Photography News Issue 58

Your FREE newspaper packed with the latest news, views and stories from the world of photography news Photography Issue 58 13 August - 9 Sept News Tests Reviews Interviews Techniques Competitions Exhibitions Clubs Produced by


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First tests Sigma 105mm f/1.4, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 and Canon 70-200mm f/4 all tested Starting page 34

Free prints An exclusive reader offer See page 4

Fujifilm X-T100 on test Howdoes Fujifilm’s new arrival stack up? Starting page 30

Hundred Heroines The RPS launches a worldwide campaign to celebrate inspirational women in photography today and needs your nominations

Over 1000 entries, just two winners, each scooping Photo 24 contest results

Above All pictures courtesy of the photographers and the Royal Photographic Society

Fujifilm camera kit worth £1500. All is revealed on page 12

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) aims to highlight inspirational women in photography – and celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage – with its campaign Hundred Heroines, Celebrating Women in Photography Today. Nominations must be received by 30 September, after which a selection

panel chaired by artist and photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg RCA will select the 100 women considered to be contemporary heroines. The Hundred will be announced on 14 December, the date 100 years ago that British women were first able to vote in a general election.

To make your nomination, go to the web address below or use Instagram tagging with the project handle @ RPS100Heroines with a comment on your nomination.

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A feast fromFujifilm

Really portable and lightweight – it weighs just 280g – the Fujifilm XF10 is an APS-C format compact camera ideal to take around with you everywhere you go. Its resolution of 24.2-mgapixels and fixed 18.5mm f/2.8 lens are capable of great image quality, with the option of Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes and Advanced Filter modes to personalise your shots. The XF10 is available in black or champagne gold and retails at £449. The Fujifilm-X lens system is already extensive but where it could be accused of lacking was in the region of fast telephoto lenses. That will change in October with the arrival of the Fujifilm XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR which will be sold as a kit with a XF1.4x TC F2 WR teleconverter. The lens gives a 305mm focal length in the 35mm format and becomes a 427mm f/2.8 with the teleconverter in position. The lens boasts a 19 elements in 14 groups construction and that includes one super ED lens element and two ED elements to combat chromatic aberration. A lightweight focusing lens group and the use of a linear motor ensures fast AF. Focusing itself is silent and very accurate while features like Focus Preset and Focus Range Selector promote easy handling. The integral stabiliser of this lens has a 5EV benefit.

Above The FujifilmXF10 boasts a 24.2-megapixel resolution and weighs a mere 280g. Below News lens arrival: the XF200mm f/2.

The XF200mm f/2 with 1.4x converter will retail for £5399. Fujifilm’s X-system lens development road map also has new additions so, in the future, we’ll be seeing the XF16mm f/2.8 R WR, the XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and XF33mm f/1. The XF16mm f/2.8 (24mm in 35mm format) complements the already available 23mm f/2, 35mm f/2 and 50mm

f/2, while the XF16-80mm f/4 (24- 122mm in the 35mm format) offers great versatility. The fast speed and focal length (50mm in the 35mm format) of the XF33mm f/1 make it ideal for general photography when the light levels drop. Finally, such is the ever increasing demand for its APS-C and medium- format mirrorless cameras that Fujifilm is boosting its production

capacity for its interchangeable lenses by 70% by 2020, when all the new facilities at its Taiwa factory in Japan go fully operational. The current line-up of Fujifilm mirrorless camera lenses is 36 with more models in the company’s roadmap and sales expanding at about 20% per annum.


Hundred an international campaign launched by the Royal Photographic Society to highlight inspirational women in photography today and to celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage. “I come across so many amazing women in photography, and yet their voice is nowhere near as powerful as their male counterparts,” says Del Barrett, the RPS’s vice president. “We are working to ensure that there are no barriers in photography. Hundred Heroines is a major step towards this, raising public awareness of the excellent work being created by women globally.” The RPS wants your nominations for women you feel should be among the 100 and these need to be in by 30 September. A panel of judges, chaired by artist, photographer, and Society Fellow, Rut Blees Luxemburg (RCA), will then select the 100 women worldwide whose work they feel marks them as a contemporary heroine. The final 100 will be announced on Heroines is

Above © Jooney Woodward, courtesy The Royal Photographic Society

14 December, exactly 100 years to the day that British women first voted in a general election. To make your nominations, go to the web address (right) or

on Instagram using the project handle @RPS100Heroines and a comment on your nominee.

