September 10th, 2014
Eddie Hanson has always seen the world with the eyes of a photographer, since his dad presented him his very first camera around sixty years ago – it was a Burke & James 2 ¼ × 3 ¼ – as well as twenty seconds of instructions on how to use it.
He was eleven year old that time. Hanson ran down to Social Street’s Yvonne’s camera shop where the kind man who used to sit behind the counter showed him how to insert the film as well as adjust the lens settings.
Hanson told that after that he went over to old St. James Hotel and began taking snaps from the veranda, and he fell in love with it. Having that camera in his hand felt very natural, like he had always done it.
He has studied the various parts of the camera and also read as much as he could regarding photography, knowing about depth, composition and light. More than that he also had the great fortune of being called for under the wing of a pro newspaper photographer who used to work for Woonsocket Call at that point of time.
Eddie Hanson told that as he walked up to him while he was taking snaps one day and said ‘hey, you look like you know what you’re doing.’ After that he took him up to the photo room of the Call and he taught him how to develop negative to prints. That point, he realized that photography and camera were to be with him for the rest of his life and he just kept on doing it.
July 7th, 2014
Two residents of the North Shore have their snaps on display at Canadian Museum of Nature located in Ottawa, Canada, as part of Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibit. The 6th edition of this yearly show, which started on 16th May, features twenty five winning snaps from the Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest 2013, arranged by the Canadian Geographic in collaboration with the museum.
West Vancouver’s Geoffrey Shuen was a runner-up in In Flight category for his snap named Fly by Delivery of a barn swallow fetching food to her young. North Vancouver’s Lauren Nicholl was also a 2nd spot holder in In Flight category for her snap of an owl reconnoitering out a meal on a March afternoon at the Boundary Bay. Tim Hensel from Cheshire won the best wedding photography prize.
The winners, 2nd spot holders as well as other honorable references were chosen from thousands of entries handed to the Canadian Geographic. The snaps would be on display till 1st September. The photographs can also be seen on the internet at – wpy13.canadiangeographic.ca.
Meanwhile, nature photography lovers can have their opinion heard in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition’s People’s Choice category. 50 photographs that are pre-selected by the judges from over forty one thousand entries, are being put up for an online vote. The top position holder of People’s Choice Award would be declared at Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards evening. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit goes on display at the Natural History Museum in London on October 24. Later it would embark on an international tour.
June 20th, 2014
Duchess Sanctuary, outside Oakland in Oregon, held a photography workshop recently to let the amateur photographers the scope to get the beauty of wildflowers, horses and rolling hills that make up Duchess.
The weather, this spring, could not have been more complete as 7 amateur photographers joined Jennifer Kunz as well as pro photographer Shanon Goodwin for a few lovely hours in the pastures along with the Duchess horses. Goodwin offered technical backing as well as guidance while Kunz informed the participants about the sanctuary and the horses.
After introductions as well as some visiting, the bunch first headed up a grass-covered hillside to come across the Light Herd, a bunch of around forty smaller horse breeds like mustangs as well a Quarter Horses. The green grass, slightly overcast skies and white daisies combined to offer stunning backdrops. The horses were very curious seeing so many people in their pasture. The followed people, sniffed cameras and also played with whatever equipment they could get a hand onto.
A little break let everyone to rest for a few minutes. After that, the group headed to the top of the ridge to meet Big Herd. From top on the ridge, people can literally watch for miles around. Taking pictures, sharing stories and relishing the quiet, people in the bunch were really thrilled with this new experience. Later they talked about their wonderful experience and great time.
May 14th, 2014
April 29th, 2014
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a unique exhibit arranged by National Geographic Channel in South Africa. The exhibit showcases various selections of wildlife snaps. Now in its forty-ninth year, the exhibit would start from 2nd April, Tuesday, and would go on till 30th June, Monday at DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History in Pretoria.
The event would see South African photographers take the lion’s share of the awards in different categories. Greg du Toit got the overall award along with his photograph named Essence of Elephants that featured in the Animal Portraits. Isak Pretorius was the ‘Behaviour: Birds’ category winner with ‘Sticky Situation’; while Brent Stirton got the highly spatted Wildlife Photojournalist Award.
March 18th, 2014