Category: Photography Blog

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Photography Blog Lens of the Year Award 2018

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Lenses

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Lens of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art.

“Overall, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art concedes a couple of mm in wide-angle focal length to its 12-24mm sibling, but gains a faster f/2.8 aperture, better weather-sealing, wider focus ring, less barrel distortion, and, somewhat surprisingly, a lower price-tag, making it worthy of our highest Essential! accolade.”

Read our full Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art review.

Congratulations to Sigma!

Honorable mentions go to the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO and the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Lens of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art. “Overall, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art concedes a couple…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Photography Blog Accessory of the Year Award 2018

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Accessories

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Accessory of the Year 2018 award goes to the BenQ SW271 monitor.

“...if you’re a photographer or videographer who is looking for a large-screen with superb image quality, then it would make for a great investment. Photographers in particular should enjoy the fantastic colour accuracy and high level of detail that the monitor provides.”

Read our full BenQ SW271 review.

Congratulations to BenQ!

Honorable mentions go to the Billingham Hadley Small Pro and the Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Accessory of the Year 2018 award goes to the BenQ SW271 monitor. “...if you’re a photographer or videographer who is looking for a large-screen with superb…

Friday, October 12, 2018

Photography Blog Launches on Instagram!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog

We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts.

You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website.

We''ll be regularly updating our Instagram account, sometimes with exclusive content, so follow us on Instagram and help spread what we do with more people.

We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts. You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website. We''ll be regularly…

Monday, October 1, 2018

Photography Blog Launches Brand New Instagram Account

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog

We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts.

You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website.

We''ll be regularly updating our Instagram account, sometimes with exclusive content, so follow us on Instagram and help spread what we do with more people.

We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts. You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website. We''ll be regularly…

Monday, September 24, 2018

Photography Blog at Photokina 2018

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Events

The Photokina 2018 photographic show takes place this week in Cologne, Germany, and Photography Blog is here to cover all the latest news.

Sony, Leica, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon and Olympus all have press conferences scheduled for tomorrow, and there are rumors of new products from several other major manufacturers too, so stay tuned and make sure to visit Photography Blog for the latest developments.

You can also find further Photokina coverage on our social media accounts:

The Photokina 2018 photographic show takes place this week in Cologne, Germany, and Photography Blog is here to cover all the latest news. Sony, Leica, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon and Olympus all have press conferences scheduled for tomorrow, and there are rumors of new products from several other major manufacturers…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Win a Datacolor SpyderCHECKR and Get Picture Perfect Colour!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Competitions

We’ve teamed up with Datacolor to give you the opportunity to get your hands on a SpyderCHECKR colour chart.

Frances Sunshine Hopkins has been chosen as the lucky winner. Congratulations!

Datacolor’s SpyderCHECKR helps you achieve picture perfect colour right from the very start of your photography work flow by ensuring that your colours are accurate from the moment of capture, giving you more control in the print and edit stages.

The SpyderCHECKR calibration software works by analysing the results of a test photo shot with the colour chart and creating an instant custom profile which you can then apply in your workflow with RAW import software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Hasselblad Phocus, for automatic colour correction. The SpyderCHECKR helps you colour calibrate your camera, perform precision in-camera white balance, record known-colour samples, and obtain consistent accurate colour within a standard RAW processing workflow. 

How to enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning the SpyderCHECKR, all you have to do is follow Photography Blog on Twitter or visit the Photography Blog Facebook page between 6th March and 3rd April 2018 using the form below.

We’ve teamed up with Datacolor to give you the opportunity to get your hands on a SpyderCHECKR colour chart.Frances Sunshine Hopkins has been chosen as the lucky winner. Congratulations! Datacolor’s SpyderCHECKR helps you achieve picture perfect colour right from the very start of your photography work flow by ensuring that…

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Win a 25x Zoom, 20 Megapixel Canon Camera!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Competitions

Win a 25x Zoom, 20 Megapixel Canon Camera! That's right, with Autumn fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere, we've decided to cheer you all up by giving away a fantastic Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Camera Bundle (Red)!

The competition has now closed. And the lucky winner is Gyur! Congratulations! (we'll in touch to arrange delivery of your prize)

Win a 25x Zoom, 20 Megapixel Canon Camera! That's right, with Autumn fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere, we've decided to cheer you all up by giving away a fantastic Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Camera Bundle (Red)!The competition has now closed. And the lucky winner is Gyur! Congratulations! (we'll…

Friday, July 21, 2017

Win a Manfrotto Backpack, BeFree Tripod and Xume Adapter!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Competitions

Photography Blog have teamed up with Manfrotto to offer two lucky readers the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

1st Prize - Manfrotto Manhattan Mover 50 backpack and BeFree Color aluminium travel tripod

2nd Prize – Manfrotto XUME filter adapter (size of your choice)

UPDATE: The two lucky winners are Frances Sunshine Hopkins (1st Prize) and Miguel Costa (2nd Prize). Congratulations!

Photography Blog have teamed up with Manfrotto to offer two lucky readers the chance to win some fantastic prizes. 1st Prize - Manfrotto Manhattan Mover 50 backpack and BeFree Color aluminium travel tripod 2nd Prize – Manfrotto XUME filter adapter (size of your choice) UPDATE: The two lucky winners are…

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Win A Spyder5CAPTURE PRO!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Competitions

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 to editing in your…

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Win A Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Competitions

ExpoImaging, creators of the innovative Rogue FlashBender 2 speedlight modifiers, have teamed up with Photography Blog to offer you the chance to win one of three XL Pro Lighting Systems.

