The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced with winners spanning across multiple countries and photographs across varied themes and styles.

With the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, Overall Open, Student, Youth Winners and Professional Category Winners being announced later today, we thought we'd have a look at some of our favourite winners from the Open competition of the 2019 Awards.



Alena Rusova,neon portrait photo by Ashley Laurence at The Blitz Factory. Rotolight workshop with Jason Lanier

Shooting portraits with neon lights can lend a fantastical, futuristic feel to your portrait photography. Park Cameras teamed up with Rotolight, and their 'Master of Light' Jason Lanier in our neon fantasia workshop held at The Blitz Factory.

We’ve been checking out the Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens with the 1.4x converter to see how much of an option this is for shooting wildlife and sports.

Introducing the brand new Panasonic G90, a new mirrorless camera that makes for a great hybrid camera. Featuring both impressive stills and video specs all packaged inside a small, lightweight body.


Introducing the brand new Leica Q2, a brand new, full frame compact camera following up on the already very impressive Leica Q but where the original Q was good, the Q2 is even better.


Explore your options of film scanning in 2019 - whether you want to batch scan negatives, scan prints as well, or straight from camera - our guide talks you through the options.

A guide to film scanning in 2019:
  • Resolution
  • Film Scanning Software
  • Using DSLR to convert film to digital
  • Flatbed Photo Scanners
  • Negative Scanners
  • Drum Scanners


A 50mm lenses is an essential piece of every photographer's kit, offering a versatile focal length, typically with a wide aperture that offers both excellent clarity and low light performance.


We were lucky enough to meet up with Canon Ambassador David Noton to explore low light photography. Using the Canon EOS R and RF 28-70mm f/2 lens, we investigate how the compact, full frame, mirrorless camera helped capture photos of London at sunset.


In February 2019, Canon announced the development of a further six Full-Frame, RF lenses for use on their new EOS R system. From the roadmap that Canon supplied, we understand that these are going to be released at some point within 2019 and cover a wide range of focal lengths, suiting the needs to different photographers / videographers. Read Canons press release below to learn more!

This announcement comes in conjunction to the announcement of the latest addition to the EOS R system; the EOS RP. You can read more about this by reading our hands-on first look.


2019 is shaping up to be a big year for photography, there have already been a number of big launches as well as some smaller ones that you may have missed. We wanted to give a roundup of all the big launches that have already happened this year.


Introducing the brand new Fujifilm X-T30, a brand new compact, lightweight mirrorless camera from Fujifilm. Like the X-T20, this is a great lifestyle camera, perfect for travel or everyday use. It borrows a lot from the X-T3 but it has a lot of its own great features as well.

Introducing the brand new Canon EOS RP, a brand new compact, lightweight mirrorless camera from Canon. It’s part of the RF eco system, just like the EOS R and we were lucky enough to head to Canon HQ to check it out.