Photography – Steven Wesley Photography http://stevenwesleyphotography.com/ Wed, 04 Aug 2021 04:26:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Photography – Steven Wesley Photography http://stevenwesleyphotography.com/ 32 32 Pakistani Carpet and Chinese Photographic Exhibition in Shanghai Marks Harmonious But Different Cultures https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/pakistani-carpet-and-chinese-photographic-exhibition-in-shanghai-marks-harmonious-but-different-cultures/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/pakistani-carpet-and-chinese-photographic-exhibition-in-shanghai-marks-harmonious-but-different-cultures/#respond Wed, 04 Aug 2021 03:13:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/pakistani-carpet-and-chinese-photographic-exhibition-in-shanghai-marks-harmonious-but-different-cultures/ A visitor to the China-Pakistan Cultural Exchange Art Exhibition “Image Creation” checks out one of the oldest carpets on display in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: Du Qiongfang / Global Times An exhibition of a collection of Pakistani carpet art and Chinese photographic works kicked off in Shanghai on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of […]]]>

A visitor to the China-Pakistan Cultural Exchange Art Exhibition “Image Creation” checks out one of the oldest carpets on display in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: Du Qiongfang / Global Times

An exhibition of a collection of Pakistani carpet art and Chinese photographic works kicked off in Shanghai on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan and their harmonious but different cultures.

The cultural exchange art exhibition which runs until August 8 is titled “Image-Making”, with a total of 35 exquisite Pakistani handcrafted rugs, including five dating from the 18th century. They are exhibited with 20 photographs by a Chinese photographer as well as more than ten paintings by Chinese painters.

“The China-Pakistan Economic Corner not only promotes trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, but it is also a very strong platform for promoting cultural cooperation,” said Hussain Haider, Consul General of Pakistan. in Shanghai at the opening ceremony on Tuesday, wishing for even stronger cooperation between the two countries in matters of culture and people-to-people interaction.

“China and Pakistan have much deeper roots in culture, art, society and way of life other than their bilateral economic ties,” said Zubair Jan, Pakistani carpet art collector .

According to Jan, the carpet is the oldest canvas painting in the world and it was introduced to China via the ancient Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) when cultural exchanges between the two nations have since flourished. .

The exhibited photographic works created by Li Rongkai, a Chinese photographer and fine art filmmaker are based on the ontology of cultural awareness. He took the culture of the Yi minority ethnic group as a source of inspiration.

“Through this, we realized how deep cultural communication is between the two cradles of civilization. We have strived to bring the two different cultures together harmoniously, exemplifying our brilliant and proud tradition and look forward to a better future.” said Gong Zhiyun, academic advisor for the exhibition.

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Photographers to follow on Instagram: July 23, 2021 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photographers-to-follow-on-instagram-july-23-2021/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photographers-to-follow-on-instagram-july-23-2021/#respond Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:06:47 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photographers-to-follow-on-instagram-july-23-2021/ Every day the PetaPixel The Instagram account shares great photos of our readers and those who inspire us. Here’s a look at some of our recent favorites and the photographers behind the lens. Our Instagram page @PetaPixel posted all of the great work that is in front of our eyes. Want to see your photos […]]]>

Every day the PetaPixel The Instagram account shares great photos of our readers and those who inspire us. Here’s a look at some of our recent favorites and the photographers behind the lens.

Our Instagram page @PetaPixel posted all of the great work that is in front of our eyes. Want to see your photos shared on our account? First of all, you’ll want to follow us. Then use the #petapixel hashtag in your posts to join our community of Instagram photographers. These steps make it easy for us to find what to share.

Below we recognize a selection of talented photographers who recently showcased their work on @PetaPixel. Continue to publish your images with #petapixel and you could end up here next week.


Kristine Richer, known as @kristinerosephotography on Instagram, is a nighttime landscape photographer and educator based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Richer created this image at Seafoam Lavender Gardens with the Nikon D5600 and the lens from his late mother’s 18-55mm kit, rather than with his own full frame equipment, to show his students that Milky Way photography is possible with entry level equipment.


