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Canon UK today announced that its Pro Solutions Show will be returning again on 25th and 26th October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. Aimed at video, broadcast and still imaging professionals, visitors will experience Canon’s complete workflow solution from image capture to output.

Held for the second time in 2010, last year’s show attracted over 2800 professionals. Now in its third year, Canon Pro Solutions 2011 has been designed to be the largest and most comprehensive consumer focused exhibition of Canon’s Imaging products. Its aim is to educate and inspire visitors and to demonstrate how Canon technology and that of compatible products can be used by professionals in their digital workflow to generate increased revenue and business.

Entrance to the show will be free for all those who pre-register online. Highlights from 2010’s show and a registration form for 2011 can be found at: www.canon.co.uk/prosolutions2011

The convergence of stills and video technology will continue to be an extremely important element of the show and visitors will be able to gain a greater understanding of how to develop and evolve their businesses in a rapidly changing market. The Pro Solutions Show will centre around an extensive display of Canon products and visitors will also have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of professional workflow solutions. This will be complemented by a comprehensive schedule of free seminars given by Canon Ambassadors and renowned photographers and filmmakers from a spectrum of genres.

Once again there will be a wide range of companies at the show who provide tailored products, services and solutions to professionals, and visitors will be able to try and buy at the show.

Susie Donaldson, Consumer Marketing Director, Canon UK and Ireland said “We are delighted that the Pro Solutions show will return again in 2011. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors from last years show was very positive. Last year professional image makers used the show to get hands on with the entire Canon professional range, and the information shared at the seminars and live demonstrations gave them a vital insight into how to maximise their business potential. Canon is proud of our unique proposition of image-capture to image-output, and the content for this years Pro Solutions Show 2011 looks set to be really exciting.

”Further details and information about the show, seminars and exhibitors will be released during the run-up to the show

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Eerie Infrared Photography of Chernobyl Exhibits in Berkshire

Premier of ‘Chernobyl’s Zone of Alienation’, thought-provoking post-nuclear photography by Darren Nisbett, takes place in Eton, Berkshire, throughout July 2011For many people, a photography excursion is about visiting popular tourist attractions and shooting pretty views. Accomplished Berkshire photographer, Darren Nisbett, has turned this concept on its head to produce a hauntingly ghostlike series of infrared works depicting the post-nuclear evacuation zone around the Chernobyl power plant and the battle for dominance between old soviet architecture and new encroaching flora. ‘Chernobyl’s Zone of Alienation’ will be exhibited throughout July 2011 at the Rhubarb and Custard gallery, Eton, Berkshire. The exhibition coincides with the Chernobyl disaster’s 25th anniversary year.“I wanted to capture the overpowering sense of silence, the greys of the concrete and asphalt and the contrast of the increasingly dominant plants and trees.”

An amateur photographer whose digital work spans four years, Darren has twice visited Chernobyl to produce his body of infrared shots. His second visit and the resulting exhibition became particularly poignant in view of the recent natural disaster in Japan and the problems at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The surreal Chernobyl photos include depictions of abandoned bumper cars, kindergarten beds, train tracks and vast Communist-era buildings, with the infrared techniques creating a spectral feel to the trees, wild plants and pools of toxic moss that are reclaiming the land from its crumbling concrete monoliths.Darren says: “I’ve always been interested in visiting places that are off the beaten track – especially if they’re associated with darker moments in history. For me, photography trips have never been about exotic safaris or the arctic and my overseas travels have included Pompeii and Auschwitz. In the UK, I spend my spare time exploring and photographing abandoned and decaying buildings and castles; I also like our Victorian graveyards for their atmosphere and serenity.”He adds: “At Chernobyl, especially on my second trip, I wanted to capture the overpowering sense of silence, the greys of the concrete and asphalt and the contrast of the increasingly dominant plants and trees. I was interested in the objects and interiors of the buildings, and the lives of the people that were left behind. From a personal point of view, it’s humbling to see the after effects and to meet the people that still work there, despite the risks to their health.”

Darren took the photos with a Canon 450D that has been converted to take infrared images using a 10-22mm wide-angle lens. He also used a Canon 5D Mark II with 17-40mm or 24-105mm lens and Heliopan IR filters. “The infrared filters transform what is seen by the human eye into a dreamlike image,” says Darren. “The processing gives the images the distinct ‘traditional’ feel of high speed infrared film with its characteristic grain, contrast and halation (light leakage). The images for the exhibition are printed using Silver Gelatine to further enhance the film feel.”The resulting images have been picked up by one of the UK’s leading photographic magazines and will be showcased in a multi page spread in its July issue.The exhibition of Darren’s works takes place at the boutique photography gallery, Rhubarb and Custard, 4 High Street, Eton, Berkshire, 01753 676404 , Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 4:30pm during July 2011. Entry is free.The profits of the exhibition will be donated to the Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) which works with the children of Chernobyl and Belarus to address health problems caused by the nuclear accident.

