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Blog Post Archive

Here’s why you should invest in Triggertrap

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Cards on the table, folks: I was never not going to be painfully biased here. About two-and-a-bit years ago, there was no Triggertrap. Today, it’s the only brand in camera triggering. And now, we need your help to develop the next generation of camera triggering devices. What started with a small idea on Kickstarter back […]

Photos exhibited in a botanic garden? It’s IGPOTY at Lacock Abbey

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you’re looking for something to do over the Easter break, how about combining a trip to the home of photography with a browse of some of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition’s winning images? It was at Lacock Abbey where William Henry Fox Talbot invented and completed the first photographic negative procedure. […]

There’s a new photography festival coming to Oxford and it wants your help!

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

From 14 September to 5 October this year, Oxford will be awash with photographers of all stripes and experience as Photography Oxford brings them together for its inaugural international photography festival to enjoy a wealth of exhibitions, talks, films, workshops, and general picture-taking fun. It’s doubtful that you’ll be able to move in Oxford without […]

Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 Art has a price

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

The early reviews of Sigma’s new 50mm ƒ/1.4 in its ‘Art’ line all suggest that it’s a peach of a lens, albeit a heavy one, that is poised to give just about every other 50mm lens out there a run for its money. And speaking of money, its price has been just been announced, too. […]

The Tamron 16-300mm has a price and date

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Tamron’s 16-300mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO for Canon and Nikon and the 16-300mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO for Sony will be priced at $629 with Adorama and will be available from 15 May for Canon and Nikon and shortly thereafter for Sony. Designed for APS-C sensors, the 16 to 300mm lens has […]

The winners of the Olympus & Exhibtr.com student photography competition

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In October last year Olympus launched a competition for students, looking for the best images representative of ‘People and Portraits’. After 2,000 entries and a great deal of deliberation by the four judges—professional photographers R.Cleveland Aaron and Jay McLaughlin, Jon Bentley of Channel 5’s Gadget Show, and Jack Harries of the extremely popular JacksGap website […]

The influence of colour in our photos

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Colour: it’s one of your most valuable compositional tools. But it’s also something that we can take for granted, rather than actually considering the impact of colour in our photos. Different colours and their tones can influence how people will look at your images, so depending on what you want to achieve and how you […]

Jumping on and off of Dropbox’s Carousel

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Yesterday, the cloud storage company Dropbox announced its ‘Home for Life’ initiative, making Dropbox a service that can ‘take pain away from technology so you can do more with your life.’ Part of that package is Carousel, a photo and video gallery that combines your Dropboxed images with those on your phone in one accessible, […]

Lensbaby launches a fisheye lens

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Lensbaby has just announced a 5.8mm ƒ/3.5 circular fisheye lens with manual focus for Canon and Nikon mounts. Although it has been optimised for APS-C sensors, you can use it on full-frame cameras. You’ll be left with a smaller image circle is all. It should be able to focus as close as ¼”, going all […]

2014 Sony World Photography Awards Outstanding Contribution to Photography – Mary Ellen Mark

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

This year’s Sony World Photography Awards Outstanding Contribution to Photography award is being made to documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Mark is renowned for her documentary images, often shot in black and white, and for the bond that she oftens develops with her subjects, returning to visit them long after her initial assignment is complete. […]

Mobile phone salesman convicted of pilfering nude photos from customers’ phones

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Do you have any naughty photos on your phone? You don’t have to answer that, because I’m not sure that I really want to know, but if you do, just be careful should you have to take your phone in for any kind of repair. A particularly scurrilous character from South Wales has been handed […]

Is Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile fully embracing the mobile experience?

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Adobe: purveyor of world-recogned photo editing options: some for desktop, some for mobile, and some that enable cross-over between devices, such as Photoshop Touch and Photoshop, via the Creative Cloud. That was all well and good, but what about Lightroom? When would that be available on a tablet as well as a desktop, people were […]

Who still prints photos?

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Back in the days of film, you didn’t have much say over which of your photos were developed and printed, not unless you did it yourself. You took a roll of film, dropped it in at the chemist or local photographic shop, and waited for the prints to come back to you. We ended up […]

JVC Kenwood joins the Micro Four Thirds group

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Olympus and Panasonic unveiled the Micro Four Thirds standard, with its smaller and lighter weight interchangeable lens system, back in 2008. Olympus has focused on building the OM-D line built to Micro Four Thirds standards while Panasonic produced some cameras that are great for making videos. Today, JVC Kenwood has announced that it is joining […]

The VisiLux StudioKit 300

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you’ve been contemplating setting yourself up with some artificial lights for your photography, but the idea of choosing something, picking stands and umbrellas and a multitude of other modifiers, and then finding somewhere to store it all feels a little daunting, the VisiLux StudioKit 300 might be an option. The kit includes two 300 […]

Made for video: the super-sensitive and 4K compatible Sony A7S

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Sony has unveiled an addition to its A7-line-up of full-frame mirror-less cameras at NAB in Las Vegas. The A7S will be joining the A7 and A7R, with the ‘S’ standing for sensitivity, and the target market being videographers. The A7S boasts an enormous ISO range; ‘unprecedented dynamic range’, and the ability to record 4K video. […]

Reflecta lets you digitise Super 8 reels with its new Super 8 Scanner

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

My grandmother has shoeboxes of old photos and negatives and even Super 8 film reels stashed away in her house. The photos we get out and look at every now and again, the negatives are a useful resource, but the Super 8 films don’t get much of an airing anymore. Doubtless we’re not the only […]

The positive of negative space

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

One of the fundamental rules of photography that we’re all taught early in our learning curves is to ‘fill the frame’. In fact, the first lesson in the Photocritic Photography School is all about getting closer to the subject and making sure that there’s nothing extraneous in the frame. You don’t want it to be […]

Lensbaby turns to Kickstarter to fund a selective focus iPhone lens

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

There’s already an array of additional lenses to augment our mobile phones, and quite a few of them have their origins in Kickstarter, too. There are telephoto and fisheye lenses that screw on or clip on as well as macro lenses on elastic bands, but now Lensbaby, known for its creative optics for dSLRs, is […]

Flickr’s product chief Markus Spiering joins EyeEm to promote its US development

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Marcus Spiering, who until Monday was Head of Product at Flickr, has announced he’s joined Berlin-based photo-sharing community EyeEm, where he’ll be focused on expanding the app into the US market and developing the product team. While Spiering is currently sitting at a desk in Berlin, he will be opening up a San Francisco EyeEm […]

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