I am really glad today. I did my first photography workshop this weekend and I will call it as great success. Even though there was a good turn around when I published that I am planning for my workshop, four friends decided to keep their Sunday for the workshop. All the rest of the interested people have asked for another day this year, but I guess I won’t be doing another one in 2011.
The workshop started with discussing the basics of photography, the top required skills for photography, equipment etc. I selected a few of my best shots in various category (portrait, landscape, wildlife , lighting etc). Then we started taking a few pictures in the apartment gardens. They followed my words and decided to shoot only in Manual mode, making an end to the use of auto mode. We also drove to Red butte gardens and the sugar house park , the rest of the day taking tons of pictures. Here are some of the pictures that my STUDENTS (sigh 🙂 ) shot that day. Check out how well they shot the pictures with a few hours of training. Great work guys.
I’ve got an exciting news today for my readers. I am really happy to inform that one my work has been published in a book for the first time. A publishing company was looking for pictures of antelope island birds and they found my blog post which featured a few birds shot at the Antelope Island , Utah.
They liked the pictures and was interested in buying the picture for adding in their publication. I am reposting the shot I published in 2009.
I decided to sell the picture for a price and requested them a copy when they launch the book. And they kept their promise and sent me a copy of the book . The name of the book is Planete vivante and currently they launched in french. They will launch the english version soon Here are some of the pictures of the book which features my work . Hope you remember this shot added in my blog last year.
Utah Hogle zoo in association with Utah art council , inaugurated an art show called “WORLD OF THE WILD ART SHOW ” and I’m glad to inform my readers that two of my pictures (taken at the Hogle zoo ) were selected by the selecting Jury. The Tiger close up and the peacock were the ones which were selected for this art show .
I am also really happy to share that the peacock picture got an AWARD – sponsored by the Bullock Frame company .I was astonished when my name being called and never expected an award . To my surprise the peacock picture was bought by a guest in just one hour .
Thanking the god almighty for giving me this great opportunity .
Thanks to Jameson Weston , Art Director – Hogle zoo for recommending to submit my pictures .
Thanks to all my readers for your support and persuasion .Thanks to all my close and dear ones for all the support .
So if you are in Utah , please visit the Hogle zoo Exhibition hall to check out all the entries for this year ( Its open till march 14th 2010 ).
Wishing all my readers ” Happy New Year 2010 “
2009 was a great year for me , and with god’s grace, I have improved a lot in my photography skills last year. Special thanks to all you readers and keep following my the blog . Of course I appreciate your comments .Wishing you a great year ahead and hope you get all the happiness in this world .
Note : I know I was not able to update my blog last month ( I was in india :)) . So be ready to see some exciting pictures from India this month .
Picture Courtesy : Chemaine Bowlby
As promised , Jeff Kerkman from Adinfini (Wisconsin) sent me the final design for the flyer they designed for the Harley Davidson company in Wisconsin using one of my picture taken last winter (Harley in Snow). And I am really happy to see one of my pictures being used for company flyer for the first time . This is truly a better way to earn some money to upgrade my camera equipments and I think I should be thinking about it seriously .
Find the flyer on their official website – harley Davidson Shop of Winona
So if you are in Winona and got a Harley Davidson , use the storage facilities provided by my client ( harley Davidson Shop of Winona ) 🙂
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