Above © FelicityMcCabe, courtesy The Royal Photographic Society


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Fotospeed Fest South Fotospeed’s Foto Fest 2018 offers a great day out with inspiring talks from four leading photographers, the chance to try out some of the latest imaging products and pick up a bargain or two. Julian Calverley, pro photographer Terry Donnelly and wildlife expert Paul Goldstein. Entrance to all talks costs £40.

Access to the Foto Fest Market Place is free and here you can enjoy the opportunity to see a complete workflow at the Capture to Output station where kit from Rotolight, BenQ and Canon is featured. Leading brands such as Canon, Olympus, Sony and Lee Filters will also be present showing off their latest kits and with experts on hand to talk through their products. Foto Fest South takes place on 9 September, starting at 9.30am, at The Edge, University of Bath.

Talks will be presented by landscape experts Valda Bailey and

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The Tamron 17-35mm f/2.4-4 Di OSD is an ultra wide-angle zoom for full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs. The optical construction comprises 19 elements in 15 groups with four low dispersion elements and two moulded aspherical elements to control optical nasties like chromatic aberration and coma. Flare is kept under control with Tamron’s BBAR (Broad Band Anti Reflex) lens coating and the front element has flurorine coating to repel water and oil.

For autofocus this lens uses OSD (Optimised Silent Drive) for quiet, super responsive and accurate operation. Add a moisture resistant construction, a seven-blade diaphragm and Tamron TAP-in Console compatibility and this ultra-wide zoom is sure to find many fans. It will be available for Nikon fit first from early September at £629, with Canon coming at a later date.

available in three weekly intervals. Chapterswill be sent automatically once you have registered. Sign up for the e-book and you will also receive a 20% discount on the Spyder 5Pro and Spyder5Elite.

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Canon power Instant fun Canon has launched the PowerShot SX740 HS, an all-in-one bridge camera which could be ideal for travellers who want to keep kit to a minimumwithout compromising on their shooting potential.

The camera’s built-in zoom lens has a massive 40x optical zoom range, equating to coverage of 24mm to 960mm in the 35mm format. With a 20.3-megapixels CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor you are assured of high image quality, and this compact camera also offers 4K Ultra High Definition video capabilities such as time-lapse and frame grabs possible. The PowerShot SX740 HS is available at a £349.99. Canon has also updated its range of PIXMA inkjet printers and introduced a new CanoScan flatbed scanner series, with two models, the Lide 300 and Lide 400, which are priced at £49.99 and

The KiiPix turns your c a m e r a phone into an instant camera. Using

£69.99 respectively and available in September. The updated PIXMA models are also available from later this year with the most advanced, the TS9550, arriving in November at £249.99. Finally, from Canon this month is the Zoemini, a small lightweight photo printer, which costs £119.99 and will be available in September. This unit produces 2x3in prints from any mobile phone via Bluetooth.

Fujifilm Instax film, the KiiPix is a portable device that simply photographs the image on your phone’s screen. There is no need for any power or network, and it takes seconds to get ready to use. And using it couldn’t be simpler, making it perfect for family occasions and parties. Priced at £39.99, the KiiPix is available in three colours, black, blue and pink, and we test it in this issue of PN.

Above The PowerShot SX740 HS is a powerful compact, its zoom lens range covering from 24mm to 960mm in the 35mm format.

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Manhattan bags use high quality materials and plenty of attention is given to the key elements of styling and detail, plus there is loads of capacity in the new bags. The Speedy-30 will take a DSLR outfit along with a 14in laptop and 9.7in tablet, while the Mover-30 can play host to a two-bodied, several lens mirrorless kit as well as a laptop and tablet. Along with style, carrying comfort and capacity you get high protection levels too, so check out these bags in the shops now.

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News in brief

Master colour Join the Creative Masterclass, organised by Color Confidence, on 21 September. It features four workshops run by well known image makers Gavin Hoey and Sanjay Jogia and takes place at Birmingham’s Fazeley Studios. Tickets costs £29.95 each which includes lunch.


