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12TH BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS

Five Images Nominated By Judges


Happy to share that five of my images were nominated by the judges of the Black and White Spider Awards, in the professional section, across five different categories.

“Spider Awards 2017 proves once again to be a great challenge for the jury to select the best images of the year. Every year this photographic competition increases its quality of content, reputation and prestige” said juror Andrea de Polo, Cultural Heritage Consultant at Fratelli Alinari Photo Archive in Florence.

Curator and Arts Writer Paola Anselmi added “Congratulations to all the winners. A great deal of humanity and soul in this year’s selection, maybe it is a sign of the times and a promise for future awards and photography in general.”

“This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.”

Portrait Category
La finta giardiniera

Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, waits backstage for her cue. Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London.

Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Voigtlander 17.5mm Nokton f0.95 lens.

People Category
Aromi Ice Cream

A lady serves ice cream at Aromi cafe, Cambridge.

Shot on a Leica M Monochrom (M-246) and vintage 1959 Leitz 50mm Summilux.

Children Of The World Category
Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Chorister (L-R) Lukas Siemens, Connor Carnathan, Elliot Bowes and Freddie Sparke. Westminster Cathedral Choir School. The choir rehearsing in Westminster Cathedral, London.

Shot on a Fujifilm GFX-50S and Fujinon GF63mm lens.

Fine Art Category
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Corridors at the Citizen M hotel, Tower Hill, London.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F and M.Zuiko 25mm lens.

Advertising Category
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Hanson cement mixer lorry, Tower Hill, London.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F, using a Nikkor 24mm f2 and a tilt adapter.

The images were all shot in raw and processed in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro.

IPA Honourable Mentions

Four Honourable Mentions In the International Photography Awards

Images taken from the IPA website.

Images taken from the IPA website.

Thrilled to share some good news! Three of my images and one video have all received Honourable Mentions in the IPAs ahead of the final announcement on November 2nd.

Here are the images and video honoured by the IPA:

Sunset run,  This image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens. Margate Sands, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Sunset run, This image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens. Margate Sands, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A magical London sunset. This image was shot on a Leica M9 and Leica 28mm Summicron lens. May 21, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A magical London sunset. This image was shot on a Leica M9 and Leica 28mm Summicron lens. May 21, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Sunset over west London. This image was shot on a Fujifilm X100s. April 29, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Sunset over west London. This image was shot on a Fujifilm X100s. April 29, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

 

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Back To The Future


Fujifilm’s new X-Pro1 certainly looks like a very interesting camera. Very much looking forward to seeing what this camera can produce. I applaud Fujifilm on bringing out a large sensor, interchangeable lens camera with an optical finder; this is something I have been begging for from other manufacturers, way before Micro 4/3 or the Leica M9 were even announced.

As photographers we are now beginning to get what we want. There is a misconception amongst most camera manufacturers that pro photographers and serious enthusiasts want large, heavy, professional looking equipment with huge lenses-not true camera designers, please take note! Another issue I personally have is with mega complex menu systems that get in the way of photography; pro photographers we may be, but camera engineers we are not. It’s all about the photography, so please take a leaf out of Leica’s book and create simple, elegant menus which don’t need a manual and an entire day to try and understand.

It’s wonderful to see these small new cameras going back in time for their inspiration; Leica first came up with the 35mm format and designed small, mirror less cameras going back to the original  Ur-Leica, the screw mount interchangeable lens Leicas that followed and all the way to the current Leica M9. What’s wonderful is to hear that Fujifilm is producing a Leica M lens adapter for the X-Pro1 and the acknowledgement of just how good Leica lenses are. It remains to be seen how good the sensor is though, but the X-Pro1 may perform well as a second or third camera, or backup, to a Leica M9. Naturally as it has a cropped sensor, it will magnify the focal length of any lens attached.

What also made me smile was the way the short distance between the rear element on the lens and the sensor was described as producing better quality; it is naturally all true, but again, goes back in time to the original Leica. This is all great news for the photographer though. Image quality and performance is yet to be seen, but judging by their achievements on the X100, I’m sure Fujifilm have done a good job with the X-Pro1.

Addendum:

Dpreview have published their preview on the X-Pro1.

Fuji X100

Test Images From The Fujifilm X100 At High ASA

I had the opportunity to have a quick play with the new Fuji X100 over dinner and took a series of images inside a dimly lit restaurant and it’s surroundings during Focus on Imaging in Birmingham. My full and proper review will follow once I get a review sample, but wanted to share a few images. These images can be found on my Flickr Page.