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  • Appeal for help after £13,000 camera theft

    Appeal for help after £13,000 camera theft

    August 1, 2005

    Surfing photographers in Devon are appealing for help in tracing £13,000 worth of camera gear stolen from a car parked outside a house in Barnstaple. Picture credit: Matt Samuel/extremeboardshots.com

  • AP reader celebrates awards double

    AP reader celebrates awards double

    July 29, 2005

    Dorset-based AP reader Richard Austin has won the sports and news photographer of the year titles in an annual competition for photographers from regional newspapers. Picture credit: Richard Austin

  • Travel comp bans ‘manipulated’ images

    Travel comp bans ‘manipulated’ images

    July 27, 2005

    This year’s Wanderlust travel photography competition is now open for entries but – in a change from previous years – organisers have banned digitally manipulated images. The picture (right) was captured on slide film by Paul Franklin, the Face to Face amateur category winner in last year's competition.

  • Internet exposure for historic treasure trove

    July 26, 2005

    The public will get free internet access to some of the world’s most famous photographs as a result of a tie-up between two of America’s largest photographic houses.

  • BBC News launches digital photo contest

    BBC News launches digital photo contest

    July 25, 2005

    The BBC News website is searching for ‘compelling’ digital images in its quest to find its Photographer of the Year 2005. Picture Credit: Veronica Carter

  • Thousands more jobs axed at Kodak

    July 21, 2005

    Kodak is to slash up to 10,000 more jobs worldwide as a result of a faster than expected decline in sales of traditional products such as film.

  • Konica Minolta unveils Dynax 5D digital SLR

    Konica Minolta unveils Dynax 5D digital SLR

    July 14, 2005

    Konica Minolta is poised to release a 6.1-million-pixel digital SLR called the Dynax 5D – billed as a lighter, smaller, easier-to-use version of its award-winning brother, the Dynax 7D.

  • Rollei digital camera duo zoom in

    Rollei digital camera duo zoom in

    July 14, 2005

    Rollei has unveiled two new digital compact cameras – an eight-million-pixel model and a six-million-pixel model – each sporting a 3x zoom and 2.5in LCD screen.

  • 5MP underwater digital camera surfaces

    5MP underwater digital camera surfaces

    July 13, 2005

    Planning a diving holiday this summer? Then you may be interested in a new five-million-pixel underwater digital camera called the ReefMaster DC500 which has just surfaced from Sealife.

  • Nationwide photography threat uncovered

    July 12, 2005

    Freedom to take photographs in public parks, gardens and on beaches around the UK is under threat from a new government-backed scheme to crackdown on paedophiles.

  • HP unwraps four new scanners

    HP unwraps four new scanners

    July 11, 2005

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has today revealed four new flatbed scanners which are due for UK release in August, each featuring a built-in transparency adapter.

  • News networks seek London blast photos

    July 7, 2005

    Television news networks are urging the public to send in digital photographs that capture the scenes of this morning’s blasts in central London.

  • UK Photomarathon set for 13 August

    July 7, 2005

    Billed as a ‘photo competition with a twist’ is this year’s Photomarathon which takes place in Cardiff on Saturday 13 August, organisers have confirmed.

  • BBC Countryfile comp opens for entries

    BBC Countryfile comp opens for entries

    July 6, 2005

    Enthusiast photographers are urged to enter this year’s BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition, which carries the theme ‘Water’. Picture credit: Angela Nicholson

  • Leica Digital-Modul-R arrives in UK

    Leica Digital-Modul-R arrives in UK

    July 5, 2005

    After a six-month delay Leica has finally announced UK delivery of the Digital-Modul-R – a digital back for the Leica R8 and R9 SLRs.