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Canon offers three new wireless Pixma inkjet photo printers

DP Review News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:52

Canon has announced three new Pixma All-in-One inkjet printers, the Canon Pixma MG7520, MG6620 and MG5620 (MG7550, MG6650 and MG5650 in Europe). They all offer wireless support with Apple AirPrint connectivity, as well as compatibility with Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint+ web application and Pixma Printing Solutions. Read more

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Nikon announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots'

DP Review News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 17:52

Nikon has announced a service advisory for the Nikon D810, in response to reports of 'bright spots' in images taken at long shutter speeds and in 1.2X crop mode. According to an announcement on Nikon's website, affected cameras will be serviced free of charge. Apparently, the issue only affects cameras within a certain serial number range, and if you're lucky enough to have got hold of a D810 already, you can check the serial number of your camera against Nikon's database via the company's service and support pages. Click through for a link

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Skinheads: a photogenic, extremist corner of British youth culture

With their short hair and swastikas offsetting neat clothes, the skinheads who street photographer Derek Ridgers found roaming UK youth culture in the late-70s made a virtue of visual and social disruption

Shooting skinheads: Derek Ridgers captures a cult  in pictures

If you are old enough to remember London in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Derek Ridgers' new book Skinheads 1979-1984 is a reminder of the latent aggression that defined youth culture in the capital, and sometimes made the journey home by night bus and tube train a risky business.

On the street, skinheads, who always seemed to travel in packs, were a threatening presence. At gigs, especially during the 2-Tone era, they were disruptive going on violent, often making the dancefloor at shows by the Specials, Madness and the Selecter a place where you had to watch your step even as the music urged you to do otherwise.

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Shooting skinheads: Derek Ridgers captures a cult  in pictures

Derek Ridgers who has taken pictures of everyone from James Brown to Clint Eastwood spent five years photographing skinheads in Britain between 1979 and 1984, documenting the controversial youth cult of the early Thatcher years. Here are some of the striking images from his new book Skinheads, complete with his own captions

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Cities at work: 2014 Urban Photographer of the Year contenders

The deadline for this years CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition has been extended for a few more days only. Judging by this initial selection, the competition themed cities at work is fierce indeed. The winner will be announced in October 2014; to enter, go here

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including scenes from the streets of Ferguson, Ukraine and a very hungry shark

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Sony Xperia Z2 camera review

DP Review News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 08:01

The Xperia Z2 is Sony's latest flagship Android smartphone and a solid upgrade to its predecessor, the Xperia Z1. Though the Z2 offers nearly identical camera specs to its predecessor, its 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor is capable of recording 4K video, unlike the Z1. We've put the Sony Xperia Z2 through our usual testing routine to find how image quality compares to the preceding model, and how the new features perform in real-life shooting. Read more

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Top 10 photography locations in the Lake District

The Keswick-based photographer and author of new book Photographing The Lake District reveals his personal top 10 locations for taking stunning shots in the national park

These are my current top 10 photo locations in the Lakes, but ask me next week and the list may well have changed. This is because, first, we are spoiled around here for amazing views, and second and more importantly its not necessarily the killer views that make the best photographs, but the quality of the light.

Castlerigg Stone Circle is rightly one of the most photographed places in the Lakes. The druids of old certainly knew a thing or two about siting their monuments. Go there to catch the sunrise on a frosty autumn morning when the Thirlmere lake mist is blanketing the Naddle Valley bottom and youll probably be rewarded with a religious experience.

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Profoto confirms Nikon compatible B1 update for September

DP Review News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 02:00

Profoto, the Swedish flash manufacturer, has confirmed that a Nikon compatible TTL remote will be available for its popular B1 off-camera flash on September 15th - just in time for Photokina. The Air Remote TTL-N will give Nikon photographers the same TTL functionality enjoyed by Canon shooters with its Air Remote TTL-C since the November 2013 launch of the B1 flash. Read more

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Police in Ferguson arrest Getty photographer Scott Olson

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 01:58

Arrest marks the second time that police have arrested journalists covering the Ferguson protests

In pictures: Scott Olsons photographs from Ferguson

Police in Ferguson arrested a veteran Getty photographer, Scott Olson, on Monday.

Another Getty photographer pictured Olson being led away by officers from the Missouri state highway patrol. Police were preventing people from gathering in the area, and Olson is thought to have declined a request to move on. He was later released.

