On July 14th and 15th, the 4th international photo festival “Photography Day 2012” took place in Sokolniki park.
This year, the festival united over 25,000 professional and amateur photographers, as well as people interested in photographic art. National Geographic Russia acted as an information partner for the event.
The National Geographic stand was a hit with the festival guests, who had the chance to buy the latest and archive issues and subscribe to National Geographic Russia and National Geographic Traveler.
Traditionally, a special emphasis was made on the educational program, which evoked much interest among “Photography Day” visitors. The leading photographers of Russia and the world held over 50 seminars and master classes on different topics: from the secrets of admirable wedding photography to shooting in a dark room and studio photography. Many world famous photographers, such as Zoriah Miller, Krystle Wright, Dan Ballad and others, shared their secrets with the audience.
The seminar held by Andrei Kamenev, the chief photographer of National Geographic Russia, attracted a full crowd. Andrei shared professional secrets and revealed the peculiarities of macro photography, and he also presented his exhibition “Australia.”
The seminar held by Andrei Gudkov, another photographer from National Geographic Russia, also evoked lively interest from the audience. One of Russia’s best animal photographers, he spoke of the special methods in shooting wild animals and shared his vast experience.
“Photography Day 2012” confirmed its own status as the brightest event in the world of photography and Russia’s largest, unique outdoor photography event. It’s not just a festival that unites an unprecedented number of photographers of the country, but a real feast that calls on visitors to prove that photography is not only an art or hobby. According to the famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, photography is a way of life.
For further details, visit the official festival web site at