Thursday, March 19, 2015
The British Photography Industry News, a monthly trade magazine edited by regular PhotographyBLOG contributor Gavin Stoker, is celebrating the launch of The Photography Show with a one-off special consumer edition. With a print run of 6000, the magazine is being given away for free across the four days of the show. The electronic version, which includes a useful floorplan, is available online allowing you to plan your visit ahead of time.
Website: BPI News
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wacom will be showcasing its new mobile Cintiq Companion 2 (pictured), its range of Cintiq creative pen displays including the new Cintiq 13HD touch and the new flagship Cintiq 27QHD touch for high-end photography as well as its Intuos Pro range at The Photography Show. Wacom ambassadors Ian Sayers and burlesque photographer/retoucher Tigz Rice will also be present on the stand, providing expertise and knowledge to visitors on how to get the best out of leading digital imaging software packages using a Wacom tablet. The Photography SHow 2015 will be taking place from 21-24 March at the Birmingham NEC.
Friday, March 13, 2015
PNY Technologies will showcase the latest in Flash technology and host conferences with its PNY Photo Ambassadors Luke Massey and Andy Kruczek at The Photography Show. Among the products to be presented at the trade show are a number of micro SD cards designed for use with up to 4K cameras and action cams, a new line-up of photo accessories and an all-new range of Turbo Performance SD cards with 80Mb/sec read speeds. The Photography Show will take place from21 – 24 March 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.
On 8 April 2015, X-Rite is hosting a free webinar with X-Rite Coloratti Master and one of the most decorated photographers in the UK, Kevin Wilson. In this free, 60-minute online seminar, Kevin will guide participants through how he gets the most out of his portraiture and wedding photography weddings in natural light. Leading viewers through his use of reflectors, lighting, posing, space creation and image refinement to achieve the kind of image he is known for, he will also demonstrate how Capture One, Adobe Photoshop, Lastolite and X-Rite colour management products combine to make the final picture. You can register for the webinar here.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will enjoy a sentimental reunion with a Hasselblad 500EL ‘moon camera’ next week on live UK television. Aldrin will be part of the BBC 2 Stargazing Live show with Brian Cox and Dara O Briain – and he will use the specially adapted 500EL Data Camera, complete with a 39 Mpix CCD digital back, to take pictures on location at Jodrell Bank and in the studio. The programme will also mention the $30 million Google Lunar X competition in which private teams must land a robot on the moon and send back HDTV ‘mooncasts’ – by the end of next year. The show will air on BBC 2 on Wednesday, 18th March.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Photography Show will be hosting Lynsey Addario on the Super Stage on Monday 23rd at 16:00 to discuss her book, 'It's What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War' and some of the images featured in it. Lynsey will share the realities of working in a war zone and explain what it is that keeps her going back. In addition to Lynsey the other Super Stage speakers this year will be Martin Parr, Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Michael Kenna, Susan Meiselas and Simon Norfolk. Tickets for the Super Stage is £10 per session.
Monday, March 9, 2015
The Photographers' Gallery has announced an upcoming exhibition by award-winning Hungarian photographer Tamás Dezső. This will be the first UK exhibition of Dezső's work following his much lauded presentation at Unseen, Amsterdam in 2014. Born in Budapest in 1978, he began his career as a photojournalist for various magazines and daily newspapers before deciding to focus on his own work examining Central and Eastern Europe at a time of major political transition. Starting in 2009 with Here, Anywhere in his native Hungary, Dezső turned his attention in 2011 to neighbouring Rumania where totalitarianism and forced industrialisation under the rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu took a more aggressive form. Avoiding a direct documentary approach, Dezső imbues his images with a heavy sense of atmosphere, making use of muted palettes and winter scenery to convey an unsettling stillness. Dilapidated factories symbolise the psychological and physical condition of former workers now yearning for the stability of previous times. Traditional costumes, particularly as seen in his photographs of Rumania, allude to the failure of successive governments in spreading new economic and social policies while also acting as sentimental reminders of a world quickly disappearing. The exhibition features thirteen works in total: three pieces from Here, Anywhere and ten from Notes for an Epilogue. Prices for the prints range from £1200 to £6500 + VAT with prints produced in varying dimensions.
Friday, March 6, 2015
At The Photography Show (21st-24th March 2015, Stand D81, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham) Epson is demonstrating its latest photo printers and scanners. Visitors will see Epson’s new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ photo printer, Perfection V850 Pro (pictured) and Perfection V800 Photo film and photo flatbed scanners, as well as the company's first compact six-colour photo production printer, the SureLab D700. “The Photography Show is the perfect opportunity for Epson to demonstrate its range of highly-reliable, easy-to-use, high-quality photo printers and flatbed scanners,” says Nick White, business manager for ProGraphics at Epson UK. “Whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer or you’re involved in the imaging industry, Epson has something for you.”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Miniaturesque, a major new exhibition by Slinkachu, will launch at Andipa Gallery on 12 March 2015. Slinkachu is a street artist who photographs his miniature street installations of 1"-high figures in various hidden enclaves of the wild within the city of London. His new body of work draws upon our desire to seek out and recreate the natural world amongst the urban metropolis. Using tropes from art and popular culture, Slinkachu’s new works employ irony, humour and a healthy dose of reality; despite their fantastical situations, the miniature figures we observe are not so dissimilar to ourselves, living in the shadows between the real and artificial. Miniaturesque will feature 17 new images on paper and aluminium as well as new sculptural pieces, one of which is Slinkachu’s biggest yet featuring over 200 miniature figures in a recreation of The River Thames. Prices range from £650 - £7,800 GBP with a special limited edition Exhibition Set available for £150.
