Friday, October 4, 2013
X-Rite has announced its schedule of free October 2013 webinars. On 16th October Lee Varis will present Fantastic Photo-Illustration: Retouching, Masking & Compositing, which will examine photo-retouching and illustration techniques in this webinar and emphasize the necessity of working on a calibrated and profiled monitor. On the 21st Jim DiVitale will be hosting The Complete Digital Photography Process, a webinar demonstrating problem-solving techniques using digital capture and Photoshop to streamline both the creative side and production of the digital imaging workflow to improve quality. Click through / read on for more information.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The new Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V is set to capture some of the action at this year’s Freeze Festival, coming on-board as the Official Action Camera Partner for the brand new rail jam competition. The new main event for Freeze 2013 - Hail the Rail - will be the biggest and most exciting ski and snowboarding competition held at the snow festival to date. “Extreme action is what the Sony Action Cam is all about and this year’s Freeze Festival is set to take it to a new level with the new ‘Hail the Rail’ competition," said Frederik Lange, Category Head - Digital Imaging, Sony UK. “Expect to be in awe of the unbelievable moves from the top skiers and snowboarders in the world, with the Sony Action Cam capturing the best tricks, spills and skills – and providing amazing playback so you can watch them time and time again." Freeze Festival 2013 will run from27th November – 1st December 2013. For more information, visit the website below.
Friday, September 20, 2013
2013 is the 30th year of The AOP Photographers Awards. To coincide with this special anniversary, a free exhibition will be open to the public for one weekend this October. Images from this year’s finalists of The AOP Photographers Awards - open to AOP photographer members - and The AOP Open Awards - open to everyone - will be on display at The Truman Brewery, off Brick Lane and opposite the legendary Rough Trade East record store, right in the creative heart of London’s East End. Do note that the exhibition is open for one weekend only - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2013.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Hasselblad Bron has announced that New York City once again will be the host of Shoot NYC, a professional photography forum. Held at La Venue, 1011 608 West 28th Street, October 24th from 10:00am to 6:30pm, and October 25th from 10:00am to 8:00pm; Shoot NYC 2013 is an informative forum based on the premise of building a photographic community. "In addition to a wide range of free professional photography seminars, industry leaders Broncolor and Hasselblad will help you learn how to harness and integrate the market's most advanced photographic tools into your business, improving both your photography and your bottom line," the organisers say. "Top industry professionals will host workshops and hands-on seminars in an array of subjects, whether you're interested in fashion, portraiture, commercial, stock or repro." Click through / scroll down for a list of speakers.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Manfrotto School of Xcellence has announced two UK local hero free webinar photo tutorials. The first one, Beyond the rule of thirds: themes and trends in landscape photography, will feature wildlife photographer Mark Bauer who will examine some of the common themes in the design of landscape photography, including the most important technical consideration, composition. This webinar will take place from 4pm on 19th September. The second session, Coastal landscapes – Light and Motion, will see professional landscape photographer Ross Hoddinott present his work and explore how motion and light play an important role in the success of seascapes, including exposure and filtration. This event will take place from 4pm on 24th October. Click through / read on to find out how you can register for these webinars.
Friday, September 13, 2013
X-Rite has unveiled its schedule of free September webinars. The first session, entitled Portrait Retouching for the Artistically Challenged, will commence at 1pm EDT on 18th September. The second one, Colour Management: The Easy Way Out, starts on 25th September, again at 1pm EDT; while the third online seminar, Processing Ice and Snow Images, is scheduled for 25th September, 7pm EDT. Click through / read on for the details.
Registration is now open for six free Luminance seminars at Photoville NYC, organised by PhotoShelter. Taking place on the afternoons of September 26 & 27 in Photoville's pop-up photo destination in Brooklyn, the events feature a remarkable line-up of speakers including Deborah Dragon, Julie Grahame, Ben Lowy, Stephen Mayes, and Peter Yang.On Friday, September 27th at 5:30pm PhotoShelter is also hosting a Peer Review Happy Hour, offering some unbiased feedback on your and your peers' portfolios. You can register for the event at the website below.
Canon Europe is once again supporting the British Fashion Council at the September 2013 London Fashion Week and Vodafone London Fashion Weekend.The dedicated team of Canon Professional Services (CPS) technicians at the CPS centre at Somerset House will provide accredited professional photographers with advice, essential maintenance services, equipment loans and help with minor repairs. As part of its initiative to support fashion designers, Canon has been working with Henry Holland to bring unique imagery to his House of Holland show and print his actual catwalk stage using an Océ Arizona flatbed printer. Canon will also collaborate with Ashish to create an instant Look Book about his eccentric and unique collection mixing Western and Eastern cultures, using Canon’s printing facilities.
