Finding the inspiration within you

Finding the inspiration within you
by Ralph Nordstrom

ralphnordstrom02aNature and art are what I grew up with and what I love.

ralphnordstrom02bMy casual approach to photography became more focused when I took my first workshop in 2006. From that time on I have been on a journey – a journey of personal discovery. Because, as my photography evolves, as it improves, I learn more about myself. I’ve gained a lot of technical skills along the way, both in the field and in the darkroom (don’t worry, I shoot digital but I still call it the darkroom because it does the same thing and people don’t freak out like they sometimes do when I say « Photoshop »).

ralphnordstrom02cBut the technical skills are just a means to creative expression which is what I really focus on. They are what I call the Creative Vocabulary that allows me to communicate what it is I have to say about the world.

ralphnordstrom02dAnd discovering new things in the world, in nature, and expressing them through my photographs is where I am on my journey today. The journey will never end; the destination is not clear and changes as I change. But then, isn’t it the journey and not the destination that’s important?

ralphnordstrom02eFinding the inspiration within you
by Ralph Nordstrom

more in Extraordinary Vision – Issue 50

Featured Photographer: Conor MacNeill

« We speak to travel and destination photographer, Conor MacNeill, who’s passion for travel has lead him to over 60 countries so far.
He not only visits the main destinations and puts his unique photographic twist on things, but also manages to capture the essence of a country by visiting the paths less-travelled… »

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conormacneill02bUnder The Green of The Night, The Horses Did Roam
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conormacneill02cGlenoe
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conormacneill02dQuiver Tree Forest
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conormacneill02eSecret Hell
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Featured Photographer: Conor MacNeill
more in Photography Masterclass Magazine

Discover Wild Iceland

Discover Wild Iceland
By Rafn Sigurbjornsson

Rafn Sig,- is well known freelance Icelandic photographer who have focused on the raw nature and landscape since he was a young boy. He has been hiking in the Icelandic highlands and low lands all his live and knows the nature and the hidden spots like a true native.

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Discover Wild Iceland
By Rafn Sigurbjornsson

a lot more at Behance

Landscapes In Black And White

Landscapes In Black And White Photo Contest Winners

bwlandscapes02aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner « The Perfect Splash » by garyhunter_6788
« I found that Perfect Splash by Gary Hunter succeeds in meeting all of the above criteria. It meets all of the benchmarks of both photography in general and B&W in particular. Congratulations, Gary. It’s a stellar image. The moment, mood, composition, and B&W treatment are all exceptional! » – Tim Copper
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bwlandscapes02bCongratulations Runner Up « Winter Sunrise in Bagan » by zayyarlynn
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bwlandscapes02cCongratulations Runner Up « Princes Pier » by MissionMan
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bwlandscapes02dCongratulations Runner Up « EROTIC LANDSCAPE – II » by nikosladic
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bwlandscapes02eCongratulations Runner Up « Dark Hedges » by rogerhampton
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bwlandscapes02fCongratulations Runner Up « The Pier » by CurtisReese
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bwlandscapes02gCongratulations Amateur Winner « xarárfoss s-h (1 of 1) V » by sverrirjnsson
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bwlandscapes02hCongratulations People’s Choice « Reflection Row » by jamierichey
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bwlandscapes02i« Mirror of the sky » by aidagri
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Landscapes In Black And White Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

Finding Myself in the Stars

Finding Myself in the Stars
by Don Whitebread

California, USA – I spent the summers of my youth wherever my father’s work as a geologist took us, usually camped deep in a desert mountain range.  Watching the slow change of light and weather during the day, and the flow of stars across the night sky was my best entertainment. This background fueled my interest in photography, and has drawn me to remote locations throughout my life. I chose to photograph this series using only natural light, and rarely moonlight, to show that faint, diffuse starlight that few people really see any more.

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Finding Myself in the Stars
by Don Whitebread

more at viewfind

Toronto Instagram star captures the city at its prettiest moments

This Toronto Instagrammer got her first DSLR camera last year, and she thinks it changed her life. Before then, she experimented with black and white film, but after going digital she’s developed a real passion for photography.
Aneta Iwaniszczuk, or @anetkaiwa, has more than 13,000 followers and by shooting Toronto, she’s realized how gorgeous the city, and its skyline, truly is.

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Toronto Instagram star captures the city at its prettiest moments.
Aneta Iwaniszczuk

more at blogTO

Photography as a Medium for Inspiration

Photography as a Medium for Inspiration by Juan Pablo de Miguel

Juan Pablo de Miguel is an editorial, landscape and cityscape photographer based in Madrid, Spain, with great collections of inspiring versatile landscapes and B/W fineart photos; all sharing a unique style of his artistic signature.

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Photography as a Medium for Inspiration
by Juan Pablo de Miguel

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