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University of Cambridge achieves its funding goal to secure Captain Scott’s Antarctic negatives

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Earlier this month we reported on the University of Cambridge’s appeal to raise £275,000 before 25 March 2014 in order to secure a hoard of 113 negatives that record Captain RF Scott’s earliest photographic experiments in Antarctica. The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge already holds a significant collection of photographic materials accrued during Captain […]

Cracking Adorama weekend deals on Fujifilm, Olympus, and Samsung cameras

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Adorama is running $100 off deals on selected Fujifilm, Olympus, and Samsung cameras until 30 March 2014. You’ll need to add the ENDOFMARCH coupon code at the checkout to benefit from them. Included in the offer are: Fujifilm’s X-E1, body only or with the 18-55mm lens, in either black or silver for $499 after the […]

400 images shortlisted for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

From over 6,000 entries, 400 potential winners have been selected for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition and among them there’s a welter of images from photographers aged under 17. Youngsters were able to enter their photos into three age categories—under 10, 11 to 14, and 15 to 17—and provided that they […]

Only in England – now at the National Media Museum, Bradford

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

After its brilliantly successful run as the debut exhibition hosted at Media Space in the Science Museum, Only in England, Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, is now open at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Running from 28 March until 29 June 2014, it gives anyone who didn’t manage to make it to […]

Flickr 3.0 for iOS and Android is on its way, but it isn’t here yet

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

So this just appeared in my Feedly feed: And when I clicked through to read the article, I encountered this: Which implies that a major update to Flickr for mobile is imminent, but that somehow, someone got the blog post announcements a little out-of-synch. Flickr’s mobile apps underwent massive, and much-needed, over-hauls in August and […]

Getting back to basics at the Silverhill Darkroom

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

The Silverhill Darkroom is a community darkroom based in Hastings, East Sussex, that is looking to provide affordable facilities to anyone living its environs. As well as providing members and non-members with the chance to develop their own prints, they’d also like to offer lessons in darkroom techniques, whether to school children or adults. The […]

Twitter’s augmented its photo capability: multiple images per tweet and image tagging

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you’ve ever been frustrated by Twitter’s inability to attach multiple images to a single tweet, today’s your lucky day. An update that’s mid-roll-out will allow you to select up to four images to share in one 140 character missive. Tap on a preview image to see it full size, and then slide through to […]

From 0 to 200 million users in 3.5 years. Instagram, of course.

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

From a Foursquare-like check-in app that wasn’t really going anywhere to a photo-sharing site holding very nearly 20 billion images via a Facebook buy-out worth $1 billion, Instagram announced today that it’s surpassed 200 million users. Or rather, it thanked its users in a blog post for making Instagram great. As a quick reminder, here’s […]

Flickr’s implemented its new photo page

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In October last year, Flickr implemented a beta version of a new photo page. It was only a beta version, users could opt out, and they were invited to provide feedback on the new-look page, but inevitably there was considerable discontent with the proposed changes. I saw lots of frothing and foaming at the mouth […]

Know the rules so that you can break them properly

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Rules. They’re pretty important. Can you imagine trying to get anywhere without some rules for the road? No one would know when to stop, when to go, or even where to go. It’d be chaos, and not my idea of fun. They provide us with a framework, a means of understanding how things work, which […]

The HTC One (M8) is announced, with refocusing technology among other photographic toys

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

HTC’s replacement for its HTC One wasn’t exactly a well-guarded secret with most of the speculation centred on what exactly it’d be called. But now that the HTC One (M8) is here, it looks as if it has a very interesting camera function that I’m intrigued to try out. What, then, does it have to […]

What could you buy for the price of a moon-walking Hasselblad?

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

By now we all probably know that a Hasselblad 500 that made it to the moon as part of the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, and came back again, has sold for €660,000 (after auction fees) to Terukazu Fujisawa, founder of Japanese retail chain Yodobashi Camera. So that’s equivalent to £550,000, US$910,000, or AU$997,000, give or […]

Bargain Buy: Money off of Lensbaby kits

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I remember being captivated by a Lensbaby way back in 2007 when a cheap and fun tilt-shift-type lens was a novelty. Since then, the Lensbaby range has grown, and so have some of their prices. At the moment, though, Lensbaby is running some deals that makes them a little bit more affordable. You can pick […]

Samyang pulls a 12mm lens out of its box of tricks

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Samyang has been tempting and teasing us with hints at new lenses to be released today, and finally we’ve been let into the secret. As well as a few updates to older lenses, the real news is its 12mm ƒ/2.0 lens, suitable for APS-C mirror-less cameras and compatible with the Canon EOS M, Fuji X-series […]

Scandal and drama at the Youth World Photography Awards as a winner is disqualified

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Here’s a life lesson: if you think that you can get away with submitting an image to an age-restricted photography competition, a competition in which you’re subsequently named as a winner, when you’re actually older than you’re supposed to be, you should probably think again. The chances are that you’ll be found out. Then you’ll […]

Stretcher Prints: making art from old plastic bottles

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

What can you make from 140,000 already used plastic bottles? I have a pencil that once upon was a plastic bottle. (It says so on it.) Probably quite a few of those. Or a gajillion combs. They seem to be popular recycled products. Headphones, too. They can be manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. But what […]

Unpicking Snapseed’s Ambiance slider

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you use Snapseed to edit your smartphone photos, you might have noticed the ‘Ambiance’ slider under the ‘Tune Image’ settings. Ambiance? Isn’t that the mood or feeling you get at a party, not a photographic term? Yes, exactly, and that’s why I avoided it for quite a while. I just couldn’t figure out how […]

Making a Pringles Can Obscura

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I spent Saturday at the Cambridge Festival of Science and Royal Photographic Society’s photography day, listening to talks on megapixels and watching videos of caesium react with water in slow-motion. It was mostly a fun and informative experience, but apart from the caesium videos, the best bit was sitting inside Fotonow’s Camper Obscura. That, just […]

BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition is open

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Anyone who uses camera-traps to create images of wild animals, or uses camera-traps as part of their research into wild animals, the BBC, its Wildlife Magazine, and sponsors Lowepro, have a competition for you. It’s the 2014 BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition. The competition has been designed with both field researchers […]

A flare issue in the Fujifilm X-T1

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If your new Fujifilm X-T1 carries a serial number lower than 41M07801, you are being advised to contact Fujifilm’s customer service team (0844 553 2322 in the UK). This is to arrange for your camera to be inspected and, if necessary, adjusted to remedy a flare issue that some units from early in the production […]

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