Friday, September 12, 2014
Nikon today announced the inaugural Nikon European Film Festival in association with Raindance and Asia Argento (pictured). The contest challenges enthusiasts and film professionals alike to create a short film of up to 140 seconds in length around the theme ‘A Different Perspective’. Asia Argento, Chair of the Jury for the Nikon European Film Festival and award winning Italian actress and director commented “I’m thrilled to be part of the Nikon European Film Festival and look forward to judging the incredibly well-thought out creatives that the short, 140 second format demands. Modern technology has opened up filmmaking to more people than ever before and Nikon, inspiring established and breakthrough talents alike, is an increasingly influential part of this development.” The Grand Prix winner as selected by the judges will receive a Nikon D810 and an all-expenses-paid, one week networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015. Click through / read on for the details.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Jessops Academy's one-day Big Cats Photography Course, launched just last month, offers attendees a chance to get up close and personal to nature’s giant cats. Amongst the cats you can photograph are the critically endangered Amur Leopard, the beautiful Snow Leopard and the mysterious Jaguar. Throughout the day you will be guided by a Jessops Academy Tutor, assisting you to get the best from your camera by advising you on both technical and creative aspects of photography. The cost of attendance is £125. For more information, visit the website below.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Color Confidence has announced dates for two Active Colour Training events designed to teach photographers about colour management. The next event will take place in Manchester on 25 September, followed by a training session in Birmingham on 19 November 2014. Each event will feature 8 exhibitors including X-Rite, NEC, DxO, EIZO, Macphun Software, Epson, TECCO and Manfrotto; a keynote speech from Richard Curtis, Principal Solutions Consultant at Adobe; and the opportunity to enter into a competition to win an all-expenses-paid photo week in Iceland. There will also be special offers and discounts on the day. The events are each priced at £25. This is refundable on purchase of a product on the day. The price also includes lunch and refreshments. To register for either event, visit the website below.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The UK branch of Buenos Aires based photography experience company Foto Ruta has announced that its Foto Ruta Clue – Shoot Shoreditch event will take place on Sunday 24th August, from 2 to 6pm. Described as "a creative and alternative way to see explore the city and learn about photography," Foto Ruta Clue -Shoot Shoreditch kicks off with a short creative photography workshop at The Forge, 154 – 158 Shoreditch High Street, London. Armed with a Foto Ruta map pack, a set of clues and your camera and/or smartphone you and your team will spend the afternoon uncovering and capturing on camera the visual delights of Shoreditch, one of London’s most colourful and creative neighbourhoods. Tickets are priced at £24. To book your place, visit the website below.
The Digital Imaging Show has announced a new three-day event to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in October 2014. Starting on 4th October, the new Birmingham photographic expo boasts over 20 speakers, 72 hours of Masterclasses and a free-to-attend two-day Trade Show. Over 40 leading photographic companies will be exhibiting and attendees can get hands-on with the latest products from top manufacturers. For more information on The Digital Imaging Show’s Birmingham photographic expo, visit the website below.
Koelnmesse GmbH has announced a new attraction for photokina 2014, called the Photokina Action Zone, which enables attendees to put the newest action cameras through their paces. There are three special fun attractions on offer: sky-shooting entails “adrenalin junkies” having themselves catapulted high above the exhibition area; Aqua Zorbing (pictured) allows visitors to compete against other action fans while stuck inside a well-padded, water-filled ball; while the bull-riding attraction enables them to find out how steady they are in the saddle, while capturing everything on camera. The Photokina Action Zone is sponsored by Google and SanDisk.
Monday, August 11, 2014
From 4 September - 26 October 2014, the The Photographers' Gallery will be hosting Homegrown, the debut UK exhibition by celebrated American artist Julie Blackmon. Following her previously acclaimed series Domestic Vacations (2008), Homegrown(2009 - 2014) continues to explore Blackmon’s interest with both the harmony and disarray of everyday life. Informed by her personal experiences, Blackmon’s photographs are dominated by vibrant colours, graphic features and patterns. "The stress, chaos and need to simultaneously escape and connect are issues that I investigate in this body of work," Blackmon said. "Caught in a swirl of soccer practices, play dates and work we must still create the space to find ourselves. These issues as well as generational shifts in parenting styles are what I try and explore in these photographs." The gallery is located at 16-18 Ramilliers Street, London.
