Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The London Photo Show Partners with PhotoVoice

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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The London Photo Show has partnered with the charity PhotoVoice in order to promote the use of photography to deliver positive social change. Speaking about the partnership, Andrew Mason, founder of The London Photo Show, said, “The London Photo Show has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, and we want to use our position to do good. We are extremely proud to be working with PhotoVoice and help them reach a wider audience, as we truly believe in the power of photography to tell stories and raise awareness of important issues.” By displaying their work at one of the exhibition spaces at the 2017 show, PhotoVoice will be able to reach a new and wide audience with photos that inspired and won their bi-monthly photography competition. These images will sit alongside the work of their fellow exhibitors at the London Photo Show this October.

The London Photo Show has partnered with the charity PhotoVoice in order to promote the use of photography to deliver positive social change. Speaking about the partnership, Andrew Mason, founder of The London Photo Show, said, “The London Photo Show has grown in popularity over the last couple of...

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE is a fast and affordable wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Priced at £279 / $399, is the auto-focusing Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE worth considering? Read our Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE review to find out...

Win A Spyder5CAPTURE PRO!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog have teamed up with Datacolor to offer you the chance to win a Spyder5CAPTURE PRO.

The lucky winner is Rick J Bryant. Congraulations!

About the prize

Datacolor's Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is the ultimate bundle that provides all the essentials needed to manage color from capture to editing in your photography workflow. Calibrate your camera and lenses with SpyderLENSCAL; use SpyderCUBE to control contrast and white balance; control color balance with SpyderCHECKR; and calibrate your monitor with Spyder5ELITE. You can find out more info about Spyder5CAPTURE PRO on Datacolor's website. 

The Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is available to purchase from Wex Photographic for £299.

How to enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO, all you have to do is follow Photography Blog on Twitter or visit the Photography Blog Facebook page between 22nd May and 19th June 2017 using the form below.

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Photography Blog have teamed up with Datacolor to offer you the chance to win a Spyder5CAPTURE PRO. The lucky winner is Rick J Bryant. Congraulations! About the prize Datacolor's Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is the ultimate bundle that provides all the essentials needed to manage color from capture...

Olympus TG-5 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Olympus TG-5 camera.

The tough Olympus TG-5 camera has a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, a 25-100mm (eq.) f/2.0-4.9 lens with a new Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass, a GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor, and integrated WiFi.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dog Photographer of the Year Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its twelfth year, the international contest received almost 10,000 entries from 74 different countries around the globe. Maria Davison from Portugal has been selected as the overall winner of the competition with an image of an adorable puppy resting his head, which was placed first in the ‘Man’s Best Friend’ category. The other category winners were: Kaylee Greer from the United States, who won the ‘Dogs at Play’ category with a photo of Petey the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, playing on the south coast of Boston (reprinted above); Mirjam Schreurs from the Netherlands, who won the ‘Puppy’ category with a lovely image of Tyson the baby Boxer; Anastasia Vetkovskaya from Russia, who won the ‘Dog Portrait’ category with a stunning monochrome image of an Afghan Hound; Sarah Caldecott from Yorkshire who won the ‘Dogs at Work’ category with a muted portrait of Rita the Pointer on the moors of County Durham; ‘Young Pup Photographer’ winner, 8 year-old Dylan Jenkins from Swansea; Julian Gottfried from the United States who won the ‘I Love Dogs Because…’ category; and John Liot from Jersey, who won the ‘Oldies’ category with a relaxed portrait of 12 year-old rescue dog, Kelly. All of the winning images plus the photos that placed second and third for each category will be on display at the Kennel Club in London from 26th June until 31st August 2017.

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its twelfth year, the international contest received almost 10,000 entries from 74 different countries around the globe. Maria Davison from Portugal has been selected as the overall winner of the competition with an image...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately staged portraits are contrasted with atmospheric shots of the band outside the barren manor house, surrounded by cattle and playing cricket in the overgrown grass. The photographer's vibrant, eccentric style is clearly displayed in this renowned series with whimsical costumes and live animals used as props throughout the shoot. At the heart of the exhibition is the medieval feast featured on the inside cover of The Stones’ 1968 album, ‘Beggars Banquet’. Characterised by its rich colours and beautiful lighting, this theatrical scene challenges traditional photography with a hazy, surreal style informed by Michael Joseph’s admiration of Dutch renaissance artists Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel. The exhibition will be on display at Proud Chelsea (161 King’s Road, London SW3 5XP) from 6-30 July 2017.

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately...

