Photography News Issue 31

Photography News | Issue 31 |



SonyWPA The Sony World Photography Awards has had another successful year with entries from all over the world. British doctor and amateur photographer, Tino Solomon was named the winner of the United Kingdom National Award, with second place taken by Mike Odwyer and the third place winner named as Stuart Cripps. All the winning and shortlisted images across the competition will be on show at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, from 22 April until 8 May 2016.

News in brief

Final call for EPOTY The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is making a final call for entries before the deadline on 18 April 2016. Submit your images or videos that promote an understanding of contemporary global environmental and social issues Joining the Twitterati Photography News has joined Twitter. Join the discussion, get inspired, share images and keep up to date @photonewspn. @photonewspn including climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity and human rights and you could win part of the £6000 prize fund. CaptureOne Pro9.1 The latest update for Capture One Pro, version 9.1 is now free to download for existing Capture One Pro 9 users. The update features a new range of workflow, Image editing and asset management tools. Plustek Z300 scanner The new ePhoto Z300 scanner fromPlustek automatically detects photos or documents placed in the device and will scan themup to 300dpi. It accepts paper sizes fromone inch up to A4 size and up to 0.76mm in thickness. The Z300 scanner costs £130. Dive in Take your compact for a splash with the Polaroid Dive. Designed to house compacts fromCanon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony, the Polaroid Dive protects your camera up to 130 feet underwater. Prices range from $99.99-599.99 (£69.92- 419.54) depending on the camera. If you fancy trying out some underwater shooting see our feature for advice and tips. Peter Watson, a contributing photographer to several image libraries, takes you through 80 practical lessons, with tried-and -tested techniques in Lessons in Landscape, Techniques for Taking Better Photographs . Available fromMay, Lessons in Landscape costs £19.99. Lessons in landscape Looking to improve your landscape photography?


Thousands of images from across the globe were submitted to the 2015 World Press Photo Contest from the likes of photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines. Now you can see the chosen images and most newsworthy moments within the World Press Photo 16 paperback, which will be available from 20 May, priced £18.95. World press photo

Above top Royal Marine Band at ship launch by Mike Odwyer Above below The Door to Hell by Tino Solomon Left Enchanted Bamboo Lights by Kai Nomiyama


You may know your stuff, but there’s nothing wrong with refining your knowledge. Mastering Exposure, The Definitive Guide for Photographer s by David Taylor will help you to control your exposures and expand your practical knowledge in order to create stunning images. Available now Mastering Exposure is priced at £19.99. Mastering exposure book

Millennium Hotels and Resorts newly launched Through The Lens photography competition gives you the chance to win £5000 worth of top-of-the-range camera equipment! Enter up to three images that demonstrate the chosen theme ofWhatmakes Britain beautiful? before the closing date of 2 October 2016. Whether it’s natural, industrial, wildlife, family or friends, choose what you think defines Britain’s beauty. Finalists’ workwill be showcased at an awards ceremony at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London. Capture Britain’s beauty competition

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