Kevin Quigley has been honored with the Premier League photograph of the year award for clicking snaps of Steven Gerrard’s well talked about celebration away at Fulham previous English Premier League season. All top flight commissioned photographers were asked to submit their favorite snap of the campaign that were then judged by a panel of experts that has top names like Dave Shopland, Martin Tyler, Alan Sparrow and Andy Dunn.
Kevin got the gong for saving the intense celebrations of Liverpool captain in his camera at Craven Cottage during stoppage time of 3 – 2 victory back in February. The Sportsmail photographer was intelligibly thrilled to have been recognized.
He told that he is highly honored to win this award, this is the first photography award I have won so would like to thank the judges and Barclays for having this competition each year.
Fulham is really a magnificent ground to work at. This place has some old features that make for lovely snaps. His colleague Graham Chadwick won this same award with a tremendous remote camera click a few years back; and it seems like it is a lucky ground for them.
He told that he sat there with his technician Ian, who edited his snaps that evening. Ian had just ran out to be beside him as they were on edition because it was a 7:45pm kick off and it was the 2nd or 3rd minute of injury time when the penalty was awarded. He was sitting in front of the Liverpool fans because he felt Liverpool were going to win the match and of course celebrate in front of their travelling fans who had a nightmare journey to and from the game as the trains were delayed.
Justin Gilligan has taken pictures of the giant manta rays off Mexico and great white sharks breaching off South Africa. But of the countless animals and times he has frozen in time, his favorite is the grey nurse. He stated that they are great to click pictures of. They are inquisitive and big and they live in cool areas. He added that they appear menacing at a glance, but they are gentle giants.
His spent hours watching the endangered animal have presented the Hunter photographer the highest honor of his career – commendation in the world renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. Co-owned by Kerr AT and Natural History Museum in London, it attracted forty three thousand entries from across the world previous year.
Mr Gilligan’s snap named Hook, Line and Sinking, was one of hundred to be honored in the prestigious 2013 awards. He expects that this is a snap that he would never take – a grey nurse off Seal Rocks with a huge hook clinging from a gash on its face. He added that this is distressing enough to see things like this – but, he has to do his job – he has got to tell a story from the shark’s point of view. He told that he has got to get the message out there, hopefully to thousands of people.
Mr Gilligan, a former student of the Maitland High School, is now based at Batemans Bay. Here he works as a marine scientist. His career perfectly fits with his passion and it let him to spend several hours studying life below waves. Earlier, he entered this award, but he had no success; he had to face tough competitions from top publications like National Geographic.
Instagram, a photo filter app, owned by Facebook; and now used by over two hundred million users. However, Instagram is not just staying as another photo filter application. On Tuesday, this popular photo sharing app rolled out a series of new updates that bring it in line with the characteristics of a traditional digital camera. App users who update to Instagram 6.0 would find ten brand new tools that would allow them to edit snaps for things such as warmth, saturation, brightness and contrast.
In keeping with the traditional interface of the app, the new tools are very simple: black buttons with white icons. Still, the results are quite powerful, offering the users the type of imaging potentiality that was once reserved for the likes of Adobe’s industry leading Photoshop software.
Till now, a lot of Instagram users have clicked snaps with their smartphones and embellished these pictures with a series of filters. Unlike the old – shoot, apply, share theme, now the experience would be a bit closer to real photography. Now, it has something that needs a bit more time and attention; something that Instagram users are not really accustomed to.
It appears that (with other popular applications like Camera+ and Litely) Instagram’s new updates is way to keep its users in one place. Now, people would not have to go to other apps to get the desired result. The quick edit options would also keep it user friendly.