Photography News | Issue 31 | absolutephoto.com
Join us for Photo 24 Photo 24 is a free photography event taking place in London. It starts at noon on 17 June and ends exactly 24 hours later. If you want to join us for this annual image-taking extravaganza all you have to do is sign up now
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London is one of the world’s most photogenic cities with an unlimited supply of great opportunities for creative photographers to enjoy. With famous locations, great architecture, events, markets and street photography, there is more than enough to keep a keen photographer busy for a lifetime. Of course, you can go to London any time, but Photo 24 gives you the chance to shoot the citywith a group of like-minded souls and we’ll be running photographic contests and other activities in conjunction with the event. We’ll have news of prizes (hint: there may be a Nikon D500 up for grabs) and other fun stuff in future issues, and to give you an idea of the level of work possible, the pictures on this page were taken by readers on last year’s Photo 24. This is the fourth Photo 24 and it’s getting more and more popular by the year. That means places are limited. So, to be as fair as possible, we’re asking for registrations now and after the closing date of 6 May we will be selecting 200 names at random. We will contact those
selected to confirm attendance and the unsuccessful applicants will be put on a waiting list – in case! So, if you fancy the idea of a day-long camera experience in London, log onto (or register at) absolutephoto.com, click on the Members’ Area tab and choose Register for Photo 24, then fill in the application form. Remember, applications must be made by midnight 6 May. What, how & where you want Successful applicants will be fully briefed before the event in terms of preparation and kit, as well as general health and safety. We’ll also be sending out our special Photo 24 Passport, full of hints and tips as well as location ideas. The core principles of Photo 24 are (as ever): Everyone who comes along can shoot what they want, how they want and where they want. You can stay and shoot for the whole 24 hours or perhaps you might prefer a stint on Friday, have dinner and a sleep for a few hours and rejoin the activities for sunrise
the following morning. It is entirely up to the individual. That said, we will organise photo walks and regular meet-ups throughout the 24 hours, as well as some optional paid-for events (maybe a ride on the London Eye, or a trip on the Thames?), too. Thanks to our association with the Nikon School all participants will also have access for the whole 24 hours to its central London facilities, just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus Tube station. If you have never attended this sort of mass photo event before, you can join a group dedicated to helping you get the most out of the 24 hours and you can also buddy up with fellow photographers. We’ll also be sending out regular texts during the event with news, advice and shooting suggestions. If all this sounds absolutely brilliant and you would like to join us for a photo-filled trip to the capital, then go to absolutephoto. com and register now.
Thanks to our association with Nikon and Nikon School for Photo 24, we have 24-hour access to the School’s Margaret Street premises in central London. It's just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Tube station, free refreshments will be available during the event, and there's seating and toilet facilities, too. It is also the perfect meeting point so if you have lost your photo buddy (or want to hook up with one), the Nikon School is the place to aim for. While the Nikon School training team are experts in Nikon equipment, they are also excellent photographers in their own right and can help you get more from Photo 24 regardless of the camera you're using. Of course, they can help Nikon users who want to learn more about their camera during the event, too. Nikon School runs courses throughout the year, not just at its central London base but all around the country. Here are some of the upcoming courses on offer to give you an idea of its breadth of coverage. It is worth saying that many of the skills-based and creative courses are open to photographers of all brand loyalties. For details go to the Nikon website.
16April The Art of Film Noir Portraits: Part 1, London – £149
3May Getting Started with Speedlights: Part 1, London – £129
13May Join the Pros: Wildlife, Droitwich – £179
20May The Art of Cityscapes, London – £129
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