My Whole World Stands in Front of Me…

We are fine art photographers based in southern Poland, favouring Land/Seascape and Long Exposure Photography.
Iza i Darek Mitręga
Bonnie and Clyde

My Whole World Stands in Front of Me…
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The Miracle of Midsummer
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Autumn Time
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Daydreaming
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If You Forget Me…
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EISA Photo Maestro

By founding six years ago the EISA Photo Maestro the European Imaging and Sound Association wanted to encourage both amateur and semi-professional photographers creating series of pictures who are connected to each other. This means that photographers are challenged to think in a documentary way but is of course on an as free as possible mode, to give its own interpretation to the theme of the year.

2018 Winners | Theme: Nature

First Prize: Bence Mate
“A great wildlife photo is technically perfect, innovative, and unrepeatable. It should be a genuine reflection of what took place, and the subjects must be able to move around freely. Whilst Photoshop can be used to enhance an image, the sole goal of post-production should be to reflect reality in the most accurate way possible.”
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Second Prize: Dariusz Bruhnke
“Photography has become my part of life, I love to spend time with nature and show it in the way I see. These photos were made on the Lofoten Archipelago in the north of Norway at the turn of February and March,during photo workshops that we ran together with Adam Wawrzyniak. The amazing climate that prevails in Lofoten at this time of year makes it a photographer’s paradise”.
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Third Prize: Alfonso J. Expósito Díaz-Álvarez
“Reefs of Life and Color”
Seas and oceans nurture an extraordinary variety of life of every shape and colour. This collection of photographs aims to reflect the wealth of the waters that cover our blue planet, from the reefs of the Red Sea in Egypt to the underwater paradise of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The reef shark of the Bahamas and the imposing and majestic white shark of Guadalupe Island represent the top predators that maintain the balance of the oceans. In Lembeh, Indonesia lurks the blue-ringed octopus, which, at 5 cm in size, is one of the most poisonous animals on the planet. Other marvels include a strikingly colourful nudibranch, a beautiful shoal of sweet-lipped fish taking refuge in the coral reef of Raja Ampat, and the turtle hawksbill with its penetrating gaze, photographed in Komodo.

I am an amateur photographer, especially in underwater photography.” My first contact with photography took place underwater more than 10 years ago, and I felt the need to teach the wonders of this blue planet. With more than 1000 dives all over the world, both in fresh water and in salt water, I have had the fortune to feel and experience unique moments, which I have tried to convey in each of the photographs I take.
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Public’s Choice Award : Åsa Fredh
I started to photograph 15 years ago. I photograph most different species in nature and when opportunities are also given landscape. With my photography, I want to show how beautiful it is in nature, and hopefully more people will be fascinated by it and more likely to see our amazing nature.
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Ultimate Sea View

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has revealed the eagerly anticipated results of its annual photography competition showcasing the UK’s coastline and its associated people and industry.

Following a challenging judging process of almost 1,000 entries, the prize for the overall winner was awarded to Chris Herring for his entry, ‘Fighting until the End’, a photo capturing an abandoned yacht at Cart Gap on the Norfolk Coast. The image landed the professional photographer a £500 prize voucher for photographic equipment.

Chris Herring – ‘Fighting until the End’, Cart Gap, Norfolk – Overall Winner & Winner of the Ships & Wrecks category
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Owen Humphreys – ‘Stormy Seas’, Seaham, Co. Durham, Winner of the Coastal Views category
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Rob Amsbury – ‘Clear Communications’, Anglesey, Highly Commended in the Coastal Views category
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Justin Minns – ‘Shipshape’, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Highly Commended in the Ships & Wrecks category
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Craig Scott – ‘Just a Shell’, Aberdour – Highly Commended in the Ships & Wrecks category
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Photography Competition 2018
The winners of the 2018 Ultimate Sea View have been announced!
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Grasping Unlimited Space

During his travels in 2017, the Lebanon-born photographer Dany Eid played with the visual contrast between a close up and the vast expanse of landscapes to explore the theme of infinity. He shot at various locations, always keeping ZEISS Lenses at hand to visualize infinity for both him and the people he meets in the particular region.

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ZEISS Infinity Tour with Dany Eid
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Miraculous Lakes

“Nature Photography is my passion, my life, my creed.” —Furqan Aziz

Attabad Lake, also known as Gojal Lake, is a lake in the Gojal Valley of northern Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslid dam.
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Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.
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Miraculous Lakes by Furqan Aziz
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Mastering Exposure and the Zone System

Every photographer using a digital SLR camera needs to master exposure in order to achieve the highest quality results in their photographs. “Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers” is a complete guide to both the technical and creative aspects of exposure in digital photography.

This guide uses a combination of discussion, examples, and hands-on exercises that lead the reader through a progression of skills development covering the full range of photographic lighting situations. Topics covered include basic metering, outdoor and indoor available light photography, fill flash, night, and low-light conditions, as well as advanced topics like action and sports, close-up, high-key and low-key lighting, multiple light sources. In conclusion, the author shows how to use the Zone System, developed by Ansel Adams for film, with today’s digital cameras to achieve stunning results with exceptional tonal range and clarity.

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Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers
by Lee Varis
via Digital Books