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Do you have your Rihanna yet? The digital Diana camera

10 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you’ve not already pledged your money to Cyclops Cameras’ Digital Diana Camera Indiegogo campaign, there’s still time—it ends on 15 July—and there are still cameras available—250 of the 1,000 units have been assigned, even though it has already met its £13,500 target—and there are no plans to put it into commercial production. The Digital […]

Getting value for money when buying a camera

10 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Last month, Ricoh ‘repositioned’ the prices of four of its Pentax cameras: two dSLRs, one EVIL camera, and its 645D digital medium format camera. From Ricoh’s perspective, it’s an attempt to make the Pentax brand more attractive to consumers and present them with some competitively priced options that aren’t Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, or Sony. […]

For those days when you need to be in several places at once: multiplicitous images

10 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Multiplicity, or the art of creating images containing several yous, or anyone elses for that matter, isn’t a digital discovery. It’s something that people have been doing for decades: it’s remarkably easy to achieve with film. You set up your shot and either you don’t wind on your film before re-exposing the frame with your […]

Super deal on Sigma 10-20mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 at Adorama

10 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Adorama has Sigma’s 10-20mm ƒ/4-5.6 EX DC HSM on offer at $385 at the moment. Normally you’d pay $429 for it. It’s available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, and Sony mounts, but do remember that it’s best suited to APS-C sensored cameras. If you’re interested, you have until 17 June 2014 to place your order. […]

From light to dark: the Photocritic guide to vignettes

10 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

For literary types, a vignette can be either an anecdote or short story, or a illustration—often foliage-inspired—found on chapter headers. For photography types, a vignette is the gradual fall-off of light from the centre towards the edges of the frame of an image. If you enjoy Instagram or play around with Snapseed, you might know […]

Adding some va-va-voom with vibrance

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

A few weeks back, we took a peruse around Lightroom’s clarity slider, to see what it does to your photos and how you can get the best out of your photos by giving it a gentle nudge here and there. This week, it’s the turn of the vibrance slider—clarity’s bed-fellow—to come under the Photocritic microscope. […]

The handy-dandy social media photo sharing guide

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

One photo, so many options. Where on this huge web of interconnected social media outlets are we best sharing our quick snaps, our painstakingly created works of art, and our selfies? Really, it all comes down to whom you want to see them. The chances are that different people follow you in different social media […]

Like the Google+ Stories idea but not keen on Google+? There are options

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

On Tuesday, tech and photo sites were awash with the Google+ Stories story. Rather than having to sift through your own images and organise them into virtual albums to chart your travels, document your days out, and record your parties, Google+ can auto-algorithmically-awesomely collate them into Stories or Movies by simple virtue of uploading them […]

Vote! Yea! Selfie? Nay!

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

For anyone who’s not yet made it to a polling station to cast their ballot in today’s European elections, please do go and vote, but please don’t take any photographs in the process. Although photography in polling stations isn’t against the law itself, if you were to accidentally compromise another voter’s right to secret ballot […]

For one month only: an 1845 Fox Talbot salt print on display at the Museum of London Docklands

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Any exhibition opening is exciting for the curation team behind it, but the Museum of London is particularly excited about its forthcoming exhibition Bridge, which opens at the Docklands branch of the organisation on 27 June. Bridge will feature the oldest photograph in the museum’s collection, William Henry Fox Talbot’s Old Hungerford Bridge, a salt […]

So near yet so far for Fotor

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

When I was conducting my recent app spring clean, one of the apps that wasn’t sent packing was Fotor, an editing package that I was asked to review by its makers. I’ve been trying it out for a few days, but the images I’ve edited specifically for this review I shot today, in glorious sunshine […]

EyeEm announces its Photography Awards and Festival 2014

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

New kit. Maybe some cash. Global exhibition. Publication in a ‘Best of 2014? photobook. A trip to Berlin. Sound good? They’re all prizes that are up for grabs for winners of the EyeEm Global Photography Awards. Starting today, photo-sharing site EyeEm is looking for the best examples of mobile photography to showcase at the Berlin […]

Spring cleaning my photography apps

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I acquire a huge number of photography-related apps on my phone. Some of them I’m requested to review, some of them I choose to download so that I can compare them against similar apps, some of them I download for a specific purpose and never use again, a few of them I even use on […]

MBLOK: a cross-platform memory cube for many devices

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

One memory across multiple devices that doesn’t involve the cloud? I think I could be tempted by that idea. It’s precisely what MBLOK is attempting to achieve via a Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday. MBLOK is a small, local memory device that connects to PCs and Macs like a flashdrive or communicates with smartphones and […]

Hot and happening trends in stock imagery according to iStock by Getty

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

A few weeks ago we published our guide to selling stock images, with content suggestions, style advice, and labelling tips, among other hints. This week, iStock by Getty Images has released an infographic documenting the eight leading trends in business imagery that they’ve charted over the past year. If you’re looking to sell business images, […]

Thoughts on the Sony World Photography exhibition

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

After my slightly disappointing press view of the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, when I didn’t have the opportunity to take in the photos, I made a return trip to Somerset House yesterday to rectify this situation. I had much more time to wander through both the East and West Wings, admiring the images and […]

All the love for Litely?

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

There’s been quite a bit of love for Litely over the past few days, following its release as an iOS app earlier this month. Developed by Cole Rise, one of the engineers behind Instagram filters Amaro, Hudson, Sierra, Sutro, Mayfair, Willow, and Rise, it’s a photo editing app that offers a range of subtle filters […]

What is the clarity slider? And why might you want to use it?

11 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Your photography has been progressing and you’ve made the leap from shooting in JPEG to Raw. Along with this, you’ve plunged headlong into Lightroom and all of the editing marvels that it affords you. Plenty of the controls are familiar, after all you’ve been adjusting the white balance in your iPhone photos since you realised […]

What’s the story?

12 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Last week was fortunate enough to attend a Q&A session with Mary Ellen Mark, winner of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography. She was asked many pertinent questions and gave a great many eloquent answers, but it was the statement that ‘Photography has to say something,’ that struck the most resonant […]

For one day only iStock is paying 100% royalties to artists

12 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

The terms and conditions under which photographers sell their images via stock agencies are frequently criticised and as a consequence the money that they can make from sales is often lamented. For one day only, however, iStock by Getty Images is trying to make photographers feel better about the deal and their contribution to the […]

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