Joe Howard, found on Instagram as @ joeph0to, is a landscape photographer from Saint Louis, Missouri. Howard said some of his favorite photography subjects are waterfalls, the Milky Way, sunsets and rustic barns. In search of such variety, Howard is one to follow in his adventures.


Justin Bartels, or @bartelsphoto on Instagram, is a full-time high school photography teacher based in San Diego, California. During his breaks from work, he likes to go on trips to do photoshoots. This photo is from the White Sands National Monument where Bartels managed to persuade his wife to do some modeling. “It’s really surreal and serene there,” Bartels said. PetaPixel by email. He said he “hoped to capture the essence of the place with a beautiful fashion look and a peaceful mood.”


Louis-Charles Bourgeois, or @lcbphoto on Instagram, is a multi-talented photographer specializing in portraiture. What attracts me in this photo of Bourgeois is of course the warmth and dynamism, but also the use of layering and alignment in his composition. It’s a deceptively simple image, but there are really some complex elements in the scene that had to be worked on on the spot to appear that way.


Nina Wolfe, simply @ninawolfe on Instagram, is a New York-based city and landscape photographer. Wolfe said that “sometimes with photography you have to develop a special love for a particular genre.” For her, it was cityscapes and the photograph of the moon. “Looking for unique and creative training has always been a passion of mine,” she said. Wolfe uses the Nikon Z7 and Z7 II and recently won first place in the weather category for the Empire State Building’s annual photo competition.


Giulia Valente is an Italy-based portrait photographer and can be found on Instagram as @julyhendrix. Valente considers photography to be the “younger sister” of painting and draws inspiration from Italian and Flemish painters of the 15th and 16th centuries. “I like to recreate the mysterious atmospheres of the 16th century and let the viewer linger on the details, the objects, the symbols of the image,” she said.


Ghaneshwaran Balachandran, or simply @ghaneshwaran on Instagram, is a photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After purchasing his first camera, the Canon 7D, Balachandran took this photo in Borneo in 2016 with a rented lens. Since then his work has been featured in publications such as Daily Mail and Newshub and even worked with National Geographic on a movie in the Himalayas. Balachandran leaves us this advice: “Work with what you are given, add integrity, and you will be an inspiration.


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Image credits: All photographs used with permission of their respective photographers.

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How to photograph the July full moon on your phone or camera, and the best settings to use | Photography https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-to-photograph-the-july-full-moon-on-your-phone-or-camera-and-the-best-settings-to-use-photography/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-to-photograph-the-july-full-moon-on-your-phone-or-camera-and-the-best-settings-to-use-photography/#respond Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:55:57 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-to-photograph-the-july-full-moon-on-your-phone-or-camera-and-the-best-settings-to-use-photography/ When a full moon rises, many people pull out their cell phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photo, but unfortunately the moon is really difficult to capture. Two reasons: it’s very far away and unless you have a telephoto lens (which makes the moon look closer than it is), it will always appear as […]]]>

When a full moon rises, many people pull out their cell phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photo, but unfortunately the moon is really difficult to capture.

Two reasons: it’s very far away and unless you have a telephoto lens (which makes the moon look closer than it is), it will always appear as a tiny bright dot in the frame.

Second, shooting at night is really difficult. Professional cameras allow you to change your ISO or sensitivity level, which means you can take photos in low light situations without losing image quality.

So, can you use your smartphone’s camera?

The short answer is yes, but I would suggest downloading an app and filming the moon through it instead of using the iPhone or Android camera. Some apps allow you to increase your sensitivity level, which allows you to take photos in low light conditions. I would suggest making sure there is something else to the picture – so capturing the moon as it passes, say, a beautiful bridge or a mountain. This allows the viewer to have a perspective on the size of the moon and also creates a more interesting picture.

A plane is silhouetted by the rising super moon as it approaches Louisville International Airport in Kentucky on Monday, April 26, 2021. Photograph: Charlie Riedel / AP

But even with these apps, you might be a bit disappointed with the result.

