Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Photographs taken by actor Peter Sellers have gone on display in a unique retrospective exhibition to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign. Curated by Sellers’ daughter, Sarah, and Sarah’s daughter Emily, Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera comprises 50 rare images either taken by the artist himself, or which relate to his photographic career. The week-long exhibition, which runs until Sunday 1st November, includes images of some of the most famous faces of the 60s and 70s including Nanette Newman, Ringo Starr, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Tessa Dahl and Charles Aznavour, as well as photographs of the Royal Family. Many of these images will be on sale in an online auction as well as a limited-edition photographic catalogue.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Wex Photographic will be hosting a celebration of staff talent at its third Wexhibition, taking place at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre from Saturday 7th to Saturday 21st November 2015 from 9am to 6pm. “We are very proud to demonstrate the photographic talent and passion of our staff to the public,” said Louis Wahl, Chief Customer Officer at Wex Photographic. “With the range of images on display covering such diverse subjects as portraiture, cityscapes, landscapes, animals, astro, sport, macro and abstract, there should be something for everyone.” Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite image and be in with the chance of winning £50 of Wex vouchers. Entry to the exhibition is free to all.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Founded after the fall of the Berlin wall, the German Ostkreuz photo agency is celebrating its 25th birthday with an exhibition in Paris. Organised by the Goethe Institut, this retrospective will present the best works from the Berlin-based agency's history at two venues: the Goethe Institut Paris will showcase the founders’ GDR-era photography from 13 November-18 December 2015; while the Galerie Passage du Désir will tell the story of the past 25 years (on show from 13-29 November 2015). Images of forced evacuations of occupied houses in East Berlin after the fall of the Wall are contrasted with glimpses into contemporary patrician residences in the West. Polaroid photos from a time when the city reinvented itself on an almost daily basis are juxtaposed with places where the ghost of the East German secret police seems to linger to this day. The exhibition catalogue will be published by Hatje Cantz.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
This Saturday, Jessops are to host an exclusive Manfrotto photography takeover event at their Kingston store. Visitors are invited to join free ambassador talks, competitions and exclusive offers and discounts across the Manfrotto range for one day only. Manfrotto experts Victoria and Eddie will also offer exclusive one to one sessions providing tips and advice on how to shoot and capture the perfect photograph. The Jessops Academy will be present on the day, showcasing some of the Manfrotto products in collaboration with their Exotic Macro Experience. All visitors will get the chance to get up close and personal with some unusual and exotic creatures, learning how to get the perfect images of living subjects. To book your place, call 01530 566 090.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Photo Interactive Experience (PIX 2015) has announced its line-up of speakers at its upcoming two-day expo and conference being held on October 6th and 7th at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. re:FRAME Photography Talks, taking place in the lecture theatre at McCaw Hall on both days, will offer informative and inspiring discussions and presentations by a diverse line up of more than 30 professional photographers. Highlights from this year’s speakers during re:FRAME include Christina Mittermeier, Brian Ach, David Fitzsimmons, Tim Matsui, Brian Smith, Aaron Huey, Laura Winslow, Ibarionex Perello, Rick Sammon, Lynete Johnson, Devin Allen, Benjamin Von Wong and Max Lowe. Each discussion, including the keynote and closing speech, will be live-streamed via the website below.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Nikon has announced the return of the Nikon European Film Festival in association with Raindance and, this year, director Asif Kapadia (pictured) as Chair of the Jury. The contest challenges enthusiasts and film professionals alike to create a short film of up to 140 seconds in length around the theme ‘Everyday Moments’. Entries can be submitted online from 13th October until 15th January 2016. Asif Kapadia commented: “With modern technology helping more people realise their filmmaking ambitions than ever before, this is an exciting initiative to be a part of... As Chair of the Jury, I’m particularly keen to see how entrants differentiate themselves and fully showcase their ambition and technical capabilities within the confines of 140 seconds.” The Grand Prix winner, as selected by the judges, will receive a Nikon D810 and an all-expenses-paid, one week networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 as the special guest of Raindance. Click through / read on for the details.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
