20 Years of Nature’s Best Photography

Produced to accompany the Nature’s Best Photography “Best of the Best” Exhibition, this video brings you nature photography from the past 20 years including grand prize winners, youth winners, and the Windland Smith Rice International Awards winners for 2014 and 2015. It is shown on a Panasonic 65″ LED LCD flat panel display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Every year these annual photo exhibitions are viewed by millions of people in one of the world’s most highly-visited and respected museums, open daily and free to the public.

The complete collection of winners and highly honored images is featured in the Fall 2015 special 20th Anniversary edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine in the museum shops and on the NBP website at http://www.naturesbestphotography.com/store.

Go to http://www.naturesbestphotography.com to enter your own pictures in the current competitions and learn more.

Introducing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Camera and Still Photo Features

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon’s flagship DSLR camera. It builds substantially upon Canon’s professional top-end DSLR series, which already includes the EOS-1D X, and its Cinema EOS counterpart, the EOS-1D C.

Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Rudy Winston as he introduces the still image features of the EOS-1D X Mark II camera. In this video, he discusses features such as the shooting speed fps, burst rates, autofocus, sensor, media, on board GPS, and more!

Developing Visual Literacy through Participatory Photography

Recent technological developments have caused a seismic shift in modern literacy practices. We are moving rapidly away from the traditional dominance of the written word on the printed page towards a new, image-led communication landscape. Visual literacy is the ability to read, understand and question the meanings of images that saturate our everyday lives.
Matthew Sowerby has a BA(Hons) in Photographic Studies and a Masters in Education. After working as a freelance photographer Matthew began teaching photography, initially in Glasgow and most recently as senior lecturer in Photography, Art & Design at Edinburgh College. An early-adopter of user-driven networked communities of practice to support learning, Matthew is currently researching the central role of digital photography in modern literacy practices.