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Winners – the Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In the run-up to the gala awards ceremony in London at the end of April, the ten category winners of the Sony World Photography Awards Open division have been announced, selected from over 70,000 entries made by amateur photographers. Each of them wins a new Sony A6000 camera and they’re up with a chance of […]

Burrard-Lucas is back with a better BeetleCam

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

We’ve been following the evolution of the BeetleCam here on Photocritic since the brothers Burrard-Lucas, tinkerers and wildlife photographers extraordinaire, constructed a camera on a buggy in a case that could be used to get up close with animals that you wouldn’t necessarily want to photograph from point blank range. The prototype BeetleCam went on […]

RoundFlash: a new light modifier from Inspired Photo Gear

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Inspired Photo Gear is steadily augmenting its range of photography accessories, adding two new lighting modifiers to its Faith lighting stands and Lollipod multi-use supports. As well as stocking the Lightblaster, which we looked at and loved a few months ago, it’s now selling the RoundFlash modifier, too. The RoundFlash is a lightweight (230g) and […]

London photographers, take extra care of your kit

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

There have been reports of people acting suspiciously in the vicinity of photographers in central London over the past few days. On Saturday, Luke Robinson noticed someone keeping vulture-like eyes on photographers around Waterloo Bridge and the Southbank. The person in question was holding an SLR lens, but no body, bag, or other kit. Robinson […]

‘Social Photography’ now available to download!

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you can’t wait until next month to lay your hands on a paper copy of my newest and shiniest book, Social Photography, it’s available right this very moment for download as an e-book from the Ilex Instant site! It’ll cost you £5.99 and comes in PDF, so that you can read it on your […]

‘Experts’ blame selfie culture on a rise in cosmetic surgery

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Early this morning I was perusing the BBC website, as I am wont to do every morning, when my eye fell upon the regular round-up of the newspapers and a headline in the Metro. Now, I am not accustomed to reading the Metro—it’s aimed at metropolitan commuters and I, therefore, do not fall within its […]

Easy macro smartphone photography with Easy-Macro

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Sometime in September last year I pledged a modest sum of money to Easy-Macro’s Kickstarter project. I’d heard about Easy-Macro before—a magnifying lens set into a rubber band that wraps around your smartphone and sits over its lens—but the new and improved 4× magnication factor in the Kickstarter-funded project made it seem like a great […]

Calumet Photographic closes its US doors

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In a largely unexpected turn of events, the 75 year old photography stalwart Calumet Photographic has ceased trading in the US. With no prior notice to staff, a defunct website, a closed Twitter account, and only a Facebook announcement to go on, what do we know about Calumet US’ shut-down? All 14 stores across the […]

Art Storefronts: a complete website solution for photographers?

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

We all know that any photographer worth her or his salt has a website that’s handsome, easy to navigate, easy to maintain and customise, and offers potential customers a feel for a photographer’s style. As a consequence, there are plenty of companies that provide just these sorts of websites for photographers. They’re easy to personalise, […]

Bargain Buy: Adorama offers a trade-in deal for new Sony A7/R purchases

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you’ve been weighing up purchasing a Sony A7 or A7R, Adorama might have just the deal on to tip you over the edge and see you part with your pennies. Choose from an A7 or A7R body-only or an A7 with an FE 28-70mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 OSS lens and you’re elgible for a $300 trade-in […]

Take a peek inside other photographers’ bags with InMyBag

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

When I was growing up, I was taught that it was rude to go ferreting around in a lady’s handbag. Yes, your mother might have a handkerchief in there, but no you don’t fish it out for yourself. It’s a principle that applies to any bag, including camera bags. But don’t you ever wonder what […]

Selfies is now on sale in the US!

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

When Shooting Yourself went on sale in the UK last summer, Haje was ridiculously excited about his book devoted to self-portrait photography. Unfortunately, he was forced to put his excitement on ice for the US edition, which had a little longer to wait for its release. Thankfully, that wait is over and we can pop […]

A speedier Android Instagram experience

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Instagram has pushed out an update to the Android version of its app, making it smoother, sleeker, and speedier, whatever Android device you’re using. From giant sized handsets to more compact and slightly less well specced devices, Instagram should load faster and be responsive. The profile screen should load twice as fast and with an […]

Our World Book Day giveaway has a winner!

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

What do The Casual Vacancy, Room on the Broom, and Darwinia have in common? Apart from being books, that is. They’re all being read by people who entered our World Book Day giveaway. And what’s special about The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau? That’s being read by Neil Corman, who’s our official prize winner! No, […]

The Flickr-Getty deal is no more. What now?

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

A communication sent to all photographers who have licensed their photos using the Flickr-Getty partnership has leaked, detailing that the agreement between the image sharing site and the stock house has reached its term and will not be renewed. For five years, editors from Getty have been able to trawl Flickr looking for photos that […]

Vine knows it when it sees it and chooses to ban porn

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Porn: some people love it; some people are digusted by it, but we all know it when we see it, right? It’s this ‘we know it when we see it’ approach that Vine is adopting with its new policy covering sexually explicit content on its social netowrk. Vine reckons that explicit sexual content isn’t a […]

University of Cambridge seeks cash to buy Captain Scott’s Antarctic negatives

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

When Captain Scott ventured to the Antarctic on his ill-fated polar expedition in 1911, it wasn’t just about racing Roald Amundsen to the South Pole. He was accompanied by a strong scientific team, and Herbert Ponting, the official expedition photographer. Ponting’s images of the expedition are well-known, but he also tutored Captain Scott in the […]

Reflecta’s smartphone scanner

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Reflecta has just announced a new Smartphone Scanner that allows you to easily (and fairly cheaply) digitise your prints and negatives to your smartphone for easy sharing. I quite like the sound of this. Capable of digitising 35mm negatives as well as 6 by 4? and 5 by 3? prints, the Smartphone Scanner holds your […]

EyeEm and Getty Images team up to licence mobile photos

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

You might be thinking that EyeEm, a mobile photo-sharing app, and Getty Images, the international stock agency, have been in the news enough this week. On Sunday EyeEm announced that it is establishing EyeEm Market, a means for its members to sell their mobile photos and today Getty Images unveiled its new embed feature that […]

It’s World Book Day so we’re giving away books to celebrate!

6 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In celebration of the marvellous World Book Day our lovely publishers the Ilex Press has offered up some free books for Photocritic readers. It even includes a pre-publication copy of my newest book Social Photography which isn’t yet available in the shops. How rather awesome! To enter our little giveaway, we want you to do […]

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