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The inbound wedding photography business is developing in Taiwan, drawing in over five thousand couples to the country per annum, as per Tourism Bureau that falls under Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
One of the bureau official stated that Alishan, Sun Moon Lake and the north coast are among the top destinations for foreign couples to capture their memories, around a dozen couples show up for photo shoots in these locations on a daily basis.
The bureau, in fact, has put together makeup booths as well as related amenities providing free services in assorted scenic place across Taiwan. It is figured that the Xiangshan Visitor Center facility in Sun Moon Lake has welcomed hundred and fifty couples each month since it started previous August.
Other go-aheads include the annual Alishan wedding ceremony, photography as well as honeymoon package. Set to start on 30th Sept. the tour saw sixteen couples from places like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the mainland China exchange wedding vows under splendid green canopies of leafy trees in Alishan previous year.
Same packages would be promoted in other top destinations, including Pingtung County’s Liuqiu Township and Dapeng Bay, added the bureau. Taipei Wedding Photography Business Association director Chou Tai-feng told that most of the couples taking wedding snaps trips to Taiwan are from Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He added that unlike traditional honeymooners, they usually stay in Taiwan for up to ten days, getting their snaps done while sightseeing. They spend an average NT$ 200000 (i.e. US$ 6658) on such a tour.
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Johnny Yinger termed it as sheer dumb luck when he talked about the circumstances of his snap of a perched hummingbird sticking its tongue out. He stated that it was just a blink of an eye. One just cannot plan for that. Yinger’s snap named Hummingbird Tongue was selected as the winner of the Readers Wildlife Photography Contest 2014.
Over seventy snaps were handed for judging in 2014. The 2nd spot was handed to Poolville’s Robert F. Cook for his early morning snap of 3 coyotes – two of them standing on a bale of hay – across the path from his home. Frankfort Center’s Lynn Cleveland finished 3rd with her snap of a yellow warbler.
Tim Hensel, from Fayetteville, stated that he has got a trumpet vine in his yard that the hummingbirds totally love. Often, he stand out there and take their snaps. The professor of economics and public administration at Syracuse University added tat he could get with fifteen feet, but he had to stay very still.
Cook told that he took his snap Early Morning Coyotes from around hundred and fifty yards away with a telephoto lens. It was tough for him to get very close to the species. Coyotes are very nocturnal creatures. He rarely sees them during the day. While Cleveland’s snap, Yellow Warbler was the result of persistence and patience. It was clicked near a pond in Fairfield. Lynn Cleveland told that the yellow warbler was bugging in the scrub apple trees, the leaves were too thick to get a clear shot. It left the trees for a few minutes.
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After a telling winning showcase, last year, with Timothy Allen taking the top honor, Travel Photographer of the Year photo competition is now open to new entrants for this year. The contest is open to all photographers from across the world – from amateur to professional. This is TPOTY’s twelfth go at this. Already they have various new scopes available to aspiring photographers.
International travel photography contest has now opened their doors, with prizes for single images, video, portfolios and many more. The overall champ of Travel Photographer of the Year would get a £ 2500 prize, and also an iPad case or personalized leather print book and a private showcase of their travel photography at the exhibit next year.
To be in with a scope of winning the title, the photographers have to give 2 or more portfolio entries. In this contest, there are 3 portfolio categories – ‘Earth, Air, Fire and Water’, ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and ‘Tribes’,
There would also be prizes for Best Single Image in every of the portfolio categories, as well as a New Talent Award open to amateur and semi-professional photographers only. The winner of the New Talent Award winner would get a day’s mentoring from a judge and £500 as well as a private showcase at this exhibit.
Young Travel Photographer of the year would get £250 as well as a place on a Young Photographers Alliance mentoring program.
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