Posts Tagged: photo

Apr 16

Wildlife photography exhibition in Ringwood

The top wildlife and nature photography is all set to be celebrated at a brand new exhibit at the Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood. British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibit starts on 16th January and features a variety of animals from butterfly near Lulworth ro seahorses off Studland.

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Apr 14

Hungary introduces new photography law

Starting from today, a brand new law in Hungary makes it illegal to click snaps without receiving permission from everyone in the snap. This civil code makes the job of photojournalists and street photographers more complicated and allowing a whole lot of litigation.

This news was first revealed in a leading UK based newspaper. This new law just expands the present code that stops t he publication of snaps without permission. According to reports, the officials of the justice ministry stated that it is merely codifies existing court practice.

However, Hungarian photographers do not agree with this new rule. They call this new rule as vague and obstructive. The actual trouble lies with that word as civil code do not specify what exactly is considered illegal and what is not.

Speaking to a UK based newspaper, a Hungarian photogrphert told that the rules are not clear to him. There are even reports that judges are even privately stating that they have no idea how to judge cases under this new regulation.

The primary issues with the new law are 2 – fold. Well, 1st the code clears the door for any person on the road to register complaints anytime a journalist clicks a snap with them in it. And 2nd, this code further complicates taking snaps of police. Already, journalists have to blur polices’ faces when they click their snaps. Even this law has been under criticism because it keeps police to keep journalists as well as public from recording their actions.

Jan 14

Old City exhibit

Ara Guler, the Turkish photography master’s exhibit named Old City in Istanbul’s Merkur Gallery with colorful views of the city which have not been showed together before, would stay open till Wednesday.

Istanbul, being the city of his birthplace as well as his dreams, Guler’s exhibit has a wide collection of pictures of the city – starting from wooden bay windowed house to fishing boats to bouldering streets to cobblestones pavements – a whole lot of scenes from this Turkish city could be spotted in this exhibit.

Guler told that if his photography of Istanbul had not existed, those old days, would have been forgotten today. There is nothing left from the Old City. The city’s aesthetic has altered. Civilization is going forward, but people have lost sense of beauty.

Following the fashion of great social documentary tradition, Ara Guler invariably intersects literature and cinema with each other in his snaps. He now has a distinguished spot in the world history of photograph. The Photography Annual Antalogy in the United Kingdom had declared him as one of best 7th photographers of world. In the year 1962, he accepted the title Master of Leica from Germany that was offered just to few photographers. Continue reading →

Nov 13

Kelowna wildlife snap wins at the SPCA contest

A pack of Western Bluebirds rested around a bird bath, revealing their colorful feathers as they snuff out their thirst. Laurie Schretlen of Kelowna clicked this stunning snap, catching a personal moment in time which snatched the 1st position in BC SPCAs 2013 Wildlife-in-Focus Photography competition in Backyard Habitats category.

Competition contestants served raise US$ 3900 for wild animals in need in British Columbia, passing on almost seven hundred snaps. BC SPCA manager of wildlife services Sara Dubois told that they live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and are surrounded by such a diversity of wildlife throughout the province. The snaps of their local wild animals that were captured by such a wide range of photographers are absolutely magnificent.

Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats – both categories 1st prize winner would be featured in BC SPCAs AnimalSense magazines spring/summer issue. The top 3 in every category would get a good prize which could have a point-and-shoot camera from Broadway Camera, a handbag from Astrosatchel, a Wild ARC prize pack or even subscriptions to either Canadian Art Magazine or Canadian Geographic Magazine.

Local entrants who got honorable mention were Kelownas Stephen Joseph Richard and Peachlands Tania Simpson.

The competition runs from June till September every year and advocates contestants to actively explore beaches, roadsides, green spaces as well as their own yards to see magnificent images of local wildlife in such close proximity of humans. Local wildlife includes mammals, amphibians, free living birds, fish, reptiles as well as insects but not feral, domestic or exotic animals.

Sep 13

Robert Taylor dies at 73

A Manitoban whose pictures of musk ox, beluga whales, polar bears, prairie bison and great grey owls made him one of America’s foremost photographers has died. Robert Taylor died at the age of seventy three. He breathed his last at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

Robert Taylor was part of a tiny group that served start polar bear tourism in Manitoba. He caught some of the 1st close up polar bear snaps along the coastline of Hudson Bay and worked with entrepreneurs to make tundra buggy tours. Continue reading →

Jul 13

City wildlife photography contest

Galway City Council is now running a wildlife photography contest this summer and they are also inviting new photographers to submit their snaps capturing local flora and fauna wildlife as well as its habitats from across the city. Interested people can submit their best pictures of Galway City wildlife as well as habitats to be in with the scope to win a prize and have their picture published in the new Galway City Biodiversity Action Plan, that will be published sometime later this year.

The two top entries as well as 2 runners up will be given vouchers from the Fahy Foto as well as the Galway Camera Shop. Every entrant whose snaps is published in the program will get annual membership to Irish Wildlife Trust. A selection of photos will be exhibited in Galway City Library on 20th August on Tuesday.

All pictures must be submitted on JPEG format, saved at the highest quality level. The pictures have to be at least 2400 pixels on longest dimension. Entrants can submit more than one snap taken by them. Entries can be in landscape or portrait format. Entries must be sent before 9th August to

A budding photographer, who has sent three photographs of his man utd art, told that this is really great platform to show his talent. On asking whether he is expecting to win or not, he told that this is the very first time when he is taking part in a photography contest and it will be great if he wins.

May 13

Cumbernauld photographer takes top prize

A woman from Cumbernauld has beaten off tough competition to snatch the first place in a well known photography contest. Katrina Martin’s snap of a blackbird utilizing razorwire as a singing perch received 1st prize in environmental impact category on 14th March, on Thursday, at Scottish Seabird Centre’s Nature Photography Awards.

The twenty five year old was nominated in 3 categories at photography awards and her pictures were up against other 84 snaps that were judged by jointly by the public as well as the judge’s panel. On Sunday, Campsie View’s Katrina was handed the prize by Richard Bath, the editor of Scottish Field as well as senior writer for Scotland.

The photographer from Lanarkshire was really shocked to have selected for the award considering the other high standard of entries. She told that she is totally amazed to get the 1st prize. The standard of pictures was very high and she was not expecting this at all. She felt really grateful and honored to the judges for picking up his snaps.

Speaking about the winning snap, she told that even though on first appearances this picture may appear to perpetrate a negative people wildlife issue, it is part of a bigger and much more promising picture. The razorwire which this blackbird is using as a singing perch divides an industrial estate and Cumbernauld Glen Nature Reserve. What really matters in urban environments is the availability of good quality habitat which allows nature and people in harmony.