Monday, July 14, 2008
Meet some of the UK’s finest outdoor photographers, including Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward, at Light & Land’s 5th Discovery Day. This event also previews the extensive range of photographic tours which Light & Land has planned for 2009 and beyond. Guests will also have the opportunity to gain constructive critique on their own work. The Light & Land Discovery Day is to be held on 7th September, at Wokefield Park Executive Centre near Reading, priced at £90.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Colour Confidence has updated its free Guidance to Digital Photography. This 60-page PDF document has been downloaded by over 15,000 users since its introduction. New areas covered include Colour management in a camera RAW workflow, Adobe RGB vs. sRGB, LCD monitors and Viewing conditions. The Guidance to Digital Photography addendum and the original download are both available free of charge from http://www.colourconfidence.com
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
UK-based Experience Seminars are offering Canon digital SLR training packages for £99. The program, promoted by Canon, covers the Canon digital EOS system in depth along with how to get the very best out of your camera for specific photographic subjects. Experience Seminars have just moved into a new enlarged training centre at Wennington near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. The company has over 600 events covering 32 different seminars and training courses scheduled for 2008.
Friday, June 20, 2008
World-renowned photographer Rick Sammon is giving a free webcast called “10 Key Ingredients for Cookin’ Digital Pictures” on June 26th. Rick will share his top digital photography tips and favourite photo philosophies. Attendance is limited, so register now at http://oreilly.com/go/pictures
Bogen Imaging are holding their second free webinar, which focuses on selecting the right tripod and head. This course will provide photographers with useful tips and tricks when it comes to identifying which support products fit their needs. Participants will also have a chance to win one of two prizes which total over $800, including a Manfrotto tripod and head and a Gitzo tripod and head. The Selecting the Right Tripod and Head webinar will be held on June 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT).
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Square Group is hosting a free event dedicated to Apple’s Professional Creative Applications in London, UK. The Square event will focus on the latest offerings from Apple in pro photo, video and audio technology, including Aperture 2. It takes place at The Design Council in London’s Covent Garden on Thursday 3rd July.
Friday, June 13, 2008
QuickPro has just released two Camera Guides for a couple of the most popular DSLR models on the market, the Nikon D60 and Canon XSi. The QuickPro Camera Guides include interactive camera-body tours, professionally shot pictures, and are narrated by Todd Hansen, the Emmy-winning writer. “QuickPro’s mission is to make sure SLR consumers realize the potential these cameras have by empowering them with camera and photography skills through our high-quality tutorials.” commented Landon Bradfield, QuickPro’s sales manager. The Nikon D60 and Canon XSi Camera Guides cost $24.95 each.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
DSLR Doctor have published their top 10 tips for taking fantastic photos after dark with your DSLR camera.
“The best shooting mode to use for night photos is also the scariest for many DSLR owners – Manual exposure mode. The main reason for using this particular mode is that it’s usually the way to access the Bulb setting, which in turn allows you use shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds. Also, you’ll often find that the exposure suggested by the camera in Aperture or Shutter priority modes doesn’t give the most appealing results. Using Manual mode, you can quickly experiment with different shutter speed and apertures, finding the best combination for the subject that you’re shooting.”
Friday, June 6, 2008
Douglas Kirkland: Creative Inspiration is a new video course from lynda.com featuring one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th Century. Kirkland shares his insights on photography craft and technique, gleaned from 50 years photographing the entertainment industry. “Douglas Kirkland brings a lifetime of photography experience to this video course, having created some of the most iconic celebrity images of the last half-century,” says Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com. Members of the lynda.com Online Training Library receive on-demand access to this entire course, while non-members can access 10% for free.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Bogen is running a free, introductory lighting webinar titled “How to Overcome 5 Common Problems When Shooting Outdoors.” This introductory online course on the basics of lighting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2008. Participants will have the ability to ask questions and interact one-on-one with each speaker, and can also be selected to win one of three prizes, totaling over $400.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Photo Iconic is offering a discount of £243 off its Mont Blanc Adventure photography course. Taking place from July 1st-7th, you’ll be able to the summit of Mont Blanc from a fantastic position. The Mont Blanc Adventure course is available for a last-minute discount cost of £1,287 per person.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
QuickPro DVD Camera Guides feature interactive camera tour of the latest DSLRs. QuickPro is now producing new DVD Camera Guide titles every month, the latest being tutorials for the popular Nikon D60 and Canon Xsi. “People don’t want to spend the hours required to read and apply a user manual,” says Landon Bradfield, QuickPro, LLC’s sales manager. “Consequently, they buy these amazing SLR cameras and then never realize their full potential and the power of this mind-blowing technology. There’s a great disconnect there, so we’re changing that with our DVD tutorials.”