Friday, August 8, 2014
From Wednesday, 2 September until Sunday, 26 October 2014, the new flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road will host a free exhibition of images by Guardian photographer David Levene. The Guardian’s pioneering Eyewitness series was revolutionary when it was introduced in full colour across the centre spread of the newspaper in 2005. Now the only daily print photo feature of this size in the British press, the hugely popular Eyewitness series continues showcase some of the world’s best news photography. Levene has had over 120 photographs featured in the daily slot, and has now chosen ten of his favourites for this exhibition. Each photograph has been blown up to over 1.5m across, allowing viewers to experience these images on a scale at which they have never been seen before. This will be the second exhibition in The Gallery at Foyles, located on the fifth floor of the new Foyles bookshop at 107 Charing Cross Road, and curated by Futurecity to celebrate ‘the word’ in all its forms.
The Adventure Travel Show, which features a number of travel photography seminars, takes place at London’s Olympia on 17- 18 January 2015. In addition to the photography seminars, an Adventure Travel Film Festival will be taking place on 17th January, showing a selection of excellent independent adventure travel films brought to you by Austin Vince and the Adventure Travel Film Festival. General show tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, under 16s are free. Weekend tickets are also available for £12 in advance or £15 on the door. For full details, talk timetables and to book tickets, visit the website below.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Panasonic has announced its attendance at PhotoLive, the UK’s biggest training event for photography enthusiasts. The company will be showcasing a range of Lumix compact cameras and Micro Four Thirds models including the DMC-GH4 (pictured) and the classically designed DMC-GX7. After a successful inaugural event last year, PhotoLive will be at Leeds Metropolitan University on the 23rd August, Edinburgh Napier University on the 30th August and 200 Aldersgate, St Paul's, London on the 6th September. Panasonic looks forward to welcoming attendees at PhotoLive in Leeds (stand 15), Edinburgh (stand 1) and London (stand 21). PhotoLive is open from 8am-6pm.
Lytro has announced it will bring an "unprecedented visual experience" to New York Fashion Week 2014 through collaborations with MADE, a global media company anchored at the intersection of fashion, music, art and youth culture. As the professional camera partner of MADE Fashion Week New York 2014, Lytro will develop an exclusive look book package for a renowned designer-photographer team from Chromat, an American fashion label based in New York City, who will use the new Lytro Illum camera (pictured) to shoot their collection. The production of the look book will be chronicled by online magazine and trend forecaster Trendland to provide insight into the creative process.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent World Cup in Brazil, the company said in a statement. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the events utilised Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand. Throughout the tournament, approximately 70 percent of imaging professionals chose Canon DSLRs and lenses to capture and share the memorable moments of the matches, the company claims. At each of the 12 stadiums that hosted football matches in Brazil, Canon Professional Service had teams of technical and professional representatives providing imaging professionals with access to product support, equipment maintenance, and product loans.
Friday, July 18, 2014
An exciting new exhibition showcasing a range of stunning images from some of London’s up and coming photographers opened in West London today. ‘Hidden Rivers’ is free to attend, and is the debut exhibition of a group of photographers who honed their technical skills and creativity on Kensington and Chelsea College’s BTEC National Diploma in photography. The techniques used to produce the featured images include processes dating back to the beginning of photography, right through to digitally generated images, and screen-based work. The exhibition runs until Thursday, 24th July at the College’s Chelsea Centre Gallery on Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
TimelapseWorkshops.com have announced that only a handful of spots remain for Timelapse: Valley of Fire, an intensive 3 and 4-day night-sky time-lapse workshop that focuses on the skills needed to capture day and night timelapses. Located just 60 miles from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Workshop instructor Ron Risman chose this location due to the incredible red-rock landscape, dry desert weather, and dark skies. Timelapse: Valley of Fire is being offered both as a 3-day workshop for photographers looking to learn how to create professional quality timelapse sequences, and as a 4-day workshop for intermediate and advance timelapse photographers looking to take their timelapses to the next level using 1-axis, 2-axis, and 3-axis motion-control dollies from Dynamic Perception and Pan & Tilt heads from eMotimo. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Wilkinson cameras have launched their ‘Point & Shoot’ summer promotion, which has a total prize fund of £6400. Prizes include the latest cameras and accessories from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Manfrotto, Lowepro, Joby Gorillapod and Panasonic, together with a range of electronic goods, including a Sony Bravia 3D TV, Sony Xperia 22 10” tablet, Canon Pixma printer. The promotion is open to Wilkinson customers who spend £50 or more in a single transaction, either online or in any of the 10 Wilkinson Cameras stores.
