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Madeinmedi hosts the founder of the London School of Photography

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Text Source: HariMag (translated from Italian)
Images by Antonio Leanza

Madeinmedi hosts the founder of the London School of Photography

Madeinmedi this year opened its doors to the world of photography. Students from the Department of Photography will be present at the event with some of their work inside the exhibition. Young, future talented photographers will be able to gain new stimuli from Antonio Leanza, founder of the London School of Photography, who will be present at the show. Antonio, born Sicilian, brings with him forty years of artistic and profound photographic activity. After years of teaching and living in London, he opened the London School of Photography in early 2000. Madeinmedi wants to Award Antonio’s unshakable resolve in sharing his know-how, his vision and experience with cultures other than ours.

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Important points to consider when buying new equipment

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One of the questions I receive more often when I answer e-mails for LSP is “What camera should I buy to attend your courses?”.

It is never an easy answer to give because it envolves several particularities and what is right for one might not be right for the other.

I will write about digital cameras only, but if you want to buy analogue, it should not be too different with few less things to worry about.

The first thing you need to define is your budget. Done that it is simpler to look at the options and choose the best one. That is the total budget and should include all essential accessories:

  • memory card
  • extra battery
  • UV filter for your lenses (check the diameter of the lens)

The second thing is to choose between cameras that have MANUAL Exposure Mode. While you might not want to use your camera in manual mode all the time, we expect you to use them manually as part of your course.

They can be:

  • APS Sensor DSLRs
    The most recommended cameras for beginners. They can be affordable and have the option to interchange lenses.
  • Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact (MILC)
  • Advanced Compacts
  • Super Zoom
  • Full Frame DSLRs
  • Medium Format Cameras

 

 

Hidden Door Festival: Camila Cavalcante chosen as the only artist working with Photography

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Camila Cavalcante is a visual artist and one of LSP keen trainers. She has been chosen to show her new project, Scar, for the first time in the UK at the Hidden Door Festival, in Edinburgh.

The festival is a not for profit arts organization that opens urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre makers, film makers and poets.

The festival has a public of over 10.000 and Camila is the only artist working with Photography.

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Photo Books You Need to Read #2 – Teach Yourself Photography

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In the previous post about photography books, I confessed my obsession with collecting them, so here is another book from which I have learned a lot:

Teach Yourself Photography from the author Lee Frost.

Lee is regarded as one of the world’s best-selling photography authors. It’s hard to put a figure on just how many copies of his books have sold, but apparently it’s well over half a million.

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Fine Art Photography – Val Masferrer Oliveira from LSP to Art Galleries around the world

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Text and images by Val Masferrer Oliveira

I started photographing in 1982. Since then it has always been the way I choose to express myself, including during the time I was working in advertising and design.

It was a hobby until I started the Professional Photography Course at LSP. There, I was able to turn a passion into business.

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Free eBook – Photography Tips & Assignments

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In December last year we prepared an e-book with a selection of Photo Tips & Assignments that have been published on a monthly basis since 2012.

They have been selected from the best of our Newsletter, reviewed and updated and include some of the winning photographs as well.

Some of you contacted us to make it available in the blog as well, so here is the link for download:

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Photography and Life – an analogy

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Photography is everywhere.

More accessible than ever before, taking pictures is now part of our daily lives.

We document everything: from what we eat at breakfast to the book we read at night.

Taking photos has become so natural that we forget how using a camera can be a tool to help us see life in a different way.

In composition, we can often improve the way a scene looks by adjusting how we’re looking at it. Learning to see things from varied angles and perspectives can only have a positive impact in every other aspect of our lives.

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