Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5

Peter Krogh has released a new multimedia eBook titled Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5. In this book, Peter outlines a universal method to understand how to store, tag and make creations with your photos using the tools in Lightroom 5. The eBook has 208 pages, and includes 114 embedded videos providing more than 7 hours of workflow instruction. The book is available as an electronic download, as a DVD, and very soon as a printed book/DVD combo.

Here is a 10% discount code for Prodig readers.

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Emerging Artists Bursaries £30,000

Sky Arts and IdeasTap are giving away five Bursaries of £30,000 each for emerging artists aged 18-30.

skyartslogoThe bursaries are designed to help talented individuals from a range of creative disciplines focus on their creative practice for a whole year. In addition to the funding, winners are paired with creative and business mentors to support their development.

The Futures Fund is open to UK and Irish applicants working in the following fields:

·      Performing arts ­ theatre-makers including directors, producers, puppeteers

·      Dance ­ including dancers and choreographers

·      Music ­ including composers, conductors, musicians and songwriters

·      Visual art ­ including painters, photographers, animators, digital artists

·      Creative producing ­ for people who bring together different artists

·      Creative writing ­ including playwrights, novelists and poets

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 December.

Find out more and apply at

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Terry O’Neill Award entries invited

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The Terry O’Neill Photography Award this year includes a new Mobile Device category sponsored by the Royal Photographic Society.

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RPS funding deadlines

rpsJust a quick reminder of the closing dates for the RPS Project and Event Funding

Environmental Awareness Project Funding – May 31st 2013
The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering funding for two 1-year projects to UK residents, to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. The funding will provide £3000 to assist with travel expenses, photographic equipment and other project-related costs.  There are two awards available for applicants aged 16-25 and 26+ years.  Application Form Word PDF

RPS Postgraduate Bursary – Closing date 28 June 2013
To support postgraduate students undertaking photographic research or studying Masters courses in photography. Application Form PDF

Short Film Award in partnership with Depict! closing date 8th July 2013 

RPS Society Events Funding – Applications can be made all year round
To enable young photographers to attend selected Society Regional and Group events that they would not normally be able to afford. This Young Student Funding is only open to bids from Society Regional and Group Organisers.

Joan Wakelin Bursary
The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers photographers £2,000 and the chance to have their work published in the Guardian. The Bursary, administered by the Guardian and The Royal Photographic Society, is awarded to the photographer who presents the best proposal for a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue. Submission is open to all, with no restriction on age or qualification. More information »

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Check who strips your Meta Data

Social Media and Cloud storage facilities may well be stripping the data which proves you own your images.

The Embedded Metadata Initiative have tested various sites and facilities. They list which ones do what, and which preserve or strip your data.

NOTE: you will see that Facebook, Twitter and Flickr strip everything !!!

Embedded Metadata Initiative » 
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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act:

All your pics belong to everyone now

UK Coalition Government passes unprecedented law.

Sign the e-gov petition against this Act » 

The following appeared in The Register…

Amateur and professional illustrators and photographers alike will find themselves ensnared by the changes, the result of lobbying by Silicon Valley and radical bureaucrats and academics. The changes are enacted in the sprawling Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which received Royal Assent last week, and it marks a huge shift in power away from citizens and towards large US corporations.

How so? Previously, and in most of the world today, ownership of your creation is automatic, and legally considered to be an individual’s property. That’s enshrined in the Berne Convention and other international treaties, where it’s considered to be a basic human right. What this means in practice is that you can go after somebody who exploits it without your permission – even if pursuing them is cumbersome and expensive.

The UK coalition government’s new law reverses this human right. When last year Instagram attempted to do something similar, it met a furious backlash. But the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act has sailed through without most amateurs or semi-professionals even realising the consequences.
Read article in full  »

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Henry Carter & The Divisive Moment

We’ve just received this via @KatrinEismann and others:

It’s worth a read.

Protect Metadata! RT @duckrabbitblog: Henry Carter and the divisive moment? fight for your metadata.
Below is just a short extract. Read the full article on, its essential and very interesting.

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At a time when there are more images being created than ever before, and millions more being made and uploaded every day, it strikes me that the likes of Facebook could do a lot more to protect metadata. With such a proliferation of imagery I’d argue it becomes more, rather than less, important to ensure provenance of work and accuracy and integrity of metadata. It appears though that Fb sees such information simply as a way to grow connections, target advertising, generate revenue, please shareholders, whilst many others see it as an inconvenience that is best removed to allow them to exploit images for pennies each, relying on the vast number of images available to leverage a profit.

But I’d suggest they are failing to see far enough ahead, not realizing the value this metadata will have in years to come.

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Melanie Manchot talk

1 November 2012, 19:00 - 21:00
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, UK
Redeye in collaboration with Manchester Art Gallery is delighted to welcome Melanie Manchot for the first in a series of three Thursday evening talks, running alongside the current photographic exhibition, Focal Points.
Melanie Manchot studied at New York University before completing her MFA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London in 1992.
Working with photography, video, film and sound her practice explores performative and participatory situations, often in relation to public space. The work is located at the threshold between the documentary and staged events, looking at individuals in relation to communities or collective experiences.
Manchot has exhibited widely with recent solo shows at The Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2009 and 2010; Goff and Rosenthal, New York, 2007 and Galerie m, Bochum, Germany, 2007 and 2011. She has participated in numerous biennales, such as 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2007; Thessaloniki Biennale and Istanbul Biennale both 2009.
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Career Workshops

The Redeye photography network is presenting a series of events over the next few months aimed at anyone who wishes to further their photographic career.

