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The Photography Show is probably the biggest photographic show in the UK. Originally called ‘Focus’, the show includes nearly all of the big manufacturers and lots of little ones as well. We’ve been helping Paula Pell-Johnson with the Linhof Studio stand for the last few years and this year we’ve ramped things up a bit as we’re managing the ‘Talks Hub’, a quarter of the Paula’s whole stand given over to expert talks on a variety of subjects from the likes of David Ward, Doug Chinnery, Dan Rubin, David Higgs, Joe Cornish, Sean Conboy, Julian Calverley, Andy Earle, Steve Gosling and yours truly. There are also some great talks on the superstage including David Bailey, Chris Packham, Scott Kelby and try to get a ticket for Alec Soth’s talk before they sell out - you won’t be disappointed!
For us, the show is a chance to meet up with many of our readers and contributors but it’s also an opportunity to check out some of the manufacturers to not only try out new gear but to ask where they think things are going (some even give answers!). David Higgs and I will also be showing some platinum-palladium prints (an article to follow) and we’d be happy to discuss our processes and thoughts in detail.
So if you’re coming along to the show, please drop in and say hello. Let us know what you think of the magazine in person and if you have any ideas or suggestions it’s a great opportunity to discuss them face to face.
The Photography Show opens on Saturday the 19th of March at the NEC Birmingham and runs until the Tuesday evening.
Originally called ‘Focus’, the Photography Show includes nearly all of the big manufacturers and lots of little ones as well. We’ve been helping Paula Pell-Johnson with the Linhof Studio stand for the last few years and this year we’ve ramped things up a bit as we’re managing the ‘Talks Hub’, a quarter of the Paula’s whole stand given over to expert talks on a variety of subjects from the likes of David Ward, Doug Chinnery, Dan Rubin, David Higgs, Joe more
In this Lightroom installment we're taking a quick look at the panorama module. For most panoramas with good originals with decent overlap and lots of detail, Lightroom will do an excellent job with little user intervention more
We have been busy sorting out the new speakers and exhibitors for the Meeting of Minds Conference this November. Ticket sales are going well with three quarters as many tickets sold already as we had for the whole of the conference in 2014! more
The picture is primarily wave-worn undulating grey limestone rock, with some pebbles and small pools of sea water that are in the process of drying out. And yet what we see is definitely not it what it says on the tin’s list of contents. more
This issue the 4x4 portfolios are from Emmanuel Boitier, Nils Karlson, Paul Richards & Raffaele Infante. more
Discussions of photography most often focus on aspects of making images—tools, techniques, locations, subject matter, etc. All are important, to be sure, but one topic that is consistently neglected and that, in my opinion, is equally worthy of consideration is the photographer’s motivation. more
Composition can be rightly regarded as the ‘internal’ signature of the photographer. That is not to say that a photographer’s work will be instantly recognisable in every photograph. more
Immersing yourself in something you enjoy doing in such peaceful surroundings puts life’s daily worries into perspective. I hadn’t thought about it until now but it combines the things I’ve always had a passion for more
There is something to be said in landscape photography of the virtues of studying ‘the edge’ of things. more
I attended a workshop held at Woodford Folk Festival (December 2002) where a panel of musicians revealed their methods for unleashing their creativity, when they find a creative block. On reflection I found their advice was accurate for me as a visual artist, which I was able to apply to my own creative endeavour of taking photographs. more