Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society has announced an exhibition of unique maritime photographs and the launch of its third annual maritime photography competition. The exhibition, which brings a sea view to the landlocked Royal Alfred Seafarers Society care home in Surrey, features images of seven of last year’s competition entries, ranging from trawler races in Brixham to lighthouses in Porthcawl, displayed around the grounds of the home. The Society is encouraging budding photographers to get involved in this year’s competition, open to professional and amateur photographers across the UK, and to send in their pictures of the coast, seafarers and the sea. The deadline for entries to the competition is the 7 August 2015. As always, we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Award-winning travel images go on show in an outstanding, free to view, exhibition at Britain's Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this summer, as Travel Photographer of the Year returns to London. This year’s event features the entries that took top honours in the 2014 awards, in which amateur and professional photographers from over 100 countries competed. Stretching from the Society’s glass-sided Pavilion (1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, out into the terrace and down into the garden, it runs from Friday July 24th to Saturday, September 5th. The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 7pm Friday and Saturday. Travel Photographer of the Year will be staging a number of ‘Enchanted Evenings’ at the gallery. Unlike the exhibition itself, these are ticketed events, costing £8 to include a glass of wine, or £15 to also include a copy of Journey Seven, the latest book from Travel Photographer of the Year. Enchanted Evening dates can be found – and tickets booked - through the website below.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Women Can Build, an impactful photography exhibition of WWII-era and modern-day strong factory-working women, also known as ‘Rosie the Riveters’, has been extended by popular demand through 30th June at Los Angeles Union Station. The “modern Rosies” featured in the Women Can Build exhibition work for global transit equipment manufacturing companies with U.S. factories, including Siemens, New Flyer Industries, Nippon Sharyo, and Kinkisharyo. In addition to the manufacturing “Rosies”, included in the exhibition are Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, former Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Maria Elena Durazo, and former Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott. The exhibition is part of the greater Women Can Build project launched by Jobs to Move America.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Renowned photographer and lighting guru Damien Lovegrove will be hosting a fashion photography workshop in Southern France from 10-12 July 2015. During this intensive three-day workshop Damien will share his years of experience, creativity and knowledge of fashion photography to help you develop your own unique style and build the confidence required to shoot fashion successfully. You will learn how to direct a professional model, adapt swiftly to changing light conditions and gain a greater understanding of how to get the most out of your kit. The cost for three days is £996. Photography Blog readers can get a discount of £117 by entering the following code at the checkout.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
We Want More: Image Making and Music in the 21st Century is an upcoming exhibition hosted by The Photographers' Gallery in London. Exploring the expanded role that photography and image-production plays in defining music culture today, this exhibtion is presented across two floors, dedicated in turn to musicians and their fan bases. It includes works commissioned commercially as well as personal projects initiated by the photographers themselves and a selection of creative collaborations whose aim is to unpick the genre of Music Photography. The exhibition also presents a selection of music videos created by photographers, rather than moving image directors, demonstrating the increasing dialogue and interface between these mediums. Curated by Diane Smyth, We Wnat More opens on 17 July 2015.
Monday, June 8, 2015
'Capa in Color,' a unique exhibition of Robert Capa's most remarkable colour photographs that debuted last year at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, is now on view at Budapest's Capa Center. From as early as 1938 right until his death in 1954, Capa shot literally thousands of frames on colour film, principally Kodachrome, in various formats ranging from 35mm to 4x5". Capa in Color spans a variety of genres including war photography, portraiture, classic photojournalism and fashion photography. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Capa Center will also present a collection of images by Capa’s best friend and editor, John G. Morris, who also documented the Normandy landings. The exhibition hall is located at 8 Nagymező utca, Budapest, Hungary.
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.