1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. REMINDER

    Any content, information, or advice found on social media platforms and the wider Internet, including forums such as AP, should NOT be acted upon unless checked against a reliable, authoritative source, and re-checked, particularly where personal health is at stake. Seek professional advice/confirmation before acting on such at all times.

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:
      520
    2. Weekly Poll

      Weekly photography related poll. REPLY ONLY!
      Discussions:
      604
      Messages:
      18,172
    3. News - Discussion

      A place to discuss AP News stories. REPLY ONLY!
      Discussions:
      5,256
      Messages:
      42,660
      Latest: See who won last night's RPS Awards EightBitTony, Jul 31, 2020 at 9:12 PM
    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:
      1,267
    5. Help Team

      General photographic queries? Many of our forum members are able to offer advice.
      Discussions:
      7,421
      Messages:
      64,574
    6. AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions

      Constructive suggestions, comments, feedback, and queries regarding Amateur Photographer magazine.
      Discussions:
      608
      Messages:
      7,170
      Latest: Letter from Darwen Summer, 8th August Issue. Learning, Aug 4, 2020 at 12:52 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:
      965
      Messages:
      5,148
    8. Web Sites of Interest

      A place to point other forum members to photographically interesting web sites you've come across.
      Discussions:
      794
      Messages:
      3,934
    9. Photographic Locations

      Let other AP forum community members know of Photogenic Locations, whether local to you or worldwide.
      Discussions:
      619
      Messages:
      5,017
      Latest: Where - tomorrow Bazarchie, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:23 PM
    1. Introductions...

      New to the forum? Come on in and say "Hello!"
      Discussions:
      2,090
      Messages:
      12,759
      Latest: Hello Trish20, Aug 5, 2020 at 9:11 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.
      Discussions:
      1,171
      Messages:
      20,973
      Latest: Sports EightBitTony, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:29 PM
    3. The Lounge

      The last word in intelligent, erudite and eclectic conversation - well, almost!
      Discussions:
      36,206
      Messages:
      662,566
      Latest: That was lucky Learning, Aug 5, 2020 at 8:26 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.
      Discussions:
      25,065
      Messages:
      201,632
      Latest: My take on inferred photos Fen, Aug 5, 2020 at 4:45 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:
      5,820
      Messages:
      38,378
      Latest: Garden visitors Stephen Rundle, Aug 5, 2020 at 1:55 PM
    6. Forum Competitions and Themes

      A home for our own monthly competitions and themes
      Discussions:
      99
      Messages:
      18,079
    7. The Games Room

      This is the place for all 'game' threads, long running 'status' threads, etc.
      Discussions:
      68
      Messages:
      73,365
      Latest: Word Association Game Zou, Aug 5, 2020 at 8:27 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:
      1,544
      Messages:
      9,215
      Latest: Please Review My Website byteme90k, Jun 19, 2020
    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:
      6,198
      Messages:
      69,246
      Latest: Homebrewed gadgets and gizmos gray1720, Aug 2, 2020 at 12:35 PM
    2. Lens Matters

      All things 'glass' related; lenses, filters, bellows, tubes, extensions, adaptors, etc...
      Discussions:
      1,925
      Messages:
      20,734
      Latest: Help needed to use Sigma 105mm Macro lens PeteRob, Aug 5, 2020 at 5:24 PM
    3. User Reviews

      Post your reviews of kit you've used - current and historical. Please read forum sticky before posting.
      Discussions:
      151
      Messages:
      891
      Latest: B. Film Camera Olympus OM4Ti/4T PeteE, Jan 31, 2020
    4. Canon Conflab

      A place for users of Canon gear to chat.
      Discussions:
      4,145
      Messages:
      42,486
      Latest: 800mm f11 / 600mm f11 Stephen Rundle, Aug 5, 2020 at 7:47 PM
    5. Fujifilm Cameras

      A place to discuss Fujifilm cameras
      Discussions:
      273
      Messages:
      2,384
      Latest: Downsizing Zak52, Jul 28, 2020
    6. Leica Camera Chat

      A place to discuss everything 'Leica'.
      Discussions:
      966
      Messages:
      12,718
      Latest: Leica SL2 on the front page Chester AP, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:46 PM
    7. Nikon Chat

      Nikon users can discuss their gear here.
      Discussions:
      4,020
      Messages:
      47,061
      Latest: Is there an embargo in this forum room? GeoffR, Aug 3, 2020 at 8:46 PM
    8. Olympus Chat

      Olympus users can discuss their gear here.
      Discussions:
      1,452
      Messages:
      15,727
      Latest: EM10 Mark 4 (or is that IV) Stephen Rundle, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:21 AM
    9. Panasonic Chat

      The place to talk about all camera related Panasonic gear.
      Discussions:
      333
      Messages:
      1,938
    10. Pentax Chat

      A place for Pentax users to discuss all things Pentax.
      Discussions:
      1,244
      Messages:
      13,200
      Latest: Pentax Vision Done_rundleCams, Aug 3, 2020 at 8:31 AM
    11. Sony Chat

      The place to discuss Sony gear. Incorporating Konica Minolta.
      Discussions:
      1,519
      Messages:
      10,858
      Latest: Minolta AF 75-300 f4.5-5.6D neilt3, Jun 25, 2020
    12. Smartphone photography

      All about smartphone photography, camera-phones, accessories and apps
      Discussions:
      50
      Messages:
      436
    13. Classic Models & Marques

      A place to discuss the intricacies of the ancient and the new. Incorporating Contax & Kyocera.
      Discussions:
      723
      Messages:
      6,386
      Latest: Kiev 4M Brian, Jul 22, 2020
    14. Other Brands & Accessories

      Discussions about other brands; Casio, Samsung, HP, Kodak, etc. Incorporating 'Branded Cameras'.
      Discussions:
      402
      Messages:
      3,004
      Latest: XQD and CFExpress GeoffR, Mar 28, 2020
    1. Beginner's Corner

      New to photography or just need to ask the basics? Then fire away!
      Discussions:
      855
      Messages:
      9,864
      Latest: tripod Stephen Rundle, Aug 5, 2020 at 8:35 AM
    2. Digital Image Editing & Printing

      Capture - manipulation - scanning - printing
      Incorporating 'Digital Capture', 'Digital Darkroom', and 'Scanning & Printing'.
      Discussions:
      4,693
      Messages:
      42,560
    3. Everything Film

      Incorporating 'Traditional Capture', 'Traditional Darkroom', and 'Medium & Large Format'.
      Discussions:
      2,507
      Messages:
      24,733
    4. Colour or Not

      Incorporating 'Colour Photography' and 'Monochrome Photography'
      Discussions:
      138
      Messages:
      1,272
    5. Computer Related Help & Discussion

      Discuss computers, peripherals, and software; problems, hints, tips, recommendations & queries...
      Discussions:
      1,995
      Messages:
      20,231
      Latest: CS4 swanseadave, Aug 5, 2020 at 4:07 PM