Thursday, February 21, 2013
London Camera Exchange (LCE) has announced the opening of a new store in Manchester. Having acquired the large centrally located premises, previously part of the Jacobs chain of camera stores, the new LCE store will be opening on 26th February. The new address is: London Camera Exchange, 16 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AE.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) has released its annual update on tips for taking romantic portraits of the one you love, just in time for Valentine’s Day. “At NYIP, our mission is to provide high-quality photography training to students all over the world,” said Chuck DeLaney, NYIP’s Director, “and our ability to offer free photography tips to our website visitors and newsletter subscribers is something we continue to be proud of.” You can read the article, “How to Take a Romantic Portrait of the One You Love,” at the website below.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Sports Illustrated photographer David Bergman and Josh Lehrer have created a zoomable 3.8-gigapixel photograph during Super Bowl XLVII. Madeup of 220 photos captured in a matter of 38 minutes, the composite image boasts a resolution of 101,800 x 37,419 pixels. To view the Super Bowl Gigapan, head for the Sports Illustrated website.
Website: Sports Illustrated
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The twelfth issue of Adore Noir Magazine is now available for purchase. Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine available exclusively in digital format. Featuring street photography by London-based photographer Anthony Jones, female nudes by Timothy B. Anderson, Holga images by Lucia Fisher, botanical abstracts by Byong-Ho Kim, a portfolio of images by Chris Ruiz and ethereal landscapes by Carmen Spitznagel; this edition reinforces the magazine’s commitment to high-quality black-and-white imagery.. The latest issue of Adore Noir is available for $2.95 from the website below.
Website: Adore Noir
Friday, February 1, 2013
Issue 13 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light eZine is now available. This special anniversary edition includes Garry Ridsdale’s exploration into the intricacies of auto focusing, David Noton’s account of his travels in Myanmar and Peru, an in-depth analysis of how useful the speed and auto focus performance of cameras like the Canon EOS 1DX are for general photography, and much more. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light eZine are available to f11 subscribers only.
Issue 24 of landscape photography magazine is now available for purchase. This month’s edition includes a guide to live view, a feature on Namibia, a review of the book “Unleashed 3,” a test of the Sigma SD1 Merrill digital SLR camera, an interview with Jeff Cable, and more. Do note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
The 51st and 52nd issues of “On Landscape” magazine are now available for download. “On Landscape” is both a community and an editorial publication representing photographic styles from Ansel Adams to Andreas Gursky, Marc Adamus to Jem Southam, Eliot Porter to John Blakemore. January’s articles cover a wide variety of topics including the landscape of Morocco, variations in camera colour rendering, 3D photography, organising your images, an interview with Marc Adamus, and much more.
Photoshelter has just released The Photographer’s Outlook on 2013, a guide containing insights from more than 5000 members of the PhotoShelter community. Available as a PDF, The Photographer’s Outlook on 2013 reveals that photographers are optimistic about this year. Although many are still challenged to find new clients, they feel encouraged about their business prospects and plan to dedicate time and resources to marketing, solidifying their online presence, and improving their photography skills. To claim your free copy of The Photographer’s Outlook on 2013, visit the website below.
Monday, January 28, 2013
In February, 2013, sixty years after its founding, Aperture Foundation will relaunch its flagship publication Aperture. “The award-winning London designers A2/SW/HK have re-envisioned the magazine as a luxurious print object defined by its tactile presence, dynamic typography unique to Aperture, and high-quality reproductions,” the publisher says. “Each quarterly issue will feature at least 50% more pages and will be reformatted to a larger trim size.” The Aperture Spring 2013 issue hits newsstands February 26, 2013.
