Friday, November 6, 2015
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.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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.
Monday, October 12, 2015
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.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Throughout September 2015, Leica and The Photographers’ Gallery will be offering complimentary Associate Membership (for one year) to the first fifty customers who purchase a Leica camera or lens at the Leica Store Mayfair. The offer applies to all Leica lenses and cameras except for compact models. The value of the one-year membership is £175.
Friday, August 21, 2015
UK photo specialist Jessops has just opened the doors to three brand new stores located at the Sainsbury's in Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Gloucestershire’s Cheltenham and Abbey Wood, South-East London. These new Jessops stores aim to bring a fresh photography experience to its local shoppers, whilst still offering try-before-you buy product displays, one-to-one photography tuition in-store, on-site lab for photo products made in-store within the hour, and the widest ranges of the latest cameras and photographic accessories from the world’s leading imaging brands. New services on offer at the three stores include the Jessops rental service, a trade-In offering and sensor cleaning. The Murrayfield and Cheltenham concession stores also have a Jessops Academy Training room to deliver their photography courses.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Issue 43 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature anf Video Blog, David recounts his photographic adventures in the Lot Valley of France. Then in Part 9 of his Low Down series on Exposure, David deconstructs slow shutter speeds: when and why they are desirable, how they are achieved, and how slow we need to go. In the magazine's How It's Done feature, Dutch landscape photographer Bas Meelkere tells the tale of a rather dismal photo trip to Austria, which nevertheless turned out to be fruitful. In The Storyteller, seasoned wildlife photographer Chris Weston explores the tales of five iconic animal species that have been close to extinction – and where they are now. And in the second instalment of Jeremy Horner’s Sense of Space column he visits the island of Madagascar. Donote that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Amazon has just opened its new multi-million pound fashion photography studio in London. At 46,000 sq ft, it houses 22 individual photography bays, a large state-of-the-art editorial suite, video editing facilities, a creative fashion library, and several offices. “Our aim is to make Amazon the best place to buy fashion online,” said Sergio Bucher, Vice President of Amazon Fashion EU. “The opening of our new fashion studio, in the heart of one of the leading fashion capitals of the world, illustrates our ambitions.” The new Amazon Fashion Photography Studio is situated on Geffrye Street in Shoreditch.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
George Eastman House's Technology Collection has been recognised as an Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for its historic significance as the world's leading collection of photographic and cinematographic technology. The vast collection includes a daguerreotype camera signed by Daguerre, an original 1888 Kodak, Ansel Adams's first cameras, a Technicolor camera that filmed MGM classics, the NASA Lunar Orbiter, the Speed Graphic camera that captured the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, and many other technical marvels. "The collection at George Eastman House promotes the legacy of a great inventor while telling the story of an industry that has brought fun, leisure, and entertainment to many," said Madiha El-Mehelmy Kotb, past president of ASME. "This landmark designation pays tribute to the mechanical engineering ingenuity that has been incorporated in these devices." ASME has designated landmarks, sites, and collections of historic importance to mechanical engineering since 1971 through its History and Heritage Landmarks Programme. Landmark status indicates that the artifact, site, or collection represents a significant step forward in the evolution of mechanical engineering and is the best known example of its kind.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Issue 42 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available.In this month's Behind the Lens feature, David describes his experience of working on a commission to shoot the beautiful Venice Simplon Orient Express as it made its way through the Austrian Tyrol. In Stepping Back, he reminisces on his beloved Umbria, describing the love affair he and Wendy have enjoyed with that region over the last decade. Then in Part 8 of his Low Down series on Exposure, David looks at the ‘need for speed’, otherwise known as fast shutter speeds: when we need them, why we need them, and how fast we need them. For this month’s How It’s Done, he returns to Vietnam to try his hand at some close quarters travel portraiture. Ross Hoddinott reveals how his photography of the enchanting wildlife on the Galapagos Islands benefitted from a recent second visit, whilst Chris Weston discusses how really getting to know a subject can make all the difference in this field. And this month, experienced travel photographer Jeremy Horner kick-starts his own new column, Sense of Place, by remembering on his long-standing photo relationship with the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Foto Promos, a collective of photographic professionals offering time limited deals and photographic giveaways, has announced The Big Deal bundle for photographers. Brought to you by B&H Photo, SmugMug and Spider Camera Holster; The Big Deal bundle includes $4,000 worth of photography resources, available for $99 only, from 14-25 June 2015. “In all my years in the photography industry working for Vertus, Nik Software, Google, Macphun and now Think-Eleven and Foto Promos I have never been part of a bundle of this magnitude,” said Mornee Sherry, CEO of Think-Eleven and Foto Promos. “The Big Deal bundle includes the biggest names in photography and we’ve brought them all together.” The Big Deal contributors include Lindsay Adler, Jared Platt, Dave Cross, KelbyOne, Lee Varis, Gavin Gough, Tony Sweet, Rick Sammon, Phlearn, Photoshop Cafe, Mylio and many more. Click through / read on for the full list.