Exhibition Tours 5 Dec 2014 5.30pm - 6.00pm 5.30 – 6.00 PM Open to everyone FREE entry No booking necessary We are happy to announce Shot at Dawn drop-in tours. If you want to learn more about Still’s current exhibition and get the full picture, come and join us for a FREE tour every Friday and Sunday.
The D750 is Nikon's newest FX-format camera, offering a number of features from the D810 in combination with a 24MP sensor. It also boasts a faster frame rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders the D750 boasts a comprehensive video and still photography specification - s […]
Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr’s own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included. Read more
Leica has released firmware version 1.3 for its T mirrorless camera (Typ 701). The latest update promises a collection of performance improvements for the unit's startup time and image quality, along with general bug fixes. Learn more
Update: Firmware updates are now available - click through for a download link. Fujifilm has unveiled two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, as well as a launch date for the previously-promised Fujifilm X-T1 firmware. More firmware updates are also announced for the X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X-30, as well as the introduction of […]
Despite using the same name as its predecessor, the new Moto X is a very different device. Its 5.2-inch 1080p OLED screen, thin bezels and aluminum body give it a premium feel. In the camera department it offers a 13MP sensor and F2.25 aperture, 4K-video and a dual-LED ring flash. We put it through our comprehensive testing - see if the 2014 edition is a bet […]
Camera bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo has announced a backpack designed specifically for photographers using Phantom Quadcopters paired with GoPro cameras. The Airport Helipak is said to accommodate DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or similar quadcopters with their accessories, along with a 15-inch laptop, small cameras such as GoPros, and personal effects […]
Stumped for a gift for your favorite photographer? Or maybe you came in under budget on your holiday shopping and you have just enough left over for a little something for yourself? Either way, we've got some suggestions. Our holiday gift guides cover gifts in three price categories - $25-100, $100-500, $500 and up - to help you find the right present a […]
Canon has updated its Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP) software to version 4.1.50. The update brings support for a couple of new lenses and several camera models, improvements to multiple functions, and compatibility with 64-bit native environments, among other things. The newest version, says Canon, incorporates feedback from both APS-C and older full-fra […]
Photographers are a hard lot to shop for. While it's tempting to pick up a gift card from your local camera shop and call it a day, we've done some digging and come up with photo-related gift ideas for photographers of all skill and aspiration levels. If you're looking for something stocking-sized (and priced) our guide will put a smile on the […]
If the photographer in your life is the kind that already has everything, it might be time to pull out all of the stops. From neat new gadgets to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the gifts in this guide will wow any photographer.
The most compelling films showed flawed but relatable characters going to extremes to get what they want – usually at the expense of their sanityWarning: this post contains spoilers for almost every Golden Globe-nominated film, especially Birdman, Whiplash, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler and FoxcatcherThe year’s best movies taught us an important lesson: abandon yo […]
We look back at some of the Night at the Museum star’s finest performances. Let us know which you would includeBen Stiller has made the leap from the small screen to feature films look easy. From The Ben Stiller Show, his early 90s MTV sketch series, he fought his way to the top of the Hollywood comedy tree – though the drama Greenberg proved he can tackle s […]
This is not the first time a Hollywood film has triggered an international incident, but the reaction has struck closer to home than ever beforeSony hack: the timeline so farFBI to link North Korea to Sony hackSony’s cancellation of The Interview surprises North Korea-watchersReview: The InterviewStrange memories will be triggered by North Korea’s stunningly […]
Taking us from her conservative rural girlhood to the agonies of war, this film of Vera Brittain’s memoir twists the facts to fine if heavy-handed effectWARNING: This article contains spoilers!More from the Reel history archiveTestament of Youth (2014)Director: James KentEntertainment grade: BHistory grade: C-Vera Brittain’s memoir of her experiences and los […]
First footage emerges of Malick’s new film starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, suggesting it will be a fable of Hollywood decadence and disillusionTerrence Malick rides into Berlin film festival with Knight of CupsTerrence Malick reaches settlement over unfinished film Voyage of TimeHaving just announced that its world premiere will be at the Berlin […]
From book adaptations to chilling thrillers, here are your picks of this year’s best• Our critics’ top 10• Video: 2014 in reviewEarlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, some of the year’s later dramas and thrillers rose to the top o […]
Chris Rock’s heavily promoted film about a standup comic looking to kickstart his career has its moments, but the female characters in Top Five are stereotypical throwbacksTop Five review: Chris Rock dazzles in full meta jacketI think of my brain as a system of valves, and I often have to plug certain parts to fully enjoy a movie. The casual racism valve get […]
From black humour to quivering tension, Guardian reader Charlie Green guides us through his pick of five memorable interrogation scenes. Which would you add?Action and thriller films are often sprinkled with scenes showing people extracting information from others. As plot points, interrogations can vary from tense or darkly humorous to jaw-clenchingly viole […]
Renowned for his work in theatre, The Hobbit star has also racked up some impressive film work. We look at his five best roles here, and ask which you would chooseVersatility is the name of Ian McKellen’s game. He built his career in theatre, tackling meaty Shakespeare roles, and came into his own in film well into his forties. From villains to antiheroes an […]
Our chief film critic rounds up his picks of the year, which include Boyhood, Under the Skin and 12 Years a SlaveOnce again, awards season is upon us, and it’s time for those film awards which are really without without career prestige or any other benefit for the winners — who are in any case wholly unaware of their existence. By this I mean my own personal […]
This site has been running off of WordPress for years – since way back at WordPress version 1 – and hasn’t had a re-design since WordPress 2 was released. Recently, I encountered Squarespace while helping a friend put a site together. I was very impressed by Squarespace’s ease-of-use, beautiful designs and thorough feature set. Seeing Squarespace... Read mor […]
This week on The Practicing Photographer: One approach to handling empty skies when shooting landscapes. While an empty sky might make your vacation more enjoyable it can be murder on your landscape photos. Here’s one approach to take when you an encounter a landscape with a boring blue sky above it.
Last February I took a trip to Morocco. It’s a wonderful country and I got to see a lot of it, but due to my short schedule I was unable to linger in the beautiful Atlas Mountains. Dividing the verdant middle of the country from the Sahara, the Atlas mountains contain a wonderful mix of... Read more »
The latest version of the Photoshop Automator Actions collection, version 5.0.7 is now compatible with Photoshop CC, in addition to CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6. All users will want to upgrade, though, since the new version includes important bug fixes to file naming and the Edit IPTC Info action. Requires Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion... Read more »
On The Practicing Photographer this week, I talk to fashion photographer Troy Word about his use of Polaroid. Along the way, he brings us up-to-date on where the current state of Polaroid is, how you can easily get into Polaroid gear, how to mix it with digital, and what you can expect to spend along... Read more »
This summer, for some reason, a friend and I drove a tiny Fiat Panda from London to Mongolia. Though I have a 13″ MacBook Air, I decided to take my iPad with me on the trip instead of a “real” computer. I also took a good amount of photography gear, which meant that the iPad... Read more »
In my Lynda.com Macro and Close-up course, I cover the simple basics of reversing the lens you already have to turn it into a macro lens. This gives you an extremely easy way to start shooting macro, without having to invest in any special gear. If you give this technique a try, and find it... Read more »
There are a lot of small things in the world, and many of them make great photographic subjects, provided you know how to shoot at a macro scale with your camera. In this course, you’ll see all the basics of macro shooting. If you don’t have a macro lens, don’t worry, because the course starts... Read more »
Fuji's X-E1 is a great mirrorless camera that really gives SLR a run for their money, in terms of image quality and usability. I've been shooting with one for about a month now. Here are some of my thoughts about it.