Vision From Europe – A photographic tribute to Matera Basilica 2019 by students and teachers from 28 countries.

Vision from Europe Matera Residency Project

Photo by Ph Marco Longari Visions from Europe promotes an original and contemporary vision of Matera and of Basilicata through the eye of 56 European photographers. A teacher and a student for each of the 28 schools of photography of the 28 European countries invited were hosted in Basilicata for an artistic residency between April and July 2019, in order to realize an individual production of photographic images, enlarging the iconographical research that aims to celebrate Matera, Capital of Culture 2019. The exhibition, with the opening in the Romanic landscape of Palazzo Viceconte on September 20th and hosted at the … Read the full article

MCAST student to participate in Matera Residency Project

Matera Residency Project participants

Avantech Ltd and MCAST are pleased to announce that Marika Buhagiar, a 2nd year photography student at MCAST together with photography lecturer Therese Debono, will be attending a fully sponsored 8-day residency project in Matera this Summer. With Matera being the European Capital of Culture for 2019, Canon Europe have this year launched a Matera Residency Project open to students in the 28 ECOC participating countries. Avantech Limited, local Canon distributors, offered this opportunity to all students following the Photography and Fine Arts course at the Institute for Creative Arts in Mosta. The students were requested to submit a portfolio … Read the full article

The “hidden” cost of buying online

Buying online

Buying online certainly has it’s advantages, but when it comes to certain products the disadvantages and risks outweigh the benefits. Cameras, lenses and the likes fall under this umbrella. There are several reasons for you to be extra careful with the parting of your money online. Mainly, the major risk is associated with products known as ‘grey imports’. If you are not familiar with the term, grey imports are products which were imported into our region, but were not meant to be sold in our region. To give you an example, a camera made for the US market imported into Malta … Read the full article

Why my Instagram photos ROCK

Instagram photos

Instagram is a funny little platform. It is designed for one to upload photos solely via mobile, yet the platform favours photos of a certain standard. The best-performing Instagrammers have feeds curated to perfection. Certainly, there is little mobile phone photography going on over there! When it comes to my Instagram feed, I myself use my mobile phone sparingly. To be precise, I only use it on the very rare occasions when I do not have my camera in my bag. So, why do I use my camera, and not my phone? I have the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, which … Read the full article

Chroma Optimizer

Chroma Optimizer

Inkjet printers have been used to produce photographic prints for quite some time now and, while there have been a lot of technological advancements, this one probably takes the cake. What is Chroma Optimizer? It is a clear coating which is applied onto prints when using the latest range of Canon professional photo printers. This coating creates images with deep black density and prevents bronzing and gloss differential, which have been ever-present in inkjet printing. These properties make it an invaluable tool in achieving the look you want for your prints. Bronzing As mentioned above, bronzing is a phenomenon which … Read the full article