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Come and see us at Patchings Art Festival


in the Outdoor Photography tent



Outdoor Photography


 Opening our doors last year to our friends and colleagues in the photography fraternity
proved a huge success whilst furthering the common relationship and relevance with fine art.


For 2015 there is a full programme of presentations organised by Outdoor Photography magazine.
Entrance to the Photography Arena is free with a festival admission ticket.


Patchings Festival 2015 Photography Speakers


Outdoor Photography




Andrew Parkinson BWPA "Black Headed Gull"


The Creative Camera
A series of workshops led by Rob Knight
at this year's Festival
Thursday and Sunday at 11.00 
Friday and Saturday 11.00 and 14.00
Each session is 2 hours.
Tickets can be purchased in advance
or on the day - depending upon numbers
Cost £35 - personal tuition in small groups.

The worshop includes the following: -


2 hours creative camera tuition, a free scrapbook as part of the creative skills and planning session, full PDF of all the technical and theory as well as exclusive access to a full post processing workflow video and ongoing support and £25 discount code for use on any other RK Photographic workshop or residential course.

Each person who books onto the ‘creative camera’ workshops will receive entry to a prize draw and ONE lucky participant will WIN a FULL YEARS subscription to the Adobe CC Photography package (Lightroom and Photoshop) worth over £102.


Creative Camera Rob Knight


OnLandscape Interviews Finn Hopson,


from Brighton Photography who we recently sponsored.





TP: What are you printing on?


FH: I’m printing on Fotospeed Smooth Cotton – which I really like. I occasionally try different paper and buy a box of this and a box of that. Then think all these are nice.


TP: Valda was saying that yesterday there’s too many papers to print on


FH: For a while I was matching Spectrum, I was doing my smaller prints and Spectrum were doing the larger ones. So I used the same stuff, so it’s consistent. Then I opened this place and I thought I’d try loads, but I’ve only tried three! I really like this stuff, so I’m going to stick with it


TP: The guys from Fotospeed are nice as well aren’t they?


FH: They are really friendly and quick!


TP: Are they sponsoring you yet?


FH: Yes, they’ve given us free paper.  I feel that I could probably be more business like about it. They’ve promoted us on social media too. I’m delighted to tell people about the paper, as I genuinely think it’s nice paper. I went on a Jack Lowe workshop with Doug Chinnery in September after I’d opened this place and taking on other people’s work and I was interested in seeing how he did it.


Read the complete interview here


Official paper and print partner of Connected 2015


Connected brings together some of the most talented and passionate amateur and pro photographers across the UK. Connected unites the artists by their love of image making and being creative, its about vision and the creative spirit so disregards the formal pomp of status, stature, selection committees and competition. Connected aims to bring this love of and passion for image making to everyone through our exhibition which will feature photographs bought to life in their glorious printed form alongside a multimedia experience to encapsulate the viewer in the photographic Vision.


Each year Connected will feature guest speakers from the across world of photography bringing to the Midlands some of the most respected and talented photographers across the UK today.


Connected is open to everyone and getting involved couldn't be simpler each year as Rob & Karen of RK Photographic work with all the photographers along the way to help bring the exhibition to fruition each year in April and May at the Patchings Art Centre in Nottingham.


Connected utilises strong partnerships with our official paper and print partner Fotospeed as well as professional mounting and framing partners Picture Parade in Sheffield to remove as many barriers as possible and make it easier for everyone to exhibit their photography at a world renowned arts venue.


All the wonderful images have been printed on our award winning PF Lustre 275 inkjet paper using Fotospeed 4K inks.


CLICK HERE to find out more about the exhibition.


CLICK HERE to find out more about PF Lustre 275.


Check out the LCUK Exhibiton if you can


Fotospeed users Andy Farrer, David Baker, Eva Worobiec, Gillian Morgan, Tony Worobiec & Vanda Ralevska will have their work on show at the Bath RUH from April 24th 2015. Click the poster for more info.



Come and see us at the RPS DIG Expo 2015


CLICK the poster for more info


Launch of Metallic Gloss 275 and Metallic Lustre 275



Due to the popularity of our Metallic Pearl 285, we have decided to launch two more metallic papers into the range. 


The new Fotospeed Metallic Gloss 275 and Metallic Lustre 275 give your images the WOW effect with their Metallic effect coating. Deep blacks and vibrant colours, all come as standard when printing with both papers.


If you want something slightly different to the rest, test it for yourself by CLICKING HERE


Introducing the new Signature Range



The new Fotospeed Signature range brings together five of the world’s leading photographers with four of Fotospeed’s most popular and award winning fine art inkjet papers. Smooth Cotton 300, Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315, Platinum Baryta 300 and Platinum Etching 285. 


