Friday, April 19, 2013
FA Cup sponsor Budweiser has appointed two 'Phoneographers' - amateur photographers who shoot solely on smartphones - to become the tournament's first official "social reporters" capturing, editing and sharing all the action from the Semi-Finals. The lucky Phoneographers, Oliver Nielsen and Ope Odueyungbo, will shoot pitch-side alongside professional sports photographers, getting a perspective of the game that an amateur photographer can only dream about. Their images will be shared on Twitter under the hashtag #tothedream. Football fans can also Tweet their own FA Cup photographs by following @BudweiserUK and using #tothedream for the chance to have it appear in a Budweiser fan film TV advert, which will be played during The FA Cup with Budweiser final on 11 May.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
New Artists are bringing the work of photographer Sean Smith to the eerie setting of a crypt in Kensal Green Cemetery for an exhibition entitled "Sean Smith: On the margins." The exhibit focuses on images of marginalised people such as junkies, prostitutes and children caught up in war zones. “I’m interested in people on the edge of society”, says Smith. "They are usually either unrepresented or misrepresented.” The exhibition opens on 24th May and runs until 26th June.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Following visits to cities in China, Phase One is now visiting Hamburg with Profoto and Production Paradise, as part of a 22-city World Tour. Each event on this tour is unique, with locally-based professional photographers who will share valuable insights to their work styles and techniques. Attendees at each event will have the opportunity to ask questions of key developers of the new Phase One IQ2 digital backs and check out the services offered by Production Paradise After Hamburg, the tour continues to Toronto, New York, Miami, Chicago, Washington DC, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, with more stops to be announced. All events are free—but space is limited to 150 seats in each city. For more information and to register, visit the website below.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The IPN Photography Agency for Photographers & Trade has announced its upcoming event “Photofest Ireland.” Taking place on 28 April 2013, this one-day event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Santry, a suburb on the Northside of Dublin, from 10am - 6pm. The programme includes an array of seminars, product demonstrations, and more. Entry is free but advance registration is advised. You can pre-register at the website below.
On display at the Mark Lakin Photography Gallery, the photographic exhibition “One Life” is a retrospective of the photographer’s most recent travels through Africa, Cuba, India and Iceland. The images on show represent Lakin’s journey to explore the distinct lifestyles, eclectic architecture, and varied landscapes of parallel civilizations to our modern 21st century. Highlights from the exhibition include images of the traditional tribes of Southern Ethiopia from a humanitarian expedition with legendary explorer Kingsley Holgate, the animals of the great migration in Tanzania, a recent poverty immersion experience in Mozambique for the non-profit organization CouldYou?, and a recent trip to Malawi profiling the lives of children in need.Situated in the burgeoning arts scene of Manhattan’s West Village, the Mark Lakin Photography Galleryis open seven days a week from 12pm to 9pm.
Phase One has announced 2 new Capture One 7 webinars scheduled for April. Hosted by a Phase One imaging expert, these interactive sessions encourage questions before and during each online seminar. The webinar, “Get the RAW Advantage” will take place on Tuesday 23rd April, from 2pm - 3pm GMT; while the other lecture entitled, “Using Capture One’s Many Creative Tools Part 1” will be held on Monday 29th April from 9am - 10am GMT, and again from 4pm - 5pm GMT. Advance registration is required - click through / read on for the details.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Cities at Dawn have issued the call for submissions for its week-long pop-up photography festival called WeLovePhoto! Held at Foyles Bookshop in mid-June this year, WeLovePhoto! aims to inspire and help the amateur photographers of London bring their photography to the next level through a series of workshops, talks, walks and an exhibition space where photographers can come to learn, share and collaborate. The festival will launch with a group exhibition of photographs themed around the area of Charing Cross Road. The organisers are looking for amateur and professional photographers to submit their best photos that are inspired by this iconic street, and the best work will join the exhibition. For submission details, head to the website below.
The Annenberg Space for Photography hasannounced its next installation, Helmut Newton, featuring the work of the revolutionary fashion photographer. Opening on 29th June, this is the first exhibition of Helmut Newton’s work outside of gallery shows in Los Angeles, his long-time winter residence, the organisers say. Images from Newton’s first three books - White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes - will be on view through 8 September 2013. The Annenberg Space for Photography is located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA 90067.
Friday, April 12, 2013
As part of the company’s Educational Series 2013, Tamron USA announced photography seminars to be conducted throughout the US at 30 select authorised dealers. The how-to seminars cover a wide variety of subject matter including seeing in black & white; close-up and macro; landscape, nature & travel photography; family, friends & kids informal portraiture; kids sports photography and formal portrait photography. Attendees of the event can expect to go behind the lens and learn a multitude of useful photographic tips and insights that will improve their picture-taking abilities with their SLR cameras. The topics discussed during the seminar include understanding light, point of view, composition, and knowing your lens. Attendees can register for the seminars at the website below.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The 50th Bièvres International Photo Fair is taking place from 1-2 June 2013 in Bièvres, France. This photo fair is a unique event in Europe that attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Located 12km south of Paris, Bièvres is the place for camera collectors and other fans of vintage photographic equipment and related photographica. Additionally, the fair offers photography buffs a range of interesting lectures and conferences. For more information, pay a visit to the website below.
