Category: General

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

World’s Most Endangered Animals Captured on Sony RX10 III

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Sony and the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have worked together to help raise awareness of some of the world’s rarest species through a stunning photography series shot entirely on the Sony RX10 III camera. This spring, UK photographer and finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 and 2016 Sam Hobson, an award-winning Finnish wildlife photographer Lassi Rautiainen, Spanish nature photographer Javier Alonso Huerta, Swiss wildlife photographer Markus P. Stähli and nature photographer Gustav Kiburg set out to capture some of the rarest mammals and birds in the world including the European Bison, the Atlantic Puffin and the Little Bustard. Yann Salmon Legagneur, Head of Product Marketing, Digital Imaging for Sony Europe, commented: “We are delighted to showcase this collection of beautiful rare animals’ pictures, creatures that can be found right on our European doorstep. The Sony RX10 III, with its extended 600mm super-telephoto zoom lens and silent shutter capability ensures that these incredible animals are not disturbed whilst photos are taken.”

Sony and the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have worked together to help raise awareness of some of the world’s rarest species through a stunning photography series shot entirely on the Sony RX10 III camera. This spring, UK photographer and finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the...

Friday, March 24, 2017

National Photographic Survey 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Calumet Photographic has announced the first-ever National Photographic Survey in the UK. The questions have been carefully selected to address different areas of photography from video and drones, to mirrorless cameras and storage. Photographers who would like to be part of the first ever photographic survey on a national scale, can do so online via the Calumet website. Those who participate will also be automatically entered into a prize draw where a Fujifilm X-Pro2 is up for grabs, worth over £1,000.

Calumet Photographic has announced the first-ever National Photographic Survey in the UK. The questions have been carefully selected to address different areas of photography from video and drones, to mirrorless cameras and storage. Photographers who would like to be part of the first ever photographic survey on a national scale,...

Friday, March 10, 2017

Jessops Offer 20% Discount on Photo Printing Servies

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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In a bid to keep Britons printing their favourite moments, Jessops are offering Boots Advantage card holders 20% off all photo printing and gifts in-store throughout March. To highlight the importance of printing photos in this digital age, Jessops commissioned YouGov* to look into how long we really keep our digital images and what we like taking photos of. The findings revealed that 44% of British adults have lost a digital photo that they wish they had printed, with ‘losing/ breaking hardware’ and ‘accidentally deleting the photos’ being the most common ways of losing digital photographs. Despite this, only 8% print a photo at least once a month, while over one in five respondents have never printed a photo. “For many of us, our most treasured photos are of family, friends and special occasions. It is staggering that so many of us have lost some of our precious digital photos, while ironically photos stashed in old boxes by parent and grandparents are still here today. It was clear from our research that if you want to keep your most precious photos and hand them down, printing them is the fail safe way of making sure you don’t lose them,” comments Danielle Nicholls, Head of Photo for Jessops.

In a bid to keep Britons printing their favourite moments, Jessops are offering Boots Advantage card holders 20% off all photo printing and gifts in-store throughout March. To highlight the importance of printing photos in this digital age, Jessops commissioned YouGov* to look into how long we really keep our digital...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Jessops Open Second Store in Central London

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Tomorrow, Jessops will open their second store in the centre of London. Jessops on New Oxford Street will mark the opening of the company's 56th high-street branch, bringing a wider choice of cameras, expert advice and specialist photography services to the capital. “The location of our New Oxford Street store builds on the success of our existing flagship London store,” says Neil Old, CEO of Jessops. “There is a lot of exciting redevelopment in this part of London with an estimated 200,000 passengers passing through the new Tottenham Court Road station when it is completed later this year. This will allow us to offer our leading service and products to a wide audience of potential photographers.” The new shop will be located at 102 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB. The first 30 customers on Friday morning will receive 100 free prints.

Tomorrow, Jessops will open their second store in the centre of London. Jessops on New Oxford Street will mark the opening of the company's 56th high-street branch, bringing a wider choice of cameras, expert advice and specialist photography services to the capital. “The location of our New Oxford...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Magnum Photos Announce 70th Anniversary Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, General, Global
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This year, Magnum Photos will celebrate 70 years of contribution to photography with the launch of a global public events, exhibition and new content programme. Centred on the three themes of community, witnessing history and Magnum Photos Now, the special anniversary programme will explore the institution and photographer personalities of then and now, central to past and current visual culture. Throughout the year, the website will feature defining images and visual stories from the past seven decades of Magnum including founding member Robert Capa’s iconic documentation of the D.Day landings in Omaha Beach, 1944, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s 1947 record of the independence of India and Stuart Franklin’s first-hand account of the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989. Magnum photographers will also take on an ambitious new visual project, Magnum Retold, to mark the occasion. This will see Magnum’s contemporary photographers reshoot some of the agency’s most seminal stories, reworked to reflect the changing world we live in today.

