Photography teacher Colin Lavalette just got retired from Lyman Hall High School in June after his long 36 years of service.
But it seems like, retirement was not for him since he got hired again in the same school for teaching his students, but this time it is going to be a part time job for him. He was reappointed on the basis of a vote system and the votes were cast by the members of the Board of Education on 12th September.
While explaining the reason of this reappointment, Mr. Sal Menzo who is presently the school superintendent said that many students enrolled themselves in the photography course that was taught by Colin Lavalette. The students are so many in number that they might not fit into one section. Hence there will be a need for multiple sections of the photography course. Mr. Lavalette has been associated with this institution from 1980 after the completion of his graduation from Southern Connecticut State University. His sections of teaching were yearbook and photography.
According to him, over this long period of time, he has guided around 100 students each year in between his yearbook and photography classes. So the number of his students, if summed up can be around 3,600 in his entire career.
After his retirement, it was his desire and planning to travel with his better half, Mrs. Cindy Lavalette, who is also a working woman. She works as an assistant superintended in the school.
There were rumors that Samsung might pull out of their camera business in the United Kingdom. But now it seems to be true. Earlier this month, the South Korean company ditched their camera business in Germany. Reports suggest that Samsung is phasing out sales of camcorders and digital cameras in the United Kingdom because of decreasing demand.
Samsung reportedly told the CityCard website that they quickly adapt to market demands and needs. In the United Kingdom, they have seen a sustained and gradual decline in demand for standalone camcorders, digital cameras as well as related accessories. This is the reason why they have taken the decision to phase out marketing and sales of these products. This is a local decision, depending on local market terms.
The South Korean company added that they are pulling out of these markets so that they could get a chance to carry on it to a market where the digital cameras and camcorders are still paying off.
Samsung has failed to do good business against the likes of Canon, Nikon, Sony and other players in the sector in Germany and United Kingdom. Industry experts suggest that this camera business is also struggling in other countries as well. Samsung has not been able to go head to head with top players in the digital camera market.
Steve McCurry appears able to enter into the rhythm, and of course the colors, of India. The thirty-seven pictures on display—curated by Lia Zaaloff (Rubin), and Christopher Phillips, (International Center of Photography)—include long-familiar images as well as a few never exhibited earlier. Among the former is “Dust Storm, Rajasthan”, a 1983 image, which depicts a knot of women, covered with red saris, cowering against the fury of the storm.
Mr. McCurry stated that in the strange, dark orange light and the howling wind, beaten-up by dust and sand, they sang and prayed. Life and death seemed to hang in precarious balance. The composition also deals with a brilliant usage of color. The image deals with the spiritual life of India. Several photographs deal in an explicit manner with the composite religious life of the country. There are also snaps of daily life.
Meanwhile, when its new museum is in the making on the Bowery, paid for by Croatian Yacht Charters, the International Center of Photography is showcasing work from their archives in their space at Mana Contemporary art complex located in New Jersey. Mana is a grand former factory which now kepts artists’ galleries, studios, archive and performance space.
International Center of Photography, last year, acquired the Texas African American Photography Archive, sixty-thousand photographs as well as other items gathered by Kaleta Doolin and Alan Govenar. Houston-based photographer Benny Joseph’s works was also included. Benny made his living shooting news photos, portraits, social events as well as advertising.
The adventure of a couple traveling the lovely wildlife of Africa is all set to be documented in a magnificent new photobook. Australian couple Kym, 53, and Tonya Illman, 47, used remote controlled camera equipments, hidden cameras as well as quad-copters among all other things, to depict African wildlife in different paths.
The pair has managed to in with packs of wild dogs, cheetahs, elephants as well as one occasion getting all the attention of a young lion for a snapshot that Mr Illman terms the 'lion selfie.’ They now plan to feature more than hundred and forty of their greatest snaps, with the story behind each one, in Africa on Safari, it is a two hundred and four page book introduced on Kickstarter imminently.
Mr Illman told that they could carry more photographic gear on safari than almost anyone, except perhaps the BBC. People are most intrigued by their remote-controlled camera buggy though.
Mr Illman stated that low and wide angle shots of wild animals are rare clicks. Unlike normal pictures taken from the roof of a vehicle, the horizon is low and the animal looks large as it approaches the hidden camera or buggy. People simply are not used to seeing this perspective.
They have spent more than twenty two weeks in Africa over the last two years. Clicking pictures for the book
A Philippines domestic worker who deals with her second job as a photographer in Hong Kong is all set to leave her job in May as she is looking to pursue her dream career in New York.
Teenry seven year old Xyza Cruz Bacani as been selected as 1of the 7 Human Rights Fellows by Magnum Foundation. She would spend 6 weeks this summer researching at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
The fellowship program target to provide aspiring docu feature photographers the skills and support to go after socially conscious photography in their home nations.
According to reports, Bacani told that her family was overjoyed when the came to know the news. In fact, her parents could not strop from crying. Having their eldest to reach a dream is a big deal for people like us who have nothing. She grew up in poverty in Nueva Vizcaya in Philippines. When she was just nineteen, she left the school to become a domestic worker in Hong Kong.
She does not have any formal training in photography. However, her black and white scenes have caught the imagination of several in social mediums.
Beijing-based documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin told that for her to get this fellowship would literally change her life - not just her photography, but also her life. She might be able to leave domestic work for good. In fact, she is uniquely placed to tell the story of her community.
This week, the Amateur Photographer magazine, celebrates hundred and thirty years in print along with a historic 130th Anniversary issue. The themed contents of the issue include hundred and thirty important photo tips as well as United Kingdom’s top 130 places for taking snaps.
