Tag Archives: Photography

Views: ‘2021 Sony World Photography Awards’

Presented by British art historian Jacky Klein and entertainer Nish Kumar, A Year in Photos from the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 celebrates the work of the top winners in one of the world’s biggest photography competitions. Including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with distinguished photographers, rising talents, and industry-leading experts, this 60-minute feature takes viewers on a journey across the globe to explore powerful contemporary stories and artistic excellence. View our full digital programme by visiting our website at https://www.worldphoto.org/announceme…

Travel & Photography: Underwater Beauty Of Coral Reefs In Timor-Leste

Go behind the scenes of SeaLegacy’s conservation journey, starting with an incredible Blue Whale photoshoot in the waters off of Timor-Leste. Photographers, filmmakers, conservationists and #SonyArtisan​ members Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen and Andy Mann share how impactful storytelling can make a positive impact on essential conservation efforts to protect our planet. Learn more about the conservation efforts in Timor-Leste: https://only.one/

Timor-Leste, or East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Landmarks in the capital, Dili, speak to the country’s struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and then Indonesia in 2002. The iconic 27m-tall Cristo Rei de Dili statue sits on a hilltop high over the city, with sweeping views of the surrounding bay. 

Views: ‘Cycling In The English Countryside’

I live in a faded seaside town called St. Leonards-on-Sea, in Sussex, on the south coast of England. If you’ve not heard of it, you’re in good company. It’s not on anybody’s list of celebrated English beauty spots. Indeed, most of my riding is across flat coastal marsh or down-at-the-heel seafront promenades.

A year ago, as a travel photographer grounded by the pandemic, I started bringing a camera and tripod with me on my morning bicycle rides, shooting them as though they were magazine assignments.

It started out as just something to do — a challenge to try to see the familiar through fresh eyes. Soon it blossomed into a celebration of traveling at home.

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Photography: M&M’s Dissolving In Water As ‘Artistic Phenomena’ (HD)

Macro Photography and Video Ideas using M&M’s and Water. Everything you need is any camera, a tripod, a small fishtank and a petri with water. Put M&M’s inside and take images how the candy is dissolving. Using different light source and angles will bring up creative images. Putting a petri inside the fish tank allows you to separate the M&M from the background transforming simple candy into some piece of art.

Travel Books: ‘Stay Wild – Cabins, Rural Getaways & Sublime Solitude’ (2021)

Follow us deep into the woods on a journey that showcases new ways to escape into Europe’s vast and eclectic landscape. With an emphasis on environmentally-friendly travel, Stay Wild shines the light on places for curious, conscious travelers to rest and recharge.

From towering treehouses, compact cabins, houseboats, yurts, and mobile homes that let you cook your meals al fresco whilst the campfire flickers, this book showcases alternative travel’s astounding diversity and enriching qualities.

For the first time in decades, our worlds got smaller, but for many, travel limitations have fostered a newfound appreciation for regional vacations. Are you ready and willing to digitally detox? Leave the city behind you, switch off, reconnect with yourself and nature, and fall in love with the world again through the pages of Stay Wild.

Launched in 2010, Canopy & Stars is an online platform where people can book stays in weird and wonderful locations all over Europe. With authenticity, creativity and a connection to nature at its core, Canopy & Stars strive to facilitate meaningful experiences that have a positive impact on the environment.

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Photographers: Charly Savely – ‘Wild Alaska’

To Charly Savely, Alaska is where the wild is. This short film offers a glimpse of what goes into photographing this majestic landscape, and the animals who call it home. Through her work, Charly hopes to bring awareness to many types of wildlife species, while inspiring others in our world to keep the wild places wild.

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Tropical Photography: ‘Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’ – Gray Malin (February 2021)

Inspired by the timeless and unique spirit of Hawai’i, Gray photographed this collection at the beloved Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Vintage props, striped beachside umbrellas, and more decorate eye-catching locations throughout the property celebrating the island lifestyle and transporting you to a tropical paradise.

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Top Bird Photography: ‘Herons, Dippers And Wrens In Norway’ (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: T. Haaland Photography

In this episode, I’m shooting bird photography in Hardanger again. It’s winter and close to Christmas time, the weather variates between mild and cold temperatures. But there are still birds to photograph!

Landscapes: ‘Seasons Of Denmark – Autumn’ (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Casper Rolsted

Every season has its own beauty. This is the second of four shortfilms that will showcase the seasons of Denmark. The focus in these films will be on the landscapes – primerely the changing nature.

Autumn in Denmark is characterized by lot of gray and rainy days – but the nature is beautiful with lovely warm colors.

In this timelapse film from Denmark you will experience the following locations:

Svanninge Bakker
This is a large area of woodland and hilly natural landscapes on Funen.

Mandemarke Bakker, Møns Klint and Liselund park.
These beautiful areas on the island Møn are remarkable and a must-see for all nature lovers. The white chalk slopes is unique in the Danish nature and the surrounding area has a unique nature and wildlife.

Skjoldungernes Land National Park
This national park is located in central Zealand, 30 km from Copenhagen. It is characterized by large deciduous forests and the Roskilde Fjord with islands, islets and a unique birdlife.

2021 Books: ‘Radical Architecture Of The Future’ – (Phaidon)

This remarkable book features projects — surprising, beautiful, outrageous, and sometimes even frightening — that break rules and shatter boundaries. In this timely book, the work of award-winning architects, designers, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and researchers — all of whom synthesize and reflect our spatial environments — comes together for the first time.

An important and fascinating collection of original projects by unique thinkers in the world of architecture and spatial design

Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings — the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality.

About The Author:

How does tomrrow look from your doorstep? For the author, curator, critic and cultural consultant Beatrice Galilee tomorrow’s buildings, building plans, or ways of thinking about our built environment, are already out there.

In her new book, Radical Architecture of the Future, she quotes the American scholar Donna Haraway who asserted, way back in 1985, that “The boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.”

Galilee patrols that boundary within the pages of her new book, in which she details works by 79 architects, designers, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and researchers, each of whom are working at the most radical edges of architecture and spatial design today.

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