This October, Triggertrap are calling on photographers from around the world to create time-lapse movies featuring the cities they love. The clips will then be combined to create a powerful crowdsourced time-lapse film. From famous monuments to bustling crowds to office blocks, Triggertrap wants photographers to capture the local views that matter to them, and paint an honest picture of the photographer’s environment. The events will take place in London, Cape Town, New York City, San Francisco, and Milan, kicking off with this year’s LapseLondon event on 11 October 2015. The events will all be free to attend. The finished timelapse films and documentary of the events will be available online in November via Triggertrap’s Vimeo page and website.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Leica Camera has announced a new programme of photography training courses and workshops at its London-based Akademie. This includes the Leica Masterclass Series (starting with a street photography workshop held from 3-4 October 2015), the Learn With Leica course designed to move novice photographers away from the ‘Auto’ setting and unleash their true potential, several one-day "Leica In London" events, a personalised one.hour workshop called "Leica Bespoke," plus several complimentary workshops aimed at Leica M and T system photographers. The Leica Akademie UK is located at the Leica Studio, 27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6NQ.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The next Magnum Professional Practice event will be held from 3 - 4 October 2015 in the Magnum Print Room in London. In this two day event, leading figures of the photographic industry will deliver presentations and advice on the realities of working in their sectors. Confirmed speakers include Hannah Watson, Hamish Crooks and Neil Wissink. The tuition fee is £200 including lunch.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
For the second year running Leica Camera is partnering with the Goodwood Revival, a legendary classic car event held from 11-13 September 2015. For the second year running Leica Camera is partnering with the Goodwood Revival: from an array of historic equipment on display to the iconic M-System and cutting-edge binoculars, visitors are invited to meet the team on Brooklands Lawn and discover the event through the Leica lens. The Leica ‘shop’ will also feature a vintage-style photo studio, where visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed in their flamboyant outfits by a professional Leica photographer. The photo studio will be open throughout the event from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm. Leica cameras and binoculars from the current range will also be available to try out and purchase.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
X-Rite are hosting a free webinar in conjunction with DxO. Award-winning professional photographer Mark Lawrence will deliver a lecture demonstrating how he uses DxO and X-Rite software alongside Adobe Lightroom to create powerful wedding and portrait photos. Walking attendees through his workflow of editing of fashion and wedding photography using the various modules of DxO Optics Pro, Mark will highlight the main differences between DxO's application and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The online seminar is free to attend but advance registration is required.
Monday, August 24, 2015
On Saturday 12th September The Miniclick Photography Talks - founded by Jim Stephenson in 2010 - will celebrate their fifth birthday with a day of free photography events in Brighton's Unitarian church. Throughout the day, 16 Miniclick collaborators will be taking part in the popular ‘Soapbox’ talks. Each photographer will be given seven minutes to discuss whatever topic they wish. Confirmed speakers include Ewen Spencer, Annie Collinge, Juno Calypso, Natasha Caurana, Ally Lethbridge and Stuart Griffiths. In the ‘Illustrator’s Photo Booth’ visitors can describe their favourite photograph and it will be drawn by a team of illustrators including Billy Mather, Anthony Atkinson, Joey Ellen and Lauren Holder. Visitors will also be able to dissect prints from famous photographers to make unique badges, make a collage as part of Miniclick’s ‘Don’t Cut Me Out’ project and have their photo taken by Sean Hawkey using the tintype process.
Monday, August 17, 2015
From 13-17 October 2015, Magnum Photos will host two 5-day workshops with Nikos Economopoulos and Richard Kalvar, and one 3-day masterclass with Patrick Zachmann in Munich, Bavaria. Aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, Nikos Economopoulos will lead his workshop through a daily programme of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to develop a photographic project under his guidance. Candidates will spend the five days alongside the photographer developing visual language, photographic identity, practical, technical and conceptual skills and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace. Richard Kalvar will try to help each person get closer to his or her instincts, feelings and intentions, and become more sensitive and reactive to the world outside. He will also examine how formal considerations like composition, framing, focus and depth of field enhance or limit the effect of a photograph on the audience. The Magnum masterclass with Patrick Zachmann will comprise editing sessions, sequencing, portfolio reviews, group critiques and mentoring. Click through / read on for the details.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
NYC-based fashion photographer Emily Soto has shot a series of photographs with the Lomography Petzval lens, which will be on display at the Lomography Gallery Store Soho from 20th August - 10th September. Soto is known for her unique style and professional aptitude and she is one of the top names requested by fashion editors.. Concurrent with her "Petzval Portraits" exhibition, she will discuss her work and experience using the New Petzval Art Lens in her work onThursday 27th August at 6pm. The Lomography Gallery Store Soho is located at 3 Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RE.
