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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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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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Killed Negatives – Unseen Images of 1930s America

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Killed Negatives
Unseen Images of 1930s America
Whitechapel Gallery
Until 26 August 2018

 Imagine a moustache being drawn onto the face of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or a hole being punched into Salvador Dali’s $24 million portrait of Paul Eluard. If you are not a photographer, you may not feel the same about a piece of negative as we do, but trust me, when it was shot by legends such as Walker Evan’s and Dorothea Lange only to be vandalised by some bureaucrat, I personally turn into the Hulk. 

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what lens is the right lens for portraits

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We’ve all heard the saying that a camera adds ten pounds, and to an extent that’s true. Choosing the right lens for your portrait photography really depends on the effect you want to give. The same portrait of a person shot with different lenses shows how much a lens, and the distance you are from the subject, affects the way the person looks in the photograph. 

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Magnum Legend Abbas passes away

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“[O]ne is writing with light, and the other is drawing with light,” the photographer once said. “The school of Henri Cartier-Bresson, they draw with light, they sketch with light. The single picture is paramount for them. 

“For me, that was never the point. My pictures are always part of a series, an essay. Each picture should be good enough to stand on its own but its value is a part of something larger.” – Abbas, 1944-2018 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 

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As you probably know form our past blog articles, The International iPhone Photography Awards are actually a thing, prestigious at that, and they are now calling for entries for their 2018 competition with a deadline set for March, 2018. 

The competition is a personal source of inspiration for me, as I love the way mobile photography has become a part of our lives and, through its stealthy use, given rise to citizen journalism all over the world. 

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Your rights as a Photographer

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If you’ve ever taken a photo on the street, chances are someone has already asked you what you are doing and why you are doing it, mainly by security guards in and outside buildings.

These people can be very intimidating, can at times be aggressive and even make up laws to dissuade you from taking photos. They can ask threaten you with lawsuits, and demand you delete the photos, or even give them your memory cards. This can be a very off-putting, traumatic and stressful experience for any budding photographer, so we thought we would we would, in a nutshell, clarify for you once and for all who, and what you can and cannot photograph in the UK. For a full version of UK Photographers Rights visit www.sirimo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ukphotographersrights-v2.pdf

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All you wanted to know about FOCUS.

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There is one thing that demanded a lot of practice in the analogue days of photography: FOCUS.

Since its advent, photography has seen many focusing methods:

There were fixed lenses with fixed focus, then the rangefinder-type of focusing, then the split screen focusing and finally came the “loved by all” Auto Focus.

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Teresa Walton: From a beginners workshop at LSP to her own Portrait Photography business.

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Have you ever thought of opening your own photography business?

While for some it might be a goal very far away, there are people determined enough to, not only get there, but excel and become very successful.

Teresa Walton had a dream.

Read her testimonial from the first steps into becoming a professional photographer and find some tips on how to take a great professional headshot:

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