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Aim high: how to apply for an RPS Distinction

As the world’s leading photographic charity, The Royal Photographic Society offers its members (and non-members) a unique opportunity to further their knowledge and fine-tune their work by applying for a Society Distinction. An RPS accreditation is perfect for photography fans…

The Flickr buy-out: your questions answered

Why have you bought Flickr? We have long admired Flickr as a brand and as a community of very passionate, engaged photographers. So when the opportunity arose, we jumped at it.   Who approached who? Over the years, we have…

Photojournalism in the age of social media

Canon’s current tag line is ‘Live for the Story’, and there could be no better expression of that sentiment than through the company’s 26-year sponsorship of World Press Photo, the Oscars of photographic journalism. Every year, in Amsterdam, many of…

Winning image disqualified from Wildlife Photographer of the Year

After an investigation carried about by the Natural History Museum, one of the winning images from 2017’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award has been disqualified. The winning image, The night raider, from the Animals in Their Environment category was…

Magnum photographer Abbas dies, aged 74

Known particularly for his coverage of conflict and religion, Magnum photographer Abbas has died in Paris at the age of 74. Among the many conflicts he photographed were wars and revolution in Biafra, Bangladesh, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, the Middle East,…

Can photojournalism survive? The industry speaks out…

For famous photojournalist Sir Don McCullin, the landscape has changed irreconcilably since the days when dozens of printed pages were dedicated to his photo stories, leading him to declare: “Photojournalism is dying. Young people are being encouraged to go into…

Foto Fest 2018 line-up announced

Now in its third year, Fotospeed’s festival “Foto Fest Central”, is the inaugural Midlands-based version of the event. Foto Fest Central will feature five of the best-known photographers in the UK, and will take place at the Patchings Art Centre…

A Grand Day Out with Olympus

  AP Editor Nigel Atherton was the host and tour guide for the day, which started with heavy rain and ended with sunshine and blue sky – giving the participants a year’s worth of seasonal weather all in one afternoon!…

Tim Flach: Hyacinth macaw

The final touch

  Have you ever looked at a photograph you’ve had printed and felt a little bit of disappointment with what you saw? The way the colours weren’t as vibrant as you wanted or was there too much contrast? Or not…