Friday, June 22, 2012
Lynda.com has released a new course on photographing cars, taught by Adobe Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes. The course, Photo Workshop: Car Photography Tips, is a summation of a workshop hosted by lynda.com and Adobe Systems Incorporated on 5th May. Lynda.com staged professional studio lighting for the workshop in three separate spaces — a cleared-out warehouse, an outdoor setup, and a professional studio in its newly redesigned production centre. The course is available from Lynda.com’s online training library.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Summer edition (Issue 4) of tne British Journal of Photography’s bespoke iPad app is out now. Optimised for the Retina display of the latest iPad, it features the work of Thomas Ruff, Peter Fraser, Simon Roberts, Olivia Arthur, Maria Gruzdeva, and Julían Barón among many others. It also profiles four photographers, Owen Silverwood, Josh Cole, Seamus Murphy and Timothy Saccenti, who have made the move from still imagery to the world of music video. Issue 4 of the BJP app is available on the App Store for £6.99/€7.99/$9.99. A 50-page preview is also available as a free download. A six-month subscription is available at the special price of £9.99/€10.99/$13.99.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The eighth issue of Adore Noir Magazine is now available for purchase. Now in its second year, Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine available exclusively in digital format. Featuring beautifully haunting portraits of children by Deborah Parkin, city- and landscapes by Bill Schwab, captivating modern-day ambrotypes by Jody Ake, mystical portraits by Mukti Echwantono, world-class photojournalism by Olof Jarlbro an illustrated interview with Troy Colby, an in-depth look into the world of Helen K. Garber and a round-table discussion on the topic of influence versus inspiration; 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
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Apple has unveiled an all new 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring a “Retina” display with a resolution of 220ppi. “[T]he Retina display’s pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance,” the company says. OS X Lion, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes and other Apple apps including Aperture and Final Cut Pro X have been updated to take full advantage of the new display. The updated Aperture 3.3 also includes new image adjustment features and now supports a unified photo library so photographers can move seamlessly between iPhoto and Aperture. Pricing for the new MacBook Pro starts at £1,799.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Evolve Images today announced that Lewis Blackwell has joined the company as Chief Creative Officer. Blackwell has held high-profile positions in the image licensing field, including being the worldwide creative head of Getty Images. For many years he was the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Creative Review. He has authored bestselling and critically acclaimed books - ranging from Photowisdom, which featured 50 of the world’s leading photographers, to the Life & Love of Trees, an international bestseller. “We are thrilled to have Lewis join Evolve,” says Mark Ippolito, CEO and co-Founder of Evolve Images. “Not only does Lewis bring a wealth of talent and expertise to our team, but his interest in joining Evolve is a huge endorsement of our business model.”
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Fujifilm has launched its UK social channels, including an innovative new Facebook page. The company has developed an online presence across Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr. At the heart of the offering is a Facebook page featuring apps with magazine style content alongside a timeline on the Wall, highlighting the history of the brand from its inception in the 1930s to the present day. The platforms will be monitored closely, allowing Fujifilm to respond to users quickly and effectively, the company claims.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Issue 16 of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available for download. The redesigned magazine includes an interview with Colin Prior, a guide to long exposures, an article on finding your personal style and many more articles, tips and techniques. Note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Metro Imaging has teamed up with Instagram to offer a printing service to Instagram users. Metro have developed four print processes and three different framing options to display your favourite Instagram shots. You can choose from CType, Resin, Matt seal and Giclee photographic printing process and then select MDF, a Tray Frame or Perspex block framing. Each print is 6"x6” in size.
