Tuesday, November 11, 2014
According to new research by Nero, the creator of BackItUp, 44% of 'smartphone mums' admit that they would lose all of their photos if their phone was lost or broken. The study has revealed that 92% of UK mums are using smartphones to photograph their children, and 49% believe social media pages are the safest place to store photos. “We would urge parents not to play roulette with precious memories when backing up securely is such an easy and simple thing to do,” comments Charly Lippoth, Vice President Business Development at Nero. “Children grow up so fast that losing even a small amount of images can cut out a large chunk of a child’s life. Backing up is simple and easy, so there really is no excuse to forget.”
Monday, November 10, 2014
Issue 34 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens feature and Video Blog, we join David and Wendy on the first part of their recent trip to California’s Sequoia National Park in September, sharing the pain of roadblocks that prevent photographers reaching their location in time. In Stepping Back, David considers the best locations for shooting autumn colours, while for his Fundamentals of Post Production section he presents one Video Tutorial, along with an article on the Ten Commandments of Editing a Photo Shoot. The magazine's New York-based contributor James Maher explores the story behind his iconic shot of Bow Bridge in Central Park in How It’s Done. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston considers the convergence of stills photography and video in the world of modern media, and how he has taken advantage of this to indulge his passion for storytelling.Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
PhotographyBB Magazine has reopened its archives, allowing you to download all of its past issues for free. Conceived and edited by David Seeram, PhotographyBB was an immensely popular PDF magazine with more than 50 editions published over the course of four years - until it was eventually retired last year as David moved on to publish Clarity, a lifestyle eMagazine for photography enthusiasts. "However, there has been overwhelming demand to open up the PhotographyBB Magazine archives and make the magazines available to download again," David says."We've reopened the archives and now all 54 editions (over 4 years worth) are available to be downloaded again for free!"
The team at 5DayDeal have partnered with some of the world's top photographers to release an unprecedented bundle of photography education tools and resources. The event is centred on the goal of raising $100,000 for charity, and includes contributors such as: 2014 Photoshop World keynote speaker Joel Grimes as well as Trey Ratcliff, David duChemin, Zack Arias, Serge Ramelli and many more.Valued at $2000, the Complete Photography Bundle II is a collection of more than 40 photography education tools and resources - and it can all be yours for only $89. The offer is valid through 12pm EST on 20 October 2014. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Canon USA has launched its "Canon See Impossible" campaign, a branding effort aimed to inspire customers to see impossible with Canon products. As part of the companywide marketing initiative, the Japanese brand has rolled out a new logo accompanied by a 3-D visual of an expanding box (pictured), symbolising Canon’s desire to "break the boundaries of what is possible." Additionally, the company has set up a new microsite housing consumer, professional, and commercial stories of inspiration, imagination, and innovative end-user applications of Canon imaging technology. “As a technology-based brand, Canon is constantly challenged to empower its customers in today’s high-tech and fast-paced world in which new apps and innovations are launching every single day,” said Joe Adachi, Chairman and CEO, Canon USA. “With imagination and customer focus at the core of the Canon business model, ‘Canon See Impossible’ will highlight the combined technological innovation and human ingenuity that makes the impossible possible. Our new rallying cry will extract creative thinking from a place of isolation, encourage exploration of the unknown, and showcase our creativity as it impacts the real world with limitless possibilities.”
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Issue 33 of David Noton's Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. In this month's Video Blog, David reminisces on the glorious summer he has spent photographing his home patch of Dorset. He also concludes his Low Down mini series on printing, first by considering our options for hanging prints, and then by testing a range of papers and feeding through his results to reach some conclusions on the best paper choice for the job. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston finishes off his two-part Bear Necessities series by contemplating the challenge he set himself when he embarked on his latest trip to the Katmai peninsula Do note that the full contents of the magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Nikon UK has released a new film by John Wright titled ‘Robo – Trumble’, featuring ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and ‘Studio Bot’, a bespoke robotic camera setup that demonstrates the capabilities of Nikon / MRMC’s remote camera system solution. John Wright, Nikon UK Ambassador, shot the entire film on a Nikon D810 and MRMC robotic head in order to capture multiple angles as Kimberly and Studio Bot perform together. The film highlights the precision and accuracy of the system that affords photographers, videographers and broadcasters complete creative control and the opportunity to shoot from "almost impossible" locations. Click through for the Robo – Trumble film and a behind-the-scenes video.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Calumet UK has launched a new 12 month student membership scheme to offer incentives and discounts for photography academics. The 12-month membership costs £25 per student and includes free sensor cleaning. a free 1:1 session with a Calumet expert, free standard delivery, a £50 rental voucher, and various discounts. Plus, students will also receive £25 worth of free gifts which includes a Selvyt cleaning cloth, an 8GB USB memory stick, a Brilliant paper sample pack and a 24-exposure roll of Ilford FP24 Plus 135 film. Students who purchase the membership will also be entitled to three free entries to the Student Photographer of the Year competition, launching later this year, with prizes totalling up to £5000. Students can join online at the website below.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Nikon USA has announced the upcoming schedule for its new Nikon School programme, which will now feature a wider variety of classes and a more interactive experience for photographers of all levels. The new courses focus on specific styles and techniques and include Travel and Landscape, Creative Lighting, Action and People and Video Production.Full-day and half-day sessions will now be available to make classes more accessible for photography lovers across the US. Additionally, Nikon School will now be structured as a more visual and interactive learning experience for students, with more enhanced content that demonstrate how to get the most out of a camera. The school will host more than 50 classes from September 2014 to June 2015 in 25 locations. