Photography News Issue 53


Photography News | Issue 53 |


News in brief

Photo 24 2018 It’s time to put your name down for a very special day of imaging in London with Photography News and Fujifilm. With camera loans, special shoots and photo walks, Photo 24 is not to be missed

Photography is often a solitary pastime, but Photo 24, now in its sixth year, gives keen shooters the chance to join together and enjoy a day out with their cameras in London, one of the world’s most photogenic cities. And it’s all free – but you do have to apply and places are limited. To apply for a place, go to our website,, click on the Photo 24 link and fill in the form. You have until 12 April to apply and then we will hold a randomballotforallapplications.If you get a place you will be notified the week commencing 23 April and you will be given a deadline to confirm your attendance, what walks and shoots you wish to join and what Fujifilm cameras you want to borrow for Photo 24. Camera loans are free but you will need to leave a credit card or driver’s licence as security. Although Photo 24 is a free 24-hour long event, that does not mean you have to shoot and be on your feet for the whole of that time. If you just want to do a few hours (or a few hours on each day) that’s perfectly fine. Once you have secured a spot on Photo 24, how you use that time is entirely up to you but we get manywho are really up for the challenge of staying up for the whole of the event. There will be contests, walks and shoots during Photo 24, and again it is up to you whether or not you get involved in these.

New fromZeiss Zeiss’s Loxia family has

gained a new member. The manual focus Loxia range is for Sony A full-frame sensor cameras, and this lens offers users a compact wide-angle solution alongside a quality performance. The 25mm f/2.4 is available from this month at a price of £1189.

What you decide to photograph is entirely up to you too, and much might depend on how often you get to the capital with your camera. Iconic buildings – old and new – bustling markets and busy street scenes are just a few things to enjoy. Or you may decide to come along to try something you haven’t done before. This might be night photography or street candids. Whatever you want to shoot, technical advice will be available throughout and that includes a phone helpline that is available for the whole of the event. Should you need spurring on, there will be Photo 24 contests with fabulous Fujifilm prizes to be won. This includes our new 24- hour challenge where every hour, on the hour there is a subject theme to shoot. Themes will vary in difficulty from dead easy upwards and we want shots uploaded to

social media. Again, a prize awaits the best shot. Details of the contests will emailed directly to successful Photo 24 applicants, as will advice on what to bring, meeting points and other key information. So, if all this appeals the first step is to get

your Photo 24 application in and then keep your fingers crossed. Also look out for more Photo 24 news in the next issue of Photography News , out from 9 April.

• Registration opens 12March • Closing date for applications 12 April • Successful applicants notifiedweek commencing 23 April • Deadline to accept your place 8May KEY DATES

X-Rite update X-Rite’s i1Studio, its £450

colour management solution, has been updated. Version 1.1 allows profile reminders, has a sepia mono profile and ICC profiles can be saved.

Blanket coverage Olympus updates

Owners of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F can gain performance improvements by updating their cameras to the latest firmware. The specific benefits vary from model to model so with

the OM-D E-M5 Mark II you get the Bleach bypass art filter and focus stacking functionality, while with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II you get these and several more features including Small AF target and improved Pro Capture mode. To perform updates you need to install the Olympus Digital Camera Updater from its website and connect the camera to the computer.

A new service from my-picture. means you can get your favourite photographs printed onto a flannel fleece blanket, ideal as a personalised present or as unique home decor. Three sizes are available: 100x75cm, 150x100cm and 200x150cm at prices of £15, £20 and £32 respectively. Delivery is free on orders over £45 to mainland UK addresses. The ordering process is simple too, and to start, just prepare your image and upload it via the website. has a whole range of products from canvas and acrylic prints to photo cushions and mugs and mouse mats.

The latest Olympus firmware updates offer more functionality.

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