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Guest Blogger 2 – Landscape Photography tips and advice with Toby Smith and Robert Leslie on the World Photography Organisation Blog

© Robert Leslie, Leroux Wash Arizona 2011, Stormbelt. “The most pristine water a man can take, they are drilling it out of the ground. So now the old folks are saying, “What happened to all the deer? What happened to all the birds?” All because of some greedy people lighting up the whole city of New York & LA” Navajo Nation Member

For my second post on the World Photo Organisation Blog, Landscape Photography – Getting it Right, I get some tips and advice and touch upon the question of the acceptable levels of post-production in landscape photography. This is a topic I will return to on Hotshoe Blog later.

I’m no landscape photographer so I asked two well-travelled photographers Toby Smith (TS) and Robert Leslie (RL) for some advice. One tip that is oft repeated is ‘being in the right place at the right time’. Apart from this, you also need patience, determination and a good eye.”

Read more over at the WPO blog.

Photo © Toby Smith/Reportage by Getty Images
BAOTAO, CHINA – DECEMBER 20, 2010: Coal trucks grind down-hill from an open-cast coal mine to the main-highway. Congestion at the highway, weighing points and intersections often sees the vehicles jammed for days as China attempts to redistribute its coal.

Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photographers blogs, Photojournalism Tagged: Edmund Clarke, HotShoe magazine, Landscape photography Tips, Low-light photography, Miranda Gavin, Post-production, Processing RAW, Robert Leslie, Toby Smith, World Photo Organisation Blog

Photo Stroll – The V&A’s permanent Photographs Gallery collection 2011-12

Click to view slideshow.

When I went to the press call at the V&A for the announcement of the up-and-coming show of work from the Middle East, I got shown the exhibition of photographs taken from the V&A’s permanent collection. The collection is of photos from 1839 to the 1960s and changes on a yearly basis. It includes some gems from the photographic archives, one of which, Parliament Street from Trafalgar Square, Attributed to M. de Ste Croix, 1839, can be seen in the slideshow below, is on a 1:10 cycle. That is, it can only be exhibited one in ten years for preservation reasons.

I highly recommend a visit before the autumn when a new set of photographs will be on display. And if that’s not possible, then read more to enjoy a virtual photo stroll and a gallery of thumbnails of all the images.

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Filed under: Documentary photography, Fashion Photography, Photographers, Photography Shows, Portraiture, Women Photographers Tagged: archives, daguerrotype, history of photography, london, M. de Ste Croix, Parliament Street from Trafalgar Square, photo exhibition, V&A Photographs Gallery 2011-12

Photo Stroll – My Positive Day photos by Jiří Třeštík in Prague

The Roaming Eye (tRE) is back in the Czech Republic and is on the look out for, and is enjoying coming across, some random photography. With this in mind, the q cafe has a small show downstairs in the cafe on Opatovická 12, Praha 1 until 28 July.
Czech photographer Jiří Třeštík accompanied and documented three men living with HIV in three different European cities Prague, Munich and Zurich.
So here’s a preview for those who may be interested in the small cafe/bar show…

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Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photography Shows, Uncategorized Tagged: AIDS, black and white, documentary, HIV, Jiří Třeštík, photo show, Prague

Dean Chalkley screens The New Faces at the book club in London

iPhone shots from the screening of Dean Chalkley’s latest short film The New Faces at the book club in east London last week. Check out the electric light bulb ceiling. Love it. The 20-minute film played to a packed house and was followed by some rare groove and northern soul moves on the dance floor courtesy of the audience. See previous post for more information and a link to the video online.

Filed under: Fashion Photography, Photographers, short films Tagged: Dean Chalkley, mod culture, The Book Club, The New Faces

Photo Stroll through Photoquai 2011 in Paris on the press trip

A quick taster of Photoquai 2011 in Paris from the press trip last week.


(Photos from the top down: Yue Liu – Kosuke Okahara – Alejandro Gonzalez)
All photos Miranda Gavin

Photoquai is organised by the Musée du quai Branly with a mission to promote the work of non-Western photographers whose work is less widely known. What’s more, it’s free and out in the open air. For now the slideshow, more to come tomorrow.

