Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art has announced its schedule of fall exhibitions. “Steichen|Warhol: Picturing Fame” is the first exhibition to pair the photographic works of Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol to explore their roles in shaping how we see fame and glamour. “The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation” brings together work by more than 40 artists who embraced the Polaroid format as they upended the established parameters of photography. “Steichen|Warhol” and “The Polaroid Years” are on view at the Block from 20 September to 1 December 2013.
The fourth installment of the contemporary art in editions fair, Multiplied, returns to Christie’s South Kensington this October. The fair will be open to the public with free admission from 18-21 October 2013. Murray Macaulay, Director, Multiplied, commented: “Multiplied’s eclectic mix of established galleries exhibiting eminent artists, and young galleries with new talent, represents the whole gamut of contemporary art in editions, from traditional printmaking and photography, to the experimental edge of 3-D printing and digital art... Prices range from £10 to £30,000.”
‘Exposed’ is a new exhibition of works by students on the Kensington and Chelsea College's BTEC National Diploma in Photography. Describing the show Bruce Tanner, Head of Photography at Kensington and Chelsea College said: “Finding an individual voice in a world so packed with images is one of the hardest things to do and this year’s students have really managed to achieve this. Presenting something different, they have needed to trawl back and forth through the history of photographic processes and combined this with modern digital techniques to produce a show that is stunning and inspiring.” The exhibition is free to attend and runs from Friday July 19 until Friday July 26 in the Carlyle Building, on Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Olympus UK are hosting a spectacular photographic experience at the Giffords Circus, Frampton-upon-Severn on Friday 2nd August 2013. Fifty photography enthusiasts will have the chance to win a pair of free tickets to take part in this exclusive and rare opportunity to photograph amazing Circus performers under the big top, and capture all the excitement. Guests will be able to get hands-on with the latest cameras and lenses from Olympus, including the newly launched PEN E-P5 (read review). Tickets to the event are free, but there are only 50 pairs available. These can be won by entering at the website below.
The free-to-view Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)exhibition is back at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. It runs from July 12th to August 18th in the Society's Pavilion in Exhibition Road, just a few minutes' walk away from the Science Museum. The exhibition is part of this year's Travel Photography Live! festival which starts off in style with renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse at the Royal Geographical Society on July 17th. Some of the world's other leading travel, landscape, adventure, people, location and wildlife photographers will also be speaking at the Society during this event, which takes place on the evenings of July 17th and 24th and all day over the weekend of July 27th and 28th. Do note that while the exhibition itself is free, festival tickets cost £25 for each evening event.
The Photographic Museum of Humanity (PMH) has announced the newest of its online exhibitions, entitled "Our Nature." Featuring the works of prestigious photographers like Espen Rasmussen, Freya Najade, Hajime Kimura, Gustavo Jononovich and Nicolas Janowski, the exhibition aims to explore the diversity, beauty and danger of nature and warn society about the consequences of doing nothing to take care of it. You can view the exhibition online at the website blow.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Fox&Squirrel have announced a series of Street Photography tours. The company has created a summer school, which will follow a similar equation to the existing street photography walks but will also include a workshop that will help develop participants' editing skills. The course takes the following shape: 3 Saturday (13th, 20th and 27th of July) walks (Chelsea, Soho and Camden) ending with a Sunday workshop (28th ) in Fox & Squirrel's studio on Camden High Street. For further information, visit the website below.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
X-Rite Photo Marketing has announced its schedule of free July 2013 webinars. On the 15th, Tony Corbell and Brenda Hipsher will present "Colour Management for the Rest of Us," an online seminar featuring a discussion of monitor calibration and general colour management. The webinar will begin at 12:00 pm EDT. On the 24th, X-Rite Field Marketing Manager Brenda Hipsher will review the individual ColorMunki solutions in a webinar entitled "Simply Amazing Colour - Take control of your monitor, projector, printer and camera!" Finally, on the 31st, she will host a webinar (Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video) that reviews how to access and utilise the video presets in i1Profiler software and use ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. Click through / read on for the details.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Lomography UK’s July exhibition, opening this Thursday, will feature work from analogue photographer, Richard Heeps. In his Man’s Ruin collection, Heeps explores retro Americana imagery in vibrant, immediate photos. Working largely with rare, end-of-line films, Heeps travelled the US, capturing this collection on his Mamiya RB67 and Nikon FM2 cameras. On show until 26th July, the exhibition will be hosted by Lomography's East London gallery located at 117 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BG. Open daily from 11am-7pm.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Calumet’s seminar academy is set to pilot an exclusive ‘Air to Air Photography’ day for six ‘high-flying’ photographers. For £495 each, delegates will get a full day’s masterclass, complete with a unique airborne photo-shoot ‘sortie’ in the afternoon. “We are teaming up with professional aviation photographer and pilot Keith Wilson and experienced aerobatic and formation pilot and photographer Mick Osbaldeston to offer delegates this matchless introduction to air-to-air photography," said Calumet marketing executive Sian Hamer. "The date currently set for the first seminar is July 8 - so interested photographers need to act fast.” The morning will be spent at The Shropshire Aero Club at Sleap Aerodrome, Harmer Hill, covering all aspects of safety, equipment and technique. Then each delegate boards a high wing Cessna for his or her unique chance to fly in close proximity to another plane that they can photograph.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Winners and runners-up from the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and RHS Photographer of the Year competitions will be exhibited together for the first time at the RHS's flagship garden Wisley in Surrey. Free with normal garden entry, the exhibit will display the winning images of both competitions as well as the category winners and finalists of: The Beauty of Plants, Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife in the Garden, Bountiful Earth and Wildflower Landscapes from IGPOTY as well as People in the Garden, Abstract and Details, Plant Portrait and Wildlife in the Garden from the RHS Photography Competition. The displayed works will be on show in the Glasshouse Gallery at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey from 21 June to 11 August 2013, with the exception of 25 & 26 June.
