Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Burnley Camera Club

Burnley Camera Club are set to launch their Annual Exhibition on Saturday 2nd March.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Special Evening at Nelson Camera Club

We've hit a thousand!

This evening we have hit a landmark.  We have hit a thousand views of our website!

Pixel began as humble beginnings as a camera club newsletter but quickly developed in to a fully fledged e-magazine for all forms of photography throughout East Lancashire and beyond.

We first posted to the website in December 2012 and now we have reached a thousand views.  Thank you for the continued support for all our readers and contributors.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Danny Green comes to Preston

Renowned wildlife photographer Danny Green is making a visit to Preston Photographic Society on the 28th March and Preston are opening their doors to non-members.

Danny Green is a Leicestershire based wildlife photographer who also runs Nature Images wildlife photography trips and tours.

Green is also a member of the Canon Ambassador programme.  To find out more about Danny and his stunning photography visit his website here.

To book tickets for the event phone Geoff on 07917 035690.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Power of Photography

Picture by Paul Hansen, Dagens Nyhete
Photography has become an everyday part of life for more or less everyone on the planet.  In fact, it is highly likely that as you are reading this post that you will have a camera somewhere within easy reach.  I'm not talking about DSLR, a compact or even a CSC.  However, the chances are that you have a camera in your mobile phone or even a web camera attached to your desktop or built in to your lap top.

For those people who are members of camera clubs, are experienced photographers or even enter competitions it is easy to be critical of other photographers ability.  I am for one as guilty as anyone else.  I see a photograph and instantly start to pull it about to the photographers technical ability, the composition, saturation, sharpness etc.  It's easy for us to do that.  We have technical ability, we can compose a picture but in essence we sometimes forget that maybe the photographer is trying just to record a moment in time.  The resulting image may not be something that would be hung in the Tate or bought by the rich and famous but the photography does something else.  It has another purpose.  It is recording a moment in time, its recording history.  This may be a massive news worthy event or it could just be documenting a child's activity in the year 2013.  Both are just as valid.  One is world history the other is Social and Economic history (something I have had a fascination with most of my life).

However, sometimes you come across an image that isn't just technically brilliant, beautiful but so powerful it can move you.  The image above is by Paul Hansen and has just won the World Press Prize and in my opinion quite rightly so.  The anger and pain so obviously comes through in his image.  The children were killed in Gaza City and were being taken for burial in a nearby mosque.  This is truly an example of where everything comes together to make a stunningly powerful image.

To see more of the world press images click here.  It is definitely well worth a look, however, please be warned some images are hard hitting, if you are easily upset or offended then please enjoy something else!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Pennine Lancashire Firm Make Bid for Jessops

Pennine Lancashire camera firm, Wilkinsons, have approached the administrators of photography chain Jessops with a few view to buying the business, Amatuer Photographer magazine has reported.  To find out more read the full story here

Friday, 1 February 2013

A quick reminder of some great Redeye things happening over the next few days. We have one place left on our masterclass and portrait with Liz Hingley in Salford this weekend! It's not too late to register - registration closes at 8pm tonight. The masterclasses are some of the most rewarding events we offer, and might help you if you are stuck with a project or seeking inspiration. Liz's global reputation continues to grow; she has just won the international PhotoPhilanthropy award.

 We've confirmed the full line-up for our one-day workshop on Wednesday 6 Feb 2013 in Manchester on getting your work published, in print and online. Five speakers cover everything from the handmade artist's book to apps and social media: photographers Andrew Brooks, Karen McBride, Jenn Brookes, Ruaraidh Monies, and printmaker Michelle Rowley. Tickets from £20 to £40 still available until 6pm on Tuesday.

Our printing bursary with Rob Sara is now open for entries! Open to all paid Redeye members with a project shot on colour negative, it's the chance to work with a top hand printer and see just how good it is possible to make a colour print look. Deadline is 22 March. Advice and portfolio clinic, 26 February, Manchester.

Get your portfolio into shape (for Format Festival?) or get advice and support from one of our regular advisors. Price from £6 to £12.

Network event with Ian Beesley. An informal evening with one of our top social documentary photographers in Manchester; 26 February 2013. Free for Redeye members, or £5.

 And here's a call for papers, if your work covers landscape and the rural; the chance to speak at Visualising the Rural conference in July. Deadline 11 March.

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