The PSSA National Congress 2012 is being held at Club Mykonos from 25-31 August 2012. Having seen a teaser of the great photographers that will be presenting, it’s worth your while to attend. But with such a stunning venue it’s sure to fill up fast so book early to avoid disappointment. See the PSSA site for more info or download a copy of the registration form, which includes some accommodation suggestions, using the link below.
The Light Stalking blog posted an interesting article that begins;
It has been a very active week online in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been interacting with photographers and combing for links to the very best content to share with everyone here. This weeks list contains a great series of tutorials, photography and blogs to enjoy by some of the industry leaders. We certainly hope you have a great time going through this list.
Here are the projected image winners from the May competition for which the set subject was Backlit.
|Early Morning Mist||Early Morning With Friends||Chopper|
|George Frangs||Elsa van Zyl||Paddy Howes|
|Rainbow||Sossus||After the Storm|
|Paddy Howes||Nigel Mudge||Eric Sumner|
The full list of projected image scores can be found in this PDF document
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Dear Ms Nettie Warncke,
It’s nearly that time again – only a few weeks left before we close the Environmental Photographer of the Year for another year.
As always, we appreciate the enormous help you provide through telling your contacts, friends and colleagues about the competition, so would really appreciate you reminding them that the deadline for entries is 31st July 2010.
The categories are:
The Natural World
Quality of Life
Innovation in the Environment (New for 2010)
The Underwater World (New for 2010)
A View From the Western World (New for 2010)
Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 16 & Under 21)
Winners share a prize fund of £5,000, and all winning and highly commended entries are displayed in the free Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition – to be launched on 25th October in Mayfair, London. Copyright is retained by the photographer.
Thank you again for your help and I look forward to announcing the winners in September.
Emily Doyle / Press and Marketing Officer
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM),15 John Street, London, WC1N 2EB. Tel: 020 7831 3110. Website: www.ciwem.org. Registered Charity No. 1043409
CIWEM is an independent professional body and a registered charity, advancing the science and practice of water and environmental management for a clean, green and sustainable world.
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Iziko Museum, Company Gardens, Cape Town. Until 13th March 2010.
I visited the exhibition recently and marvelled at most of the photographs. Being a bit of a photographic purist, I could not appreciate the 2008 and 2009 winners receiving accolades for photographs that had been ’organised’ by the setting off of trap-beams, instead of physically pressing the shutter.
The winner this year ‘Storybook Wolf’ has now been disqualified because it is believed that the animal was a ‘tame’ one … an explanation follows:
Wildlife Photographer’s storybook
wolf has sad end
The Natural History Museum has disqualified the winner of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2009 prize
The stunning picture of an extremely rare Iberian wolf jumping a gate, which won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2009, has been disqualified after judges decided a Spanish photographer had staged it.
In a statement, the Natural History Museum said: “It saddens us to confirm that after a careful and thorough investigation into the image, ‘the Storybook Wolf’… the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide have disqualified the winning entry of the photographer José Luis Rodríguez.”
The move confirms what a dossier of evidence sent to the judges by a group of rival Spanish photographers had claimed: that the wolf in the photograph was probably a tame model. Specifically, they said the wolf is called Ossian and lives at Canada Real, a zoological park near Madrid.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition rules clearly state that photographs of animal models may not be entered into the competition. Louise Emerson, a spokesperson for the competition, said the judging panel had reconvened and determined that the wolf in the photograph was likely an animal model that could be “hired for photographic purposes”.
Rodríguez strongly denies the wolf in the image is tame.
The disqualification means that for the first time in its 46-year history, there will not be a winner for Wildlife Photographer of the Year and that ‘Storybook Wolf’ is to be removed from the exhibition. Rodríguez will not get his £10,000 prize money, but he will be allowed to keep the £500 he received for winning his category, animal portraits. This is in lieu of the royalty payments that would be due to him for the use of the photograph in memorabilia relating to the competition.
The news is particularly unfortunate for the annual photography contest, which this year has been criticised for a lacklustre selection of entries. For the first time in several years, the overall winner was clearly the standout best photograph – even if it was “too good to be true”, as one of the judges, Mark Carwardine put it.
However, there are many more wonderful photographs to view. Lee Slabber from Fish Hoek has a portrait of a leopard accepted – Congratulations, Lee. Do make the effort to get there. Parking is generally available in Queen Victoria Street – about R10 per hour …
Despite it being incredibly windy – and later, very cold – quite a few members ventured to the top of Signal Hill – Bernard, Irmel, Paddy, David and Celine, John and Liz, Marius, Caroline, Harry and Susan, Marisa and Neil, Rosie, Kina, and Nettie. Neels was also there with a small group from CTPS. Those who met in the BOE carpark first went to the top of the building to shoot a few cityscapes; after that it was onward and upward to Signal Hill. Lions Head was inundated with climbers carrying torches … they looked like fireflies on the way down later on. Following two huge Golden Arrow busses – who then disgorged their many passengers while blocking the road – was not my idea of fun, but we eventually found some parking and settled down with cameras and tripods. There was a fair amount of dramatic cloud around Table Mountain, and enough interest in the sky to obtain good sunset shots. Some of us spent all our time overlooking the Waterfront where we could make pictures of the Stadium, the lights coming on in the city, and eventually the full moon rising above a bank of cloud. I still am not able to shoot the moon without it looking like a yellow splodge – all I know is that Bernard was doing some amazing stuff with his Nikon! Eventually the cold got the better of us, and we all ran for our cars and a comfortable ride home! Thanks everyone, for making the effort – it was fun!
Captured Experiences Photo Competition – 10 Categories – 120 prizes – and an additional 7 special prizes
Visit any of the 6 Arid Parks in the Northern Cape throughout 2010 and share your special moments in nature with us to win great prizes! Winners of each round will have their photos published in an upmarket hard cover coffee table book, and the finalists will be invited to a gala evening on the dunes of the Kgalagadi desert to be awarded the grand prizes.
The 6 Arid Parks:
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- |Ai|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
- Augrabies Falls National Park
- Mokala National Park
- Tankwa Karoo National Park
- Namaqua National Park
With 5 rounds and 10 categories in each round throughout 2010, this competition is a great opportunity to get the recognition you deserve for your photos! For more information and to enter, please visit www.capturedexperiences.com