It’s been a great year 2014…

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A year is a long time for a life journey and when it’s about to capture special moments, it becomes a beautiful and memorable journey. As i can say this year, a basket of memory appeares in my eyes. I can’t stop smiling recalling those interesting moments surrounding me and my snooping for a good capture! Those long and short journeys to all various places all over the country is a remembrance itself. I think photography is an inalienable part of me and I feeI I get complacence through it. So after all shoving, anxieties I can say it’s been a great year 2014.

Thank you everyone for support and give inspiration. Without you all I won’t be able to keep this journey.  (more…)

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1 roll 36 shots. The last roll of Kodachrome film.

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Steve McCurry with the last roll of Kodachrome film.

Kodachrome was one of the first successful color materials and was used for both cinematography and still photography. It was a non-substantive, color reversal film introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1935. In 2009 Kodak was discontinued it’s manufacturing. But one person wants to pay tribute and asked for the last roll of Kodachome film. He is one of the greatest photographer of our time, Steve McCurry. He is a National Geography Photographer and give us some great images and still counting… (more…)

Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers.

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Afghan Girl © Steve McCurry

Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members. According to co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”  I inspired a lot by those photographers and always try to study their works. Few days ago I find these advice that Magnum Photographers to aspiring young photographers. It was put together by Alec Soth.who has done a series of fascinating projects such as his most popular, “Sleeping by the Missisippi” which was done on a 8×10 view camera.

I found these advice very inspiring for young photographer.  Hope you all like it. Here is those advice when they asked : What advice would you give young photographers ?

Steve McCurry – If you want to be a photographer, you have to photograph. If you look at the photographers’ work you admire, you will find that they have found a particular place or subject, and then have dug deep into it, and carved out something that is special. That takes a lot of dedication, passion, and work.
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5 Famous Street Photography Quotes that inspired me a lot…

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© Henri Cartier-Bresson. A famous picture of decisive moment.

It’s very important to know about the legend and study there works. If you want to get deeper into the street photography you must know the street photographer who came before us and give us the way and guide us with there works. Knowing them with there works and reading their quotes they leave for us with there life long experiences. Many street photographer are influence by their works and quotes. Here is the 5 famous quotes by those masters that inspired me. Hope you all like it . (more…)

Call of Entry: Howard Chapnick Grant 2014

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© Robin Hammond. He was awarded the Grant in 2013 for “Condemned – Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis.”

Howard Chapnick Grant 2014
In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.

The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund. (more…)

Street tips – Buy a small camera and carry it everywhere…

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“Buy a small camera, and try to carry it everytime with you….” Remember, everytime is perfect for taking street photos… Great moments are happening everywhere, everytime around you. Sometimes It’s too hard to carry big camera all the times you move around. There are may famous street photographer use small light great like compact or even iPhone in the street all the times. For inspirational you can check out the works of Misho Baranovic‘s street shot by iPhone. Always try to focus on the moment you capture, not in the gear you have. End of the day, the moment you captured is matter, not the equipment’s.

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Call of Entry: The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant 2014 (3 days left)

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Year 2013: Arnau Bach with his project on “Marseille”

The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant is calling for applications. The grant is for a photographer to cover a social, economic, political or cultural issue in a journalistic manner that has not been covered and for which the photographer cannot find support for within the media .

The grant is attributed every year, it can be either exhibited or projected during the festival Visa pour l’Image à Perpignan. Depending on the quality of the work done, a year later, and exhibited at the Cosmos Galerie in Paris with a catalogue printed.

For more detail and the Application form Click here