Get your lockdown images in Historic England’s archive

“We are facing one of the most extraordinary moments in living memory,” said Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions at Historic England. “We want people to show us their experiences of lockdown, how communities have come together and life has changed…

Major wildlife contest winners announced

The contest sought “any images that depict the natural beauty of our home planet,” said the organisers, and the overall winner was named as Keith Bannister from Lancashire. “The image was taken from a hide near York, in May last…

Celebrating the ‘joy of creation’: Grays of Westminster

Grays of Westminster is wary of extensive discounting, but has plenty of other positive initiatives. “Rather than beat our clients over head with promotion after promotion, which is as irritating as somebody ringing you all the time, we are trying…

Henri Cartier-Bresson, China 1948-1949, 1958 | Book Review

While Henri Cartier-Bresson is famous for having a strongly Euro-centric sensibility and choice of subject matter – one of his most famous collections is called The Europeans – he had a great affinity for, and experience of, East Asia. China in…

Food Photographers of the Year announced

The overall winning photograph was taken in the vast Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh; if life wasn’t tough enough for these Muslim refugees from Myanmar, the camp has recently been placed in lockdown to prevent the spread of…

Your perspectives on photography | Survey

There are two ways to think of this, firstly, I could be overthinking everything or that this is quite interesting. Oh… I am talking about the survey that I have been pushing on to every family member and every photographer…

MPB: still offering cash for quality used gear

‘The priority has been ensuring the safety of our staff, particularly those in the warehouses in the UK and US, so we’ve changed our working patterns,’ Barker (below, in a file picture) explains. Unlike some retailers, however, MPB is not…

Sony World Photo ‘Open’ winners announced

These include Tom Oldham, who won the ‘Portraiture’ category with a picture of Pixies’ frontman, Black Francis. “When approaching the assignment Oldham, an experienced portrait photographer, was painfully aware of the many photoshoots his sitter has been the subject of…

Natsuko Eguchi, "Dialogue”

Canon’s New Cosmos of Photography competition is open for entries

The 43rd New Cosmos of Photography competition is now open for entries as it looks to highlight emerging photographers exploring new and creative ways to engage with photography and video. Launched in 1991, the competition encourages entries from contestants around…

Online photography courses and tuition – lockdown learning

While it might seem like photography opportunities are limited right now, lots of retailers, manufacturers and software producers are opening up their range of courses or offering up advice to photographers so you can still expand your skills at home.…

Tamron completes E-mount zoom trilogy with 70-180mm f/2.8

It follows on from the firm’s 28-75mm f/2.8 and 17-28mm f/2.8 designs, completing a set of standard, wideangle and telephoto optics. By adopting the same design philosophy, with a zoom range that’s slightly shorter than usual for its class, it’s…

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10 photography projects you can do at home

If you’re stuck at home but want to stretch your photography limbs, there are plenty of projects you can delve into from your home and garden. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites that should keep you busy. Practice…

AP Awards 2020: Sony A7R IV wins Product of the Year

AP’s annual awards took place on Friday night at the Bulgari Hotel Ballroom, in London’s Knightsbridge. Senior representatives from all the major brands and retailers saw the Sony A7R IV scoop Product of the Year at the event, held in…

Shadow Catchers | Best Photography Books

Best photography books

We’ve studied our shelves to pick our favourite photography books, and we’ve asked some carefully selected individuals – including Martin Parr himself – to do the same. Read on and enjoy. Martin Parr is one of Britain’s best-known photographers. He…