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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LumeJet Launch Unique Photographic Print Service

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LumeJet Print Technologies have just launched their online printing service. Offering a range of printing sizes up to and including one metre (39”) long panorama prints, as well as premium-quality lay-flat photo books via partners, LumeJet are promising to deliver a faithful reproduction in print of what a photographer has graded on their display. Additionally LumeJet’s innovative photonic print technology, designed and developed in the UK, produces ultra-high quality printed output on traditional silver halide papers by using a brand new RGB, digital print head. “This true 400dpi continuous tone resolution, with much reduced flare and pixel cross talk, has been emphatically endorsed by a number of professional photographers that we have shown our print output to so far,” says Paul Anson, Co-Founder of LumeJet. “Some have commented that it is the highest quality photo print they have ever seen, and I believe this is now the breakthrough moment for LumeJet. By offering our breathtaking quality and high-end professional services through a convenient web platform, we can ensure that creative photo artists can bring their work to life, from anywhere, without compromise.”

LumeJet Print Technologies have just launched their online printing service. Offering a range of printing sizes up to and including one metre (39”) long panorama prints, as well as premium-quality lay-flat photo books via partners, LumeJet are promising to deliver a faithful reproduction in print of what a photographer...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Leica Opens First Las Vegas Store

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Leica has announced the opening of the first-ever Las Vegas Store, located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The Leica Store Las Vegas offers visitors and locals the opportunity to experience the entire Leica camera line through product demonstrations and advice from a highly-trained staff. Guests can visit the store from 10am-Midnight on Friday and Saturday and 10am-11pm Sunday through Thursday.

Leica has announced the opening of the first-ever Las Vegas Store, located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The Leica Store Las Vegas offers visitors and locals the opportunity to experience the entire Leica camera line through product demonstrations and advice from a highly-trained staff....

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Shots/on\Stone

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Vienna-based master printer Tom Bates has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project, Shots/on\Stone, offering hand-crafted and custom-made analogue prints on natural limestone that promise to "reignite the magic of tangible relationships with the photos we take." Each Shot/on\Stone is created using a rare process whereby the stone is hand-coated in photographic emulsion and hand-developed in a darkroom using traditional techniques. Finally, the photograph is painted with two coats of UV protective varnish to help ensure it lasts for many, many years. Each Shot/on\Stone tile measures 20x20cm (7.8”x7.8”) and weighs between 800 and 1200 grams. "When you look at a Shot/on\Stone, you aren’t just seeing a photograph, you are viewing something which has a real, living history and an image which has become fused with the natural patterns and markings of the stone," Tom says. "Since there is no frame around the stone, or glass covering it, you are instinctively drawn to establish a direct, tangible connection with the photograph by touching it and feeling the natural stone surface beneath." Shots/on\Stone are available now via Kickstarter with prices starting from €40.

Vienna-based master printer Tom Bates has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project, Shots/on\Stone, offering hand-crafted and custom-made analogue prints on natural limestone that promise to "reignite the magic of tangible relationships with the photos we take." Each Shot/on\Stone is created using a rare process whereby...

Master of Photography

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Leica has announced that it is to become Sky Arts’ exclusive technical provider for Master of Photography, the first TV talent show dedicated to photography. Hosted by Isabella Rossellini, the programme will involve 12 young talents – either amateur or pro photographers – from all over Europe. During the eight episodes in the series, competitors will face challenges both in the studio and outdoors, touring several European locations from Rome to Ireland and London to Berlin. A jury comprising three globally-renowned photographers and experts, Oliviero Toscani, Simon Frederick and Rut Blees Luxemburg, will select the first Master of Photography, with the winner receiving a prize of €150,000.