Redeye’s career development workshops provide essential, cutting edge information on building your photographic career and business. They are aimed at any photographer or artist who is considering, or has recently started, working professionally, selling their work, collaborating with others, or who wants their work to be seen more widely and taken more seriously.
Led by a range of experts from the world of photography, the arts and creative industries, this series gives you the very best information and
guidance to support your creative careers.

For details and booking –

Programme Breakdown:
SESSION  1   Overview: what you really need to know.
Wednesday 3 October 2012, 14:00-16:00
SESSION  2  Marketing & Networking.*
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 10:30-17:00
SESSION  3  Business set-up and Collaboration.
Wednesday 31 October 2012, 10:30-17:00
SESSION  4  Business & Legal.
Wednesday 14 November 2012, 10:30-17:00
SESSION  5  Fundraising.
Wednesday 28 November 2012, 10:30-17:00
SESSION  6  Getting Seen – Exhibiting & Print Sales.
Wednesday 23 January 2013, 10:30-17:00
SESSION  7  Getting Seen – Publication in print & online.
Wednesday 6 February 2013, 10:30-17:00

All Sessions take place at
Instituto Cervantes, 326/330 Deansgate,
Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester, M3 4FN, UK

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Print on Demand books

David Riecks has compiled a list of companies currently operating in the Print on Demand sphere. Questions about who what where are often asked on Prodig, so check out this link…

PoD list by David Riecks

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Redeye’s Lightbox aims to launch the careers of some of the UK’s most promising photographers through workshops, networking, participation and presentation as many photographers are talented but fewer are equipped with what it takes to get their work noticed.

[click the image right to download PDF leaflet]

The first stage of Redeye Lightbox2012 will be an intensive week of workshops, case studies and networking opportunities. Based at Instituto Cervantes, Manchester from 17-21 September 2012, the programme will include:

  • Guidance and support by a range of experts from the world of photography, the arts and creative industries
  • The changing nature of professional photography and photographic art Case studies and information on new digital possibilities, web and print publishing, exhibiting, marketing, publicising and launching your project
  • Networking opportunities with gallery directors, publishers, and other facilitators
  • A platform for “resource partners” – owners or managers of appropriate resources which may be made available for the Lightbox 2 projects (E.g. public spaces, screens or publishers)

A few comments from previous Lightbox participants:

“…I felt more inspired by it than I had been by any other educational/cultural event I’ve had an opportunity to participate in over the last few years. It really demystified so many areas of photographic practice and of the institutions behind it for me…”

“…It was fantastic, extremely well managed and the speakers were great. I came away buzzing and the week will definitely change my photographic life from a thinking, marketing and tackling ways to get my work shown…”

“…I really enjoyed the week and was blown away by the quality of the speakers and the amount that was packed into the course. I would thoroughly recommend it to other photographers if you ran it again…”

“…I have just finished a photography degree and although we did a module that was supposed to prepare us for life after University I feel that Lightbox has really been something I needed at this time…”

For further details:-
please click the image above to download the e-flyer
send Redeye an email to Mark at
or call Redeye on 0845 456 0260

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In Conversation – Birmingham

Birmingham City University and Birmingham Central Library are collaborating to present a series of free, public conversations with some of the world’s leading photographers, curators, historians and theorists of photography to share their ideas and experiences of working with photography and the archive in order to situate local debates in a global context.
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Monday 25th June 2012, 6.00pm
Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ
The Shadow of a Dark Horse in Low Light – Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

This talk will focus on the artists’ practice of working with and responding to historical photographs and collections. Broomberg and Chanarin explore the task of the artist to disturb the ordered categories of the archive, uncovering hidden gestures and narratives and reactivating cultural memory.

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are artists living and working in London. Their latest book War Primer 2 is published by MACK (2011). They teach at the School of Visual Arts in New York, are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London and will be running a semester at ZHdK in Zurich this autumn.

Thursday 28th June 2012, 6.00pm
Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ
On Becoming the Magnum Archive – Alison Nordström

The talk will examine the transition of the Magnum ‘picture library’ from its original status as a collec.on of images and a tool for doing business to a photographic ‘archive’ housed at the University of Texas. In doing so it tracks the parallel shift in thinking about photography that has taken place over recent decades, accompanied by the digital turn.

Alison Nordstrom is Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House, Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York. She has curated over 100 exhibitions of photography including major surveys of landscape, portraiture, travel photographs and journalism.

Joining Alison to discuss the issues raised in her talk will be Nick Galvin, former Archive Director, Magnum Photos, London

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National Photography Symposium 2012

Redeye presents its fourth National Photography Symposium on 27 to 29 April 2012.

It takes place in London, in and around Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, as part of what promises to be a highly stimulating hotbed of photographic events at World Photo London.

The National Photography Symposium explores the most critical and talked-about subjects for photography and photographers. It’s strongly recommended for anyone interested in the development of photography in the UK, who might want to understand or influence how the big decisions get made.

Subjects include work and the economy, collaborations, archives, press ethics, the print market, and a host of informal discussions and inspiring presentations.

Speakers this year include Simon Norfolk, Jem Southam, Anne McNeill, Peter Kennard, Esther Teichmann, David Hoffman, Pete James, Sara T’Rula, Pauline Hadaway, Neil Turner, Andrew Wiard, and more confirming all the time.

link: More details

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Online ‘Usage Calculator’

The AOP has launched a public, free to use, Usage Calculator. Its intended to be a key tool to help you in your usage negotiations whether you are a photographer, agent, agency or client.

The Usage Calculator is an online version of the calculations in Beyond The Lens (Rights, Ethics and Business Practice in Professional Photography).

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