Thursday, April 24, 2014
Calumet UK is hosting a series of open days this spring which will be taking place at its stores nationwide. There will be six open days in total, each giving visitors the chance to win a Canon EOS 700D 18-55mm kit as well as offering free sensor cleaning, product demonstrations, seminars, expert advice from the top brands as well as promotions throughout the store. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Calumet UK has announced that it is supporting established photographer, Rory Lewis for his up and coming exhibition of high-profile celebrity faces, titled "Northerners." This exhibition is an entirely new collection of over 100 portraits featuring a cross section of Northern celebrities, sports personalities, actors, politicians and people encountered; featuring sittings with Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, David Warner (pictured), Karl Pilkington, Ian McShane, Emma Rigby, Claire Sweeney and many others. Before the Exhibition opens to the public in the Liverpool Met Quarter, there will be a private open evening with a champagne reception on Thursday 24 July, accompanied by a talk from Rory about the work. Tickets cost £15.00pp. Rory hopes to raise £10,000 for UNICEF, to help children all over the world in need of support, water, food, medical care and education. The Exhibition will then be open to the public from Friday 25 July and is free. for further information and dates for the exhibition, visit the website below.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Phase One is going to host a free webinar for Capture One Pro users on Wednesday, 23rd April. In this webinar, David Grover will take participants through a typical photo editing scenario, importing directly from memory cards and through a full Capture One Pro Session workflow, finishing with multiple image output types and a web gallery. For more information and to register, visit the website below.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Details have been announced for the second EYE International Photography Festival, which will run from 27 – 29 June 2014. The 2014 festival sees an impressive line-up of guest artists, including one of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Ian Berry, who was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier Bresson. He is joined by landscape photographer Charlie Waite, Royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE, award winning Justin Mazon (USA), Angele Etoundi Essamba (Cameroon/France), award winning Timothy Allen, Sophie Batterbury (picture editor of The Independent), Eamonn McCabe (former Picture Editor for The Guardian), Colin Jacobson (photojournalism lecturer), documentary photographers Kajal Nisha Patel and World Press Award winner Laura Pannack, whilst the event will be opened by Magnum member and one of the UK’s leading reportage photographers, David Hurn. Festival passes are available now at £60 for the weekend, and can be booked online at the website below.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Black Diamond is the first solo show at the gallery by Mishka Henner one of the UK's most significant artists working with the photographic medium. Hosted by Carroll7Fletcher (56 - 57 Eastcastle St. London, W1W 8EQ), the exhibition brings together four distinct but interrelated series of work, based on the collection and mediation of publicly available information sourced through social media, the Internet and drones, and considers the way in which these technologies are used by the government, intelligence agencies and corporations. In the artist's recent Oil Fields and Feedlots series (2013-14), large-scale photographic prints reminiscent of vast Abstract Expressionist canvases represent landscapes carved by industries meeting extraordinary levels of consumer demand for two of North America's most prized commodities: oil and beef. Displayed on plinths filling the rear gallery space, Fifty-One US Military Outposts (2010) is a series of photographs of overt and covert military outposts used by the United States in 51 countries worldwide. Finally, the exhibition also includes new multimedia works from Henner's Scam Baiters series.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Profoto has introduced renowned photographer Jared Platt as the new host for the Profoto webinar. Starting 23rd April, the Profoto webinars will be hosted by renowned wedding and lifestyle photographer Jared Platt. The series’s title is On Location with Jared Platt “Our aim is to show powerful yet simple lighting techniques for photographers working in less than ideal situations,” says Jared. “While some episodes will be more elaborate in scope, many will deal with lighting challenging locations with limited time and resources. In most of our webinars we will take the viewers on location with us in a behind the scenes look of various photo shoots." The first On Location with Jared Platt webinar will take participants to the Arizona desert - for more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Photography Show has announced that Leica and Ricoh, absent from the 2014 event, will be exhibiting at the 2015 show. “Selection for the 2015 show was made on the basis of the 2014 show evidence and exhibitor feedback," says David Bell, Managing Director of Leica Camera. "Fresh and alive, the 2014 show attracted new visitors and exhibitors as well as the important seasoned photographic community. This at a time when the industry is facing many challenges was good to see." According to officially audited data, attendance for the 2014 exhibition was 30,003.