Thursday, May 8, 2008
World-renowned photographer Greg Gorman is holding a series of week-long exclusive digital photographic workshops. This workshop series is aimed at any photographer looking to enhance their camera, lighting, color management, image editing and fine art printing skills. The weeklong workshops cost $4250 and are offered from June 8-13, August 3-8 and September 21-26, limited to nine attendees each.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Tamron Photo Workshops are hands-on, in the classroom and in-the-field photo workshops led by professional photographers. Don Gale, Terry Livingstone, Dave Maynard, Jim Shadle, Roy Toft, and Les Voorhis are some of the photographers involved for 2008. Each weekend event, which is limited to 30 participants, includes a Friday evening photo seminar and a full day Saturday workshop in the field, and admission fees and transportation where applicable. The $179 per person cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks, and other surprise giveaways.
Colour Confidence is hosting a series of one-day digital photography seminars across the UK in association with renowned photographer John Clements. ‘Digital Photography in a Day’ will offer photographers the chance to see various techniques in action. “The Digital Photography in a Day concept was developed in response to customer feedback, and we are convinced these events offer something unique for photographers of all levels”, comments Javan Bramhall, Marketing Manager of Colour Confidence. “The flexible structure of the seminars allows both established professionals and newcomers to the industry to benefit.” A series of seminars at locations across the country will take place throughout May and June, with tickets available from £40 ex. VAT for a half-day or £65 ex. VAT for a full day.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Calling all Canon compact owners. Wired.com has a great guide to using the Open-Source CHDK (Canon Hacker’s Development Kit), a supplementary firmware version which gets more out of your camera. You can add exciting new features including RAW mode, a live histogram and long exposures for night photography.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop is back for another year, visiting the East and West Coasts of America. John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert, two of the pre-eminent leaders in digital photography and fine art printing, are joining forces again to provide one-on-one instruction. The workshop covers topics impacting the entire printing workflow and employs innovative techniques with the industry’s leading printing technology. Limited to 24 attendees, the Fine Art of Digital Printing Workshop will be held at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Mass., July 20-25 and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., Oct. 26–31, and costs $1,495.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
HP are holding a photography and printing masterclass in collaboration with Magnum at the British Film Institute in London. The masterclass will be run by Magnum photographers Donovan Wylie and Chris Steele-Perkins along with a forum of other photographic industry professionals. The event takes place on 1st May from 10am – 5pm. Limited places at the masterclass are available through registration at http://www.hp.com/uk/masterclass . A £50 registration fee includes a full day at the masterclass from 10am–5pm and a copy of the attendees’ favourite image as a high-quality 45x60 cm HP print after the event. The fee will also be refunded on the purchase of an HP B-size or larger format printer.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Fashion photographer Claudio Basso is teaching a workshop at Calumet Photographic’s New York store. Basso has created editorial for prestigious magazines such as American Vogue, New York Woman, French Elle, Italian Vogue, Vanity, Bazaar, Amica and Grazia. The two-day weekend event covers the secrets, tips and tricks of successfully shooting supermodels and celebrities. The Claudio Basso workshop takes place on April 28-29 at Calumet Photographic’s New York store on 22 W. 22nd Street.
Friday, March 14, 2008
A study by the University of Utah has concluded that widescreen monitors can save up to 76 days in production per year. Moving from a single 18-inch monitor to 24-inch widescreen display reduced the time it took to complete a task from 8 hours to 5-1/2 hours. “The study revealed that large widescreen or dual-monitor configurations are recommended for use in any situation where multiple documents of information are an ordinary part of work,” said Dr. James A. Anderson, Ph.D., the lead author of the study and a Professor of Communication at the University of Utah. A summary of the University of Utah study and a Productivity Calculator can be found at http://www.necdisplay.com/gowide