Tag: Nature

Dairy princess shares noble nature of farmers’ lifestyle

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns highlighting the area’s agricultural community.

Hi, my name is Shelby Carrigan, and I am the 2021-2022 Oneida County Dairy Princess. I am the daughter of John and Geraldine Carrigan, and I was raised in Marcy with my older brother, John. In December, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Utica College, concentrating in Early Childhood and Childhood Education.

Other than being the Oneida County Dairy Princess and continuing to pursue my childhood dream of becoming an elementary school teacher, I am also the new founder and owner of Heart

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5 Tips for Better Landscape and Nature Photography

You could spend a lifetime out in nature with your camera and still barely scratch the surface of what is out there to photograph. If you would like to improve your landscape and nature photography, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features five helpful tips that will improve your work and expand your creative palette. 

Coming to you from Chris Burkard with B&H Photo and Video, this awesome video tutorial will show you five tips for improving your landscape and nature photography. Of the tips, one that I think is especially crucial is the importance of paying close

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Photographer Donavon Smallwood: ‘What’s it like to be a black person in nature?’ | Photography

Since he was seven years old, Donavon Smallwood had lived in the same apartment in Harlem close to the northern tip of Central Park. As a teenager, he hung out there with his friends and, later, as he became interested in photography, he would often wander through the park with his camera looking for hidden places where the clamour of the city seemed a world away. “So many urban communities don’t have any nature spaces,” he says, “so I was lucky to have one close by.”

In 2019, he had “a vague idea for a project about walking and

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Examining Social Media’s Impact on Landscape and Nature Photography

As a landscape and nature photographer with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, I often enjoy trying to blend the two disciplines to better understand the human experience as it relates to photography. One subject that particularly intrigues me is the impact of social media on photography and photographers.

My journey as a photographer began in 2008 just before the explosion of social media. This was the heyday of forums, blogs, and magazines; if you wanted to find great photography, you had to search for it.

Today, it’s everywhere. Photographers are faced with a problem: How do we stand out?

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