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  • post Love cycling and photography? We want to hear from you - 22 August
  • Are you as passionate about cycling as you are about photography? Here?s a chance to combine both loves and have a great day out in the process. We?ve teamed up with used gear specialist, MPB, and our sister magazine Cycling Weekly to arrange a unique event where keen cyclists who are also keen photographers (or vice versa) can improve their shooti...
  • post Leica’s Fab 50 for SL and L mount (or much cheaper alternative from China) - 21 August
  • Leica has introduced a new APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH lens for the Leica SL and other L-Mount systems, which costs more than many people's car. Fortunately there is a cheaper 75mm option from 7 Artisans...Key features of the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH include 12 lens elements in 10 groups, and dust/moisture resistance. …Continue r...
  • post Accidentally leaked videos reveal details of new Canon mirrorless and DSLR - 20 August
  • All eyes are on Canon down under this morning, with Canon Australia seeming to accidentally leak videos giving details of two new cameras, the APS-C mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II and an APS-C DSLR, the EOS 90D. Strewth!The videos, which were quickly taken down but not before being spotted and reposted by Canon Rumors, reveal that the …Continue reading ...
  • post It’s World Photography Day! - 19 August
  • Join in the fun as photography enthusiasts worldwide celebrate the "gift to the world" of the Daguerrotype processToday is World Photography Day, a global celebration of our favourite hobby/passion/art/science/vocation, call it what you will. As well as …Continue reading »
  • post Looking for a straightforward, sensibly-priced landscape editing tool? - 18 August
  • Love landscapes? Not everyone needs the power and complexity of Lightroom or Photoshop and not everyone wants to pay a monthly subscription, either. James Abbott gets to grips with an editing program aimed specifically at landscape photographersThe colours of sunrise and sunset shots can be easily enhanced while preserving a natural-looking resultI...
  • post 20 money-saving DIY photography hacks - 17 August
  • Why max out a credit card on accessories when you can make simple tools yourself? Matty Graham shows how to get great shots for lessCredit: Matty GrahamWhy max out a credit card on accessories when you can make simple tools yourself? Matty Graham shows how to get great shots for less
  • post Amy Davies: when can you call yourself ‘a photographer?’ - 16 August
  • With a huge chunk of the world now taking pictures on cameras or smartphones, when can you truly call yourself a pukka photographer rather than, say, a snapper...Aperture priority and Auto ISO are Amy's go-to modes for most of her shotsWith so many people taking pictures on cameras or smartphones, when can you truly call yourself a photographer?
  • post Remembering Woodstock through photography - 15 August
  • Woodstock was 50 years ago, and a great new book celebrates this festival to end all festivals. As Geoff Harris reveals, it also generated some great documentary photographyFor music obsessives and historians of 60s counter-culture, the really big 50th anniversary this year is not the Apollo 11 …Continue reading »

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  • post 2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers - 25 August
  • IntroductionWith the release of every new tablet, photographers peer past their laptops and wonder: could this be the one that lightens my gear load without sacrificing performance? The appeal of a fast and light tablet is seductive, even if you?re not looking to completely replace a desktop or laptop, but tradeoffs have so far made it a difficult ...
  • post Video: Beat creative block with these 5 tips - 24 August
  • In his latest video YouTuber and photographer Jamie Windsor offers a collection of inspiring tips to lift us out of those dead-end moments when creativity temporarily abandons our world. When ideas seem to dry up it rarely feels like a temporary situation, even though experience proves that with time masterpieces will be made again. The problem is ...
  • post Interview: Colin Goudie, feature film editor - 24 August
  • In the edit suite for The Show, a new film written by and starring Alan MooreColin Goudie is a feature film editor with a career spanning over 35 years, editing everything from 16mm film to Digital 65mm, and has cut films in big studios, hotel rooms and even tin shacks. Most recently, he's known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Mons...
  • post DPReview TV: Lensbaby Omni review - 24 August
  • Photographers used to do crazy things like smear petroleum jelly on their lenses to create interesting photos, but thanks to the Lensbaby Omni you can get those same effects without plopping goo on your glass. Join Chris and Jordan for some creative photography.Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel!Introdu...
  • post Slideshow: Winners of the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year - 23 August
  • 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year WinnersThe South Australian Museum has announced the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and also shared the winning images from each of the ten categories offered in this year?s contest.In total, 2,219 images were submitted and judged by Justin Gilligan, Glenn McKimm...

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xxMost people

August 13, 2018, 07:41:51 PM by Gez
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Just said hello and buggered off

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: 3916 | 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.

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