Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Press Photography Open Day at Dummond Street

Calling all Press Photographers!

Calumet is inviting you to an exclusive FREE open day for all Press Photographers on the 13th April.

Come and meet our dedicated imaging experts in addition to the seminar schedule, renowned suppliers such as Lacie, Sandisc, and Lowepro will be on hand to give advice and demonstrate key products. Canon experts will be on hand all day to answer your questions and demonstrate the latest in the EOS range including the 550D, 7D, 5D MKII and the camera receiving all the great reviews, the 1D MKIV. Canon will also have every Pro lens available to touch and try with your choice of body.


# 10.30-11.00 John D McHugh - Afghanistan - The First Multimedia War
# 12.00-12.30 Byron Wijayawardena,Pro-Apps Product Specialist Apple (UK) Limited - Aperture 3
# 2.00-.230 – John D McHugh - Afghanistan - The First Multimedia War
# 3.00-3.30 – Byron Wijayawardena, Pro-Apps Product Specialist Apple (UK) Limited - Final Cut Pro

Speaker Information:

John D McHugh

Afghanistan - The First Multimedia War

John D McHugh has just returned from Afghanistan (again). But this trip was different. McHugh explains “this was the first time that I was using the same camera to shoot my stills, my video, and record all my audio,” the camera, of course, was the EOS 5D Mark II.

“I have often carried more gear, more weight, on patrols than the soldiers I am reporting on,” says McHugh, “because I work in multimedia. I would have a couple of stills cameras around my neck, a video camera in one hand or on my shoulder, and an audio recorder in my other hand, or taped onto my helmet.” McHugh will show a selection of stills, video, and audio slideshows that he produced in February 2010 in Afghanistan, using only the EOS 5D Mark II. He will also talk about the benefits and challenges of using a single camera for all his work, he will share his thoughts on why he believes multimedia offers so many exciting possibilities to all photographers, not just photojournalists.

Byron Wijayawardena, Pro-Apps Product Specialist Apple (UK) Limited

Byron will be giving an Aperture 3 demo to show how photographers can use the new Slideshow tool with pictures and video as a storyboarding tool, or to create simple narratives using high quality imagery and video, all on Canon cameras of course, and Final Cut Studio Demo to show how you can take your projects to the next level.

To secure your place at these events please register at

Thai Boxing Madness by Adam Crowther

Friday, 12 March 2010

Man, Mud and Machine by Trevor Bruton

Calumet Spring Trade Shows at Drummond Street & Manchester

Calumet set for ‘One Day Only’ spring trade show

Calumet is running an exclusive ‘one day only’ spring trade show at its London Euston and Manchester branches next month.

Photographers can join free live photo shoots and see demonstrations of latest products from some of the biggest names in the imaging industry post Focus NEC.

We’ll have experts on hand all day from 10am until 8pm at Calumet Manchester on Tuesday April 27 and Calumet Drummond Street, Euston on Thursday April 29.
Hasselblad will be using professional models as they demonstrate their latest capture equipment Nikon will be available to demonstrate the full range of DSLRS including the flagship D3X. They will also have a range of their latest lenses and flashguns on display.
You will also benefit from Bowens, the experts in the lighting world who will demonstrate their latest products and answer any questions that you may have. Canon will be showcasing their range of professional imaging products including the new Canon 550D and the 1D Mark IV along with their latest accessories – lenses and flash guns.

Lowepro will showcase latest camera carrying solutions; Giottos will be displaying a comprehensive range of tripods, monopods and heads suitable for all photo-shoot situations, including latest Vitruvian VGR models - complete with reverse leg technology.”
She added: “onOne software will be there along with Fuji, Profoto, Sigma, Blubox photo compression software, MTA, Parkers, and of course, Calumet Own Brand.
Epson will be showing their flagship A3 and A2 R2880 and pro 3880 photo printers and will offer ‘on the day only’ free prints (one per customer) from supplied images
We’ll have some exclusive special offers available and Calumet will be offering photographers a free CCD cleaning service on the day.

Ocean Brushes by Kieran O'Connor

Welder by Robert Hooper

Singapore by Rajindra Raneewera

Calumet at Focus on Imaging 2010

The stand at Focus on Imaging before the crowds arrived.

An excellent 4 days at Focus - busy throughout the show and a very good result for the vendors we had on the stand - Powerstation, LaCie, Steadicam, Edirol/Roland, Sennheiser, Tiffen DFX, Genus and Calumet Own Brand.

We had printer demos going on using Epson and Canon printers which proved very popular. All the vendors on the stand were kept busy all day everyday providing their pearls of wisdom and tips and tricks on how to get the best use out of their particular pieces of equipment.

Genus were popular with their new HD DSLR rig and the swanky all-in-one ND filters, that can be rotated to produce the desired amount of density - and they are threaded so no need to add clumsy adapters!

We liked the winning Panasonic stand and those of us that got a chance to check out the new 3D TV were very impressed and we were delighted the Bowens stand won a Highly Commended - congrats guys!

Lots and lots of album/image mounting stands at the show this year, seems to be a very cutthroat industry there! Rather a saturated market now we think.

Thank you to everyone who made it onto the stand and supported us, we hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did and look forward to next year!