Sometimes you have to be in the right place, at the right time, have a bit of luck and, of course, a camera, writes Peter Greenhalgh
Three quarters of the way up this hill overlooking Brighton, I passed a man coming down. He spotted my Olympus OMD and said: “If you’re quick, there’s a great picture to be taken with the sun breaking through on to the water… but I don’t have my camera with me!”
“Thanks,” I said wondering if he thought I was some Arctic hare that could skip over three inches of snow and ice to the top of the hill in a few seconds.
I trudged on. If it happens, it happens. Five minutes later…
Guess what the moral of this little story is?
Anyone expecting a flood of cheap cameras and equipment from the closure of the Jessops stores across the UK are going to be disappointed.
The UK’s largest high street camera retailer closed down all of its 187 stores yesterday after it went into administration and it is understood that all stock will be rounded up and returned to a central warehouses.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers is now trying to find a buyer for the troubled company and 1,370 jobs will be lost as a result of the closures. More jobs could be at risk at the company’s headquarters in Leicester.
The chain has been struggling for years and nearly collapsed in 2009. Administration was avoided then after a deal with its bankers, HSBC.
Superstar Kim Kardashian snapped a photographer asleep on a Miami beach as she posed for paparazzi.
“This pap fell asleep on the job missed my whole Miami Beach photo shoot!!! #LuckyMe #UnluckyHim,” Kardashian wrote with an Instagram photo of the sleeping photographer – reports the New York Daily News.
The world’s most famous reality star is pregnant with rapper Kanye West’s baby and a huge target for the paparazzi.
A brilliant picture of a tigress shaking herself dry has won the grand prize and nature prize in the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.
The photo of Busaba was taken by Ashley Vincent at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand.
Samsung has announced a new mirrorless camera in the NX range.
The NX300 has a new APS-C CMOS 20.3 megapixel sensor, updated smart functionality and a new autofocus system.
The retro-designed camera is a compact that “makes it simple for anyone to achieve pro-like and impressive pictures easily with minimal technical knowledge or time spent adjusting parameters”, says Samsung.
How would a pro photographer cope with a very cheap camera, such as the 2-megapixel Buzz Lightyear Camera?
Pretty damn well, actually, which goes to show that it’s not really the equipment that produces a decent picture.