Panasonic today announced it will have a 4K themed stand at The Photography Show, which is taking place from 21-24 March 2015. The company' Lumix branded cameras will be available to explore including the DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1"-type sensor camera with an Android operating system and smartphone functionality. Panasonic will be offering in-depth product demonstrations on the DMC-CM1 and GH4 throughout the show for those looking to gain an extensive insight. The company has also announced a competition: visitors need to look out for the CM1 chocolate bar at the entrance of the show and if they find the ‘Golden Ticket’, they’ll receive a free CM1.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Bowensl and its videography and broadcast subdivision Limelite, are putting finishing touches to Stand G81, Hall 5 at The Photography Show at what will be the company’s biggest ever presence at any show or convention in its sixty eight year history. In addition to a new-look stand, Bowens will also run a new ‘Studio and Technique Stage’ area alongside the ‘Bowens networking lounge zone’ for professional photographers and trade visitors. An all-day, every-day, non-stop timetable of free lighting demonstrations and stage-set masterclasses from #TeamBowens photo-ambassadors Wayne Johns, Jake Hicks, Trevor and Faye Yerbury, Nick Webster, Christina Lauder, Bruce Smith and Christian Hough will cover a wide range of creative lighting techniques and applications embracing the comprehensive portfolio of Bowens/Limelite lighting equipment and light-shaping tools, over the four day event.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Canon UK will be at The Photography Show 2015 offering what they call "the most immersive imaging experience." The Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 760D (pictured) digital SLR cameras and the newest Pixma and large-format printers will all be on display, while Canon Ambassadors and Explorers including Jeff Ascough, Phil Coats, Danny Green and Simeon Quarrie will be hosting talks throughout the show. Plus Canon is giving you the chance to be part of its show experience, offering lucky fans on its social media pages the chance to win tickets to the show, have their image displayed on the Canon stand and attend an exclusive after-show on-stand event with Canon experts. The Photography Show will take place from 21st – 24th March 2015 at the Birmingham NEC.
Friday, February 20, 2015
‘Beard’- a new free exhibition at London’s Somerset House features an 80 photo-strong series of men who sport extraordinary facial hair. Created by Warwickshire-based photographer Brock Elbank, the photographs are printed by Lumejet on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper and depict actor John Hurt, models Ricki Hall and Billy Huxley, tattooist Miles Better – and British woman Harnaam Kaur among others. “I was completely blown away with the quality of prints that Lumejet produced for this exhibition - all output on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper,” Elbank says. “They look phenomenal and the colour accuracy is superb." Taking place from 5-29 March 2015, the exhibition is free to attend.
London based pro-lab and fine art printing service theprintspace has inked a new partnership with the World Photography Organisation. For the first time visitors to the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, will be able to purchase fine-art archival prints of the photographs on display courtesy of theprintspace’s new online print fulfilment service, thehub. In addition to being the official printer for the Sony World Photography Awards, theprintspace will be working with the WPO to publish weekly content covering a range of topics relating to contemporary photography, digital imaging and fine art printing.
Kenro has announced its attendance at The Photography Show, which is taking place at the Birmingham NEC, 21-24 March. The company will be exhibiting the Nissin Di700 'Air flash, new Marumi filters including a neutral density filter of 100,000 density, the Braun Master Action Camera II (pictured),: the Reflecta VisiLux StudioKit 130, Reflecta RPL21 PhotoTab-Light, Reflecta 3-in-1 Scanner, Braun Digital Frames, Braun Scouting Cam and Reflecta Record Players.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Jessops invite you to join them at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday 16th May for advice and coaching from Michael Wayne Plant and Damian McGillycuddy. Plant will be demonstrating the abilities of the Sony Compact interchangeable lens cameras, specifically exploring street photography and some of the advantages this system can present. Olympus UK’s Principle Photographer and Educator Damian McGillycuddy, winner of 5 UK Master Photographer of the Year awards (pictured), will show how well the Olympus cameras work in portrait scenarios, shooting using simple lighting for great results. The session will run from 13.00-16.00. Tickets are £8.00 in advance. You can book your place online at the website below.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Fashion photographer Chris Pollard will be exhibiting his Petzval photographs at the Lomography Gallery Store Soho from February 5th - March 5th. Pollard took the Petzval lens along to the catwalks and presentations of the London Collections: Men show. He managed to capture some amazing shots on the night and will be exhibiting his work at the Lomography Soho Store, 3 Newburgh St, London, W1F 7RE.
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Photography Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 21 -24 March, has annoounced its lineup of speakers for the show's Super Stage theatre. Over four days, the Super Stage will host a diverse group of photographers including Tom Stoddart, Martin Parr, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Simon Norfolk, Susan Meiselas, Michael Kenna, Lynsey Addario and Don McCullin. Click through / read on for more information.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Organised by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) with support from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Light Works is a new exhibition celebrating the International Year of Light. Curated by RPS Fellow Gary Evans, Light Works is a virtual journey through the electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves. It uses 50 images to explore ways of looking into our own bodies and the world around us. The exhibition is on public display until 6 February in the Burlington House Courtyard of the Royal Academy, before starting its tour to Belfast, Edinburgh and other UK cities.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Expert Studio Workshops has announced the first in a series of workshops for photography enthusiasts interested in studio based photography, hosted by Doug Harman and Jamie Harrison. Taking place on 1 March 2015 in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, this introductory workshop is limited to 10 participants to alow plenty of one to one time with two professional models throughout the day. The tuition includes an introduction to strobes, modifiers, studio basics, safety, working with models, make-up and styling as well as image analysis and basic Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop retouching tutorials. The tuition fee is £150.