Fujifilm’s new medium format mirrorless camera has been eagerly anticipated since it was announced. Sean Bagshaw has given it a first spin to find out how it performs. Did the camera stand up to expectations? You can read Sean's full review here in Landscape Photography Magazine.
Erin Babnik will be one of five speakers at "A Meeting of Minds 2016: A Dedicated Landscape Photography Conference", which will take place November 18–20, 2016 at the Rheged Centre at the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria, England. Organized by OnLandscape Magazine, this three-day conference includes sidecar events such as a sit-down dinner with conference delegates and a series of "lightning talks".
Tickets are available now through the OnLandscape website. Early-bird tickets are available for sale through the end of March.
America - Wild Landscapes is a new photo book collaboration the Photo Cascadia team did with fellow photographer Christian Heeb, author Stefan Nink and German publishing house Würzburg. The large format photo book showcases wild landscapes that contribute to the myth of the American dream. The Great Lakes in the Midwest, untamed nature in Yosemite and Grand Teton National Park, South Sea exoticism in Hawaii and arctic solitude in Alaska - America has countless facets, no country offers a greater variety of landscapes. Get more information about the book America - Wild Landscapes here.
For the third year Publishing house Würzburg is publishing Dreamscapes, a calendar featuring Sean Bagshaw's images. The 2016 calendar is large format (two feet wide) and beautifully printed. It features the following images:
Hot air balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey
Sunset on the coast, Mexico
Waterfall in Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica
Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain, Oregon, United States
Hidden beach in Sayulita, Mexico
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA
Autumn idyll: Outlet Falls, Washington, USA
Dawn on the coast, Oregon, USA
Gokyo Lake and Cho Oyu, Gokyo Valley, Nepal
PhotoCascadia is proud to announce the addition of Erin Babnik as a new full time member of the team! If you didn't previously know Erin's photography then hopefully you were introduced to her when she began contributing to the PhotoCascadia blog back in March of this year. Erin has the distinct honor of being the first and only person to be asked to join PhotoCascadia since the six original members formed the group several year ago.
Since the beginning, PhotoCascadia's mission has been to explore areas of natural beauty, encourage appreciation and conservation of wild places and offer inspiration by sharing our images, our stories, and our knowledge with other photographers who share our passion. We were quite content with the group and were not looking for a new member.
However, over the past several months it became clear that Erin was too good a fit not to be a member. She is smart, humble, kind, energetic and generous. Her photos are of the highest quality and artistry and were already admired by the group before we knew who she was. In addition to being a talented photographer she is an educated art historian, an excellent writer and has great energy, passion and vision. Erin's love of nature, adventure, exploration and sharing her knowledge aligns directly with the PhotoCascadia mission. During the time she has been contributing articles to the PhotoCascadia blog she has engaged, inspired and connected with our readers in a very positive way. Finally, hailing from northern California, she lives on the southern boundary of the Cascadia region so she knows, explores and photographs the area intimately.
Please join us in giving Erin a very warm welcome! You can look forward to seeing a lot more from her in the future!
First Christian Church Fellowship Hall 305 SW H St Grants Pass, OR Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7 - 9 pm
Presentation by Sean Bagshaw: Photographing and Developing For High Dynamic Range free and open to the public
A common occurrence when photographing the landscape is that our images don't match what we saw. The brighter areas in an image may be completely overexposed or shadow areas may appear totally black. This is because the dynamic range, or contrast, we encounter in nature is often at the edge of or beyond what our cameras can record in a single exposure. Fortunately, there are many ways to overcome challenges of high dynamic range light, both in the camera and in developing. Sean's presentation will look at different types of natural light, how to evaluate the dynamic range in a scene and several techniques for controlling the dynamic range in your images.
For those that don't know 2014 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act passed in 1964. The Smithsonian will be showcasing photos that depict wilderness and all we have to be thankful for today due to the Wilderness Act. The show goes through early summer 2015.
Last January Adrian Klein was fortunate enough to have 5 out of 300 semi-finalist images selected from the thousands submitted. Given how much he enjoys the outdoors, especially wilderness areas, this meant a lot to him.
