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Brian May talks about major new stereo photography book

Brian’s London Stereoscopic Company has recently republished a book on the Scottish stereoscopic photographer George Washington Wilson, written by leading photographic historian, Professor Roger Taylor (no relation). Washington Wilson (1823-93) became the toast of Victorian society with his innovative landscape…

Getting up close and personal with sharks

Getting face to face with a shark is unlikely to be everyone’s idea of a good time – but for wildlife photographer Harry Skeggs, the challenge was an incredible experience. During the experience, he was able to photograph tiger sharks,…

Sony A7 III wins EISA Camera of the Year 2018-19

The Sony A7 III  has been voted the Camera of the Year in the 2018-2019 EISA Awards.  It was won of five awards scooped by the company for its photographic products. Other big winners include the Nikon D850 (Professional DSLR…

RPS seeks ‘Hundred Heroines’

The campaign, which is timed to celebrate the centenary year of some women getting the vote, asks leading photography-industry figures and the general public to nominate their own modern-day photography heroines and to increase awareness of the impact women have…

Born to be wild

Jason Wharam has a deep affinity with the African bush and its wildlife. Born in Nyamandlouvu in Zimbabwe, he fell in love with the bush, and the animals and birds who live there, while attending boarding school, and subsequently trained as…

New Samsung phone warns you of photo ‘flaws’

The Screen Optimiser uses AI to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, classify it into one of 20 categories and then “instantly optimise” it based on the category. “The result is a stunning, lifelike image with bold colours…

EU rules against unauthorised online picture usage

In the recent Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Dirk Renckhoff case, a secondary school student downloaded a photo from a travel website and put it in a presentation which also ended up on the school’s website. When the photographer who took the…

Five minutes with Love Island’s official photographer

Which Love Island picture are you most proud of capturing? The announcement that Jack and Dani won is a good photo. Even though it was expected they would win, the pure shock on their faces made a really nice photo.…

Early daguerreotype studio to undergo major refurbishment

 “We intend to strengthen the narrative of the photographic exhibits, by bringing the information all together in one room and using interpretation panels and rotating exhibitions,” explains director Melanie Duffill-Jeffs. Sadly, things didn’t go so well for the pioneering Barber,…

Sharpen your photography skills

The first course is the Ultimate Fashion Photography Masterclass: Your 2018 Guide, led by Rob Woodcox. Rob has worked with major clients such as Capitol Records and 500px, and his images have been published in magazines and media outlets all over…

Photoshop for iPad: What we’d like to see

A recent Bloomberg media interview with Scott Belsky, the founder of Adobe, revealed that Adobe is planning to launch a full Photoshop app for the iPad.  Adobe currently has a free app available for the iPad in the form of Adobe…

New Canon 40x zoom compact

The camera also includes a DIGIC 8 Image Processor, 5 axis image stabilisation, a 3-inch LCD screen that rotates 180 degrees and continuous shooting up to 7.4fps. Photo sharing is made easy too via the Canon Connect app for iOS…

Capture the spirit of modern manufacturing

Then you need to enter the National Manufacturing Photography Competition, an annual competition organised by the body that represents the sector, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. Now in its ninth year, the competition successfully counters the negative, outdated imagery and perceptions…

Photobox launches Instagram photo contest

The free-to-enter competition is all about celebrating the beauty in the everyday photo, according to the organisers, rather than “the highly stylised and heavily Photoshopped images usually associated with the social networking site.” The first prize is a generous £5,000…