Thursday, September 25, 2014
Nikon UK has released a new film by John Wright titled ‘Robo – Trumble’, featuring ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and ‘Studio Bot’, a bespoke robotic camera setup that demonstrates the capabilities of Nikon / MRMC’s remote camera system solution. John Wright, Nikon UK Ambassador, shot the entire film on a Nikon D810 and MRMC robotic head in order to capture multiple angles as Kimberly and Studio Bot perform together. The film highlights the precision and accuracy of the system that affords photographers, videographers and broadcasters complete creative control and the opportunity to shoot from "almost impossible" locations. Click through for the Robo – Trumble film and a behind-the-scenes video.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Calumet UK has launched a new 12 month student membership scheme to offer incentives and discounts for photography academics. The 12-month membership costs £25 per student and includes free sensor cleaning. a free 1:1 session with a Calumet expert, free standard delivery, a £50 rental voucher, and various discounts. Plus, students will also receive £25 worth of free gifts which includes a Selvyt cleaning cloth, an 8GB USB memory stick, a Brilliant paper sample pack and a 24-exposure roll of Ilford FP24 Plus 135 film. Students who purchase the membership will also be entitled to three free entries to the Student Photographer of the Year competition, launching later this year, with prizes totalling up to £5000. Students can join online at the website below.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Nikon USA has announced the upcoming schedule for its new Nikon School programme, which will now feature a wider variety of classes and a more interactive experience for photographers of all levels. The new courses focus on specific styles and techniques and include Travel and Landscape, Creative Lighting, Action and People and Video Production.Full-day and half-day sessions will now be available to make classes more accessible for photography lovers across the US. Additionally, Nikon School will now be structured as a more visual and interactive learning experience for students, with more enhanced content that demonstrate how to get the most out of a camera. The school will host more than 50 classes from September 2014 to June 2015 in 25 locations. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Issue 32 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available to purchase. In this month’s Behind the Lens article, David Noton describes his recent productive photo trip to the market at Issigeac in the Pays de Bergerac to capture the bustle of colour found there, as well as many other happy hours spent capturing the Gallic idyll of the region; this is all accompanied by his usual Video Blog. And the Low Down continues with Part Three of David’s articles on printing, this time getting down to the nitty-gritty of making a print, including discussions on the topics of colour management and soft proofing. Ross Hoddinott continues his Hangout series by writing about his own home patch of Cornwall, and the inspiration and benefits this popular location has always brought to his photography, all accompanied by some of his favourite shots. For How It’s Done, Ian Badley continues the Cornish theme, sharing the story behind his spectacular shot of a super-yacht in the 2010 Pendennis Cup Regatta. 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.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Issue 31 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available to purchase. This month David continues his French theme in his Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog with his account of ar wonderful photo trip to France in May. The Low Down continues with Part Two of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing, whilst Ross Hoddinott carries on with his Hoddinott’s Hangout column with a personal exploration of the joys of shooting insects close up, including plenty of advice on equipment, technique and approach. Meanwhile Chris Weston provides the next installment of The Storyteller, this time providing a set of a dozen projects and challenges to give you inspiration to get out and about with your camera. 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.
Friday, August 1, 2014
PhotographyBB has released Volume 4 of Clarity Magazine. Covering a wide range of topics, this issue includes a helpful guide to understanding a camera’s histogram, an in-depth look at all-flash indoor lighting setups, the focal-distance compression effect of lenses, Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorials, and more. Additionally, Volume Four includes a new feature column on smartphone photography. Priced at $6.99, Clarity Volume 4 is available to download in PDF format from the website below.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Canon India has posted a teaser ad on its Facebook page. The advert, reprinted above, promises "something big" for your camera (if your camera happens to be a Canon, of course). This could be something literally big, such as a new full-frame telephoto lens, or a brand new accessory that represents a technological breakthrough - there's no way to tell yet, although speculations abound.
Via Photography Bay
Update: Everyone guessed wrong.. the BIG thing mentioned in the ad is the Canon PhotoMarathon, the biggest photography competition in India.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Sony has announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center and Kumamoto Technology Center to increase its production capacity for stacked (back-illuminated) CMOS image sensors. This investment of approximately 35 billion yen is primarily intended to reinforce Nagasaki TEC's layering process production capabilities, as well as Kumamoto TEC's mastering process facilities. Sony expects to increase the current capacity of approximately 60,000 wafers per month to approximately 68,000 wafers per month in August 2015.
Monday, July 7, 2014
A Kingston University graphics student has used his camera to tell the story of the dying art form of subway dancing in New York City. Scott Carthy, who is originally from Drogheda, Ireland, arrived in the United States with his camera in March of this year with the intention of documenting the declining subculture which is currently being clamped down. The result of Scott’s trip is the seven-minute film 1050.6(c), which takes its name from the section of the New York City Transit Rules of Conduct which prohibits performers from dancing within the subway cars. Hiss film takes a snapshot of social and political change in one of the world’s most famous cities, and captures the artistry and often unappreciated talents of New York’s subway performers through the eyes of an aspiring young film-maker. Scott is now determined to find a way to return to shoot a feature-length version of the movie and, to that end, has set-up a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to try and get the project in motion. “I want to film these amazing performers now, because this could be the last chance to record this art form,” the 22 year old explained. “If no one else does it, it will be gone.”
