experience when you are in some of the scenic parts in the United States.
Yosemite National Park is quite synonymous with Ansel Adams. Now, you can take a photography learning session with Ansel Adams Gallery. Top outdoor photographers would guide several day workshops where people would be able to see the park through the camera lens.
Yellowstone Association is set to organize a 3 day workshop which would really hone your photography skills in both action and nature photography. It is all regarding spring wildlife, and you would learn everything starting from basic techniques to how to ethically go after animals in their natural habitat.
Landscape photographers could not get enough of the Glacier National Park; therefore, you could take a course with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, based in Missouri. If you actually looking for an acute experience, National Geographic has a twelve day field workshop in Grand Canyon as well as the Southwest.
Basically, you are on an assignment with an actual National Geographic contributor, and it is a wholly immersive event based on photography and nature. Ralph has photographed in more than fifty countries; with some of the exotic locations being Cambodia, Nepal and Danube River.
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