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09/26/2017 08:54 PM
Adobe lets you edit anywhere with cloud-based Lightroom CC

The company is responding to the expanding system of mobile-first applications

Lightroom CC
Credit: Adobe
Adobe has revealed the latest version of Creative Cloud – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC – at the Adobe MAX conference. New …Continue reading »

09/26/2017 08:21 PM
10 low budget tips for improving your photography
Taking better pictures doesn’t mean investing in expensive new gear. Craig Roberts explains the simple cost-effective ways you can improve your photography

09/26/2017 04:01 PM
ZEISS Photography Award 2018 now open for entries

The theme this year is ‘Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories’

ZEISS Photography Award
House in the village of Gásadalur, © Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium - 1st Place, ZEISS Photography Award 2017
The third ZEISS Photography Award has opened for entries on the theme of 'Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories,' whether it be exploring a familiar theme from a different perspective or addressing a previously overlooked issue

09/25/2017 05:23 PM
Leica revives the Thambar lens

The Thambar is back and updated

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Credit: Leica
Leica has announced it is reviving the classic Thambar lens with the release of the new Thambar-M 1:2,2/90. The original was …Continue reading »

09/25/2017 04:38 PM
Photography things to do this week October 16-22

Looking for things to do this week? 

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Each week, we highlight exhibitions and events that are ideal for photographers and photography lovers. Even if one of these …Continue reading »

09/25/2017 03:53 AM
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 winner ‘needs to provoke the greatest public outcry’

Brent Stirton has won the prestigious award for his image of a dehorned rhino

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Memorial to a species, © Brent Stirton - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
All of the results from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition have been announced. Check out our gallery to see the winners

09/24/2017 09:32 PM
‘Our Restless Earth’: Winning photographs highlight the UK’s changing landscapes
Our Restless Earth
Three Sisters of Glencoe in autumn, Credit: Milena Farajewicz
The Geological Society has announced its 2017 winners for the Earth Science Week photography competition 'Our Restless Earth'. The competition asked for images featuring the geology of the UK and Ireland on a theme of the moving and changing earth

09/24/2017 07:11 PM
Canon announces the PowerShot G1 X Mark III
G1 X Mark III
Canon has announced the G1 X Mark III as its new flagship PowerShot compact camera. Aimed at serious enthusiast photographers, the zoom camera will be available from November 2017.

09/24/2017 03:42 PM
Red sun: Your best photos of the day the sky turned orange

The sky took on a reddish tint in many parts of the UK

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Credit: Keith Hughes
A red hue dominated the sky in many parts of England and Wales caused by winds from ex-Hurricane Ophelia bringing …Continue reading »

09/23/2017 09:09 PM
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 winner shows Britain’s beautiful coastline

The winners of the yearly competition have just been announced

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
Diminutive Dune, West Wittering, West Sussex, England by Benjamin Graham (Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 – Overall Winner)
Benjamin Graham has taken the top prize in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 with his image of the West Wittering dunes in West Sussex.

09/23/2017 04:43 PM
Manfrotto announces two new Element Carbon tripods

The new models are aimed at travel photographers

Element carbon
Credit: Manfrotto
Manfrotto has launched two travel tripods aimed at beginners and enthusiasts under its new Element Carbon title. The Element Carbon …Continue reading »

09/20/2017 05:18 PM
Top press photos of the week: Best of autumn

Our top press photos this week feature the autumn weather around the world

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Fishermen of Trebon fish out the Rozmberk pond in Trebon, Czech Republic
Our top press photos this week feature the autumn weather around the world. The colours, textures and browning leaves of the season have produced some captivating images.

09/20/2017 03:33 PM
Best filter holders for landscape photography

James Abbott looks at some of the best filter holder options available

Filter holders
If you're serious about landscape photography, you'll need some drop-in filters. James Abbott looks at some of the best filter holder options available

09/19/2017 09:00 PM
Photography exhibition shows rarely seen images of women in war
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Miss Minns, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS), Matron of a Hospital on the Quay at Le Havre, France, 1919. © IWM (Q8051)
A new photography exhibition chronicles female perspectives of war through rarely-seen images. Taken by nurses, ambulance drivers and official photographers, the collection gives an insight into life on the frontline as a woman.

09/19/2017 06:24 PM
Wex Photo Video reveals photography’s therapeutic power

New video project More Than An Image 2017 highlights the power of photography

Wex Photo Video
Credit: Jim Mortram
People come to photography for a variety of reasons, but for many it can be incredibly therapeutic and life affirming, …Continue reading »

09/19/2017 03:56 PM
Quiz – Photography Fact or Fiction?

It's that time again! Test your photography general knowledge with this week's quiz

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You can show off your extensive photography general knowledge in this week’s photography fact or fiction quiz. As usual we’ll …Continue reading »

09/18/2017 07:02 PM
Legendary photographer Michael Nichols on what it means to be wild

Legendary nature and conservation photographer Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols’ new book, A Wild Life, is a visual biography of his life. Steve Fairclough spoke to him about his illustrious career.

Michael Nichols
Sita and cub, Bandhavgarh National Park, India, 1996. Credit: Michael Nichols/National Geographic Society
Legendary nature and conservation photographer Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols’ new book, A Wild Life, is a visual biography of his life. Steve Fairclough spoke to him about his illustrious career.

09/18/2017 05:30 PM
Artificial intelligence can help you categorise your online photos

Pholio is new storage device that collates your photographs into different categories

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Credit: Pholio
A British start-up is using artificial intelligence to collect all of your images across the internet on a central storage …Continue reading »

09/17/2017 09:11 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 software can now open closed eyes
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The new software can automatically open eyes in when editing your photos, Credit: Adobe
Adobe has announced its latest entry-level photo-editing software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, which comes with some interesting new features. One …Continue reading »

09/17/2017 07:43 PM
8 affordable telephoto lenses for wildlife photography
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You don’t necessarily need a huge telephoto prime to photograph wildlife. Andy Westlake is your guide to some affordable alternatives