Manfrotto PIXIPano360

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto has announced the PIXIPano360, a remotely controlled 360° panoramic head for smartphones, compact system cameras, entry-level DSLR’s and action cameras. With real 360° head movement, the PIXIPano360 uses a photographic stitching algorithm to produce one seamless panoramic. The dedicated and intuitive app gives you full control over speed rotation and precise angle control meaning you can get the exact image or video you want to capture. The time-lapse and hyperlapse are quick and intuitive to set up, and you can also create super wide angle panoramas just by setting the width. Offering a maximum load capacity of 2kg, the Manfrotto PIXIPano360 is available for £124.95.

Manfrotto has announced the PIXIPano360, a remotely controlled 360° panoramic head for smartphones, compact system cameras, entry-level DSLR’s and action cameras. With real 360° head movement, the PIXIPano360 uses a photographic stitching algorithm to produce one seamless panoramic. The dedicated and intuitive app gives you full control over...

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLRs. Available for Nikon and Canon cameras, will the new Tamron 10-24mm lens prove to be as popular as its predecessor? Read our Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD review to find out...

Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee Camera Bag Family

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto have unveiled Pro Light Bumblebee camera bag family. Designed for professional photographers and videographers who work outdoors, the Pro Light Bumblebee family is an assortment of high-performance camera backpacks and messenger bags with aesthetics and technical qualities that perfectly embody Manfrotto’s Italian heritage. The Bumblebee-230 PL backpack protects a gripped DSLR with a 70-200/2.8 lens attached and 10 extra lenses or an attached 400/2.8 with 5 extra lenses. In video configuration, it protects a disassembled modular camcorder like the Canon C100 with numerous lenses & accessories. It also fits a 17” laptop in its own padded compartment. The Bumblebee-130 PL backpack keeps a high-end CSC or a DSLR safe with a 70-200/2.8 lens attached and 8 extra lenses or an unattached 400/2.8 with 3 extra lenses. It also fits a 15” laptop in its own padded compartment. The removable Manfrotto Camera Protection System inserts safeguard equipment at the heart of the pack and keep it organised with the efficiency of a portable studio. The innovative AirSupport breathable harness and back panel, adjustable sternum support, shaped hip and waist support systems ensure a comfortable carry. Manfrotto has also added two new messenger bags, the Bumblebee M-10 PL and M-30 PL. Prices for the Bumblebee start from £109.95. The range will be available to pre order on the Manfrotto website.

Manfrotto have unveiled Pro Light Bumblebee camera bag family. Designed for professional photographers and videographers who work outdoors, the Pro Light Bumblebee family is an assortment of high-performance camera backpacks and messenger bags with aesthetics and technical qualities that perfectly embody Manfrotto’s Italian heritage. The Bumblebee-230...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD Cards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Delkin announced today the newest additions to their BLACK line of ruggedised products: Delkin BLACK UHS-II (U3/V60) SD Rugged Memory Cards. Incorporating the same proprietary injection molding process used to build their original Delkin BLACK SD memory cards, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD cards are designed to be 3 times stronger than regular SD cards and able to withstand over 45 pounds of impact. Delkin BLACK cards are dust, water and shock-proof, as well as have an extended temperature range that allows the card to perform flawlessly in environments ranging from -25°C to 85°C. Rated Video Speed Class 60 (V60) and utilising two rows of pins, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD memory cards boast recording speeds of 100MB/s and guarantee a minimum sustained write speed of 60MB/s, allowing for simultaneous multi-file recording, such as RAW + JPEG, and ensure that data is written swiftly and safely to the card. The added ruggedness of Delkin BLACK has allowed Delkin to offer a unique built-in insurance policy for the cards, called their "48 Hour, No-Questions-Asked Replacement Guarantee". Delkin BLACK UHS-II (U3/V60) SD cards are available in capacities of 64GB and 128GB, and are sold exclusively through authorised camera stores in the US and in Europe.

Delkin announced today the newest additions to their BLACK line of ruggedised products: Delkin BLACK UHS-II (U3/V60) SD Rugged Memory Cards. Incorporating the same proprietary injection molding process used to build their original Delkin BLACK SD memory cards, Delkin BLACK UHS-II SD cards are designed to be 3 times stronger...

Nikon 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models Now On Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Nikon's range of commemorative models and goods celebrating the company's 100th anniversary are now available to purchase. The Anniversary range, which features the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, includes Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras - the D5 100th Anniversary Edition (£7,699.99 / €9,399.00) and the D500 100th Anniversary Edition (£2,599.99 / €3,199.00) -, a telephoto zoom lens - the Nikkor70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition (£3,599.99 / €4,399.00) -, a special set of three Nikkor lenses (£7,699.99 / €9,399.00), and finally, commemorative editions of three binoculars. A special collection of commemorative goods are also available, including the Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I - a beautiful crystal reproduction of the first Nikon 35mm camera from 1948, £1,299.99 / €1,500.00 -, the Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection, the Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera - a 1/2-scale model of Nikon's first flagship model, £129.99 / €149.00 - and the Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap (£99.99 / €109.00).

