Today, I am featuring a video by National Geographic about the book "Simply Beautiful Photographs". I've personally bought the book a few years ago and it is available for reading and viewing at the DPC Campus and Studio. It contains high impact photographs by National Geographic photographers. The book is a "must-have" for anyone who are interested in travel photography, or simply beautiful photographs (pun intended).
The Photo Critic Shot of the Month for August goes to Michael Blain for his atmospheric shot "Clearing the Coal Box".
Like last month, two winners shares the spoils with the Photo Critic SOTM competition. Here they are: Doctor Leon for his stunning sunset silhouette "Op Patrollie" (On Patrol) and Ursula Koekemoer, with her composite landscape "Lonely Trees".
Photo Critic's Shot of the Month Competition for June has been won by Sandra Van Heerden for her fantastic landscape "Morning Mist".
In the morning hours of South African time the Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera was launched with much hype. The EOS 70D succeeds the rather "ordinary" 60D and it does so with an explosion of new features. From the specs, it will be a worthy rival to Nikon's D7100, but I would have to get my hand on one in order to prevent unfair assumptions.
This month's Photo Critic Shot of the Month goes to Tiaan Reyneke for his image "The day after tomorrow". Winning the Shot of the Month, he receives a 1-Day Photography Workshop of his choice from DPC.
Andreas Gursky's, Rhein II was sold at Christie's, New York for a whopping 4.3 Million USD on November 8, 2011. This makes it the world's most expensive photograph to date!
January month’s, Photo Critic, shot of the month competition, goes to winner Johnny Barrington for his photograph titled "The End Of The Day". This image wins him a free (1) one-day photography workshop with DPC!
Steve MCurry shoots the last Roll of Kodachrome... For some, including legendary National Geographic photographer, Steve McCurry, this marks the end of an era and the memory is bittersweet. He loads the film into his 35mm camera and takes it out on a trip, halfway around the world...
This is one of those BIG surprises. Adobe decided to roll back a few years and offer Photoshop CS2 again. The catch is.... This time it is FOR FREE! If you're not using a newer generation of Photoshop, or still complaining that Adobe Photoshop Elements don't offer a patch tool; then this is your chance. Head over to Adobe's website and download CS2. In fact, the whole Photoshop CS2 Creative Suite is available including serial numbers, for both for Windows and Mac. Eat your heart out!
I've come across this beautiful video by world renowned, realist painter and artist, Nelson Shanks. Nelson Shanks created paintings of some of the most important people in the world. I know this is not a painting website, but after all, the definition of photography is "to paint with light". I often teach that we learn to shoot better portraits by looking at the paintings of old and contemporary masters. Through their paintings, they often teach us how to capture light, emotion, drama, mood and atmosphere. As photographers, we should not shy away from finding inspiration by studying the work of other artists and see how we can mimic it by using our cameras creatively.
December month’s, Photo Critic, shot of the month competition, goes to shared winners Mike Tagg for his photograph titled “Boy At Religious Festival In Kathmandu“ and Tinus Beyers for his photograph titled "B-Fly" . These images win them a free (1) one-day photography workshop with DPC!
Photo Critic's 2012 Shot of the Year Photo Competition Winner is... Matthew Copham !!! Congratulations on capturing this outstanding photograph! This one-in-a-million moment you've photographed surely deserves the honor of being named Shot of the Year...
Steve McCurry has been appointed to shoot the 2013 Pirelli Calendar in Rio de Janeiro. Steve describes Rio as the best cityscape in the world. Traditionally, the Pirelli Calendar consists of nude photographs. He decided to bring something "new" and fresh to the franchise. This time shooting the gorgeous women in the normal hustle and bustle of Rio, with their clothes on! Check out the YouTube video below...
Found this inspirational video on Vimeo. It was shot entirely on the new Sony Alpha 99, which is an expressive still camera and after this video convinced that it is just as good for shooting video...
The marvellous film-maker, portrait and fashion photographer, Rankin shoots with the new Leica-S for S Magazine. The story is featured on the Leica Blog. Check out the video below.
Zena Holloway is an underwater photographer, boasting with a number of fantastic photo collections for clients such as Dazed & Confused, FT, GQ, Schon, Tatler, 125, Sunday Times, Nike, George Jensen, Sony, Elle Style Awards, Herbal Essences and Kylie Minogue. Here's a few samples of her fashion and beauty photographs: