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Sean Batten has been named Britain’s best amateur photographer in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. Sean’s portfolio featuring the London Underground was featured in Advanced Photographer (September 2012). An exhibition of the Award winners takes place at London’s Somerset House, 1-18 May. As well as the winners and shortlisted entries from 139,000 entries, there is a collection of work from US photo journalist Mary Ellen Mark and some images from Sony ambassador William Klein’s latest commission. Tickets costs £7.50 (£5 concessions) and can be booked at www.worldphoto.org/2014exhibition. π To find out more, go to www.worldphoto.org. Or turn to page 16 for an interview with the MD of Sony World Photo Awards. Sonywinners ABOVE The image that scooped Sean Batten a big prize in this year’s Sony Photo Awards.

NEWS INBRIEF OLYMPUS FIRMWARE UPGRADE Firmware version v1.3 is available for the Olympus OM-D E-M1. For upgrade details visit http://bit.ly/1dUqkjU BOBBOOKSAPP The Bob Books app for iPad and iPhone is available from the UK App store. It enables users to make coffee- table quality books straight from their iPad/ iPhone. The app is free and photo books start from £16.99. www.bobbooks.co.uk

Win £500 of photo kit Contact lens retailer GetLenses.co.uk is running a photo contest throughout 2014. Every three months, the winning image gets a £500 voucher for photography equipment to be spent at Amazon UK. The sponsors want to see images of any subject or object that reminds the viewer of an eye and the more imaginative the better. So, get your imagination going because the next closing date is 16 May.

π To find out more about the competition, go to www.getlenses.co.uk/eye-competition.

Top American photographer Frank Doorhof is touring the UK offering four intensive one-day workshops this June. With each course limited to 12, book your place very soon if you don’t want to miss out – one has already sold out! Go learn with TFC

Adventure holiday expert Exodus has launched UK landscape and wildlife workshops led by professional photographer Dave Stephenson. Courses cost £150 per Outdoor UK courses

person and take place in Essex, Kent and Sussex.

π To find out more, go to www. theflashcentre.com.

π To find out more, go to www.exodus.co.uk/photographyworkshops.

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