As part of Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses, the Lee Miller Archives will be bringing their first ever Print Room Sale to The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brignton, on the weekends 11th &12th and 18th & 19th May 2013. Photographs, hand printed from Miller’s original negatives, will be available, for the first time via a print room sale, to both the general public and committed photographic collectors alike. In both Gelatin Silver and Digital formats, these images will be available to purchase at reduced gallery prices during these four days of unique, ‘in person access’ to this select collection from the Lee Miller Archives.
Friday, April 5, 2013
X-Rite has announced its schedule of free April 2013 webinars that have been developed to address specific colour management topics. Two of this month’s Webinars are co-sponsored with Nik software and they focus on the work of full-time professional landscape, nature and wildlife photographer Joshua Holko. Two other Webinars, co-sponsored by X-Rite and Perfectly clear software feature tips for raw workflow with Imaging-industry artist and trainer, Janice Wendt. The fifth webinar, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video, will be presented by Brenda Hipsher. Click through / read on for the details.
The second edition of the New Wave Photography exhibition recognises the rise of contemporary photography from the CEE region. From 19th to 27th April the Crypt Gallery in London will host 12 artists, exhibiting fine art photography from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Surrealism, minimalist landscape, classical nude photography, gum print, lomography and digital montage demonstrate the diversity of the work on display. Hungarian photographers Benedek Bognár and Zoltán Békefy both draw inspiration from classical imagery while creating something completely new, while the Polish artist Maciej Boksa specialises in photographs intended to guide the viewer into an alternative perception of reality. Martin Hruška is showing a collection of his marine life photographs. Lucie Jestrabikova’s photos have been created by using her body to create fascinating abstract compositions, while Réka Kóti explores the creative boundaries of Lomography. Where Slovakian artist Veronika Otepková proves that digital photography can be both innovative and classically beautiful, Polish photographer Przemys?aw Kuci?ski uses a 19th century technique called gum print to create black and white nude images. The New Wave Photography 2013 exhibition will be on display from 19-27 April 2013 at the Crypt gallery in London.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
At the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booths C3628 and C4325. 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 DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Canon will also showcase the new Cinema EOS C100 EF 24-105 Lens Kit, which is billed as a cost-effective solution to assist cinematographers, including single-person and small cinematography crews. The company’s technical representatives will be on-hand to provide consultations for cinema, video and DSLR users and CPS Gold and Platinum members can receive free onsite Clean & Checks for current professional equipment.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Manfrotto School of Xcellence (MSoX) has announced two exclusive, free webinars for April. This Thursday, Victoria Hillman will be hosting an online seminar exploring her work as a wildlife and landscape photographer. This webinar begins at 4 p.m. BST. The second event will take place on 30th April (also starting at 4 p.m.) will see commercial, editorial and advertising photographer Drew Gardner present a range of his work, exploring lighting and technical details including a breakdown of each set, how it was lit and the equipment that was used.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
On Monday 29 April, best-selling author and photographer Steve Bloom will deliver a lecture as part of PhotoVoice’s ‘Words on Monday’ series. “Witness silverback mountain gorillas deep in the rainforest; endangered black rhino drinking at a moonlit waterhole; remote cultures in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley; Mozambican migrant workers toiling in a gold mine three kilometres below ground; and fishermen on the Niger River,” the charity said in a statement. “In this unforgettable event, Steve captures the diversity of the continent where he grew up, and where he has felt compelled to return throughout his life.” The lecture will take place at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £9.50 when bought on the door, with an early bird discount available to those purchasing their tickets before Sunday 31 March.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Six Calumet shops in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are participating in this year’s Calumet Open Day promotion. The events - which feature hands-on involvement with many key manufacturers - begin at Calumet Edinburgh on Wednesday 3 April, and finish at the company’s flagship store in Drummond Street, Euston, London on Tuesday 7 May. Click through / scroll down for the event calendar.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Catherine Connor of Aspire Photography Training & Uzair Kharawala of SF Photo School have announced a new six-part webinar series on how to market your photography business to increase your profits. The contents of the webinar include topics such as keyword research, timelining, creating a business that can attract the right clients, refining your marketing approaches, creating a killer ‘landing page’ and marketing to your list. The webinar series starts on 1 May 2013 and is priced at $97 for all 6 sessions. Using the discount code sfps30 to receive an Early Bird Discount will save $30 off the normal price.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Martin Usborne’s new photographic exhibition, The Silence of Dogs in Cars, is now on display at the Little Black Gallery in London. Usborne’s photographs focus on the ever-curious relationship between humans and other animals. The Silence of Dogs in Cars was inspired by a childhood memory of waiting in a car whilst his parents were shopping in a supermarket, and the youthful fear that they would not return. He will be signing copies of his book of the same name, which was awarded ‘Best in Show’ in the Creative Review Photography Annual, on Saturday 23rd March from 11:30am-12:30pm. The exhibition is on show until 27th April. The Little Black gallery is located at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Canon U.S.A. today announced the 2013 Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops and programs schedule. CLL programmes are available throughout the United States and, as in previous years, the 2013 EOS Immersion series of seminars and workshops will be presented in a weekend format. Canon representatives will be on-hand to provide technical assistance at all CLL events to help ensure that any questions and concerns can be answered accurately and immediately. For more information on CLL, including the schedule of classes and pricing information, visit the website below.