With support from the European Commission, the Dutch FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen (FoMu) has embarked on a new photographic heritage project called Daguerreobase. The project’s goal is to collect copies and descriptions of over 25.000 historical daguerrotypes from all over Eurotype in a single database / knowledge bank. “European-style daguerreotypes are scarce and collections are scattered around in several European institutional and private collections,” the museum explained in a statement. “The renewed Daguerreobase aims not only to aggregate and to centralise the [available] information about these collections, it will also make this information open to researchers and professionals [as well as] the general public.” For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Székesfehérvár organisation of the Society for Military and Civil Cooperation and the Interspect Research Team have partnered to create the world’s highest-resolution aerial ortho image mosaic. Putting Google Earth to shame, the record-breaking aerial image mosaic shows the Pákozd Military Memorial Park from above, in stunning detail. Prior to creating the photographs, the young Hungarian researchers had developed bespoke image sensors and special methods for making aerial images from fast-moving aircraft. “The enthusiastic team has been involved in development of the idea of a high spatial resolution ortho image mosaic since 2006,” the Society said in a statement. “They had to overcome many obstacles to be the first in the world to make a subpixel orthophoto mosaic with details smaller than half a centimetre from a high speed aircraft.” To view the image, visit the website below.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Calumet has made an offer of free help to any Jessops customer left stranded with warranty repair issues following the recent collapse of the high-street retailer. Christof Bergmann, MD at Calumet Europe, said: “Customers experiencing these problems can walk into any Calumet store with their appropriate receipt and our staff will handle the dispatch and return of the product along with all the necessary paperwork – and we will make no administration fee for this service.”
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Canon Canada has announced the opening of Image Square, the Canon Experience Centre - a unique destination where visitors can interact with the latest Canon technology. Located at Eighth Avenue Place in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canon Image Square is a “technologically-advanced space specifically designed to encourage exploration and discovery,” the company says. Occupying approximately 6,600 square feet, Canon Image Square is accessible off 8th Avenue as well as through the building’s main concourse.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Issue 23 of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available for download. This edition includes a guide to depth of field, a review of the book “Photographing the Elements” by David Hay, a review of the Pentax 645D digital SLR camera, an interview with David Wiggett, an article on the creative use of shutter speed by Mark Sisson - and much more. Do note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Following the success of the British Journal of Photography’s award-winning iPad edition, the team behind the app is now launching 125 Magazine for iPad. 125 magazine is one of the world’s leading fashion photography magazines – a visual compendium of new ideas in photography, fashion, art and culture. The iPad edition is a new version of the magazine, which showcases previously unseen content, moving image and animation. The first issue is free, and out now on the iTunes App Store. Individual paid-for issues and a subscription option will be available from January.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The eleventh issue of Adore Noir Magazine is now available for purchase. Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine available exclusively in digital format. Featuring surreal abstract photography by Gillian Lindsay, city- and landscapes by Jeff Alu, an essay by Sandra Djak Kovacs, subjective images of Manhattan by Peter Liepke, photographs from The Night Journey series by Susan Kae Grant, portraits by David Lykes Keenan, seascapes by David Fokos; this issue reinforces the magazine’s commitment to high-quality black-and-white imagery.. The latest issue of Adore Noir is available for $2.95 from the website below.
Website: Adore Noir
Monday, December 3, 2012
Issue 22 of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available to download. This edition includes a guide to light painting, a review of the book “The Landscape Photography Workshop” by David Hay, a test of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and much more. Do note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Monday, November 26, 2012
National Geographic has released a stunning slow-motion video capturing every nuance of a sprinting cheetah’s movements, with the animal running at top speeds of 60+ miles per hour. Working in co-operation with the Cincinnati Zoo and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, the National Geographic team used a Phantom camera capable of shooting at 1200 frames per second to film the movements of the magnificent feline. Click through / scroll down to watch the slow-motion footage as well as a behind-the-scenes video released by National Geographic.
An exceptionally rare photographic album of Ethiopian images is to be auctioned in the Travel & Photography, India and Beyond sale at Bonhams in London on 4th December. This particular album, estimated to sell for £600-800 covers, upwards of 180 views and portraits taken in Ethiopia including a number of self portraits of the intriguing character Captain Tristram Charles Sawyer Speedy(1836-1910) who learned to speak Amharic and adopted native dress. Another interesting lot going under the hammer is an exceptionally rare set of photographic albums of Java in the Dutch East Indies by the pioneering Victorian photographers, Walter Woodbury and James Page. The two volumes with some 60 topographical views and portraits in Java, mostly around Batavia, are estimated to sell for between £10,000-15,000.
On 23rd November, an 82-year-old Leica Luxus 1 camera was auctioned at a Bonhams sale in Hong Kong, fetching £603,837 (HK$7,460,000) - a world record for this particular rare Leica model. Jon Baddley, Head of Collectables at Bonhams, said after the auction: “This was the first Leica sale in Hong Kong and the results more than justify our belief in the idea of bringing these wonderful cameras to China which has a rapidly emerging market for vintage cameras. We took a bit of a gamble but it has paid off handsomely.” The Hong Kong sale included over 250 lots of Leica cameras and accessories from two major private collections.