Sheffield Photographic Society’s new exhibit

Sheffield Photographic Society arranges their its annual exhibit in a new place, from Saturday – The Workstation. Earlier, the event used to take place at the Sheffield Cathedral, but this year it has moved because of reconstruction works.

Over 180 print pictures, including trophy winners, prints and commended, were selected from more than 300 pictures by a Royal Photographic Society’s member.

The event in a consecrate display area in the premises in Paternoster Row will be inaugurated by Prof Sally Wade, the head of the Sheffield Institute of Art and Head of Art and Design at Hallam University.

There are many pictures of the wildlife that are taken in the Peak District; some pictures were  clicked further afield. One of the pictures is of Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft. There is a bit of  put in by  Adrian Richardson. He clicked the picture of a huge model of the Hogwarts School at a studio show of Warner Brothers in London.

On Saturday and Sunday, the society members will be available to offer their advice on all aspects of taking a good picture, including how to use a camera as well as digital software editing. Visitors can also bring their own cameras in the event.

President Keith Allchin told that they expected that it would encourage people to come along and not only enjoy the images, but to be inspired to find out more about using a camera and photography in general.

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Bernas invites photographers

Avid photographers are invited to take part in Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) photography contest where top prizes worth over RM 6000 are awaiting for them. A press release stated that the contest which is themed themed ‘Padi, Sawah dan Beras’, needed no registration form as contestants only need send a maximum of 3 8R size pictures together along with the particulars like name, address, IC number, telephone number, contest category, location, e mail address as well as the description of the picture taken.

The competition was launched on 1st Feb by Beras Corporation Sdn Bhd CEO Mohd Kamaluddin Mohd Effendie and it is divided in 2 categories namely media and public and it will end on 20th May. In addition to getting pictures of rice and paddy activities held in the state, the contest is also arranged with the target of educating people on importance of the rice and paddy industry mainly in terms of food contribution and safety towards the farmers.

This contest also provides a scope to the younger people to head down to rice and paddy grounds to produce their best pictures and this would expose them to the livelihood of paddy farmers in the state. Champs from the 2 categories will take away cash prize of RM 1000, certificate as well as a printer whereas the 1st and 2nd runners-up will get RM700 and RM500 respectively with a printer and a certificate. Twenty consolation prizes of certificate and cash will also be there.

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Kasprzak blends photography and art

Terry Kasprzak has taught art for around thirty years beginning from Illinois, his home state and after that he went to Fort Collins. He has a degree from University of Northern Illinois. As the years passed by, he turned into the student and his students turned into his teachers. But, what Terry enjoyed was the spontaneity of his students, their new outlook on life as well as art which was not limited by rigid conceptualized notions.

When he was a kid, Terry contracted rheumatic fever. His parents bought some poster paints and poster board. He used all these materials to draw his favorite cartoon characters of Disney. When he was in the elementary school; he helped his classmates when it used to come to art projects. Terry Kasprzak always credits his motivational teachers for his success as an artist as well as an educator.

The emphasis that he placed on teaching techniques was mainly aimed toward the creativity compared to technique. Terry Kasprzak really feels that this is the proper way in which art must be taught – one must inspire his students. After that, in a students’ life, they would formulate their own identity through style and technique.

Kasprzak, as an artist, made his very first sale at 2nd annual Art in the Park event when it took place on south side of Lake Loveland. It was neither photograph nor painting, rather it was a collage made out of paper and wood – a Victorian style architectural piece.

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