There is still time for you to enter Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, this year, has 4 categories -
1. Native Wildlife – flora and fauna resident or native in the British Isles
2. Cute and Funny – mother nature at her cutest
3. Marwell Wildlife endangered – species at Marwell specifically classified by IUCN as critically endangered or endangered
4. Marwell Wildlife residents
For adults, entry cost stands at £5 and it is free for kids. You can enter twice, using up to ten images. Chief judge for 2014 is Laura Barwick, a well known natural history and wildlife photographer who has worked on shows including Nature’s Great Events and BBC’s Planet Earth. Two times, she has been on the judging panel for International Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, and she also has a very keen eye for innovative, fresh as well as inspiring imagery.
Other judges include Jason Brown, award winning wildlife photographer, and Paul Collins, The Southern Daily Echo picture editor. The top prize for this year is a 9 day trip through wildlife parks and reserves in Spain, worth £ 1355. Other top prizes include annual memberships to Marwell Wild-life and a special day at the zoo taking part in a Junior Photographic Experience.
The last date for submitting entries is 31st August. The terms and conditions for the contest can be seen at -
Calasp Image Movie Rating: 4 / 5
Trick Photography and Special Effects, created by Evan Sharboneau, is a newly modified program which offers users photography suggestions to serve them mastering digital photography tricks. This event targets to strengthen portrait photography skills of the users. This adds over two hundred and seventy pages of photography as well as Photoshop instruction and over 9 hours of trick photography video classes.
This program was developed by the author in order to help both advanced photographers and beginners learn how to make magnificent artistic snaps. After the curriculum had appeared, the author got whole lot positive feedbacks from his customers regarding its success. The website vgoony.com, as a result, tested the brand new program and also wrote a Trick Photography and Special Effects follow-up.
According per a Trick Photography and Special Effects brush up on the vgoony.com website, this event adds almost every aspects of fine art photography. First, the whole introduction is to offer users with a total understanding of lenses and cameras as well as Adobe Photoshop software.
The readers might find this possible to select the best equipments that are not expensive. After that, the book spills light on photography tricks to set light painting and long exposure effects. There are several ways to use light sources, like city lights or laser. The author also talks that it is possible to offer illusions without using Photoshop software tricks.
The very last part deals with techniques to make use of the Photoshop software. Along with this, the author also offers a list of recommended materials at the end of the book to so that the users get some help to accelerate the whole learning process. Trick Photography and Special Effects is not just a series of photography suggestions, but it is also a fundamental to building digital photography profession.
The twenty-ninth International Festival of Fashion and Photography starts on 25th April, in Hyères in France. The yearly event in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is an exhibit of collaboration and conceptual art that festival director and founder Jean-Pierre Blanc calls as emotional and magical. While speaking to a leading new house, Black told that they feel like every year they could change the lives of twenty people forever.
Out of the thousand and thousands applicants, just a handful are invited to Villa Noailles, which is a modernist house in the hills above Hyères, to exhibit their work to a jury of well known designers, photographers and editors, to meet their peers in person, and probably win the career defining awards and prizes.
Raphaelle Stopin, the photography curator, told that they look for people with a strong personal language in their work. They have found that over the years – photographers and fashion designers have much to say to each other, opposed to speaking with other photographers and designers.
One of the top themes of the festival is collaboration; and while just ten designers and ten photographers have been chosen to exhibit and also share their work – the constant flow and ebb of ideas inspire whole new programs and also serve young artists form important relationships with established pros in the often -unwelcoming worlds of fine art and high fashion.
Blanc told that he imagined that he could make a bridge between professionals and young artists in the industry. Blanc is the person who brought in photography to Hyères around fifteen years ago.