The three lucky winners are: Claire Nutman, Sue H Jenkins and Frank Bramkamp. Congratulations!

ExpoImaging, creators of the innovative Rogue FlashBender 2 speedlight modifiers, have teamed up with Photography Blog to offer you the chance to win one of three XL Pro Lighting Systems. The three lucky winners are: Claire Nutman, Sue H Jenkins and Frank Bramkamp. Congratulations!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Libya: A Human Marketplace

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photography Blog , Events

Fondation Carmignac has anounced Libya: A Human Marketplace, an exhibition of work by Mexican photographer - and the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award - Narciso Contreras, hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 16 May to 16 June 2017. Contreras lays bare an unfolding humanitarian crisis in which illegal migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are at the mercy of militiamen who exploit them for financial gain. Held in detention centres, the migrants are subjected to inhumane conditions including overcrowding, lack of sanitation and vicious beatings. The exhibition of 32 photographs by Narciso Contreras will be displayed from 16 May to 16 June 2017 at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

Fondation Carmignac has anounced Libya: A Human Marketplace, an exhibition of work by Mexican photographer - and the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award - Narciso Contreras, hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 16 May to 16 June 2017. Contreras lays bare an unfolding humanitarian crisis in which…

Monday, January 16, 2017

Photography Blog 2016 Awards

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog

Over the past week we've been revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

We've now announced all of our 2016 Award winners - here's the full list:

Camera of the Year 2016

DSLR Camera of the Year 2016

Compact System Camera of the Year  2016

Compact Camera of the Year 2016

Lens of the Year 2016

Printer of the Year 2016

Software of the Year 2016

Over the past week we've been revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. We've now announced all of our 2016 Award winners - here's the full list: Camera of the Year 2016 DSLR Camera…

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Photography Blog Camera of the Year 2016

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Nikon D500.

"If you are an enthusiast photographer looking for something which offers a heck of a lot of features, then the D500 is the ultimate camera for you."

Read our Nikon D500 Review

Congratulations to Nikon!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Nikon D500. "If you are an enthusiast photographer looking for something which offers a heck of…

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Photography Blog DSLR Camera of the Year 2016

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The DSLR Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Pentax K-1.

"Pentax have delivered an amazing first-generation full-format DSLR that undercuts its main competition in terms of price whilst out-performing them in terms of innovation, features and even image quality."

Read our Pentax K-1 Review

Congratulations to Pentax!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The DSLR Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Pentax K-1. "Pentax have delivered an amazing first-generation full-format DSLR that undercuts its main competition…

Friday, January 13, 2017

Photography Blog Compact System Camera of the Year 2016

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The Compact System Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Fujifilm X-T2.

“It may look outwardly very similar to its 2-year-old predecessor, but the X-T2 takes several steps forward in some important areas...it's clear that the new Fujifilm X-T2 offers a lot more improvements than a cursory glance might suggest.”

Read our Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Congratulations to Fujifilm!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The Compact System Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Fujifilm X-T2. “It may look outwardly very similar to its 2-year-old predecessor, but the…

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Photography Blog Compact Camera of the Year 2016

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The Compact Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000.

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 builds on the previous FZ1000 model and turns it into a mini-GH4, offering almost all of that camera's video capabilities in a convenient super-zoom format. If you want a non-interchangeable lens camera that will cover all your still and video requirements, the new Panasonic FZ2000 is the one to buy."

Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 Review

Congratulations to Panasonic!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The Compact Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000. "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 builds on the previous FZ1000 model and turns…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Photography Blog Printer of the Year 2016

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Printers

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The Printer of the Year 2016 award goes to the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.

“Just when we thought printers couldn't get any better, along comes the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 with print quality that will blow your mind.”

Read our Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 review

Congratulations to Canon!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The Printer of the Year 2016 award goes to the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. “Just when we thought printers couldn't get any better, along comes the Canon…

Monday, January 9, 2017

Photography Blog Software of the Year 2016

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Software

Over the next 6 days we’ll be revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

Kicking things off is the Software of the Year 2016 award, which goes to Macphun Luminar.

“If you do delve deeper into all the different options, you’ll find that there’s a lot to like about the editing software, with it capable of producing some excellent results. You’re unlikely to find a piece of software that is as extensive as this for the same kind of value.”

Read our Macphun Luminar Review

Congratulations to Macphun!

Over the next 6 days we’ll be revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. Kicking things off is the Software of the Year 2016 award, which goes to Macphun Luminar. “If you do delve…

Monday, November 21, 2016

How to Survive Black Friday with our Best Cameras Guide

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog

There are still 5 days to go until the big day, but the Black Friday deluge of special offers has already begun. So make sure to check out our constantly updated guide to the best compact, mirrorless, DSLR and phone cameras, handily split into different price bands for every budget, and even into US and UK prices. And remember, our Best Cameras guide is based on the hundreds of expert reviews that we've published.

There are still 5 days to go until the big day, but the Black Friday deluge of special offers has already begun. So make sure to check out our constantly updated guide to the best compact, mirrorless, DSLR and phone cameras, handily split into different price bands for every budget…

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Win a Canon EOS M10 Camera!

Yesterday, we reviewed the new Canon EOS M10 camera. Today, we're giving it away!

Yes, we are really giving you the chance to win the very same Canon EOS M10 compact system camera that we reviewed, complete with an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and a red Face Jacket.

And the lucky winner is Jess M Woods! Congratulations!

Yesterday, we reviewed the new Canon EOS M10 camera. Today, we're giving it away! Yes, we are really giving you the chance to win the very same Canon EOS M10 compact system camera that we reviewed, complete with an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and a red Face Jacket…