Friday, 26 February 2010

A Different Angle by Jeni Harney

Boat on Loch Harport: Isle of Skye by Peter de Villiers

Try the Water by Richard Budd

Are you fit to shoot with one of the best car photographers in the world?

In an all-out drive to help keen car photographers improve their shooting skills, Calumet is searching for FIFTEEN photographers to work with top professional Tim Wallace on an exclusive two-day spring seminar event. The Flash Wheels II workshop at the famous Land Rover Experience site near Birmingham, comes hot-on-the-heels of the first Flash Wheels seminar event last autumn. Francesca Munden, Calumet’s PR and Events Coordinator said: “The response to the first one-day workshop was excellent, so this is our two-day follow-up. We’re looking for just fifteen photographers – they can be professionals, aspirational amateurs or car enthusiasts – to join renowned car photographer Tim Wallace on April 20th and 21st. These delegates will need to be fit enough to handle some hill walking but they will enjoy a full-on, action-packed car shooting extravaganza, which will cover all the key elements they need to improve their skill levels in this photo-genre. These include: the key elements of car photography, what it takes to become a competent car photographer, the environment and how it impacts on mood; DSLR versus medium format capture; lighting, shooting styles and shooting car-to-car techniques.”
The second day includes the following topics:
* The ‘commercial shark tank’: how to cope in the early days of a new career. * Professional workflow * How to use past traditions and techniques into today’s digital workflow *Post production.

The Flash Wheels II event, supported by Hasselblad, Profoto, Epson and onOne, costs £400 (incl VAT) per delegate and includes lunches. Additionally, Epson will provide one free finished digital print to each photographer at the end of the second day. For more details visit the Calumet website at or book at any Calumet branch nationwide.
Calumet Spring Events & Seminars!

So what do you want to learn this spring?

Calumet has teamed with leading UK photographers to launch a new, nationwide ‘catch-all’ spring/summer seminar programme.

Photographers keen to improve their skill sets can choose from a wide range of subjects, including: image capture, landscape, child photography, studio lighting, wedding photography, artistic nude photography, Photoshop techniques, RAW workflow, shooting with strobes, and how to improve sales, profits and business admin skills.

“This is the start of a new photo-education offensive for 2010” explained Calumet’s PR and events coordinator, Francesca Munden. “We’re partnering with some of the country’s best-known photographic educators to host an exclusive series of seminar and workshop events from Belfast and Edinburgh through the Midlands and down to London and Bristol.

This is an important opportunity for photographers to improve the way they operate on a day to day basis, not just through their creative capture and output techniques but also in terms of professional business acumen. The first seminar will begin next month (March) and this tranche of workshops will come to a close in July. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and interested photographers should visit our website, for full agenda, venue, date and cost details.”

Calumet’s speaker line-up includes:

John Clements: Studio Lighting in a Day (starts March 2) and Digital Photography in a Day (starts April 14)

Geoff Simpson: Macro Techniques (in the peak District National Park) April 17

Helen Bartlett: Photographing Children (starts May 4)

Tom Catchesides: Delivering the Goods (starts May 5)

Ben Osborne: Photography in Bloom (June 16)

Canon Experience seminars: Wedding Photography (starts May 18)

Colin Prior: Extreme environments: (April 8)

Uzair Kharawala: Open Day on Improving Business Efficiency (starts March 23)

and Business & Beyond (starts April 22)

Jon Gray: Artistic Nude Studio Lighting Workshop (starts March 26)

Calumet Experts: Guide to Photoshop (April 14) and RAW workflow technique (June 5)

Jayce Clarke: Nikon Wireless Workflow (starts March 11) and The Secret of Strobes (starts March 11)

Colour Confidence Roadshow (starts April 8)

Two day ‘Focus on Profit & sales’ (starts June 22)

Seminar costs start from £25 incl. VAT.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

One Lime Street by Les Forrester

Shake it Baby by Jules

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Brand new - Canon have announced the 550D - Expanding their range of EOS DSLR cameras:

Canon say that The EOS 550D redefines the boundaries of Canon’s consumer DSLR range, incorporating technologies and features more commonly found in semi-professional DSLRs into the compact, lightweight body favoured by consumers. With a newly-developed 18 Megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS sensor, coupled with Canon’s advanced DIGIC 4 image processor and the ability to shoot Full HD movies, photography enthusiasts are empowered to explore new levels of creativity.

Capture your story in stunning detail with the EOS 550D. With the creative freedom to capture the decisive shot, see all the detail of your holiday sunset or follow action in the local football match.

Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints – or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing – EOS 550D’s 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

Check out full details and see our great pre-order offers at - Canon 550D

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Hasselblad launches the new H4D-40!

Hasselblad has taken image quality to new and unexplored heights for over fifty years. And now, with the new Hasselblad H4D-40, it brings top tier image quality to an entirely new generation of photographers, enabling your photography to grow in ways you never dreamed possible.

As easy to use as any 35mm camera and featuring a 40-megapixel medium format sensor, Hasselblad's intuitive new Phocus 2.0 software, and the revolutionary True Focus AF system, the H4D-40 provides the perfect entry point into the Hasselblad world.

Starting at £15,269.13, (with 80mm HC lens), the H4D-40 gives you full access to the entire Hasselblad system of software, lenses, and features and has been designed to meet the needs of the most demanding commercial photographers—and yours.

Hands-on with Hasselblad's H4D-40
Calumet Drummond St, 10 February

Are you ready for a Hasselblad? Here's how to know for sure.

Join us for hands-on demonstrations of the new H4D camera by Hasselblad representatives. Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at how the new H4D line changes the face of high-end photography. Plus, receive advance access to Hasselblad's new Owners' Club—a members-only web space that provides Hasselblad photographers and their work to over 1.4 million visitors per year and a range of professional services.

Calumet Drummond St.
Wednesday, 10 February

From 2 p.m.

To register your interest in this launch event, please email us on