Four photographers have been honored for their efforts in clicking wildlife on camera. The North East Wildlife Photography 2014 contest was organized by the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the Great North Museum: Hancock, Tees Valley, Durham and Northumberland Wildlife Trusts attracted more than one thousand entries.
Middlesbrough’s Ted Ways entitled his snap of a shag The Stare. It was the runner-up in the Wildlife in Landscape category, winning a Speyside Wildlife Viewing Hide Workshop as well as a subscription to the Birdwatching Magazine. He stated that clicked on Staple Island off the coast of Northumberland back in June. The European Shag was staying with a colony of guillemot’s in the back ground, when he spotted it looking directly at his camera, the Farnes are a magnificent place to do some wildlife photography.
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust reserve Coatham Marsh featured in Lauren Forster’s close up snap of Common Blue Butterflies mating. Clicked during one of Lauren’s several visits to the wild reserve, she was the runner up in young person’s category and snatched a pair of Opticron binoculars.
Guisborough’s Lauren told that she is over the moon to be a winner in the contest and she came across the butterflies at the marsh and spent some time attempting to get just the perfect snap and she was very very pleased with her result. This year, there was a new category of flora and fauna with artistic effects. Hartburn’s Joyce Scott won the prize in this cetegory.
Dave Burlison, a talented photographer, snap happy after he won a series of awards. Dave, who runs the Burlison Photography with Janice, his wife, from a converted barn located on Apsley Estate, in Hurstbourne Priors, has won each category where he entered in Master Photographers’ Association’s Photography Awards.
The contest is open to full time members of Master Photographers Association – United Kingdom’s only trade body which is exclusively for pro wedding, commercial and portrait photographers. Dave, who is the recommended photographer for Highclere Castle events – the home of ITV’s Downton Abbey – was very successful in 6 categories – commercial, portrait, press/PR, wedding photographer, fashion as well as wedding album design.
In the wedding class, an accomplished photographer snatched the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spot. Also, he was also called the Photographer of the Year. Dave told that it was really magnificent, as they won each category they went in for, and they have not entered the awards before.
He added that to be members of the Master Photographers’ Association, you have to be earning your living as a photographer, and be qualified, and it is the only organization in the country to have those standards. Photographers that belong to it are going to be the best. Therefore, to win all categories they went in for was really unbelievable. It is a huge honor.
Over one lakh photographers from hundred and sixty six nations gave their snaps in the Sony World Photography Awards 2014. The subjects of the photographs range from a line of a pride of lions walking across the Serengeti national park to beautiful Israeli landscapes.
After months of selection and narrowing down, now, the World Photography Organization has declared Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, an American photographer the as the winner of L’Iris d’Or, i.e. the Sony World Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year.
Speaking about her prize, she told that she is totally stunned; there was such extraordinarily strong work, she figured there was no way she could win – she was just excited to receive one award. She is completely overwhelmed. Her photograph series named Shane and Maggie also won in Contemporary Issues category.
The winners in the fourteen categories were also declared. The groups were –Arts & Culture, Campaign, Architecture, Conceptual, Contemporary Issues, Landscape, Lifestyle, Current Affairs, Nature & Wildlife, Sport, Still Life, Travel, People and Portraiture.
The photos of the finalists are currently being displayed at Somerset House till 18th May in London and would be published in Sony World Photography Awards book.