Olympus Image Space @ The Loading Bay is the first in a series of events designed to showcase the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera (pictured). On show Wednesday 18th to Monday 23rd September, from Olympus Image Space @ The Loading Bay features an exhibition of new images by photographer Gabrielle Motola - Women of Iceland. Images from Olympus Ambassadors will also be on display, including one of the first images shot on the new OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Principal Photographer Damien McGillicuddy. The Olympus Image Space @ The Loading Bay Gallery is located on Dray Walk, (Old Truman Brewery), off Brick Lane, London, E1 6NJ.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Patrick Lichfield's Caribbean images will be on display at the Little Black Gallery in London from 29 October - 7 December 2013. This is the first exhibition of these photographs, many unpublished, representing all genres of Lichfield’s photography: landscape, portraiture, fashion and nudes. The Little Black Gallery is located at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting the annual North West Bird Watching Festival on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November offering photographers a great day out. At the event, London Camera Exchange will be offering guidance on photography, and Outdoor Photography Gear will also have a stand. In addition, Martin Birchall and Ron Thomas will conduct a number of free photography workshops. The reserve is opening at 8am offering early morning photography opportunities. For further event information and a detailed list of exhibitors, visit the website below.
Friday, August 30, 2013
From 3rd September until 29th December, the Library of Birmingham will be hosting Reference Works, a major new exhibition of photographs by Michael Collins, Brian Griffin, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps. The exhibition is the product of the largest and most important photography commission ever undertaken in the city and will be the inaugural exhibition in the new Discovery Gallery at the Library of Birmingham.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Datacolor has announced two colour management webinars for September. The first session, entitled Professional Images for Web and Print from Datacolor and onOne Software, will show the participants how to get the most professional Web and print look for their images from Datacolor’s Spyder4ELITE and the onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 4. The second webinar, Solving Capture Problems at the Start of your Workflow, will cover the different concerns photographers face with calibration before a shoot or prior to editing their images. The first event will take place on 5th September from 7pm, while the second webinar will commence at 7pm on 26th September.
This fall, seasoned iPhoneographer Richard Gray will be hosting two webinars at the Manfrotto School of Xcellence. The first one, Great Portraits with Your Smart Phone, will take place on 20 September 2013 from 4pm GMT, exploring questions like what do you want to say about the person you are photographing? what lighting would work best? what angle should you use? and so on. In the second webinar, Great Sporting Images with Your Smart Phone, scheduled for 10 October 2013, 4pm GMT, attendees will learn key techniques, such as panning and burst, to capture moving subjects involved in fast-paced sport. Richard will explore a range of apps to help you achieve creative images. Both webinars are free to attend.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Lomography’s Basement Gallery East has announced an upcoming exhibition of works by Stephen Kenny. Kenny's recent series, “Last Night I Sang Karaoke with Bill Murray” centres on the idea of a fantasy lifestyle. The first print of the collection was inspired by a real-life event, which is featured in the series, and spun off other fantasy activities such as playing a round of golf with Alice Cooper or baking cookies with Anna Wintour. The exhibition opens on 5 September 2013 at Lomography East London, 117 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BG.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Award-winning photographers Sue Bryce and Kelly Brown have teamed up for a free 3-day online class providing participants with tips to expertly document every phase of a baby’s first year. Interested readers are encouraged to tune in to creativeLIVE on August 23-25th from 9am – 4 pm PT to learn the ins and outs of pregnancy and newborn photography. To register for the course, visit the website below.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) founder and professional photographer Chris Coe is to lead a special photographic workshop in Morocco, in conjunction with cazenove+loyd. The seven-day adventure (April 27th – May 3rd 2014) takes participants to Marrakech and the High Atlas Mountains, where Chris will teach them about the craft of composition, while showing them how to capture the essence and atmosphere of Morocco in their photographs. Prices start at £1,975, to include all photography tuition, accommodation, full board meals, guiding and internal transfers. International flights and travel insurance are not included. For further information on the itinerary or to book a place, visit the website below.
From 19th August, the Met Museum in NYC will be hosting an exhibition of portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron, one of photography's earliest masters. Cameron (1815-1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre-Raphaelite–inflected aesthetic to create a gallery of vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. The showing of 35 works is drawn entirely from the Metropolitan’s own collection, including major works from the Rubel Collection acquired in 1997 and the Gilman Collection acquired in 2005. The photographs will be on display until 5 January 2014 at the Howard Gilman Gallery.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Canon today announced the details of its biggest-ever presence at the IBC show held from 13-17 September in Amsterdam. Canon has been an exhibitor at IBC for more than 30 years, and 2013 will see the company’s largest stand to-date. Covering a full 432m2, the stand will display Canon’s complete range of products, including more than 75 lenses, as well Full HD and 4K camera solutions. Ken Koyama, Deputy Head of Professional Imaging Group, Canon Europe, said: “Last year’s IBC was our chance to introduce Canon’s expansion into 4K to the European market. This year we’re focusing even more on fully demonstrating not only the capabilities of new 4K technology, but how the breadth of Canon’s overall range enables production of first class content at all levels." Canon’s stand location at IBC 2013 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.
Monday, August 12, 2013
The Palm Springs Photo Festival and Photo District News have joined forces to present over 1600 reviews in their annual Official Portfolio Review Programme during this year's PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, 24-26 October 2013. By registering, photographers will be able to schedule one-on-one, 20-minute sessions with difficult-to-meet, New York-based book publishers, advertising agency creatives, magazine photo editors, gallery and museum directors and curators, reps, industry consultants and more. The first 80 who pre-register for Portfolio Reviews before 1st September will be eligible to have a page devoted to their work (including contact info), included in the event's Portfolio Review Source-Book, printed by Blurb, which will be distributed to each of the reviewers at the PhotoPlus Portfolio Review. You can register at the website below.