Leica has announced that it is to become Sky Arts’ exclusive technical provider for Master of Photography, the first TV talent show dedicated to photography. Hosted by Isabella Rossellini, the programme will involve 12 young talents – either amateur or pro photographers – from all over Europe. During the eight...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 54

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Issue 54 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Field Trial article, David Noton Canon takes centre state, as David Noton explains why he chose the system, and why he sticks by his decision. Then in the Low Down, he turns his attention to the photographic inspiration to be found in photographing faces around the world, as he reminisces on the memorable portraits he has shot over the years. In an edition of Stepping Back, David takes readers to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, revisiting the trip he made in 2008 and the location’s possibilities. And in this month’s How It’s Done, he shows us what’s in his photo backpack, a piece accompanied by a video link. Finally, David presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 54 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Field Trial article, David Noton Canon takes centre state, as David Noton explains why he chose the system, and why he sticks by his decision. Then in the Low Down, he...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jessops Announce Special Print Offer

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Jessops are offering up to 1000 free prints upon the purchase of selected cameras from 9th June to 3rd August. The offer is valid on 6x4 prints only, ordered in-store, on a next-day service. "This offer ties in perfectly with Jessops’s recent Share You Summer campaign, designed to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for photographers of all abilities to showcase an image they are proud of," the company said in a statement.

Jessops are offering up to 1000 free prints upon the purchase of selected cameras from 9th June to 3rd August. The offer is valid on 6x4 prints only, ordered in-store, on a next-day service. "This offer ties in perfectly with Jessops’s recent Share You Summer campaign, designed to provide...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Canon UK Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Canon UK today marks the company’s 40th anniversary with a birthday celebration for all 2,000 employees. Canon Business Machines was established in the UK on 21st June 1976 when the key focus was on sales of calculators, micrographic equipment and photocopiers for the business market. In 1982, Canon merged with a separate camera sales operation to create Canon UK. When Canon UK was established the latest product was the AE-1, the world’s first 35mm AE SLR equipped with a CPU and seen as a pioneer of automated and computerised cameras. Dave Newell, a long-serving Canon employee who joined the company in 1982 said: “It’s brilliant to work at a company like Canon. There is a great atmosphere and staff are treated as valued members of the team, rather than just cogs in a wheel. When asked why I have chosen to stay at one company for so long, I have to say that it’s not the same company – the business continually transforms in really exciting ways to support the changing needs of our customers.”

Canon UK today marks the company’s 40th anniversary with a birthday celebration for all 2,000 employees. Canon Business Machines was established in the UK on 21st June 1976 when the key focus was on sales of calculators, micrographic equipment and photocopiers for the business market. In 1982, Canon merged with a...

Friday, June 10, 2016

Leitz Park Wetzlar Expanding

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Leica has announced the expansion of the Leitz Park in Wetzlar. Over the next two years, the Company Group from Salzburg, Austria, headed by Leica chairman Andreas Kaufmann, will be investing in the construction of four further buildings that will expand the gross floor area at the complex by an additional 26,000 square metres. On completion of this third phase of construction in 2018, the Leitz Park complex will have been expanded by an attractive World of Leica Experience – featuring a museum, the Leica archives, a Leica Galerie and an outlet store – a 4-star hotel, a building for CW Sonderoptik GmbH and an office building. “We are very pleased to see how the Leitz Park is already accepted and appreciated by the citizens of the region and the employees of the companies on our site,” Kaufmann says. “Breaking ground for the start of the third phase now marks the next milestone in our ambitious project: the expansion of the Leitz Park to create the foremost centre of the optical industry in Germany. I am certain that this next phase of development will make the site even more attractive and further increase its international charisma.”

Leica has announced the expansion of the Leitz Park in Wetzlar. Over the next two years, the Company Group from Salzburg, Austria, headed by Leica chairman Andreas Kaufmann, will be investing in the construction of four further buildings that will expand the gross floor area at the complex by...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Canon Online Learning

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Canon have launched Canon Online Learning, a new programme of digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts develop their skills at their own pace. Available now, the programme currently comprises 7 courses including Photo 101: How to Take Great Pictures, Printing Basics & Beyond, Great Landscapes Made Easy, Simple Tips for Photographing Children, Getting Started with Flash Photography, Understanding EOS Camera Operations and Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series. These first seven courses, and subsequent classes to follow, will include video guides unique to each course with the option to download or print PDF materials. With the exception of Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series, courses will also include complementary resources such as bonus video content, lighting/shooting diagrams, shot lists, resource guides and interviews with course instructors. Initial course offerings range from $19.99-$59.99.

Canon have launched Canon Online Learning, a new programme of digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts develop their skills at their own pace. Available now, the programme currently comprises 7 courses including Photo 101: How to Take Great Pictures, Printing Basics & Beyond, Great Landscapes...

