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  • post Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: Camera review - 30 May
  • Samsung?s latest smartphone offers impressive specs, but at a price. Andy Westlake examines whether it?s one of the best smartphone cameras yetThe S20 Ultra?s ultra-wideangle lens allows for some striking images ?This is the phone that will change photography?. So Samsung proudly declares about its latest Galaxy flagship, the S20 Ultra. …Continue r...
  • post Contessa-Nettel Ergo: Blast from the Past - 29 May
  • John Wade finds a camera from the age of clandestine photographyThe Contessa-Nettel detective cameraLaunched 1924 Price at launch 15 Guide price now 600-900 Once upon a time there was a small German camera …Continue reading »
  • post Unsung Hero: Mohit Ahuja - 28 May
  • For our second unsung hero, we celebrate Mohit Ahuja, a biker and entrepreneur who?s using photography to change perceptions of disability in his native IndiaMany people with various physical and mental challenges find photography a hugely beneficial and therapeutic pursuit, a subject we have …Continue reading »
  • post Panasonic Lumix Sync: How to connect your camera to your phone - 27 May
  • In the latest of our series on using your smartphone with your camera, Richard Sibley focuses on the features Panasonic?s Lumix Sync app has to offerLike other manufacturers, Panasonic launched a new connectivity app along with its latest generation of mirrorless cameras. As per the …Continue reading »
  • post London Camera Exchange: ‘Customers have been great’ - 27 May
  • For the latest of our chats with major retailers to see how they are coping
    with the pandemic, we meet Adrian Deary, marketing and communications manager of London Camera Exchange (LCE).?We?ve had to adapt quickly, but everyone pulled together and now we are doing OK,? Adrian explains. ?The big challenge …Continue reading »
  • post Test Drive Canon cameras and lenses for free - 27 May
  • Canon has launched a new incentive whereby you can get hands-on and try out the EOS R system and selected EOS bodies and lenses for free. They'll even deliver them to your door
    Canon has launched a new incentive that lets you try the EOS R system for free
  • post Behind the scenes with RNLI photographer Nigel Millard - 27 May
  • Professional photographer turned RNLI volunteer Nigel Millard has travelled all over the UK and Ireland to capture some of the most dramatic RNLI images. To tie-in with the RNLI's volunteers Week (1st-7th June) he reveals why he volunteers for the institutionPro photographer Nigel Millard reveals why he volunteers for the RNLI
  • post Still-life photography: A moment of stillness - 26 May
  • Why not use lockdown time to develop your still life photography skills? As Tracy Calder explains, it?s a great way to refine your technique and sharpen your eyeThere is something incredibly soothing about still life photography. When the world outside feels out of control, simply arranging objects …Continue reading »

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  • post Adobe's new video series offers helpful Lightroom CC, Mobile tips in 60 seconds - 30 May
  • Adobe has started up a new video series on its Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube channel called In a Lightroom Minute that condenses helpful Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile tips into tutorials that are roughly 60 seconds in length.Similar to its previous Lightroom Coffee Break and Photoshop Magic Minute series, In a Lightroom Minute covers a vari...
  • post DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review - 30 May
  • The Sony ZV-1 is a modified version of Sony's RX100 series aimed at vloggers and video enthusiasts. Does Sony have a winner? Chris and Jordan vlog their way through an episode to find out.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week.IntroductionDesign and handlingInternal microphoneHow it's different from the Sony ...
  • post Photographers Unite educational conference hosts 60 top photographers from around the world - 29 May
  • The Image Salon, a Montreal-based photography and post-production service, recently produced a global educational conference called Photographers Unite that hosted 60 photographers from around the world. The live event is over, but photographers who missed it the first time around can register and watch the full replay until June 6.Photographers Un...
  • post Nikon's FY2020 financial results: 225.8B in revenue, 17.1B operating loss for Imaging Products Business - 29 May
  • As it promised when it initially pushed back the release date, Nikon has released the financial results today for its 2020 fiscal year (FY2020), ending March 31, 2020, as well as its forecast for its 2021 fiscal year (FY2021).Overall, Nikon Corporation recorded 591B in revenue and 6.7B in operating profit. These numbers align with what Nikon?s up...
  • post 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera - 29 May
  • 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film CameraYou?ve got your flannel and your beanie and you?re ready to buy your first film camera. So? now what? I can?t tell you exactly what to do, because then you?d risk turning into me, which means drowning in an ever-deepening lake of 35mm SLRs, but I can tell you a few things to avoid. Here are a do...

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January 01, 2020, 03:59:58 PM by Gez
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Pointless task I suppose but just to say Happy New Year to anybody that wanders in accidently...

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

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