Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tamron USA has launched the national 2015 Tamron Tailgate Tour. The fully equipped Tamron van is back by popular demand with all new free mini-seminars, hands-on experiences with the latest Tamron technology, portfolio review opportunities and a new evening seminar programme. The tour will work with local photo retailers to deliver an education programme including free mini-sessions under the Tamron Tailgate Learning Tent - "Achieving Perfect Exposure"12:00 - 12:45pm, "Portfolio and Image Review" 1:00 - 2:30pm and "Understanding Your Digital Darkroom" 3:00 - 3:45pm. For those looking for even more tips to creating better photographs, Tamron will offer a two-hour evening seminar entitled "The Field Guide to Inspired Photography: See It, Capture It, Work It" taught by experienced Tamron tech team photographers. The cost of the seminars will be $25 and will include a welcome bag with a reporter notebook and lens cleaning cloth. For more information and to find out when the Tamron Tailgate Tour will be in your area, visit the website below.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Magnum Photos have announced a workshop with Antoine D’Agata in Hamburg. From June 16th to 20th, Antoine D’Agata will lead an intimate group through a daily programme of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing sessions. Intended for photographers or photography students with a good understanding of photographic practice, the five-day workshop will give attendees an opportunity to build a photographic story in Hamburg or the surrounding area. Candidates will spend the five days alongside their selected photographer developing visual language, photographic identity, practical, technical and conceptual skills and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace. Each workshop is limited to 12 participants. The tuition for the Magnum Workshop is 950€. This does not include photo developing, post-production, travel, accommodations or meals. The deadline for applications is 10th May.
With sales of consumer orientated camera drones on the up, and the technology getting ever more affordable, Chinese manufacturer DJI has announced what it is terming the possible “future of aerial imaging and video”. It has launched not one but two updates to its Phantom series. These are the Phantom 3 ‘Professional’ – a 4K shooting unmanned aerial vehicle with gold detailing and a suggested retail price of £1,159 – plus a second model in the Phantom 3 Advanced. The latter records 1080P video, costs a more affordable £899 SRP, and is outwardly distinguishable via its silver detailing. Gavin Stoker attended the London launch and was able to get hands-on with the devices.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
A unique exhibition of photographs taken by ordinary Londoners opens 17th April in East London, providing a colourful and personal insight into the lives of 15 families. All 80 photographs on display are from the PhotoSpeak Project. The project started in 2013 when Community Education Specialist Trina Geasley, photographer Jacqueline Mccullough and artist Liz Clough embarked on a 10-week project aiming to combat issues affecting local women by applying a community education method to the running of a photography project. "Me, You, Us is an honest celebration of the people of East London," the organisers say. "The exhibition is a result of groups working collectively to produce photographs. Each portrait has been constructed personally and differently and all are displayed as taken, without Photoshop or any alterations in post-production." Me, You, Us takes place from April 17th - 24th 2015 at The Arts Pavilion, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY. Admission is free.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British documentary, fashion and fine art photography. Arranged chronologically, the exhibition explores British society through changing national characteristics, attitudes and activities over the last five decades. Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today will be the inaugural exhibition in the new C2 Space, Shenzhen OCT-LOFT, China. The exhibition will continue to tour to Beijing and Shanghai at dates to be announced.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
At the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment at booth C432. During the show, the company will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colourists and editors in a 4K HDR and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite, and. to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras and lenses. In addition, images taken with the new EOS 5DS 50.6-megapixel DSLR camera will be printed on site on the imagePROGRAF iPF8400 printer, and displayed as wall wraps. Canon 4K Reference Displays will be featured throughout the booth, including a non-linear editing system demonstrating the display’s compatibility with various digital cinema camera solutions. For more information and updates regarding the Canon Live Learning speaker schedule, visit the website below.
Monday, March 30, 2015
The Lomographic Society has announced its third Film Photography Day. Starting at 11am on April 11th, the twelve-hour event offers an in-store raffle, a Konstruktor building competition and various photography workshops & challenges. The Lomographic online community will also be rewarded for snapping away on Film Photography Day as the Society is organising an online contest, with the main prizes being 100 rolls of film and a Petzval lens.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Wapping Project Bankside (Top Floor, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London) has announced Estonian photographer, Alexander Gronsky’s first exhibition with the gallery. Gronsky’s Pastoral series of large format photographs of Moscow’s suburban areas are reminiscent of the arcadian images created by 19th century landscape painters and he reconstructs them in a way that jars with the romantic representations of a bygone era. Also included in the exhibition are three works from Gronsky’s Reconstruction series that documents reenactments of historic Russian battles whilst simultaneously rendering them anachronistic with the inclusion of onlookers into the frame. The exhibition will be on show from 14 April - 29 May 2015.
Leica Camera UK are displaying their current line-up of products, including the Leica M-P and M-A, at The Photography Show. The company is offering visitors to their stand in Hall 5 an exclusive ‘complimentary 48 Hour test drive’ at participating dealers nationwide, normally £80. In the booth, Leica experts are on hand to demonstrate visitors the latest from Leica and answer any questions.Today's programme includes a demonstration by Wayne Johns, a conversation with Richard Seymour, and an opportunity to try out the Leica S-Sytem in a studio setting, with a professional model. Click through / scroll down for the detailed schedule.
Friday, March 20, 2015
This year, Tiffen will be showcasing a large variety of brands that fall under the Tiffen umbrella, including Lowel Lighting, Steadicam, Domke and Tiffen filters, at The Photography Show. “Tiffen believe that today’s photographers are becoming increasingly creative and are thirsty for the knowledge and believe The Photography Show have addressed this need by offering invaluable talks, seminars and training sessions for visitors whilst they search for the best price on products and accessories to help them achieve such content". Daniel Waite, International Sales Manager Tiffen International Ltd says. “Tiffen have organised a number of such sessions with Damien Demolder, who will be hosting 45 minute presentations with the full range of XLE filters. These will take place, free of charge on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday from 2:30pm on the Tiffen stand - H61." The Photography Show will be taking place from tomorrow until 24th March at the Birmingham NEC.
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.