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Amateur Photographer

  1. Forum Notices

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    1. Forum Notices & Announcements

      Guidelines, notices, announcements, stickies, etc.
      Please read before posting and check for any updates. Thank you. READ ONLY.
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    1. Guess the Date/Guess the Camera Competition

      A place to discuss the guess the date and guess the camera competitions, and add your entries.
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    2. Weekly Poll

      Weekly photography related poll. REPLY ONLY!
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    3. News - Discussion

      A place to discuss AP News stories. REPLY ONLY!
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    4. Amateur Photographer Of the Year (APOY)

      A place to discuss the Amateur Photographer Of the Year competition. Get help for ideas, picking pictures and chat about the winners. REPLY ONLY!
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    5. Help Team

      General photographic queries? Many of our forum members are able to offer advice.
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      Latest: Picasa download, is this safe please? Louise, Aug 17, 2017 at 8:58 PM
    6. AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions

      Constructive suggestions, comments, feedback, and queries regarding Amateur Photographer magazine.
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      Latest: Rip Off Apoy 2017 GeoffR, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM
    7. Forthcoming Events

      Tell other members about forthcoming events and photo opportunities. Alternatively, or additionally, post on the Events Calendar.

      Paid-for events may be removed without notice.

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    8. Web Sites of Interest

      A place to point other forum members to photographically interesting web sites you've come across.
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      Latest: Free Music Resource for Your Projects Eric Matyas, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:12 PM
    9. Photographic Locations

      Let other AP forum community members know of Photogenic Locations, whether local to you or worldwide.
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      Latest: East midlands landscapes Trannifan, Aug 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM
    1. Introductions...

      New to the forum? Come on in and say "Hello!"
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      Latest: Hi from lowestoft... the east of england... Twgreen, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:21 PM
    2. Talking Pictures

      For discussions on, about, and referencing photography; the art of, the proponents of, the love of photographs - not kit, nor technology, but technique, styles, genres, historical and contemporary.
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      Latest: Rembrandt Triangle Done_rundleCams, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:23 PM
    3. The Lounge

      The last word in intelligent, erudite and eclectic conversation - well, almost!
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      Latest: Fatty, sugary breakfast daft_biker, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:29 AM
    4. Appraisal Gallery

      Post images (not links) for appraisal. Be prepared for comment, critique, and re-visioning of images. How many images to post? Less is more. Please read the 'Sticky' at the head of the forum prior to posting.
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      Latest: It's late in the evening AdrianSadlier, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:05 PM
    5. Exhibition Lounge

      Post images for content-related discussion - NOT technical/artistic critique. Please read the Sticky at the head of the forum prior to posting.
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      Latest: Medieval Phone Box El_Sid, Aug 18, 2017 at 4:59 PM
    6. Forum Competitions and Themes

      A home for our own monthly competitions and themes
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      Latest: August Theme - Retail Therapy Done_rundleCams, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:29 PM
    7. The Games Room

      This is the place for all 'game' threads, long running 'status' threads, etc.
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      Latest: Word Association Game Done_rundleCams, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:16 PM
    8. Personal Portfolio Sites

      A place for community contributors to point others to their personal online portfolios. This is NOT the place for image appraisal/critique.
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      Latest: Hows this for a start? Sphinx, Aug 6, 2017
    9. FirstViews [Archive]

      The AP Forum's 1st of the month picture project. A 'straight-out-the-camera' archive of the day.
      Project closed - read only.
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    1. General Equipment Chat & Advice

      All about camera equipment, accessories, kit, gear, trinkets and gadgets.
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      Latest: Upgrade help... Andrew Flannigan, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:45 PM
    2. Lens Matters

      All things 'glass' related; lenses, filters, bellows, tubes, extensions, adaptors, etc...
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    3. User Reviews

      Post your reviews of kit you've used - current and historical. Please read forum sticky before posting.
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    4. Canon Conflab

      A place for users of Canon gear to chat.
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      Latest: New mid range Camera El_Sid, Aug 15, 2017 at 1:09 PM
    5. Fujifilm Cameras

      A place to discuss Fujifilm cameras
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      Latest: Fuji-curious cerebros, Aug 7, 2017
    6. Leica Camera Chat

      A place to discuss everything 'Leica'.
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      Latest: Top Plate M6 strange marks GeoffR, Aug 4, 2017
    7. Nikon Chat

      Nikon users can discuss their gear here.
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      Latest: D500 SDHC and SDXC cards to use with XQD Learning, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:53 PM
    8. Olympus Chat

      Olympus users can discuss their gear here.
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      Latest: The OMD E-M5 RovingMike, Aug 10, 2017
    9. Panasonic Chat

      The place to talk about all camera related Panasonic gear.
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    10. Pentax Chat

      A place for Pentax users to discuss all things Pentax.
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      Latest: My 'New Toy'-- Gift SF-7 Done_rundleCams, Aug 14, 2017 at 3:29 AM
    11. Sony Chat

      The place to discuss Sony gear. Incorporating Konica Minolta.
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    12. Smartphone photography

      All about smartphone photography, camera-phones, accessories and apps
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    13. Classic Models & Marques

      A place to discuss the intricacies of the ancient and the new. Incorporating Contax & Kyocera.
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    14. Other Brands & Accessories

      Discussions about other brands; Casio, Samsung, HP, Kodak, etc. Incorporating 'Branded Cameras'.
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      Latest: Zeiss folding cameras steveandthedogs, Jul 26, 2017
    1. Beginner's Corner

      New to photography or just need to ask the basics? Then fire away!
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      Latest: A58 Questions ipbr21054, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:25 PM
    2. Digital Image Editing & Printing

      Capture - manipulation - scanning - printing
      Incorporating 'Digital Capture', 'Digital Darkroom', and 'Scanning & Printing'.
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      Latest: Saving edited RAW CR2 files from Canon650D on Mac Jan08, Aug 18, 2017 at 6:09 PM
    3. Everything Film

      Incorporating 'Traditional Capture', 'Traditional Darkroom', and 'Medium & Large Format'.
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    4. Colour or Not

      Incorporating 'Colour Photography' and 'Monochrome Photography'
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    5. Computer Related Help & Discussion

      Discuss computers, peripherals, and software; problems, hints, tips, recommendations & queries...
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      Latest: Memory cards,a warning. P_Stoddart, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:57 PM