World Photography day was on the 19th August
To celebrate the World Photography day on the 19th of August the Asian Photography Magazine launched a special issue, I am proud to be part of this years event. An old image comes to life again.
Asian Photography which is distributed through out India and south east Asia featured my image from 1983, no other than the Cover of Time Magazine,
this is in particular very appropriate as we experience all over the world environmental weather abnormalities. The image was taken during a very bad drought during 1983 in Australia.To read the small story I have provided a download as pdf on my website under Publications/Spreads go to:
(to see the actual cover of Time just click on the same page on Covers.)
A Graphic Expo/Techy Weekend
Below please read some excerpts from her story, for the the complete story on the Graphic Expo in Manila please go the link below:
A Graphic Expo/Techy Weekend
Yesterday, I was able to attend the Graphic Expo ‘07 at the Philippine Trade Training Center, as I brought along my dad, a tech enthusiast ( who inspired me to be one as well ), and my sister Strawberry, who is majoring in Multimedia Arts, so that I could show her what the latest gadgets and technology there in Pre-press and Imaging.
In the iMag Magazine travel issue, they have featured Gunther Deichmann. Gunther Deichmann is a brilliant photographer, he is described as a photographer who possesses the eyes of Dream Time. Dream Time, according to the Aborigines ( the natives of Australia ), is the land before time, or time outside of time. It’s a magical parallel universe that the past, present, and future occur at the same time. Quite wonderful, and mystical. Someone who has the eyes of magic, in my opinion, sees the spirit of the world. Seeing his pictures , somehow touched my soul, and I don’t know why.
Anyways, I’m swarmed with thoughts getting a new Macbook ( a lovetop! ), a new DSLR camera, a new laser printer, and more photography magazines. Argh, this is a sign that I should save up. Or maybe just earn more. Saving is just too hard!
Citrine charm, give me some cash inflow! Hahaha!
An all out Mac event in Cambodia
The GDPhotoWorkshop in Angkor Wat, Cambodia is going to be an all out Mac event now, I just found out last night during our preparation meeting at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, that everybody is using Mac's.You just took 2,000shots. Now what? Aperture is going to take care of that and I am sure we take more than 2,000 images, with 15 photographers around, you bet.
I meet the participants from the Philippines, USA and Australia, I have to admit a great bunch, we are going to have some fun and shoot some nice images at this fantastic world heritage site.
The usual day will go like this; early morning and I mean early morning excursions to the great sites of Angkor, then we have lunch and some session on our Mac's until 3pm.Our base is the great Heritage Suites Hotel in Siam Reap, check it out @ http://www.heritage.com.kh
Then off again into the field until sunset, dinner and after that a two hour session on computers, critic, and the digital workflow after the shoot with open discussions.
I am trying to post some live blogs, connection permitted and keep everybody informed, some real surprises are waiting for all participants, but it is not a surprise if I let the cat out of the bag now, dont worry everybody will find out soon.
You just have to make sure you stay tuned and subscribe to our blog for all the exciting news from Cambodia @ http://www.deichmann-photo.com/blog.html
GDPhotoWorkshop to Cambodia
© Gunther Deichmann, Cambodia, 2007
Our Workshop to Cambodia, Angkor Wat is now very near, we are off on the 7th of September, fully booked and we are ready to go for some very exciting photography and exploring the great world heritage sites in and around Siam Reap. For those who could not make it, dont worry we are already scheduling another one for Cambodia soon, just keep checking the GDPhotoWorkshop website and under the Calendar you find all the up coming events. The next workshop is going to be in Bali, Indonesia in November, all the details for this one will be on our site shortly. If I have a good connection I be sending out blogs from the Heritage Hotel in Siam Reap our base during the workshop, for more info on the Heritage Hotel please go to: http://www.heritage.com.kh
© Gunther Deichmann, Tibet 2006
By the way I am getting a lot of interest for the workshop next year in Tibet, (July/August 2008), make sure you contact us soon, since this one has only a limited number of participants (10 max), preparations and bookings have to be made early for this one. Again, for more information and details check our website, stay tuned or subscribe to our blog for the latest NEWS and up dates. For Images on Cambodia, Bali, Palau, Micronesia and Tibet please go to:
Palau, Micronesia is scheduled for April 2008, with a Marine Biologist and underwater photography in one of the best dive destinations in the world.
Our host in Palau Micronesia is Sam's Tours the premier Dive Center in Palau, for more info please go to: http://www.samstours.com
Diving, photography with living fossils
Photos: © Gunther Deichmann, http://www.deichmann-photo.com
Part two of the "living fossils". Do we have to go back in time? Actually not!
What has diving got to do with fossils? Not that much, except we still can find some creatures today who have been around million of years, most have evolved and adapted, they are relatives from the past.