Friday, May 18, 2012
PhotoShelter has partnered with Agency Access to release their 2012 Survey: What Buyers Want from Photographers. The survey has insights from over 1,000 photo buyers worldwide with tips on how to market photography, websites that work, as well as the business and personal skills they look for in photographers to hire. Additionally, it includes first-hand interviews with photo buyers from JWT, GSD&M, Billboard.com, Men’s Health, and Random House. The 35-page guide is available free of charge in electronic format from the website below.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Leica today announced the opening of its extended retail premises encompassing three buildings in Mayfair, providing Leica customers with a range of premium services. At 27 Bruton Place, located just off Berkeley Square in Mayfair, Leica’s Client Care team offers expert advice tailored to photographers’ specific needs, as well as light repairs for camera and optics customers, and sensor-cleaning for Leica M- and S-System owners. Alongside this facility is Café Optik, providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to visitors. Additionally, a new rental service is also available on the ground floor: Rental-S. This service incorporates rental of Leica’s high performance S-System, as well as hire of Studio-S, a fully equipped studio that includes changing and make-up areas, hospitality and digital operator facilities.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
PromarkBRANDS is celebrating National Photography Month during May on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The company’s five brands, Photogenic Professional Lighting, Speedotron, Norman, Cool-Lux, and Smith-Victor, are featuring a tip-a-day on their social media pages and are holding five different Facebook contests for the chance to win kits and lights in honour of the month. Contests vary from submitting photographs and explaining the lighting techniques used, submitting top photography lighting tips, to a Photography Challenge, where photographers are asked to shoot and post a specific image every day. Entries will be judged by photographers and lighting professionals and the best two entries for each brand win the prizes.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Getty Images has released its newly redesigned The Curve: Technology and Telecommunications, a multimedia research report on visual trends shaped by the “democratisation” of technology and the rise of social media. No longer a static landing page, this updated presentation of The Curve features a dynamic, changing interface of industry findings that permits commentary and collaboration from readers as well. The first issue of The Curve centred on social photography is now live, and the second issue - slated to go live later this month - will examine connectivity, identity and creativity providing insight on the cloud, content management, the personal information economy and more. To read the first issue, visit the website below.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Canon has created a new partnership with two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard for year two of the brand campaign, “Long Live Imagination.” The partnership comes on the heels of Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A.’s “Project Imagin8ion” photo contest designed to ultimately inspire a Hollywood short film. For year two of “Long Live Imagination,” a new television commercial will debut on 14 May 2012 and will showcase the eight winning photographs of “Project Imagin8ion,” teasing “Ron’s Next Project.” “The success of the ‘Project Imagin8ion’ campaign was unprecedented and we are thrilled to align once again with Ron Howard for the next iteration of this journey,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Issue 4 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light eZine has now gone live. This month’s issue contains articles from behind the lens whilst kayaking in the Canadian Arctic, island hopping in the Philippines, avoiding the tripod police in Australia and blurring clouds in Italy with associated features on complementary colour, long exposures and composition. The magazine is available exclusively to f11 members. To learn about f11 membership benefits and register for a free trial month, visit the website below.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Calumet UK is linking with Tandem Education – the private provider of vocational higher education qualifications - to offer photographers an opportunity to attain HNC/HND in photography qualifications.A spokesman from Tandem Education said: “The idea is simple. Anyone who wishes to gain a serious vocational qualification in photography can sign up to one of these courses. These are not training sessions. This will not be like attending a one-day seminar on Photoshop. Students will be studying to attain a Level 4/5 higher education qualification.” The courses – which will have no more than12 students on each one – are aimed at both undergraduate and mature students who may have no formal qualification in photography. A 120 credit course (full HNC) will cost a total of £3,192 including VAT. A 60 credit course costs £1,596 including VAT, excluding exam fee of around £190
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Issue 14 of the redesigned Landscape Photography Magazine is out now. This edition offers articles on Antarctica, Lake Baikal in Siberia as well as tips on how to travel light and how to win camera club competitions. The magazine also features some exceptional landscape photography sent in by the readers. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a pdf file for offline reading, with the standard price being £2.99 per issue. Note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The seventh issue of Adore Noir Magazine is available for purchase. Now in its second year, Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine available exclusively in digital format. Featuring ethereal nudes by Michael Zelbel, long-exposure land- and seascapes by David Burdeny, a retrospective collection of images by Joyce Tenneson, still lifes and environmental portraits by Hungaro-Canadian photographer Gábor Gasztonyi, an essay by Chad M. Kushins, illustrated with photographs by Joseph Szabó, a selection of pictures from the series “Pain & Loneliness” by by Hannah Kozak, world-class photojournalism by Jenny Gutmann and dramatic portraiture by Alexander Tkachev; this issue reinforces the magazine’s commitment to high-quality black-and-white imagery. The magazine has also announced a portfolio contest, giving its readers the chance to be featured in the October 2012 issue (do note that entry fees apply). Adore Noir magazine is available for $2.95 from the website below.
Website: Adore Noir
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Jessops today launched the Spring edition of its Image magazine, available free at Jessops stores across the United Kingdom. This edition showcases new products and latest technologies that are stocked by Jessops and includes some handy guides and in-depth features on the latest products from leading manufacturers. Sean Emmett, Marketing & E-commerce Director at Jessops commented “We feel that the new magazine is a valuable asset for our customers because as well as being packed full of the latest technology and photographic innovation it also offers lots of advice and useful features to help our customers get even more from their photography.”
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Manchester-based Eposure is a new business which has been set up to support professional photographers by promoting its members to photography buyers, and raising the profile of commercial photography. The business will be supported by a website, launching at the end of April. “We are very aware of the challenges that professional photographers face these days, such as competition from amateurs and a general devaluing of the profession,” says co-founder and director Gabrielle O’Haare. “With a senior level background in photography and marketing at blue chip client level, we’ve valuable experience of many clients, and the problem often stems from the fact that many brand/ad agencies and clients, don’t understand photography and therefore don’t get the best out of it.” To tackle this issue the directors will be working with and providing content for the buying community. An example of this approach can be found on their blog.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Metro Imaging has become one of 159 companies to receive a warrant from HRH Prince of Wales, in recognition of its close relationship as a supplier to the Duchy of Cornwall. This highly prized status is only granted on consistent demonstration of quality and excellence. “We are really proud of this prestigious acknowledgement,” says Steve Macleod, Creative Director at Metro Imaging. “We love our work and always strive to give our best to every customer.”