Nikon's range of commemorative models and goods celebrating the company's 100th anniversary are now available to purchase. The Anniversary range, which features the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, includes Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras - the D5 100th Anniversary Edition (£7,699.99 / ...

Fotospeed Presents Foto Fest 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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Fotospeed have announced that Foto Fest, their celebration of photography and printing, is back for its second year. Taking place on 10th September at the University of Bath’s state of the arts venue, The Edge, Foto Fest 2017 gives attendees a chance to hear from four world-renowned photographers on everything from landscape photography to capturing portraits, choosing hardware to getting perfect prints. Speakers include Martin Hartley, one of the world’s leading expedition and adventure travel photographers; Paul Sanders, landscape photographer and former Picture Editor at The Times; Ben Hall, award-winning wildlife photographer; and panoramic photography specialist Colin Prior. To buy your tickets for Foto Fest 2017, visit the website below.

Fotospeed have announced that Foto Fest, their celebration of photography and printing, is back for its second year. Taking place on 10th September at the University of Bath’s state of the arts venue, The Edge, Foto Fest 2017 gives attendees a chance to hear from four world-renowned photographers on...

Macphun Luminar Neptune

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun  today launched the update to its award-winning photo editor Luminar. The most significant innovation in Luminar Neptune is a new photo filter powered by the artificial intelligence technology developed in-house by Macphun’s Research and Development Lab. The new Accent AIFilter allows anyone to create stunning images with a single slider instead of using dozens of adjustments and controls. As a user moves the slider, the filter intelligently and automatically “understands” what each area on the photo is lacking and improves it. Moving the slider can also adjust the intensity of changes, making the picture look more natural or revealing a more dramatic look, depending on the desired effect. “Our mission to make complex photo editing tasks simple and fun led the team at our R&D Lab to explore Artificial Intelligence technology for image enhancement,” said Kevin La Rue, Vice-President at Macphun. “The Accent AI Filter emerged as a ground-breaking way to make perfect images instantly, incorporating the power of dozens of filters into one convenient tool. This is something other photo software is missing; and what’s more important, it’s something that all photographers will greatly benefit from.” The latest update of Luminar is available for Mac only. In July however, Macphun will be launching a “public beta” of Luminar for PC.

Macphun  today launched the update to its award-winning photo editor Luminar. The most significant innovation in Luminar Neptune is a new photo filter powered by the artificial intelligence technology developed in-house by Macphun’s Research and Development Lab. The new Accent AIFilter allows anyone to create stunning images...

Huawei P10 Lite Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Huawei P10 Lite smartphone.

The Huawei P10 Lite is a more affordable version of the flagship P10 / P10 Plus smartphone.

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM is a versatile telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras. Offering a much cheaper price-tag than comparable lenses from Nikon and Canon, is this third-party lens worth considering? Read our Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM review to find out...

Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS lens mounted on a Sony A6500 camera body.

The Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS lens covers the most frequently used range for Super 35mm/APS-C movies with a constant F4 maximum aperture.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lomo’Instant Panama Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Panama instant film camera. This little camera features a built-in wide-angle lens plus close-up, fisheye and portrait lens attachments, and works with the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film. The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family is inspired by the rainforests and beautiful coastlines of a Central American piece of paradise. Available now from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide, Lomo'Instant Panama instant film camera retails for £79; or £105 with the fish-eye, close-up and portrait lens attachments.

The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Panama instant film camera. This little camera features a built-in wide-angle lens plus close-up, fisheye and portrait lens attachments, and works with the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film. The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family is inspired by the...

Kodak Photo Printer Dock

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers
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The compact Kodak Photo Printer Dock is a 4"x6" photo printer with smartphone support. Retailing for $139, the Kodak Photo Printer Dock is compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, and various digital cameras, offering convenient one-touch printing directly from the device. Photographers can simply connect to the dock via Wi-Fi and print, liberating photos from the confines of the cloud and memory cards. D2T2 4PASS technology enables the printer to produce fade-resistant photos in radiant colour and excellent detail while simultaneously charging up to two devices. The free Kodak Printer Dock smartphone app allows photographers to touch up their photos before printing.

The compact Kodak Photo Printer Dock is a 4"x6" photo printer with smartphone support. Retailing for $139, the Kodak Photo Printer Dock is compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, and various digital cameras, offering convenient one-touch printing directly from the device. Photographers can simply connect to the dock via Wi-Fi and print,...

Palette Gear Review

Tim Coleman | Accessory Reviews
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Palette Gear is a customisable, modular system to speed up your workflow on your creative projects. Can it help out the busy photographer? Find out by reading our in-depth Palette Gear review...

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens mounted on a Canon EOS 80D body.

The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is a versatile wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras.