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ISSUE NO: 665
DATE: 12/7/2016
 
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INTRODUCING THE FUJIFILM X-A10: THE COMPACT LIGHTWEIGHT AND STYLISH MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA

The X-A10 delivers the X Series’ premium image quality in any shooting conditions with ease, making it the ideal choice for a first interchangeable lens camera 

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will launch the mirrorless digital camera, the FUJIFILM X-A10; a new addition to the X Series range of cameras that deliver outstanding picture quality. 

Despite its compact and lightweight design, the X-A10 combines a 16.3 megapixel sensor with the company’s colour-reproduction technology, refined over more than 80 years, to deliver the premium image quality synonymous to the X Series with ease.  This makes the X-A10 an ideal first interchangeable lens camera.

Combining a 16.3 megapixel sensor and Fujifilm’s colour-reproduction technology, refined over more than 80 years, to deliver premium picture quality - The X-A10 combines a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine that achieves Fujifilm’s excellent photo quality. Sharp FUJINON lenses that boast ultimate image resolution, and the proprietary colour-reproduction technology, refined over more than 80 years, allows users to capture premium quality images in any shooting conditions.  Fujifilm is particularly renowned for accurately reproducing skin tones, and the X-A10 is built with this advanced skin tone reproduction capability, allowing you to produce high-quality portraiture.

180-degree slide-and-tilt LCD with 100% visibility for facilitating “self-portraits” - The rear LCD employs the slide-and-tilt mechanism so that even when it is tilted by 180 degrees, the LCD is not blocked by the camera, allowing for 100% visibility.  The grip is shaped to accommodate both normal shooting and self-portraits.  When taking a self-portrait, you can focus and release the shutter by pressing the vertical command dial found directly below your index finger to minimise camera shake.  Rotating the tilting LCD upward by 180 degrees activates the Eye Detection AF to automatically adjust the focus on the subject’s eyes.  The X-A10 also features the Portrait Enhancer mode for natural and beautiful skin-tone reproduction.

Compact and lightweight camera body with retro design and intuitive operability - The compact and lightweight X-A10 sports a retro design. The use of two Command Dials means you only need a thumb to quickly adjust aperture, shutter speed and exposure settings.  Frequently used functions such as white balance, continuous shooting and the self-timer can be assigned to standalone function buttons, eliminating the need to go through the Menu screens to change settings.

Inheriting FUJIFILM X-A2’s popular performance features - Its energy-efficient design means the X-A10 is capable of shooting approx. 410 frames on a single battery charge.  When fitted with the standard zoom kit lens “XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II,” the camera offers the class-leading minimum working distance of approx. 7cm from the front edge of the lens, allowing close-up macro photography.

Product features:-

-Outstanding image quality, made possible by the newly-developed 16.3 megapixel image sensor

-Designed for perfect self-portraits

-Extended battery life of approx. 410 frames per charge

-Class-leading minimum working distance

-Super Intelligent Flash

-Full HD video recording

-Versatile shooting functions including the electronic shutter with the maximum speed of 1/32000 sec

-Wireless communication functionality enables remote shooting from smartphones and tablet devices*1

*1 AndroidTM smartphones and tablet devices as well as iPhones and iPads

AVAILABILITY:-FUJIFILM X-A10 with XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II kit will be available from January 2017.

W - https://www.fujifilm.eu/ie/products/digital-cameras/interchangeable-lens-cameras/model/x-a10

 


 

CHRISTMAS GIFT: POLAROIDS NEXT GENERATION INSTANT DIGITAL CAMERA - THE NEW POLAROID SNAP TOUCH

With a 3.5" LCD Touchscreen Display and App-Driven Creative Control - Polaroid Once Again Redefines Sharing for the Digital Age with the New Polaroid Snap Touch

Instant photography has been at the heart of the Polaroid brand for nearly 80 years, and today it is reimagined with the Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital camera. With the Polaroid Snap Touch, Polaroid is able to offer the traditional instant photography experience it's known for with new features specifically aimed at today's digital user. The Polaroid Snap Touch follows in the footsteps of the highly successful first generation Polaroid Snap. 

Snap, Print and Share - Taking the Polaroid Snap to the next level, the new Polaroid Snap Touch incorporates a wide range of updated features for an enhanced instant experience. Updates include the addition of a 3.5" LCD touchscreen for framing shots and navigating the camera's menu, a new and improved 13 megapixel CMOS sensor for higher-quality images as well as 1080p full HD video recording capability. All images and video are stored on a micro SD card (up to 128GB) to allow for sharing later.  Integrated within the Polaroid Snap Touch is a printer which uses ZINK® Zero Ink Printing Technology. This gives consumers the ability to capture and instantly print full-color, 2x3" photographs, all at a significantly lower cost than traditional instant film prints. Of course the new Polaroid Snap Touch is ideal for today's selfie shooters thanks to a self-timer and the addition of a fun selfie mirror that ensures the user is framed perfectly in the shot. Additionally, the instant digital camera offers three color modes—black and white, color, and vintage sepia—with the option to print with or without the iconic Polaroid Classic Border Logo.

Bluetooth Enabled for Even More Versatility - Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and integration with the Polaroid Print App, users are no longer limited to just printing photos captured by the camera itself.  Using Bluetooth and the app, users can now pair the Polaroid Snap Touch with other devices such as smartphones and tablets to transform the device into an instant photoprinter. The app, available free for iOS and Android, will also give users the ability to edit and enhance images saved on other mobile devices using a number of creative filters, digital stickers, effects and controls, and then print via the Polaroid Snap Touch. Exploring the Polaroid Print App allows users to unlock trophies and other fun hidden features. No matter what device their images are taken with, they'll be able to share the fun with their own creative flair.

The Polaroid Snap Touch was designed in partnership with renowned design firm, Ammunition, the studio that was also behind the Polaroid Zip instant photoprinter and Polaroid Cube and Polaroid Cube+ lifestyle action cameras. With the Polaroid Snap family of instant digital camerasAmmunition created a sense of continuity between classic Polaroid cameras and current Polaroid products. Led by industrial designer Robert Brunner, Ammunition is the design studio behind award-winning consumer brands including Adobe, Beats by Dre, Square, Lyft, and Williams-Sonoma.

ZINK Zero Ink® Printing - Also debuting at Photokina is the Polaroid rainbow border 2x3" premium ZINK Paper®. The camera's ZINK-enabled printer uses heat to activate and colorize cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals embedded in the paper. The result is full-color, high quality, long-lasting and smudge-proof images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner. The latest version of ZINK Paper features five fun, brightly colored borders reminiscent of the familiar white Polaroid Classic Border Logo the brand is famous for. The colored border will automatically appear around the image after a photo is printed. In addition to the new Polaroid Snap Touch, the Polaroid rainbow border 2x3" premium ZINK Paper is compatible with the first generation Polaroid Snap and Polaroid Zip instant photoprinter.

ZINK 2x3" photos print in just under a minute so consumers can instantly share the photo with their friends and family. Additionally, ZINK Paper is adhesive backed so the photo can be used as a sticker as well. 

The ‘Polaroid Snap Touch’ Instant Digital Camera - is now available for pre-order for  €199.99 form all of the following:- Conns Cameras, The Carmera Centre, Whelan Carmeras, Sam Mc Cauley’s and O’leary Camera World.

Or contact Polaroid Ireland at Hahnel Industries, Bandon, Co Cork – T +353 (0)23-8841606.

W – http://www.hahnel.ieHahnel Industries - Irish Distributors of Polaroid


 

CHRISTMAS PHOTOBOOK SALE AT THE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IRELAND

Saturday & Sunday December 10th - 11th

At the Gallery of Photography – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
 
Grab yourself a photobook bargain in our first ever Photobook Sale next weekend and fill those Christmas stockings!

The Gallery of Photography have over 400 titles for sale on
Saturday December 10th, 11am - 6pm and Sunday December 11th, 1pm - 6pm.

We are also delighted to invite you to visit our online photography book shop at photobooks.site where we have over 600 titles for sale and counting.
You can order online and receive your purchase by post or come and collect in the Gallery of Photography shop. 

Happy Christmas Photobook hunters!

