如何NANPA的高中奖学金项目影响了我 - 一个转捩点

森林里的猫头鹰警觉起来。

森林里的猫头鹰警觉起来。

ashleigh scully的故事和照片

我是2017年的参与者Nanpa高中奖学金计划在大烟山度过了一周,与一些不可思议的导师一起工作,扩大了我对摄影的兴趣,并向一些与我同龄的非常有才华的孩子学习。这个项目是我的一个转折点,它让我知道我是多么想激励年轻一代更多地学习保护和摄影。与来自全国各地的9名学生一起工作并向他们学习,这并不是我所期望的。我本以为我们都会坚持自己喜欢的摄影方式,但相反,我们都鼓励彼此尝试每样东西。在Smokies的那一周,我尝试了闪光灯和夜间摄影,并使用了佳能借给我的一些相机、镜头和闪光灯。现在我已经掌握了星星和夜晚摄影的设置知识,将来肯定会派上用场。我们还徒步去了一个瀑布,尝试用慢动作拍摄瀑布照片来捕捉水的模糊。使用外借的动画,我们还发现了小蝾螈和蟾蜍,并使用了导师之一Andrew Snyder教我们的“Meet Your Neighbors”技巧的白色背景。有些孩子非常喜欢这项新技术,这是他们所做的一切!

你认识一位才华横溢的年轻自然摄影师吗?NANPA的高中奖学金项目正在寻求10名高中生摄影师参加了为期五天的现场活动,他们可以从行业的顶尖射手学习。现在申请这种身临其境,动手教育计划将在大烟山国家公园2020年七月6日至11日,举行联合教室和场地为基础的指导,学生将有机会改善其性质的摄影技巧的机会,了解NANPA,meet industry professionals, and gain an appreciation of the Smoky Mountains’ rich natural history. TheNANPA基金会基金今年和其他教育计划。2020年1月31日是最后一天提出申请,所以不要等待。现在申请!这篇文章最初发表在2019年一月。

黑熊崽,边点燃在日出,大烟山国家公园。

黑熊崽,边点燃在日出,大烟山国家公园。

聚焦光

我的兴趣我花了另一条不同的道路,我决定专注于光。作为一个主要的野生动物摄影师,我可以尝试拍摄的不同方面对我的最后一个项目。随着我的主题不轻,我决定把它织与野生动物摄影以及。我开始寻找突显大烟山美景的自然光线,小源。无论是清晨射到光射灯的蜘蛛网上的露珠,或轴在磐石上蝾螈,我一直在寻找,照亮我的科目每一个机会,我得到了。这次旅行,我永远不会忘记的一天,是我们去凯德湾的那一天。我们被告知,让我们的眼睛了该地区著名的黑熊,让我们的脸压在玻璃整个公交车车程,扫描领域和树木,直到母亲和两个幼崽被发现。当我们离开巴士和游客他们的汽车堆出来的,大家一字排开沿着道路。我想我应该尝试不同的东西。于是,我改变了方向,开始走在路边,平行于空头,但大约100码远。 I simply walked along, waiting to see which direction they headed, with a few of my new photography friends close behind. We set up on top of a large hill, illuminated by the early morning light and highlighting the dew on the yellow grass. Scanning the trees, we could just barely see the bears through the woods. Some of us slowly made our way down towards the woods, where the cubs were running up and down the trees, the mother grazing in the tall, green grass. I hesitated for a moment, remembered to step a little out of my comfort zone, and chose this as the time to get my main subjects for my final project. As the sun rose, little parts of the woods were lit by the light, and I shifted my focus to one little cub on the limb of a tree, it’s left side lit by the sun, and it’s right side in the shadows. By decreasing my exposure -1 ⅓, any chance of overexposure faded away and I had gotten my photo for side lighting. As the mother appeared from the tall grass and faced away from us, I added another cool shot to the collection of her head and ears in the darkness, with the bright green all around her.

无价

这一天让我明白了高中奖学金项目.我能够从我的导师那里得到所有的建议,并将其应用于该领域,从而得到一个真正积极的结果!如果没有那段经历,我不可能扩大我的摄影兴趣,尤其是接受同龄人的建议和学习。摩根·海姆(Morgan Heim)是这个项目的导师之一。我学到了很多关于她保护工作的风格和她做的所有项目,这激励我更深入地专注于保护摄影。她是我今天最大的偶像之一,我将永远尊敬她,并受到她工作的鼓舞。我鼓励任何对自然摄影感兴趣的高中生申请这个精彩的项目。如果你有幸被选中,我的建议是,利用每一个机会,向旅途中的导师学习。他们只能帮助你,而且更愿意教你。这个项目对我来说意义重大,因为我离开时不仅收获了更多的摄影知识,还收获了一些永远的朋友。 I got to learn and apply so many new things that have contributed significantly to becoming the photographer I am today. I am so grateful to NANPA for giving me the opportunity and I hope to help inspire and motivate others my age to apply as well.

猎狐。

猎狐。

结语

最近,我在怀俄明州杰克逊霍尔的“荒野画廊”举办了我的第一次个人画廊展览。我的家人经常在杰克逊外出,那是一个非常适合拍照的地方。在我十岁的时候,我本打算通过杰克逊洞狩猎计划和当地摄影师杰森·威廉姆斯一起去黄石公园,但由于2013年的关闭,我们无法进入,于是我们花了一些时间在提顿山脉拍照。他当时的女朋友(现在是他的妻子!)凯莉·怀尔德是一位出色的当地艺术家。她刚刚开了自己的第一家画廊,展出艺术家的作品。多年来我一直和Jason保持联系,非常感谢Jason和Carrie给了我这么好的机会。我很自豪地看到我的努力成果被人们看到。这是我激励年轻一代学习更多环保知识的旅程中的一大步。我希望这也是人们从我的作品中看到和学习的一种方式,并改变他们对任何动物的负面看法。 Thank you to NANPA for inspiring me and guiding me into helping me follow my dreams. I hope that everyone applying knows what a special program this is and takes advantage of every minute because it might change your life! Ashleigh Scully is a wildlife photographer based in New Jersey. She has been capturing nature images since she was 8 years old. Now 15, she’s been photographing all over the country, but some of her favorite photographs were captured right in her own backyard, where she often sees Red Foxes, Red-tailed Hawks, Eastern Screech Owls and many other types of wildlife. She also visits Wyoming with her family and loves to photograph in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. In addition to being selected for NANPA’s High School Scholarship Program in 2017, Ashleigh’s work has received numerous awards and recognition, including winning and placing as a finalist in her age category as Wildlife Photographer of the Year and winning Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards Youth Wildlife Photographer of the Year. See more of her work athttps://www.ashleighscullyphotography.com/