Self-Taught Professional Photographer Finds Success in Spite of Making a Late Start

Peter Barnes, a passionate photographer, shares that it was during his student life in high school that the idea of trying his hands in photography crossed his mind for the very first time.

At the age of 17, when he acquired his camera, he could not think that this would be his passion and profession at the same time. He kept on practicing and slowly developed his own style of photography.

According to Peter Barnes, he was not concerned about having his own style, but with time he saw that he found one. Presently he is pretty confident about having a modern yet clear style of photography.

He has been getting a lot of offers to take photographs, and one of the memorable experiences is to shoot his favorite music band Lights. Since the management of the band as looking for a photographer with a different perspective towards photography, Peter Barnes got the chance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wildlife photographer magnificent photo of a heron

You know the feeling when you like a fish dinner. This is what has been happening to this hungry heron which was saved on camera snapping up as well as devouring their dinner. It was a huge fish and it thrashed their body repeatedly from side to side in a bid to escape. But it was trapped in the beak of a hungry heron without any chance of survival – and it seems to have been swallowed whole.

The breathtaking snap of a deadly battle was clicked by John Scamell, a Southampton wildlife photographer, who often sees nature in the raw. Earlier this year, he took the picture of a seal eaten a tasty snack in view of people straying in a block.

The marine mammal was swimming on River Itchen near in Southampton when it saw the perfect meal and then it wasted no time in cheering its hunger. Mr Scamell clicked the picture of the seal from the balcony of his 3rd floor flat in Priory Avenue.

But the sixty three year old had to travel to the border of Hampshire-Dorset to click his newest dramatic shots. He was making up one of his monthly visits to Blashford Lakes, located near Ringwood, when a grey colored heron swooped into full and it started looking for its next food. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brit Wildlife Photography Awards is open for entries

The prestigious photography contest – British Wildlife Photography Awards – is now open to get entries. Well, this is your grand scope to secure this prestigious award, along with a cash prize of # 5000, as well as reach millions and millions through national exposure. Along with these, you will also be able to play a positive role to help raise awareness when it come UK wildlife as well as celebrate the natural heritage of the country.

Winners as well as commended entrants would have their work exhibit in a touring showcase as well as stunning book, and would be asked to an exclusive Awards event in London, United Kingdom. The contest is open till 2nd May, 2015.  There are sixteen categories including urban wildlife, animal behavior, habitat, marine life, animal portraits, the hidden secret world which lies in the undergrowth as well as a special honor for wildlife in HD Video (sponsored by Sky).

Also, there are 2 junior categories as well as a school honor – to encourage young people to link with nature via photography. Wildlife Trusts that sponsor habitats category are asking photographers to click the magic of United Kingdom habitats as well as the wildlife. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nature photography photographing waterfowl

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Sad demise of photography teacher, Richard Stromberg

The noted photography teacher, Richard Stromberg, 66, died of pancreatic cancer on the 7th of November, 2014, at Presence St.Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.

This news had been confirmed by his wife Heidi Levin. Richard Stromberg pursued his career in photography as an assistant to photographers. He was a teacher for a period of more than 45 years and throughout his career he assisted people in developing their understanding towards photography. He started a program in photography at the Jane Addams Center at Belmont Avenue and Broadway in 1969 where he taught till 2002. When this building was sold by the Hull House Association he started the Chicago Photography Center where knowledge was imparted on the basic photography skills. Mr. Stromberg highly stressed on building a psychological and aesthetic relation between the photographer and his subject of photography.

Stromberg’s methods of teaching were unique. He encouraged his students to take photographs of strangers with respect and in an elegant way. His students took photographs of their classmates. He wanted his students to form a level of comfort with the camera and understand their abilities. He later left the Chicago Photography Center and started Richard Stromberg’s Chicago Photography Classes. He even worked as a photojournalist when he was not teaching in the late 1970s. He was known for his perfections and eye for detail. He would never shut his lenses till he attained the high standards of his photographs. A former reporter and editor Tom Brune said that Mr. Stromberg taught photographers to see though their lens and identify the person in front of them.

His Levin said that he was liked by all for his immense knowledge and generous nature. She further mentioned that his current studio mostly portrays works of his students and not his own. His dedication to work can be determined from the fact that he had taken classes till a week before his death. A tribute to the life and work of this creative genius will be paid at his photographic school in Ravenswood in -December.

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Nature Photography

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Nikon D3200 nature photography w/ a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm lens

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Nature Photography Workshop – Cloning in Adobe Photoshop

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