2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement

In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Surf Video of the Year Awards.
This year’s awards have again shown the calibre of surf photography and film production in Australia, which made the judging process a very tough one.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018 Winner
The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award is a prestigious award that recognises the ‘best of the best’ of Australian surf photographers.

Congratulations to Trent Mitchell, winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Unbound’.
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Finalist – Peter Jovic
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Finalist – Craig Parry
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Finalist – Jamie Scott
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Finalist – Philip Thurston
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2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement
more at My Nikon Life

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The American Landscape

The American Landscape 2018 Annual Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize Peter Coskun
Serenity
When I made my first trip to Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, I had a vision of what I wanted to photograph. It unfortunately was a dry year, and many of the waterfalls and creeks were at low flow. A friend of mine invited me to join a hike to one of the more remote waterfalls. We made our way up the trail only to have to drop back down a very steep embankment full of slick moss, mud and poison oak. When we got to the bottom where the creek was, I saw the scene that most come here to photograph. Being rather uninspired by the conditions, I thought I had made the hike with no photo reward, and wandered across the creek to explore a bit when I came across this vine maple that perfectly framed the waterfall. I knew right then and there this was the shot.

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM at 17mm, Oben CT-3481 tripod, B+W circular polarizer. Exposure: 1.6 sec., ƒ/16, ISO 100.
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Second Place Christopher E. Axe
Garrapata Sea Arch
This image was taken in Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, California, at a place called Soberanes. The name Soberanes is from the name of a ranch that occupied this location before it became a state park. It was a Sunday when I spotted these large nimbus clouds developing to the north. It’s unusual to see this type of cloud on the central coast of California, so I grabbed my camera gear and headed to Garrapata. I realized that to capture the clouds I would need a subject to photograph in a northward direction. My first thought was to go to Soberanes and photograph the famous sea arch from the high cliffs overlooking the ocean. As I arrived, the clouds continued to develop and now left the entire coastal area around Soberanes in shadow and gave the ocean a dark blue-gray look.

Sony a7R II, Sony FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM, Gitzo GT2545T Series 2 Traveler tripod. Exposure: 1.5 sec., ƒ/16, ISO 50 (foreground); 1/3 sec., ƒ/16, ISO 50 (sky).
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Third Place Miles Morgan
Turbulence
At 14,505 feet, Mt. Whitney towers above the Owens River Valley as the highest summit in the contiguous United States. Ravaged by frequent winter storms, the Eastern Sierra mountains rip the oncoming clouds apart, leaving roiling eddies and swirling mists. On rare occasions, you can actually see the air violently tumbling over the ridges and between the peaks. On this, the last morning of our trip, our standard shooting methodology had become routine. Vicious overnight winds had rocked my tent and destroyed any semblance of sleep, but nice colorful light treated my friends and I to a spectacularly photogenic morning. Mt. Whitney was wearing her usual cloudy cloak. Vivid sunrise concluded, we mounted a laughable attempt at 30 mph windswept drone photography. Struggling to control our crafts in the gusts, I took a casual glance at the Sierras. And then, suddenly, there she was. Whitney had shredded the clouds enough to expose her spires for a just a few moments, and the spastic mounting of long lenses commenced. What was an afterthought shot became the best moment of my trip. Doesn’t it always seem to happen that way?

Nikon D850, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR at 280mm, Really Right Stuff TVC-43 tripod with Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead, Breakthrough Photography X4 CPL filter. Exposure: 1/2000 sec., ƒ/5.6, ISO 200.
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Finalist: The Two Step Falls by Like He
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The American Landscape 2018 Annual Photo Contest Winners
more finalists at Outdoor Photographer

Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography

Nature is full of fleeting wonders. This breathtaking collection of nature photography reveals rare creatures, transports us to distant landscapes, and captures uncommon moments of drama and beauty in the natural world. From a heart-pounding shot of the Wildebeest Migration to a glimpse of the elusive Pampas cat, each image tells a story about the diversity and grandeur of life on earth.

Bold, surprising, and jaw-droppingly beautiful, these photographs are all winners of the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition.

With more than 100 photographs and captions explaining the scientific phenomena and photographic techniques behind each picture, this book will captivate nature lovers, science enthusiasts, photographers, and adventurers.