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Camera club news If your club has any news that you want to share with the rest of the world, this is the page for it. Your story might be about your club’s success in a contest, or a member’s personal achievements; it could be about a group outing you had recently or when the annual exhibition is on show. Any news is eligible for inclusion, so club publicity officers please take note of the submission guidelines and get your stories in The f4 Group

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y y We need words and pictures by 31 August 2018 for the next issue of Photography News , which will be available from 10 September 2018. y y If you want to submit, follow these guidelines: y y Write your story in 250 words or fewer. Include the club’s website, meeting times, what the event is, opening times, entrance costs – anything relevant. y y We need an image for every story. JPEGs, 2000 pixels on the longest dimension, any colour space, credits should be included in your text doc. y y We DO NOT use posters or images with words on the image front. y y Before the above deadline, attach the text document and JPEGs to an email and send to

Earl Shilton CC

Earl Shilton CC is holding its fourth annual exhibition at the Atkins Gallery, Hinckley from 20 August. The exhibition runs until 1 September and is sponsored by Earl Shilton Town Council. Entrance is free and open from Monday to Saturday, 9am until 5.30pm, when someone will be available to give advice and information.

On 29 August there will be a club evening starting at 7.30pm when members of the public are invited to come along, view the exhibition and talk to members. This open evening eventwill also include workshops where many aspects of taking and processing images will be discussed.

The f4 Group (or just f4) was formedby four local photographers from Grimsby and Cleethorpes 13 years ago. Today, the group still consists of four members: Ray Duke CPAGB, Colin Lusby CPAGB, Peter Scott and Vic Bouch. This year’s annual exhibition will be staged at the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill, Caistor, Lincs LN7 6LZ. It

opened on 1 August and runs for two months. Opening times for the centre can be found on the first website below, right. “While we still aim to produce high quality photographic prints we tend to work on a variety of individual themes and ideas,” says Colin Lusby, “which involve us getting out and exploring our environment

both locally and further afield. To that extent our photography is still developing. Visitors to the show can expect to see landscapes and townscapes, along with street and wildlife photography as well as examples of creative and abstract work.”

Hampstead PS Frome Salon of Photography 2018

Frome Wessex CC will once again be holding its National Salon of Photography. The Salon has become increasingly popular and prestigious, attracting nearly 5000 entries in 2017. Selectors for 2018 are Dr Anne Sutcliffe, Barry Mead and Paul Keane. Classes will be Mobile Phone, Colour Open, Monochrome Open, Scapes, (land, sea, air, city, town, macro), Nature Open and Creative Open. Medals, selectors’ ribbons and certificates will be awarded in each class. Entry opens on 1 September and closes on 28 October. The Salon is open to photographers with addresses in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or with a BFPO address.

The summer exhibition of Hampstead Photographic Society is on show at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT. BurghHouse is aQueen Anne era mansion, and makes for

a good summer outing. The show is open 12 to 5pm, Wednesday to Friday and Sunday, and closes 19 August.

Above Gold Medal Winner: Frome Salon of Photography 2017 salon.html

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A first for HorshamPS

Horsham PS member Eleanor Coate has gained her ARPS and, a first for the club, she has also gained a Gold Medal in the Portfolio section of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Photographic Competition. For her RHS medal Eleanor submitted six botanical prints titled ‘Where Art Meets Science’. She says, “My portfolio was inspired by the artists of the golden age of botanical painting. The RHS Lindley Library supported my research, providing the opportunity to see original works and first prints. My objective is to capture in a 21st- century medium the essence and purpose of this genre. Digital techniques including focus stacking and image blending have been used to provide the required level of detail and accuracy. All images were taken in my home.”

Settle Photographic Group’s 10th Photo Trail and Annual Exhibition runs until 20 August. The images are on display in Settle shops and businesses until that date and then they will be transferred to Clapham Settle PG Beeston Club (Nottingham) is holding an exhibition of photography at the Canalside Heritage Centre, Beeston, Nottingham from 1 September to 31 October. The centre is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, seven days a week. There will be approximately 30 prints displayed along with a rolling projected show. The theme of the exhibition is BeestonCC Camera

Village Hall, North Yorkshire for the exhibition which is held over the Bank Holiday weekend, 25-27 August, 10am to 5pm. Entry is free, refreshments are available and you can go along andvote for your favourite picture.

Above Winning image, Glass Half Full, winner of the senior competition by Lauren Tugwell. Below Winner Lauren shows off her trophy.

Flaura, fauna and scenery of the locality. Entrance is free, and there’s a café on site.

