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  • 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.

  • Former UK trade chief loses cancer battle

    Former UK trade chief loses cancer battle

    June 28, 2005

    Frank Hatton – a man who spent more than 50 years in the photographic industry and who established the Photo Marketing Association’s (PMA) UK office - has died.

  • Times exposes hottest photo talent

    Times exposes hottest photo talent

    June 27, 2005

    A 23-year-old photographer from London has won this year’s Times/Tabasco Young Photographer of the Year Award – the most hotly fought contest in the competition’s history. Picture credit: Clara Molden

  • ‘World’s first’ pinhole camera balloon race

    ‘World’s first’ pinhole camera balloon race

    June 23, 2005

    A pinhole camera ‘balloon race’ is due to take place on Saturday 2 July to promote a month-long exhibition of pinhole photography in Wiltshire. Pinhole picture credit: Chris Gatcum

  • Support grows for AP’s photo rights campaign

    Support grows for AP’s photo rights campaign

    June 22, 2005

    There is growing support for AP’s campaign against measures that threaten photographers’ right to take pictures in public. This follows an announcement by London Mayor Ken Livingstone - backed by the Metropolitan Police - that photographers using digital cameras and camera phones to take pictures of children in London’s parks and other public spaces could be paedophiles.

  • Calling all budding photojournalists

    June 21, 2005

    Are you a budding photojournalist with a great idea for a photographic documentary assignment? If so, you may be interested in an award offering £3,000 to finance an overseas photographic project with the resulting photos published in The Guardian newspaper.

  • Ilford spells out future in b&w

    Ilford spells out future in b&w

    June 20, 2005

    Ilford Photo has confirmed its ‘total commitment’ to b&w products – including paper - four months after the Ilford brand was brought back to life in a management buyout.

  • Axe falls on Kodak b&w paper production

    Axe falls on Kodak b&w paper production

    June 17, 2005

    Kodak has ceased production of its entire range of black & white photographic papers after a ‘dramatic’ drop in demand of 25-30% over recent years.

  • Win a photography trip to Cuba

    Win a photography trip to Cuba

    June 16, 2005

    A photographic holiday to Cuba worth more than £2,500 can be won in a free-to-enter competition open to UK photography enthusiasts.

  • Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

    Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

    June 15, 2005

    One of the largest importers of ‘Epson-compatible’ inkjet printer cartridges has agreed to pay ‘substantial’ damages to Epson – and to stop selling the cartridges - after alleged patent violation.

  • Digimax with 15x lens zooms in

    Digimax with 15x lens zooms in

    June 13, 2005

    Samsung has revealed an eight-million pixel digital camera with a 15x optical zoom called the Digimax Pro815.