Out of the final 300 images two of his have been selected for display in this exhibition, one for People in Wilderness and one for Scenic Landscapes. Not sure he will make it to the exhibit to see his images on display yet it’s nice to know he has a small part in shaping the view all the visitors will have into our wilderness with this exhibition.
The two images in this post are the ones selected for the exhibit. It’s a reminder to be appreciative for all the wilderness areas we have available to explore today thanks to the Wilderness Act. Congrats to all the winning photographers. Happy exploring and photographing!
David Cobb's book with Ken Brown wins gold at the Independent Books Publisher's Award for best book of the year in the "Home and Garden" category.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott, Amherst, NY
Sean Bagshaw will be presenting at the 2015 CanAm Photo Expo with some of the industry's top photographers, including Rick Sammon, David Cross, Don Komarechka, Neal Urban, Roman Kurwyczk and more. Information and Registration
PhotoCascadia members contributed to the November 2014 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine. Kevin McNeal's image of fall color and the first snow on the Dallas Divide, Colorado has a full page in the Showcase Section. Sean Bagshaw's photo of a sunrise at the Rogue River Gorge in Oregon is featured on the cover.
Zack and Sean went on a two week photo/mountain bike journey in Colorado in late September this year. You can read Zack's trip report and see some of his photos here on the blog.
Between photography sessions they also did a few memorable mountain bike rides. Zack produced a GoPro video compilation which you can watch here:
Photo Cascadia contributed an article to the October 2014 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine on our favorite fall photography locations in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the photographs that acompanied the article, Sean, Kevin and Chip had images featured in the Showcase section and another of Sean's images was also used for the cover. If you don't get the magazine you should, but you can also read the full article on the OP website.
Location: The Cascade Center of Photography
December 14th, 2013, 6-8pm
Come hang out with the members of Photo Cascadia at a reception at the Cascade Center of Photography. Photo Cascadia consists of six of the top northwest landscape photographers: Chip Phillips, Adrian Klein, David Cobb, Zach Schnepf, Kevin McNeal and Sean Bagshaw. We are all from the Pacific Northwest and share the common interest of photographing the striking beauty of the outdoors, especially the Northwestern United States. It's rare that all six photographers are together in one place. Come meet the whole team at the Cascade Center of Photography, 390 SW Columbia Street, Suite 110, Bend, Oregon. No registration necessary.
Publishing House Würzburg has published Dreamscapes 2014, a large format calendar featuring Sean Bagshaw's landscape images. The calendar is available in Europe and on the web.
Congrats to Photo Cascadia member Chip Phillips who has a photo featured in the Showcase section of the October 2013 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
Sean Bagshaw has had two of his images featured on the cover of Via Magazine published by AAA in 2013.
Mega Brands has created a new series of 1000 piece puzzles called "Vibrant" featuring a collection of images by members of Photo Cascadia. The puzzles can be found where toys and games are sold.
David Cobb's image "Cherry Hill" placed second at the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013 awards in the "Trees, Woods, and Forests" category.
Sean Bagshaw's image, Color Wash, was selected as the top image in the Art In Nature category in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Beginning in June of 2013 it will be on exhibit, along with the other winning images in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Over 20,000 images from all over the world were entered in the competition. In 2008 Sean's image, Lunar Eclipse Over Mt. Shasta, was also a category winner in the Windland Smith Rice Awards.
David Cobb will be doing book signings for "Quiet Beauty:Japanese Gardens of North America" and conducting presentations "Photographing the Japanese Garden" April 10, 2013 (7pm) at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon and April 12, 2013 (5:30pm) at the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon.
David Cobb's book with Ken Brown "Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America" will be published by Tuttle Publishing April 2013. Pre-orders are currently being taken by Amazon.com.
David Cobb’s portfolio of Japanese gardens was in the winner’s circle of the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest 2012.