Monday, June 6, 2016

BJP Goes Equity Crowdfunding

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The British Journal of Photography (BJP) has announced that it is raising funds using by offering shares to its readers and followers via crowdfunding website CrowdCube. BJP is seeking fresh investment to bring its archive - which spans over 160 years of content - to the public via the Web. Over 180,000 pages, encompassing all of photographic history, have already been scanned and digitised. Due to unprecedented demand the crowdfunding campaign has reached its initial funding goal within hours of going live, with 24 days still left for investors to get involved.

The British Journal of Photography (BJP) has announced that it is raising funds using by offering shares to its readers and followers via crowdfunding website CrowdCube. BJP is seeking fresh investment to bring its archive - which spans over 160 years of content - to the public via the Web....

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 53

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Issue 53 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article, David Noton invites readers to travel with him to Paris where he enjoys a few days of spring photography with the new Canon 1Dx Mark II. In Photo Essentials, he continues his exploration of camera settings. Meanwhile, in the Low Down David this time turns his attention to the photographic inspiration to be found in colour. And finally, he presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 53 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article, David Noton invites readers to travel with him to Paris where he enjoys a few days of spring photography with the new Canon 1Dx Mark II. In...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Canon Releases 2016 Photography Trends Study

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Canon U.S.A. has just released its inaugural Photography Trends Study. This survey of 1004 adult U.S. consumers has revealed a surprising degree of self-confidence among amateur photographers, with 80% of respondents claiming to have "good-to-excellent" photography skills, and 62% boasting that their snapping skills have improved in the past two to five years. Food photography appears to be one of the favourite genres, with more than half of consumers taking food photos to show off a personal creation or new recipe. More than one in four respondents admit they share photos of food to brag and to give friends and family "FOMO" (Fear Of Missing Out). The survey has also revealed that more people take photos of their pets than of themselves, even as 57% confess to taking selfies on a regular basis. Less surprisingly, the majority (80%) are capturing photos during family gatherings and holidays. Interestingly, photos at the gym are only taken by 16% of U.S. consumers.

Canon U.S.A. has just released its inaugural Photography Trends Study. This survey of 1004 adult U.S. consumers has revealed a surprising degree of self-confidence among amateur photographers, with 80% of respondents claiming to have "good-to-excellent" photography skills, and 62% boasting that their snapping skills have improved in the past two...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 52

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Issue 52 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. This month David Noton kicks off with a Field Trial to evaluate the new Canon EOS 1DX Mark II. David also starts a new series entitled Photo Essentials, which is designed to refresh our basic photo skills – the first instalment begins a detailed exploration of camera settings. He then starts a new occasional series Location Report, this time giving readers his thoughts on Iceland as a photo destination. In Hoddinott’s Hangout Ross Hoddinott rediscovers polarising filters, whilst for this month’s edition of the Pipeline, we join Ben Pipe on his recent visit to Seville where he shot the Semana Santa festivities.Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 52 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. This month David Noton kicks off with a Field Trial to evaluate the new Canon EOS 1DX Mark II. David also starts a new series entitled Photo Essentials, which is designed to refresh our basic photo...

Friday, April 22, 2016

Jessops Opens 51st Store

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Today marks the official opening of Jessops' 51st UK store in North Street, Brighton. The new shop will offer Brighton the full portfolio of Jessops services. Customer can take advantage of the professional expertise of staff by enrolling on one of the many Academy Courses available to all levels. Other new services on offer include a Rental Service, Trade-In offering, Sensor Cleaning, one-to-one photography tuition, an on-site lab for photo printing products made in-store within the hour, and access to a large range of cameras and accessories. “Our success is a multi-channel strategy, within which the high street plays a key role,” says Neil Old, Jessops CEO. “It is all about giving shoppers choice on how to buy: whether that’s in-store where they can get hands on experience, by phone, online 24/7, or via the collect at store service.”

