New Photographers & Food Bloggers from StockFood
StockFood presents its latest food photographers and bloggers. What would the exciting world of food photography be without their creative minds? All those bloggers and photographers who are always on the lookout for the perfect light, the secret ingredient, the latest trend?
Join StockFood on a journey of culinary adventure. They present the most interesting newcomers to you. They are enthusiastic, committed and refined to the very last detail.
Blogger Nika Moskalenko is their newest discovery. She is famous for her fantastic desserts. The food photographer from Kiev loves to experiment with herbs and spices. She tries out her original recipes on friends and family and then shares them with the world through her blog. Along the way, she often rediscovers her roots and finds inspiration in Ukrainian cuisine.
Finnish blogger Antti Jokinen also has deep roots to his homeland. Still life, lifestyle, travel and fashion - all that and above all his passion for food characterise his work. In his blog he tells the stories associated with the culture and food of Finland through his fantastic photographs.
Adell Bekefi discovered food photography by accident. As the Hungarian photographer decided to test the functions of her new camera, food happened to be the only subject at hand. She loves to shoot at farmer’s markets and has become a specialist in street food photography. Adel prefers to work with natural light.
Jane Saunders is a great fan of dramatic lighting. For example, she is an expert in setting the scene with raw ingredients and has previously been a finalist in the "Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year" competition. The English woman particularly loves to bake and has discovered that blogging is an excellent opportunity to document her creations and develop new recipes.
Hein van Tonder
Hein van Tonder has been a finalist in the "Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year" competition. He prefers to work with natural light of which there is an abundance in Cape Town, his South African home. He also loves to travel in search of inspiration. His latest culinary adventures took him to Beirut and Copenhagen.
robertharding photographer wins CEPIC Stock Photography Award
Top robertharding wildlife photographer David Gibbon has won an award at the second CEPIC Stock Photography Competition with his incredible image "Puffin in the Farne Islands".
David was recently signed to the agency as part of a new initiative to recruit high-end contemporary travel and nature creators.
The second CEPIC Stock Photography competition attracted over 226 amazing photographers from 16 countries, all of whom are working with stock photo agencies. The photos were featured in an audio-visual exhibit at the CEPIC Congress in Zagreb, Croatia between the 24th and 26th of May 2016.
Robert Harding says: "We are thrilled to see David receiving recognition in this great competition. David is part of an enormously talented new generation of robertharding photographers that continue to produce outstanding work and we’re sure we’ll be seeing many other competition wins in the future."
robertharding is an independent media licencing platform specialising in innovative travel and nature photography and video, used by the world’s largest publishers and marketeers to bring their projects to life.
They are constantly looking for contributors of high-quality travel photography and video. You can find full details HERE.
John Birdsall Covers Festivals
It’s summer and it’s raining – this must mean that the festival season is starting. John Birdsall Social Issues Photolibrary covers all kinds of festivals in rain and shine. They range from Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, to Nottingham Gay Pride to WOMAD (World of Music; Arts and Dance) and many others.
footageMarketplace Draws in the Professionals
The annual event for industry professionals in the footage and production music sector drew in over 180 people yesterday to network and deal. Thirty-five libraries and industry service organisations exhibited in the congenial David Lean room at 195 Piccadilly, home of BAFTA. Some organisations had come from Europe, like Sonuma from Belgium, and international vendors such as GettyImages, Shutterstock and Adobe were in attendance.
Four cutting edge industry seminars ran during the day, from thought-leaders like Peter Stower – Content Partnerships, Google / YouTube, Global, and Simon Gosling – Creative Evangelist, HappyFinish, UK, talking about VR.
This year, for the first time production music was included, as well as important seminars. Phil Hope, Group Managing Director of Cutting Edge says, “We have a fantastic library of film music from feature films and TV that was produced over the last 6 or 7 years. We have all rights for usage. We work on 30-40 feature films per year so the library is growing very fast.” Phil adds, “We saw footageMarketplace as an opportunity to connect to a different sort of user. We are very well connected to advertising agencies, trailer houses, the traditional users of film score music. We came here to find producers and other users, who would equally well find value in our music.”
Major archives like the BFI and Imperial War Museum were well represented. Budget cuts mean that archival organisations need to be imaginative in their clip sales and licencing in order to survive. They have a remit to preserve material and that costs money, especially if it is in danger or needs urgent restoration.
Barbara Rodriguez, of Sonuma, which is a collection of Belgian public television going back to 1956, said that their reason for coming to fM, was to expand their reach in the English-speaking marketplace, “We came to have more contact with UK freelances, because they work on several projects, and have wide contacts in the industry.”
Adobe were there. Since their acquisition of fotolia in 2014 they have moved aggressively into the stills space, and are adding clips, although this is probably less than 10% of their collection of 52 million “assets”. Because of their links with the creative community, they are building their collection rapidly.
The range of collections and clips was massive, with many libraries showing 4K clips.
Bob Prior, publisher of StockFootage and StockIndex online and organiser of the event says, “In our sixth year, this was the most successful footageMarketplace so far. A major contributing factor was the seminars, which were highly rated, most attendees giving them an eight or nine out of ten. We chose subjects which would be stimulating to industry professionals and they were highly regarded.”
He adds, “We will definitely be doing more seminars next year, but we always try to do something new to improve each event, rather than just stay the same all the time.”
footageMarketplace is this Wednesday!
The footage and production music industry’s best networking event is at 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA on 25th May. Don’t miss your chance to meet with the industry’s best content suppliers, network with fellow professionals and hear four seminars from leading experts.
Over 300 people went to footageMarketplace last year, and this year is bigger still, with the addition of 35 premier footage and production music libraries, four seminars from leading experts, and the chance to network with fellow industry people, cut deals and find out inside information.
As always, the event will be held in the prestigious home of BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN, with free entry for industry professionals and catered complimentary refreshments.
The programme of exclusive ‘out-of-the-box’ seminars from keynote speakers includes:
YouTube’s Peter Stower talks about its thinking, creativity, and the future.
Simon Gosling, creative evangelist at leading VR company Happy Finish, gives the low-down on the VR revolution.
Colleen Cavanaugh Anthony, from Stalkr, California, unpacks the challenges of sourcing footage material for the likes of Madonna and Lana Del Rey.
Lewis Hare of Shiver searches for Piers Morgan and the lessons learnt.
25th May 2016 - 9.30 to 16.30
195 Piccadilly (home of BAFTA)
London W1J 9LN
The event is free to attend for industry professionals who have complimentary entry to the event, so order your name badge in advance and avoid the ‘print’ queue:
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