In order to take an amazing image of the moon, you really need a telephoto or zoom lens – the longer the better. Along with a professional camera and tripod, also use a cable shutter release or your two-second self-timer to trigger the shutter. This prevents camera shake when you press the button. It not only allows you to increase the size of the moon in the frame, but also get all the details while keeping the image as sharp as possible.

Full moon rises in Buenos Aires A super moon rises behind the Carta Magna y Las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas monument in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 26, 2021
The super moon rises in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday, April 26, 2021 Photograph: Agustín Marcarian / Reuters

Your settings will change depending on the quality of the camera you are using. But you want your ISO to be set to 100, which keeps the image quality at its highest level. Set your file size to Raw – this allows the largest file size for your camera.

The aperture is not as large when shooting the moon, so aim around f8.

So who gets the best photos of the moon?

I love this image taken by Matt Cardy at Glastonbury Tor in 2015:

The super moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor in England on September 27, 2015.
The super moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor in England on September 27, 2015. Photograph: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Cardy created such an impactful setting using her makeup and focal length. The size of the moon juxtaposed with people creates an image that seems from another world.

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Photograph of a massive nest on a telephone pole, explained https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photograph-of-a-massive-nest-on-a-telephone-pole-explained/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photograph-of-a-massive-nest-on-a-telephone-pole-explained/#respond Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:14:44 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photograph-of-a-massive-nest-on-a-telephone-pole-explained/ Since at least July 2021, online ads have displayed an alleged drone photograph of a massive nest or other object hanging from a telephone pole or power lines. The ads seemed to promise answers. For example, this ad appeared alongside an article on the 10news.com website. The ad showed a strange object covering power lines […]]]>

Since at least July 2021, online ads have displayed an alleged drone photograph of a massive nest or other object hanging from a telephone pole or power lines. The ads seemed to promise answers. For example, this ad appeared alongside an article on the 10news.com website.

The ad showed a strange object covering power lines or a telephone pole.

The ad read: “[Pics] The drone captures photos that we are not supposed to see. It was sponsored by the Definition.org website, which has a long history of deceptive click traps. The ad was hosted by the Outbrain advertising network.

Clicking on the ad led to a 39-page slideshow post and a headline that read, “Drone photos taken in the air will make you uncomfortable.”

The article contained several photographs that appeared to have been taken from the air, whether by a drone, helicopter or plane. One of them claimed that he was showing the aftermath of a residential explosion. Another described a shot that was allegedly captured over Barcelona, ​​Spain. We also found an image that allegedly showed volcanic activity in Iceland.

We clicked on all 39 pages. The article never mentioned the photo in the ad. It was click bait. We clicked “next page” almost 40 times so you didn’t have to.

The ad image was not captured high in the sky using a drone. It appears to have been shot on the ground by artist and photographer Dillon Marsh of Dillon Marsh Photography. We did not find any credit to Marsh on the Definition.org website.

The photo showed a large bird’s nest for the sociable weaver, built on a telephone pole. The bird species lives in the Kalahari region of southern Africa.

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Sociable weavers at the Lijjersdraai picnic site at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Northern Cape, South Africa. (Courtesy: Bernard Dupont / Flickr)

The only place they can be found in the United States is the San Diego Zoo. The zoo described the nests built by the sociable weavers as providing enough living space for an “entire colony as well as for future residents.” Nests can hold up to 400 birds and can potentially last an entire century.

An advertisement showing a huge nest of weaver birds on a telephone pole or power lines purported to show a drone photograph that captures a photo we are not supposed to see.
Weaver bird nests atop telegraph and telephone poles in the Namib desert region of southwest Africa. (Courtesy: Matt Mawson / Getty Images)

The nests built by the species are made of large twigs, dry grasses, straw, soft plants, cotton, fur and down. The zoo also published that a “suitable nesting tree has a long, smooth trunk and tall branches to deter crawling predators.” Perhaps this is what makes a telephone pole the perfect safe for sociable weavers.

