PhotographyAttic opens Etsy store

Etsy Store BannerWe’ve just set up a new store on Etsy. If you prefer to buy from that website you now can. We currently only have a small selection of items for sale but this will grow over the coming months.

Check out the store here PhotographyAttic on Etsy

Photograph the Blood Moon

Blood Moon

On the 15th of April you’ll be able to photograph the first of four total lunar eclipses. They’re sometimes referred to as blood moons, because of the colour the moon becomes as the eclipse takes place.

You;ll need a camera with a fairly long lens (unless you crop later in an image editing program) and a tripod to keep it stable. You also need to set the camera to manual exposure or the moon will be over exposed. There’s a full article here: How to Photograph the moon.

Polaroid New55 FILM 4×5 film Kickstarter Project

A Kickstarter project has been set up to fund the production of Polaroid New55 FILM – an instant peel-apart 4x5in film that produces a negative and a positive print.
Polaroid New55 film on Kickstarter
Bob Crowley, innovator, product manufacturer and developer, is the founder who started research on the film three years ago and has now brought the project to Kickstarter for funding. A goal of $400,000 has to be raised between Mar 23 2014 – May 6 2014. At the time of writing, 3 days in with 40 days to go, the project has already raised 15% of the total amount required.
All contributors to the New55 FILM Kickstarter project at the higher reward levels, will receive boxes of New55 FILM “First Edition” (5 sheets per box).

Japanese buyer pays over half a million for Moon Hasselblad

moon hasselbladMr Fujisawa, founder of Japanese photography retail chain Yodobashi Camera, has just won a Hasselblad Lunar Module Pilot camera at the 25th WestLicht Camera Auction. The camera, a Hasselblad 500 EL data, was used by Jim Irwin to take 299 photos on the Moon while on the Apollo 15 mission between July 26th to August 7th, 1971.  With a start price of 80,000 Euros It was expected to fetch up to 200,000 Euros , but after a close bidding war reached 682,000 Euros (over half a million quid!)

Details of the 25th WestLicht Camera Auction here.

Photography Show 2014 overview

ePHOTOzine’s tech editor Josh Waller was covering the Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham – full report here Photography Show 2014 show guide

The guide includes previews of the following new cameras

Nikon Coolpix P340, the 30x optical zoom Nikon Coolpix S9700, Nikon Coolpix P60 and waterproof Nikon Coolpix AW120.
Canon Powershot SX700HS,   SX600, N100, D30 and IXUS 265.
Samsung WB2200F
Canon’s EOS 1200D entry level Digital SLR
Canon Powershot G1 X Mark I
Panasonic Lumix GH4
Nikon D4s

They also looked at the following lenses:
Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 lens and Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro lens for Sony NEX E-Mount and Fujifilm X-Mount cameras.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens
Tokina  11-16mm T3.0 (f/2.8) for APS-C cameras and the 16-28mm T3.0 (f/2.8) lens for full-frame cameras.
Tamron 16-300mm 18.8x optical zoom lens for APS-C cameras, as well as the 28-300mm full frame lens.
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens for Fujifilm X cameras.
Kowa Prominar Micro Four Thirds 8.5mm f/2.8, 12mm f/1.8, and 25mm f/1.8 lenses

The Photography Show, organised by Future Publishing, replaces Focus on Imaging and is the UK’s largest photography exhibition. From feedback it seems as though the first of these shows was a huge success.