Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest

Looking through Forster’s portfolio of dramatic landscapes that include icebergs shimmering under the Northern Lights, rarely-captured desert rainstorms, and breathtaking drone shots of the Grand Canyon, you can see that Forster’s idea of “something different” means finding and capturing a scene bathed in the perfect light.

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Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest
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Le Fabuleux Spectacle des Pôles

Dans son nouveau numéro, GEO Collection vous emmène du pôle Nord au pôle Sud. 148 pages de photos bluffantes et de reportages givrés pour comprendre pourquoi, aujourd’hui, le salut de la planète passe par celui de ses confins glacés.

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Le Fabuleux Spectacle des Pôles
Le Monde Vu par les Grands Photographes
GEO Collection

Shades of Color | Jeff Pedersen

I started in photography in 1975 when I took over the 35mm DSLR my parents had bought. In the beginning I mostly did action photography like motor cross. In college I took photography classes and did all kinds of different photography. I found Velvia 50 flm and fell in love with it.
Jeff instructs photography for 256 Photography workshops in Southern Utah/Northern Arizona.

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Jeff Pedersen
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Shades of Color | Claudio Piccoli

My decision to the dogs in action photography field come from the fact it’s totally something new and exciting all the time. The dogs are animal that like to move, and not still for portraits as people say. So, when you give them the chance to deliver their energy in something they love, you can see the real soul of the dog and the camera gives you the capabilities to build a different and difficult story all the time.

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Claudio Piccoli
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Lake Baikal by Kristina Makeeva

Spectacular Photos Capture Frozen Beauty of Largest Freshwater Lake in the World
Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva traveled to Lake Baikal in southern Siberia where she captured the beauty of the largest freshwater lake in the word. At around 600 kilometers long (373 miles), the vast, mirror-like surface features layers of transparent ice that has cracked and bubbled, leaving incredible, organic patterns and frozen formations.

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Lake Baikal by Kristina Makeeva
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Ethereal featuring ‘Dark Idea’ | Photography by Topher Gould

Kristopher “Topher” Gould was born in 1979 in a small southeastern town in Wisconsin. He first sought out a Kodak 110 Camera when he was just five years old, taking photos for fun. This was a hobby he had shared with his father and his grandfather, who were both professional photographers and artists at the time. His first official photography assignment was when he was in college, shooting at an event for Microsoft.

During his college years, he majored in graphic design and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in art. He has worked since then in the graphic design industry. His determination to make the images he was editing look more professional before the editing process led him back into photography. In 2012, he purchased his first DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. Going into his favorite hobby, he decided in 2013 he would turn this interest into a profession. During that same year, he purchased a Nikon D800, the top of the line camera at the time, but he had no idea how to operate the interesting piece of equipment.

He moved to Portland, Oregon, knowing that some of his friends who were also photographers there could help kick off his burning passions. Once he arrived, he decided that he wanted to separate himself from the past, and prefers to be called by his pen name,”Topher.” With the help of fellow photographers, makeup artists, designers, hairstylists, and models, he made his photography company, Dark Idea Photography & Design LLC, a reality.

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Ethereal featuring ‘Dark Idea’ | Photography by Topher Gould
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HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners

Over the years, the Hamdan International Photography Awards have showcased incredible imagery from all around the world, symbolic of the unique themes of their contests. The Moment was the theme of their latest contest, where photographers made submissions based on their interpretation of the theme.

Photograph/Mahdi Pourebadi
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Quanhui Liu
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Michael Christopher Brown
General (Colour) Category
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Photograph/Zuhe Ding
General (Colour) Category
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HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners
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