The nests keep sociable weavers cool in summer and warm on cold nights. They welcome other birds indoors, such as the South African dwarf hawk, barbet, pet cat, red-headed finch, ash-tit, and pink-faced lovebird. Vultures, eagles and owls can also occasionally be seen atop nests. The added company is supposed to create a safer home against predators.

An advertisement showing a huge nest of weaver birds on a telephone pole or power lines purported to show a drone photograph that captures a photo we are not supposed to see.
A view from below of a sociable weaver’s nest. (Courtesy: Rui Ornelas / Flickr)

As for food, the zoo’s page on the sociable weaver said they “need less water than any other bird” and “most never drink.” They get their moisture from insects. To learn more about the species, visit the San Diego Zoo website.

Several other photographs of the nests can be viewed on the Getty Images website.

In short, an advertisement promised to reveal something about a strange drone photograph that “we are not supposed to see”. The lengthy article that resulted from the ad never mentioned the image. In fact, it was shot from the ground and showed a massive nest built on a telephone pole by sociable weavers.

Note: The photographs on Flickr are attributed to Bernard Dupont and Rui Ornelas. Matt Mawson took the Getty Images photo. The photograph in the ad, which was not credited by the advertiser, appears to have been originally taken by Dillon Marsh.

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photography studio moves to Festus | Local News https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photography-studio-moves-to-festus-local-news/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photography-studio-moves-to-festus-local-news/#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:30:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photography-studio-moves-to-festus-local-news/ Brianna Toutloian said her business is all about making people look their best. She recently moved Brianna Rose Photography’s studio to 420 W. Main St. in Festus. The company was previously located in Blackwell, where Toutloian lives with his family. Toutloian, 28, and an employee operate the Festus studio. “I’ve been in business since 2017,” […]]]>

Brianna Toutloian said her business is all about making people look their best.

She recently moved Brianna Rose Photography’s studio to 420 W. Main St. in Festus. The company was previously located in Blackwell, where Toutloian lives with his family.

Toutloian, 28, and an employee operate the Festus studio.

“I’ve been in business since 2017,” Toutloian said. “I specifically chose Festus because it is in the middle of my clientele that goes from Saint-Louis to Cape Girardeau.

Toutloian said she specializes in wedding and boudoir photos and professional photography.

She said the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected her business, but lately there has been an avalanche of interest in her services.

“We have rescheduled 10 weddings from 2020 to 2021,” Toutloian said. “I had to shut down for probably six months because of the pandemic.

“We started taking clients again in September. It exploded as soon as I was able to reopen. I got very busy in the fall. We have 26 or 28 weddings the rest of the year. I reserve in October for studio sessions. I’m full for July.

She has a few openings for studio sessions in August and September.

Toutloian said she was trying to tell a story with her wedding photograph.

“For weddings, I like to capture the love story between couples,” she said. “For wedding photography, I travel all over the Midwest. I have done destination weddings in Florida and Mexico.

Toutloian uses the word “empowerment” when talking about taking boudoir photos, which are strictly reserved for women.

“I am a boudoir photographer for the empowerment of women,” she said. “Boudoir is about supporting women and empowering them for today’s society.

Toutloian said a wide range of women came to see her for boudoir photos.

“They must be at least 18 years old and have completed high school,” she said. “My oldest boudoir client is 78 years old. She is a cancer survivor.”

Toutloian said her head-shot photograph is for both sexes.

Toutloian said his first impressions of Festus were positive.

“I love Main Street and am very committed to supporting local businesses,” she said.

Toutloian and her husband, Aaron, have a son, Augustus, 3 years old.

