We are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow

in Events, Photography, Photojournalism, Photojurnalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

We offering members and non-members the chance to take part in a series of keenly priced half day workshops which will be focused on making the most of Camera Bits software to select , caption and send your images out to the picture desks in a fast and efficient way using Photo Mechanic. BPPA Secretary Neil Turner has a long history and experience writing about and

thebppaWe are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow
Brian Harris

And Then The Prime Minister Hit Me – the new book from Brian Harris.

in Education, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

  Veteran Fleet Street photographer and founder member of The BPPA Brian Harris has just published his long-awaited book “…and then the Prime Minister hit me”. You can follow the story of how the book came into being on Brian’s blog. When Brian Harris decided as a boy to give up his dream of being a newspaper cartoonist and instead become a photographer, it was a

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Pete Maclaine

Some 'whining' at Carnival

in Current Affairs, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Pete Maclaine has photographed the Notting Hill Carnival many times. Here he describes one particular aspect of his quest: Winston Churchill said, “If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again.” For me, the combination of press photography and the Notting Hill Carnival bring this quote to life. A love of photography coupled with the vibrant imagery created by the artists and performers, along with

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TheBPPA

Election 2015 – Never Mind The Deja Vu

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Back in 2005 The BPPA put together a project called “Never Mind The Ballots” which was a response to the “most stage managed, spin driven and least visually interesting elections in modern times”. Press photographers faced a month of ten minute photocalls and long frustrating waits whilst trying to find interesting and journalistically significant images. Ten years later the sense of deja vu was only diluted by

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The BPPA

The 2015 General Election

in Current Affairs, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember, The BPPA by thebppa

  It has been a while since we ran a major project. At a recent meeting of The Association’s Board we decided that the upcoming UK General Election would be the perfect opportunity to right that wrong. We are inviting all members of The BPPA to get ready to submit photographs for this project which will start off as a web gallery and then, all being well, become

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Eddie Mulholland

Anyone for Polo

in Current Affairs, Features, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography by thebppa

I was covering The opening of The Field of Remembrance (the crosses with poppies laid every year by The British Legion) at Westminster Abbey, which this year was by Prince Harry, when I first heard about his trip to Oman and Dubai.The Telegraph’s Royal correspondent Gordon Rayner was down to go and I explained how happy I’d be to accompany him. A few forms later and

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Mikael Buck

The one on the left is a snapper…

in Current Affairs, Education, Features, Open letter, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

On the left we have a Snapper, it’s a type of fish, on the right we have a photographer – please learn the difference. Would you like to demean everything I have achieved in my career with one word? Great! Then just call me a snapper – you won’t be the first or the last person to do it. With few exceptions, the term snapper is

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Who has what's required ?

in Photography by thebppa

  Here’s what the late, great Sir David English, who created the modern Daily Mail, had to say about newspaper photographers. (thanks to Dave Parker) ” Press photographers are a strange breed. Moody, enthusiastic, temperamental, excitable, humorous, self-deprecating . They are in many ways the most interesting collection of people to be found on any national newspaper. More interesting frequently than the star bylined writers. More

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Commentating on the race to the bottom

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

  Yet again The BPPA finds itself responding to a piece by Professor Roy Greenslade on The Guardian’s website. Yet again Professor Greenslade adds his influential voice to the drastically mistaken notion that anyone can take a picture good enough for a newspaper these days. Seriously? Have you looked at some of the utter rubbish that gets used in some of our newspapers? To assert that

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The Copyright Fight – David Bailey weighs in…

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  Today is the day when the UK Government could vote to include a seemingly innocuous clause in an otherwise largely uncontroversial piece of legislation that will not only harm our industry but also place this country at odds with a vital international treaty. It is upsetting, bizarre and unnecessary to the point of being farcical. The BPPA has been trying very hard to get the

thebppaThe Copyright Fight – David Bailey weighs in…