The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit, now in its 51st year, from Natural History Museum of London is being presented at the Chavonnes Battery Museum (V&A Waterfront), 1st December, Tuesday. Earlier this year, Prince Harry, who is on his South Africa tour, with VIP guests including British High Commissioner Judith Macgregor and Premier Helen Zille were regaled to a private viewing of this year’s magnificent pictures.
The world-renowned exhibit is on loan from London’s Natural History Museum in London – featuring interesting animal behavior to stunning wild landscapes – and would be on showcase in Cape Town till 15th April, 2016. Thereafter it would go to Johannesburg in May and then to Durban later in 2016.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, funded by PlainSailing, is one of the highly regarded photography events, offers a great global platform for photographers. It presents the natural world’s most challenging and astonishing sights for more than fifty years – and this year there are thirteen photographs by South African Finalists and Winners for the different categories featured.
Pretoria based wildlife photographer Morkel Erasmus has been recently lauded London’s Natural History Museum for his black and white photograph showing an elephant calf framed perfectly between its mother’s legs.
Though Morkel’s snapshot would not be considered for WPY grand prize, it was one of about hundred photos out of fifty-thousand entries to be commended by the Natural History Museum. Sophie Dandridge, the event organizer, said that they are proud to bring this inspirational exhibition of the best wildlife photos in the world to South Africa for the 8th year running.
During April, Vineland Public Library would feature a photography showcase named Travels – Photography on the Go by Nathan Farbman. Well, the man purchased his very first camera while working with US Army in Vietnam. He was in a recon unit where he got air miles for frequent missions in the Central Highlands and was handed an Air Medal.
He had expected to click the pictures of highlands and a lot more of this beautiful nation before he was discharged from the Army in 1967. After that he traveled through Scandinavia, Western Europe and the Soviet Union. That was the time when the seed for future travel was rooted. He told that he wanted to see the world, its art, its architecture as well as meet their people. Continue reading →
Even though ‘collaging’ photo has been quite popular on Instagram for sometime now, if you wanted to blend multiple photos into a single square frame, then you had to depend on to a 3rd party application such as Diptic or Pic Collage to do it.
One negative aspect of these 3rd party platforms is that they often had a limited number of styles to break the frame and you had to apply a border to break your snapshots. Today Instagram started a photography collage application of their own named Layout that is presently available just for iOS.
When opened, the very first thing the application asks you to do is to select the snaps that you would prefer to add in your collage – a great departure from the 3rd party applications that asks you to select your grid first. Users will be able to select up to nine snapshots and when you select – the app will give you options as how to arrange the snaps. It also eliminates the borders that offer a clearer look. Continue reading →