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.
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.