Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Aqueti, a new company commercialising digital gigapixel photographic technology, has just released a new set of interactive photographs for public access. The set includes the 2013 Duke University Commencement, including commencement speaker Melinda Gates, and the 300th Anniversary Celebration for the City of Edenton, North Carolina. You can explore and share these photographs on gigapan.com, as well as zoom in and tag yourself via Facebook in the 2013 Duke Commencement GigaTag image. “Beautiful high-resolution panoramas are often taken using robotic camera scanners, but our snapshots capture the entire scene in one moment,” said David Brady, CEO of Aqueti, Inc. “The raucous applause may have died down, but Aqueti captured close-ups of the entire crowd’s response, and each student or loved one can explore, save and relive that moment from each audience member’s perspective.”
Issue 28 of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available to download. This edition includes a guide to photographing glaciers, a field test of the Nikon D800 and D800E digital SLR cameras, various articles on topics like counterpoint in composition, the meaning of letters and long-term planning, and much more. Some of these articles are free but do note that the full contents of the magazine are available to subscribers only.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Issue 17 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light eZine is now available. In this month’s edition, David continues his series Seeing the Light with an exploration of twilight– exactly what it is, and how to use it’s lighting to best effect in your photography. And in the final article in the current series of Composition Tutorials, David talks readers through the creation of his exquisite shot of Schwedagon Pagoda, Burma. For Behind the Lens, David brings you up to date with his current photo activities in Umbria as he shoots the beautiful Italian landscape, while guest author David Ward provides an invaluable insight into his inspirations and approaches to landscape photography. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light eZine is available to f11 subscribers only.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Think Tank Photo today launched “About A Photograph,” a free video series that features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the stories behind their most famous photos. The series is being produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, Think Tank Photo’s co-founders and award-winning photojournalists. “When we photojournalists go out on assignment we never know what awaits us,” said Rogers. “It is through our training as experts in sensing when and where events will unfold that we are able to capture images that best convey the story.” The series can be found at the website below.
Monday, May 27, 2013
InFocus is a new native iPad photography magazine, published by Custom Made Media Australia. Created and written by photographers, for photographers, InFocus offers tips and techniques to improve readers' knowledge and skills as well as interviews with Australia's top shooters, as well as regular reader competitions. Issue 2 is available right now as a free download from the Apple Newsstand.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Getty Images have launched its inaugural Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize, which aims to recognise excellence in portrait photography by an emerging photographer with fewer than five years industry experience. Entries will be accepted from June 13 through to August 5, 2013 (at 11:59 p.m. GMT/6:59 p.m. EST.) and can be submitted through Getty Images’ grants website. The winning photographer will receive a $10,000 grant and have their work exhibited at the prestigious Polka Galerie in Paris throughout the month of October.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The sixth issue of VIEW Magazine is now available for free on Apple's Newsstand for iPad/iPhone. VIEW is an art photography magazine developed exclusively for the visual possibilities of the iPad. In the latest issue, Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and take photographs to mark the location in the real world. Another interactive project in this issue is Chris Dorley Brown's project "Spot the Difference". Chris took a photo at the same location (and sometime of the same people) over the span of nine to thirteen years.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
In a newsletter sent out to registered readers, editor-in-chief Dave Seeram has announced that the online PhotographyBB Magazine "will be retired" on 1st June. Until that date, you can download any or all 54 magazine editions in PDF format, free of charge, from the website below (registration might be required). Dave says he is now focusing on a new product called CLARITY, which he says will "knock the socks off of [the] previous magazine" and be available later this month. Do note that the PhotographyBB magazine library will be removed on 1st June, so downloading and saving the issues you are interested in is good advice, indeed.
Website: PhotographyBB Magazine Library
Thursday, May 2, 2013
More than 18 months after British Journal of Photography (BJP) first introduced its quarterly iPad edition, the magazine has today released a new universal iOS app. Dubbed British Journal of Photography+, the new universal app offers a dedicated experience depending on the device used. On the iPad, BJP now offers a monthly edition that contains the same articles as those published in print, complemented by extra images, text and videos. On the iPhone, weekly editions are now available, bringing readers the best of the print and iPad magazine in smaller, more regular chunks. The monthly iPad edition offers iPad users three times more content than before, and no matter where they are in the world the magazine will be available at the same time as in the UK, for the same price.