Poulton PS Poulton-le-Fylde PS holds two member exhibitions each year. The first, in June, includes members’ prizewinning images and also includes the very popular Young Photographer Competition. The YPC 2018 attracted more than 150 images – the youngest photographers were aged five and six. The club is delighted to welcome a number of young photographers as associate members. The second members’ exhibition is taking place in Poulton Library until 24 August. The club has over 80 members and Caister PC recently had its most successful exhibition to date. In total, the club had 172 mounted prints on show plus a rolling slide show of more than 100 images. Regular readers will probably know that Caister PC qualified for the final of the Photography News Clubof theYear competition last season. The club meets for 50 weeks a year on Wednesday evenings at All Saints Village Hall, Caister PC


meets every Thursday evening from September to June each year.

Chester PS

ChesterPS starts its 2018-19 season on 4 September at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester when Brian Anderson will be bringing his Hot Images from the Edge. Members will be holding the annual print exhibition at St Mary’s Creative Space, St Mary’s Hill, off Castle Street, Chester CH1

Beach Road, Scratby, from 7.45pm (7pm competition nights) until 10pm. Events include competitions and nights out.

2DW on 7 and 8 September from 10am to 4pm. Free admission. Damien Demolder will be talking about street photography

on 15 November – tickets £10. Visit thewebsite for details:

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24 hours in London Photo 24: the results As an added incentive to push participants’ photographyskills further,weoffered twophoto contests on the themes of Street and London Scene for those attending the Photography News Photo 24 event earlier this summer. The prize for both competitions was Fujifilm camera equipment of the winner’s choice to the value for £1500. Each entrant could enter up to six images per competition, and images were judged by experts from PN and Fujifilm. Over 1000 entries were received for both contests, so thanks to everyone who entered. In each competition, a shortlist of 12 was compiled and from that thewinner chosen. Enjoy the next four pages of great pictures. In association with

Street: winner Darren Smith

“I captured this while on Brian Lloyd Duckett’s Saturday evening street photography workshop. I saw this chef carrying a pizza on the South Bank and thought he contrasted well against the brutalist architecture.”

EditorWill Cheung’s view:

Camera Pentax K-1 Lens 24-70mm f/2.8 Exposure 1/800sec at f/6.3 and ISO 1600

“We had a very strong shortlist with great moments really well

captured and to be honest I think any of the 12 could have won. Darren’s shot

got everything right in my view – the crop was spot on and so too was the timing of

the chef in the composition. Even the red pizza box was perfect.”

Street: shortlisted



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Street: shortlisted



1 STUART SMITH “I found these three restaurant employees on their break. There was no way I could shoot without them realising so I politely asked themand they were happy to let me take some pictures. They didn’t pose just acted naturally.” Camera FujifilmX-T2 Lens 16-55mm Exposure 1/500sec at f/8and ISO200 2 COLIN SAMSON “I’d just finished the South Bank photo walk with Brian Lloyd Duckett, and he inspired me to get this shot froma balcony on the National Theatre building. I like the angles and the bright yellow jumper against the grey backdrop.” Camera FujifilmX-T2 Lens 35mmf/2 Exposure 1/5000sec at f/8and ISO 1250 3 ANDY BENNETT “It was a sunny day and lots of people were outside the pub. I noticed the two doorways which were providing a natural frame. There was great contrast between the highlights and shadows so I just waited until someone came along to provide interest. This was the best of three shots.” CameraNikonD600 Lens 24-120mmf/4 Exposure 1/60sec at f/4and ISO 100 4 CAROLINEWILSON “Another Photo 24 survivalist suggested I tried her new Lensbaby Sweet 50 bought that morning as I’d never used one. The firelight was so beautiful and I loved how the Lensbaby enhanced themovement and trance-like atmosphere generated by the fire dancers.” CameraNikonD7200 Lens Lensbaby Sweet 50 Exposure 1/30sec at ISO2500 5 DAVIDAXFORD “I was leaning against the wall to shoot the poster reflection when this guy appeared and started posing in the far mirror so I waited to see what happened. Luckily, he strolled by so I re-framed and got this shot.” CameraNikonD750 Lens 24-120mmat 24mm Exposure 1/160sec at f/8and ISO 125 6 JAMES ELDRIDGE “I was on a packed train platformwaiting for a night train. I had to stop these two and ask for a picture. I’mdrawn to people that are different and not

