London School of Photography Blog

First London Photo Race

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LSP is very excited to team with Urban Photo Race Wex Photo Video for London’s first Urban Photo Race this September.  

The photo marathon, that has been running for several years in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Berlin, is said to be the ultimate challenge for ubran photographers “who just want someone to set the rules for them.”  

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Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” – Elliott Erwitt
In Nicholas Dyer’s photo, at first you see a couple of African wild dogs playing, and you think, “meh, so what,” and then it hits you hard on the head like a sledgehammer and you do a double take like in a cartoon. Your jaw drops and you hear yourself saying, “whaaaaaaaat!?”

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Exhibition: MARTIN PARR AT TATE MODERN

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With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist – Martin Parr 

You just gotta love Martin Parr. His unique, over-saturated, daylight flash-blasted photos are brimming with humour, innuendo and curious details that have put him up there with the likes of Gary Winogrand 

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Photography tip: Introduction to lenses

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Let’s just get one thing out of the way: The kit lens that came with your camera is actually quite a good lens. And if you bought a kit with two lenses, say an 18-55mm and a 55-200, you are basically one lucky guy or girl.
Camera manufacturers build cameras and lenses to make your life easier. So, kit lenses are very versatile, light and easy to carry around in a small camera bag, and they were built to cover most of the needs of aspiring photographers, from shooting wide-angle sunsets on the beach, to zooming into those evasive wild animals on your safari.

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See the winning photos of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards

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Only ten years ago, professional photographers would scoff at the idea of using a mobile phone to take good quality images, and they would burst out laughing at the thought that one day the humble smartphone would give professional cameras a run for their money. 

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Peeking in the Portrait: From Photography to Theatre- an ensemble movement piece comes to Camden

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The Camera Flashes. We are exposed. The photo dies, yet the subjects live on… 

 
Inspired by the life and works of Lady Clementina Hawarden, one of Britain’s first recognised female photographer, the GOLKK Theatre Company brings Peeking in the Portrait, to Camden this weekend.  

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In Brutal Presence: LSP’s Nicola Muirhead’s work published in LensCulture

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Photojournalist and LSP trainer Nicola Muirhead began photographing council tenants in 2016 for her Masters degree at the London College of Communication. The project centred on tenants’ reflections on living in a brutalist high-rise and the changes to their community over the years.  

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Does GDPR Spell the End of Street Photography?

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As you probably know by now, after receiving a gazillion emails advising you of the fact, last month saw the introduction of the GDRP, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. And in an article on his websiteGerman photographer and journalist, Hendrik Wieduwilt, is worried. Very worried. 

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