Another film recommendation. National Geographic photographer James Balog set out to complete his "Extreme Ice Survey" and his film was presented at the Sundance film festival in 2012. He set up over 50 cameras in 3 continents to measure the retreat of the world's glaciers. After all of the camera's failed he had to set them up all over again. The time-lapse photography records the deaths of this giant glaciers. He also has done a TED talk worth watching. "Chasing Ice" was on Netflix for a while. Mandatory watching for anyone who cares about this planet.
In 2009 John Maloof went to a contents sale in Chicago. He was hoping to find some historical photos of the area, and stumbled upon box after box of negatives, and thousands of rolls of undeveloped colour and black and white film. It was the work of Vivian Maier, an enigmatic, notoriously private person who worked as a nanny. She always had a Rolleiflex twin reflex camera around her neck. Now hailed as one of the great street photographers of the 20th century, a number of books have come out featuring her work. John Maloof is currently trying to get her work included in some of the great galleries, but MOMA for example will not accept her work, as it is being printed posthumously. If you get a chance to see his movie "Finding Vivian Maier", I highly recommend it.
David DuChemin, a world-renowned photographer, sustained multiple injuries in a fall in Italy when he was scouting out a shot and slipped and fell down thirty feet. Broken ankles, fractured wrist, a fractured hip were some of the injuries. He is lucky to be alive. This happened back in 2011, and he is still having surgery.
He has number of wonderful books, some of which I own, and frequently epubs. Visit his site, wish him well !
This makes my broken ankle look like nothing.
More info on what he calls "The Italian Incident".
I think I could make through a metal detector:) Still healing though. Never break your ankle. It is a tough recovery.
This is one of my most recent x-rays. I hope just be able to walk normally, hike, and photograph like I used to! Wish me well!
This started out as a pretty conventional shot, but the flow and the colours were pretty, so it was a good choice to further enhance the image. I must mention I use Photoshop CS6.
First of all I put it through a filter called Fractalius (by Redfield) a very reasonably priced filter, and lots of fun. This gave the flowers edge definition with a white outline. The opacity was reduced.
I then create a new layer using the Control>Shift>Alt>E keys. On this next layer I went to Filter>Filter Gallery>Distort>Glass Filter.
I was lucky enough to witness this beautiful and amazing spectacle in Mexico. The birds arrived just after sunset and just before sundown, like clockwork, everyday. It is like a huge organic wave made up of thousands of starlings. This particular murmuration takes place in the UK. Thanks to George for the video!
Insider Secrets of the Print-On-Demand Industry ~ (POD) (From Fine Art of America) ~ Jackie
The internet is filled with hundreds of companies that offer to help you sell prints of your images and earn income as an artist / photographer.
Fine Art America (fineartamerica.com) is one of those companies.
An article from the Guardian newspaper in England. Thanks to my friend Jim for sending me this.
Thought provoking video from David Attenborough. Thanks to my friend George who shared this with me.
An important lesson from a National Geographic Editor. Another heads up from my friend George.
I was excited to find out yesterday that my image, "Waiting for the Little Prince", was chosen as the Image of the Year (Out of the Box Category) at BirdPhotographers.net . This is one of my favourite images of all time and there is a tutorial in this blog on how to create a mini-world.
BirdPhotographers.net is a great site and you will improve your photography skills with great critiques, and posts from other members. Also it is only $20 dollars/year. Quite a bargain.