afraid to be themselves.” Camera FujifilmX-T2 Lens 23mmf/2 Exposure 1/100sec at f/2 and ISO2500 7 MATT PITTS “I was onmy way to the Sky Garden, walking along Liverpool Street, and I saw this guy keep walking in and out of his shop and thought theremight be a shot. When I got opposite he was inside so I waited to see if he would come back out. He didn’t come all the way back out but stood in the doorway which was great as that’s where the light was and that’s what made the shot.” Camera SonyA7 III Lens 85mmf/1.8 Exposure 1/2000sec at f/1.8 and ISO 100 8 DARRELL GODLIMAN “I’dwanted to photograph the brutalist architecture of the National Theatre. When I saw these guys standing on the balcony I thought theymirrored the formal symmetry of the Lens 80-200mmf/2.8at 80mm Exposure 1/1000sec at f/8and ISO200 9 MARTIN JAMES “On the street photography walk I was struck by the colour contrast between the blue sky and the yellowwalkway. I tried to produce a simple graphic composition using colour and shape.” CameraCanonEOS 5DMark III Lens 24-105mmf/4at 97mm Exposure 1/1600sec at f/16and ISO800 10 STUART GREEN “The combination of light, shadows, lines and angles made me stop for this scene, and then wait for someone to walk into it. I knew this image would end up in black &white – that’s how I usually see things.” Camera FujifilmX-T2 Lens 16-55mm Exposure 1/50sec at f/5.6and ISO 1600 11 SUE COOPER “The ballet dancers were part of a local theatre group spreading happiness in the station area. They stood by the station sign and I just love the contrast between their cultural beauty, the grimy location and the shaft of lighting dissecting the image.” Camera FujifilmX100F Lens Fixed23mmf/2 Exposure 1/480sec f/2.8and ISO400 architecture perfectly.” CameraNikonD7200








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London Scene: winner GrahamHarries

“Walking down St James’s Street, Saturday’s early morning light was heavenly. A gleaming black London taxi was waiting at the traffic lights between two red buses. Suddenly with the reflected light it was transformed into a surreal red icon.”

EditorWill Cheung’s view:

Camera FujifilmX-H1 Lens 50-140mm f/2.8 Exposure 1/125sec at f/8 and ISO 200

“As with the Street contest, we had a powerful shortlist covering a wide range of

pictorial approaches. I’ve walked around London looking for shots like this

but so many elements have to be right for success. It all fell into place here

for Graham and he has made the most of the opportunity.”

London Scene: shortlisted



1 MARKSTIMPSON “The sun catching the coloured panels on the side of the Park Plaza hotel caught my eye. I thought the colours and reflections wouldmake a great abstract. I used HDR technique as I wanted to push the colour saturation so I took three frames at 1EV intervals.” CameraCanonEOS 5DMark III Lens 16-55mm Exposure 1/50sec at f/5.6and ISO 1600

2 SHAUNHASLAM “My aimwas to capture a reflection of the city after a very long and hot day, giving the feeling of ‘another day over’. TheWalkie Talkie building was the only one that was really responding to the setting sun. Taken from the balcony of TateModern.” CameraNikonD500 Lens 24-70mmf/2.8 at 70mm Exposure 1/125sec at f/10and ISO720

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London Scene: shortlisted










3 CHUNGHAU “I’d researched the many brutalist locations around London prior to Photo 24 – that provided travel destinations for the 24 hours. Harsh sunlight worked inmy favour here with a high-contrast image.” “Soho is the most colourful place in all of London, especially after dark. I knew it would be the best place to get some bold colours to use inmy shots.” Camera RicohGR II Lens Fixed 28mmf/2.8 Exposure 1/60sec at f/4 and ISO3200 5 NICK COOK “Movement. Vibrant colours. People. This was the London CameraApple iPhone X 4 JAMES ELDRIDGE

7 PETER KARRY “I visited the recently developed Kings Cross area for the first time. As I approached Granary Square this riot of colour interspersed with people made me think of notes on a musical sheet.” Camera Sony RX10 Lens Fixed 24-200mm Exposure 1/400sec at f/8 and ISO200 8 MICHAELA CAMPBELL “I embraced the opportunity to experiment with the FujifilmX-Pro 2. If I amhonest I came to London with a completely openmind and no real thoughts about what I wanted to capture. “I have a fascination with building up layers, so it felt apt to try multiple exposures. I found the technique interesting and there were many

