Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This summer, Panasonic will be touring National Trust properties throughout the UK, giving visitors the chance to try the latest Lumix cameras and lenses. From 7th May – 23rd October, the company will be organising photo walks with Lumix Pro Ambassadors, who will also be on hand to offer tips and advice on getting the most out of their photography. The events will allow attendees to borrow a choice of Lumix cameras, lenses and 4K camcorders. The roadshow is free to attend for National Trust Members and paying visitors to each property on the day. Click through / scroll down for a full list of venues and dates.
Monday, May 2, 2016
CENTER has announced PhotoSummer, a new collaborative initiative celebrating the photographic arts in New Mexico. Now in its second year, PhotoSummer represents and actively promotes historical and contemporary photography, and features photo-based programming through exhibitions, talks and workshopse. The highlighted kick-off weekend is June 16-17-18, 2016, with many exhibitions and openings before and after. Click through / scroll down for the detailed programme.
Monday, April 25, 2016
The Guernsey Photography Festival is launching a second series of photographers’ talks following the success of its 2015 series. Thee talks will feature acclaimed international photographers and will form part of the festival’s ongoing cultural and educational programme. The festival is also collaborating for the first time with the Digital Greenhouse in Guernsey and the Jersey Arts Centre to enable the photographers to speak in both islands. The programme opens on Wednesday 25 May in Guernsey and Thursday 26 May in Jersey with Sian Davey, whose work about her down-syndrome daughter ‘Looking for Alice’, won widespread critical acclaim last year. The other photographers scheduled to talk are: Jack Latham on Wednesday 6 July in Guernsey and Thursday 7 July in Jersey who will present his fascinating work ‘The Sugar Paper Theories’ which traces an infamous true crime case in Iceland. On Wednesday 12 October in Guernsey and Thursday 13 October in Jersey, Guillaume Bresson will talk about ‘Fukushima No-Go Zone’, an ongoing collaborative project with Venezuelan photographer Carlos Ayesta about the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Finally, on Wednesday 23 November in Guernsey and Thursday 24 November in Jersey, Norwegian photographer Helge Skodvin will discuss his acclaimed project ‘A Moveable Beast’.
Lens Lab has launched two new photography walks in Brighton and London. The instructed walks are led by experienced professionals who will give guidance to small groups on manual camera controls including shutter speed, ISO and aperture. Participants will learn the tricks and techniques of low-light photography and take home a professional-quality photographs crafted by themselves. The instructed walks cost £79 each.
Friday, April 22, 2016
The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) exhibition will be on show at 10 Stockwell Street, an award-winning building at the University of Greenwich, from July 22nd to September 4th. The photographs going on display are the winning shots from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions. Photographers from 114 countries have entered TPOTY, and these images give a beautiful, fascinating, entertaining and, at times, moving, depiction of life, cultures, wildlife and landscape all over the planet.Visitors can take home the winning images in the form of the latest TPOTY book, Journey Eight, which will go on sale at the exhibition. They will also be able to buy postcards and greetings cards featuring a selection of the winning images.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Wex Photographic is hosting its inaugural Wex London Lens Show within a three-storey Victorian warehouse venue on Saturday, 30 April 2016. Visitors to this free event will see demonstrations of the latest in lens technology from all the leading brands and can participate in a range of interactive experiences led by industry professionals, from workshops and photo walks to seminars and studio set-ups. “We are delighted to announce our first London Lens Show,” said Louis Wahl, Chief Customer Officer at Wex Photographic. “This is going to be a unique, full-day event for photographers and videographers of all skill levels, taking place at a spectacular venue beside Tower Bridge.” The event will take place at 47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3LP from 10am to 4.30pm.
