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.
Friday, July 24, 2015
The first solo UK exhibition of images by Magnum Photographer Harry Gruyaert will open at the Magnum Print Room (63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS) in September. The exhibition will span Gruyaert’s work from 1972 to 2004, shot in diverse locations including Bosnia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ireland, Mali, Russia and the US. Also on display will be a small selection of Gruyaert’s photographs from his distorted television images series, shot directly from a broken television screen on which he could manipulate the colours. The four works on show are of the 1972 Munich Olympics and are a parody of the conventions of the current affairs photostory. This body of work was controversial when first exhibited in Paris in 1974, viewed as a disrespectful assault on the culture of television with a radical challenge to the conventions of press photography. Gruyaert himself views these works as the closest thing to journalistic photography he has ever made. On display from 15 September – 31 October 2015, the exhibition is free to attend.
Timelapse Workshops have announced that their upcoming 3-night and 4-night advanced timelapse photography workshops will be held in Death Valley in late September and early October. Combining daily class time with plenty of in-field instruction and shooting, these workshops focus on teaching you the skills needed to capture day and night timelapses in motion. The workshops are led by award-winning cinematographer Ron Risman. Risman has been a photographer for over 30 years and has specialised in timelapse photography since 2008. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
This Autumn three of Europe’s chicest cities will form the backdrop to an exclusive series of photography workshops from renowned photographer and trainer Damien Lovegrove. He will lead two street portrait workshops - one in Stockholm on Saturday 5th September and one in Oslo on Monday 7th September, plus a boudoir photography workshop in Copenhagen on Wednesday 2nd September. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence is an upcoming exhibition hosted by The Photographers' Gallery (16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW). Examining the way photographic images have been harnessed as evidence in instances of crimes or acts of violence, the exhibition presents eleven case studies spanning the period from the invention of ‘metric’ photography of crime scenes in the 19th century to the reconstruction of a drone attack in Pakistan in 2012 using digital and satellite technologies. These offer an analysis of the historical and geopolitical contexts in which the images appeared, as well as their purpose, production process and dissemination. On display from 2 October 2015 - 10 January 2016, the exhibition is accompanied by a book published by Xavier Barral Editions and LE BAL with introductions by Diane Dufour, Eyal Weizman and Jennifer Mnookin.
Photo Shanghai, China’s first art fair dedicated to photography, has announced its full list of participating galleries, programme highlights and partners for 2015. Running from 11-13 September, the second edition of the highly curated fair organised by the World Photography Organisation will feature 50 leading international galleries and over 500 works of art for sale by artists including: Nobuyoshi Araki, Birdhead, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hsieh Chun-te, Elliott Erwitt, Chien-Chi Chang, Yang Fudong, Candida Höfer, Horst P. Horst, Axel Hüette, André Kertész, Steven Klein, Gustave Le Gray, Aki Lumi, Daido Moriyama, Vik Muniz, Helmut Newton, Erwin Olaf, Yuki Onodera, Jiang Pengyi, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Li Wei and Zhang Xiao, among many others. Click through / scroll down for the full list of participating galleries and programme highlights.
Wilkinson Cameras (Liverpool) are holding a free Canon Pro Video event on on 8 August 2015. Ideal for wedding photographers and videographers, schools and universities, the event entitled ‘Leave No Story Untold’ – Capturing the Action from Script to Screen with Phil Coates has a morning session starting at 10am and an afternoon session starting at 2pm. Both sessions last approximately 2 hours and there will be a range of Canon video equipment on display, along with the latest Atomos recorders, for attendees to try out. Phil Coates, Canon Explorer, will be delivering a 60 minute presentation about his work with the Canon video range. The event is free to attend ut advance booking is required. Interested readers can sign up at the website below.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This Thursday, celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland will hold a free presentation at the Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, showing images from his career that started in the 1950s. He will speak about the techniques he employs, about the approach to his work and the importance of the relationship he creates with his subjects as well as his continuing involvement with the latest evolving technology. In addition, he will do a short demonstration introducing the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR cameras to the audience. The event is free to attend but you need to sign up in advance.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Canon Europe will be demonstrating its professional 4K workflow at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Canon stand will include dedicated areas for live capture, providing visitors with the opportunity to get hands on with Canon’s 4K and Full HD product range through a series of shooting scenarios, review and editing processes. A variety of live demonstrations including cinema shooting and documentary shooting will also be available to visitors. Canon’s IBC stand can be found at Hall 11, stand E50.
Sony Action Cam will be partnering with Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skateboard team for their ‘European Vacation 2015’ tour. The Tour offers Europe-based fans the opportunity to see the legendary Tony Hawk in action alongside some of the world’s best skateboarders including David Loy, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Kevin Staab, Clive Dixon, Ben Raybourn, Shawn Hale and Clint Walker. The team will be using the latest action cams from Sony to capture first-person POV footage including 4K video from the new X1000VR. They will be visiting some of the top skateparks in Europe and will be sharing their videos through both the Birdhouse and Sony social media channels. Click through / scroll down for the complete list of dates and locations.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Hasselblad has revealed its plans for this year's free shootLDN autumn imaging show. Originally established by Hasselblad USA in New York six years ago, the ‘Shoot’ event concept is an exciting, informative and inspiring event based on the premise of building a photographic community. The company's UK branch has now brought the ‘Shoot’ concept to London, labelled as ‘shootLDN’, following on from not only the original NYC events, but from other ‘Shoot’ events that have also previously been held in cities such as Los Angeles, Paris and Amsterdam. And for the first-time the interactive imaging forum (October 8/9) will be held in conjunction with The Association of Photographers who will use the shootLDN venue to host their annual awards exhibition and ceremony. Both shootLDN and the AOP Awards will still be regarded as separate events and maintain their own brand identities, but the two events have been arranged to coincide on the same dates at the same venue, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane E1 6QL London, with adjoining rooms to join the events together. The Hasselblad seminar speaker list already includes Charlie Waite,, Tim Flach, Sean Conboy, David Stanbury, Nicola Selby and Karl Taylor. Event partners for the 2015 shootLDN show include: broncolor; Epson; AOP; EIZO; G-Technology; Metro Imaging; HardSoft Computers; Pro Centre; Lux-S; Linhof Studio; BeExposed; Datacolor; Professional Photo Magazine and Old Truman Brewery.
Monday, June 29, 2015
From 1-3 August 2015, the Magnum Print Room will host a three-day Editing & Zine Making Masterclass led by acclaimed contemporary photographer Moises Saman and artist Daria Birang. This workshop is aimed at photographers with completed bodies of work, who require advice on honing editing skills, final image selections, design and layout. Critiques will be conducted both individually and in groups, encouraging confidence building skills and the ability to communicate projects, as well as engaging in peer-to-peer feedback. Each student will come away with 10 printed copies of their zine, printed through a four colour Risograph press. The workshop size is limited to a maximum of 15 students. The course fee is £600.
The Magnum Documentary Photography Course: in association with London College of Communication is a three-week course led by award-winning Magnum photographers Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (pictured). During the course, which will be taking place from 7- 27 August 2015, students will become absorbed in the practice and history of documentary photography and Magnum's legacy and contemporary contribution to it. Magnum and LCC will equip students with the historical and contextual framework required to raise critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support. Class time will be supported by evening lectures from LCC staff, guest lecturers and a selection of Magnum photographers. The course fee is £3000.