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Photo Tips & News, Issue #002 -- What's New !
October 09, 2009

Welcome to October 09 issue of   newsletter!

Latest Additions to

The latest addition to   is the section on Digital Photography Articles and Interviews.


It is covering a wide range of topics written by both our staff as well as by guest writers, who are either professional photographers themselves or other industry professionals be it photography lecturers, magazine editors, art directors, agency representatives, and others.

In the Business Focus section, you will find a new article on essential areas to consider when a photographer is developing a marketing strategy for their business.

While the How to: Digital Cameras and Other Equipment area is featuring an article on Essential Tips for Prolonging Camera Batteries Lifespan .

Photography Gadgets and Fun Stuff

iPhone Applications for Photographers

Since the launch of the Apple App Store, the iPhone has become so much more than just a phone and is quickly establishing itself as the phone of choice. There are plenty of apps choices available for photographers that can both help your photography as well as come in handy in more general business sense. Here are the apps that stand out for us:

Photobuddy iPhone App

PhotoBuddy PhotoBuddy(1.19) - Photographic calculator

This is a great app with a well-designed and easy to use interface. It has a toolbar at the bottom of the app giving you access to all sorts of calculators including exposure calculations based on scenes, flash exposure, interactive depth-of-field and hyperfocal calculator , a grayscale ramp to help set white balance in your photos; and much more. It includes sunrise and sunset times as well as more specialised tools which are tucked away in a menu. Thumbs up for this all around assistant!

Simple DOF iPhone App

Simple DoF Calculator Simple DoF Calculator (1.19) - Depth of Field Calculator

This very easy to use app does one thing but does it well. It allows you to calculate the depth of field and hyperfocal distance to any given settings. All you need to do is dial in your camera, focal length, aperture and focus distance and the resulting depth of field is illustrated for you on the screen. It is that easy...

Handi Canon Guides Handi Canon Guides (1.19) - Canon Camera Guide

These are quick reference guides for Canon models 30D, 40D, 50D, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS , 5D, and the 5D Mark II   allowing for a convenient way to look up easily forgotten details on the go. Note that the guides are mainly aimed at enthusiasts rather than pros.

Photojot iPhone App

PhotoJot PhotoJot - Photographer's Notebook(1.79) - Tagger and Notebook

PhotoJot allows you to record a voice note or type in a text note linked to a geotag for a gps location and an iPhone photo. This app can come in handy when looking for new locations and planning future shooting sessions.

iHandy Level Free iPhone App

iHandy Level Free iHandy Level Free (free) - Tools App

This app is a level with calibration capabilities that can come in very handy for aligning your camera on a tripod.

iPhone Apps are available on! - simply search by app name.

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Photography Competitions and Exhibitions

International Garden Photographer of the Year competition offers a huge range of awards, including a top cash prize of 5,000 plus a Royal Photographic Society gold medal. There are seven different categories and awards for single images as well as portfolios. It costs 10 to enter four images and the closing date is November 30th.

In partnership with PhotoBox, the organisers are also offering all entrants free high quality prints of the images you enter into the competition - PLUS great discounts on superb quality personal Photobooks. Offer becomes available after the competition deadline.

For more information and to enter visit

Fujifilm Professional unveils an exhibition of images from the 2009 Fujifilm Student Awards. The exhibition is on display until Friday, October 16th at the London pro lab, Bayeux on Newman Street, W1T 3EP. Admission is free and no booking is required. To view the images online go to

Entries are also now opened for 2010 Fujifilm Student Awards where the brief is to supply a cover image for Flann O'Brien's new book 'At Swim-Two-Birds' . The closing date for the competition is 28th February 2010. All images must be taken on Fujifilm Professional film, entry is free of charge and submissions are unlimited.

For more information visit

Photographer of the Year Competition Morten Hilmer

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year, now in its 46th year and with a new sponsor, is coming back to London. The winning, runner-up and commended images for the 2009 competition will be on show at the London's Natural History Museum from 23rd October 2009. The competition is run by the museum and BBC wildlife Magazine.

The exhibition is showcasing truly nature's finest images and is one not to be missed. Book you calendar now ! For more details, please visit

Canon professional followers note that registration for Canon Pro Show (27/28 Oct 2009) is now opened and if you pre-register at entrance is free. Otherwise entrance is 8 on the door, refunded against any purchase made.

For those of you not familiar with the event, Canon Pro photo solutions show is targeted specifically at professional photographers and is designed by Canon to demonstrate the total workflow process from input through to output.

Canon Pro Photo solutions

Photography Suppliers - Latest News

Adobe is introducing the latest version of its Photoshop Elements software, which comes packed with some of Photoshop CS4's most popular features. It is available for both Mac and PC and features an enhanced organiser to manage and organise images and media more easily. The new Photomerge Exposure feature allows users to merge multiple shots of a same scene together to create a new image with balanced exposure.

Photoshop Elements & Photoshop Premiere 8 Bundle
Photoshop Elements also comes in a bundle with the new version of Adobe's video editing software - Premier Elements that lets users organise both their images and videos in one location, as well as seamlessly integrate images in a video clip.

For more information, please visit Abobe UK Store

SanDisk launches new range of Extreme Pro Compact Flash cards.

The range features an advanced memory controller that allows for extremely fast read and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. The new card capacities range from 16GB to 64GB.

For more information, please visit SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro - 90MB/s

Photography Industry News

The National Union of Journalists has set up a branch for photographers who live or work in London. The branch will give its members the opportunity to campaign on variety of issues ranging from cutbacks, lowering fees to increased problems of covering public events or standing up for copyright.

For more information, please visit National Union of Journalists - NUJ

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Thanks for your support and enjoy the crisp air of autumn,

Irina & Gianfranco

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