Photography News Issue 32

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Photo 24 – Final call for tickets Photo 24 is a free photography event taking place in London starting at noon on 17 June ending 24 hours later. The deadline for registrations has passed, but there is still a chance of joining us for this action-packed day

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Photo 24 contests

This is our fourth Photo 24 and its core principles remain the same. Everyone who comes along can shoot what they want, how they want and where they want. You can stay and shoot for the whole 24 hours or perhaps you might prefer to do a stint on Friday, have dinner then a sleep for a few hours before rejoining the activities for sunrise the following morning. It is entirely up to the individual. We will have photo walks, regular meet-ups during the 24 hours and other optional paid- for events too. Thanks to our association with the Nikon School we will also have access to its central London facilities, a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus underground station, for the whole 24 hours. Forthosewhohaveneverattended this sort of event previously we will have groups dedicated to help you get going and the option of buddying up with fellow photographers.

Above Some of the brilliant images taken by readers at last year’s Photo 24 event.

If you are feeling competitive we’ll have contests running throughout Photo 24 with some fabulous prizes to be won. The best overall image taken wins a Nikon D500, the company’s newest DSLR and the flagship of its DX (APS-C) range. It’s so new we haven’t even seen one yet at Photography News but its specification looks amazing. See the panel for details. Though the deadline for registrations has already passed you still have a chance to get yourself a place. There are always dropouts so we’ve created a waiting list that you can join in order to still be in with a chance of taking part. So if all this sounds absolutely brilliant and you would like to join the waiting list, go to absolutephoto. com, register or log in, go to the Members area and you’ll see Photo 24 there. Click through, fill in the form and keep your fingers crossed.

There will be five themed photo contests running for Photo 24 participants with a long-zoom Nikon Coolpix P900 for the winner of each category. This is a 16-megapixel compact worth £449 with an integral 83x optical zoom to help you capture the most distant action. For the image judged to be the best overall, the winner will get a Nikon D500, the brand’s DX-format flagship and in the shops at £1729 body only. It is a 20.9-megapixel resolution DSLR, has a 3.2in tilting monitor and an extended ISO range to 1,640,000 – the native range is ISO 100 to 51,200. Perhaps even more impressively, the D500 has the same incredibly responsive and accurate AF system as that found in the top professional model, the D5. This means 153 AF points, 99 of which are cross-type and a low- light working sensitivity down to -3EV at ISO 100. (If you want to know more about this AF system, the D5 is reviewed in this issue.) The D500 also has a large buffer and uses the high-performing EXPEED 5 image processor so if you need to shoot 200 consecutive Raws at 10 frames- per-second, then this camera can do it. Add 4K video shooting, typically rugged Nikon build, SnapBridge connectivity and XQD/CompactFlash storage card compatibility and you have a hugely impressive and capable DSLR.

If you are feeling competitive we’ll have contests running throughout Photo 24 with some fabulous prizes to be won

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