Issue 16 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light eZine is now available. In this month’s edition, David continues his series Seeing the Light with an exploration of the golden hour and also provides his regular essential Compositional Tutorial; this time measuring the up the various perspective options as he views and shoots the Big Landscape in Canyonlands National Park. For Behind the Lens, David relates the story of the first five days of his latest photo expedition to Utah. Issue 16 also includes two video tutorials, a guest feature on black and white photography framed to a square format by Anita Stokes and a review of the Nikon D800 by professional photographer Ross Hoddinott. Please note that the full contents of Chasing the Light eZine is available to f11 subscribers only.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Nikon Centre of Excellence was officially opened by Mr Tanaka, Nikon UK president; John Walshe, Nikon UK General Manager and Arthur Edwards, Royal Photographer at the Sun; at a launch party held last night at 63 – 64 Margaret Street, London. A new training course programme has been launched to coincide with the opening of the new Nikon School at the Nikon Centre of Excellence, which includes a range of courses from “Street Photography in London,” to more advanced product-specific courses. Nikon also introduced five Nikon Ambassadors at the event, all professional photographers at the top of their game who will work with Nikon to "inspire photographers and help them achieve stunning images." The new Nikon Ambassadors are wildlife and landscape photographer Ross Hoddinott, sports photographer Dickie Pelham, wedding photographer Mark Seymour, celebrity and fashion photographer John Wright and sports photographer Mark Pain.
Issue 2y of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available for purchase. This month’s edition includes an article on exposing to the right, a guide to tilt-shift lenses, a review of the book “Inspiring Professionals 2” by David Hay, a test of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera, and much more. Do note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Getty Images has extended the deadline for entries for the 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography until 10th May. The Grants for Editorial Photography were created in 2004 to provide emerging and established photographers with the means, creative freedom and collaborative editorial guidance to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance. Previous grant recipients include Bharat Choudhary for “The Silence of ‘Others’,” Paolo Marchetti for “FEVER – The Awakening of European Fascism,” Sebastian Liste for “The Brazilian Far West” and Kosuke Okahara for “Fragments/Fukushima.”
Friday, April 26, 2013
SF Photo School has just launched a new product called Photo Studio Templates. "We're very proud to launch Photo Studio Templates for photographers who are struggling to brand and market their business," says Uzair Kharawala, creator of Photo Studio Templates. "These templates are affordable & inexpensive and any photographer can customise the templates with their logo, company information, colours, fonts & images." The recommended retail price is £225. Photographers can get started by downloading two free templates and a 80-minute video on branding & marketing. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The second issue of the recently revived English/French language Camera magazine is now available for purchase. This edition showcases a portfolio of photographs taken by Malick Sidibé, the famous Malian photographer and recipient of a Hasselblad Award. "Photographer of Mali’s joyful, post-Independence years, this generous African has been around the world — just like his portraits — and yet roots are what he’s all about," says Brigitte Ollier, editor-in-chief, Camera magazine. The 76-page magazine is available in print form, priced at €9 (plus shipping if purchased online). You can order your copy through the website below.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The thirteenth issue of Adore Noir Magazine is now available for purchase. Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine available exclusively in digital format. Featuring uniquely fragmented street photographs by Mitchell Hartman, surrealistic images from the series Attrition by Thomas Devaux, fine-art nudes by Robert Hutinski, and much more; 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
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Canon U.S.A. is opening a new service and support centre in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. This facility is located just across the George Washington Bridge outside of New York City, and will provide comprehensive product repair and maintenance services for Platinum and Gold level members of Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) programme. Do note that an advance reservation is required for all service and support requests handled by the Ridgefield Park, N.J. service centre. Eligible CPS members can make a reservation by calling 1 (888) CPS-4540.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Issue 15 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light eZine is now available. In this month’s edition, David continues his brand new series Seeing the Light with an exploration of daylight, and also provides his regular essential Compositional Tutorial: this time exploring the importance of the Decisive Moment. For Stepping Back, David revisits the momentous switch to digital whilst shooting the stunning vistas of the Northumbrian coastline. Issue 15 also includes two video tutorials, a guest feature on animal portraits by Ben Hall, and the final part of David’s account of his trip to Myanmar (Burma). Please note that the full contents of Chasing the Light eZine is available to f11 subscribers only.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Issue 26 of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available for purchase. This month’s edition includes advices on using circular polarisers, a guide to underwater landscapes, a review of the book Ireland’s Coast by David Hay, a test of the Canon EOS 6D camera, an article on whether pro gear is really worth the money it costs, and much more. and much more. Do note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
PhotoShelter has recently published its latest guide. Pricing Your Work: Magazine Photography. Filled with insights on how to develop an estimate for potential magazine assignments, the guide also includes 6 tips to help photographers profit from these shoots, a look at the three basic types of magazine contracts, the most common magazine shoot expenses, plus FAQs and other online resources.