Click to view slideshow.

See over for all the photos included in the slideshow…

The photos sans slideshow

Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Alejandro Gonzalez, Kosuke Okahara, Musée du quai Branly, non-Western photography, Photoquai 2011, Yue Liu

Photo Stories – Wrestlers, Synchronised Swimming and Gay Pride

I’m back and refreshed. To celebrate another Bank Holiday, here are some images from a few photo series that I have been contacted about. Thanks to the internet, I come across work that I may never normally see. There’s a sporty focus in today’s post with portraits of the many faces of wrestling by Daniel Patrick Lilley, synchronised swimming in London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics by Nicola Tree and Gay Pride in Brighton by Matthew Coleman. See over for more…

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These images of synchronised swimming are from the Taking Part project and are part of a commission to shoot 48 local sports groups and clubs in the run up to the Olympics for a London council. Thirteen other photographers are involved, see Image17 for more. The work will tour the Borough and other locations in London next year.

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Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photography Shows, Women Photographers Tagged: Daniel Patrick Lilley, Gay Pride, Image17, Matthew Coleman, Nicola Tree, synchronised swimming, wrestling

Dean Chalkley’s Young Souls premieres in London and online at 125 magazine

Dean Chalkley, known for his portraiture and music photography, aired his debut film Young Souls at The Bethnal Green Workings Men club in London last week. And, if like me, you didn’t get along to the screening, or didn’t know about the film, I urge you to catch it online. It is under 10 mins, running at 9 mins 36s to be precise. I’m going to grab a cup of tea and watch it now…

Click on Young Souls to go to 125 magazine’s site where you can watch it.

If you want to hear it from the photographer follow the links to Dean writing on his blog in a post Young Souls now live to view on 125 magazine. Looks like it was a fun and successful evening.

The film will also be screened alongside an exhibition of photos at The Youth Club Gallery from 22 July – 4 August. However, I can’t find the gallery listed, and can’t see on the PR where it is located, will find out and post details with a pic. Dean also has a show coming up at the Reading Museum The New Faces “depicting a group of young ‘Modernists’ from London” running from 30 July – 4 September.

Filed under: Fashion Photography, Photographers, Photographers blogs, Photography Shows, Portraiture, short films Tagged: 125 magazine, Dean Chalkley, music, Northern Soul, Reading Museum, short film, The New Faces, Young Souls

Photo Stroll Four – the final bit drawn from the permanent collection of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts

Finally, the conclusion of a four-part photo stroll through the various photo exhibitions, including in previous posts Streetwise, on at San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts. And a big thank you to John Mann from SD who kindly took me round Balboa Park, the botanical gardens and the show.

The exhibitions have various running times: Streetwise: Masters of 60′s Photography has just finished. Inside Out: Portraits from the Permanent Collection runs until 25 September, and Imagine That! is on until 29 January 2012. I recognised the name of one of the photographer’s whose work is included in the permanent collection Ruth Thorne-Thomsen. I met her carrying a large pinhole camera in 1999 on a beach in Mexico. She was taking photos in difficult conditions with her large format pinhole camera and sent me a couple of her tests when I got back from my trip. I still have them, somewhere.

To get a glimpse see over for more, but it’s no substitute for the real thing – nor should it be. Tomorrow, photo news catch up and some show openings…

All photos Miranda Gavin, 2011.

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As museums and public art institutions use social media networks and third-party sites to share content, think flickr, youtube, etc, audiences are being asked to participate in various ways. With this show, San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts called members of the public to send in photos from the 1960s that have social meaning for them Where were you between 1960-1969?. Follow this link to the Streetwise page

And if you want, you can see more photos that have been uploaded by members of the public from their sitting-moon portrait sessions on the chair at the gallery. Follow this MOPA link for more.

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Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photography Shows, street photography Tagged: Imagine That!, Inside Out: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Photographic Arts, photo shows, portraits, portraiture, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, San Diego, San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts, Street photography, Streetwise: Masters of 60s Photography