Entries in category: Varia

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Workshop„The Landscape Photography Workshop” by Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer is a great book guide for artist and amatours of photography. Ross Hoddinott is an award-winning, professional outdoor photographer and writer. Based in the southwest of England, Ross is one of the countrys leading natural history and landscape photographers. His intimate, striking imagery is widely published, and he will be familiar to readers of many photographic and wildlife publications, including Outdoor Photography, Digital SLR Photography and BBC Wildlife. Ross has authored or co-authored five other books on photographic technique, including Digital Exposure Handbook, The Wildlife Photography Workshop and Digital Macro Photography. Mark Bauer is a professional landscape photographer specializing in atmospheric images of Dorset and the New Forest. He is a regular contributor to the UK photographic press with his dramatic images appearing in numerous national and county publications, in particular Digital SLR Photography magazine, on book covers, cards and calendars. Marks first book, Romantic Dorset was published in April 2008. Together, they run Dawn 2 Dusk Photography offering a range of landscape photography workshops in south-west England. They work in partnership to offer friendly, practical advice and on-hand experience.

„The International Garden Photographer of the Year”

International Garden Photographer of the Year My new-old book. With beautiful photos and many practical infos. The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition was established in 2008, and is the world’s premier competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. This book brings together the very best images from the first five years of the competition in one beautiful volume. Garden photography is a hugely diverse photographic subject, combining artistic interpretation with the wonders of the natural environment around us. For some it’s about a love of the beauty of plants; for others it’s an opportunity to express an appreciation of the wider natural landscape and its inherently fragile nature. Ultimately, it’s about a love of the diversity of the natural world and its ability to continually surprise, inspire and delight. From an exquisitely detailed close-up of a delicate flower to sweeping, panoramic garden vistas, this book showcases the talents of some of the world’s best garden photographers, both professional and amateur. Key points: a celebration of five years of International Garden Photographer of the Year – the world’s premier photographic competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography; includes more than 250 images from some of the world’s best garden photographers, both professional and amateur; will appeal to both gardeners and photographers – every photograph is captioned by the photographer’s account of the inspiration behind the image, and includes details of equipment and techniques used; produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.

Masterclasses 2014

Tomasz GudzowatyEyes in Progress (Paris, Amsterdam) launches its 3rd edition of its annual workshops programme with 14 of the greatest photographer around the world: Ed Kashi, Visual storytelling, 26th-29th March; Claude Nori, Self-publishing photobook, 5th-6th April; Eric Bouvet, Street photography, 23th-26th April; Tomasz Gudzowaty, Social documentary, 14th-17th May; Arno Rafael Minkkinen, A personal vision, 28th-31st May; David Burnett, The creative eye, 11th-14th June; Michael Ackerman, Introspective photography, 25th-28th June; Claude Nori, How to start a photo book project? 2nd-5th July; Rinko Kawauchi, Visual poetry, 9th-12th July; Roger Ballen, Fine art photography, 10th-13th September; Patrick Zachmann, Documentary, 24tht-27th September; Richard Dumas, The portrait, 22nd-25th October; Lise Sarfati, Contemporary photography, 21-23 November; Chris Morris, Learning to see, 26th-29th November.

The workshops will take place mainly in Paris but also in Amsterdam and Barcelona. Created by the young Véronique Sutra and Alexandre Sutra in 2011, Eyes in Progress is a professional training centre for photography, open to professional photographers and experienced amateurs.

Moreover Eyes in Progress has launched TipList  to show your work to the world, get a chance to be seen by professional buyers or just to search for everything that is specifically related to photography.

„Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

315553_304043979625195_200328366663424_1158860_1953724755_nThe sun shone down for nearly a week on the secret garden. The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite. She was beginning to like to be out of doors; she no longer hated the wind, but enjoyed it. She could run faster, and longer, and she could skip up to a hundred. The bulbs in the secret garden must have been much astonished. Such nice clear places were made round them that they had all the breathing space they wanted, and really, if Mistress Mary had known it, they began to cheer up under the dark earth and work tremendously. The sun could get at them and warm them, and when the rain came down it could reach them at once, so they began to feel very much alive.

 

 

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Wedding Photography

ALEX DZHUMARA, Sacramento, CALike the technology of photography itself, the practice of wedding photography has evolved and grown since the invention of the photographic art form in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. In fact, an early photograph, recorded some 14 years after the fact, may be a recreation for the camera of the 1840 wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert. However, in the early days of photography, most couples of more humble means did not hire a photographer to record the actual wedding itself. Until the later half of the 19th century, most people didn’t pose for formal wedding photos during the wedding. Rather, they might pose for a formal photo in their best clothes before or after a wedding. In the late 1860s, more couples started posing in their wedding clothes or sometimes hired a photographer to come to the wedding venue.

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