Photography News Issue 24 absolutephoto.com
September has seen a rush of new photo books, the first of which is the compendium of stunning results of this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards. The sixth book in the series covers everything fromcreepycrawlies through to rarely seen species and urban wildlife. The Collection 6 book is available now for £25. Iceland is a photographers’ paradise and analogue shooter Tim Rudman is one of the many to have been enticed by its beauty. He’s now collected his images of the magic island for his latest book, Iceland. An Uneasy Calm . Due for release in October, the book features 98 reproductions of toned silver gelatin prints and has taken him the best part of eight years to complete. Read our interviewwith Tim in this issue.
Get started in night photography and light painting with the aptly named Night Photography and Light Painting . This latest edition guides you through capturing urban nightscapes as well as shooting the landscape by starlight. It’s by Lance Keimig, who has been shooting night photos for 30 years. It costs £21.99. Last but not least, photographer Tim Booth has been working on his collection of the hands of Britain, which took him on a journey to capture over 110 hands including Alistair McGowan and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. A Show of Hands will be available to buy from 6 October.
bwpawards.org, opasbooks.com, bit.ly/Keimig, timbooth.com
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A new way to get your hit of culture without leaving the house, the Stand & Stare Editions provides a curated collection of limited edition contemporary prints by leading photographers, and if you fancy keeping a copy for yourself prices for images start at £35.
If you’d like to have your work considered for the online gallery, visit flickr.com/groups/ standandstaresubmissions. More of a traditional culture vulture? Then visit the Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence , which is on display from 2 October until 10 January 2016
at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. It pulls together an intriguing collection of images that have been harnessed as evidence in instances of crimes or acts of violence.
Try your luck As official sponsors of the Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving you the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when you buy a selected Canon product, including the EOS 7DMark II, the 750D and the PowerShot G7 X. If you don’t win tickets, you’ll still get to take home a free Gilbert Official Rugby World Cup 2015 replica ball* with your new camera. The offer is running up until 9 October, so act fast to be in with a chance.
A flight of photos Wildlife presenter Chris Packham has officially launched the 2016 Bird Photographer of the Year competition, which is asking for entries before the closing date of 9 January 2016. There are eight categories to pick from, including Best Portrait, Bird Behaviour and Creative Imagery, giving you plenty of creative scope when capturing your avian images. A top prize of £5000 in cash is up for grabs, along with other prizes and if your image is chosen as one of the winning or shortlisted images, it’ll be published in the competition coffee table book too. Get your entry in before 30 September and you’ll get 30% off the entry fees. For more details on this contest and why it was launched read our interview with Rob Read, organiser and judge, in this issue.
Olympus photo comp opens
WIN a trip to Australia The Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition is on the hunt for the next winner, who will either take home £3000 in cash or be boarding a flight to Western Australia for a photo commission. Tempting. The competition is run in conjunction with The Independent newspaper and the winning photos will be printed in the paper as well as in travel magazine, Wanderlust . The winning images will also be shown in an exhibition at a holiday and travel show. Runners-up in the comp win a Nikon D5500 with an 18-55mm lens. You’ve got until 31 October to get your entries in.
Olympus’s online photo contest has now opened its doors to entries, welcoming photos into four categories under five themes: Life (Birth), Future (Places to Preserve), People (Smiles and Laughter) and Technical (Macro and Art). You can fancy your chances up to five times per theme. The Grand Prize winner will take home the latest PEN series camera andnearly £5,500. A further 14 prizes are up for grabs across
all the themes too. Winners will be announced in February 2016. Get inspired for your entry by visiting Olympus’s outdoor photo exhibition, which features the work of ambassador shooter Edmond Terakopian, shot on the E-M5 Mark II. Titled Opera By the River , it’s free to visit, and it’s on London’s South Bank until 11 October.
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