Photography News 111 - Newsletter



CAPTURING HIGH-QUALITY STILLS and video is just the beginning. There’s a long way to go before you are ready to enjoy a beautiful print or a polished video, and to make the process as smooth as possible you need an ironed-out workflow. Our nominations take in all the essentials except the computer itself, so we start with the monitor. You will spend hours in front of it, so it pays to invest wisely. Of course, a monitor needs to be calibrated for a colour-correct performance – and that’s before getting to software for your editing needs, where the choice is huge. Finally, to realise your vision, you need a photo-quality printer and media. What kit you choose for your workflow is every bit as important as the camera and lenses in your kitbag, so please vote for your favourites here to recognise their excellence.

BEST MEMORY CARD Angelbird AV Pro CFexpress MK2 Kingston Canvas React Plus SD

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Lexar Professional Diamond CFexpress Type B Manfrotto CFexpress Type B PNY EliteX-Pro60 UHS-II SD ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B Samsung Pro Plus microSD Sandisk Extreme Pro CFexpress Type B Sony CEA-M960T CFexpress Type A Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II SD Transcend CFexpress 820 Type B Wise Advanced CFX-B cards

BEST COLOUR MANAGEMENT SOLUTION Calibrite Colorchecker Studio Calibrite Display Plus HL Datacolor Spyder X2 Ultra Datacolor Spyder X2 Elite + Spyder Checkr Photo Kit

BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTER Canon imagePrograf Pro-300 Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000 Citizen CX-02 DNP DS-RX1HS

BEST INKJET MEDIA: FINE ART FINISH Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique II Matt 310gsm Epson Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 Hahnemühle Natural Line Sugar Cane Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag Innova Smooth Cotton High White 215gsm Marrutt 312gsm Smooth Fine Art Production

Epson Ecotank ET-8550 Epson Surecolor SC-P700 Fujifilm ASK-300

Permajet Heritage Smooth Rag 310 Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm

BEST EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE Angelbird SSD2GO PKT MK2 Lacie Mobile SSD Secure Lexar Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD PNY Pro Elite USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Portable SSD Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch USB 3.2 Sandisk Professional G-Drive Pro SSD Sandisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 Synology DS223 BEST PHOTO BOOKS & PHOTO GIFTS Cewe Extra Large Photo Books Dupli Acrylic & Glass Frames Fujifilm Photo Books WhiteWall Fine Art Print on Aluminium Dibond

 BEST INKJET MEDIA: PHOTOGRAPHIC FINISH Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige II 340gsm Dupli Spectrajet Photo Lustre Double Sided 250 Fotospeed PF Lustre 310 Hahnemühle Fineart Pearl Innova Resin Coated Photo Premium Matte 260gsm Marrutt 280gsm Traditional Baryta Hi-White Semi Gloss Olmec Photo Lustre Heavyweight 260gsm Permajet FB Royal Gloss 310 Permajet Heritage Baryta Rag 310 Epson Traditional Photo Paper Fotospeed Platinum Baryta 300

BEST IMAGE EDITING SOFTWARE Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Anthropics PortraitPro 23

 BEST IMAGING MONITOR Asus Proart Display PA348CGV 34in IPS BenQ SW271C Pro 27in IPS BenQ SW321C Pro 32in IPS Eizo Coloredge CG2700X 27in IPS Philips Ultrawide LCD 346E2LAE/01 34in

DxO PureRaw 3 DxO PhotoLab 6 Nik Collection 5 Phase One Capture One Pro

Serif Affinity Photo 2 Skylum Luminar Neo Topaz Photo AI Zoner Photo Studio X

Viewsonic VP3881a 38in IPS Viewsonic VP2786-4K 27in IPS Wacom Cintiq Pro 27

Retailers and services

BEST SPECIALIST SERVICE PROVIDER Cameracal Fixation Hireacamera Lenses for Hire Lenspimp Just Limited

BEST TRAINING PROVIDER Chris Simmons Photography Jessops Academy Karl Taylor Education The Photographer Academy

Our nominations in these categories read like a Who’s Who of the photographic world. We want to recognise imaging services of all sectors, so we’ve gone beyond the obvious routes. Included are categories covering the retail of new and second-hand photo kit, but we have furthered our remit to include hire companies, gear service businesses and printing providers too. Last, but by no means least, we have awards to recognise titans of insurance, photo training and website services. So, if you have bought something special recently, perhaps the experience was enough to vote for the provider. These are competitive and highly sought-after awards, so your opinion is crucial. Great service deserves to be rewarded – this is your chance to give your favourite imaging retailer or service a shout-out. Have a think and vote for your favourites now.

BEST PHOTO WEBSITE PROVIDER Amazing Internet Shootproof Zenfolio BEST USED SPECIALIST RETAILER Jessops London Camera Exchange MPB Park Cameras

BEST RETAILER Chiswick Camera Centre Ffordes Photographic Grays of Westminster Hireacamera London Camera Exchange Mifsuds Photographic Park Cameras Wex Photo Video

BEST PROCESSING LAB Digitalab DS Colour Labs Loxley Colour One Vision Imaging SIM2000

BEST INSURANCE PROVIDER Aaduki Multimedia Insurance Infocus Insurance The Insurance Emporium PhotoGuard from Thistle Insurance Glover & Howe

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