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Issue 30 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. This month, David Noton's Video Blog takes us to Paris, where he and Wendy shared a memorable anniversary trip; and in Stepping Back he explores the considerable influence of this country on his professional and personal life. In this month’s How It’s Done, David explores the artistic merit of his ‘Balmoral Blur’, and for the Low Down he presents Part One of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing. In his brand new regular column, The Storyteller, world-class wildlife photographerChrist Weston explains how he works with a 50mm ‘standard’ lens to ensure he is able to make a connection with his wildlife subjects, importantly allowing them to come to him, rather than the other way around. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light online magazine is available to f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Issue 29 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens and accompanying Video Blog, David relates the second part of his Iceland trip he undertook in March 2014. For the second part of his Low Down on Planning, he analyses what needs to be considered when planning an individual shoot: where, when, transport, packing and preparation. Renowned pro Ross Hoddinott has a brand new column, Hoddinott’s Hangout, with the inaugural installment presenting a travelogue of his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, which includes some of the great wildlife shots he captured in that special environment. And in The Bizz, former picture researcher/editor and current freelance keyworder Juliet McGrory reveals the dark art behind captioning and keywording your images successfully. Please note that the full contents of Chasing the Light online magazine is available to f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Adorama has announced new updates to its VIP programme, offering more benefits, savings and exclusive offers than before. New features, perks and goodies include 30GB of smarter cloud photo and video storage from Picturelife, a complimentary photography lesson from New York Institute of Photography expert photographers, and a free 8”x8” AdoramaPix Photo Book. Additionally, for a limited time, customers can sign up for Adorama’s VIP programme at absolutely no cost. To join, simply visit the website below.
Friday, May 30, 2014
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) has announced it was selected as one of the arts organisations awarded a grant from The PNC Foundation through the PNC Arts Alive initiative in 2014. PNC Arts Alive is a two-year, $1 million initiative from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways. The grant was awarded in support of the IPHF’s International Photography Collaborative – “View Through a Lens” – an arts and cultural exchange programme between St. Louis, Missouri and Nanjing, China.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
PhotoShelter has just released a new free educational guide, Protect Yourself: What Photographers Should Know About Insurance. The PDF guide covers basic insurance terminology, lists the most important reasons to get insurance and examples of when to file a claim, and much more. You can download the guide from the website below.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Canon U.S.A. has announced a new marketing campaign, “Bring It,” designed to help consumers tell better stories with higher-quality images. and video. The campaign features Canon’s line of EOS digital SLR cameras and lenses, and encourages everyone to share their best photographs and movies on the Canon “Bring It” microsite. Through a series of TV, in-cinema and digital spots, “Bring It” pays homage to Canon’s past as a leader in digital imaging technology, including scenes from the recent film Need for Speed as well as personal home videos conveying the impact Canon has had from Hollywood to the general public. Consumers are also encouraged to be part of this social movement, using the hashtag #BringIt every time they upload their creative HD videos and still images on social media sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Consumer submitted content shared online with #BringIt may be featured and celebrated on the campaign microsite, bringit.usa.canon.com, beginning in July.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Furniture & Electrical shops are urgently appealing to photographers and camera lovers to donate any unwanted cameras or accessories to their local store. Chris Hull, BHF Field Operations Manager for Furniture & Electrical stores, says, “We’re reaching out to professional photographers and camera enthusiasts as we’re in urgent need of cameras, lenses, camcorders, carry-bags and other accessories. We absolutely rely on the support of the community to keep us running and without their generous donations, we risk reducing funding for vital research into heart disease. Please join the fight for every heartbeat and donate any unwanted items to your local BHF Furniture & Electrical store today!" To find your local BHF Furniture & Electrical store, visit the website below.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a statement advising Yosemite visitors that the use of drones is prohibited within park boundaries. Citing regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the NPS stresses that "the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances." Furthermore the NPS notes that "[d]rones can be extremely noisy, and can impact the natural soundscape... Additionally, drones can have negative impacts on wildlife nearby the area of use, especially sensitive nesting peregrine falcons on cliff walls."
Friday, May 2, 2014
Adore Chroma is a new fine-art photography magazine from the creators of Adore Noir. Dedicated to contemporary colour photography of the highest quality, Adore Chroma is available exclusively in digital format. The inaugural issue features images from Seung Hoon Park's TEXTUS series, stunningly interesting photographs of "seemingly trivial and ordinary" subjects by Abba Richman, surprising conceptual images Estelle Choe, painterly long-exposure images by Fabrice Silly, and much more. "Chroma is all about colour," says editor Sandra Djak Kovács. "Our Chroma Highlight features the unique world of Cristina Venedict’s digital brush and with this brush she tells us that 'I want to encourage people to dream.' And she does so, with vivid fairy tale like scenes where the viewer is easily drawn in, and never wants to leave." The first issue is now available for purchase, priced at $2.95.
Website: Adore Chroma
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Issue 28 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. In this month’s edition, David takes his readers to Iceland, where he spent a few great weeks back in March. In Stepping Back, David recalls his foray into wildlife photography as he and Wendy worked their way across Kruger National Park, South Africa in 2008 in a Land Rover. From other contributors, David Taylor continues his Taylor Made series with an article examining the arguments for and against HDR, whilst for this month’s How It’s Done feature, renowned street photographer Ronya Galka returns to pen an intriguing piece on her recent commissioned shoot that took place the City of London. Please note that the full contents of Chasing the Light online magazine is available to f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Seim Studios have just released their new photo workshop series focused on the history and art of photography. The miniseries follows in the footsteps of the acclaimed EXposed series produced in 2012. PhotoGraphics uses a historical perspective to guide viewers through many of the artistic and mechanical decisions that are needed to separate good pictures from great photographs, despite the challenges presented by variables like light, weather, color and composition. At approximately 3.5 hours, the series is now available at discounted pricing through 30 April 2014 as an immediate download for $59 and as a Blu-Ray / DVD combo for $79.