Friday, April 8, 2016
The British Journal of Photography (BJP) is inviting photographers to be a part of a nationwide public exhibition entitled Portrait of Britain. Visible on the nation's high streets, roadsides and in transport hubs across the length and breadth of the country throughout September 2016, the exhibition will be showcased on JCDecaux digital screens. Photographers may submit portraits of family, friends, themselves or simply people they find interesting. The photos must have been taken after 1 January 2010 and depict subjects living in the UK. Portraits can be shot using any camera model, film or digital, and images may be portrait, landscape or square in format. The submission deadline is 20 June 2016. The BJP will select 100 images for the exhibition.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
At the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A. will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for video content creation and still photography at booth C4325. Additionally, there will be presentations and panel discussions throughout the show featuring Canon Explorers of Light, ASC members, and other emerging voices in imaging culture. A unique, immersive event, 8K Ride Experience showcases Canon’s innovation in current, emerging, and future technology by providing a simulated journey through a realistic, panoramic landscape powered by Canon 8K imaging technology. “The NAB show is Canon’s opportunity to show our valued customers and the industry our latest technology as well as the multitude of ways that Canon digital imaging solutions can help them achieve their vision,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “NAB is an amazing show for us to connect with professionals in all aspects of video creation, editing, and distribution.”
Monday, April 4, 2016
Tamron USA announced that its new Mobile Learning Center Tour will commence on 14th April in Fairfield, NJ. The new fully-equipped and customised Tamron vehicle will travel around the USA through December 2016, making over 70 official stops at authorised Tamron retailers. The Tamron vehicle will pull into the parking lot and set up for a full day of education to help people with their photography questions, see the latest in Tamron products, and provide valuable tips and tricks on subjects attendees frequently photograph. Each day will feature team members leading free seminars under the Tamron Mobile Learning Tent - "Travel & Nature Techniques," "The Art of Macro," and "Light Like a Pro." Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras so that after each seminar, they can try out Tamron lenses on subjects such as birds of prey or other animals brought to the event by local conservationists and sanctuaries.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
80 at 80 is an exhibition of 80 portraits by Olympus Visionary John Nassari. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Olympus cameras, the photos give a glimpse inside one of London's most celebrated 5-star hotels. Shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, the photographs will be exhibited for the first time on 15 April 2016 in the Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park at an exclusive invite-only, one-night showing; before travelling to the Art Bermondsey Project Space for public view from 3-7 May 2016. The exhibition is free to view and will be open 11am to 6pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday 11am to 4pm.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Sony will showcase their new wireless lighting control system prototype at The Photography Show (TPS) 2016. Designed for compatibility with the manufacturer's interchangeable-lens cameras and external flash units, the new lighting system includes the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver. With a maximum range of 30m, the new radio controlled system can control a maximum of 15 separate flash units in up to 5 groups. Additionally, the new lighting control system will be capable of flash sync speeds of up to 1/250th of a second with high speed sync (HSS) available as well. The new Wireless Lighting Control system will be available in Europe in summer 2016. Pricing and detailed specifications will be released at a later date.
Friday, March 11, 2016
At The Photography Show 2016, Wacom will be showcasing its range of pen tablets and creative pen displays aimed at professional photographers. Products on display include the Intuos Pro pen tablets, Cintiq creative pen displays and Cintiq Companion 2 mobile 2-in-1 multi-touch creative tablet. The company's stand will host a number of workshops including retouching tips and tricks, learning how to use the Wacom Color Manager with the Cintiq 27QHD, and a pen-versus-mouse workshop to highlight the key benefits of using a tablet for photographers. There will be special show offers available too, including a package from Wacom and Adobe offering a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership with every purchase from the Intuos Pro and Cintiq ranges.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Adobe has teamed up with The Photography Show (TPS) to offer visitors to the show 20% off the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. “Photoshop and Lightroom have been fundamental in the evolution of digital photography and we are extremely excited to be giving photographers of all abilities the chance to learn more about what Creative Cloud Photography plan has to offer at this year’s show,” said Liz Wilkins, Head of Digital Media Marketing, Northern Europe at Adobe UK. The Adobe Theatre is returning to The Photography Show this year from March 19 to March 22 2016, offering a comprehensive programme of sessions for all levels to help improve and enhance photographer's image editing skills.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