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Intimate tribute from a photographer to SOPHIE, a visionary who left too early https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/intimate-tribute-from-a-photographer-to-sophie-a-visionary-who-left-too-early/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/intimate-tribute-from-a-photographer-to-sophie-a-visionary-who-left-too-early/#respond Mon, 19 Jul 2021 21:26:07 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/intimate-tribute-from-a-photographer-to-sophie-a-visionary-who-left-too-early/ Located on Scott Avenue in Bushwick, the Ramiken Gallery is a few blocks from the nightclubs and bars that come alive when the lights go out. Around midnight, music overflows these spaces and invites the promise of escape and self-determination – offering a chance to put on a new personality and cover the mundane details […]]]>



Located on Scott Avenue in Bushwick, the Ramiken Gallery is a few blocks from the nightclubs and bars that come alive when the lights go out. Around midnight, music overflows these spaces and invites the promise of escape and self-determination – offering a chance to put on a new personality and cover the mundane details of everyday life. So it’s fitting that Ramiken is currently hosting the Zoe Chait exhibit. Noise, a moving tribute to the public and private lives of SOPHIE, the innovative producer and musician whose tragic death earlier this year sent shock waves through the music industry.

Chait and SOPHIE initially met when they lived with a group of friends in Los Angeles’ Nichols Canyon, making Chait witness to the artist’s meteoric rise after 2018. Oil from the back of each pearl and the single from the album “It’s Okay to Cry”, which marked the musician’s audience as a trans woman with her accompanying music video. By then, SOPHIE had already grown into one of the most requested and influential producers in pop and electronic music, with a singular blend of industrial aesthetics and bubblegum. A breathtaking career and life was interrupted by an accident in Athens, Greece, in January 2021. Although Chait’s exhibition was originally conceived in the summer of 2020, alongside SOPHIE, Noise now functions as a poignant memorial to an artist who left too early.

Chait’s photographs capture SOPHIE in the artist’s most intimate moments at home, at work and in her leisure time. Many of these photographs are domestic scenes captured at the musician’s home in Nichols Canyon. In the “soft, juul” diptych (2017), SOPHIE is lying on an unmade bed smoking a juul, looking at Chait through the camera – a beautiful photograph that depicts the musician apart from the otherworldly character known to the public . One of Noisethe most striking images of, “naked” (2020), presents SOPHIE in bed, her head tilted back with an overwhelming sense of confidence and comfort.

Despite the physical intimacy of many of these photographs, the most revealing images are those where Chait surprises SOPHIE in the intervening moments, behind the scenes at concerts and photo shoots that have helped shape the musician’s public image. In “Lubricate” (2018), a team rallies around SOPHIE, putting the finishing touches on a striking black latex costume as the artist gazes into the distance, determined but peaceful. Chait further explores the construction of SOPHIE’s pristine world in the video piece reflected projection (2017-2020), which includes footage of the musician while filming a campaign for Louis Vuitton, as well as rare moments where Chait filmed herself during their time together. SOPHIE’s direct gaze and glamorous face are reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s Screen tests (1963-1966) for how they simultaneously enhance and degrade the model’s on-screen character.

Now an elegy of an icon, Noise is a carefully thought-out tribute to SOPHIE as a revolutionary person and artist. Chait uses his images to illustrate a monumental figure, carefully revealing a more intimate side of the larger-than-life figure that has dazzled stages around the world. In these photographs, SOPHIE feels alive and among us – perhaps the most fitting tribute to an artist whose influence and presence continues to linger.

Zoe Chait, “Lubricate” (2018), Darkroom C Print, 13 1/2 x 15 x 1 1/2 inches Framed

Zoe Chait: The noise continues through July 24 at Ramiken (154 Scott Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn).



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The House of Young Photographers is launching intl. Muharram ritual photo contest https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-house-of-young-photographers-is-launching-intl-muharram-ritual-photo-contest/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-house-of-young-photographers-is-launching-intl-muharram-ritual-photo-contest/#respond Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:16:20 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-house-of-young-photographers-is-launching-intl-muharram-ritual-photo-contest/ TEHRAN – The House of Young Photographers of Iran has launched an international competition to honor the best photos about Muharram rituals taking over palaces across the world. The international Red Frame photo competition has been set up to raise awareness of the great Karbala tragedy in the world community and present the event from […]]]>


TEHRAN – The House of Young Photographers of Iran has launched an international competition to honor the best photos about Muharram rituals taking over palaces across the world.

The international Red Frame photo competition has been set up to raise awareness of the great Karbala tragedy in the world community and present the event from different angles, organizers said on Sunday.

