Photography News Issue 24 absolutephoto.com
Shoot LDN Get 8-9 October (10.30am-6pm) in your diaries ready for ShootLDN, a Hasselblad organised two-day event at the Old Truman Brewery in London, covering all things photo, from seminars on building your brand to lighting demos and live shoots. As well as photo legends such as landscaper Charlie Waite, dance shooter Nicola Selby and architectural photographer Sean Conboy, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get up close with the latest kit, there’s even the chance to test out a Hasselblad on a fashion shoot. Fancy seeing your image grace the front cover of a mag? Our sister title Photo Professional is giving you the chance to shoot issue 114’s front cover. Just try your hand at shooting the cover image at the event and our judges will invite a final two photographers to a special front cover shoot at a later date. ShootLDN is free to attend. Just register online and come along.
News in brief
Sell your pics Always wanted to sell your photos but never been too sure of how to go about it? The Freelance Photographer’s Market Handbook 2016 32nd Edition is just the ticket. Coming out in November for £14.95, it’ll guide you through the whole selling process. thebfp.com printing instantly without the need for a router or a PC. If your DSLR has Wi-Fi connectivity, you can print straight away via the server. camranger.com Print anywhere The Wireless Print Server, the WPS-1 EU, from DNP Photo Imaging Europe creates a hotspot to get you
Pimp your phone Don’t want to lug around your pricey DSLRwherever you go? The DxO One might just be the thing for you, if you have an Apple iPhone that is. It’s apro-qualitycamera featuringaone-inchsensor that plugs intoyour iPhone (5 and later) and delivers 20.2-megapixel images through a f/1.8 prime lens equivalent to 32mm in 35mm format. You can take manual control of focus, extend your exposure times up to 15 seconds and choose PASMmode, plus the ISO range extends to 51,200 (equivalent). Before the year is out DxO is promising extra features, including high- speed Raw burst, a horizon level and an advanced viewfinder. The DxO comes out in Europe this October and will sell for £449 and we’ll be testing it very soon. For a compact, lightweight alternative, though, initial results are very impressive.
Publishing platform Less than a year after the launch of calendar publishing platform Calvendo, the free-to-use service has now hit the 1000 registered user mark. Self-publishers get royalties on each calendar sold, with prints made upon orders being placed. calvendo.co.uk
A print above the rest
Filling inall those customer feedback forms has paid off, as PermaJet has put your thoughts into practice to bring you refined Fibre Based papers, which use new multi-layer technology and coating processes. Combine that with modern ink technology and you’ve got some pretty high Dmax ratings. Now, you can get these papers in ten-sheet boxes and the range comes in Gold Silk 315, Royal Gloss 310, Matt 285, Satin 310 and Distinction 320, with prices starting at £10.79. All come in sizes fromA4 to A2 sheets and rolls. We’re testing samples right now so expect a full review in the next issue of Photography News , out Monday 19 October.
The full 360° It doesn’t look like any of our normal camera kit or gear, but that’s probably because the Ricoh Theta S is something other than ordinary. An upgrade to the original Theta series of spherical cameras, the S doesn’t disappoint in producing 360° scenes in 14-megapixel quality or in full HD, recording videos as long as 25 minutes. The improvements in quality are down to an enlarged image sensor and a new fast f/2 lens for even more detail. The Ricoh team has tinkered with the Wi-Fi connectivity on the new Smodel, the result of whichmeans you can now get your images and footage transferred to your tablet or phone up to four times faster than with its predecessor. The internal storage has also been upped; now it can hold up to 8GBworth of data and you’ll get a clearer view of what’s going onwith a new face-mounted LEDmode indicator. The S is out as of October for £299.99.
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