Nigel Atherton, the editor of Amateur Photographer stated that in the year 1884, the year Dr Kellogg patented flaked cereal and George Eastman patented film on a roll, Amateur Photographer entered the world as ‘a popular journal devoted to the interests of photography and kindred arts and sciences.’
He added: ‘In the 130 years since, it has witnessed every major development in photography and become one of the most famous and respected photographic magazines in the world.’
A whole lot of well known figures like George Bernard Shaw and David Bailey had written for this publication. Since the very first issue, Amateur Photographer has published 6600 covers which are showcased in a gallery in 130th Anniversary issue of the magazine, showcasing alterations in the magazine over the years.
The 130th photo tips are incorporated in a supplement with the bumper 108-page issue this week, dated 11th October 2014. Amateur Photographer’s 130th supplement cover all aspects of photography including wildlife and landscapes.
In t he meantime, United Kingdom’s top 130 places for taking snaps were chosen by professional photographers, the magazine’s editorial team as well as the readers. Nigel said that photography in 2014 would be unrecognizable to those who practiced it in the year 1884 – not only in the cameras and processes used in its creation but the ways in which it is shared and the sheer ubiquity of imagery.
Snaps of South Texan flora, fauna and wildlife were clicked and sent in to be judged by 3 experts of photography very recently. The Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo Competition 2014 winners have been declared. Top snapper in Division I is Catarina Galindo, while Division II is topped by Quinn Sullivan and Division III's top snapper is Daena Ciomperlik. Each photographer has won US$ 100, and their snaps would be a part of an exhibit which would be featured around Rio Grande Valley.
The highest scoring snappers were Gabriella Torres for Division II and Gene Vaughan for Division III, each with nearly perfect. They each had nearly perfect score - twenty nine out of thirty. Debralee Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Valley Land Fund, told that US$ 5000 total was handed to photographers who placed 1st through 3rd in 3 divisions as well as 8 categories. The snaps are judged on a variety of standard, including technical excellence, originality, overall impact, artistic merit and composition.
3 judges were responsible for selecting the cream of the crop. Copy Zone's Tony Corso, who is a members of the Valley Land Fund board, and he is very familiar with nature photography. The other two were Keely Lewis, a retired photography instructor, and Karine Aigner, a former senior picture editor for the National Geographic Kids Magazine. The snaps have been on display at the Quinta Mazaltlán earlier this week, but the showcase would soon be moved.
Rodriguez told that typically, they go to PalmFest, the schools, public libraries; and therefore, they go on a tour through the month of December. Officially, they start tour o1st October.
Onsite Green Screen Photography Services and Social Media Integrated is now being put up by Professional Images Photography conventions, events, tradeshows of all sizes as well as expos across the nation along with the Convention Photography Services.
More marketing scopes through the digital photography technology is in high demand as well as the clients of Professional Images Photography are lining up for this significant and unique service to make new leads or just engage with present clients.
A snap is instantly printed out and a mail sent live with a branded message along with a snap. Attendee offers a twitter handle which is integrated with the twitter message of the client. The picture is uploaded live to client. This is exactly the brand new battlefield which makes the difference of being noticed at any tradeshow, expo, convention and event.
A lot of groups are now utilizing this service with flexibility as well as ease of incorporating any background without traditional waiting on the production. Event photography is very significant to any organization which wants to spread their service, product or message. Professional Images Photography has the ability to deliver this service which serves the need to capture leads in the form of emails, Facebook likes and Twitter handles.
When we think of GIF pictures, we think of the never ending sequences of coiling motion. Most people treat this as humorous viral content instead of a respectable art form. Still, the hypnotic movement of GIFs has been getting some favor from the artistic community. Now, one of the top in the world London's Saatchi Gallery has collaborated with Google+ to dig into their more reflective side.
They gathered some impressive judges like, artists Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman and Shezad Dawood, film director Baz Luhrmann, and Saatchi Gallery chief executive officer Nigel Hurst for Motion Photography Prize, which is the very first worldwide contest for artists who were working with animated GIF pictures.
More than four thousand people from fifty two nations entered their work that fitted into 6 categories. Those are – lifestyle, action, night, urban, landscape and people. The top gong was received by creative director Christina Rinaldi, a Brooklyn native, whose stunning GIF of a window cleaner in New York City attracted the viewers.
American photographer and film director Cindy Sherman was attracted to Rinaldi's work’s vibrancy. She stated that this almost transcends the GIF medium by turning the soapy water into brushstrokes; therefore, it appears more like making a painting.
Rinaldi added that selecting motion was crucial rather than still photography. She was inspired by his texture of the suds and brush strokes. She watched him as if he was a performance artist. She quickly became enamored with his efficient rhythm.
Adventure Travel Show that lineaments a series of travel photography seminars, is all set to take place at the Olympia in London on 25th and 26th Jan, 2014. Offered in collaboration with the Wanderlust Travel Magazine, all these seminars are channeled by Lyn Hughes, the magazine's founder as well as Phoebe Smith, the editor.
On 25th January, An Adventure Travel Film Festival is all set to take place featuring a series of splendid independent travel adventure documentary films. One must keep in mind that the film evening and seminar tickets are individually priced.
This is a huge scope to plunge yourself in a weekend of Adventure travel inspiration as well as find out the track level experiences with a huge collection of travel operators under one roof. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, one of the greatest living explorer in the world would also be there. You would also be able to listen to talk sessions in four theaters from guide book writers, industry experts, expedition leaders as well as explorers who would help you to uncover your real adventure.
This is a huge opportunity to meet top travel operators at the same place and would be given proper advice on everything starting from exploratory travels to exclusive expeditions, epic journeys, trekking, walking, overland trips as well as several other things.
The exhibit is billed up as the best for their magnificent talk line ups. Here, you can learn new thing and simply sharpen your skills.