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Friday, 21 October 2016

Gideon Knight: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

We were lucky enough to catch up with the 2016 winner in the Youth category, Gideon Knight to find out a bit more about his winning shot, entitled The Moon and the Crow, and the process of entering and ultimately winning the grand title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016.

The Moon and the Crow - Gideon Knight - Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

8 Tips for Low Light Photography

With the evenings drawing in and the days getting shorter and darker, we’re giving you our Top 8 Tips to how to make the most of low light so you can keep shooting long into the winter months.

Low Light Photography

Sometimes you’ll encounter conditions when shooting that are considered low light when knowing settings or tricks to use can make the difference between getting the shot and missing it.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A Brief History of Medium Format Photography

There was once a time when all cameras used a magical, mythical thing known as film. The digital age was but a distant memory, social media was a village fete notice in the local paper, a tweet was the noise a bird made, a face-book was a wedding album, and spotify was just a spelling mistake.

Camera Obscura

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Park Cameras welcomes Hasselblad with the new X1D

Hasselblad have joined Park Cameras for the first time with the new X1D compact mirrorless digital medium format camera.

For the first time, we’re stocking a Hasselblad digital medium format camera and it’s none other than the brilliant X1D, Hasselblad’s and the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Panasonic FZ2000 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Review

Panasonic made a few announcements at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, alongside the new Panasonic GH5, the G80 and the LX15, they also introduced the new FZ2000, the replacement to the FZ1000.

We’re taking a look at both the new FZ2000 and FZ1000 to see how they compare and where the new version trumps the old.

Panasonic FZ2000 vs FZ1000 Review Comparison

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

GoPro Karma – A Drone That’s More Than a Drone

At Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, GoPro announced their first drone, the not-entirely-unexpected Karma. It is, without wanting to put too fine a point on it, a bit of a game changer in the drone world.

The Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II: Sports & Wildlife Photography Game Changer for Mirrorless Cameras

One of the more intriguing Photokina 2016 announcements this year was the one coming from Olympus where they confirmed development of their new flagship camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

A striking thing about the photography industry is the announcement of development products, it's a kind of beta program which means we don't have to expect pricing and date commitment from manufacturers, but we don't mind too much - it gives us all something to look forward to!

Olympus have really delivered with this one too, as they're part of a group of camera manufacturers that are making the gap between DSLR and Mirrorless is becoming even smaller. The focus for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II is on speed; with autofocus and frame-rate in particular.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Sony a99 II – A 42.4 Megapixel Full Frame Powerhouse

The big news from Sony at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, was the announcement of their new full frame A-Mount DSLR, the a99 II.

Four years after their last full frame A-Mount, the a99 II has some impressive features under its belt, including 12 frames per second continuous shooting, a 42.4 megapixel sensor and a hybrid phase detection autofocus system.