Thursday, May 28, 2015
To mark the beginning of a three-year partnership with Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios (NNOS), Wex Photographic is holding its inaugural Photography Symposium which will take place on 7th June at The Forum. NNOS, which takes place between 23rd May and 7th June, celebrates the county’s artists and their achievements by offering them the opportunity to open their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work. This year the festival will see over 450 artists exhibiting across 248 venues throughout Norfolk. The Wex Photographic Photography Symposium promises to be a day of enlightening talks from regional photographers and videographers. Featuring a mixture of established and up-and-coming talent, there will be a range of topics covered which include, ‘Capturing the Action’, ‘From Acrobat to Photographer’, ‘Small Town Inertia – Community, Context, Conduit’, ‘The Personal Landscape’, ‘Exhibition Cartographie Luminaire’, and ‘The Constant Photographer’. Tickets are £8 per talk or £40 for an all-day pass.
As part of their partnership with the National Trust, Panasonic UK will be holding events around a variety of National Trust properties between now and 27th September. The events, based around the United Kingdom, will allow attendees to borrow a choice of Lumix camera, including some of the latest 4K models, such as the LX100 and FZ1000 bridge camera, and with help from some of Panasonic’s official Lumix Ambassadors, will each get tips and advice on how to perfectly capture the surroundings of National Trust properties. Those who take part in the events will learn photography skills such as how to film in 4K video and extract 4K photos from the footage. Click through / read on for a full list of venues and dates.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Canon U.S.A. will showcase its latest 4K digital cinema products in Booth #12 at Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles from 5-6 June. Visitors will have an opportunity to receive hands-on experience with the latest cinema equipment offerings including the new EOS C300 Mark II digital camera (pictured), the XC10 4K digital camcorder, and the DP-V2410 4K reference display introduced in April. The company will also have its new CINE-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto lens and EOS 5DS / 5DS R digital SLR cameras on display. In the Paramount Theatre during the Expo will be three Canon-hosted educational panel discussions, featuring industry professionals discussing their craft, and how Canon products have helped power their work. Click through / scroll down for the panel discussion schedule.
Friday, May 22, 2015
alumet UK are inviting photography enthusiasts to get their hands on the latest Canon products during the Canon Roadshow 2015. From 10am-11am, and 2pm-3pm, renowned photographer David Clapp will be demonstrating the new Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R with images to show the capabilities of the camera and its generous pixel count. He will also be taking a look at new lenses such as the 11-24mm and the 16-35mm F4 IS, which are making big waves in the industry. Then, from 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm, Canon Explorer Danny Green will be giving a talk and hosting a Q&A session. The first event will take place on Wednesday 27 May in London, The second one will be held on Thursday 25 June in Glasgow, while the third roadshow event will be on Friday 26 June in Edinburgh.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Calumet UK has announced a range of workshops for the month of June. All seminars and workshops are individually priced and students can take advantage of a discounted rate. John Gallo will be hosting a 2-part event entitled "Mastering Street Photography - Photojournalism as an Art Form" on 11-12 June in Bristol. Victor Aberdeen will hold free colour management workshops in Calumet Photographic's London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol stores. Jon Gray will lead a creattive Hollywood beauty and fashion lighting masterclass on the 13th, at Calumet London. Last but not least, the company's Birmingham shop will be home tp an art nude photography workshopwith Rory Lewis. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This weekend, five local Canon dealers across the US will host “Canon Experience Days” featuring well-known local photographers who will teach new parents how to get the most out of their DSLRs as well as their best tips and tricks on how to capture great family photos. Participating retailers include CameraLand in Old Bethpage, Christian Photo in Urbandale, RockBrook Camera in Omaha, Tempe Camera in Tempe and Kenmore Camera in Kenmore. Click through / scroll down for the exact times and dates.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Wapping Project Bankside has announced its participation in Photo London, a unique photography event that will feature a major international photography fair for up to 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries. Showing works by Elina Brotherus, Lydia Goldblatt, Alexander Gronsky, Jacqueline Hassink, Abbas Kowsari, Juul Kraijer, Edgar Martins, Stephen J Morgan, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Mitra Tabrizian, and Thomas Zanon-Larcher, The Wapping Project Bankside wishes to make evident the interesting dialogue that can be achieved when seemingly disparate works are brought together. Photo London will take place from 21 – 24 May 2015.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and The Open University are launching a unique online digital photography course. Digital Photography: Creating and Sharing Better Images is a 10-week course designed to help people new to digital photography and those looking to improve existing skills – and to see the world in a new way. It will develop participants’ technical and visual skills through weekly practical assignments. The 10-week course will cost £200, and all students who successfully complete the course will be entitled to an RPS Certificate in Photography.
Color Confidence today announced that they will be attending a number of roadshows and open days across the United Kingdom over the next few months. Showcasing a lineup of innovative photography products such as BenQ’s first colour critical monitor, DxO’s newly updated image editing software, X-Rite‘s colour management solutions, Rogue’s new and improved FlashBender 2 range and NEC’s latest 4k colour critical monitors with new built-in Spectraview II calibration software. There will be professional product demonstrations and best practice tips, as well as special offers on purchases made on the day. Color Confidence will be exhibiting at shows as part of the Bigger Picture Roadshow, Calumet spring open days, London Camera Exchange Pro Show, Photovision Roadshow, WEX Workflow event and Park Cameras Imaging festival. Click through / read on for dates and locations.
X-Rite is hosting a free webinar with X-Rite Coloratti, fine art and commercial photographer, and professional photographic trainer, Mark Wood. Taking place from 5:30pm – 6:30pm GMT on 14th May, this Photoshop and Lightroom masterclass will demonstrate the importance of colour management, image editing and the new features of Lightroom CC. Topics to be covered include tips for importing into Lightroom CC, dealing with tone and colours that can not be displayed or printed, round tripping images via Photoshop, an introduction to Smart Objects, and more. “For many photographers, the work behind the lens comes naturally. Mastering the digital workflow, with tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom can take a bit more time and effort.” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director of X-Rite Photo Europe. “We have partnered with Adobe to create the ultimate photographic workflow with our recent special offers on the ColorMunki Display, i1Photo Pro 2 and the i1Display Pro, and crucially we want to help people get the most from this workflow.”
Thursday, April 23, 2015
X-Rite have announced a comprehensive list of events designed to teach photographers about the benefits of a fully colour managed workflow. “The more we talk to new and existing customers, the clearer it becomes that increasing people’s knowledge of how to effectively colour manage a photographic workflow really helps to improve people’s photographic experiences,” Managing Director of X-Rite Photo Europe, Geoffrey Clements said. “Good colour management across all your devices saves time, money and ultimately produces better images. We’re looking forward to continuing to educate and support photographers throughout these events.” Throughout the events there will be a number of special offers including, the special promotion in conjunction with Adobe, where users can buy either a ColorMunki Photo or i1Photo Pro 2 and enjoy a one year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership or buy the i1Display Pro and claim a 15 percent discount on an annual Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership. Click through / scroll down for the full list of dates and locations.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Manfrotto are running a series of pop-up events across Britain in April and May. At these events, Manfrotto will be your local photographic store for one day offering customers the chance to come along to free photography talks, take advantage of special discounts and exclusive offers plus free demonstrations and the chance to view all of their latest products. Click through / scroll down for a list of dates and locations.
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.