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Photo News – British Journal of Photography launches new iPad app


The British Journal of Photography is launching its iPad app tomorrow – for free, at least for now – and ahead of its launch I got a chance to test drive the Autumn issue. These are my thoughts and initial impressions, having downloaded and played with it for around an hour yesterday on a friend’s iPad.

I am not an iPad user, so I was getting used to the various sweeps, scrolls and swipes required to browse pages, bring up other menus and access specifics articles and images. This meant that it probably took me longer to do everything than a regular iPad user. With this caveat in mind, these are my thoughts.

Firstly, I had problems locating the app to download and ended up on a How to Use screen with lots of instructions. Clicking on the Issues button located in the top navigation bar, I got a sub-menu showing two video clips to download for £0.69. I later found out that I needed to press on the tablet to bring up the menu screen and then when I did, I needed to press the Back button to access a menu with three option one of which took me to the free content. Perhaps the default page that comes up could link directly to this menu, rather than the one with the video clips?

First hurdle cleared. Next, downloading the app. Warning it takes up nearly half a gig of space, well 400MB, so don’t download if you’re mobile and using a SIM card, or you could end up using a lot of your month’s download allowance in one go. It’s better to download from your wi-fi at home.

Once downloaded, the animated front cover portrait of the woman left me intrigued, but also slightly disturbed; the overall effect was a little spooky. Though it took me a while to get used to the scroll action, I soon found I could navigate more easily between sections and the bar showing thumbnails of the pages, though very small and difficult to read, allowed me to jump from section to section and from page to page.

But I did get a little confused, at times, as to what would follow next, sometimes it was clearly an advert, other times, I wasn’t so sure – the online experience of reading and looking involves so much more skimming and making snap judgments about what to stop and read, or look at. Clean design, high-quality content, with an interesting mix of topical features and reports, has left me keen to give the app another go –  I didn’t have a chance to do justice to the content, let alone explore the moving image material.

The app was created by Incisive Media’s in-house designers using the Mag+ platform. To watch a video of the of the first issue, visit BJPapp. The app will be available quarterly, exclusively through iTunes, the first issue is available free to download from tomorrow 7 September.

Contents in Issue 1 include:
• Exclusive interviews with celebrated portrait photographer Anton Corbijn and acclaimed German film director Wim Wenders on the relationship between still and motion images
• Five photographers, including Tim Walker and Zed Nelson, discuss their first adventures in filmmaking
• A special report on the role of photojournalism since 9/11
• Q&A with legendary South African photographer David Goldblatt
• A trend report on the new fashion for “character culture”
• Reviews of the latest photography gear, including tests of cameras, software, lighting and accessories.

Filed under: Photography Products, Uncategorized Tagged: BJP, British Journal of Photography, iPad app, photo app

What’s next?

Coinciding with FOAM‘s tenth anniversary is a forward-looking micro-site: What’s Next. The site a selection of articles and reflections by some of the most interesting minds in photography today, covering everything from the future of the institution to the effects of digital media on photography.

The good people at FOAM say: “The question ‘What’s Next?’ is founded in our conviction that photography has fundamentally changed during the last twenty years. And this process of change and transition might not be finished yet. The digitalization of the medium has altered every aspect of photography, whether it is the photograph as an object, the position of the professional photographer, the function of the photo lab, the news agency or the photography museum.

In fact the question ‘What’s Next?’ is about far more than ‘just’ the future of photography. It is also about the future of a society dictated by visual media, of a society in which people primarily communicate with technological tools that have been developed and made into consumer products with incredible speed. It is about the future of a society in which every layman can and will be a photographer, sharing his experiences with newly made online communities, a society in which the experience of time and space have drastically changed.”

In conjunction with the website FOAM recently held a fascinating symposium, a few video clips of which you can see here:

To see more videos like this from FOAM click here

Places still available for Anders Petersen workshop in Morocco!

There are still two places available for the 1000 Words Workshop with highly-acclaimed Swedish photographer, Anders Petersen at riad 9 in Fez, Morocco (27 April-1 May 2011). We are asking both professional and amateur photographers to submit entries for this rare and challenging experience.

Watch these video clips from a previous workshop for a taster Anders in action. This should get your creative juices flowing:

Please click here for more information and how to submit. As you’ll, see we’ve extended the deadline for applications to 28 March.

An Officer and a Gentleman Video Clips…Including an Amazing Russian One

Just a selection of clips from An Officer and a Gentleman + one other clip that just had to be included. I’m partial to the Russian-dubbed version.
Thank you to Sarah White-Ayón for her collaboration on this.

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And here’s the Russian one:

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An Officer and a Gentleman Video Clips…Including an Amazing Russian One

Just a selection of clips from An Officer and a Gentleman + one other clip that just had to be included. I’m partial to the Russian-dubbed version.
Thank you to Sarah White-Ayón for her collaboration on this.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

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And here’s the Russian one:

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