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This year, Magnum Photos will celebrate 70 years of contribution to photography with the launch of a global public events, exhibition and new content programme. Centred on the three themes of community, witnessing history and Magnum Photos Now, the special anniversary programme will explore the institution and photographer personalities of then...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Getty Images Announce First Female Sports Photographer Internship

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship. Offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, the internship will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this time the photographer will learn all angles of the sports photography business by shadowing the picture desk, assignments team and field editors and honing her photography skills at sporting events. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter alongside a portfolio of their 15 best images.

Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship. Offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, the internship will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this...

Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine Issue #61

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Issue 61 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is now available. In a special edition of Behind the Lens, David Noton recalls his recent inspiring adventures photographing the Jurassic Coast in winter. Meanwhile in the next instalment of How It’s Done – Being There, we join him as he embarks on his first shoot of the New Year close to home. Then in Part Two of the mini-series in our The Bizz column, David continues to examine the challenges and rewards of becoming a professional photographer. He also presents a Video Blog from a shoot on the Jurassic Coast, using the Canon Camera Connect app to remotely control the camera from his phone, as well as two of his Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes his readers on a road trip to Glencoe, as he spends a sometimes-frustrating week attempting to successfully capture winter in the Highlands. Conversely, in the Art of Landscapes Bas Meelker takes us to Madeira, revealing the diverse photographic potential of the island. 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.

Issue 61 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is now available. In a special edition of Behind the Lens, David Noton recalls his recent inspiring adventures photographing the Jurassic Coast in winter. Meanwhile in the next instalment of How It’s Done – Being...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Coptrz Gains Civil Aviation Authority Accreditation

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, General
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Coptrz, the world’s first company offering continuous personal development to drone pilots, has been awarded the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) status. This entitles the company to deliver CAA-approved training to potential drone pilots, including both a theory and a practical test. “Basic training is just the beginning,” says managing director Steve Coulson. “We believe that one certificate doesn’t set you up to be a drone pilot. That’s why we also offer training on all aspects of running a business: marketing, pricing strategy, making money from drones, and using specific software packages, plus specific jobs - such as surveying, 3D mapping, or using a drone to inspect the inside of a tank or a cellular tower.”

Coptrz, the world’s first company offering continuous personal development to drone pilots, has been awarded the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) status. This entitles the company to deliver CAA-approved training to potential drone pilots, including both a theory and a practical test. ...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Leica M Magazine Issue #5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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The latest issue of M Magazine is now available and presents a wide variety of articles from the world of Leica rangefinder photography. The magazine appears in English and German and is published for global distribution. The fifth issue features a ‘best of’ historic photographs by Ernesto Bazan, captivating reportage work by Peter Bauza and José Colón, impressive images captured by Fred Mortagne and Giovanni del Brenna and emotive insights into the life of Russian children in a summer camp by Claudine Doury. The magazine is available from newsagents, from the LFI online shop and in Leica Stores around the world.

The latest issue of M Magazine is now available and presents a wide variety of articles from the world of Leica rangefinder photography. The magazine appears in English and German and is published for global distribution. The fifth issue features a ‘best of’ historic photographs by Ernesto Bazan,...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine Issue 60

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Issue 60 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is now available. In this month’s Photo Essentials series, David takes readers on an in-depth technical exploration of depth of field. Meanwhile in the next instalment of How It’s Done – Being There, he takes a mid-December photo trip to a local Jurassic location he’s never shot before. Then in a new mini-series within the The Bizz column, David examines at the challenges and rewards of going pro in today’s world of photography. He also presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos. In Hoddinott’s Hangout Ross Hoddinott gives readers an essential New Year’s composition refresher, while in the Art of Landscapes Bas Meelker reveals the wonderful photo opportunities presented by winter in the Netherlands. In The Pipeline, Ben Pipe reaches a landmark in his career: ten years as a professional photographer. Then Richard Fox provides a Location Report on the beautiful Azores. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 60 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is now available. In this month’s Photo Essentials series, David takes readers on an in-depth technical exploration of depth of field. Meanwhile in the next instalment of How It’s Done – Being There,...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 59

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Issue 59 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog, David presents the second instalment of his recent trip to Ontario, Canada, this time exploring the unique photo opportunities he discovered around Charlton Lake in the autumn. Then in this month’s Field Trial he puts the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L III lens through its paces, considering his options as he scrutinizes the possibilities of this wide-angle zoom. For How It’s Done, David takes us on a shoot on a seasonally frosty morning, and he also presents two of his Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos. Donote 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.