A mural-sized silver print of Ansel Adams' dramatic Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1948, sold for $221,000 at Swann Galleries’ February 25 auction Art & Storytelling. Photographs of famous and influential figures were among the top lots, with Garry Winogrand’s portfolio 15 Big Shots, with each of the silver prints signed, selling for $45,000. Richard Avedon’s oversized silver print Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall, evening dress by Grés, Moulin Rouge, 1957, showing the photographer’s muse with accomplished sailor and surgeon Robin Tattersall, sold for $35,000. “We are thrilled with the success of this sale,” said Daile Kaplan, Swann Vice President and Director of Photographs & Photobooks. “Iconic photographs sold competitively, auction records were set for 19th and 20th-century images, and clients new to the photography marketplace were successful bidders.” The department’s next auction, Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks, will be held on 19 April 2016.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
On Saturday 19 March 2016, National Geographic Traveller and CEWE Photobook, Europe’s leading photo book and instant print online retailer, will host a free exhibition of winning photography at Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin. In association with Capture Birmingham, The National Geographic Traveller – Winner’s Photography Exhibition will showcase a selection of winning images from the prestigious National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition. The gallery exhibition is part of a weekend of events held across the city to celebrate photography, providing something for everyone. Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin is located at 25 Church St, Birmingham B3 2NR.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Colour Confidence today revealed their guest line up for The Photography Show. Confirmed speakers include Sanjay Jogia, Mark Wood, Mark Lawrence and John Clements. Visitors to stand C81 can also enter an exclusive prize draw for the chance to win over £1,600 worth of photographic equipment. During the four-day show, the stand will feature live model photo-shoots, product launches, presentations and technical demonstrations. There will also be a Color Confidence Shop where visitors can purchase products from industry leading brands at special show prices. People interested in attending The Photography Show can use Color Confidence discount code COLTPS16 to save 20% off the price of an adult ticket.
StreetFoto San Francisco is an annual international street photography festival that will host its inaugural event in several venues around San Francisco from 8-12 June 2016. The festival features a group exhbition by members of Burn My Eye, an influential international street photography collective; lectures by In-Public member Richard Bram, APF co-founder Vineet Vohra, Burn My Eye member Jack Simon and other prominent photographers; a panel discussion featuring a group of internationally known street photographers visiting the festival; private one-on-one portfolio reviews; photo walks through San Francisco’s most photogenic neighborhoods; organised pub crawls, and more. Additionally, the StreetFoto San Francisco International Street Photography Awards are now accepting submissions to three separate contests including Best Street Photograph, Best Street Photography Series and Best Mobile Street Photograph. Contest finalists will be exhibited in San Francisco during the festival and will be have their work included in the StreetFoto 2016 book. Winners and runners-up will be eligible to win over $2000 in cash prizes and subscriptions to APF magazine.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Canon will be back at The Photography Show in March with its biggest stand to date. For the first time Canon will be premiering its very own Live Stage, hosting live talks from world renown, industry leading photographers and videographers including the likes of wildlife photography expert Andy Rouse, leading videographer Simeon Quarrie and international photographers Lara Jade and Christian Anderl. Canon will also be showcasing the recently announced EOS 1D-X Mark II and EOS 80D (pictured), and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II. Plus visitors will be able to witness Canon’s range of Pixma and large format printers including the new A2 inkjet printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Bowens has announced it is pulling out of The Photography Show, held from 19-22 March 2016 at the Birmingham NEC. “The decision to book 2016 show space was taken many months ago - after fulfilling our commitment at TPS 2015 to create the biggest ever presence by Bowens at any show or convention in almost seventy years,” says Alan Walmsley, Bowens sales and marketing director (left). “But this 2016 show judgement has been predicated on our full expectation to use the NEC event as the platform for introducing our new flash system products. Despite our all-out attempts to fulfil this ambition on schedule it is clear that the first models of our new ‘Generation X’ programme will not meet the required delivery deadline. This is a major disappointment for all parties and we apologise unreservedly to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us and our new products in Birmingham.”
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Jessops have announced a one-day workshop hosted by Italian fashion photographer Tommy Napolitano. Taking place from 10.30-16.30 on 28 February 2016 in the retailer’s flagship store on Oxford Street, London, the Jessops Commercial Fashion Workshop aims to provide an overview of the fashion photography trade and processes, from creatively interpreting a brief to selecting the final images. Priced at £249, the workshop will cover everything you need to know to co-ordinate your own commercial fashion shoot.