Above are some images of Ammonite fossils with their close relatives of today.
Where can we find and see them?
If your next dive destination is the Pacific, Philippines or Micronesia, just ask you dive guide where to find these critters.
In Palau, Micronesia check with Sam’s Tours, arrange a Nautilus dive, or right in front of the dive shop you find plenty of squid, with Calypso Diving in Boracay, you can find some squid and octopus at Crocodile Island or take an easy dive right in front of the beach at night, lots of squid and the occasional octopus, but the squid is guaranteed.
Dugong Dive Center on Club Paradise, Palawan is a great location for cuttlefish at the house reef, check with the local guide for the best time of the year, the mating season, if you hit it right you can be part of this amazing mating ritual surrounded by dozens of cuttlefish at the house reef, right in front of the resort.
Diving in Puerto Galera is very rewarding, there you get almost all the these critters in the shallow water, no need to go deep, in Sabang Bay you find squid, octopus, cuttlefish and if you lucky even the flamboyant cuttlefish.
Truk Stop Dive Center in Chuuk, has a lot of octopus hiding in the wrecks from the IIWW, just ask your Guide to look out for some.
For all your travel arrangements check with our Alliance partner Blue Horizons and fly with our partner airline Asian Spirit.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and share your tale with your friends after the dive, hey, I dove with some “living fossils” today.
I try to bring you more “living fossils or their relatives” in the near feature, point you to the best dive locations within the Pacific, Philippines and Micronesia and if you an underwater photographer you sure going to love these locations.
Dive with the Philippine-Micronesia Alliance and the “living fossils” or their closest relatives.
A heaven for underwater photographers.
The Divers Choice.
The living fossil in Palau, Micronesia
Before you read the whole story on the provided link, here is some information referring to the two images below, as you all know my background is Paleontology.
Image on the left: I have found this Ammonite some 40 odd years ago digging for Fossils near the German Town of Goslar, it is dated back to the Jurassic period some 160 million years ago.
The image on the right is a close relative of the Ammonite, the Nautilus that I photographed in Palau about four years ago; it is the surviving member from this cephalopod family.
If you ever have the urge to go “back in time” talk to Dermot Keane or Sam Scott from Sam’s Tours in Palau, they can make arrangement for a Nautilus dive, to bring you closer to one of the few and true living fossils.
Contact Sam’s Tours at: www.samstours.com
Left: An Ammonite, 160 million years ago.
Right: 4 years ago in Palau, at the "Big Drop off",
a Nautilus, the "living fossil."
Photos: © Gunther Deichmann
The last few month been very hectic
Other media events last month have been the Philippine Star Fotofest and MEDIA IN FOCUS hosted by Che Che Lazaro at ABS CBN on the ANC Channel, which featured
a one hour on Photography.
Two new-revised edition from our Series of Guide Books, Palau and Puerto Galera have just been released and we completed the production of the small book “Palau Crown Jewel of the Pacific”.
The Asian Photography Magazine in the July 2007 issue used my images on the cover and a pro profile over 12 pages on “Shoot for yourself”
CLICK Photography Magazine from Malaysia, in August 2007, used one of my images on the cover and an article over 6 pages on “Photography Philosophy with Gunther Deichmann”
iMag Photography Magazine used my Image “The heat is on” on their current issue, (August) an image created for environmental awareness, mainly Global warming.
For you to view and read all of these stories I have provided them as a PDF file for download at the direct link below to my website.
Under publications; covers or spreads:
To find out more about the latest Book productions, please use this link:
Ancient forest found in Hungary
Now there is something to Photograph, enjoy the story.
Ancient forest found in Hungary
Eight-million-year-old forest of cypresses in Hungary
Urgent measures are being taken to preserve the ancient trees
An ancient forest of cypress trees, estimated to be eight million years old, has been discovered in Hungary.
Archaeologists found the 16 preserved trunks in an open cast coal mine in the north-eastern city of Bukkabrany.
The specimens were preserved intact while most of the forest turned to coal thanks to a casing of sand, which was perhaps the result of a sandstorm.
It is hoped the trees may offer experts a valuable insight into Earth's climate eight million years ago.
Read more on this fascinating story, just click here
Aerial images in Forbes Travel Magazine
Aerial View of Blue Corner, Palau, Micronesia
© Gunther Deichmann for Sam's Tours
for a selection of images on Palau and Micronesia click here.
For all aerials and other images of Palau and other states within Micronesia please go to my PhotoShelter online archive at:
MEDIA IN FOCUS - LIVE ON ABS CBN
Che Che Lazaro, Gunther Deichmann and George Tapan,
Photo: © Hermes Singson
MEDIA IN FOCUS hosted by Che Che Lazaro at ABS CBN on the ANC Channel featured a 1 hour on Photography. The topics during the interview where Photojournalism, Travel, the past and future and the art of photography, the show was a live broadcast at 6:00 PM local time, on ABS CBN and is broadcast also outside the Philippines on Cable TV. A replay will be screened at 11:00 PM.
