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Entries in Nature Photography (15)

Friday
Sep282012

Student Success: David Michael Kennedy 

David Michael Kennedy (born August 16, 1950) is an American photographer and one of the many esteemed NYIP graduates to have gone on to do great things. Perhaps David himself summarized his storied career as a photographer best on his website: "Working in New York in the 1970s and 80s, I developed a successful career in advertising, editorial, album cover, and portrait photography. In 1986, leaving my commercial career behind to concentrate solely on my personal work, I moved to northern New Mexico where I began documenting the land and cultures of the southwest. In March 2004 I departed New Mexico on a two year journey through America. I traveled over 70,000 miles, in a vintage 1960 Airstream Trailer, photographing the American people and diverse landscapes. I have now returned to New Mexico and am immersed in the production of Images from the Road and in the beginning stages of other new works. I work within the realm of analogue processes. After working with various format cameras over the years, I chose to use a homemade 4x5 camera for the body of work, Images from the Road. Recently I have put aside my 4x5 camera as I am redefining my vision through revisiting the square format with a Hasselblad. I continue to teach private landscape, portrait and platinum/palladium darkroom workshops." 

In a career spanning almost 40 years, David has won numerous photography awards, including, Clio AwardsNY Art Director’s Club Annual Exhibition AwardsCommunication Arts Awards of Excellence, Art Direction Magazine Awards of Distinction, and Platinum Records for album covers of Georgia Satellites, Julian Lennon, and Charles Daniels. His work has been shown in exhibitions around the world, including in my home county of Westchester, NY, and he has worked with such influential artists as Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, and Bruce Springsteen (pictured below).    

I have included some of my favorite images below. To learn/see more, go to his website at www.davidmichaelkennedy.com. Enjoy.  

Don King N.Y.C. November 1983: 15 x 15 inch, Palladium Print, edition of 20, November 1983
Along the Goodnight Loving Trail: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2, Palladium Print, edition of 30, April 1997Iggy Pop: 19 5/8 x 20 1/16, edition of 30, Palladium Print, August 1986Bed Gordon Nebraska: 11x14, Palladium Print, November 2, 2004Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska publicity picture, 1982


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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Friday
Sep142012

Field Trip: Video Safari with Pentax

What happens when you just want people to take better travel photos, and you have the cooperation of a major camera supplier like Pentax to provide your group with new equipment? Add one seasoned photography veteran to the mix, and you have an interesting travel safari. Enjoy this Cool Hunting video. 

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Monday
Aug272012

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 Winners

National Geographic Traveler Magazine recently announced the winners of their 24th annual photo contest. The photos were chosen from four categories, including Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. The contest recieved more than 15000 entries from over 150 countries around the world. Below are the 11 breathtaking winning photos. To learn more, go to the contest homepage or click on the photos. Enjoy!   

Viewers' Choice Winner: Huset, Photo and caption by Michelle Schantz. A lonely cabin is illuminated under the Northern Lights in Finnmark, Norway.First Place Winner: Butterfly, Photo and caption by Cedric Houin. This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor.Merit Winner: Bagan Bliss, Photo and caption by Peter DeMarco. More than 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas fill the plains of Bagan. Once the capital of the Pagan Empire, farmers now raise their livestock within the centuries old complex.Merit Winner: Looking into Another World, Photo and caption by Fred An. This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. I tried to bring a different perspective of this frequently photographed tree.

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Friday
Aug242012

Our Best Flower and Heat Photo Winners




In our fifth and sixth Top 10 Photos post, we did a Web image search on the word "flowers" and "heat," respectively, and chose 10 of our favorite images for our blog followers and fellow photography enthusiasts to vote for. Well, we're excited to announce that almost 900 of you voted in our Top 10 survey. Many thanks for taking the time to register your vote with us, and not to mention making this our most popular photo vote yet! Here are the top vote getters for both surveys - and congratulations to all of our Top 10 photographers. Click here to view the original Top 10 Photos in our flowers competition. And click here to view the original Top 10 Photos in our heat competition. Another Top 10 Photos vote will be coming your way soon ....

Flowers

Photo #1 (tie): Purple Hydrangea Flowers by Jagna Birecka

Photo #1 (tie): Hibiscus and Iris by Brad Rickerby

Photo #2: Blood and Hydrangeas by Kala

Photo #3: Flower Pot Baby by Ali Mocabee/Souriant Designs 

Heat

Photo #1: Camilla Akrans beach scene

Photo #2: Siesta by Brian Furbush Photography

Photo #3: Heat Wave Open Hydrant by Mechy 

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Wednesday
May232012

Top 10 Photos: Flowers




In our fifth Top 10 Photos post, and in honor of the merry month of May, I wanted to do a search for off-the-beaten path photos of flowers. I found quite a few special images, but chose only ten of them for our Top 10 vote; I've not put these 10 in any particular order - that task is up to you. Use the survey at the end of the post to vote for your favorite photo. Thanks for voting and check back soon for another Top 10 Photos vote!

 

Photo 1: Purple Hydrangea Flowers by Jagna Birecka

Photo 2: Snowdrop by Valentin Stoev

Photo 3: Blood and Hydrangeas by KalaPhoto 4: Queen Anne's Lace by Mary TiegreenPhoto 5: Hibiscus and Iris by Brad RickerbyPhoto 6: Dried Sunflower by James "Bo" Insogna

Photo 7: Floral Henna Hand Design by Sweetfern StudioPhoto 8: Flower Pot Baby by Ali Mocabee/Souriant DesignsPhoto 9: Close Up by Andrew PanosPhoto 10: La Violette 3 by Joy StClaire

 

 

 

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]