Friday, August 17, 2012
Packaging manufacturer GWP has launched a new e-commerce website, Cases UK. It offers top of the range, military grade, waterproof, dustproof and drop-proof protective cases suitable for photographic equipment.
The ‘Beauty Portraits Un-Touched’ exhibition combines female beauty with an exploration of the models’ real emotions and thoughts. ‘Beauty Portraits Un-Touched’ is the first solo exhibition by Rachell Smith and forms part of an on-going project, with the aim to publish a book in the near future. The exhibition will run from Thursday 23rd August until Thursday 13th September, at theprintspace gallery on 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
We directly compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 compact system camera and the Nikon D7000 DSLR in our first ever head to head review.
The gap between smartphones and compact cameras is narrowing all the time, as the new HTC One S proves. Offering an 8 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 28mm lens with F/2.0 aperture and 1080p HD video recording, the HTC One S certainly has some impressive specs. Take a look at our gallery of sample photos and video to judge for yourself if the HTC One S can challenge a traditional compact camera...
The Samsung WB850 is a new travel-zoom camera with a mouth-watering specification. The WB850 offers a wide-angle 21x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixels, Full 1080p video recording, 3 inch AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi and GPS, plus full manual controls. Read our detailed Samsung WB850 review to find out if it's a contender for the travel zoom crown.
A major exhibition devoted to the work of the 12 shortlisted photographers for the fourth Prix Pictet will go on show at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 10 – 28 October 2012. The winner of the 100,000 Swiss franc Prix Pictet will be announced by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, at the opening reception on Tuesday 9 October.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The new Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish and well-appointed compact camera. Also known as the ELPH 530 HS, the Canon IXUS 510 HS offers a wide-angle 12x zoom, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch LCD touchscreen, built-in wi-fi and full 1080p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon IXUS 510 HS review complete with full-size sample images and video.
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a new memory card recorder that combines the high image quality, advanced functions and easy operation that professionals demand in a stylish, easy-to-handle design. The AG-AC90 AVCCAM memory card recorder will be available in October, 2012 at a suggested price of €1800.
Canon USA has recalled 68,200 EOS Rebel T4i DSLR cameras. Canon have previously stated that the front rubber grips of some units of the Rebel T4i may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have asserted that a chemical used in the camera’s rubber grips can result in a reaction that changes the grips from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer. Canon USA has received one report of a consumer who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been. This recall involves EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras with a 12-digit serial number that contain a second digit that is a “3” or “4” and a sixth digit that is a “1.” Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.
The EISA Awards for 2012-2013 have just been announced, with 16 products selected in the Photo category.
From Canon, the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR has been awarded “European Advanced SLR Camera”, the PowerShot G1 X “European Compact Camera”, and the PIXMA PRO-1 has been awarded the “European Photo Printer”. Nikon take the prizes for “European Professional Camera” for the D4 and “European Camera” for the D800.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has been crowned “European Professional Compact System Camera”, while the Olympus TOUGH TG-1 won the award for “European All Weather Camera” and the OM-D won the “European Compact System Camera” award. The Samsung NX20 won “European Advanced Compact System Camera”
The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD claimed the “European Lens” award and Panasonic’s LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S. lens won “European Compact System Lens”, with the Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM named the “European Macro Lens” award.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is the “European Travel Camera” of the year, while the RX100 wins “European Advanced Compact Camera” and the SLT-A57 “European SLR Camera”.
Finally Adobe joined in the fun with Lightroom 4 winning “European Photo Software”.
Website: EISA Awards - Photo
PocketWizard and JP Distribution are offering up to £20 off PocketWizard products in the UK. From today until Saturday 15th September 2012, you can claim up to £20 off a FlexTT5, MiniTT1 or AC3 ZoneController by redemption of a voucher and valid proof of purchase.
Luminance 2012 is a two-day event focused on the trends, innovations and the future of photography. Held from September 12 - 13 in New York City, Luminance strives to spark the new ideas and networks that will push photography, as an industry, to the next level. Over 400 photographers, technologists, designers and creatives are expected to attend.
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photography before the digital age. Featuring some 200 visually captivating photographs created between the 1840s and 1990s, the exhibition takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from October 11, 2012 - January 27, 2013.
The Multiblitz XLITE is a new extremely versatile monolight for the modern photo studio. Flash output can be controlled over 5 f-stops in 1/10 increments from 30 to 500 Ws, features a built-in radio receiver, and is equipped with the larger V-type bayonet. Pricing for the Multiblitz XLITE starts at 749,00 €.
Seim Effects “EXposed” is a new film about seeing and photographing light. Created by award-winning photographer Gavin Seim, the goal of EXposed is to teach photographers how to not only photograph light, but how to truly see it through 4 hours of educational materials about using light contained in 14 organized chapters. EXposed is available for download now for $89.
A UK startup company has launched a new service to bring postcards back up to date. Cards In The Post upgrades the experience of creating a postcard, making it as quick and easy as sending a status update. Uniquely, it works with the services already in wide use, like Facebook, Instagram and Google.
The Liquid Image Ego is a mountable HD video camera with built-in Wi-Fi. Designed with extreme sports enthusiasts in mind, the Ego includes a multi-directional mounting system with a quick release lever, tripod mount. It records in four modes: Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps; a ‘High Action’ HD 720p video at 60 fps (for capturing fast action with less blurring); 12-megapixel still photo; and a continuous Photo mode. The lens itself is a 136 degrees wide unit, enabling the camera to shoot at a wider angle. The Ego is Wi-Fi enabled allowing users to view footage in real time and stream to their smart phones, tablets, or computers.
The Ego is available in five colours, Black, Red, Blue, White and Yellow and has an RRP of £159.99. It will be available in the UK from August 2012.
The second International Photographic Competition supported by BergHind Joseph is now open for entries. This year the competition will again be asking for images on the theme of leadership, but with a specific twist to reflect the world we live in. The three categories are Leadership in a time of change and uncertainty, Leadership through inspiration and Leadership and success.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Adobe's Lightroom 4 has been available for several months, and we've been working with it daily since its release. Find out what's new and whether you should integrate it into your photography workflow in our in-depth Lightroom 4 review.
Canon announced today the first photography-inspired film festival in history. Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy will direct short films under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard. The “10” in “Imaginat10n,” represents ten storytelling elements and ten films that will ultimately be produced, five of which will be directed by our creative icons to be showcased at a special Canon “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival in 2013. The other five film directors will be announced at a later date.