1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the Amateur Photographer magazine online community.

    Why not create an account and take advantage of this free resource.

Amateur Photographer

  1. Forum Notices

    Forum notices go here!
    1. Forum Notices & Announcements

      Guidelines, notices, announcements, stickies, etc.
      Please read before posting and check for any updates. Thank you. READ ONLY.
      Discussions:
      7
      Messages:
      8
      Latest: Site behaviour Benchista, Sep 10, 2017
    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.
      Discussions:
      84
      Messages:
      525
    2. Weekly Poll

      Weekly photography related poll. REPLY ONLY!
      Discussions:
      603
      Messages:
      18,225
    3. News - Discussion

      A place to discuss AP News stories. REPLY ONLY!
      Discussions:
      5,256
      Messages:
      42,658
    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!
      Discussions:
      103
      Messages:
      1,274
    5. Help Team

      General photographic queries? Many of our forum members are able to offer advice.
      Discussions:
      7,489
      Messages:
      65,367
      Latest: Photo Release Form Geren, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM
    6. AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions

      Constructive suggestions, comments, feedback, and queries regarding Amateur Photographer magazine.
      Discussions:
      651
      Messages:
      7,729
      Latest: Where has 'From the Archive' gone? Richard_p, Aug 13, 2022 at 1:14 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.

      Discussions:
      979
      Messages:
      5,247
      Latest: Vivian Maier Exhibition. Chester AP, Jun 21, 2022
    8. Web Sites of Interest

      A place to point other forum members to photographically interesting web sites you've come across.
      Discussions:
      806
      Messages:
      4,099
      Latest: Free Music Resource for Your Projects Eric Matyas, Aug 11, 2022 at 8:50 PM
    9. Photographic Locations

      Let other AP forum community members know of Photogenic Locations, whether local to you or worldwide.
      Discussions:
      625
      Messages:
      5,076
      Latest: Deserted Village of Imber gray1720, Aug 5, 2022
    1. Introductions...

      New to the forum? Come on in and say "Hello!"
      Discussions:
      2,230
      Messages:
      13,978
      Latest: Hi everyone steveandthedogs, Aug 8, 2022
    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.
      Discussions:
      1,230
      Messages:
      22,457
      Latest: Your next project? Zou, Aug 1, 2022
    3. The Lounge

      The last word in intelligent, erudite and eclectic conversation - well, almost!
      Discussions:
      36,954
      Messages:
      719,446
      Latest: Reasons to be Cheerful. LesleySM, Aug 15, 2022 at 2:22 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.
      Discussions:
      25,370
      Messages:
      204,368
      Latest: Mercury gray1720, Aug 14, 2022 at 10:15 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.
      Discussions:
      6,108
      Messages:
      44,534
      Latest: Big Moon Over Staines peterba, Aug 14, 2022 at 10:07 PM
    6. Forum Competitions and Themes

      A home for our own monthly competitions and themes
      Discussions:
      147
      Messages:
      34,649
      Latest: August 2022 daily themes zx9r, Aug 14, 2022 at 9:39 PM
    7. The Games Room

      This is the place for all 'game' threads, long running 'status' threads, etc.
      Discussions:
      72
      Messages:
      116,112
      Latest: Funny Picture Thread peterba, Aug 14, 2022 at 10:47 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.
      Discussions:
      1,547
      Messages:
      9,238
      Latest: A new Website Chester AP, Aug 5, 2022
    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.
      Discussions:
      104
      Messages:
      3,045
    1. General Equipment Chat & Advice

      All about camera equipment, accessories, kit, gear, trinkets and gadgets.
      Discussions:
      6,296
      Messages:
      70,869
    2. Lens Matters

      All things 'glass' related; lenses, filters, bellows, tubes, extensions, adaptors, etc...
      Discussions:
      1,957
      Messages:
      21,364
    3. User Reviews

      Post your reviews of kit you've used - current and historical. Please read forum sticky before posting.
      Discussions:
      152
      Messages:
      907
    4. Canon Conflab

      A place for users of Canon gear to chat.
      Discussions:
      4,198
      Messages:
      43,159
      Latest: Caved in and bought a M6ii Mark101, Jul 14, 2022
    5. Fujifilm Cameras

      A place to discuss Fujifilm cameras
      Discussions:
      289
      Messages:
      2,580
      Latest: Playing with X-H2S PeteRob, Aug 4, 2022
    6. Leica Camera Chat

      A place to discuss everything 'Leica'.
      Discussions:
      976
      Messages:
      12,906
      Latest: Leica M11 Terrywoodenpic, Jun 28, 2022
    7. Nikon Chat

      Nikon users can discuss their gear here.
      Discussions:
      4,061
      Messages:
      47,716
      Latest: No more SLRs... PeteRob, Aug 2, 2022
    8. Olympus Chat

      Olympus users can discuss their gear here.
      Discussions:
      1,463
      Messages:
      15,820
    9. Panasonic Chat

      The place to talk about all camera related Panasonic gear.
      Discussions:
      344
      Messages:
      2,015
      Latest: Panasonic Lumix TZ200 J H Foto, Aug 11, 2022 at 10:04 AM
    10. Pentax Chat

      A place for Pentax users to discuss all things Pentax.
      Discussions:
      1,255
      Messages:
      13,354
      Latest: Ricoh Re-org Done_rundleCams, Mar 21, 2022
    11. Sony Chat

      The place to discuss Sony gear. Incorporating Konica Minolta.
      Discussions:
      1,525
      Messages:
      10,901
    12. Smartphone photography

      All about smartphone photography, camera-phones, accessories and apps
      Discussions:
      64
      Messages:
      720
      Latest: Smartphone IR El_Sid, May 16, 2022
    13. Classic Models & Marques

      A place to discuss the intricacies of the ancient and the new. Incorporating Contax & Kyocera.
      Discussions:
      759
      Messages:
      6,848
    14. Other Brands & Accessories

      Discussions about other brands; Casio, Samsung, HP, Kodak, etc. Incorporating 'Branded Cameras'.
      Discussions:
      406
      Messages:
      3,034
      Latest: Pixie Camera Andrew Flannigan, Apr 24, 2022
    1. Beginner's Corner

      New to photography or just need to ask the basics? Then fire away!
      Discussions:
      871
      Messages:
      10,090
      Latest: Periods in photoart Chester AP, Feb 15, 2022
    2. Digital Image Editing & Printing

      Capture - manipulation - scanning - printing
      Incorporating 'Digital Capture', 'Digital Darkroom', and 'Scanning & Printing'.
      Discussions:
      4,753
      Messages:
      43,144
      Latest: Light Room - Do I need it? Learning, Aug 7, 2022
    3. Everything Film

      Incorporating 'Traditional Capture', 'Traditional Darkroom', and 'Medium & Large Format'.
      Discussions:
      2,536
      Messages:
      25,276
      Latest: Orwo is back james6, May 16, 2022
    4. Colour or Not

      Incorporating 'Colour Photography' and 'Monochrome Photography'
      Discussions:
      140
      Messages:
      1,412
      Latest: Alternative Processes Zou, Jul 18, 2022
    5. Computer Related Help & Discussion

      Discuss computers, peripherals, and software; problems, hints, tips, recommendations & queries...
      Discussions:
      2,042
      Messages:
      20,798
      Latest: Canon printer woes! Hello Epson?? PeteRob, Aug 14, 2022 at 4:18 PM