PhotoLegal, the UK podcast about photography and the law is gearing up for a second series starting early in September with a new co-host.
Kate Day, Telegraph Media Group’s Communities Editor is joining existing hosts James Barisic, solicitor at Devon firm, Everys, and photographers, Darren Hector and Phill Price. The lawyer and photographers recorded 7 episodes in their first series earlier this year which notched up almost 10,000 downloads and reached No.1 in the iTunes Visual Arts charts several times.
The Little Black Gallery, supported by Towergate Camerasure, is proud to announce its autumn show I WANT IT ALL, an exhibition of photographs of film stars, rock legends, cooks and queens.
All of the photographs were shot on film (digital was still waiting to be imagined when these images were created!) and the prints on view are of various types; silver gelatin (or “real” photographs as I like to call them), digital bromide and giclee. Most importantly of all, ALL of the images are for sale and present an opportunity to purchase something a bit special.
Simon was one of the first people I followed on Twitter. When I learned that he was producing a book about his photographic safari in Kenya, I was fascinated, partly because I was fortunate to spend two days on Safari in Kenya myself a couple of years ago.
I asked Simon if he would share a little of the experience with us and he has kindly agreed.
The idea for the book was spawned from wishing to record what is, for many, a once in a lifetime experience – a safari holiday in Kenya. I’m a semi-pro photographer, so I would be taking huge numbers of photographs and I was sure I’d have enough to make a reasonable photobook for myself. I’d invested in a netbook so that I had a low-cost way of copying images from memory cards and it proved to be ideal for note-taking too, so each day I would sit by the lodge pool and write up a few notes. I soon had enough notes to make a small book without photographs and so the idea evolved.
Today in the office we were (fairly pointlessly, I admit) comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the DSLR and the compact camera. Eventually, an obvious question was asked; what compact camera would a professional photographer carry?
I think this is a tricky question, because a pro photographer should be able to use any compact and do a pretty good job with it. So I guess the question really is, if you are used to the quality of an SLR, is there a compact that can really cut it as a substitute when you don’t want to carry all the kit?
For me as a Canon owner, I’d immediately go for the Canon G10, mainly for the fact it takes RAW images I can edit in the same software as my SLR shots. I presume Nikon and most other manufacturers have a similar model in their range, but I have to confess to not knowing what they are! I was quite excited by the new Olympus Pen but now I’m reading articles about it being a bit disappointing for not delivering the promise. I have not got my hands on one yet so I don’t speak from experience!
In the “old days” the Leica was king, but again I don’t know if they make a digital compact.
So what I’m asking for is readers’ opinions on top-notch compacts. Not “quite good at the price” compacts, but “fantastic and I wish I had the cash” compacts. Perhaps we can compile a list…
The Photographers Lounge is pleased to present the latest exhibition of limited edition photographs by acclaimed photographer Richard Heeps.
This widely-anticipated exhibition follows Richard’s highly-successful solo exhibition at the gallery last Summer and showcases a number of new works, as well as his stunning new 30″ x 40″ format prints.
All Richard’s images are C-type hand-printed from negative and are available for purchase as signed limited editions (framed or mounted), along with a selection of books and postcards.
JP Distribution is pleased to announce the new MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 ControlTLâ„¢ System from PocketWizard
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