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Blog Post Archive

New compact flash and video light from Nissin

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you’re in need of a flashgun suitable for travelling, Nissin has just announced its i40 ‘love mini’ compact flash gun that weighs in at 203g and includes a built-in video light. The head can be tilted horizontally 180° to right and left and up 90°, is capable of high-speed synchronization (supporting up to 1/8,000 […]

Life Through a Contact Lens photography competition

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Throughout 2014, online contact lens retailer GetLenses.co.uk is running a series of quarterly photography competitions that celebrate the wonder of vision and the eye. Winners are being rewarded with £500 of vouchers to spend on photography equipment at Amazon UK. Not bad! This quarter, the judges are looking for images that resemble an eye, from […]

Getty Images Grants applications open today, with awards for editorial and creative photographers

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Getty Images is celebrating the ten year anniversary of its grants programme by offering a range of awards to photojournalists, portrait photographers, and non-profits working in collaboration with photographers to get their projects off the ground. There are five awards of $10,000 each being made available to photojournalists looking to pursue projects of both personal […]

The palm-sized Projecteo Instagram projector

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I have a new favourite toy. It’s palm-sized, it’s battery-powered, and it’s a projector for Instagram images. It’s called a Projecteo. Projecteo was conceived by the same people who make my favourite image-emblazoned edible snacks, Boomf marshmallows. This time, instead of selecting nine of your Instagram images to have printed onto bite-sized puffs of sugar, […]

Sean Batten, the winner of the UK National Award – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, chats with Photocritic

7 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

As part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, the judges went on the hunt for the best photographers representing a selection of different countries. In the UK it was 41 year old Sean Batten, a C++ and C# software developer who’s from Bristol but now lives in Surrey, who came out on top. He […]

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 […]

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