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Biological Photography Museum

I was having a wander through the museum at Biological Photography and Imaging yesterday and I came across some very strange items { well to me they were } and I am not talking about Dr David Fox the museum curator.

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Odd things in that museum, even the Kilner jar. Dr Tom Hartman said that it was unique in the fact that they stop making these jars back during the war when the factory was blow up. There is a lot to look at and photograph in this museum more then enough to hold anyone’s attention. If you have a interest in old bones, fish heads, small hedgehogs and strange looking mussels then drop a line to thomas.hartman@nottingham.ac.uk if you would like to know more on the course we run at Nottingham University, MSc Biological Photography and Imaging then contact david.mcmahon@nottingham.ac.uk

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Deadly is Beautiful

The very first time I saw a jellyfish was back in 1970 on my aunties black and white television, I was truly amazed by these slow and graceful creatures  but deadly to the touch. It was not until 1990 that I came across one in real life, I had to hold myself back from reaching out to touch.

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Ellery Chu

The students of the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, attend the British Wildlife center as part of the techniques in the Field project. Here they have about five hours to obtain the images they need to create an article on the British wildlife center which forms part of this major project. Below is part of the project did.

Wildlife Photography of the Year is always the focus in the field of wildlife photography. And not only in the U.K. – this contest is famous, and exhibitions are held around the world. Wildlife Photography of the Year is held in cooperatation with British Natural History Museum and BBC British Wildlife Magazine. It is the biggest and the lead wildlife photography contest in the world. The main focus in the contest is to encourage the professional and other photographers to document the beauty, magnificence, and variety of nature. That is in order to emphasize how beautiful and important nature is. Since 1964 this contest has become one of the most important wildlife photography contests worldwide. The ceremony in London every October attracted plenty photographers to attend. In 2008, there were thirty two thousand pieces of work submitted from 82 countries and there were over one hundred winners. Moreover, the worldwide exhibition was started in 1987. It is not only to demonstrate the highly-skilled photography, but it’s also become one of themost important conservation activities in the world.

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George Marshal Photographer

Biography
Originally from Nottingham, I am now a London based freelance photographer and cofounder of The Albion BMX magazine. In 2006 I graduated with a masters in photography from the University of Nottingham and as an undergraduate exchange student I studied photography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Clients
The Albion BMX Magazine
Nature Publishing Group
Ride UK BMX Magazine
The Bicycle Buyer
Carhartt Streetwear
The Ride Journal
Relentless
ESPN
Seventies
Champfest magazine
Rapha
Madison

Exhibitions
Fujifilm Distinctions Awards 2008 Merit winner
Award winners were exhibited Bayeux, 78 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EP.
29th January – 9th May 2009

Snap. A group exhibition of portrait and documentary photography.
Yinka Shonibare’s Gallery, 1 Andrews Road,Broadway Market, East London.
5th February – 22nd February 2009

Open Studio. An exhibition of photographic work by Alanna Lawley & George Marshall
Hackney Wicked Art Festival
31st July – 2nd August 2009

Joyride. Bicycle Film Festival Art Show
Opening night Wednesday 13 October 2010
Open hours 12–6, October 13–17

Links
Interview on deluxebmx.com
Flickr
Defgrip photogallery
Rapha Survey London

Contact information
Tel: 07749240144
email: georgemarshallphoto@gmail.com

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Microscopy Research Project

Maria Balashova, was a student on the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course at the University of Nottingham during the Academic year of 2009/10. This is part of the  research project she carried out during the year.

The structure of arthropod foot attachment structures has always fascinated scientists. Because feet are actively involved in locomotion, they need to be able to rapidly detach from the substrate while walking, but also to strongly attach to enable the individual to hold on to the surface. Different arthropods have achieved this in different ways, but the main structures involved are smooth adhesive pads, hairy pads and claws. In general, claws are used on rough surfaces, and adhesive pads are employed on smooth surfaces.

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All of the images were taken using a Scanning electron microscope which is part of the School of Biology, so high magnification images can be captured for the research material.

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