Monthly Archives: February 2015

Michael Kenna Photography

Michael Kenna is a famous landscape photographer who currently lives Seattle, Washington. All of his photos are taken in black and white.

Kenna was born in 1953 in Widner, Lancashire, England and went to three colleges from 1964 to 1976: St Joseph’s College, Banbury School of Art, and then London College of Printing.

He’s won many awards over the years including Honorary Master of Arts from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California in 2003.

These are a list of places that he’s traveled to and taken pictures of: Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Easter Island, Germany, Korea, and lots more.

I like Michael Kenna’s work because he takes photos of very famous landscapes from different countries, including my favorite one: Japan. He captures great detail and his usage of shadows in the pictures are extraordinary. I think others would like to his work because some of us have never been to another country, let alone three or four of them. So seeing Kenna’s vision through his photos is very nice. Plus, black and white is the most powerful way to present a picture because of the story and history behind it.

African Renaissance Monument, Darkar, Sengal

African Renaissance Monument, Darkar, Sengal

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Ganesha, Kengeri, India

Ganesha, Kengeri, India

Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, Japan

Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga, Morocco

Twisted Pier, Odessa, Ukraine

Twisted Pier, Odessa, Ukraine

Photos belong to Michael Kenna. To learn more about him, go to http://www.michaelkenna.net/index2.php

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Kevin Flemming Photography

Kevin Flemming, a Delaware native is a very talented and prominent photographer. After a decade of working for National Geographic Kevin has traveled to over 28 countries photographing diverse subjects.

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During his time with National Geographic Flemming was exposed to many abnormal circumstances such as war and famine. Flemming was also present during the assassination of the Egyptian president in 1981 and even incidentally captured a few photographs of the event. These photographs are what catapulted his career after they were featured on the cover of 15 magazines.Jersey channel islands

Kevin has won many awards for his photography and was even recognized America’s Best Observer by Readers Digest. In 2007 Flemming’s former college, Wesley College, even inducted him into their Hall Of Fame and was named the “Distinguished Alumni of the Year”. Herring point

More recently Kevin Flemming has been concentrating on creating books and over time he has managed to publish 23 different books. All these books capture the heart and soul of America with compelling photographs and stories. One book created is a photographic history book that is called Landmarks and Legacies which features all of Delaware’s historic points of interest. Flemming’s most recent book captured the wildlife, nature and beauty of coastal Delaware, this book is titled The Beach. static1.squarespace.comdeer crossing on gordons pond

http://www.kevinfleming.com/about/

http://www.AmericaBook.com

Victoria Leibensperger

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Nicholas Samaras Photography

Nicholas Samaras is a famous underwater photographer who is passionate and committed when taking underwater photos. From 2005, he has taken numerous pictures of marine life and showcased them around the world.

I like this photographer because you don’t hear a lot about underwater photography. Plus I really love how Samaras goes out and beyond to get pictures of marine life that we’ve never seen before. I think others would like it because Samaras has this unique way of taking pictures of every detail and making that photograph as interesting as possible. Also, when you look at the photographs he’s taken, it doesn’t look like much Photoshop is done at all unless it’s black and white. That’s another thing I like about Samaras is that all these pictures are purely natural.

The camera he uses is a Cannon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR and he has a number of lenses that he uses such as the Cannon EF 8-15mm f/4L lenses.303512127951357719414_800

Not only has Samaras taken hundreds to thousands of pictures abroad, he’s also done many personal projects. Also, he’s taken photos of unmapped spots in the Meditation Sea, pool shots for models, and even family portraits.

Nicholas Samaras won many international awards such as Scuba Diving Magazine International Annual Contest in 2007, and G.D.T. European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Many of his awarded photographs are exhibited in international festival halls and his first solo exhibition was under the title Soulfly in Greece and Austria that showcased a selected portfolio from 2008 to 2009.

There are many categories of underwater photography that Samaras does. Currently, he’s done pictures of underwater athletes and models, and pictures that are abstract, silhouettes, black and white, etc.     Zilver Z15-SAMARAS_NICHOLAS_02underwater-photographer-nicholas-samarass-gallery-collection-renaissance-divephotoguidecom-1366855467_orgnicholas-samaras

http://www.underwater-photography.gr/#/info/

Tracy Johnson

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Photo of the day – Day 5

LightPaint

This is a picture we took in last years class. Mr. Mosher was the light painter as I set the settings and took the shot. Interestingly enough the lighting is simply a light from a cell phone. My setting are as follow: f/8, exposure 30 seconds, and ISO is 200. Besides a little blur on Jane and Mariya’s eyes closed it’s a pretty good picture. It was definitely a learning experience.

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Melissa Vincent Photography

I follow this artist on instagram. Where a lot of instragrammers just post selfies and photos of food, this one stands out to me because she actually makes art. I like the dark fairy tale world she creates.

She uses her iphone to take most of the photos, and uses her iphone exclusively to edit.

Her images have been featured in National Geographic online and Time Magazine’s First Annual Wireless Issue.

It’s really impressive that these images are created using only the iphone.

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For more information you can check out her website, facebook, or instagram accounts.

http://melissavincent.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mobileartbymelissavincent

http://instagram.com/misvincent/

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Picture of the Day – Day 4

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This picture I like for the simple fact of all the colors in it. The nice green grass to the pale blue sky and then all the colors from the signs i feel it’s pretty cool. My setting for this picture were: f/6.3, exposure 1/640, and ISO 200. The only thing I did in Photoshop was added some vibrance for to the picture which in turn made the color come out a little more.

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Picture of the day – Day 3

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This is one of my better pictures which was taken at the park in Milton (I don’t recall the name of the park, Milton Park??? I don’t know). Anyway, this picture was taken at night with no flash; only the available light. My settings were as follow: f/4.5, 2 second exposure, and the iso was 1600. The thing I like the most about this picture is the reflection aspect. I really didn’t think it would come out as well as it did.

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