September 1, 2011
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From Lightstalking and By Jacob Maentz I thought this was a very useful post and telling stories with your camera is so much more satisfying than just taking pictures
“There are numerous things to think about and often challenges to overcome when working on a photo documentary. Here are eight useful tips that I believe will make the process easier and help you create more compelling and powerful stories.”.…more
August 26, 2011
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Tom Dinning is a bit special, his blog is always interesting, he is not big on equipment but is huge on ideas. His photography is a way of talking to you, sometimes his posts are specific and sometimes, as with this, telling a story.
Many people struggle to know what to photograph, if you need a prod or poke to get you going then telling a story is a good start. Just going out with a camera and hoping a story will happen is a bit unrealistic. You have to think about your story before, maybe make notes of the areas you will need to photograph to convey your ideas and purpose. A story can be as simple as how to do something, I blogged about one photographer who made a picture essay on wine making, if you missed it have a look here.
Tom Dinning has taken a different approach he has remembered when he was 6 and how it felt to be taken to the city (Sydney) by his father and has photographed how it left a lasting impression. Always the success of Tom’s work is the way he makes it personal his pictures and essays are generally about his response and for that reason always enchanting and up close. Do have a look at this post on Tom’s blog site and make something personal of your own.
“Today I am six years old again. I am dressed in my best Sunday attire. Shoes polished, hair slicked back in the style of my father who guides me through the stations as we approach the city. ‘Three more stops,’ he assures me. I’m in no hurry. This journey will last all day and into the rest of my life.” …….more here
“People stand on street corners like they always did.”…..
“Back then there was little of the shine and gloss of a modern city. It was brass and sandstone, tiled walls and awnings that sheltered us from the Sun in the summer or the winter rain.”….
June 3, 2011
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Frank Uyttenhove is an exceptionally talented photographer and film director. He has an extensive career, which has seen many interesting projects and many awards.
The main theme in Frank’s varied work is the continuous presence of subtle emotion, and he has truly mastered this technique. His ability to give people direction, his amazing photo manipulation skills and his attention to detail, are the reason he can tell a whole story in one picture...more
May 31, 2011
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TPOTY is the photo contest that’s run by photographers for photographers. It’s open to photographers from all countries; amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, we have categories to suit you all! And it’s judged by leading photography experts and offers fantastic prizes from our very supportive sponsors, including travel adventures, photographic equipment and photography tuition.
But it’s not just about prizes – TPOTY is about getting amazing international exposure for your work. Winning and other highly-placed images appear in the beautiful TPOTY ‘Journey’ series of books and are exhibited at our exhibitions at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). There is a BBC video with winning images including this from Luke Duggleby
The winning images from the 2011 will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) in London during June and July 2012 as London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The Society gallery is situated close to Hyde Park on the newly pedestriaised Exhibition Road, adjacent the Science, Victoria & Albert and Natural History museums. It will provide a fabulous, high profile international showcase for the winning photographers. More information is available here
Remember we run a Travel Photography course starting 9th June, this might be just what you need to be one of the winners of this fantastic competion
February 4, 2011
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Darcy Padilla’s award-winning 18-year project documents the life and death of one woman, capturing in miniature the plight of America‘s ‘permanent poor’
“In November, Darcy Padilla, a San Francisco-based documentary photographer, was awarded the 2010 W Eugene Smith award in humanistic photography. The award, which includes a $30,000 grant, is bestowed annually on a photographer who upholds the tradition of what the judges describe as Smith’s “concerned photography and dedicated passion”. Padilla certainly fits the bill.” From the Guardian
Life … a doctor holds Julie’s baby, Elyssa, for her to see. Photograph: Darcy PadillaIn November, Darcy Padilla, a San Francisco-based documentary photographer, was awarded the 2010 W Eugene Smith award in humanistic photography
. The award, which includes a $30,000 grant, is bestowed annually on a photographer who upholds the tradition of what the judges describe as Smith’s “concerned photography
and dedicated passion”. Padilla certainly fits the bill.
From the Guardian…