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Amateur Photographer

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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: How to set up my camera tomorrow? Learning, May 18, 2019 at 9:23 PM
    6. AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions

      Constructive suggestions, comments, feedback, and queries regarding Amateur Photographer magazine.
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      Latest: Back to basics - box cameras gray1720, May 18, 2019 at 10:04 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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    9. Photographic Locations

      Let other AP forum community members know of Photogenic Locations, whether local to you or worldwide.
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      Latest: York. Christopher David Tansley, Apr 21, 2019
    1. Introductions...

      New to the forum? Come on in and say "Hello!"
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      Latest: Oldest Photo fourm UK and Talk Photo Petrochemist, May 22, 2019 at 11:19 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: 90 Year Old Box Camera Petrochemist, May 21, 2019 at 12:04 AM
    3. The Lounge

      The last word in intelligent, erudite and eclectic conversation - well, almost!
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      Latest: How's your weather? Andrew Flannigan, May 22, 2019 at 10:03 PM
    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: pictures samthefoootball, May 22, 2019 at 10:36 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: Something I found interesting gray1720, May 22, 2019 at 11:28 PM
    6. Forum Competitions and Themes

      A home for our own monthly competitions and themes
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    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 dream_police, May 22, 2019 at 8:17 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: Please Review My Website RogerMac, May 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM
    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: Where Can I Buy the Small SD Card Cases? TheAlex, May 18, 2019 at 10:57 PM
    2. Lens Matters

      All things 'glass' related; lenses, filters, bellows, tubes, extensions, adaptors, etc...
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      Latest: Filter COKIN PURE HARMONIE CPL? PeteRob, May 18, 2019 at 5:27 PM
    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: Held my first RP Chester AP, May 19, 2019 at 1:26 PM
    5. Fujifilm Cameras

      A place to discuss Fujifilm cameras
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      Latest: X-T30 "Q" button PeteRob, Apr 22, 2019
    6. Leica Camera Chat

      A place to discuss everything 'Leica'.
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    7. Nikon Chat

      Nikon users can discuss their gear here.
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    8. Olympus Chat

      Olympus users can discuss their gear here.
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      Latest: Interesting Comparison RovingMike, May 21, 2019 at 7:21 AM
    9. Panasonic Chat

      The place to talk about all camera related Panasonic gear.
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      Latest: DMC LX3: A Blast from the Past Fishboy, Apr 10, 2019
    10. Pentax Chat

      A place for Pentax users to discuss all things Pentax.
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    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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      Latest: Upgrade due daft_biker, May 9, 2019
    13. Classic Models & Marques

      A place to discuss the intricacies of the ancient and the new. Incorporating Contax & Kyocera.
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      Latest: DVD re Gandolfi Bros. Terrywoodenpic, Apr 30, 2019
    14. Other Brands & Accessories

      Discussions about other brands; Casio, Samsung, HP, Kodak, etc. Incorporating 'Branded Cameras'.
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    1. Beginner's Corner

      New to photography or just need to ask the basics? Then fire away!
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      Latest: Auto focus PeteRob, May 6, 2019
    2. Digital Image Editing & Printing

      Capture - manipulation - scanning - printing
      Incorporating 'Digital Capture', 'Digital Darkroom', and 'Scanning & Printing'.
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      Latest: Lightroom replacement - ON1 Photo RAW 2019? PeteRob, May 17, 2019 at 9:43 PM
    3. Everything Film

      Incorporating 'Traditional Capture', 'Traditional Darkroom', and 'Medium & Large Format'.
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      Latest: Yellow-green filters Done_rundleCams, May 10, 2019
    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: Fixing up Sky Q modem to a PC? MJB, May 20, 2019 at 6:48 PM