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  • Job losses strike AgfaPhoto UK

    Job losses strike AgfaPhoto UK

    October 18, 2005

    AgfaPhoto UK has made around 20 staff redundant - more than a quarter of its staff - sources close to the company have revealed.

  • Press slam World Cup pictures ban

    October 17, 2005

    Football officials have banned publication of digital images showing action from next year’s World Cup finals in Germany until one hour after the final whistle.

  • Pentax and Samsung in digital SLR tie-up

    Pentax and Samsung in digital SLR tie-up

    October 13, 2005

    Pentax is to join forces with Samsung to develop ‘interchangeable lens’ digital SLR cameras - combining Samsung’s digital technology ‘expertise’ with Pentax’s experience in lenses and SLRs.

  • Royal Mail delivers charity photo project

    Royal Mail delivers charity photo project

    October 12, 2005

    Postmen and women across the UK have been given cameras to record life while on their rounds, in a project to raise money for charity. However, the Royal Mail insists that their first priority is to ensure that mail was ‘delivered on time’. Picture credit: Andrew Redley

  • Rollei revs up digital double act

    Rollei revs up digital double act

    October 10, 2005

    Rollei is poised to debut two new digital compacts in the shape of the six-million-pixel DP6500 and 5MP DA5324. Both are due in UK shops next month.

  • Enthusiast triumphs in science shootout

    Enthusiast triumphs in science shootout

    October 4, 2005

    A photography enthusiast has walked away with a first prize in this year’s Visions of Science Photographic Awards after winning runner-up places for the past two years. Picture credit: Novartis/Daily Telegraph Visions of Science 2005/Jim Greenfield

  • Mrs Beckham scores own goal with a Leica

    Mrs Beckham scores own goal with a Leica

    September 30, 2005

    Victoria Beckham used a Leica Digilux 2 digital camera to turn the tables on the paparazzi while out shopping during Milan Fashion Week. There was just one tiny problem for the wife of the England football captain. She inadvertently provided a perfect photo opportunity for the press snappers by leaving her lens cap on. Picture credit: TWINPICS/MATRIXPHOTOS.COM

  • Kodak signs deal with T-Mobile for ‘free’ Wi-Fi

    Kodak signs deal with T-Mobile for ‘free’ Wi-Fi

    September 29, 2005

    Kodak has hooked up with mobile phone operator T-Mobile to give users of its wireless-enabled EasyShare-One camera free use of more than 800 of T-mobile’s Wi-Fi ‘hotspots’ around the UK. However, it has emerged that those receiving images emailed wirelessly from the soon-to-be-launched camera will not be able to download them.

  • A policeman ‘deleted my pictures’, claims MP

    A policeman ‘deleted my pictures’, claims MP

    September 28, 2005

    A policeman deliberately deleted pictures from the digital camera Austin Mitchell was using at this week’s Labour Party Conference after officials had stopped him taking snapshots, claims the MP.

  • Another Diana-type tragedy looms, warns US

    Another Diana-type tragedy looms, warns US

    September 27, 2005

    The paparazzi are increasingly putting the lives of Hollywood celebrities’ at risk, say officials in the US who fear a tragedy similar to the car accident which killed Princess Diana. Picture credit: IPC Images

  • Olympus targets enthusiasts with E-500 SLR

    Olympus targets enthusiasts with E-500 SLR

    September 26, 2005

    Olympus will next month bolster its Four Thirds E-System digital SLR line-up with the addition of an eight-million-pixel model called the E-500 which is aimed at the enthusiast market. It has also unveiled five new E-System Zuiko lenses.

  • Magnum opens up historic picture archive

    Magnum opens up historic picture archive

    September 22, 2005

    For the first time in its history the famed photojournalism agency Magnum Photos is to make its prints available for the UK public to view and buy. Picture credit: Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos

  • David Bailey bags RPS Centenary Medal

    David Bailey bags RPS Centenary Medal

    September 21, 2005

    Legendary photographer David Bailey is to receive a Centenary Medal from the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of his lifetime achievements. Picture credit: David Bailey

  • HP to axe nearly 1,000 jobs in UK

    HP to axe nearly 1,000 jobs in UK

    September 20, 2005

    Hewlett Packard (HP) is poised to axe 968 jobs in the UK as part of worldwide re-structuring plans that were announced in July, the company’s UK office has confirmed.

  • New website targets ‘public paparazzi’

    New website targets ‘public paparazzi’

    September 19, 2005

    Cashing in on the growing band of amateur photojournalists is a website designed to allow the ‘public paparazzi’ to sell their celebrity photos to the world’s press.