The image above clockwise: Che Che Lazaro, Host and Newscaster, Gunther Deichmann Australian Photographer and George Tapan Philippine Photographer during the interview.
Thanks to ABS CBN for inviting me and a special thanks to Che Che Lazaro for being a wonderful host.
For more images by Gunther Deichmann please click here.
Power Mac Center Photography and the Web
The 7th of August was another great day at the Power Mac Center, Greenbelt 3, Makati, Manila, Philippines.
We had a full house during our seminar, an intro into Aperture, some basic Photography and how you can make use of the Web introducing Aperture Web capabilities and iWeb.
Stay tuned for more seminars and Workshops at the Power Mac Center, the coolest shop in Manila.
THE PHILIPPINE STAR FOTOFEST 2007
THE PHILIPPINE STAR FOTOFEST 2007
from August 2 to 4.
The Philippine Star’s 1st Photography Summit
The Launch, August 2, 2007, 4pm
(Ayala Mall Lower Level)
Welcome Remarks/Acknowledgment of Guests
by Lucien Dy Tioco
STAR Vice-President , Advertising
Grace Glory Go, STAR Exec. Vice- President
Ramon Arteficio, Canon President and CEO
Gunther Deichmann, Renowned Australian Photographer
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony/Photo Opp
Main photo from left to right:
Ms. Naty Ang, JT Photoworld, Mrs. Audrey Tan Zubiri,
Senator Migz Zubiri, President Grace Glory Go, STAR EVP
Gunther Deichmann, Photographer, Ramon Arteficio, Canon President,
Lucien Dy Tioco, STAR Vice-President , Advertising
Local Photographers attended the event and mingled with the crowd at the Ayala Center,I like to congratulate the Philippine Star News Paper for their effort,
invitation and organizing the Star Fotofest. Some of the images on display where absolute great, in particular on the Photo-Journalism subject.The Philippines has some great talents emerging in Photography, and I am proud to be part of this Star Fotofest, the Philippine Star Newspaper is the most widely read News Paper in the Country.
The book signing by Gunther Deichmann, Journey trough Colour and Time, was sponsored by Asia Type, Manila Philippines, a special thanks go to Nancy Vecina
for all her hard work behind the scene.
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2 2nd level
Some of the ACTIVITIES during the Fotofest
Special thanks to moderator Arlyn Dela Cruz, Journalist and Anchor women for guiding us through the seminars and workshops,
thanks for a great Job Arlyn
AUGUST 4, SATURDAY
10:00AM Travel and Landscape Photography
Raffle draw – prize (GD “Journey through Colour and Time,“ photography book)
Gunther Deichmann during his travel Photography presentation,
which included a 12 min. Keynote presentation of his
Book "Journey through Colour and Time"
produced with Aperture, Garageband and Keynote.
Gunther and Arlyn sharing a joke. The participants came from all over
Gunther during his travel photography seminar,
and the lucky winner of the raffle,
Gunther presents his Book Journey through Colour and Time
All Photos by Hermes Singson
Gunther Deichmann's website: www.deichmann-photo.com
Other seminars and workshops during the Fotofest,
please see the list below:
Outdoor Wedding Photography JOHN ONG
ANSMANN PRODUCT DEMO (RAFFLE)
Post Production workflow for Photographers
SANYO PRODUCT DEMO (RAFFLE)
On-Site Video Editing
CANON PRODUCT DEMO (RAFFLE)
JT PHOTOWORLD PRODUCT DEMO (RAFFLE)
PRESENTED BY MARK FLORO AND JOHN ONG
IBARRA DERI AND DAIL DERI
(on-the-spot) photo contest for this category
PHP 20,000 CASH
Relevance of photojournalism (news, sports,documentary)
Panelists: ROMY GACAD, AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
VAL RODRIGUEZ, STAR CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
ALEX BALUYUT, JOSE ENRIQUE SORIANO
WIG TYSMANS (Q&A)
Fashion and Celebrity Photojournalism
JUN DE LEON (Q AND A)
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
Fisherman catches 'living fossil' BBC NEWS
Fisherman catches 'living fossil'
Scientists are examining the Indonesian catch.
An extremely rare "living fossil" caught by a fisherman in Indonesia is being examined by scientists.
The 1.3m-long (4.3ft), 50kg (110lb) coelacanth is only the second ever to have been captured in Asia and has been described as a "significant find".
Read the whole story and photos @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6925784.stm
** Fisherman catches 'living fossil' **
A "living fossil" fish caught by a fisherman off the coast of Indonesia is examined by scientists.
BBC NEWS website: