Most of us have got a digital camera these days, but few manage to take great photos, they are often out of focus, full of red eye and badly framed. Well, that’s all about to change.
A new TV show starts this Tuesday, on Channel Five which aims to tutor budding amateur snappers, from those who couldn’t find their way out of a darkroom to those who fancy themselves as the next David Bailey.
Hosted by The Gadget Show’s Suzi Perry, ‘How to Take Stunning Pictures’ does exactly what it says on the tin. And it isn’t all techno-speak; it’s about the fun of taking exciting photos that your mates actually want to see.
Each week two amateur snappers will be given a master-class in: portrait, action, celebration, landscape, holidays and animals.
Episode One: Portrait Photography, with Harry Borden, Portrait photographer Tuesday 14th September, 7.30pm on Channel Five.
Panasonic have teamed up with Channel Five for this brand new advertiser-funded programme. As an instructional series it will offer expert tips and advice for capturing professional-quality images.
The 6 x 60 min series sees the world’s top photographers teach tricks of the trade to amateur snappers.
Each programme focuses on a different theme; portrait, action, celebration, landscape, holidays and animals. Photography master classes will be provided by Martin Parr, famous for his unique photographs of the great British holiday; top celebrity photographer Harry Borden; award-winning wildlife photographer Tim Flach; wedding photographer of the year Emily Quinton; Sports photographer of the year Bob Martin and top landscape photographer Charlie Waite. After learning from the best in the business, the amateur photographers will be sent on assignments to see if they can produce a truly standout image.
The series sponsored by Lumix, Panasonic’s range of photographic cameras and will also be available to view on Panasonic’s IPTV service Vieracast. Additionally Blink Films have produced a series of Panasonic branded short films featuring more tips on how to take stunning pictures which will be exclusively available on Panasonic and Channel Five’s websites.
Five’s Head Of Factual, Andrew O’Connell, said: “This fun and informative series appeals to photographers at all levels, regardless of expertise. Everyone has a camera and wants to take stunning pictures. It’s fantastic to feature world-renowned photographers who will share their skills and top tips.”
Panasonic’s Sponsorship Manager, David Bonney, said: “Panasonic’s Lumix cameras are all about helping people take better photographs. This programme will inspire people to get even more from their cameras.”
For one lucky website visitor there’s a Panasonic Lumix G2 with both a tele-zoom and pancake lens, plus case and a 32 gigabyte SD memory card, up for grabs in a special competition. For your chance to win, all you have to do is answer the following question correctly.
What’s the common name for celebrity snappers?
To enter visit the website www.five.tv/programmes/win or call 0901 29 39 555, or text PHOTO plus A, B or C to 81555. Or post your answer, name and phone number to PHOTO, PO Box 46556, London, N1 0WW.
Of course it you get bitten by the photography bug and want to find out more, check out the photography groups and associations that are already available on the Isle of Wight. We have details of a few in our events section click here…
Source: Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group Photography News: How to Take Stunning Pictures.
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