This Week in Photography – news from the week of 2-8 June
Welcome to the latest instalment of our new weekly photography news section, with the stories that matter to serious photographers, along with pithy comment and insightful analysis
Apple reveals new MacOS and iOS8
It’s been a busy week for Apple, with the tech goliath announcing a new version of MacOS X, called Yosemite, and iOS 8 for mobile devices.
Yosemite features a raft of interface tweaks including the slightly worryingly named Handoff (it lets you start an activity on one design and pass it to the other).
For photographers, noteworthy improvements include the ability to access iCloud Drive from within the Finder, making it easier to store large images.
Meanwhile the new iOS8 offers automatic and manual horizon straightening and access to iCloud Photo Library, for accessing images across devices. Click here to learn more about Yosemite, and click here to learn more about iOS 8.
Custom colour Olympus OM-Ds released
Olympus has released three limited editions of its well-received OM-D E-M10 system camera, in green, black or orange. You also get a more thickly padded strap and a 14-42mm M.Zuiko pancake lens.
The green and black versions can be bought for £749 from selected stockists, while the green one is a Harrods exclusive, so book your train ticket to London now. Released late June. Click here for more details.
UK photographer wins water contest
It’s been known to rain occasionally in Britain, so it’s fitting a UK photographer has won a water-themed contest organised by the The Society of International Wildlife and Nature Photographers.
Kutub Uddin won the contest with his image, ‘Raining,’ taken in his garden in Bognor Regis, Sussex. He used a Sony Alpha 77 and 100mm macro lens.
SEE MORE: Water photography – make stunning pictures of water in any environment
Magnum photo t-shirts
A limed range of t shirts featuring images from the Magnum Photos archive has been released by a company called photo.clothing.
The first five photographers featured are Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, Richard Kalvar, Chris Steele-Perkins and David Alan Harvey.
Once photo.clothing has completed its Kickstarter funding campaign, it will launch its full website, giving access to over 300 Magnum images for printing on clothes. You can watch their Kickstarter campaign video below.
Nikon 1 V3
Looking for a neat compact system camera with touchscreen, built-in WiFi and fast continuous shooting mode? Nikon 1 V3 is the company’s best system camera yet. Check out TechRadar’s full Nikon 1 V3 review and sample images
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on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 10:00 am under News.
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