I wanted to capture. Walking along Tower Bridge, all of these elements came together and by implementing a low angle and a longer exposure, the coloured blur of city life came alive.” Camera SonyA7 Lens 35mmf/2.8 Exposure 1/2sec at f/3.2 and ISO25 6 STEVENGOSLING “I’d walked past these old K6 phone boxes for weeks, then the street art suddenly appeared. The bearskinned Royal Guards with Union Flags and the ‘are you inspired’ inscriptionmade it a true London scene.” CameraNikonD850 Lens 24-85mm Exposure 1/50sec at f/11 and ISO 180

hits like this one and twice as many misses.” Camera FujifilmX-Pro2 Lens 16-56mmf/2.8 Exposure 1/50sec at f/2.8 and ISO800 9 DAVE FIELDHOUSE “FromGreenwich looking over to CanaryWharf and the glittering Shard, this was just about the best place to fit as much of London in to a single shot, whilst still having both weary feet on the ground.” Camera FujifilmX-Pro2 on a Manfrotto Befree Carbon fibre tripod Lens 90mmf/2 Exposure 8secs at f/14 and ISO200 10 STEVENMUSGROVE “After taking in the

atmosphere of the fire spinners I realised that when you’re in amongst them you would never know it was London. So I changed position to get the fire spinners with London skyline as the backdrop.” Camera Canon EOS 6D Lens 16-35mmf/2.8 at 35mm Exposure 30secs at f/11 and ISO 100 11 MARTINAMERY “This photograph was taken on the Photo 24midnight city walk. As I walked past this underground tube entrance I thought it wouldmake a fantastic image with its iconic underground sign and steps curving down from the street.”

Camera Panasonic LumixG9 Lens 12-60mm lens at 12mm Exposure 1/4sec at f/2.8 and ISO200

The Fujifilmprizes

Thank you

Our competition winners received Fujifilm camera equipment of their choice up to a retail value of £1500. With that prize value the winners could go for a top- end Fujifilm X-T2 with an XF18-

55mm f/2.8-4 standard zoom, an X-E3 two lens outfit or an X-T100 with even more lenses. For the winner already committed to the Fujifilm X system, £1500 can buy one or several XF lenses from its ever growing collection of first rate, highly specified optics that features primes, zooms, macros and teleconverters. Well done to the winners; we know you’ll enjoy your prizes.





photographers who supported the Photo 24 Street and London Scene contests and, of course, for attending Photo 24 in the first place. Well done to the winners and shortlisted entrants and commiserations to those who didn’t get that far, and better luck next time. If you missed Photo 24 2018 with its challenges, photowalks and competitions and fancy the idea of a photo shoot with a unique twist, we will have details of Photo 2019 next spring, so please keep reading PN for updates.

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Interview 18

Karen Yeomans Profile With her love of sport and interest in photography from her school days Karen Yeoman’s career path into professional photography after university was no surprise. Here we take a look at her personal project ‘Standing in the Light’ which focuses on women in sport

PN: Can you tell Photography News readers a bit about yourself please? What’s your background and what do you do for a living? KY: I’m a freelance commercial photographer, working mostly with both commercial and small businesses in the sports, fitness and wellness industries. When studying for my photography degree, I had an awareness of the impact images have on how we perceive the world. I loved the colour, drama and storylines portrayed in fashion photography but questioned the consequences. My final year project, ‘Beautifully Damaged’, explored the messages we send towomankind in themedia, culminating in a series of images mocked up as magazine spreads depicting a woman for sale for the price of her clothing accessories. A little radical but I’ve mellowed with age! PN: How did your interest in photography begin, and how did you get into doing it professionally? KY: A science teacher supported my interest in photography at school and I continued through university, assisting and working for photographers within other photographic businesses until around five years ago I decided to go my own way. PN: We know many sports photographers but on your website you call yourself ‘a specialist sports, fitness, well-being and yoga photographer’. What has driven you to specialise in this way? KY: My enjoyment and love of sport and games began at an early age. It was through this enthusiasm to move my body that drew me to yoga when I was 19 and needing support through chronic illness and alleviation of its associated problems. Yoga, movement and sports became my medicine and have continued to be my remedy throughout life’s challenges. Having lived and breathed its benefits, I naturally began to integrate the healing qualities of movement into my work.

