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I’m just looking

June 17, 2007

I’m just looking
Originally uploaded by rvibek

Mr. Vibek Raj Maurya (Grand prize winner’s photograph: “I’m just looking”)


“Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition was inaugurated by his Excellency Mr. James F. Moriarty, Ambassador, Embassy of United States of America on 15th June, 2007. In the four day exhibition (15th to 18th, June 2007), 300 pictures of more than 100 participants of the 3rd Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for Amateurs 2007, were on display. Judges for this competition were Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

Winners of this competition were Mr. Vibek Raj Maurya (Grand prize winner), Mr Binod Rai (Landscape category winner), Mr Yatra Thulung(Fauna category winner), Mr. Sanjay Lama (Macro category winner) and Mr. Ragendra Dev Adhikari (Flora category winner), The rest of the TOP TEN photographers included; Yatra Thulung, Rabi Karmacharya, Ujwal Bhattarai, Janak Khattiwada and Silvia Del Conte.

This exhibition not only promotes amateur photographers and nature photography in Nepal but also raises funds for conservation at local level in the Kathmandu Valley and supports young researchers to carry out studies on Urban Wildlife. In addition, WCN Photography Program brings people together from all walks of the life towards a common cause of nature and wildlife conservation through the medium of photography.

WCN has been organizing photography competition on Nature and Wildlife which has been very popular amongst the youth. Through this national level competition WCN/YEP is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing pictures through their lenses so that its beauty can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. We believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation.

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Top ten photographs of the “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition 2007 and winners…

June 16, 2007

Top ten photographs of the “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition 2007
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Take a walk through the wild side at a photography exhibition ‘Nature Through Lens 3’, which was inaugurated at the Nepal Art Council by American Ambassador James F Moriarty on June 15.
Organised by Wildlife Conservation Nepal, there are over 300 photographs on display that were taken by more than 100 amateur photographers. These photographs were submitted for the WCN Third Annual Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for Amateurs 2007.
Moriarty said, “The photographs will not only bring awareness about the present situation of nature and wild-life, but due to the conservation movement the younger generation will be thankful to the organisation.”
The competition was divided into four categories — Macro, Fauna, Flora and Landscape. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprising renowned photographers — Raj Bhai Suwal, Pradeep Shakya, Nripa Dhoj Khadka and Mani Lama. The winners were Vibek Raj Maurya (Grand prize winner), Binod Rai (Landscape), Yatra Thulung (Fauna), Sanjay Lama (Macro) and Ragendra Dev Adhikari (Flora).
The competition not only promotes amateur photographers and nature photography in Nepal but also raises funds for conservation at the local level and supports young researchers to carry out studies in urban wildlife.
The exhibition is on till June 18.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Invitation to the Nature through Lens 3 – A Nature and WildlifePhotography Exhibition

June 15, 2007

Invitation to the Nature through Lens 3 – A Nature and Wildlife Photography Exhibition
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

This is my invitation card of “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition. This year is my second time on “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition and on WCN 3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for amateur 2007. Last year at “Nature Through Lens 2” this photograph was on top ten.

I am happy for this year also thought the result will come later today. I am happy that this is my second group exhibition and being part of it and I am also very much excited about it. This year few photographs are on sale also so if you like my photographs on exhibition please get it for your office’s wall. The proceeds will help WCN to conduct conservation activities at local level.

I cordially invite you all to the “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition showcasing 300 photographs of more than 100 amateur photographers of WCN 3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for amateur 2007.

Time: 11.00 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Date: 15th – 18th June 2007

For more information: WCN or Nepal Photography

NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Photo Concern-NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 winners

May 13, 2007


Awarded photojournalists with their trophies

A function was organized on May11, Friday to announce and award the “Photo Concern-NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007″ winners. Winners of the Press Photo of the Year 2006 in 4 different categories are…
Sports: Udipt Singh Chhetri (1st), Tashi R Ghale (2nd), Prakash Mathema (3rd).
Environment: Sailendra Kharel (1st), Janak Nepal (2nd), Saligram Tiwari (3rd).
Feature: Ekal Silwal (1st), Chandra Shekhar Karki (2nd), Sailendra Kharel (3rd).
News: Rajendra Manandhar (1st), Rabi Manandhar (2nd), Sundar Shrestha (3rd).
All above winners were awarded plaque with Rs. 15000, 10000 and 5000. The Grand Prize of Rs. 50,000 and a trophy with the title “Press Photo of the Year 2006” was awarded to Sagar Shrestha.

