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  • post Apollo 11 anniversary special: the first camera on the moon - 19 July
  • Without cameras, there would be no record of the amazing landing, or other aspects of the space race. John Wade takes a look at the fascinating evolution of cameras used for lunar missionsJohn Wade takes a look at the fascinating evolution of cameras used for space missions
  • post Apollo 11 anniversary special: new Brian May 3D book - 19 July
  • You?d think there was some kind of big moon-landing anniversary or something? Dr. Brian May, Queen guitarist and stereo/3D photography obsessive, has co-authored a fascinating new book called Mission Moon 3-D: Reliving the Great Space Race. According to the publishers, The Mission Moon archive team scoured the NASA archives and Russian sources to o...
  • post Apollo 11 anniversary special: the role photography played - 19 July
  • On this special day where we remember the historic Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, Steve Fairclough speaks to science author Piers Bizony to discover the role of photography in documenting this amazing feat of science, technology and will powerThe crew of Apollo 11 was cordial, but not especially close. Buzz Aldrin (right) expected to leave the Lun...
  • post Fujifilm lenses for X-series and GFX range (lightest GF so far) - 18 July
  • Fujifilm has announced two new lenses for its X series and medium format GFX camera ranges: the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR 5x zoom and the GF50mm f/3.5 R LM WR. The 16-80mm offers the highest amount of stabilisation on any Fujifilm lens. First up is the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR 5x zoom. This lens is relatively light and compact, weighing ...
  • post The ultimate guide to tripods - 18 July
  • Choosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the optionsChoosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the options
  • post Big Issue “apologises deeply” for Nadav Kander cover - 17 July
  • The Big Issue, the 'street newspaper' sold by homeless and insecurely housed vendors, has apologised after a recent cover featured a portrait of US film director, David Lynch, taken by celebrated portrait photographer, Nadav Kander. It turns out the image was actually a cropped photo of Kander's original (hanging in a gallery), taken by another pho...
  • post Ten easy ways to get great shots of UK landmarks - 17 July
  • We are pretty lucky in the UK to have so many iconic buildings and landmarks to shoot, providing a great opportunity to sharpen our photography skills without the expense and hassle of jumping on a plane. However, when shooting The London Eye, Edinburgh Castle or Stonehenge, it can be hard to know where exactly is best to take your shot. F7AAXE Sto...
  • post Fujifilm to open major new store in Covent Garden - 17 July
  • Fujifilm has announced plans to open a new ?concept experience centre? (aka a major store and product showcase) in London?s Covent Garden. Spread over three floors, this new centre is designed to promote all aspects of Fujifilm's photography and imaging brands The centre?s ?zones? will focus on Instax instant cameras and printers, an increasingly i...

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  • post Parrot exits toy drone market to focus on enterprise offerings - 20 July
  • The Wirecutter was the first to report that retailers such as Amazon have been slowly running out of Parrot?s Mambo (pictured above) and Swing drones.French drone manufacturer Parrot is retiring its Mambo and Swing models, effectively exiting the toy drone market. The news was first reported by The Wirecutter. ?Parrot has stopped the production and...
  • post Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Art sample gallery - 20 July
  • $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_3585230725","galleryId":"3585230725","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });The Sigma 45mm F2.8 is neither the fastest nor the sharpest of the three full-frame mirrorless lenses recently launched for Sony E-mount and Sigma/Panasonic/Le...
  • post DPReview TV: Sony a7R IV preview - 19 July
  • Sony just announced the a7R IV, its new high resolution flagship camera. DPReview TV was on hand for the launch and Jordan is here with a preview of the new model. Unfortunately, Chris picked this week to go on a big fishing trip, but we know a great website where he can learn more about the camera when he gets home.Get new episodes of DPReview TV ...
  • post Slideshow: The winners of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards - 19 July
  • 2019 Audubon Photography AwardsThe National Audubon Society has announced the winners of its 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, showcasing some of the most incredible bird photography from around the world.In its own words, ?The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science...
  • post UK photographer transforms shipping container into camera and darkroom - 19 July
  • Brendan Barry, the photographer who transformed New York City's iconic 101 Park Avenue skyscraper into a giant camera, has unveiled a new project: Container Camera. This is ?basically the world's biggest, slowest, and most impractical Polaroid camera,? according to Barry, who showcased his work in a new video created by Exploredinary, the same team...

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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: 3820 | 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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