When Landscape Photography Goes Wrong

There’s no better feeling in the world for a landscape photographer than watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset light up the sky with an array of colors. There’s no worse feeling than not being able to take advantage of that lighting and going home empty-handed.

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Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest now open

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15.

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2018 Custom PC Guide for Photography and Video

2018 Custom PC Guide for Photography and Video

Last week Apple introduced new MacBook Pro models and the prices already initiated discussions. Maybe it is still better to build a custom PC for getting the bang for the buck.

Without a doubt, the newly introduced MacBook Pro and iMac Pro are great computers, but they are not the best. For the last couple of years, upgrading is impossible on MacBook Pros, and this doesn’t seem to be changed on the new releases. Also, the pricing strategy on customizing is ridiculous as RAM and hard drive prices doubles when you want to upgrade. Apple is already charging for the base components, however for each upgrade, you need to pay more than the actual price of the component. This has been an Apple classic for a long time, and I don’t think even the newly introduced 6-core processors will save the brand’s reputation.

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As she battled and beat cancer, Kathryn Dyer found peace and passion through photography

In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama’s Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer Kathryn Dyer. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband bought a camera for them to share and take Kathryn’s mind off her battle with cancer through nature photography sessions.

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International Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards open for entries

Overall Winner: Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year: Noor Ahmed Gelal, Bangladesh. Praying with Food. Breaking the fast in congregation. A section of the Hindu community is preparing to break the day-long fast in one of the local temples at Swamibag, Dhaka, Bangladesh. They believe their fasting will redeem their sins.

The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers from anywhere in the world, and is the largest competition of its kind.

In 2019 there are two new categories, including for the very first time the Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer to show how celebration of this great life event is marked with food and feasting across the world. While the Food Stylist Award will reward the talent of those who put so much skill in to creating styled food photographs.

The judging panel for 2019 includes new jurists Claire Hyman, eminent photography collector Rahul Singh, President, National Restaurant Association of India, Per Anders Jorgensen, Scandinavia’s food photographer and founder of Fool magazine, Jock Zonfrillo, top Australian chef in World’s Top 50 Restaurants, Lucy Pike, Head of Photography, We Transfer Donal Skehan, chef/blogger, Ireland and New York Tom and Harry chef and producer of Twisted, the Facebook channel for cooking, Charlie Stebbings.

Entries close on 10 February 2019. You can enter the awards here.

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Photographer fights fear, anxieties from behind the camera lens

Melanie Parent's "A Distance Nearer Home" photography

For more than 20 years, fear and anxiety ruled Melanie Parent’s life.

The northwest Louisiana native avoided going out in public whenever possible, afraid of what dangers may lie in wait for her outside.

“I wouldn’t leave the house. I wouldn’t travel. I was afraid of going on trips,” Parent said. “I was afraid of getting into a car accident.”

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