The organizers also intend to build a large archive of photos of Muharram rituals from the contest submissions.

Amateur and professional photographers from all over the world can apply for the competition with photos taken with mobile phones or professional cameras.

The deadline for applicants is July 22, 2021. Applicants should send their work to ghabesorkh1400@gmail.com.

A jury consisting of the director of the Young Photographers House Rasul Oliazadeh and art experts Hamideh Jafari, Mohammad Babai, Davud Yarahmadi and Nasser Mohammadi will meet on July 26 to select a number of the best photos for an exhibition, which will open on August 10, the first day of Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar.

Shia Muslims gather in mosques, religious sites and places for seasonal religious ceremonies every year to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions with rituals that begin each year from of the first day of Muharram.

The rituals reach their peak on Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, the day Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were martyred in Karbala as a result of their courageous stand against the injustices of the oppressive Umayyad dynasty in 680 CE.

The rituals continue until Arbaeen, which marks the end of the 40-day period of mourning after the martyrdom of the Imam and his faithful companions in Ashura.

Over the past decade, Iran has initiated the Arbaeen rally, which is organized annually by Shia Muslims in Iraq.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Shia Muslims from other countries travel to the Iraqi city of Karbala to observe Arbaeen Day at the holy shrines of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite imam, and his brother, Hazrat Abbas (AS).

Photo: Poster for the 1st edition of the Cadre Rouge international photo competition.

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PLAN AHEAD: Try bird photography https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/plan-ahead-try-bird-photography/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/plan-ahead-try-bird-photography/#respond Sat, 17 Jul 2021 00:49:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/plan-ahead-try-bird-photography/ PLANNING AHEAD ► Try bird photography Whether you are traveling the world or spending time in your own backyard, bird photography offers many challenges and great rewards. Olympe educator Rob knight will show you how to make the most of your bird photography opportunities. Rob will discuss autofocus settings and exposure modes for different bird […]]]>


PLANNING AHEAD

► Try bird photography

Whether you are traveling the world or spending time in your own backyard, bird photography offers many challenges and great rewards. Olympe educator Rob knight will show you how to make the most of your bird photography opportunities. Rob will discuss autofocus settings and exposure modes for different bird photography scenarios. It will cover the basic skills you need to freeze the action and capture crisp photos. You can take a peek inside Rob’s camera bag to see the tools he uses to capture photos of the wildlife from his “bird studio” at home to the rainforests of Costa Rica and beyond. July 24. Register at www.allevents.in.


Go online

Join Lydia Martinez, owner of Elle Marketing and Events, for a live workshop to learn the fundamentals of successful social media advertising campaigns. If you are looking to reach your target audience faster and more effectively, use social media ads. With social media ads, you can create personalized campaigns for different business goals at relatively low costs. Get real results while maximizing your spend. This course is ideal for those who are completely new to social media advertising. Come learn from Lydia Martinez, Elle Marketing and Events owner, and learn how to place ads, set up a Facebook pixel, the right audiences and targeting options, improve performance and more. July 23, 8:30 p.m. Register at www.allevents.in.


How to eat healthy

Join a stimulating and potentially life-saving online nutrition and cooking class program specially designed to harness the power of food for optimal health, while providing you with cooking tips and delicious recipes for nutritious meals you can prepare. at home. Find out about the latest research on how food can fight diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and obesity. A FLE The instructor will help you understand the link between healthy eating and disease prevention. Specifically to those who need it the most, that is, those who suffer from underlying health conditions related to lifestyle such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. July 24, 10:30 p.m. Register at www.allevents.in.

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► Art on canvas

Mithila Painting is an Indian painting style, practiced in the Mithila region of the Indian subcontinent. This painting is done with a variety of tools including fingers, twigs, paintbrushes, fountain pens and matches and using natural dyes and pigments. Join this fantastic event now to learn and experience art at The Mithila Art Workshop Circle community. July 21, 5 p.m. Rs 499. Register at www.insider.in.