Issue 59 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog, David presents the second instalment of his recent trip to Ontario, Canada, this time exploring the unique photo opportunities he discovered around Charlton...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Leica Opens Enlarged Flagship Store in Mayfair

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Leica UK has today announced the transformation of its Mayfair flagship store in historic Bruton Place. The expanded retail space enables photography enthusiasts of all levels to discover the entire Leica range, from professionals looking for a point of difference, to those wishing to explore their creativity with the Leica Q, or simply looking for Leica’s fun new instant camera. Vijay Sebastian, manager, Leica Store Mayfair, commented, “We are excited to have made our retail destination even more special for our customers. As well as accommodating our growing portfolio, this unique space ensures that visitors can experience the brand – and our full range of iconic products – in a beautiful, engaging environment, with plenty of room to test products thoroughly, and, at the same time, receive advice from our expert team. Leica stores are communal places where photographers and Leica owners with similar interests can share their experience and knowledge. We look forward to welcoming the first visitors to our store.” Leica Store Mayfair is located at 27 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NQ.

Leica UK has today announced the transformation of its Mayfair flagship store in historic Bruton Place. The expanded retail space enables photography enthusiasts of all levels to discover the entire Leica range, from professionals looking for a point of difference, to those wishing to explore their creativity with the Leica...

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 58

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Issue 58 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog, David shares his travelogue that sees him journeying from Quebec into Ontario, relishing the photo opportunities that the area’s various parks have to offer. Then in this month’s Field Trial he reviews the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Meanwhile for Nikon users, this month Ross Hoddinott uses his Hangout feature to test-drive the Nikon D500, giving us his thoughts on this camera’s performance. David also presents two of his Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos. 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.

Issue 58 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog, David shares his travelogue that sees him journeying from Quebec into Ontario, relishing the photo opportunities that the area’s various parks...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Polaroid Print Store

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General, Software
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Polaroid has released Polaroid Print Store, a new iOS app that transforms your digital photos into real-life Polaroid styled printed products. The app offers a number of ways to display your images - from packs of 12, 24 or 36 glossy Polaroid prints all stored inside a keepsake box, to mini prints, stickers, canvasses, framed prints, magnets (pictured), or even the accordion style Pic Book, which has nine Polaroid prints all connected together. You can edit your photos in the app before you send them off to print, by cropping, adding captions, and making them personal. Once your photos are ready, you can have them delivered to your home or to friend’s as a present. For the UK, shipping times are 3-5 days from receiving an order to being delivered to your door. Prices range from £8.99 for a set of 12 mini polaroid prints to £84.99 for a large 430mm x 540mm framed print. You can purchase all items via the app using a credit card, PayPal or Apple Pay.

Polaroid has released Polaroid Print Store, a new iOS app that transforms your digital photos into real-life Polaroid styled printed products. The app offers a number of ways to display your images - from packs of 12, 24 or 36 glossy Polaroid prints all stored inside a keepsake box, to mini prints, stickers,...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Portraits of Love

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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The Imaging Alliance, a newly formed non-profit organisation representing the imaging industry, has announced it is offering the Portraits of Love programme to the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). Alliance members Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony and Shutterfly have donated cameras, printers and photobooks to the CCA that will enable their families to capture and print memorable moments with their loved ones. “Portraits of Love is all about offering joy to loved ones in times of need, so working with an organisation like CCA aligns perfectly with our mission,” explained Michelle Tramantano, program director of The Imaging Alliance. “Families faced with such challenges know just how precious life is, so we hope that our contribution of cameras and photo books will allow them to capture and treasure precious moments with their loved ones.” For more information, visit the website below.

