September 10th, 2014
A collection of prize winning snaps demonstrating the best of Scottish landscape are set to go on exhibit in Inverness. Among the snaps are some describing magnificent Highland wildlife and scenery. The winning snaps from all ten categories of 2013 Scottish Nature Photography Awards would be showcased to the public free of cost.
The contest celebrates landscape, wildlife and nature photography in Scotland. The overall champ is honored with the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year title, won by Donald Cameron this year with his compelling and dramatic seascape, The Boy, clicked at Rattray Head in Aberdeenshire.
The junior award was handed to thirteen year old Gideon Knight from Essex for his snap of a turnstone bird on the Loch Etive shore. The other main prize winner was Daniel Brand, a Falmouth University student, for his snap of wildlife in the Cairngorms during winter.
Niall Irvine, the organizer stated that a whole lot of photographers are drawn to the Highlands and so it is always a pleasure to bring the exhibition to Inverness. There are a few Highland locations amongst the winners and the awards have also attracted sponsorship from businesses in the area.
Also on the exhibits would be a digital display of snaps from Great Camera Challenge, a program operated by Scottish Nature Photography Awards in the year 2013 that gave twelve nature photographers a camera to record snaps over twelve months.
The exhibit would take place in Inverness at the headquarters of the Scottish Natural Heritage in Great Glen House in Leachkin Road.
September 4th, 2014
August 11th, 2014
Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is now taking entries for 11th Annual Nature Photography competition. This is a showcase for few of the most talented and best nature photography on Delmarva. The competition is open to every photographer, including different categories for students. It attracts hundreds and hundreds entries each fall.
There are many categories with several scopes to win awards for photographers of all abilities and ages. Again, this year would feature a special honor for The Beauty of Prime Hook category winners. Photographs would be on display from 18th October to 14th December, starting with a reception for the general public as well as the artists at 12:30 pm, on 18th October, Saturday, during the Discover the Outdoors Day scheduled from 12:30 pm to 4 pm. Again, the viewers would decide the People’s Choice Award that would be handed at the exhibit’s conclusion.
In the nature photography event, the entries show the beautiful and unique landscapes as well as wildlife of Delmarva, wandering from majestic herons, to sun dappled wildflowers to soaring ospreys. The last year’s contest was won by Jerry am Ende of Wilmington with a lovely snap of a belted kingfisher.
To enter in the competition, snaps have to be hand-delivered or mailed to Refuge Office on or before 11th October. The address of the refuge is 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, DE 19968. The Refuge hours are 7:30 am – 4 pm from Monday through Friday and 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Contest entry fee is just US$ 5 for each snap, while 6 entries would cost US$ 25. The fees have to be paid with the submitted snaps. The student entry is totally free.
July 9th, 2014
June 20th, 2014
Marlene Weinstein, a Setauket photographer, is now having a great year. Along with getting a series of awards, she is also showcasing her work at many local art exhibits. Medium is now at the Mills Pond House gallery of the Smithtown Township Arts Council. This showcase is the arts council’s thirty third yearly juried photography exhibit. This is quite unique since it concentrates on showing alternative processes on photography. Marlene told that there are prints on fabric, collages. In fact, Weinstein’s own technique involves painting on digital snaps and she also had 3 pieces in the show. 2 are hand painted and another one is like a sepia tone.
Marlene has a background in computers. She has a bachelor’s and also a master’s degree in computer science. After that, she went back to school for computer graphics at Greenvale’s New York Institute of Technology. While Marlene considered photography her side job, her profession is designing automated phone systems. And she dedicates her spare time to photography.
She is now photographing for more than twenty years. She has also been drawing and painting since she was a kid. she is a Setauket Artists Group member. According to her, when it comes to photography, she is self taught, reading and experimenting.
Most of her subjests are landscapes. She told that she attached to Three Village area, the North Shore of Long Island. She also does a whole lot of still lifes and she sets that up at her home. Two of her snaps in STAC exhibit are of Italy – Tuscan Alleyways and Tuscan Jars.
June 11th, 2014
June 10th, 2014
Photography students of Brattleboro Union High School – Carrie Phoebe Wolfman and Potter Earle earned nominations for Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key awards. Both Carrie and Potter are students in the photography classes of David Mazor at the Brattleboro Union High School.
Sophomore Potter Earle is taking her 1st photography class. She told that she never expected to win an award when she first started taking the class. She did not think her snaps were going to be as good as they actually were. She believes that her photo was serendipitous. She was with her step-mom. They were just driving down the road. She got out and took a couple of photos and one of them came out good and digital techniques let her use the final product.
She took the snap in color but later she changed it to black and white; and, it appeared a lot batter. The background trees overtook the tractor. Her step-sister loved the snaps. Now she believes that she has started to enjoy photography that she did it earlier.
She added that you can do what you want with it. You are capturing a moment in time. You can click a button and you have that image. It makes you see new things and see things from a different view because you are trying to get the coolest shot, the most unique shot.
Carrie told that her snap was an assignment for her class. She, however, took some help from computer software. He snap was Michaela Shea Gander, who was lying on a stool and holding an umbrella. She made it look like she was flying through a storm.