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…

Leica unveils full details of 16-35mm SL Lens

Leica has revealed the full specifications for its latest zoom lens for its full-frame SL system. The Super-Vario-Elmar 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. brings the total number of zoom lenses for the SL system up to three, with lenses in the range…

Room to roam

For Michael Carver, a love of the Scottish Highlands came first, an interest in photography second. Indeed, he only seriously became interested in photography about four years ago, having originally moved to the Highlands for his job. “When my son…

Winner of 2018 Zeiss Photography Award announced

Garden of Delight, a photography series by Belgian photographer Nick Hannes has won the 2018 Zeiss Photography Award, “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories.” Nine other photographers were also shortlisted for the award, which is now in its third year. The…

What you see isn’t what you shot

You’ve done all your research and bought a great camera, tripod, lenses, lights and camera bags, selecting the very best industry-standard equipment, but what about the thing that sits quietly on your desk? The thing you actually see your images on:…

Huawei announces P20 Pro – world’s first triple-camera smartphone

Huawei has announced the P20 Pro: the world’s first smartphone to feature a triple-camera setup. Co-developed with Leica, the device employs 40MP f/1.6 wideangle and 8MP f/2.8 telephoto camera modules, alongside the firm’s unique 20MP monochrome camera. The firm says…

Mirage of Ailsa Craig, Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire by Peter Ribbeck

Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition on tour

Throughout the spring, some of the country’s biggest railway stations will host an exhibition of photographs from the Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. The first venue outside Britain’s capital will be Edinburgh Waverley, where the exhibition…

Venus Optics announces Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens

Third in the line-up of Laowa “Zero-D” lenses, the 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D shares the same excellent control of the optical distortion often found with ultra wide-angle lenses. Weighing in at just 215g and being only 53mm long, the compact and…