L’équipe d’Animan vous propose 15 nouvelles images fortes qui ont été sélectionnées pour les Sony World Awards. Un choix qualitatif qui a amené une surprise intéressante avec une variété de photographes de 10 nationalités et traitant de sujets de plus de 11 pays. Les capteurs d’ambiances de ce Portfolio sont donc des Chinois, Américains, Japonais, Canadiens, Birmans, Arabes, Thaïlandais, Singapouriens, Bulgares, Polonais et même des Suisses, démontrant bien que la belle image n’a plus de frontière.
I flew my drone high above the huge flocks of lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) at the muddy banks of Lake Bogoria (Kenya), where they find their favourite food, cyanobacteria of the spirulina genus, in the alkaline water of the lake. Because of the dry season, minerals and salts from the volcanic subsoil are highly concentrated, creating an explosion of rich colours that is visible from the air. The pink colour of the flamingos perfectly complemented the colour range of the great artist Mother Earth.
DJI Inspire 2 + Zenmuse X5s, Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 2.0/12mm(24mm), ISO 100
The Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) presents the award-winning images of the competition ‘European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018’ – Cristobal Serrano from Spain is this year’s overall winner with an aerial photograph of lesser flamingos at Lake Bogoria.
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The Guild of Photographers had well over a thousand entries to the IOM each month of the competition during 2018 and we saw some totally amazing images, as you will know!
Judging them and choosing winners is not an easy task – far from it! However, the judges have now done their bit and selected an overall Image of the Year!
It’s now your turn, as we also have a Member’s Image of the Year Title too! Being selected by your peers to win this accolade is an incredible achievement, so this is an important ending to the competition year!
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Gary Cummins, creates visions of spectacular wonder and ephemeral starry night skies. Recently Gary won Honorable Mention, for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, 2018. A travel photographer by trade, currently he is based in Toronto. Gary says, “I see photography as a means of meditation. A way to connect with the world around and to capture it so I can tell a story.”
Drone photography is an amazing niche that’s worth exploring, especially if you want to take your photography to new heights—literally and figuratively. From your first flight to shooting something original, pro droner Petra Leary shares her tips for sensational shots from the sky.
Learn the basics of photography first. Before you even take to the air, set the camera to shoot manual and RAW. Sure, you can pull your drone right out the box and get a great image, but learning how shutter speeds work with aperture and ISO is key to developing your style and improving your photography.
Height isn’t everything. Although super high drone shots might have the ‘wow’ factor, sometimes you need to think about what you are trying to capture. Does your framing require everything you can see or do you get a more effective shot by framing just the necessary elements?
Like in every type of photography, lighting is key. Learn about how the effects of the sun at different times of day effect your shot, as well as how shadows and objects change with light. My favorite times of day to shoot are during the first 2 -3 hours of sunlight and again during the last couple of hours before sunset.
I travelled to Peru in July 2018 with the intention of continuing my Lux Noctis project at Pastoruri, one of the few glaciers that still exist at the tropics in the Cordillera Blanca at an altitude of 17,000ft. This glacier is receding at a shocking rate due to climate change and as a result there has been a huge drop in tourism and an impact on the local community.
Lux Noctis, my larger project, is about presenting familiar sights in a new and unfamiliar light, renewing your sense of seeing and the experience of discovery. However, with this series, I felt like this was an attempt to document and preserve the memory of a landscape in peril which may not exist in a decade.
At 17,000ft, it was a physical challenge to reach the glacier, compounded by the fact that I was shooting at night and under freezing conditions. For this expedition, I was accompanied by a production company (Courageous Studio) who were shooting a short film on my work for Great Big Story, sponsored by Coors Lite, and they assisted in all the research, scouting, and getting me out to the glacier safely. Flying the drone at this altitude presented a number of problems. Firstly, the cold made me lose sensation in my fingers, so it was difficult to control the lighting at the same time as the camera. The cold also significantly shortened battery life, and limited my flight time. Being out in a remote wilderness meant that there was no way I could recharge my batteries, so there was only so much time I had to shoot.
I photographed the glacier with conflicting feelings. I wanted to show evidence of its alarming retreat, yet I was drawn to the epic scale of the ice which remained. In the end I leaned towards the latter, but each photograph represents a bleak reality, a fading memory of what once stood. Reuben Wu
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