Today marks the official opening of Jessops' 51st UK store in North Street, Brighton. The new shop will offer Brighton the full portfolio of Jessops services. Customer can take advantage of the professional expertise of staff by enrolling on one of the many Academy Courses available to all levels. Other...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 50

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Issue 50 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens article and accompanying video blog, David Noton continues his travelogue about his recent trip to Western Australia. Meanwhile, in the Low Down, the next instalment of David’s mini series on new inspirations considers the opportunities to be found in shooting textures, a subject he now feels may have far more potential than he had previously thought. For this month’s edition of The Pipe Line, Ben Piper embarks upon a weekend of shooting the diverse architecture of Berlin. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 50 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens article and accompanying video blog, David Noton continues his travelogue about his recent trip to Western Australia. Meanwhile, in the Low Down, the next instalment of David’s...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 49

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Issue 49 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article and accompanying video blog, David kicks off with the first instalment of his two-part travelogue to Western Australia. Next in the Low Down, he continues his mini series on new inspirations by considering his lifelong passion for photographing food around the world. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott explores artistic interpretation as he answers the question: when is bad exposure good? Meanwhile, in the Art of Landscapes Bas Meelker provides his readers with a welcome introduction to his approach to his stunning black and white photography. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 49 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article and accompanying video blog, David kicks off with the first instalment of his two-part travelogue to Western Australia. Next in the Low Down, he continues his mini...

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 48

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Issue 48 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature, reminisces on an autumn spent on Exmoor, as he photographed the golden colours of this beautiful landscape with one of his workshop groups. Next in the Low Down, he kicks off a mini series on the all-important subject of discovering new inspirations for your photography. He continues this theme in Stepping Back, where a trip back down the A303 from Gatwick past Stonehenge triggers mixed memories of this ancient monument, along with a desire to shoot it once again. In Hoddinott’s Hangout Ross Hoddinott welcomes the New Year with a 5-point checklist to give your technique a quick MOT, therefore ensuring that your photography is on the right track at the start of 2016. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 48 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature, reminisces on an autumn spent on Exmoor, as he photographed the golden colours of this beautiful landscape with one of his workshop groups. Next in the Low Down,...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jessops Opens 50th Store

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Today marks the opening of Jessops’s 50th store. The new concession shop officially opened its doors to Christmas shoppers today at Sainsbury’s in Emersons Green, Bristol. The new store will offer shoppers the services that Jessops is renowned for, including expert staff, try-before-you-buy product displays, and access to a wide range of cameras and accessories. Customers can also take advantage of one-hour printing services and attend a range of photography courses designed to meet the needs of all levels and abilities. “The opening of Jessops at Emersons Green concludes a very successful year for Jessops. In 2015, our vision has been executed perfectly with fourteen new store openings, allowing us to bring our fantastic service to even more customers around the country.”

Today marks the opening of Jessops’s 50th store. The new concession shop officially opened its doors to Christmas shoppers today at Sainsbury’s in Emersons Green, Bristol. The new store will offer shoppers the services that Jessops is renowned for, including expert staff, try-before-you-buy product displays, and...

Friday, December 11, 2015

New Jessops Store Opens in Cambridge

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Jessops has just opened the doors of its newest shop in Cambridge. Located at 15 Fitzroy Street, the new store offers try-before-you buy product displays, one-to-one photography tuition, an on-site lab for photo products made in-store within the hour, and the latest cameras and photographic accessories. New services on offer at the the Cambridge store include the Jessops Rental Service, a Trade-In offering and sensor cleaning.

Jessops has just opened the doors of its newest shop in Cambridge. Located at 15 Fitzroy Street, the new store offers try-before-you buy product displays, one-to-one photography tuition, an on-site lab for photo products made in-store within the hour, and the latest cameras and photographic accessories. New services on offer at...

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Jessops Store Opens in Exeter

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Jessops have opened the doors of their brand new shop in Exeter. Located at 235 High Street, the new store offers try-before-you buy product displays, one-to-one photography tuition, an on-site lab for photo products made in-store within the hour, and of course the latest cameras and photographic accessories. New services on offer at the Exeter store include the Jessops Rental Service, a Trade-In offering and sensor cleaning.

Jessops have opened the doors of their brand new shop in Exeter. Located at 235 High Street, the new store offers try-before-you buy product displays, one-to-one photography tuition, an on-site lab for photo products made in-store within the hour, and of course the latest cameras and photographic accessories. New services on...