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  • post Army photographers of the year named - 19 October
  • The last big competition story of the week is the announcement of the Army Photographic Competition 2018 winners.1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards take part in multinational Exercises in Poland as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence.A HEALING TOOL WAS USED ON THIS IMAGE DUE TO DUST ON THE SENSOR.The top prize goes to army photographer Cpl Tom Eva...
  • post Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 winners revealed - 18 October
  • It's been a good week for big competitions - first we had Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year and now the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. First prize goes to a serial competition winner, Marsel Van Oosten, who has also won last year's Travel Photographer of the Year. He's fast becoming one of the world's mo...
  • post Landscape Photographer of the Year winners - 16 October
  • The winning images in the 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. Now in its 12th year, the competition celebrates the diverse rural and urban landscapes of the UK. The overall winner is named as Pete Rowbottom, who shot a competition regular, Glencoe. "The numerous strong diagonal lines of the ice fractures in Pete's i...
  • post Huawei Mate 20 Pro goes wide with Leica 16-80mm camera - 16 October
  • 16mm ultra-wideangle lens added into triple-camera setup, alongside 27mm and 80mm equivalent optics The camera is labelled Leica Vario-Summilux-H 1:1.8-2.4/16-80mm ASPHFlagship smartphone includes triple camera setup with 16mm, 27mm and 80mm lenses
  • post How to make the most of high ISOs - 12 October
  • Dimly lit interiors where you can?t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutionsDimly lit interiors where you can?t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutions
  • post Get sharper shots handheld - 12 October
  • Tripods ensure sharp shots but can slow you down and make spontaneous shots harder. James Abbott shows how to keep everything sharp handheldTripods ensure sharp shots but can slow you down and make spontaneous shots harder. James Abbott shows how to keep everything sharp handheld
  • post Keep things in perspective - 12 October
  • Controlling perspective has its challenges. Martin Evening reveals how to combat distortions in Adobe Photoshop.Controlling perspective has its challenges. Martin Evening reveals how to combat distortions in Adobe Photoshop
  • post Samsung Galaxy A9: world’s first phone with five cameras - 11 October
  • Korean maker takes the fight to Huawei, Google, Apple and the rest by ramping up the photo features (and the handset only is a reasonable 549)

    Let’s face it, if all we needed smartphones for was to make calls, send texts or access social media, we’d …Continue reading »

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  • post DJI challenges drone plane collision test, accuses researchers of 'sowing fear' - 22 October
  • DJI has challenged a recently published video that demonstrates a small drone smashing into an airplane wing. The test collision was conducted in a simulated environment by researchers with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) to assess the potential damage such an in-air crash may cause. DJI has accused the test of being "unbalanced,...
  • post Pixii is a display-less digital rangefinder that connects to your smartphone - 22 October
  • French startup Pixii has announced its first product, the Pixii camera. The Pixii is a digital rangefinder with an M-mount that pairs with your smartphone to use the mobile device's display and memory.

    The machined aluminum body houses a CMOS sensor with global electronic shutter and 12-bit sampling rate that, according to Pixii, offers a d...
  • post Why celebrity photographer Manfred Baumann uses ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019 - 22 October
  • Celebrity photographer Manfred Baumann has been using a pre-release version of ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019 for a while, and in this article he shares his impressions of using the software.As a photographer, there are plenty of software programs out there that all want my attention (and my money). ACDSee is a name that will be familiar to many...
  • post Fujifilm X-T3 Review - 22 October
  • When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1, most notably in terms of autofocus and video. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera it repeats the same trick: representing a significant step forward.The X-T3 brings with it a brand new sensor, improved autofocus and ...
  • post These are the first portfolio images captured on Kodak's revived Ektachrome E100 film - 21 October
  • "Here, cotton candy-hued skies are reflected in Rockland, Maine's calm harbor, speckled with ferries, yachts, yawls and mighty windjammers, such as the red-striped Victory Chimes, America's largest schooner readying its sailors for a wind blown journey across Penobscot Bay," Guttman explained on Kodak's Instagram.Ahead of its global distribution la...

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Here at the PhotoPortal we usually run a fun, informal monthly competition, however we're currently taking a break. Watch this space for news of the competition's resurgence

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: 3245 | 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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