PN: Let’s talk about your ‘Standing in Light’ project. What was your thinking behind the concept? KY: To be honest it hadn’t really occurred to me that I was a minority, and although my inspiration is drawn from amazingly talented photographers like Carlos Serrao, David Clerihew, Adam Hinton and Ian Derry I was missing a female role model. I was genuinely shocked by the statistics on a BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour discussion that only 5% of the pictures used by leading photography publishers are taken by women, and just 2% of female photographers are represented by commercial agencies. I had a passive awareness that men outnumbered women in photography but this statistic brought a realisation as I noticed more that within the sports/fitness genre of photography my peers are predominantly male. This situation is similar to the representation of women in sport and I started to question, could this impact how women are presented in sports imagery? That’s when it hit me: my job is to celebrate the women who stand in front of my camera. So ‘Standing in the Light’ was born. As sport has enrichedmy life, I align to a social commitment to highlight the potential for all women to reach for their goals. Sports builds community and empowers people, regardless of gender and background. It helps people to achieve and believe that everything is possible.

I have deliberately chosen my passion to be my brand; it creates a sense of identity and recognition. Shooting something you really understand and believe in helps you better communicate the essence of the brief. PN: What’s life like as a working professional in your chosen field? KY:Hardgoingbut oftenextremelyrewarding.

I have deliberately chosen my passion to be my brand; it creates a sense of identity and recognition

Images Karen’s project was partly inspired by the realisation that women are vastly outnumbered in sports photography, and that this could affect the way that female athletes are represented in their sports.

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PN: How did you choose your subjects? KY: I began the background research for ‘Standing in the Light’ with short interviews, and now have a growing archive of women’s accountsof their expectations, motivations and challenges. From these interviews I prioritize the stories, which grab my attention. Since winning the Women’s Sport Trust Award in May for Imagery of the Year, interest has grown and now athletes are reaching out to me. It’s really exciting that women are reaching out to get involved in inspiring future generations and signifying a change in attitude. PN: What was the process of getting people to pose for you like? KY: A big part of making something special together is in creating a space where the subject feels comfortable so they are able to give me what I need. Some people need more

PN: What do you hope to achieve overall with this project? KY: To shine a light on women’s sport, making a worthwhile contribution in this exciting window of change. My wish for today is to capture the empowered form and true determined grace of the female body that will inspire everyone. This is not a gender issue, but a collective growth. The ongoing series of images is a celebration of women achieving their goals and ambitions. PN: What next for Karen Yeomans, photographer? Do you have plans to continue with this particular project? KY: ‘Standing in the Light’ is a work in progress and I have interest from other parties to gain momentum and funding to build this into a comprehensive collection. Within my commissioned work I continue to build my reputation and client base. The voice grows louder and stronger and I love being a part of this mix, magic and living my way.

guidance and the support of direction, whilst others feel more comfortable and free to express themselves and pinning them down would curtail their expression. PN: Do you have an idea for the shoot before you approach people? Or does the subject’s sport inspire your picture ideas? KY: The process takes time, we talk in the interviews and then usually I spend some time with them in training to better understand the movement and personality, I’ll often shoot but with no real set-up, just documenting their processes and character. After this is done I usually get a sense of where I’d like to take the shoot next. PN: How much time did you have for the shoots? You seem to have a mix of location and studio sessions: which is your preference? KY: I love creative problem solving and expanding my potential, so generally I like to take each scenario separately. As the work is self-funded I am limited to how much time I can devote around my commissioned work. I try towork fluidlywith the resources available and the time the athlete can give me. PN: What was working with dedicated sports people like? KY: It’s challenging pinning them down. An athlete’s focus is their sport and they can be elusive at times. Equally, when actually working with them it’s inspiring to experience their harnessed energy, spirit and drive. PN: What was the feedback to your pictures from the subjects afterwards? KY: Positive, proud and on board with the mission. We are increasing the notion that seeing is believing in celebrating women from all walks of life in becoming part of a movement to ‘stand in the light’.

It’s exciting that women are reaching out to get involved in inspiring future generations

Images Karen’s images for the project are a mix of studio and location shots, determined partly by the schedules of the individual sportswomen involved.