"We are thrilled to be working with such a sucessful and diverse group of photographers. Each one has set the bar in their genre and it is a pleasure to see their work realised on our papers."

Toby Herlinger Sales Director.


Try it for yourself here

New brochure launched



We're pleased to launch Issue 10 of our Fotospeed brochure.


CLICK HERE to download your digital version.


Bafta quality papers




We at Fotospeed are very proud to see that the Bafta awards 2015 are using our NST Fine Art paper to print their specially prepared prints. Try it for yourself at:



Fotospeed Paper & Printing Partners for Connected 2015 Visions Exhibition


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we are paper and printing partners for the Connected 2015 "Visions" Exhibition. The whole exhibition has been printed on our award winning Fotospeed PF Lustre 275.


Here are a few words from the organiser of the event Rob Knight


"The #Connected exhibition series is holding it's 8th annual exhibition and 4th in association with Patchings Art Centre, this year we are proud to announce Fotospeed as our paper and printing partners. The exhibition we feel is unique in that our ethos of 'open' is truly adhered to with the aims of giving photographers of all ages and standards an equal billing (enthusiast or pro a like) and opportunity to exhibit their work at a fantastic renowned arts venue in the centre of England who regularly host some of the largest names in the arts at their galleries or through their annual arts festival each June.


#Connected2015 presents an inspiring collection of photography by artists from Nottingham and all over the UK, connected and collaborating via social media. #Connected brings into glorious print the inspiring and passionate photography of some of the UK’s most talented and dedicated photographers all exhibiting on an equal billing to let the images and their story be the focus of the show for the enjoyment of all our guests and visitors.


The grand launch event on Saturday 25th April (10am – 4pm) will give visitors a chance to not only enjoy the printed works, experience a multimedia digital presentation and meet many of the photographers involved…… but will also bring to Nottingham two fantastic guest speakers; Mark Littlejohn (Take A View Landscape Photographer of the Year) and Lizzie Shepherd (Fantastic outdoor photographer and permanent resident of the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton) who will wow and inspire our audience with their engaging illustrated presentations. The guest speakers start at 1pm but we advise folk to arrive early as demand is expected to be really high again this year for a day which is billed as the photography social event of the spring."


Southbound Exhibiton - Brighton



A new exhibition of unique, award-winning landscape photography from the country’s south eastern corner, by Valda Bailey, David Baker, Terry Gibbins and Finn Hopson all printed on Fotospeed papers.




Fotospeed Panoramic Range is given the 5 STAR treatment




It gives us great pleasure to announce our Panoramic Range has been given the prestigious  5 STAR Award by Amateur Photographer.


CLICK HERE to read the full review.


CLICK HERE to try it for yourself


The Year of the Print Exhibition Video!

The Year of the Print Exhibition Video!


A message from Charlie Waite:

"Thankyou to all of you who exhibited your marvellous images at the Year of the print exhibition at the Mall Galleries.

Positive comments were too numerous to mention them all here but we could not resist including these below."


"Thank you for organising this weeks exhibition, it has challenged me, inspired me and has helped to give me direction"


"This for me has been an extraordinary, truly fine, photographic exhibition - the best I've ever seen"


"Very much enjoyed the exhibition  -great prints - inspirational"


"A most illuminating, mind-expanding show!"


I very much hope that you enjoyed the experience of exhibiting and I know alot of you are very excited about the possibility of exhibiting next year.
We will keep you posted in the hope that this may indeed  be possible.

Meanwhile, I very much hope that you will enjoy the video of the preview night which we think is rather fun...

Very many thanks and all good wishes




Light and Land - Year of the Print

In association with Fotospeed and Outdoor Photographer


The Mall Galleries - London


After months of printing and framing by John Herlinger, (MD of Fotospeed and The Fine Art Print Room) he could finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Mall Galleries are currently a stunning sight to behold with some 450 prints hung between 9am and 3pm on Sunday 23rd March. The likes of Joe Cornish and Charlie Waite have their works on show amongst around 70 Light and Land members.


Charlie has declared it "perhaps the finest photographic exhibition of 2014."


After speaking with several members of the audience last night, they were simply blown away by the quality and expanse of the work. John Herlinger will be at the Mall Galleries on the 24th and 25th March answering questions on printing, framing and different inkjet papers to use.


If you have a passion for photography and can get across to The Mall Galleries we urge you to.

It is open between 24th March - 30th March and it is free to all.


CLICK HERE for more info.


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