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  • Amateurs barred from £10k garden comp

    December 15, 2005

    Photography enthusiasts have been barred from entering a contest organised by the Garden Photographers’ Association (GPA) despite the organisation’s website stating it is open to professionals and ‘aspiring professionals’.

  • Digital SLR sales double in 2005

    December 13, 2005

    Twice as many digital SLRs will have been sold in the UK this year than in 2004, according to estimated figures released to AP by the Photo Marketing Association.

  • Oil depot explosions rock Kodak and Epson

    December 12, 2005

    Kodak and Epson have been forced to close their Hemel Hempstead offices following yesterday’s explosion at the Buncefield oil depot in Hertfordshire.

  • UK youngster lands travel title

    UK youngster lands travel title

    December 9, 2005

    A 12-year-old boy from the UK has scooped this year’s Young Travel Photographer of the Year title. Picture credit: Edward Mole

  • Schweppes photo prize article

    December 8, 2005

    Further to AP’s article about the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize, please note that anyone who thinks they have a picture that deserves to be a Schweppes winner - and wants to send it to us for possible publication in AP - must include a stamped addressed envelope if they want their photograph returned. For details see page 46 of the 3 December issue.

  • Camera saves rainforest

    Camera saves rainforest

    December 6, 2005

    A limited edition ‘solid titanium’ Leica M7 has raised more than £73,000 at auction, proceeds from which will be used to replant tens of thousands of trees in the Brazilian rainforest.

  • Crisis hits historic London Salon show

    Crisis hits historic London Salon show

    December 2, 2005

    The London Salon – a group whose roots date back to 1892 – has appealed for help over what it sees as the loss of its London exhibition venue.

  • Demand for digital SLRs sparks Sigma lens boom

    Demand for digital SLRs sparks Sigma lens boom

    December 1, 2005

    Sigma’s Japanese factory is working 'round the clock' to cope with unprecedented demand for its lenses brought about by the boom in digital SLRs, the company has revealed.

  • Like-for-like sales fall at Jessops

    November 30, 2005

    A sudden downturn in digital camera market in February hit profits at high street photographic chain Jessops for the year ended 30 September 2005. However, a ‘partial recovery’– helped by a growth in digital SLR sales - led to profits in line with its revised profit expectations.

  • Newspaper insists on image rights handover in ‘citizen journalism’ quest

    Newspaper insists on image rights handover in ‘citizen journalism’ quest

    November 28, 2005

    Exploiting the potential of ‘citizen journalism’ The Daily Telegraph has today launched a service inviting readers to send in digital images for use in the newspaper. However, it appears that the pictures - which can either be captured by a camera phone or digital camera - require all rights to be transferred to the paper and will attract no fee for the photographer for images used.

  • Amateur investigates 50-year-old mystery film

    Amateur investigates 50-year-old mystery film

    November 24, 2005

    An enthusiast who found a 50-year-old roll of exposed film among items he bought on eBay discovered that the pictures it contained were still intact when he processed it.

  • Shocked Agfa Scala users face £12 bill

    Shocked Agfa Scala users face £12 bill

    November 18, 2005

    Photographers could face paying more than £12 extra for processing their Agfa Scala black and white slide films in the wake of AgfaPhoto UK going into administration last month.

  • Has Ken Livingstone done a photography U-turn?

    Has Ken Livingstone done a photography U-turn?

    November 17, 2005

    London mayor Ken Livingstone is no longer suggesting – openly at least – that signs should be put up in public areas to warn parents of the supposed dangers of digital photography.