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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: Google Chrome Andrew Flannigan, Feb 20, 2018 at 5:01 PM
    6. AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions

      Constructive suggestions, comments, feedback, and queries regarding Amateur Photographer magazine.
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      Latest: Voigtlander Bessa L swanseadave, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:05 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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      Latest: Anyone for the NEC ? Mark101, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
    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, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    9. Photographic Locations

      Let other AP forum community members know of Photogenic Locations, whether local to you or worldwide.
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      Latest: Oban Scotland singingsnapper, Jan 29, 2018
    1. Introductions...

      New to the forum? Come on in and say "Hello!"
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      Latest: Newbie to the forum Cymon Skinner, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:03 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: Printing Bazarchie, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:20 PM
    3. The Lounge

      The last word in intelligent, erudite and eclectic conversation - well, almost!
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      Latest: Rude Notes on ambulances LesleySM, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:56 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: My Daughter beatnik69, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM
    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: Kelly hall tarn Danski, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:18 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 spinno, Feb 23, 2018 at 3:49 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: New website Christopher Revell, Nov 12, 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: *HELP NEEDED* Designing a new camera case Terrywoodenpic, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:45 AM
    2. Lens Matters

      All things 'glass' related; lenses, filters, bellows, tubes, extensions, adaptors, etc...
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      Latest: Lens Adapters and their use Wab, Feb 23, 2018 at 5:37 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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      Latest: C. Lens - Cannon EF 50mm II BigWill, Jan 26, 2018
    4. Canon Conflab

      A place for users of Canon gear to chat.
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      Latest: Flash or speed light PeteRob, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:30 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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      Latest: the lure of the Leica gray1720, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:21 PM
    7. Nikon Chat

      Nikon users can discuss their gear here.
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      Latest: "0ld" 24-70 or new 24-120 ? IanG1957, Feb 22, 2018 at 4:50 PM
    8. Olympus Chat

      Olympus users can discuss their gear here.
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      Latest: Which lens? (OM) nimbus, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:22 PM
    9. Panasonic Chat

      The place to talk about all camera related Panasonic gear.
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      Latest: GX9 Mark101, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:07 PM
    10. Pentax Chat

      A place for Pentax users to discuss all things Pentax.
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      Latest: K1 Battery grip spinno, Feb 23, 2018 at 3:46 PM
    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: When all you had was your mobile... Learning, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:30 PM
    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 IvorCamera, Nov 24, 2017
    1. Beginner's Corner

      New to photography or just need to ask the basics? Then fire away!
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      Latest: How many beginners? Learning, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:57 PM
    2. Digital Image Editing & Printing

      Capture - manipulation - scanning - printing
      Incorporating 'Digital Capture', 'Digital Darkroom', and 'Scanning & Printing'.
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      Latest: HDMI GlennH, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:19 AM
    3. Everything Film

      Incorporating 'Traditional Capture', 'Traditional Darkroom', and 'Medium & Large Format'.
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      Latest: Keeping Ilfosol 3 neilt3, Feb 22, 2018 at 1:54 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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