Photographer, who told bystanders he wS working for Getty, was just arrested in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/sI1vInJizi

So what happens now that the police in #Ferguson have violated this signed court agreement not to arrest journalists? pic.twitter.com/hRkedBuy7w

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A tour of Tehran by Neighbourhood: Ekbatan - in pictures

Ekbatan, a sprawling highrise community in the west of the capital, was initially designed by a US firm with a legacy of federal housing projects going back to the thirties. Since its first construction, in 1975, it has spawned two other phases. Today the self-contained neighbourhood is home to more than 45,000 people, served by two metro stations, two markets, three mosques. It has its own schools, a hospital and a host of other amenities. Photographer Khashayar Sharifaee captures these scenes from everyday life

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Cuban photographer asks world: 'Do you recognise this girl?'

Twenty years after taking a photo of a girl on a makeshift raft, William Castellanos seeks to identify those he saw fleeing the island

In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breeze.

In a moment, she will be pushed out to sea.

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Sports Picture of the Day: Sri Lanka's double act in the field

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, left, and Kaushal Silva collide on the field but this catch, to seal the second Test against Pakistan, was still held. Sri Lanka won the match by 105 runs on the final day, taking the two-test series 2-0. Continue reading...
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Breakers, boards and backflips: vintage surfing photography in pictures

Take a surfin safari through the photography archive of John Severson, who founded the worlds first surf culture magazine in 1959 and became the hero of wave-riders the world over

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The hot tickets Cillian Murphy, Jamie T, Horst P Horst

Look out for imaginary worlds in Ballyturk, Jamie T's nationwide tour and Headlong's critically acclaimed 1984

Ballyturk

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What's NEX? Sony Alpha a5100 first impressions review

DP Review News - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 05:00

As Sony introduces the Alpha a5100 interchangeable lens camera, it officially leaves behind the NEX moniker its mirrorless line originated with. The a5100 picks up where the NEX-5 series leaves off, combining the 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor of the a6000 and the more compact footprint of the NEX-5T. The a5100 also inherits many of the a6000's good qualities, including its impressive autofocus system. The a5100 also one-ups its big brother by offering 1080/60p video at 50Mbps. We took a hands-on, preliminary look at the a5100. Read more

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Hands-on with the Sony Alpha a5100

DP Review News - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 05:00

The Sony Alpha a5100 is a petite, compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a lot to offer. We've had access to a pre-production sample for a few days, and as well as a full first impressions review we also got hands-on with Sony's latest Alpha. Click through for a tour of the a5100's major features.

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Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera

DP Review News - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 05:00

Sony has announce its new Alpha a5100 mirrorless camera, which takes the 'guts' from the a6000 and puts it into the compact body inherited from the NEX-5 line. The a5100 offers the same 24.3MP sensor with on-chip phase detection as the a6000, along with a 3" LCD that flips up 180 degrees for taking self-portraits. The a5100 has impressive video features for its price, including support for the XAVC S codec, which allows for 1080/60p/24p recording at 50Mbps.

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Randall Webb obituary

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 17:17

Randall Webb, my mentor and friend, who has died aged 78, was a master of ancient and alternative photographic printing processes and an inspiring teacher. With Martin Reed, he wrote the definitive manual of alternative printing techniques, Spirits of Salts: Working Guide to Old Photographic Processes (1999). This book, also published in the US and translated into French, was a major influence in the revival of interest in antique image processing.

For more than 30 years Randall taught photography, in Richmond and Twickenham for Richmond Adult Education, and at colleges and schools including St Martin's School of Art, London, the German School, Richmond, and the American School, in Thorpe, Surrey. He worked with photographic groups including Framework, the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and Group 6, and he created his own group, Group 1:20, which is how I came to know him. In 1997 he founded the quarterly arts magazine Network.

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Randall Webb obituary

Randall Webb, my mentor and friend, who has died aged 78, was a master of ancient and alternative photographic printing processes and an inspiring teacher. With Martin Reed, he wrote the definitive manual of alternative printing techniques, Spirits of Salts: Working Guide to Old Photographic Processes (1999). This book, also published in the US and translated into French, was a major influence in the revival of interest in antique image processing.

For more than 30 years Randall taught photography, in Richmond and Twickenham for Richmond Adult Education, and at colleges and schools including St Martin's School of Art, London, the German School, Richmond, and the American School, in Thorpe, Surrey. He worked with photographic groups including Framework, the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and Group 6, and he created his own group, Group 1:20, which is how I came to know him. In 1997 he founded the quarterly arts magazine Network.

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