Jessops is offering a practical one-day course on photographing big cats at the Cat Survival Trust’s dedicated 12 acre site in Hertfordshire. Amongst the cats you can photograph are the critically endangered Amur Leopard, the beautiful Snow Leopard and the mysterious Jaguar. Throughout the day you will be guided by a Jessops Academy Tutor, assisting you to get the best from your camera by advising you on both technical and creative aspects of photography. The cost of attendance is £125. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Newcastle-based pro lab Digitalab is set to stage a unique six week exhibition of latest work from multi-award-winning Tim Wallace. The lab will display around thirty images shot by Wallace using just one Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera and one 14mm lens in Darwin, an abandoned ‘ghost town’ in the hostile Death Valley desert.: “The sheer scale and beauty of the Death Valley wilderness has always held a fascination for me and the idea of a photographic expedition to an abandoned town in its very heart was irresistible," Tim Wallacce says. "Darwin is a very long way off the beaten track and it actually took two trips to even find it.” The Wallace exhibition prints will be galleried on Fujifilm’s Crystal Archive paper, and will go on sale when the exhibition opens on 7th August. Digitalab's F Stop Gallery is located at 8 Stepney Bank, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PW.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Seamless, an online supplier of photo equipment, camera accessories and photo presentation products, has announced the Emily Soto Seminar taking place on 11th September in the Morrison Hotel, Dublin. Based in New York, Emily Soto is among the top names working in the fashion industry today and has been at the front line of the instant film revival. While she is best known for her high-fashion work, Soto’s style follows a more personal, artistic approach to photography making this a not-to-be-missed event for photographers from all walks of life. In this 3-hour seminar participants will learn how Emily started with photography and how she broke into the fashion industry, her favourite lighting techniques, her equipment overview, witness a live photo shoot demonstration, discover her start to finish retouching workflow and get a walkthrough of her Fashion Actions. To book your place, visit the website below.
Inspiring Photography Workshops have announced a new photo adventure in Venice, Italy. "Venice is undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man and it definitely is one of Europe’s most romantic cities," says photographer Dimitri Vasileiou, owner of Inspiring Photography Workshops. The Venice workshop will run from 19 to 26 January 2015, and there are two options: Package #1 includes 4 nights accommodation with breakfast, airport transfers, one-to-one tuition and a daytrip to Burano for £995. Package #2 includes 7 nights accommodation with breakfast, airport transfers, an additional day on Burano island, food and wine tasting, an 18th century Venetian style dinner night with traditional Venetian food and dressing, and plenty of opportunities to photograph locations off the tourist path for £1,795. For more information and to book your place, visit the website below.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Jessops Summer Photo Festival, now in its second year, kicks off today and runs for 7 weeks until (20th August). The first week is Sony Week, with a dozen demonstration days taking place in-store, including two seminars by guest speakers Michael Wayne Plant and Nick Webster. Michael Wayne Plant is a Sony Advocate and social documentary photographer who is constantly learning new ways to work with his subjects on the stories that interest him. He holds a particular interest in Street Portrait photography and will be sharing his top tips for getting that perfect street photograph. He will be showing how he uses the Sony A7 A7R and going through camera settings, sharing tricks and enabling you make the camera work for its customisable features. Nick Webster is a Sony Advocate and a UK-based Sports and Editorial photographer who will be giving industry leading advice as to how you can capture spectacular sports photographs. The Jessops Photo Festival events cover a range of topics and are free to book. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For more details on the events and to reserve a place, visit the website below.