All posts for the month August, 2013

John Davies sculptor


A shot from a heads series that I worked on in the early 1970’s. This is a set of sculptures by John Davies. Shot at the White Chapel Art gallery using a Nikon F2 with 105mm Nikkor lens. HP4. I liked the relationship between each head. The negative was scanned in using LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast Ai Studio 8 software with an Epson V750 scanner.


Photograph taken in Vancouver using a Nikon F with 20mm Nikkor lens. The Exktachrome slide was scanned in using an Epson V750 scanner with LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast Ai Studio 8 software. This software is probably the best scanning application available. I will publish a full review of it here on photo-i shortly.

Julian Lloyd Webber in rehearsal at the QEH London

Julian Lloyd Webber in rehearsal at the QEH London

Julian Lloyd Webber


Turandot at the Royal Opera House

Turandot at the Royal Opera House

Royal Balett at the Royal Opera House

Royal Balett at the Royal Opera House


Bromley Youth Music Trust concert 2013
Bromley Youth Music Trust concert 2013
Bromley Youth Symphony Orchestra 2013

Bromley Youth Symphony Orchestra 2013

Remembrance day concert at Southwark Cathederal

Remembrance day concert at Southwark Cathederal

Encore magazine covers 2013

Encore magazine covers 2013










Panasonic Corporation has realized the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 as a commercial product to achieve the fastest1 interchangeable lens under the Micro Four Thirds standard.

Panasonic has already released interchangeable lenses meeting the high LEICA specifications, including the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. and the LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. The name “NOCTICRON” was newly defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens as a new type continuing LEICA’s legendary elements of large diameter, high quality lenses. The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 achieves the fastest1 F1.2 for a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens, becoming the first large diameter, high performance NOCTICRON lens.

Panasonic will continue to further advance its product development to meet the diverse needs of customers in the globally expanding digital SLR camera market.

Note 1. For an AF interchangeable lens, as of August 1 2013, according to research by Panasonic.

Note 2. Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are yet to be advised.

See the lenses road map on our website

The photos show image which may differ from the final appearance of the product.

*LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

*SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG


Adobe Announces New Single App Plan for Creative Cloud for Teams

New Offer Makes it Even Easier to Purchase and Deploy Creative Cloud

London, UK. — Aug. 1, 2013  Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new version of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ (CC) that enables creative teams to purchase membership of a single desktop application, such as Photoshop® CC, Illustrator® CC, InDesign® CC or any of the entire collection of CC desktop applications. With this new move, Adobe now offers two team plans for Creative Cloud: the complete option that delivers 14 Adobe desktop applications and sophisticated, cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities; or the new single app plan that includes access to one desktop application along with 20GB of storage and the ability to showcase work on Behance®, the world’s leading creative community.

Both plans for Creative Cloud for teams radically simplify license management and deployment for IT departments. An intuitive, easy-to-use web portal, the Admin Console, lets administrators centrally purchase, deploy and manage all seats across an organisation – whether single app or complete – under one membership agreement.

The new single app plan for teams delivers many of the benefits of full Creative Cloud for teams membership. Customers will receive updates to their favourite desktop CC application as new features become available. Creatives can share files with colleagues, whether inside or outside the organisation; and cloud-based storage of 20GB can be used to view, edit, store and share a larger set of files across the team. Designers can also publish a customised online portfolio with Behance ProSite, and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.6 million creatives globally are part of the Behance network.

Adobe CC Desktop Applications At Core of New Team Offer
This new version of Creative Cloud enables creative teams to purchase membership for one of Adobe’s just-launched CC family of desktop applications, includingAdobe Photoshop CCInDesign CCIllustrator CCDreamweaver® CCPremiere® Pro CC and more.

Hundreds of new features are included in these latest versions of Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools. Innovations include:

  • Photoshop CC ships with new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction deblurs images that would have otherwise been lost due to camera movement. All-new Smart Sharpen makes texture and detail pop while minimising noise and halos, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to straighten and perfect images.
  • For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of creativity with type. Move, scale, and rotate text characters knowing that it remains editable. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs quickly, with simple brush strokes. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC turbo charges performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse™ CC – a tool for designers to create and publish HTML websites without writing code – allows clients to make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated by the designer.
  • For video customers Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes dramatic new editing features, customisations and improvements to help editors work efficiently. Premiere Pro CC integrates powerful colour workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri™ Deep Colour Engine to easily apply rich colour grading looks. A high-impact version of Adobe After Effects™ CC brings motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D integration.
  • Web designers and developers can look forward to significant advances in Adobe’s family of Edge tools and services.  The latest Edge Animate CC lets Web designers create animated and interactive content with amazing ease and precision, using native HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Dreamweaver users can look forward to the most up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash® Pro CC features a modern, modular 64-bit architecture rebuilt from the ground up to be fast and reliable.

Membership Plans and Availability
The new single app plan for Adobe Creative Cloud for teams is available for a suggested retail price of £22.23 per user per month.  Existing customers with CS3 or later are eligible for single app membership at a suggested retail price of £14.29 per user per month. Customers can pre-order beginning today, with product availability expected August 15.  Both the complete and single app plans are available via reseller partners worldwide. The complete plan is also available directly from For more information visit

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