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Blog Post Archive

The handy-dandy social media photo sharing guide

8 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

8 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!

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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?

8 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?

8 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?

9 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

9 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 […]

Before entering a competition, read the terms and conditions

9 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

This isn’t a new drum that we’re beating here today, but we think it’s a significantly important issue to warrant another parade: competition rights grabs. Or the attempt by competition organisers to inveigle themselves of the right to use any of the images entered into their photographic competitions, for any purposes, with no compensation to […]

Something for the weekend? The Last of the Liberators at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

9 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Not only is 2014 the centenary of the commencement of hostilities of the First World War, but it is also the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which are often thought to be ‘the beginning of the end’ of the Second World War. As part of its commemoration of the women and men who served […]

The Sony World Photography Awards 2014 – the winners

9 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards were announced at a rather swanky awards dinner on Wednesday evening. There were lots of speechless speeches, some very dapper men in black tie, a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, and a ludicrously chocolately chocolate dessert. I did try to live tweet the winners, I promise. My attempts were […]

Social Photography on sale in the US!

9 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I’ve heard a rumour that my newest—and possibly prettiest—book, Social Photography is now on sale in the US! Naturally I’m incredibly biased (although my father probably wins the prize for most enthusiastic cheerleader), but I am very proud of it. In a nutshell, it’s a guide to making the most out of your smartphone, from […]

The Ilex Press brings you the Photographer’s Eye video app

9 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Should you be the kind of learner who thrives using video, there’s a brand new modular photography course available from the Ilex Press based around Michael Freeman’s hugely successful book The Photographer’s Eye. The course comprises six masterclasses covering camera and lens, framing and composition, exposure and light, light and colour, locations, and storytelling in […]

Enough to make your mouth water? The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014

9 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014 were unveiled earlier this week, with the over all prize of £5,000 going to Tessa Bunney for her photo Noodle Making, drawn from the Food in Action category. According to Andy Macdonald, who sat on the judging panel: ‘The competition was intensely fierce, […]

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