American Forests Magazine features my work & interview in their Fall 2013 printed and web editions. http://www.americanforests.org/magazine/article/close-up-with-nature-photographer-tatiana-boyle/
This has been a wonderful journey season — many re-discoveries, some new visits, and discoveries of a culinary class.
There are hundreds of ways in which ordinary potatoes are prepared around the world. But the most recent revelation happened in Badenweiler, Germany on a gleaming-sunny afternoon. These fried potatoes re-created the long-time coveted taste of the acutely fresh produce. I attributed that wonderful flavor to the brilliance of the mineral-rich Schwarzwald’s waters.
The routes such as Russia’s Trans-Siberian train trip are among a few in a steady and highly functional operation around the world. I was only ten when I stepped inside a big Russian passenger railcar for the first time and the novelty of the occurrence never wears off. From the first greeting phrases of the train conductor to a tea service with its enigmatic “podstakanniks”, Trans-Siberian is a guaranteed sustainability of views, characters, sounds, and rituals. A myriad of processes make the journey new. While imagery has its place in registering the novelty of an event, it can stand-in only to a degree for a sense of actual presence. Trans-continental railways are not made anymore and remaining well-serviced multiple-day railway routes steadily diminish world-wide.
Sydney’s Circular Quay can be the place to lift up your feet or mingle leisurely after the deep cradle of Siberian valleys. It is energetic but in a specifically Aussie’s way — busy and laid-back. It carries away a visitor in its particular rhythm signaling that while there is much to see and experience, there will be time for reflection, discovery, and adventure.
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These couple of weeks, while all eyes are locked on London,
plan your October 2012 landings in Spain and France.
It’s a great opportunity to expand your photo collections with architectural, food, portrait, and landscape shots.
The tour instructors will advice on choosing the best composition and assist with setting up the lighting equipment.
The Basque Country tour registration ends on September 3, 2012.
Contact information and details are on this page.
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Alamy has published a white paper on “state of the art” of stock photography in general and the existing image licensing structure in particular. Its core concept defines a conflict between photo suppliers and licensors. Photo-content suppliers have to pedal furiously to sustain their stock productions. Licensors are engulfed by the convoluted licensing structure and management of digital content. It’s clear that increased accessibility of image collections through the internet did not solve the problem.
It seems that Alamy is taking a pioneering role in searching for solutions for RF and RM content pricing and licensing. What I think photographers and photo-buyers would welcome right now is an instrument that will streamline the pricing structure and manage usage terms. Perhaps, both Adobe and Apple should be involved in the next panel discussion hosted by the stock agency. Alamy’s press release and a complete version of the white paper are on their website.
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As a good wine, every photographer’s body of work betters with age. At the same time, one of many useful ASMP publications warns us that our [photographers'] knees give up first, then go eyes, backs, and a clear perception of reality. The latter premise directs us to pay attention to essential insurances, coverages, and other protections while thinking creatively and fashioning value.
I was yet again re-thinking this sequence while scouting Sydney and its vicinities. I thought that my wrist and elbow will need an immediate relief which must be underwritten by the depth of my portfolio. When visualization of place and scale began to align with actual locales, I was carried away by the sounds, dynamics, and lights of beautiful Sydney.
More from Australia collection is here & more to come …
I love Mt.Hood Skibowl. I think that among all Mt. Hood ski resorts [that's in Oregon], Skibowl has the most diverse and interesting terrains skiable both day and night. I created this image on the main run of the resort.
In technical terms, it is a panorama merged out of 11 separate frames. Almost every applied frame has a moving skier or snowboarder in it, which means that the final composite called for detailed retouching. Quite a few times I was asked whether anyone in this panorama has been “brought in” from my other separate ski-related photo-shoots. The answer is “no”; no one is “planted” here. That’s the way it was, I just “froze” it in time to enjoy the sunny view of wonderful and dreamy Oregon.
A full resolution composite is located in this gallery.
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In the coming year, keep your notes organized with “Oregon Notebook”.
It is compact to accompany you on your short or long outings, and it will help your focus with its fresh picture inserts.
Order for yourself or as a gift. The book comes in soft or hardcover, or in a jacket.
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