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Reuters photographer killed in Kandahar tweeted “Lucky to be safe” https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/reuters-photographer-killed-in-kandahar-tweeted-lucky-to-be-safe/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/reuters-photographer-killed-in-kandahar-tweeted-lucky-to-be-safe/#respond Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:12:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/reuters-photographer-killed-in-kandahar-tweeted-lucky-to-be-safe/ Danish Siddique led Reuters multimedia team in India New Delhi: Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, employed by the Reuters news agency, was killed Thursday evening while reporting in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Mr. Siddiqui was riding with the Afghan special forces and had reported on their operations against the Taliban in the region. Afghan special forces […]]]>


Danish Siddique led Reuters multimedia team in India

New Delhi:

Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, employed by the Reuters news agency, was killed Thursday evening while reporting in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Mr. Siddiqui was riding with the Afghan special forces and had reported on their operations against the Taliban in the region.

Afghan special forces were fighting to retake the main market area of ​​Spin Boldak when Mr Siddiqui and a senior Afghan officer were killed in what was described as Taliban crossfire, Reuters reported citing officials.

Earlier, Mr Siddiqui told Reuters his arm was injured by shrapnel while reporting on the clash.

He was treated and was recovering when Taliban fighters withdrew from the fighting at Spin Boldak.

Siddiqui had spoken to traders when the Taliban attacked again, an Afghan commander told Reuters.

“The Dane was an outstanding journalist, a devoted husband and father and a much loved colleague. Our hearts go out to his family at these terrible times,” Reuters Chairman Michael Friedenberg and Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni said in a statement. .

In a series of tweets three days ago, the photojournalist, who won the Pulitzer in 2018 for his work on the Rohingya refugee crisis, recounted how the vehicle he was traveling in was targeted and that he “felt lucky to be safe “.

Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay tweeted about the photojournalist’s death.

Previously, around 50 diplomats and other staff from the Indian consulate in Kandahar, Afghanistan had been evacuated due to “intense fighting near the city of Kandahar”. The Taliban are trying to regain control of Afghanistan as the United States withdraws its forces after nearly two decades.

The photojournalist led the Reuters multimedia team in India. His devastating drone footage of funeral pyres during the brutal second wave of Covid in India had drawn global attention to the country.

Mr. Siddiqui graduated in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. He had a degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Center in Jamia in 2007.

He started his career as a TV news correspondent, switched to photojournalism and joined Reuters as an intern in 2010.





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Photographer reunites with couple after capturing oceanfront engagement in North Myrtle Beach https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photographer-reunites-with-couple-after-capturing-oceanfront-engagement-in-north-myrtle-beach/ https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photographer-reunites-with-couple-after-capturing-oceanfront-engagement-in-north-myrtle-beach/#respond Thu, 15 Jul 2021 02:11:57 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/photographer-reunites-with-couple-after-capturing-oceanfront-engagement-in-north-myrtle-beach/ NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A photographer was able to reunite with a couple after capturing their oceanfront engagement on Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach. Andrew Gunnels and Braylin Gillespie are originally from Anderson, SC and were visiting the area on vacation for the week, and Gunnels thought it would be a great time […]]]>


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A photographer was able to reunite with a couple after capturing their oceanfront engagement on Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach.

Andrew Gunnels and Braylin Gillespie are originally from Anderson, SC and were visiting the area on vacation for the week, and Gunnels thought it would be a great time to propose.

In a Facebook post, Photography Christa Walsh said she was expecting customers around 7:20 p.m. near 59th Avenue North when she noticed the couple were getting engaged. She said she didn’t have time to switch to her zoom lens, but removed 30 people from the beach and wanted to give them the photos.

After taking the photos, the couple walked in the opposite direction and she couldn’t follow them as she was waiting for her client, she said. The couple were eventually found and Walsh took their engagement photos on Wednesday night.

“I saw a little [the photographer] out of the corner of my eye taking pictures, but I thought maybe it was just someone who had just taken a picture, ”Gunnels said.

He said his stepfather was the one who noticed the Facebook post was being shared.

“It’s crazy to be here that someone noticed us getting engaged,” Gunnels said.

And above all, she said “yes! “



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