After the success of the first Big Photo Show event in Los Angeles this past May, PMA has announced that The Big Photo Show will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2014, on May 17-18. “The purpose of The Big Photo Show is to grow the imaging industry by increasing people’s passion and enthusiasm for photography,” said PMA President Allen Showalter. “We accomplished that goal in a major way with the first Big Photo Show in LA this year. PMA is excited to build on that great momentum with another LA show in May of 2014, with additional Big Photo Show events and locations yet to come.”
Monday, June 17, 2013
On Thursday 20th June, renowned landscape photographer Steve Gosling will hold a one-hour lesson devoted to challenging the accepted ‘rules’ of photography. In this free webinar, attendees will learn how to ignore all the “do’s and don’ts” and how to feel less pressured to conform to a set of artistic expectations. The webinar, which is hosted by Manfrotto School of Xcellence, will be illustrated with a wide range of Steve’s landscape images in colour and black and white. To register for this webinar visit the website below.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Some of the AFP's best photos from 2012 will be on display at the Berlin photo festival opening this Thursday. The festival aims at bringing photographers and photojournalists together to discuss themes like Documentary Photography, Photojournalism future, Mobile Photography in the context of Internet, Social Networks, Multimedia and more. The exhibition “AFP – Best of 2012” running until 18th June, will show a selection of photos including images that have earned the photographers international prizes such as World Press Photo awards and Pulitzer prizes.
Friday, June 7, 2013
The Societies have confirmed that Damian McGillicuddy will be presenting a full-day seminar at The Societies’ 2014 Convention in London. Damian and his team will be training attendees by creating four uniquely themed shoots utilising speedlight, studio, continuous and UV lights, splitting the auditorium into four - with a set in each corner. Damian says ‘‘The intention of this full-day seminar is to show you that professional photography is about creativity, control and technique, inspiring the audience to seek the correct education to propel their photography forward and to push themselves through the qualification process, not only for their own personal development but as a marketing exercise and, if necessary, as a business development tool.’’ The seminar, which is priced at £80 for members of The Societies and £120 for non-members, will be taking place on Thursday 16 January 2014 at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel.
Charity PhotoVoice has launched its fundraising WILD print sale of winning photographs from the WILD photography competition. Until Monday 10 June 2013, photography collectors and nature enthusiasts alike can help raise money for PhotoVoice by buying a print from a of 50 imaginative and remarkable images of the natural world from the competition shortlist. Each photograph in the WILD print sale is available to purchase as a professional 16”x 12” Lambda C Type print in a limited edition print run for £50.00. To view the WILD collection and to purchase a print visit the website below.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
X-Rite has announced its schedule of free June 2013 Webinars. On the 12th, advertising photographer Jim DiVitale will present "The Complete Digital Photography Process," a webinar focussing on the calibration and custom profiling of a camera, monitor and printer using Wacom products to streamline the workflow. The second session, "Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video," (26th June) will review how to access and utilise the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at the use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. Both webinars start at 12pm EDT.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Some of the world’s leading travel, landscape, adventure, people and wildlife photographers will gather in London this July for Travel Photography Live!, a festival of photography at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The event is set against the backdrop of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition , so festival-goers will be able to enjoy the full display of award-winning images from this prestigious international competition, plus fascinating historic images from the Society’s archive, as well as learning about photography from leading experts, who will share the secrets behind their images. The event begins with two ‘In conversation with’ evenings on July 17th and 24th. Tickets cost £25 for each ‘In conversation with’ evening, or £40 for both, with Saturday or Sunday tickets costing £75 each, a weekend pass costing £130 and a Festival Pass (covering all four dates) £150. These prices are reduced to £17.50, £30, £55, £95 and £110 for members of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), registered students, Travel Photographer of the Year entrants and anyone aged 65 or over. The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition itself is free to view, and runs from July 12th to August 18th.
Mary Walker Exhibitions have announced that this year's Focus On Imaging show was the last. Originally named Focus on Photography, the event was first organised 24 years ago. Since then, it has grown to be the largest annual photographic trade show in Europe. Commenting on the closure, Mary Walker said: "Focus On Imaging will not be sold - I'm simply bringing it to an end... I am certain that the time is right for the industry to perhaps find fresh opportunitities and bring new ideas to photographers."
Friday, May 31, 2013
Tiwani Contemporary will host an exhibition by South African photographer Gideon Mendel entitled, Drowning World. The selection includes 15 images taken in Nigeria that have never been exhibited before, and 5 photographs documenting flooding in various parts of the globe including England, India, Haiti and Australia. The exhibition also presents a two-part video of people living amidst floodwaters in Bangkok, as well as video portraits of Nigerian inhabitants returning to their flooded homes. Drowning World will run from 7 June – 27 July 2013.