To seemore of Karen’swork please visit her website:

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Historic Photographer of theYear Public VoteWinner – Jenna Johnston

Now in its second year, the Historic Photographer of the Year (HPOTY) Awards is run by Trip Historic, a leading online travel guide to the world’s historic sites. It is supported by History Hit TV, a network Dan Snow. Official partners include TV channel HISTORY; the Association For Historical And Fine Art Photography; and Historic England, the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment. Here we take a look back at last year’s overall winning image and provide entry details for 2018’s contest led by historian and broadcaster The second Historic Photographer of the Year Awards is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world and is run by leading onine travel guide Trip Historic. Judging all entries will be a panel of experts including broadcaster and historian Dan Snow of History Hit TV, CEO of Trip Historic Mike Lewis, head of HISTORY Dan Korn, chairman of The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Richard Everett, All About History group editor-in- Enter now

Above Pamela Jones’ image of a train cemetery in Bolivia where abandoned trains were left to rot at 11,995ft above sea level.

Above Jenna Johnston’s picture of Jedburgh Abbey won the public vote that was featured on the results website.

Above Daniel Sands’ shot of a secret restoredWorldWar II air raid shelter

Above Suwandi Chandra’s picture of Borobudur Temple, Central Java.

Above Paul Templing’s image of Dolbadarn Castle in Snowdonia, with the MilkyWay.

Above Richard Nash's well observed detail picture of Wells Cathedral.

chief James Hoare, and Duncan Wilson, CEO of Historic England. Mike Lewis, of Trip Historic and a HPOTY judge, says of the contest: “The world’s historic sites are among the most picturesque places on the planet. Every year millions of social feeds and photo albums are brimming with incredible pictures of ancient places as people share their experiences of these fantastic sites. So we wanted to celebrate this fact with an event that would let people share these

astonishing photos – whether it’s a stunning image of a world famous site or a photo of a lost and forgotten corner of our past. “This year’s contest will see our first physical exhibition, with a small showcase of photos at the Historic England Angel Awards. Next year our hope is to be able to find a more permanent home to allow people to visit a wider exhibition of the very best images from the awards.” The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in November.

Entries will be judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact. Entrants will get the chance to win a first prize of £1000 and have their winning image showcased across the media. The closing date is 11.59pm on 30 September 2018.

For full details and to enter visit

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Overall winner, HPOTY 2017: Matt Emmett

“The image was shot within a dead straight 400mlongcorridoratanabandonedmilitary hospital in Lincolnshire. Long corridors run the length of the site with the wards, offices and operating suites positioned along them. It has been abandoned for decades and the undergrowth has started growing in the windows, giving it a lovely 'nature reclaims' aspect. It was last in use by US forces when they flew injured members back from the First Gulf War and treated them here in the UK. The image was shot using a Pentax K-3 II and the Pentax 55-300mm at 300mm. “I specialise in shooting architectural heritage and historic locations. I have been obsessed about shooting forgotten places and at-risk heritage since 2012 when a friend wanted lessons with his newly acquired DSLR and suggested a vast abandoned industrial site that used to test jet engines as the location for the first lesson. I have been hooked on this fascinating subject ever since.

The last six years have taken me all over Europe from abandoned farmsteads in the Westfjords of Iceland to the deserted villas and manicomios (mental hospitals) of Italy. “I entered HPOTY because I thought it was something that aligned perfectly with the kinds of locations and stories I love to tell through my social media, which has become a long-lasting passion. History has been made so much more accessible through the widespread use of social media by virtually every age group. Anyone can pick up a camera, go out and document something and then share their findings with the masses. Entering the competition seemed like a good way to expand the reach and bring in even more people. “I was on the morning commute when I suddenly remembered that the announcement of the results was due to be made that day. I went straight to the website on my phone

and to my delight saw my image at the head of the announcement feature, I was a little in shock but also very excited. I think I may have let out an involuntary ‘Yeeessss’ which made a fewpeople look up from their papers, but I was hugely proud and very happy. “Winning HPOTY means a great deal to me and the opportunities have really taken off since the win. I am now working on two ongoing Heritage Lottery Fund restoration projects as lead photographer in different parts of the country, and most recently have signed a contract to work with Heritage Open Days to help promote some of the standout locations that will be featuring in its September festival weekends. People often quote the win when they contact me. It has made a huge difference.”

Anyone can pick up a camera, go out and document something then share their findings with the masses

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