A clip from an issue of Popular Science of 1931 reveals naturalist posing as a cactus plant so that he could get close enough to take snaps of different desert species in Arizona. At that point of time, Arthur N. Pack was American Nature Association’s president, and made a number of that ind of dresses so that he could get closer to the subject.
The clipping also reveals that Arthur Pack even made himself a goat dress with horns in order to get very close to mountain goats to take their pictures. While this might not be the very first case of a photographer disguising himself or bird blinds; but this instance is certainly one of the earlier.
Arthur was a storied nature and wildlife photographer, creating documentary films, writing for Nature magazine, working with communities as well as giving lectures at Princeton. That time, there was another man with the same name (as old records show), but it is not sure whether both Arthurs are same or not.
While this cactus dress may appear a bit absurd to some outside viewer, obviously it worked really well for Arthur Pack, and different variations of this technique are even used to this day as well. Photographers would not get incredible success like capturing all species of the Birds-of-Paradise without convincingly hiding the intent from wild animals. And this recent picture may well be the start of photographers hiding behind a bizarre looking camouflaged dress to get closer to their subjects.05.1.13
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David Jones, a wildlife photographer, will be the guest speaker at the Briggensian Association’s annual dinner next month. In the 1960s, David was a young member of staff at the Brigg Grammar School.He has now become a popular speaker and much publicized photographer.
Except for his very own books – Shepherds of the Desert and Faces of Kenya, thousands of his pictures have been used in newspapers, calenders, magazines and books across the world. In fact, he has published many calenders using his pictures. He has also sold around three million postcards.
Jones begun his professional life teaching Physics and staying at Grammar School Boarding House. He was a very keen mountaineer, guiding small school groups on short trips in Lake District. He took up photography to capture the scenic beauty of the mountains, and one day when he was on a alpine holiday, he met his wife Carla.
David’s real expertise is actually Africa. Given the scope to go to Kenya for 2 years to teach on a Government aid program, both Jones and his wife Carla fell in love with the Kenya and stayed for fifteen long years. That time, photography became very important for him and at last he actually decided to be a full time photographer. Now he has also set up his own business – Images of Africa Photobank; and he sells pictures for publication across the world.03.6.13
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For most couples, their marriage is a once in a lifetime opportunity which could not be replicated or repeated. All they have left there to recall their wedding day are the snaps of their wedding. But for few clients of a Fresno marriage photographer, those old memories are of there as she did not show up at all, or even deliver what they actually paid for.
Very recently, we met a couple whose marriage snaps consist of what their visitors clicked on disposable cameras, and some that their pro photographer offered as a preview. Mike and Hallie Frisby’s July 2012 marriage day was really a blur. Therefore the Clovis pair was looking ahead to recall their marriage day with their professional marriage photos. But, they are yet to get their hands on them.
Hallie told that they really wanted their priceless wedding memories. These are memories they could never ever get back. They have family members. That she has taken snaps, that only she has. Frisbys hired MC Studio Photography and Dazaray’s Bridal owner Desiree Genera to take snaps of their wedding. As per contract, they pair US$ 1425 for a 5 hour coverage with a CD for engagement session, multiple prints and copyrights of the pictures.
Desiree gave them their engagement pictures, and Mike and Hallie really loved those. But a week before their marriage date, Hallie received an e-mail, that stated that the the studio shifted from this Clovis location to Seaside and Desiree was taking a leave of absence till further notice.02.6.13
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Danny Gibson, a wildlife photographer, is all set to host his 2nd wildlife photography course at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre. The 2 – day course will be on 25th January (Friday) and 26th January (Saturday) from 10 am to 4 pm.
Danny Gibson is a Amateur Wildlife Filmmakers Network’s member. He has spent around 3 years making up a portfolio of outdoor and wildlife activities. He has also contributed his work to Wild Week Live shoe on BBC as well as BBC Radio Ulster’s Your Place and Mine. In fact, his images have also appeared in several calenders and different publications.
The photography workshop will be divided in 2 different parts. The 1st day will be indoor based and it will focus on photographic theory, sample shots, field craft, techniques and equipment. On the second day, participants will have the scope to go to outside and learn photography of bird species and macro photography of Fungi.
According to reports, participants will have to come with their own photography equipment as well as outdoor clothing. The course fee is £ 120 for each person and the 2 – day course will offer all the necessary techniques so that people can start wildlife photography.01.8.13
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