Unresolved Dreams is an exhibition of photographs by photojournalist Ed Kashi, currently on display at the gallery@oxo in London. Commissioned by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), Ed has charted the lives of a handful of the approximately one million Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who are the ongoing casualties of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The exhibition runs from 10–13 April, and is open every day from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition will be held from 1st - 18th May at Somerset House (Strand, London WC2R 1LA). In addition to the works of winning and shortlisted photographers of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, special curations include a collection of images by American photographer Mary Ellen Mark, the recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography, plus exclusive Sony commissions of celebrated photographer William Klein and a group show by Panos Pictures photographers. British photographers in the exhibition include Spencer Murphy, Amanda Harman and Mary Turner. The exhibition will also include special displays of the winning, shortlisted and highly commended books of the KKF Book Awards for the Best Photography and Moving Image Books of the Year, and the winning and finalist images of a UK-wide student photography competition run in conjunction with Hotel Indigo.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Phase One has announced a new free webinar focusing on tethered shooting with Capture One Pro. Svheduled for Wednesday, 9 April 2014, the session teaches participants about setting up a secure wireless connection for Capture One Pro and access its features. Phase One’s David Grover (pictured) will walk you through tethering and encourage your questions at two different times on the same day. To sign up, follow the link below.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The organisers of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival have issued a call for entries for their sixth annual photography contest. Photographers have until 25th May to submit their work to the competition, whose central theme is Reflections. The jury will include leading Dutch educator Corinne Noordenbos, award-winning Swedish photographer Kent Klich, Financial Times Weekend Magazine photo editor Emma Bowkett, prominent British photographer George Georgiou, professor Irina Rozovsky and award winning local photographer and filmmaker Ana Opalić, The finalists will see their work displayed at the final exhibition during the festival week. As always, we recommend that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Datacolor has announced its spring 2014 line-up of free colour management webinars. These online seminars enable participants to communicate directly with the speakers to get first-hand advice about video reference display calibration and photo and video editing techniques. Registered attendees will receive discount codes for Spyder products and/or products from co-sponsors, as well as automatic entry for a chance to win products from Datacolor or co-sponsors. Each webinar will be hosted by David Saffir, Datacolor expert and noted landscape and fine art photographer. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Wildlife photographer Dan Suzio is going to lead a photography workshop in Ecuador, focusing on tropical birds. The 12-day, 11-night tour will include a pre-dawn hike to photograph the mating display of the elusive Andean cock-of-the-rock, visits to the historic city of Quito and the Otavalo Indian market, providing an introduction to Ecuadorian culture, and a day of looking for Andean condors on Mt. Antisana. Interested photographers are encouraged to register as early as possible, as the trip is limited to six people. Cost is $3,495 per person based on double occupancy. Photos, a detailed itinerary, and other information can be found online at the website below.
The Arri / Zeiss Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9 is the 7th cine lens that completes the successful Master Anamorphic family. The lens, which will be exhibited at the NAB 2014 show hled in Los Angeles from 5-10 April 2014, offers a perfect combination of compact size, minimal weight, very high speed and exceptional optical quality. In addition to showing their latest cine lenses, Zeiss are bringing two experienced DoPs to the NAB show to serve as application specialists: August Bradley from the US and Den Lennie from the UK. Visitors are welcome to pose their questions and share their experiences with them, whether those experiences concern Zeiss lenses, the photography business in general, or how to gain a foothold in the film industry.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
At the 2014 NAB Show, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The company will be showing a 4K Live Broadcast demonstration, highlighting how well HD broadcast footage can be captured, digitally rendered and cropped for live-action broadcast coverage using Canon’s Cinema EOS equipment. In addition, Canon will host a series of unique stage presentations with renowned cinematographers, broadcast specialists, and filmmakers. These industry professionals will provide insight into the ever-changing field of optical and imaging technology and showcase their projects and works that were shot using Canon equipment. The 2014 NAB Show will be held from 5-10 April 2014 in the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
The Societies have announced that the next Digital Imaging Show will take place in Dublin on 6-7 April Photographers who register in advance will be able to attend the trade show and a number of masterclasses held on the 6th free of charge. Masterclasses include Creating a magnetise business by Catherine Connor, Making more Money and More Profit from Photography by Charlie Kaufman and Let's Jazz It Up by Podge Kelly. On the 7th, there will be a one-day seminar by Richard P Walton entitled Passion not Camera Fashion, which costs €80 for members and €120 for non-members.
Panasonic has joined the list of exhibitors at The Big Photo Show, which will take place in Los Angeles from 17-18 May. At the show, Panasonic will be presenting its entire line-up of Lumix camera products, including the new Lumix GH4 (pictured), as well as the company’s complete line of Micro Four Thirds compatible lenses for Lumix cameras. “Panasonic is excited to be exhibiting at The Big Photo Show and presenting our line of Lumix cameras and lenses, as well as our entire line of Adventure products,” said Thomas Curley, Business Development Manager for Panasonic North America. “Our camera products are of interest to professionals looking for the latest in hybrid imaging or video production gear, as well as photo enthusiasts seeking a great picture taking solution for family or fun – and we think the Big Photo Show is the perfect place to be.”
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
AnthonyEpes.com have announced a special offer for PhotographyBLOG readers: purchase a place on one of their Venice at Dawn or Paris at Dawn workshops and receive a complimentary place on their two-day London at Dawn workshop. The Venice from Dawn to Dusk event will take place from 15th - 18th May, and their Paris from Dawn to Dusk workshop is scheduled for 19th - 22nd June. "Photographing cities at dawn is a photographer's paradise," Anthony Epes says. "We will photograph the iconic views of each city as well as discovering hidden spots and interesting characters.” For more information and to book your place, email Diana Bird at AnthonyEpes.com.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Capa - Europe 1943-1945 is a new exhibition of vintage Robert Capa prints, hosted by the Daniel Blau Gallery in London. Many of these prints will be exhibited here for the first time, and some are newly recognised as Capa's work. The gallery is located at 51 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB. The exhibition will be on display from 4th April until 10th May.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Spirit of Place is the title of a new exhibition of pinhole photographs by actor Wayne Foskett. "I generally work with a pinhole camera," he says. " It can transform the banal into the poetic.” Opening on Thursday 10th April, the exhibition is hosted by the Maison Bertaux Gallery, 28 Greek Street, London W1D 5DQ