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  • post How to photograph water: 20 top tips - 20 February
  • Reflect on how you can improve your water photography skills as professionals Guy Edwardes, Ross Hoddinott and Claire Gillo share their top tips and techniques
    Credit: Guy EdwardesReflect on how you can improve your water photography skills as professionals Guy Edwardes, Ross Hoddinott and Claire Gillo share their top tips
  • post Best photography books - 19 February
  • Apparently it was musician and composer Frank Zappa who once declared, ?so many books, so little time?, and despite the arrival of eReaders and the internet our passion for the printed page shows no signs of abating. We?ve studied our shelves to pick our favourite photography books, and we?ve asked some carefully selected individuals ? including Ma...
  • post British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 | Book review - 15 February
  • This book proves that you don?t always need to travel long distance for stunning wildlife photography, as Amy Davies finds outCaptured with a drone, this shot by Rich Bunce won the ?Habitat? categoryThis book proves that you don?t always need to travel long distanced for stunning wildlife photography, as Amy Davies finds out
  • post Photographers Against Wildlife Crime | Book review - 13 February
  • A book that raises awareness of the serious threat to wildlife from illegal poaching for human consumption through photography that is both heartbreaking and painfully beautifulA ranger?s bloody hand rests on an ivory tusk during an anti-poaching mission in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Britta Jaschinski / Photographers Against Wildlife Crime?A he...
  • post Canon developing high-end EOS R5 - 13 February
  • Canon EOS 850D advanced entry-level DSLR, RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom and Selphy QX10 mini printer all announcedCanon EOS R5 front leftCanon EOS 850D DSLR, RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM zoom and Selphy QX10 printer all announced
  • post Nikon unveils high-speed D6 and two Z-mount lenses - 12 February
  • Nikon D6 pro DSLR, Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/3.5-6.3 VR travel zoom and Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S wideangle prime all revealed Nikon D6 front viewNikkor Z 24-200mm f/3.5-6.3 VR travel zoom and 20mm f/1.8 S wideangle prime also revealed
  • post Coincidences: New York by Chance by Jonathan Higbee | Book review - 11 February
  • This book encapsulates the dedicated patience required for skilful street photography, as Amy Davies discovers'Heated Phone Call' This book encapsulates the dedicated patience required for skilful street photography, as Amy Davies discovers
  • post Winners, Runners-up and Commended images from GURUSHOTS? Light Rays challenge - 11 February
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  • post NONS SL42 is the world's first instant SLR with a M42 mount - 20 February
  • A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for NONS SL42, the first instant camera to feature an interchangeable M42 lens mount and support for Instax Mini instant film. The camera can be used with 'hundreds of classic M42 lenses,' according to the team behind the project, which explains that pairing an M42 lens with Instax film results in a roun...
  • post Omnivision launches high-end 1/1.7" 64MP smartphone image sensor - 20 February
  • OmniVision might not be the most well-known image sensor maker, but the company is among the sector's big players and its imagers can be found in a wide range of smartphone cameras.Now Omnivision has launched a new image sensor that is set to compete with some high-end models from Sony and Samsung. The OV64C is Omnivision's first 1/1.7? 64MP sensor...
  • post Yongnuo, Mediaedge and Venus Optics join Micro Four Thirds System standard - 20 February
  • Olympus and Panasonic have teamed up to announce that three more companies have joined the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System standard. According to the joint press release, Yongnuo, Mediaedge and Venus Optics have joined the standard to make products for MFT camera systems.For those not familiar with each of the brands, here?s a quick rundown of each....
  • post DPReview TV: Leica Monochrom M10 review - 20 February
  • The M10 Monochrom is Leica's newest dedicated black and white rangefinder camera. Is it a street photographer's dream come true? Chris and Jordan take it to the mean streets of Calgary to find out.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week.IntroductionLensesSample imagesHandlingAppearanceLow light image qualityPr...
  • post Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (DPReview TV) - 20 February
  • $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_8351692681","galleryId":"8351692681","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });Leica's new M10 Monochrom is a dedicated black and white camera with no color filter array. Combined with legendary Leica optics, it promises to deliver 41MP i...

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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.

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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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