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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...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 47

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Issue 47 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and accompanying Video Blog, David continues his travelogue on his recent Dolomite trip,, then in How It’s Done David remains in the Dolomites to capture a panorama of the Cristallo with his Canon G1X Mark II camera. In Stepping Back, David time-travels back to the Great Wall of China at Simatai in 1998, a memorable visit for having at least part of the wall to himself for the day. Elsewhere in Art of Landscapes, Bas Meelker encourages his readers to grips with the weather, so we choose photos locations with the best light and creative potential. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott presents his personal take on the impact on the photography profession of people selling their photos for free. Then in Sense of Space, Jeremy Horner revisits the magical Luang Prabang in Laos, reflecting on the wonderful photo opportunities this city on the Mekong River presents. 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 47 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and accompanying Video Blog, David continues his travelogue on his recent Dolomite trip,, then in How It’s Done David remains in the Dolomites to capture a...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lytro Immerge

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Lytro Immerge is the world’s first professional Light Field powered virtual reality rig. The product captures Light Field Volume – all the data from all directions at any location within a given volume – allowing virtual views to be generated from any point, facing any direction, with any field of view. Built from the ground up to seamlessly blend live action and computer graphics, it features configurable capture and playback options. “VR is the next wave in cinematic content, and immersive storytellers have been seeking technology that allows them to fully realize their creative vision,” said Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Lytro. “We believe the power of Light Field will help VR creators deliver on the promise of this new medium.” For more information, visit the website below.

Lytro Immerge is the world’s first professional Light Field powered virtual reality rig. The product captures Light Field Volume – all the data from all directions at any location within a given volume – allowing virtual views to be generated from any point, facing any direction, with any...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 46

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Issue 46 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and accompanying Video Blog, David takes readers to the Alto Adige region of the Dolomites where he discovers the region’s photographic, and culinary, delights. In How It’s Done, he sheds further light on the important subject of location searching, while in the final instalment of his Bizz mini series, he sounds out the opinion of colleagues within the photo industry for their take on the state of stock photography. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes a practical look at achieving impactful shots through a simple composition, primarily by manipulating backgrounds. Then in Sense of Space, Jeremy Horner goes island hopping around the Mediterranean on a short timescale and low budget. And in this edition’s Guest Feature, professional travel photographer Sean Caffrey presents a travelogue around the religious centres of Ethiopia. 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 46 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and accompanying Video Blog, David takes readers to the Alto Adige region of the Dolomites where he discovers the region’s photographic, and culinary, delights. In How...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 45

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Issue 45 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature, David fills us in on his exciting experiences shooting the Royal Scotsman in the Scottish Highlands last August. In the final instalment of his Low Down series on exposure, he looks at the creative possibilities of using fast glass wide open for minimal depth of field and dreamy bokeh backgrounds. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott looks at lighting for close-ups. Meanwhile, this month in Sense of Space Jeremy Horner travels to Morocco, reminiscing on the many times he has visited this magical country, and his favourite photo locations there. And in this edition’s Guest Feature, renowned photograper Alessandra Meniconzi explains her love of capturing the ancient heritage and daily life of indigenous peoples – with stunning images from Ethiopia and Tibet to Greenland and Siberia. 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 45 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature, David fills us in on his exciting experiences shooting the Royal Scotsman in the Scottish Highlands last August. In the final instalment of his Low Down series on...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Eloquent Light Turns 30, Announces Prize Draw

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To mark their 30th birthday, Eloquent Light Photography Workshops are inviting photographers to enter a prize draw this October for a chance to win one of over 30 great prizes valued at over $10,000. Based in Santa Fe, Eloquent Light was founded by award-art photographer Craig Varjabedian in 1986. The company has conducted workshops at some of the most inspiring locations in the American West, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast. You can enter the celebration prize draw at the website below. Prizes up for grabs include an Eloquent Light Photography Workshop gift certificate, a fine art photograph by Craig Varjabedian, gorgeous art books, photography equipment and software from Eloquent Light's workshop sponsors.

To mark their 30th birthday, Eloquent Light Photography Workshops are inviting photographers to enter a prize draw this October for a chance to win one of over 30 great prizes valued at over $10,000. Based in Santa Fe, Eloquent Light was founded by award-art photographer Craig Varjabedian in 1986. The company has ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Leica Store City Opens at The Royal Exchange

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Leica will open a second London-based store at The Royal Exchange. Following the success of its Mayfair store, Leica is expanding its retail presence with this new outlet – known as the Leica Store City – enabling customers in The City and East of London to experience the German brand’s full range of photographic and optics products, as well as providing access to the company’s services, such as its Akademie creative photography workshop programme. Opening on 5 October 2015, the Leica Store City is located at No.18 The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR.

Leica will open a second London-based store at The Royal Exchange. Following the success of its Mayfair store, Leica is expanding its retail presence with this new outlet – known as the Leica Store City – enabling customers in The City and East of London to experience the German...