Sky Arts and Rankin join forces for new mass-participation photography project

Rankin’s 2020 challenges the nation’s best amateur and professional photographers with the documentation of 2020.

Photographers must submit a photo that represents their year by posting on Instagram using the handle @2020rankin, with the hashtag #2020rankin and the category they are entering in the description.

The categories include Family, Fun, Self, Beauty, Empathy and Nature.

There will be six episodes, one for each of the six categories, whereby Rankin will choose the best submissions with the help of celebrity guests.

Emmerdale DoP offers his camera tips

Emmerdale (Credit: ITV)

Since graduating from the University of Manchester in 1996, Ramage has had a dazzling career in television working primarily in the Midlands and the north of England. He has gone from a keen amateur photographer to Director of Photography on one of the UK’s most loved programmes, ITV’s Emmerdale.

“I got some work experience at Hollyoaks” he recalls, and has not looked back. “Work experience is a fantastically good opportunity for people to get a taste of the industry and hone in on what they want to do.”

Sky Arts to air pan-Europe photography talent show

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Master of Photography will be an eight-part series which will include photographic challenges across Europe to test the competitors' range of styles and disciplines.

The programme has been created by the new Sky Arts Production Hub, based in Milan, which creates arts shows for viewers across the UK and Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria.

RTS Student Masterclass: Camerawork

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Television is at its core a visual medium and the cameraman exists at the very heart of it.

Tim Palmer, a cinematographer working predominantly in TV drama, and BAFTA winning documentary cameraman Steve Robinson turned the viewfinder on themselves to deliver an RTS craft skills camera masterclass.

The session was chaired by former Yorkshire Television high flier Helen Scott.