The photographers of Northern Rivers have only over a week to go into their best habitat, wildlife or landscape snaps in Saved Nature Photography Contest. The winning entrants would share in US$ 24000 in cash prizes and have their work showcased at International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress back in November.
The entries must tell a tale of a marine park, national park as well as other protected places and prompt others to discover and help save all these important places. The photographers could select from 3 categories – planet, people and park, as well as enter as an enthusiast, pro, student (aged 13-18) or even social.
Craig Parry, the International award winning Lennox Head photographer, stated that contests were a magnificent way to get exposure and feedback. He told that this is a fantastic way to build your profile as a photographer.
Already, he has entered his landscape snap called Life and Death – an aerial click taken just moments following a fire swept through Broken Head Nature Reserve in the year 2013 – in Saved Nature contest. It appears destructive, but it was started by lightning so it is just nature’s way of regenerating an area.
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 -
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.