Sean Bagshaw will be making two presentations at the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs conference this year. The conference will be held in Tri-Cities Washington September 28-30, 2012. Sean's lectures will include Luminosity Maksing and Channel Selections and CS6 Based Workflow with Lightroom 4. Other presenters at the 2012 4C's conference include George Lepp, Moose Peterson and Randall J. Hodges.
June 30 - November 25, 2012
Sean Bagshaw's image, Dune Lines, has been selected for the 2012 Internation Conservation Photography Awards in the Landscape Category. This is the 4th year that Sean has had an image honored with a selection.
The Burke Museum will once again exhibit the winners of the International Conservation Photography Awards, a biennial juried competition founded by acclaimed local nature photographer, Art Wolfe. See 75 award-wining photographs from across the globe. Capturing beautiful moments in the natural world, the photos connect us to tiny creatures and enormous environmental changes – and inspire, educate, and encourage us all to consider our impact on the world’s natural resources.
Issue 121 of Digital Photographer Magazine features a multi page article on photographing the night sky. A portion of the article is dedicated to a discussion with Sean Bagshaw about his night photography techniques as well as showcasing some of his night sky images.
Cell phone company HTC chose Photo Cascadia images to come pre loaded on their new line of smart phones. They wanted high quality and visually stunning images to help showcase the high resolution screens on the new phones and our images were just what they were looking for.
Work of Ashland's Sean Bagshaw on display through August
Beginning March 15, the University of Oregon School of Law will exhibit “Earth Palette,” a photography collection by Ashland photographer Sean Bagshaw. The exhibition runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Knight Law Center’s second-floor gallery until August 24. A public reception with Bagshaw will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Knight Law Center.
“Earth Palette” reflects Bagshaw’s passion for exploring the world. Bagshaw’s inspiration comes from natural materials that enhance his photography: light, color, texture,shape, motion, geology and meteorology. The exhibition, however, is more than photos; it showcases Bagshaw’s love and appreciation for landscape.
Issue E05.2012 of the f-stop Nature & Landscape Photo Newsletter is here. This issue features the work of Sean Bagshaw.
In the Decemeber 2011 issue of
Kevin does a write up on Mount Seymour Provincial Park in British Columbia
The Fall 2011 issue of Washington State Magazine features one of Chip Phillips' photos of the Washington Palouse region on the cover.
Three of Sean Bagshaw's images have now been published as Sierra Club greeting cards by Pomegranate Communications. Photos published include Red Willow Sea, Earth Bound Sun and Sunrise Majestic. The cards are available anywhere Sierra Club cards are sold. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cards supports the Sirra Club's efforts to preserve and protect the planet.
David Cobb and Sean Bagshaw each have Highly Honored images in the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards which were started by Art Wolfe 14 years ago. The exhibit will be on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History in Seattle until September. The images in the exhibit can also be viewed online at the ICPA site.
David's honored image is "War".
Sean's honored image is "Shadow Lands".
Abraham Lake Ice-1st Place
Lone Tree, Palouse Hills-2nd Place
Photographer Chip Phillips recently won first and second place in the Landscapes category of Digital Camera Magazine's Photographer of the Year Contest.
Kevin McNeal - Cover of Outdoor Photographer Sept 2009 - Shi Shi Beach, WA
Read the recent article about Sean Bagshaw's photography that appeared in the Oregon Outdoors section of the Mail Tribune.
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David's image "Garden Light" was a winner in the Public Gardens Category in "Nature's Best Photography" magazine's Natures Best Gardens contest.
David's image "Summer Dahlias" was a winner in the Plant Category in "Nature's Best Photography" magazine's Natures Best Gardens contest.
David's image "War" taken on the Falkland Islands was a top three Editor's Pick Award for 2009 on the Nature Photographer's Network.
Adrian's image "Wind Dancer's" taken over the summer during a short backpack trip in the Mt Hood Wilderness is part of the top 10 finalists in the Professional Category of photooftheyear.net. This is the second year in a row Adrian has been part of the top 10 for this category.
With Professional Photographers of Oregon Adrian had his highest scoring print accepted to the Court of Honor along with taking home highest aggregate score in the Illustrative Division for the 2010 Annual Print Competition.