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Issue 32 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available to purchase. In this month’s Behind the Lens article, David Noton describes his recent productive photo trip to the market at Issigeac in the Pays de Bergerac to capture the bustle of colour found there, as well as many other happy hours spent capturing the Gallic idyll of the region; this is all accompanied by his usual Video Blog. And the Low Down continues with Part Three of David’s articles on printing, this time getting down to the nitty-gritty of making a print, including discussions on the topics of colour management and soft proofing. Ross Hoddinott continues his Hangout series by writing about his own home patch of Cornwall, and the inspiration and benefits this popular location has always brought to his photography, all accompanied by some of his favourite shots. For How It’s Done, Ian Badley continues the Cornish theme, sharing the story behind his spectacular shot of a super-yacht in the 2010 Pendennis Cup Regatta. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Issue 31 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available to purchase. This month David continues his French theme in his Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog with his account of ar wonderful photo trip to France in May. The Low Down continues with Part Two of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing, whilst Ross Hoddinott carries on with his Hoddinott’s Hangout column with a personal exploration of the joys of shooting insects close up, including plenty of advice on equipment, technique and approach. Meanwhile Chris Weston provides the next installment of The Storyteller, this time providing a set of a dozen projects and challenges to give you inspiration to get out and about with your camera. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Friday, August 1, 2014
PhotographyBB has released Volume 4 of Clarity Magazine. Covering a wide range of topics, this issue includes a helpful guide to understanding a camera’s histogram, an in-depth look at all-flash indoor lighting setups, the focal-distance compression effect of lenses, Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorials, and more. Additionally, Volume Four includes a new feature column on smartphone photography. Priced at $6.99, Clarity Volume 4 is available to download in PDF format from the website below.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Canon India has posted a teaser ad on its Facebook page. The advert, reprinted above, promises "something big" for your camera (if your camera happens to be a Canon, of course). This could be something literally big, such as a new full-frame telephoto lens, or a brand new accessory that represents a technological breakthrough - there's no way to tell yet, although speculations abound.
Via Photography Bay
Update: Everyone guessed wrong.. the BIG thing mentioned in the ad is the Canon PhotoMarathon, the biggest photography competition in India.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Sony has announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center and Kumamoto Technology Center to increase its production capacity for stacked (back-illuminated) CMOS image sensors. This investment of approximately 35 billion yen is primarily intended to reinforce Nagasaki TEC's layering process production capabilities, as well as Kumamoto TEC's mastering process facilities. Sony expects to increase the current capacity of approximately 60,000 wafers per month to approximately 68,000 wafers per month in August 2015.
Monday, July 7, 2014
A Kingston University graphics student has used his camera to tell the story of the dying art form of subway dancing in New York City. Scott Carthy, who is originally from Drogheda, Ireland, arrived in the United States with his camera in March of this year with the intention of documenting the declining subculture which is currently being clamped down. The result of Scott’s trip is the seven-minute film 1050.6(c), which takes its name from the section of the New York City Transit Rules of Conduct which prohibits performers from dancing within the subway cars. Hiss film takes a snapshot of social and political change in one of the world’s most famous cities, and captures the artistry and often unappreciated talents of New York’s subway performers through the eyes of an aspiring young film-maker. Scott is now determined to find a way to return to shoot a feature-length version of the movie and, to that end, has set-up a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to try and get the project in motion. “I want to film these amazing performers now, because this could be the last chance to record this art form,” the 22 year old explained. “If no one else does it, it will be gone.”
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Issue 30 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. This month, David Noton's Video Blog takes us to Paris, where he and Wendy shared a memorable anniversary trip; and in Stepping Back he explores the considerable influence of this country on his professional and personal life. In this month’s How It’s Done, David explores the artistic merit of his ‘Balmoral Blur’, and for the Low Down he presents Part One of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing. In his brand new regular column, The Storyteller, world-class wildlife photographerChrist Weston explains how he works with a 50mm ‘standard’ lens to ensure he is able to make a connection with his wildlife subjects, importantly allowing them to come to him, rather than the other way around. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light online magazine is available to f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Issue 29 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. In this month's Behind the Lens and accompanying Video Blog, David relates the second part of his Iceland trip he undertook in March 2014. For the second part of his Low Down on Planning, he analyses what needs to be considered when planning an individual shoot: where, when, transport, packing and preparation. Renowned pro Ross Hoddinott has a brand new column, Hoddinott’s Hangout, with the inaugural installment presenting a travelogue of his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, which includes some of the great wildlife shots he captured in that special environment. And in The Bizz, former picture researcher/editor and current freelance keyworder Juliet McGrory reveals the dark art behind captioning and keywording your images successfully. Please note that the full contents of Chasing the Light online magazine is available to f11 subscribers only. Non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.
Adorama has announced new updates to its VIP programme, offering more benefits, savings and exclusive offers than before. New features, perks and goodies include 30GB of smarter cloud photo and video storage from Picturelife, a complimentary photography lesson from New York Institute of Photography expert photographers, and a free 8”x8” AdoramaPix Photo Book. Additionally, for a limited time, customers can sign up for Adorama’s VIP programme at absolutely no cost. To join, simply visit the website below.
Friday, May 30, 2014
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) has announced it was selected as one of the arts organisations awarded a grant from The PNC Foundation through the PNC Arts Alive initiative in 2014. PNC Arts Alive is a two-year, $1 million initiative from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways. The grant was awarded in support of the IPHF’s International Photography Collaborative – “View Through a Lens” – an arts and cultural exchange programme between St. Louis, Missouri and Nanjing, China.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
PhotoShelter has just released a new free educational guide, Protect Yourself: What Photographers Should Know About Insurance. The PDF guide covers basic insurance terminology, lists the most important reasons to get insurance and examples of when to file a claim, and much more. You can download the guide from the website below.