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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?

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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!

8 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

8 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

8 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, […]

7 super suggestions for selling stock

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Love them or loathe them, stock agencies are a significant sector of the photography industry. How else do people who are looking to buy images for use in publications, in advertising campaigns, or on websites acquire them without commissioning a photographer? For some photographers, then, selling stock imagery can be an important source of income. […]

The Pre-Photography Checklist

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

So, you’re ready to do a photo shoot? No, seriously, are you really ready for your shoot? A while ago, I was challenged with creating a pre-shoot checklist for photographers – I figured it’d be rude not to, so I gave it a whirl. Before you press the shutter button… Check your settings – Is […]

Lensbaby adds an Android option to its Kickstarter campaign

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

When manufacturers and purveyors of not-quite-toe-curlingly-expensive optically fun lenses Lensbaby launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring a Sweet Spot selective focus lens and companion app to mobile photographers, a few eyebrows were raised. Show More Summary

Loom’s next step in image management: joining with Dropbox

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Last week was a big week for Dropbox, with the unveiling of its ‘Home for Life’ project, the introduction of Carousel, and the appointment of new board members. This week, its expansion continues as it adds photo storage and systematisation app Loom to its family of purchases. Loom is an app that we’ve featured a […]

Flickr 3.0 for iOS and Android is unveiled

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

At the end of March I noticed that Flickr 3.0 for iOS and Android seemed to be in the works. Today, it has been unleashed on the world. Well, I say ‘unleashed on the world’ but it’s more like a steady trickle out to users. I’ve not an update for my phone yet. The updated […]

Going monochromatic

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

No, we don’t mean black and white here. We mean all one colour. All red, all green, all yellow. All anything. Colour is one of the most powerful tools in your compositional arsenal and it can be easy to forget how striking images composed of all one colour can be; we get caught up in […]

Click, snap, hang: showing off your prints with Fotobit

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

You’ve created a stream of several hundred, maybe even thousand, Instagram images that you love. There are landscapes and portraits and birthday cakes and bumble bees and holiday photos and you’re really rather proud of a few. Now what do you do with them? Fotobit thinks that you should print them and display them in […]

Dust Art: intriguing images of dust that won’t make you sneeze

8 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I can’t say that I’ve ever felt compelled to examine all that closely the dust particles that my vacuum cleaner accumulates; I’m rather more interested in getting it out of the house. You too? I’m not surprised. However, a project by electrical goods manufacturer Electrolux not only investigated what the dust churned up in different […]

Here’s why you should invest in Triggertrap

8 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

9 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!

9 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 […]

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