Photo Concern – NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 and Exhibition

May 10, 2007

NFPJ press photo contest 2007
Originally uploaded by Nepal Photography.

Photo Concern – NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 and Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu from 11th – 15th May 2007. For more information contact: www.nfpj.com

3rd Annual WCN Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition Exhibition

May 1, 2007


Microsoft Future Pro Photographers Photography Contest

April 28, 2007

Take Your Best Shot at a $20,000 Grand Prize and an amazing digital prize package!
The Microsoft Future Pro Photographers Photography Contest is the most lucrative contest of its kind and provides a unique opportunity for college and university student photographers from around the world to showcase their artistic talent and photographic style. Microsoft is committed to carrying the art of digital photography forward by encouraging new and emerging talent at the student level to learn, utilize, and implement state-of-the-art equipment, software, and techniques to produce the finest images possible.

For student photographers, this is an opportunity to Kick Start Your Career as a future professional photographer. The exciting prize packages include a Grand Prize of US$20,000 cash and a digital workflow prize package. There will also be three First Place winners in the following categories: Nature & Landscape; People & Portraits; and Fine Art who will each win US$2000 cash and a digital workflow prize package as well.

The submission period is April 1st through May 31st.

The opportunity of a lifetime is just a click away!

For more information:
Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Photography Contest

Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Contest Winners

April 28, 2007

Check out the winners of the Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Contest. The contest was open to students actively enrolled at a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree granting college or university. Prizes included equipment, memberships in prestigious photography societies, and $20,000. Sound interesting? There’s always next year—the 2007 Microsoft Future Pro Photography Contest entry period is tentatively scheduled from April 1 through May 15, 2007.

Grand Prize

“Slalom”
Alin Popescu
Bucharest, Romania
Popular University “Ion Dalles”

Nature & Landscape

“Cnidarian in the Clouds”
Yeang Ch’ng
Boston, Massachusetts
Harvard University

People & Portraits

“The Face”
Ho Young Choi
Santa Barbara, California
Brooks Institute of Photography

Fine Art

“Temptation”
Carly Short
Kettering, Ohio
Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology

Microsoft Merit Awards

Neil Losin
Davis, California
UCLA

Kevin Ou
Pasadena, California
Art Center College of Design

“Dark City”
Adam Obradovic
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland University, Elam School of Fine Arts

Source: Professional photography with Windows XP

3rd ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

April 25, 2007


Judgment of 3rd annual photography competition on Nature and Wildlife has been completed. Winners of the competition will be announced on the exhibition and greeting cards of top ten photos will also be launched on the same occasion. The exhibition date will soon be announced. This year four prominent photographers were in the judging panel, namely: Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

This year four prominent photographers had evaluated photographs submitted for the 3rd Annual Photography Competition on Nature and Wildlife. After hours of scrutiny observation they decided the winners which will be announced during exhibition and greeting cards of top ten winning photographs will also be launched on the same occasion. The exhibition date will soon be announced. Four prominent photographers were Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

WCN has been organizing photography competition on Nature and Wildlife which has been the most popular amongst the youth. Through this national level competition WCN/YEP is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing pictures through their lenses so that its beauty can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. We believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation.

Short introduction of the judges:


Mani Lama, a renowned photographer of the country, Agricultural Engineer by education (Graduated from Fresco State University, Colorado) says he chose photography as a profession quite unexpectedly. His hobby of taking pictures turned him into a professional photographer. According to him photography classes for two semesters during his study in U.S molded his career. He has been regularly photographing for UNICEF, ACTIONAID, UNDP, FAO, Save the Children (UK), WHO and GTZ on contracts. He has been known as a person who started the postcard era in Nepal.


Nripa Dhoj Khadka is a senior instructor of Electronics and Computer Engineering at IOE for the last 25 years on every weekday and a passionate nature photographer on weekdays and free days which has been over 30 years. He was known for sharing knowledge about photography with anyone who has yearn to learn. A conservationist by nature, he advocates conservation through his pictures.


Pradip Shakya, a soft spoken person, is not a new name in the field of photography. He has been in the photography profession since last two decade. With the expertise in Photography, he is known as a man responsible for making Lalitpur Durbar Square famous in the international arena.


Raj Bhai Suwal is a workaholic who has done all types of photography; photojournalism, landscape, wildlife, architecture and portraits. He is the most successful photographer of the country and is the man behind the pictures on most of the billboards, magazines and newspaper we see everyday. For Raj Bhai Suwal, a perfectionist, photography is passion and he takes each day as a lesson to master his art.

3rd ANNUAL WCN NATURAL & WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS 2007 FOR AMATEURS.

February 1, 2007



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