The Photography show launches Women Who Photo Campaign

With the Photography Show coming soon ( 16-19 March 2019), the organisers came up with an idea to launch Women Who Photo campaign to support females in the photography and filmmaking industry.

The even will feature leading women photographers that will showcase their work at the event in march, with brands such as Sony, Olympus and Panasonic showing their support already.

The reason behind it, it’s pretty simple, the photographic and filmmaking industry is a male dominated one and most of the time women don’t get as much recognition as they should for their amazing work. Also this campaign wants to encourage more women to promote their work and inspire others to consider making photography or filmmaking their full time job rather than just a hobby.

The event will feature 15 talented women that will share their story and showcase their work, as well as featuring a piece of work that made them feel empowered.

They all come from different backgrounds and all have turned their passion for photography into a successful business taking various paths. The list includes Amy Shore, automotive and lifestyle photographer, Agatha A Nitecka, a filmmaker that worked with Universal Studios, BBc, Film 4 and many more, Angela Nicholson, founder of She clicks facebook group designed to support female photographers and the Technical Editor for Amateur photographer, Emma Drabble, a commercial and commissioned photographer a Panasonic and Getty ambassador and many more. A full list of them is available here.

Olympus UK marketing manager, Georgina Paveline commented: “Olympus is proud to support the Women Who Photo campaign to showcase some exceptional female photographers’ work and to support a platform which encourages others to shout about their achievements.”

A spokesperson for Nikon UK added: “Nikon is very pleased to support such talented photographers and filmmakers whose work both visually astounds and delivers a powerful narrative to their audiences – paving the way and inspiring the next generation of talent in our industry.”

Photograph by Agatha A Nitecka
Photography by Amy Shore
Photograph By Iulia David

If you’d like to support the campaign take it to the social media using #WomenWhoPhoto .

I’d love to see your images and let’s spread the word that women are amazing photographers too!

Last minute Christmas gift ideas for any tech lover in your life

As we all know, Christmas is just around the corner.

And i bet not everyone has finished their Christmas shopping, so i’m coming to the rescue with some ideas for those last minute gifts, that any tech lover would definitely love.

 

1.  Touchscreen gloves are a must for anyone that is just glued to their phone, and don’t want to stop using it just because it’s freezing outside.

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Here you can find a pair from mujjo.com that will work with any type of touch screen. They provide a snap closure that will make them comfortable to wear , they are knitted with a soft integrated fleece lining and are durable. Compared to other gloves, i like that they do provide a good grip, so you won’t have to stress about your device slipping from your hands.

Price £26.69 , but you can use the code “girltechweekly” to get 15% off if you place your order before 19th Dec. (discount code applies to any product from mujjo.com)

 

2.  Staying within a lower end budget , here’s a gift for any photographer out there that would like to display their images in a creative way. The KiiPix Instant printer is something a bit different, as it does not use any ink or batteries. smartphone-picture-printer_000000000006146431You simply find an image you’d like to print on your phone, place your phone on top of the printer, press a button and roll your image out.

kiipixphoneIt uses the Instax mini film that can be found at about £14.99 /per 20 shots and it’s quite an interesting little device. Price £29.99 at Jessops.com

 

3.  If you’re looking for a gift for a gamer in your life, that is loving the retro vibes, i found this Saga Smartphone Controller, that looks quite fun.

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It’s only compatible with android smartphones, and comes with over 17 retro games, so that your friend can relive their childhood games all over again. Price £29.99 at firebox.com.

 

4.  Now if you want to spend a bit more on your Christmas gift, and you have someone in your life that is just loving photography, but they don’t yet have a proper camera, i have a suggestion.

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Yes i know, it’s from Jessops again, but they are the only ones offering this deal that for the same price of the camera, you get a memory card,  jolby tripod, a body jacket and strap for the camera and even a 1 hour tuition in one of their stores.  It might only work for people living in the Uk that have a store close by so that they can take advantage of the 1 h session, but honestly it’s a pretty sweet deal. Price £449.

Not only the quality that you get from the camera is amazing but it’s also really easy to use. It’s a mirrorless camera ( that i explain about here) that your friend or even you ,if you decide that you should make yourself a gift this year will be able to use with ease.

 

 

5.  And finally if you already have that friend in your life that “has it all”, because they are already into tech gadgets this next one is something that they will definitely love.

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It’s a customizable  keyboard that makes designing and editing so much easier. It’s compatible with all the Adobe softwares and it’s made of aircraft-grade aluminium. You can use the knob to zoom in and out, turn volume up and down, adjust different settings and much more. I know i would love to have one of these. You can order it from here and it’s £65.99.

 

 

Let me know what you think of these gifts ideas and which one of them you’d like to get under the tree.

6 Tips you need to know when buying a new camera

I get often asked one questions about cameras when people are deciding to buy one: “What’s the best camera i can get?”.

Well the answer is simple: “Depends what you want to do with it and what you expect it to do”.

There is no such thing as the best camera! The best one is the one that you have, it can either be the phone or a very small and old compact. If that’s what you have that’s the best one because it does what you want and you already own it.

When it comes to buying a new camera a lot of people get confused by the many options that the market is offering and that’s where my tips will come in handy!

  • Think about the main features you want your camera to have.

 Do you need WiFi, touch screen. a bigger sensor, the ability to change lenses, tilted screen? Make a list of the things you want your camera to have and stick to it.

  • Think about how you’re going to use the camera.

Do you want to use it for professional work? Holiday? Family images? Figure out what’s the use of the camera and there will be an option for all those needs.

  • Think about the budget and how much you can stretch from that. 

It is possible that the budget you’re envisioning might not be enough to buy the camera that has all those specifics that you need and also keep in mind that a camera most likely will not come with extra accessories that are vital (memory cards, bags, tripod etc).

  • Do you know how to use the manual settings or you want something that will create amazing images in automatic mode.

Most of the cameras will offer you both options but the result will be different. A camera designed to work in automatic mode will produce better images in that setting than a camera designed to be used fully manual.

  • Decide what you might want to do with the images after you’ve taken them.

Are they going to be printed, edited used online? Depending what’s happening with them afterwards can also help you narrow down the options and select the perfect camera for you.

  • Keep in mind cameras come in all shapes and sizes.

 Before buying try and have a play with the camera and handle it to make sure it will be something that you’d enjoy carrying around and using it.

 

Are you wondering what camera might fit your needs? Maybe i can help. Feel free to leave a comment below.