Monday, August 10, 2015
As an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon has announced a new collaboration with Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer. Together, Canon, Bear and Dave invite fans from across the world to take a close look behind the scenes of the upcoming Rugby World Cup through a video that gives tips on how to capture some of the tournament’s greatest moments. Featuring Bear Grylls explaining his passion for rugby and discussing his favourite pictures from previous Rugby World Cup tournaments, the movie gives fans insight into the history of the role images play in the tournament. In addition to the video that’s available now, Canon will be launching a series of short films that give fans in-depth photography techniques of how to capture the perfect action shot, including tips on depth of field, shutter speeds and how to best use perspective. In this series, Bear and Dave will also demonstrate the capabilities of the Canon PowerShot G3 X camera.
Digital Splash - a photography show hosted by Wilkinson Cameras – opens its doors at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston once again on Sunday, 11th October. The event itself is free to attend and there’s even plenty of free parking – doors open at 10am. Attendees will be able to listen to several presentations delivered by acclaimed photographers Jonathan Chritchley, Damien Lovegrove, Kerry Hendry, Adam Duckworth and Paul Rogers. Paul’s masterclass will include practical lighting demonstrations, highlighting his unique approach to this genre. This is a hands on workshop with the chance to shoot your own images – so guests are encouraged to bring along their cameras. Tickets for the seminars are £6, and £20 for the live phootshoots with Paul Rogers.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Calumet UK are offering customers the opportunity to test drive the latest Fujifilm X-Series kit for two days through its national rental service – free of charge. Available for a free two day test drive is the Fujifilm X100T (pictured) and the X-T1, one of the newest models in the X-Series which features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, including compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. Customers who want to reserve a test drive should contact their local store or visit the website below.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Calumet UK has announced a range of seminars and workshops for the month of September. All of these mini-courses are individually priced and students can take advantage of a discounted rate. Expert photographer Mark Prime will be hosting a one-day workshop entitled "Photo Editing: Processing Your Images for the Perfect Finish" on 5 and 23 September 2015 in Manchester. Andy Ashbury will hold an Auto Focus Masterclass in Calumet Photographic's Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol stores on the 9th, 16th and 23rd of September respectively. Rory Lewis will leas a Portraiture Masterclass on 12th Seotember in London. Last but not least, the company's London shop will be home to a seminar entitled "How to Make Money from Stock Photography," with Martin Norris. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is presenting an exhibition titled ‘A Dream of Humanity’ in Paris. Among the works on display are images by world-renowned photojournalist Reza Deghati as well as photographs from the ‘Faces’ initiative by HIPA which involved photography of and by Syrian children in a refugee camp in Northern Jordan. The exhibition is on view until 15 October 2015, on the banks of the River Seine.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Calumet Photographic store in Glasgow (Oakbank Ind. Estate, Glasgow) is hosting a week of special events featuring experts from leading photography brands to offer advice and product demonstrations; from Tuesday 4 until Friday 7 August. On Tuesday, Profoto will offer some hands on demonstrations with their new range of flash equipment. On Wednesday, the much acclaimed Pentax 645Z will be under the spotlight, with Eizo also demonstrating its professional monitors, and Colour Confidence advising on the importance of correct colour. Thursday will see Fujifilm showing off the new X series cameras and lenses, as well as demonstrating how simple it is to produce top quality framed canvas prints at a fraction of the price of the commercially available variety, with the help of Epson. The week will end with a pro video day: Canon will demonstrate an extensive range of pro cameras and lenses with microphones and headphones from Sennheiser; stability will be added by Manfrotto; Global Distribution will handle sound recording with its range of Atomos recorders, also showing backup solutions from G-Technology; and keeping everything on track, Konova will demonstrate its tracks and sliders. All events are taking place from 10am until 4pm on each day; admission is free.