25 February, 2010

Helping Cardoso Island

swallow chicks in their nest under a tileSample of the picture sold at the auction
Photo: © Daniel De Granville, 2007

“ Granting image usage rights, free of charge, for non-profit socio-environmental organizations, scientists, researches done in public schools and universities, philanthropic publications aimed at environmental awareness, artistic projects with socio-environmental purposes and others”.

The sentence above is part of the section about Photo in Natura’s socio-environmental commitment. More than just publishing phrases randomly on our website, we must constantly evaluate whether we are effectively accomplishing these precepts – if we say that we do it, we’ve got to do it.

Thus, I recently received a request from Graded School – whose study trips I have joined a couple of times – to collaborate for a good cause. The school organized a charity auction to fundraise in order to build a community center at the marvelous Cardoso Island, south coast of São Paulo, and asked if I could donate one of my photographs.

I agreed without thinking twice, contributing with a 30 cm x 45 cm (12 in x 18 in) print of the picture that illustrates this post – taken at the Island in 2007 – accompanied by an Authenticity Certificate, proving its origin and the limited edition of 12 copies.

It is good to know that somehow, besides the environmental awareness that I try to foment through images, my photography is helping those who need.

 landscape of the restinga vegetation at  Cardoso IslandRestinga vegetation at Ilha do Cardoso
Photo: © Daniel De Granville, 2009


18 February, 2010

Photo in Natura on YouTube

We have just produced a 3-minute videoclip with 40 of my favorite nature pictures. Please click below to watch it!

03 February, 2010

Goodbye, Fotograma:
Photo in Natura is Online!

Our new logo!
Artwork: © 2007 Daniel De Granville

After several months of research, tests, exchange of experiences and a lot of work sitting in front of the computer, I am pleased to announce the release of our new website Photo in Natura!

It will replace the good old Fotograma, my first site, which was online since 2005. With a brand new layout and an image bank with hundreds of samples available, Photo in Natura shows our work in a much more practical and complete manner. However, since we are still adjusting some tools, you may experience temporary difficulties for browsing.

Be welcome, make yourself comfortable and please feel free to contact us in case of comments or suggestions. Thank you!

Farewell to Fotograma...
Artwork: © 2005 Nando Pereira | Daniel De Granville