Category Archives: Photography

New releases In The Press

In the business of making books there are two especially nice moments. One is the moment you see the book as a finished object for the first time, and the other is when that book that you’ve bled, wept, and sweated over for months […]

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September offer on Ilex Instant

After this I promise I’m going to stop banging on about how it’s autumn, which I know is inevitably going to make some people sad even though personally I love this time of year – but since it is in fact now September, it’s […]

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Landscape Photography for autumn (and every other season)

As August runs out and September begins this weekend, I’m afraid there’s no disputing that Autumn is a-coming. Don’t be sad about it though! For starters, it’s still as hot and sunny as it has been for much of the summer. For photographers, the […]

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Models turned actors & photographers turned filmmakers

We’re feeling rather proud of one of our newest authors, Franki Falkow, who has taken time out of writing her book to do some acting. The resulting short film, Twenty-Two Date Palm Way has been selected by the LA Indie Film Festival and will […]

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A Q&A with the author of newly released Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons

Landscape photography is a perennial favourite of photographers across the globe, but as the seasons pass the landscape around us is constantly changing. No wonder, then, that one of our most popular old titles was Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons – and the great news is […]

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Taking ‘The Rules of Photography’ on holiday

I have a confession to make, I work for two publishing companies. The brilliant photography publisher Ilex and the super stylish Ivy Press. I’m what’s known as a “shared resource” around these parts and as such this blog is going to appear in two […]

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Selfies taking over

Yesterday the Guardian newspaper reported on the growing phenomenon of the ‘selfie’ – that is, a self portrait usually taken on your smartphone from arm’s length – the kind made popular back in the day by Myspace (resulting in the term ‘Myspace shot’ – […]

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Make the most of a cloudy decade…

Apparently we’re set for a decade of wet summers, so here’s an excerpt from Michael Freeman’s Photo School: Light and Lighting that I thought couldn’t be more appropriate. As you’ll know if you’ve read any of the series before, the books are comprised by […]

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The lengthy publication of Surreal Photography

‘Publishing is a slow process’ – this is the mantra that you repeat ceaselessly when you are in the process of seeing a book through from inception to sale. Most of the time you find yourself telling it to well-meaning family and friends who […]

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New books arrived at last!

Just a quick one to say that new photography books, Shooting Yourself and Surreal Photography have finally landed in the UK! If you pop over to Amazon you’ll notice (if like me you’re totally obsessive about these things) that the purchase function has switched from ‘pre-order’ to […]

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Blogging for Photographers: review and excerpt in Professional Photographer mag

Photographers who blog (photoblographers? Photo-bloggers? Insert preferred name here!) can get an exclusive peek at Jolie O’Dell’s new must-have guide, Blogging for Photographers: Showcase your Creativity and Build your Audience, over at Professional Photographer Magazine. The excerpt featured deals with two of the commonest bugbears […]

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Lara Jade’s top tips for fashion photographers

I’ll bet it’s every aspiring fashion photographer’s dream to get a one-to-one tutorial with Lara Jade. With shoots for Elle, Material Girl, and Schwarzkopf under her belt – not to mention winning Best Fashion/Editorial in this year’s [FRAMED] awards – unsurprisingly, there’s not a […]

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