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Citing "increased public concerns over privacy and the need for photographers to protect themselves and the people they photograph," The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has produced a generic model release form which it has made freely available for all photographers to download. "A model release form specifies how pictures can be used and is there to protect both the photographer and his/her subjects," the Society said in a statement. "Properly completed a signed form will protect the photographer in the event of any future claim." You can download the form from the website below.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Issue 38 of David Noton's Chasing the Light online magazine is now available.In the Behind the Lens feature and Video Blog, David relates his adventures in the Republic of South Africa.In this month's Field Trial, Davidputs the Canon EOS 5DS and its whopping 50MP through its paces, laying out his own conclusions on its remarkable capabilities. And for Part Four of hisLow Down series on Exposure, David explores the vagaries of contrast and the tricky balancing act required to tame it.In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes us on a road trip all the way from his base in Cornwall, England north to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, whilefor this month’s Guest Feature world-class motorsport photographer Frits van Eldik talks about his career to date. Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Calumet has just completed works on its flagship store on Drummond Street in London. The refurbishment includes a new store layout with displays to demonstrate various photographic products from all the leading brands. There is a digital workflow zone, a studio lighting showcase and a dedicated used equipment area, as well as two brand new touch-and-try zones from Manfrotto and Wacom. In addition to this, Calumet now offers a price match promise. Customers have seven days to claim the difference, should they find the same product cheaper in another UK retailer. Online, Calumet customers can now enjoy reading the all new blog. Led by professional portrait photographer, Rory Lewis, the blog delivers the latest on equipment and techniques from his shoots as well as purpose testing of Calumet’s comprehensive collection of professional equipment, tuition tips and hands-on experiences of the latest kit.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Issue 36 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and Video Blog, David relates his adventures in the little known yet beautiful region of eastern France known as the Jura. In Stepping Back, he presents the first of our South American inspired articles in this edition, reminiscing on his productive shoot in the Atacama Desert in 2003. For The Low Down, David continues his new mini series on exposure, this time covering exposure modes – and he also presents his two usual Video Tutorials. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott explores his long-terms relationship with the beautiful wilderness of Dartmoor National Park, providing readers with his top location and technique tips for capturing the moor’s majesty in winter. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston reviews the suitability of the Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera for his style of wildlife photography. Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Issue 35 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and Video Blog, David continues the account of his trip to California in September, which includes bears, cubs, giant trees, and a waterfall dunking. For The Low Down, he starts a new mini series on the topic of Exposure; in this piece he starts right at the beginning with metering. And for this month’s How It’s Done, David explains how he captured the full expanse of La Grotte Sarrazine in a vertical panorama during his recent trip to the Jura. Guest contributors include Ross Hoddinott, Chris Weston and Jonathan Andrew. Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Renowned photographer and lighting guru Damien Lovegrove has announced a 50% discount on his photography training videos. The videos available in this limited-time offer cover everything from getting the most from natural light portraits to lighting winter weddings. Damien’s Lightroom tutorial will give your images that extra punch, and his advanced portrait lighting techniques set the standard for even the most experienced of photographers. To benefit from the 50% discount, add the video to your basket and apply the coupon code lovepb before final checkout. The offer is available until 28 February 2015.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
According to new research by Nero, the creator of BackItUp, 44% of 'smartphone mums' admit that they would lose all of their photos if their phone was lost or broken. The study has revealed that 92% of UK mums are using smartphones to photograph their children, and 49% believe social media pages are the safest place to store photos. “We would urge parents not to play roulette with precious memories when backing up securely is such an easy and simple thing to do,” comments Charly Lippoth, Vice President Business Development at Nero. “Children grow up so fast that losing even a small amount of images can cut out a large chunk of a child’s life. Backing up is simple and easy, so there really is no excuse to forget.”
Monday, November 10, 2014
Issue 34 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and Video Blog, we join David and Wendy on the first part of their recent trip to California’s Sequoia National Park in September, sharing the pain of roadblocks that prevent photographers reaching their location in time. In Stepping Back, David considers the best locations for shooting autumn colours, while for his Fundamentals of Post Production section he presents one Video Tutorial, along with an article on the Ten Commandments of Editing a Photo Shoot. The magazine's New York-based contributor James Maher explores the story behind his iconic shot of Bow Bridge in Central Park in How It’s Done. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston considers the convergence of stills photography and video in the world of modern media, and how he has taken advantage of this to indulge his passion for storytelling.Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.