Pinnacle Perch
Francisco Mingorance
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Monkey in the Snow
Jasper Doest
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Flight of the Egret
Zsolt Kudich
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Cappuccino
Giuseppe DeMasi
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The Luckiest Penguin
Paul Souders
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Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography
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Photography

Photography helps students learn how to make photographs, how to control photographic processes, and how different photographers employ them for their own creative purposes. As with each edition of this hallmark text, authors Barbara London, Jim Stone, and John Upton provide comprehensive yet practical coverage of both the traditional practice of photography and the now-dominant contemporary digital techniques.

Integrating material on chemical and digital processes throughout, the Twelfth Edition offers fully up-to-date coverage of digital techniques, equipment, and workflow.

Andrew Hancock
Through the Turn, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2012
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Jim Scherer
Fruit Kebabs, 2010
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Andreas Feininger
The Photojournalist
(Dennis Stock), 1951
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Roger Vail
Evolution #2, 2001
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Nick Brandt
Lion before Storm – Sitting Profile, Maasai Mara, Kenya, 2006
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Photography, 12th Edition (40th Anniversary Edition)
By Barbara London, Jim Stone, John Upton
For courses in Photography
The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for today’s photography students
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Birding

Each spring, millions of birds from around the globe flock to Alaska’s wild lands and waters to raise their young.
Alaska’s wide range of habitats, from temperate coastal rainforest to Arctic tundra, host more globally significant Important Bird Areas than any other state in the U.S. There are also many species, such as Emperor Goose, Whiskered Auklet, and Red-faced Cormorant you won’t see anywhere else in the country.

Snowy Owl. Photo: Marlin Greene, Audubon Photography Awards
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Stilt Sandpiper Photo: Dave Shaw
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Tufted Puffin. Photo: Gerald Sanger, Audubon Photography Awards
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American Golden-Plover Photo: David Shaw
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Birding in Alaska
From the icy, bountiful waters of the Arctic Ocean to the misty, salmon-rich rainforests of the Tongass National Forest, Audubon Alaska works to conserve Alaska’s spectacular birds and wildlife—and their habitats— to ensure their place for future generations. We employ science and state-of-the-art mapping technology to drive our conservation priorities, with an emphasis on public lands and waters. Millions of birds flock to Alaska each spring from around the globe, making this a crucial place for birds worldwide.
more at Audubon

Food for Thought

Influenced by a previous career in graphic design, Angela Miller’s commercial photography work includes food, interiors, product and people. And a willingness to go that one step further.
‘I’m that kid who grew up with a camera in one hand and a sketchbook in the other.”
And to some extent, Angela Miller APP AAIPP still has both in her hand today!

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Angela Miller: Food for Thought
more in AIPP Journal — Issue 264 — August 2018
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This is Not a F*cking Street Style Book

The first publication of major Instagram influencer @le21eme — Brings together street and fashion show photography to explore the ascent of streetwear into high fashion — A must-have book for all those passionate about contemporary fashion, street style, and luminescent, candid photography

This is Not a F*cking Street Style Book is the first monograph of cult photographer and influencer, Adam Katz Sinding (aka Le 21ème), an astute documentarian of major fashion events, top brands, tastemakers, and trendsetters since 2003. For a long time, streetwear was nothing more than the rebel kid brother of high fashion. With his candid, fashion forward-scouting photos, Katz Sinding shows how streetwear has transformed into a leading style reference pioneering trends, championing creativity, and inspiring high fashion designers the world over. Today, the flair of streetwear is as likely to be seen on the runways of Milan, New York, and London as on the streets themselves.

This bold fashion book brings together Katz Sinding’s most striking streetwear images, both on the streets and backstage at more than 20 fashion shows around the globe. With his unique backstage access, Katz Sinding captures such top designers, supermodels, and stylists as Kris van Assche (Christian Dior), Lucas Ossendrijver (Lanvin) and Grace Coddington (Vogue), as well as contemporary fashion icons such as Virgil Abloh, Imaan Hammam, and Luka Sabbat. The book also features a fascinating conversational piece on the streetwear phenomenon between Adam Katz Sinding, Virgil Abloh (founder of Off-White), and MENDO.

via teNeues