W - http://photobooks.site/

W - http://www.galleryofphotography.ie/


 

GRIFFITH COLLEGE FINAL YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS EXHIBIT WORK IN PROGRESS

Griffith College, renowned for their excellence in providing industry standard photographic education on their QQI accredited programmes, is gearing up for their Christmas exhibition.

The annual event, now in its 6th year, hosted by the Photography Department showcases  final year work in progress. 

The pop up exhibition runs for one evening only. Griffith College final year photography students are given the chance to show their final project work on a smaller platform to the main graduate exhibition in 2017. It provides the students with exposure, exhibition experience, a chance to reflect on their projects to date and also a real opportunity to sell their work.

Photography Programme Director, Sinead Murphy, has said of the exhibition, “We  always look forward to the Christmas exhibition, it has become a staple in our academic and social calendars’. We receive great support on the evening from recent graduates, supporters and friends in the industry. It’s a lovely way to end the semester and catch up with familiar faces.”

The exhibition is being held on Thursday December 15th from 6.30pm - 9.30pm.  The show is being held in the Auditorium building in Griffith College, room AF203.

Griffith College Dublin, SCR., Dublin 8 – Tel 01 -4150400

Refreshments and mince pies will be served on the evening.

Find Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/griffithcollegephotography/

Course Information: https://www.griffith.ie/faculties/journalism-media-communications/courses/bachelor-arts-photographic-media

W – http://www.griffith.ie


 

INTRODUCING THE NEW METZ MECABLITZ M400 FLASH: WHICH WAS ANNOUNCED AT PHOTOKINA 2016

It is now available in the UK & Ireland in Canon, Nikon, Micro FourThirds, Pentax, Sony and Fuji fittings.

Powered by four AAA sized NiMH, alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries, the Metz mecablitz M400 has a zoom-swivel head covering a FOV range matching that of a full-frame 24-105mm lens, with a guide number of 40 (in metres at ISO 100/21Degree) at the 105mm position. Depending on your camera, the mecablitz M400 with master and slave mode also offers wireless TTL flash functionality.

The M400 comes with an adjustable LED video/modelling light, bounce card and integrated wide-angle diffuser.

Other highlights include high-speed flash synchronisation, second-curtain sync and red-eye reduction. 

W – http://www.DML.ieDML Dublin Irish Distributors of Metz

 


 

SEALIFE UNVEILED THEIR LATEST DIGITAL UNDERWATER CAMERA: THE DC2000

As SeaLife’s most advanced underwater camera to date - the DC2000 includes a full featured waterproof inner camera and an ergonomic, precisely designed and matched 200ft/60m underwater housing. 

The DC2000 is equipped with a 20-megapixel 1"-type CMOS sensor, which can also capture Full HD videos at 60 frames per second, and a 31mm (eq.) f/1.8 lens. With the option to shoot in JPEG and DNG formats, the SeaLife DC2000 caters to both casual shooters and serious photographers.

The housing includes a flash link optical cable adapter that easily connects to one or two external flash or strobes. The wide “Piano Keys” control all the cameras essential functions, making it easy to operate with or without dive gloves.

The DC2000 inner camera includes a built-in flash, a 3” 920k hi-resolution color LCD screen and a user friendly feature navigation menu. The included 1130mAh 3.7V ion removable battery will power the camera for over two hours.

The camera is available now in December, priced at 699.95USD.

W - http://www.sealife-cameras.com


 

RAHENY CAMERA CLUB DUBLIN: END OF YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Venue: - The Red Stables, St Anne's Park

Dates: - from the 10th to the 15th December 2016


Over 30 members exhibiting landscape and portrait photographs.

Now in its third year Raheny Camera Club has over 50 members with some award winners in that time.

 


 

DUBLIN PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL ANNOUNCE A PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY IN ITALY 2017

'The Italian Job' - Photographic holiday - March 25th - 28th 2017

Grab this opportunity to photograph some of Tuscany’s most dramatic scenery, iconic architecture & the beauty of Italian culture and lifestyle. On this three night adventure you will stay in Lucca, a walled city that was the birthplace of Puccini, and visit the stunning city of Florence with its famous Piazza della Signoria and unique, lively marketplaces. You will also have the chance to develop your photography skills on an excursion to the exquisite Cinque Terre region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its walking trails and colourful cliffside villages facing out onto the Ligurian Sea.

Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, many famous artists including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci have called Tuscany home throughout the centuries. The area is not only rich in art and culture but is also world renowned for its medieval hill towns, lush vineyards and olive groves. 

We have once again joined up with TDactive Holidays  http://www.tdactive.ie as the photography tutors and we will escort you on this three night photography holiday of a lifetime

The full detailed itinerary and price list can be seen HERE! - Places are filling up so don't delay, book today!

Our contact details

Email us at info@dublinphotographyschool.ie 
Telephone us on 087 1167378
Browse our website, http://www.dublinphotographyschool.ie for our full listings
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/153403021342849/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dpsdublin




 

CPI AND ICAD HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THE YOUNG DIRECTORS AWARDS 2017

Our aim is to find, award and nurture the best of the up and coming directors in Ireland today.

The Irish commercial and advertising industry would like to invite young and recently established directors to enter work for consideration in the following categories:

Category 1 — Commercial work - Work which has been commissioned for TV or online. Directors must have had no more than five years professional experience.

Category 2 — Test/ Spec commercial - Directors must have had no more than three years professional experience.

Category 3 — Short film - Directors must have had no more than five years professional experience.

Category 4 — Music video - Directors must have had no more than three years professional experience.

Category 5 — Animation - Directors must have no more than five years professional experience.

Category 6 — Film School work - Work produced by students or recent graduates who graduated in either June 2015 or in 2016.

Category 7 — 360 Degree Video - Any medium shot in 360 Degree. Directors’ must have had no more than three years professional experience.

YDA Producers Award -  This award recognises all the hard work done by the producers of the films. If you would like to nominate your producer, you can do so when submitting your work. The producer should have no more than five years professional experience.

W – http://www.ICAD.ie  Institute of Creative Advertising & Design


 

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY 2017 HAS BEGUN

The Event Photography Awards, the Awards dedicated to finding the event industry’s best images from both amateur and professional photographers, is now open for entries.

Now in its 4th year, The Event Photography Awards has celebrated the best event ‘moments’ captured over the last few years. The winning photography has come from a range of different events, including Pride, WORK Technology Summit, Pioneers Festival, Formula 1 Grand Prix and SKODA Yeti experiential campaign, with each category having the top three photographers recognised for their work.

Photographers, event professionals, venues, agencies and suppliers alike are all being called upon to submit their imagery into the variety of categories including: Music Events; Cultural Events; Sporting Events; Corporate Events; Trade Shows; Private Events; Weddings; Experiential & Behind The Scenes.

Philip Atkins, Managing Director of Off to Work and Founder of the Event Photography Awards, said; “Photography and events are two of the most powerful forms of communication. The Event Photography Awards look to celebrate the best photography, from both amateur and professional photographers, from 2016. The past year has certainly been ‘event-filled’ and we look forward to seeing the work entered.”

The deadline for entries is 31 January 2017 for the awards, which are open to anyone working in or involved in the events and hospitality industry. Pictures by both amateur and professional photographers from any event which took place between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016 can be entered. These can be entered by the photographer directly or by the event organiser with the photographer being credited and permission having been gained.

Entrants can submit up to three photographs into any chosen category, and enter as many categories as they wish. To enter, visit website below:-

C – IPN Article Image Credit‘Lift me Up’ – by Naf Selmani – ‘Over Winning Image’

W - http://www.eventphotographyawards.com


 

THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 IF NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The World Press Photo Foundation invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest and the 7th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest.

The annual photo competition, which has been running since 1955, rewards photographers for the best single-exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. The Digital Storytelling Contest (previously known as the Multimedia Contest) rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies and the spread of the Internet. The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists and producers, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist.

The contest has four categories and is judged online.

The 2017 Photo Contest requires registration before 6 January 2017 12.00 CET and submissions can be entered until 11 January 2017 12.00.

The deadline for submissions for the 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest is 6 January 2017 12.00.

W – http://www.worldpressphoto.org/about


 

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