Reuters rejects RAW !

Lucky my main “events” camera can be set to shoot both, on separate cards simultaneously because I know I’ll forget to check which format I’m shooting. What do you think of this new JPG only format Reuters has adopted?

Here’s some links for more info:

Focal length and compression

Here’s a good visual example (from digital photography school) of differing focal length and its effects on the background:

ZEISS Photography Award 2016

“The ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond” invites photographers to submit work responding to the brief “meaningful places” by 5th February 2016.”

Entry Start:
Entry Close:


One winner will

Receive €15,000 (Euros) worth of ZEISS camera lenses

Be flown to the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony in London

Have the option of working individually with ZEISS

Be announced to media worldwide

Receive international exposure on the WPO website

Be exhibited, alongside other selected contest images, at Somerset House, London, from 22nd April – 8th May 2016.

Here’s the link:

Sony World Photography Awards 2016

“The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.

The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

Free to enter, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit either their best single shots or series of work. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.

The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by link:leaders.”he

Here’s the link:

Most popular courses at CreativeLive

Below is a list of a few best-selling classes for the Photo & Video segment at Creative Live. Enjoy!

28 Days with Sue Bryce
Fundamentals of Photography 2015 with John Greengo
The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience with Jasmine Star
Posing 101 with Lindsay Adler
Newborn Posing with Kelly Brown

NEW Topaz Texture Effects

Looking to get the textured and toned images you love without the headaches of searching for textures and lengthy workflows?

Texture Effects is loaded with over 275 high-resolution textures, light leaks and other assets so you can stop the search the minute it starts. Combined with powerful blending and masking tools, Texture Effects lets you create the look you love, the way you want, all contained in an intuitive, easy to use software.

Topaz Textures Effects

Topaz Textures Effects

Pixoto Contest: Animal Faces

“Some people say you can see the soul of a creature by looking into its eyes. Show us the personality of your favorite creature with photos of animal faces.”

$210.40 in prizes.  Enter here:

  • Submission Deadline: 11/28/2015
  • Closing: in 20 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes
  • Winners Announced: 12/3/2015

Canon X One Championship

Join Canon Imaging Academy (CIA) in a exclusive photography workshop with ONE Championship official photographer, Dux Carvajal and stand a chance to win an opportunity to shoot alongside CIA Principal Instructor, Alvin Foo on the actual fight night on 13 Nov 2015.

Register HERE