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
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tamron USA are embarking on a 100-city national Tailgate Tour to promote photography and Tamron lenses. A fully equipped Tamron van will be visiting camera stores throughout the country, pulling into car parks and setting up for a full day of education with Tamron tech team members on-hand from 12pm to 4pm to help people with their photography questions. And each day will feature team members offering four free mini-sessions under the Tamron Tailgate Learning Tent - "Configuring Your Camera Bag," "Achieving True Colours," "Enhancing Your Image," and "Choosing Your Next Lens," offered every hour starting at 12:30pm. For those looking for even more tips to creating better photographs, Tamron will offer a two-hour evening seminar entitled "10 Steps to Epic Images," taught by experienced Tamron tech photographers. The cost of the seminars will be $25. In select cities, an evening seminar plus an in-the-field workshop the next day will be offered for a total of $75. For more information, visit the website below.
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will host this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition from 1st April to 29th June. The exhibition will feature selections from the competition categories which focus on biodiversity and the wider environment, including The Beauty of Plants, Wildflower Landscapes, Wildlife in the Garden, Breathing Spaces and Trees, Wood and Forests. The RBGE is located at 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
This month Phase One’s David Grover will host three new interactive webinars featuring professional photographers. On Friday 14th March, fashion photographer Jaime DeMarco will respond to attendees' questions and get down into the details of post processing to get the perfect images. On the 19th, LA-based food photographer, Matt Armendariz will talk about his images, while on Thursday, 27th March,UK based landscape photographer Steve Gosling will reveal some of his workflow secrets and respond to questions. Click through / scroll down for more information and registration links.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
"Colour Stylisation - Using Photoshop Adjustments to create individual image styles with Mark Wood" is a new webinar hosted by X-Rite. This online seminar will explore how Photoshop adjustments can be used to create individual image processing styles. The session will also help you create prints in a variety of media. The webinar will take place from 6pm GMT on 20 March 2014. To register, visit the website beloow.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Living Dolls marks the 10th anniversary of Bob Carlos Clarke's final exhibition in 2004. It includes a selection of images from the Love-Dolls series, some special 'one-off' photographs from the archives, plus eighteen classic black-and-white images. The exhibition - which opens on 10th May in The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ - is sponsored by Olympus, who also supported the original exhibition in 2004.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Annenberg Space for Photography has announced its next exhibition, Country: Portraits of an American Sound. This exhibit presents images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music, and will be offered free to the public 31 May through 28 September 2014. Country: Portraits of an American Sound uses historical and contemporary photographs to explore how images shape the public identity of country music performers and of the genre itself. The photographers include the late amateur photographer Elmer Williams; the late studio photographer Walden S. Fabry; veteran Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Les Leverett; the late Los Angeles-based photographerLeigh Wiener; Boston-based documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; iconic entertainment photographers Henry Diltz, Raeanne Rubenstein and Ethan Russell; and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. The Annenberg Space for Photography is located in Century Park at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ricoh is inviting attendees at the 2014 Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Expo to try out the Pentax 645D digital medium-format camera. “Using professional equipment like the PENTAX 645D is an outstanding way for photographers to enhance and differentiate what they can offer the consumer,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “The added dimension, wider dynamic range and shallow depth of field produced by the 645D create a distinguished look that potential customers will admire and competitors will covet.” In conjunction with the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo, Ricoh Imaging is offering a $500 instant rebate on the purchase of a Pentax 645D during the month of March 2014.
Russian Photography is a new online exhibition presented by the Photographic Museum of Humanity (PMH). Curated by Anna Shpakova, Director of Photography at the Russian agency Ria Novosti, this exhibition explores the work of Anastasia Rudenko, Georgy Pervov, Denis Tarasov, Ilya Batrakov and the Grozny Collective Project. "The stories we are presenting today at the Photographic Museum are very diverse: we are introducing photographers from different generations, individual and group projects, and we are showing bodies of work from various genres: from documentary photography to a completely original genre entitled 'photographic realism', coined by the photographer," Shpakova says.