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  • post The future of Flickr: second chances - 07 April
  • Before the dominance of Instagram and Facebook, Flickr was the place to be for photographers. Peter Dench wonders whether it?s time to give it another goA recent screengrab from Flickr shows the most popular subjects on the platformBefore the dominance of Instagram and Facebook, Flickr was the place to be for photographers. Peter Dench wonders whet...
  • post The delicious Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020 shortlist - 06 April
  • See the shortlist of images, which prove to be a feast for the eyes that celebrates food in all its forms.Tanya Sadourian | Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the YearIn these uncertain times causes for celebration are much needed and while we can’t actually gather for awards ceremonies right …Continue reading »
  • post How to restore your old photos - 05 April
  • Learn how to restore those vintage photos to their former glory with simple Photoshop techniques Learn how to restore those vintage prints to their former glory with simple Photoshop techniques
  • post All about aperture | Understanding Aperture in Photography - 05 April
  • Newer camera tech means old aperture ?rules? may no longer apply. Claire Gillo has more up-to-date tipsThe blade formation of your aperture ring will affect how the bokeh blurred shapes behave.Newer camera tech means old aperture ?rules? may no longer apply. Claire Gillo has more up-to-date tips
  • post Best western: Photographer Jane Hilton explores the American West - 04 April
  • Photographer Jane Hilton has a penchant for the American West. She tells Peter Dench about her travelsShiprock, New Mexico. Photographer Jane Hilton has a penchant for the American West. She tells Peter Dench about her travels
  • post India by Andreas H Bitesnich | Book review - 04 April
  • India must surely be a candidate for the most photogenic country in the world. Nigel Atherton takes a trip via this luscious visual feast of a bookSamode, inner courtyardIndia must surely be a candidate for the most photogenic country in the world. Nigel Atherton takes a trip via this luscious visual feast of a book
  • post Used and approved - 03 April
  • We sent four eminent, experienced photographers a range of used cameras and lenses. They tell Geoff Harris how they got on in the fieldMount the A7R on a tripod and the camera still delivers relatively high-resolution images.We sent four eminent, experienced photographers a range of used cameras and lenses. They tell Geoff Harris how they got on in...
  • post In at the deep end - 01 April
  • This striking set of images by Stephan Zirwes took home a Sony World Photography Award in the Architecture category. Peter Dench finds out moreCredit: Stephan ZirwesThis striking set of images by Stephan Zirwes took home a Sony World Photography Award in the Architecture category. Peter Dench finds out more

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  • post Skyllaney unveils its forthcoming 50mm F2 'Bertele' Sonnar lens for Leica M-mount cameras - 07 April
  • If you?ve never heard of Skyllaney, you?re not alone. The company is an up-and-coming lens manufacturer based in England that has announced its first product, a 50mm Sonnar lens for Leica M-mount camera systems that?s due out by 2021.The Skyllaney 50mm F2 Bertele, as it?s being called, is specified as a ?limited edition? lens made in the British Is...
  • post Wet plate photographer shoots portrait of subject 4000 miles away via Zoom - 07 April
  • Life is difficult when you are a portrait photographer and social distancing restrictions prevent face-to-face meetings with anyone beyond the people you live with. Not one to let a global virus pandemic get in the way of a good picture, Shane Balkowitsch combined modern and ancient technology to create a wet-plate photograph of a friend who was al...
  • post Canon releases 1D X Mark III firmware update to fix lock-up issue, add 23.98p video capture - 07 April
  • As it had promised a few weeks back, Canon has released a firmware update (version 1.1.0) for its 1D X Mark III DSLR camera that addresses the lock-up issue we first reported on in early March. In addition to the lock-up issue, the update addresses a few other ?enhancements and fixes.?First and foremost, firmware version 1.1.0 corrects a problem th...
  • post How HDR display could change your photography forever - 07 April
  • Not the HDR you love to hateYou probably already have some understanding of what HDR images are, and equally probably, a moderate-to-strong opinion about their artistic merit. But you're likely to hear a lot about HDR in the coming years that has nothing to do with the eye-popping candy-colored processing you're thinking of.A standard DR impression...
  • post Tamron's 70-180mm F2.8 lens should ship in mid-May for $1,199 - 07 April
  • Last October, Tamron revealed it was working on a compact 70?180mm F2.8 telephoto lens for full-frame Sony E-mount camera systems. Now, we officially have availability and pricing information for the 70?180mm F2.8 Di III VXD.As promised, the lens is small despite its focal length range, measuring in at 149mm (5.9") long and 81mm (3.2") diameter, wi...

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Gez
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...…

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

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January 07, 2018, 12:39:54 PM by Gez
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But best wishes to everybody (anybody?) for the new year
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November 24, 2016, 08:54:55 PM by Pipeman
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It's my 75th Birthday today.

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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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