Student Photography Competition – Win £1,000, Other Prizes And Chance To Exhibit At Major Festival

Free photography competition open to students in higher education anywhere in the world. As well as £1,000 up for grabs and prizes from 7dayshop.com, students will receive valuable exposure by exhibiting at the next international Guernsey Photography Festival. To enter, students need to submit a coherent, artistically driven body of work in the field of contemporary photography. There is no set theme. Entrants in the higher education category must submit a maximum of 15 images and a supporting statement of…

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The Photographer: Jason Wilde Profile

Watchmaker turned traveller turned photographer Jason Wilde offers a visual insight into the changing state of modern Britain with his powerful images.   Leaving school at 15 “I am a watchmaker by trade. I left school at 15. It was supposed to be a 5-year apprenticeship. “But then I spent 5 weeks on a Kibbutz and ended up travelling for 6 years. I was 18 at the time,” says Jason in an interview with the 7dayshop.com blog. “I met students doing gap…

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Photographer Road Tests 7dayshop Tripod Across Europe – Here Are The Results

Sophia Groves is a fashion, commercial and landscape photographer based in London. Here’s what she found when she took the 7dayshop Travel Pro-Tripod with her during a recent trip to Europe. She is also a freelance photo retoucher and ecommerce/music stylist, photo editor and half of the lifestyle blog Brunette Swirls. On tour – a photographic opportunity Over the past few weeks I have been on tour across the UK with the wonderful Arcane Roots, and last week I joined them for…

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Black And White Photography: 11 Tips And Stunning Pictures

My name’s Dan Biggins, and I’m a freelance web developer, a part-time wedding photographer and a keen black and white photographer. I bought my first camera eight years ago and have been hopelessly addicted to photography ever since. Please click on the images in the photo gallery above to see them full-size, you won’t be disappointed. And here are my 11 tips for black and white photography. 1) Shoot in RAW Photographing in RAW format will ultimately give you so much…

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£5,000 Photography Competition – Enter Before Deadline Closes

There’s just a few weeks left enter an international photography competition with a £5,000 prize. Lots of entries have already been received, but the organisers of the competition at the Guernsey Photography Festival have issued a final call for submissions before the competition closes. The award is open to anyone, professional or amateur, aged 18 and over, who has developed, or is developing, a coherent, artistically driven body of work in the field of contemporary photography. You can enter work…

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The First Digital Camera Was Invented In 1975

It was the size of a toaster and captured images at a resolution of 0.01 megapixels. It weighed in at a hefty 3.6kg (8lbs) and recorded the first black and white image onto a cassette tape – a process that took 23 seconds. These specifications might seem meagre to a modern reader. But the invention of the digital camera by Steven Sasson at Kodak in 1975 launched a revolution that has turned us all into photographers. Film cameras have pretty much been swept…

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Space station to get ‘Death Star’ laser to blast space junk?

Researchers have come up with a laser system to destroy space junk threatening the International Space Station. It may sound all a bit like the Death Star from Star Wars, but there is a serious risk to the space station from space junk. Even a metal screw could cause damage, which puts the fact that there could be as much as 3,000 tonnes of junk floating around the Earth into perspective. Japanese researchers are installing a new “Extreme Universe Space…

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“We Really Enjoyed Using The Selfie Stick”: Reviews By Mums

A round-up of useful selfie stick reviews by mums who tested out a selfie stick for themselves. What is a selfie stick? So, you may have seen the craze for selfie sticks and been wondering whether to buy one. Well, a selfie stick is an extendable stick with a holder for your mobile phone that allows you to take self portraits aka selfies as well as group shots more easily. No more trying to cram everything by putting your arm out…

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Fish Eye lens taken using a clip-on macro lens on an iPhone 6 Plus (7dayshop.com)

Smartphone Photos: How To Get A Different Angle

Want to try out something different when it comes to snapping pictures on your smartphone? How about using a simple, affordable compact clip on lens kit? The photo above of a fish eye lens showing the fine detail of the letters was taken with an iPhone 6 Plus and a macro lens, safely and quickly clipped on over the phone’s camera. Get up nice and close to get the best results with the macro lens. It’s part of a universal…

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“I Live, Eat, Breathe Photography, Scotland And Nature”

Stunning landscape photos of the Scottish Highlands by photographer Karen Appleyard, who also has an inspiring story. You really have to see these inspiring pictures of mountains, lochs and glens. Out and about around Scotland along with her poodle and armed with a Nikon camera “There is no 9 to 5, it is a way of life”, says Karen, who is a full-time photographer based in Highland Perthshire. “I love what I do and where I live. I feel like one of the luckiest people ever.”…

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