The Imaging Alliance, a newly formed non-profit organisation representing the imaging industry, has announced it is offering the Portraits of Love programme to the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). Alliance members Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony and Shutterfly have donated cameras, printers and photobooks to the CCA that will enable...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LumeJet Launch Unique Photographic Print Service

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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LumeJet Print Technologies have just launched their online printing service. Offering a range of printing sizes up to and including one metre (39”) long panorama prints, as well as premium-quality lay-flat photo books via partners, LumeJet are promising to deliver a faithful reproduction in print of what a photographer has graded on their display. Additionally LumeJet’s innovative photonic print technology, designed and developed in the UK, produces ultra-high quality printed output on traditional silver halide papers by using a brand new RGB, digital print head. “This true 400dpi continuous tone resolution, with much reduced flare and pixel cross talk, has been emphatically endorsed by a number of professional photographers that we have shown our print output to so far,” says Paul Anson, Co-Founder of LumeJet. “Some have commented that it is the highest quality photo print they have ever seen, and I believe this is now the breakthrough moment for LumeJet. By offering our breathtaking quality and high-end professional services through a convenient web platform, we can ensure that creative photo artists can bring their work to life, from anywhere, without compromise.”

LumeJet Print Technologies have just launched their online printing service. Offering a range of printing sizes up to and including one metre (39”) long panorama prints, as well as premium-quality lay-flat photo books via partners, LumeJet are promising to deliver a faithful reproduction in print of what a photographer...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Leica Opens First Las Vegas Store

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Leica has announced the opening of the first-ever Las Vegas Store, located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The Leica Store Las Vegas offers visitors and locals the opportunity to experience the entire Leica camera line through product demonstrations and advice from a highly-trained staff. Guests can visit the store from 10am-Midnight on Friday and Saturday and 10am-11pm Sunday through Thursday.

Leica has announced the opening of the first-ever Las Vegas Store, located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The Leica Store Las Vegas offers visitors and locals the opportunity to experience the entire Leica camera line through product demonstrations and advice from a highly-trained staff....

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Shots/on\Stone

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Vienna-based master printer Tom Bates has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project, Shots/on\Stone, offering hand-crafted and custom-made analogue prints on natural limestone that promise to "reignite the magic of tangible relationships with the photos we take." Each Shot/on\Stone is created using a rare process whereby the stone is hand-coated in photographic emulsion and hand-developed in a darkroom using traditional techniques. Finally, the photograph is painted with two coats of UV protective varnish to help ensure it lasts for many, many years. Each Shot/on\Stone tile measures 20x20cm (7.8”x7.8”) and weighs between 800 and 1200 grams. "When you look at a Shot/on\Stone, you aren’t just seeing a photograph, you are viewing something which has a real, living history and an image which has become fused with the natural patterns and markings of the stone," Tom says. "Since there is no frame around the stone, or glass covering it, you are instinctively drawn to establish a direct, tangible connection with the photograph by touching it and feeling the natural stone surface beneath." Shots/on\Stone are available now via Kickstarter with prices starting from €40.

Vienna-based master printer Tom Bates has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project, Shots/on\Stone, offering hand-crafted and custom-made analogue prints on natural limestone that promise to "reignite the magic of tangible relationships with the photos we take." Each Shot/on\Stone is created using a rare process whereby...

Master of Photography

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Leica has announced that it is to become Sky Arts’ exclusive technical provider for Master of Photography, the first TV talent show dedicated to photography. Hosted by Isabella Rossellini, the programme will involve 12 young talents – either amateur or pro photographers – from all over Europe. During the eight episodes in the series, competitors will face challenges both in the studio and outdoors, touring several European locations from Rome to Ireland and London to Berlin. A jury comprising three globally-renowned photographers and experts, Oliviero Toscani, Simon Frederick and Rut Blees Luxemburg, will select the first Master of Photography, with the winner receiving a prize of €150,000.

Leica has announced that it is to become Sky Arts’ exclusive technical provider for Master of Photography, the first TV talent show dedicated to photography. Hosted by Isabella Rossellini, the programme will involve 12 young talents – either amateur or pro photographers – from all over Europe. During the eight...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chasing the Light Online Magazine Issue 54

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Issue 54 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Field Trial article, David Noton Canon takes centre state, as David Noton explains why he chose the system, and why he sticks by his decision. Then in the Low Down, he turns his attention to the photographic inspiration to be found in photographing faces around the world, as he reminisces on the memorable portraits he has shot over the years. In an edition of Stepping Back, David takes readers to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, revisiting the trip he made in 2008 and the location’s possibilities. And in this month’s How It’s Done, he shows us what’s in his photo backpack, a piece accompanied by a video link. Finally, David presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.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.

Issue 54 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available. In this month’s Field Trial article, David Noton Canon takes centre state, as David Noton explains why he chose the system, and why he sticks by his decision. Then in the Low Down, he...