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  • post Photography saved my life: Photography as therapy - 16 March
  • Geoff Harris talks to both photographers and therapists to see how image-making can help with mental health issuesGeoff Harris talks to both photographers and therapists to see how image-making can help with mental health issues
  • post Leica camera sells for record amount at auction - 16 March
  • The historic Leica 0-series no. 122 fetched ?2.4million at an auction in ViennaLeica cameras are not known for their bargain basement prices, but a recent auction of a rare historic model has …Continue reading »
  • post Tips on how to shoot close-up flowers - 16 March
  • Jacky Parker shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of close-up flowersJacky Parker shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of close-up flowers
  • post New Billingham bag for mirrorless users - 15 March
  • Billingham has introduced a new camera bag to its range aimed at users of smaller cameras such as mirrorless systems. The Hadley Small Pro comes in a choice of six colours and, as with all Billingham bags, is made in England from high quality canvas, brass and leather materials. Full details below.Billingham Hadley Small Pro in six coloursPress Re...
  • post Sigma announces two brand new Art lenses - 27 February
  • Sigma has revealed two brand new Art lenses, as well as announcing that a further five of its existing lenses will now be available in the Sony FE mount. First of the two new additions is the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, which Sigma is describing as the …Continue reading »
  • post Sony announces powerful HVL-F60RM flashgun - 27 February
  • Sony has released its latest flashgun - the HVL-F60RM Sony HVL-F60RM Sony has released its flagship flashgun - the HVL-F60RM
  • post Sony Alpha 7 III revealed - 27 February
  • Third-generation full-frame mirrorless adds faster operation and 4K videoSony A7 IIISony has unveiled the third generation in its entry-level full-frame mirrorless A7 series, with the Alpha 7 III offering a …Continue reading »
  • post Canon 4000D: new budget-friendly first-time DSLR revealed - 26 February
  • Canon?s new 4000D is aimed at those looking to purchase their very first DSLR, being attractively priced for first-time buyers.Canon EOS 4000DCanon?s new 4000D is aimed at those looking to purchase their very first DSLR, being attractively priced for first-time buyers.

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  • post Sony a7 III dynamic range and high ISO improve over its predecessor - 17 March
  • Sony recently announced the a7 III, a comparatively affordable full frame mirrorless camera that incorporates a host of advanced features derived from the a9 and a7R III. The combination of price point and feature set makes it attractive to both enthusiasts and pros, particularly those looking to get into full frame or perhaps even make the switch ...
  • post Photo story of the week: Flowing under a solar storm - 17 March
  • A night of stunning Northern Lights dancing above Haukland Beach, the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway, on a moonless evening.The serene stream that flows from the surrounding mountains and pours into the Norwegian Sea curved into a beautiful shape, paralleling the curves of the Auroral display. Haukland is a very good location for shooting Aurora, s...
  • post AI-powered Google Lens visual search tool is now available on iOS devices - 16 March
  • The AI-powered Google Lens feature uses visual recognition to provide information about whatever your smartphone's camera is pointed at. For example, it can identify landmarks, a type of flower, or provide information about a restaurant or other businesses you're photographing.Google first showed of this feature at the I/O 2017 event, then integrat...
  • post Adobe posts record revenue yet again, earning $2.08 billion in Q1 of 2018 - 16 March
  • Photo by KevinIt's starting to feel old hat by now: another quarter, another record-breaking earnings report coming out of Adobe. No matter how much people?present company certainly not excluded?gripe about Adobe's move to the Creative Cloud subscription model, the software company is absolutely raking in the dough as a result.The last record-break...
  • post The New York Times is looking to hire a Photo Director - 16 March
  • The New York Times Building by wsifrancis | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0The New York Times has posted a job opening for the position of Photo Director. If you're looking for a high-profile job in the world of photojournalism, and you live in (or don't mind moving to) New York City, you could do a lot worse than working for The Gray Lady.The opening was listed s...

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xxA little late

January 07, 2018, 12:39:54 PM by Gez
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But best wishes to everybody (anybody?) for the new year

xxJust summat to say!

November 24, 2016, 08:54:55 PM by Pipeman
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It's my 75th Birthday today.

clipHappy Christmas

December 22, 2015, 08:06:07 PM by Pipeman
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Only a few days to go, so,

Happy Christmas to you all and your families. :cheer :hic

xxWhere is everyone? or is that where are...

December 12, 2015, 12:25:19 AM by MartinAS | Views: 2494 | Comments: 6

i Know... I too have been delinquent.

I did visit the UK recently. My wife and I and friends from Newfoundland were over for a canal trip (again). We hired a narrowboat from Wyvern Shipping on the Grand Union at Leighton Buzzard and spent 4 weeks traveling at the breakneck speed of 4mph. Fantastic. I, of course , was the photographer. Went to Market Harbourough, Leicester (checked in on Richard 111), Nottingham and along to Birmingham ( had our boat cut free and a rope stolen at Wolverhampton and then to Warick to visit castle etc (again). Here we had our Canadian flag cut off overnight. A short off route to Rugby for a day and then back to Leighton Buzzard. Great trip , overall.
This all came about in 24 hours when the friends visited us in May. We talked about old trips and before we knew it we had booked flights and the boat. Really is neat and Wyvern are a great group to rent from.
 Lots of photos and all I have to do is sort through them now. Winter project. The last few winters we have gone south to kayak with the alligators in Georgia in the US but this year, with the $US so high it is a question. Not to mention Donald Trump.... but we won't.

Anyway... best wishes to my old friends.

xxVisiting Australia - Victoria

August 13, 2015, 08:20:22 PM by Bawbee
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I will be travelling to Australia in mid-October for 4 weeks; primarily to represent my Dad, and the rest of the family, at my Aunt's (Dad's Sister) 100th Birthday celebrations.

I will be based in the Yarraville district of Melbourne and I am looking for photographic location ideas from those who know the area. I do have a few locations in mind but I would be pleased to hear from others with regards to any additional information from other members. I will be mainly looking for landscapes and wildlife opportunities.

Any help and assistance will be much appreciated.

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