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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: Current alternatives to Nikkor 18-300 lens purdyhorse, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:07 PM
    6. AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions

      Constructive suggestions, comments, feedback, and queries regarding Amateur Photographer magazine.
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    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: Places to take photos indoors PeteRob, Sep 23, 2019 at 4:17 PM
    1. Introductions...

      New to the forum? Come on in and say "Hello!"
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      Latest: Greetings from a small town PeteRob, Sep 21, 2019 at 6:03 AM
    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: APOY 2009 Round 9 RobertCoombes, Sep 19, 2019 at 4:52 PM
    3. The Lounge

      The last word in intelligent, erudite and eclectic conversation - well, almost!
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      Latest: Reasons to be Cheerful. steveandthedogs, Sep 23, 2019 at 4:26 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: Eye Spy beatnik69, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:42 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: A Different Day at the Seaside RovingMike, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:17 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: Funny Picture Thread Dorset_Mike, Sep 23, 2019 at 12:43 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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    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: Single vs continous daft_biker, Sep 18, 2019 at 8:49 PM
    2. Lens Matters

      All things 'glass' related; lenses, filters, bellows, tubes, extensions, adaptors, etc...
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      Latest: Canon ef 200mm L ?? pixelpuffin, Sep 19, 2019 at 12:22 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: G5X -USB charging? Benchista, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:58 PM
    5. Fujifilm Cameras

      A place to discuss Fujifilm cameras
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    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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      Latest: Nikon D7100 shutter/mirror problem Zak52, Sep 22, 2019 at 7:35 PM
    8. Olympus Chat

      Olympus users can discuss their gear here.
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      Latest: OM-D E-M1iii? RovingMike, Sep 9, 2019
    9. Panasonic Chat

      The place to talk about all camera related Panasonic gear.
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      Latest: Deliberate? nimbus, Sep 19, 2019 at 6:44 PM
    10. Pentax Chat

      A place for Pentax users to discuss all things Pentax.
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      Latest: Pentax plans... SXH, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:49 AM
    11. Sony Chat

      The place to discuss Sony gear. Incorporating Konica Minolta.
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      Latest: NP-FM500H battery swanseadave, Sep 22, 2019 at 3:58 PM
    12. Smartphone photography

      All about smartphone photography, camera-phones, accessories and apps
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      Latest: Samsung Galaxy A40 pics daft_biker, Jul 21, 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: Nicholas camera JMK, Sep 12, 2019
    14. Other Brands & Accessories

      Discussions about other brands; Casio, Samsung, HP, Kodak, etc. Incorporating 'Branded Cameras'.
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      Latest: Vintage light meter query GeoffR, Sep 15, 2019
    1. Beginner's Corner

      New to photography or just need to ask the basics? Then fire away!
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      Latest: Windows Live Gallery EightBitTony, Sep 13, 2019
    2. Digital Image Editing & Printing

      Capture - manipulation - scanning - printing
      Incorporating 'Digital Capture', 'Digital Darkroom', and 'Scanning & Printing'.
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      Latest: Serif Affinity Photo... Learning, Sep 14, 2019
    3. Everything Film

      Incorporating 'Traditional Capture', 'Traditional Darkroom', and 'Medium & Large Format'.
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      Latest: What's gone wrong here? gray1720, Sep 19, 2019 at 10:08 PM
    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: External Hard Drive Recommendations Minolta_7, Sep 20, 2019 at 11:23 AM