Tips for capturing the perfect New Year’s firework shot on your smartphone

Andy Farrer, professional landscape photographer and HTC spokesperson, gives tips for capturing the perfect firework image. 1) Preparation Find out where the fireworks will launch from and pick a vantage point which gives you a good view. Include any landmarks which will add context, rather than just photographing fireworks against a black sky. Consider wind direction and […]

Rarely Seen Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Photograph in New National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

A behind-the-scenes and previously unexhibited photograph of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at the beginning of their love affair is to be included in a new display of ten photographs by Michael Peto at the National Portrait Gallery, London in September, 2013. The photograph shows Elizabeth Taylor in a hat and necklace passing Burton a […]

A Social Media 1st from Mercedes-Benz A-Class: A TV Ad You Drive

Mercedes-Benz A-Class presents: #YOUDRIVE – a first for social media on British TV. On Saturday 6 October, using Twitter, you drive a three-part story during the commercial breaks of the first live shows of ITV’s X Factor. Using Twitter hashtags #hide or #evade you’ll be able to control the outcome of a downtown Lisbon car […]

Edward Steichen’s The Bitter Years Meets Stephen Gill’s Contemporary Photography

The Centre National de l’audiovisuel in Luxembourg (CNA) is opening a major new space dedicated to photography. On 29 September 2012 the centre will launch Waassertuerm + Pomhouse, featuring two exhibition galleries created in the unusual setting of an industrial water tower (Waassertuerm) and its adjacent pumping station (Pomhouse) as part of the CNA extension project on the grounds of […]

Notting Hill Carnival ‘Makers’ Photo Exhibition by Pennie Smith

One of the world’s best known rock photographers has teamed up with Red Stripe to turn a street in W10 into the ultimate Notting Hill Carnival portrait album. Pennie Smith, who has worked with Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Clash (she did the cover image for London Calling) and many others, has collaborated with the Jamaican […]

Foodography Tour in Puglia: Food For Thoughts, Eyes and Palate

Discovery Puglia offers a new tour in September and October for all those who love food, wine and photography. The tour is divided into two parts: – 3 days where you can independently visit wine cellars and taste Apulian wine, walk through the beautiful towns of Itria Valley and practise with your camera; – 3 […]

‘The Queen and her Abbey’ Getty Images Exhibition 14th May – 14th September 2012

The Queen & Her Abbey, a new exhibition at Westminster Abbey, presented in partnership with Getty Images, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee opens in the Chapter House at Westminster Abbey on Monday 14th May until Friday 14th September 2012. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been attending Westminster Abbey since she was a small child.  […]