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Group Editor Nigel Atherton Deputy Editor Geoff Harris Technical Editor Andy Westlake Features Editor Amy Davies Technique Editor Hollie Latham Hucker Production Editor Jacqueline Porter Art Editor Sarah Foster Photo-Science Consultant Profess
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Until 30 August 2021, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Adults £16.50. Advanced booking essential. See We first mentioned this exhibition in December, but with various lockdowns, we’ve had to wait until now for it to re-open prop
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This Week In 1936
A group of spectators watching the Wightman Cup tennis tournament, which in 1936 took place in Wimbledon. Some members of the crowd are using newspapers to shelter from the rain. The Wightman Cup was an annual team tennis competition for women which
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Video Recording
The CamRanger 2’s use isn’t limited to shooting stills. It can be used to wirelessly stream a video feed to iOS and Android devices, or a computer, and the video icon between the live view and AF/MF icons can be tapped to enter the camera’s video mod
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Best Buys
● £370 ● Olympus’s Tough compacts have habitually won our underwater camera group tests, and this latest model is still the best of its type. It’s waterproof to 15m, shockproof against a 2.4m drop, crushproof and freezeproof. The 25
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A Samsung 64GB EVO Plus microSDXC with SD adapter Class 10 UHS-1 Grade U3 memory card supports 4K UHD. Offering R/W speeds of up to 100MB/s /20MB/s and a 10-year limited warranty. ■
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Abergavenny Camera Club
Meets Every other Monday at 7:30pm except during the Summer Term Break (same as schools) and Christmas Term Break Membership £50 per year Contact Julie Morgan, Chair accchair@ Website ■
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Behind The Brutal Facade
As England emerged tentatively from lockdown one into an uncertain future, individuals and communities were vulnerable, disconnected and frustrated. Following the murder of George Floyd and escalation of the Black Lives Matter movement, there was als
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CamRanger 2
When it comes to controlling our cameras remotely, there are many different ways of doing so. If you’d like to fire the shutter from a short distance and are working in line of sight, a cheap infrared remote control might suffice. Radio remotes tend
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Pictoscanner folds down to a small cardboard box measuring 15.5x11x4cm when it’s not in use. The plastic film mask accommodates either 35mm negative strips or mounted slides. Backlight for your film is provided by an LED, which is placed beneath an
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New ‘Background Blur’ Photoshop Filter
ADOBE has introduced a new background-blur filter in Photoshop, which creates a very shallow depth of field on a portrait, for example. The filter, found under Filters/Neural Filters, also enables you to adjust Blur Strength, Focal Range, Focal Dista
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Final Analysis
Shows, expos, fan fests, conferences and conventions have always been a rich source of content for photographers. Some of my personal highlights are photographing at a dwarf convention in San Francisco, California, and a Superman festival in Metropol
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SanDisk Unveils New Storage Range
WESTERN Digital has unveiled the SanDisk Professional brand of ‘premium storage solutions’ for photographers, film makers and other content creators. Of particular relevance to photographers is the Pro-Reader series, comprising four new card readers
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The Zenith EM
I really enjoyed your From the Archive piece on the Zenith E (AP 24 April). I bought a Zenit EM in the early 1970s with a 58mm Helios lens from Global Camera in Market Square, Hemel Hempstead, for the princely price of £26. I started shooting news pi
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How To Boost The Shadows In Lightroom
The first thing I wanted to do was to crop the image using the Crop Overlay tool (R) in Lightroom. I also wanted to rotate the image slightly. With the Crop Overlay still active, I held down the Command key (Mac), Control key (PC) to access the Strai
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DJI Air 2S
The DJI Air 2S makes a significant upgrade on the Mavic Air 2 by stepping up from a 1/2-inch type sensor with 12/48-million pixels to a 20MP 1-inch type sensor. It can also record 5.4K resolution video in 10-bit D-Log for greater scope for post-captu
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Each week we choose our favourite picture on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Twitter using #appicoftheweek. PermaJet proudly supports the online picture of the week winner, who will receive a top-quality print of their image on the finest PermaJet pap
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Join the Club
What›do you offer to new members? There’s always a friendly ‘hello’ and warm welcome to all prospective new members. For new members, the first two meetings are free, so they can ‘get a feel’ for the club. We have a full and varied program which is
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Get The Book
Martin Evening is the author of the bestselling series Adobe Photoshop for Photographers. The latest edition is packed with practical examples of how to enhance your photos. Order now for the 20% discount price of £45.59 with code APP21, via
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Wex’s Leeds Store Opens, Another Planned
WEX PHOTO Video has officially opened its new store in Leeds. The store has 3,000 square feet of retail space and is open from 10-6 Monday to Friday, 9-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. Despite the lockdowns, the company is bullish. ‘While interest i
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It’s Good To Share
Fujifilm X-T2, 23mm f/2, 1/1000sec at f/8, ISO 200 ‘Since lockdown restrictions have eased I have enjoyed going back to the seaside to continue my project on the pier,’ Daniel tells us. ‘Whilst walking along Southend seafront I noticed this couple e
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7 Days
We’ve seen dozens of lockdown projects over the past year but Roff Smith’s ‘cycling selfies’ must be one of my favourites. Not only has he captured some lovely landscapes around his East Sussex home, he has included himself and his bike in just the r
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Email the Editor at and include your full postal address. Please don’t send letters in the post as there is no one in the office to receive them. Thanks for your understanding. A very perceptive review, as always, by Andy Westlake
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Tony Kemplen on the … Minox B
In the camera world there are a handful of names that are a byline for quality and precision. Leica is perhaps the most obvious, but Minox is right up there too. Its tiny sub-miniature cameras were the brainchild of Latvian Walter Zapp, who made the
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Affordable 50mm f/1.8 for Lumix S
PANASONIC has introduced a relatively lightweight and affordable standard prime for its L mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is the second in a line of lenses that share the same dimensions, control layout and 67mm filter thre
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THERE are times when it can be useful being able to set up our cameras at distance and control them remotely to capture images, or video, we might otherwise struggle to take. With an advanced wireless camera remote like the CamRanger 2 we’re given th
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THE OPPO Find X3 Pro is a heavy hitter, and shows this company is fully prepared to duke it out with better-known rivals. It squeezes in a lot of tech: as well as that quad camera line-up, fast processor and beautiful screen, you get a very respectab
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From The Archive
DON’T be fooled by the cute kittens on the cover of this issue. In his leader Editor Reg Mason gave UK retailers a kicking. ‘The abolition of retail price maintenance has caused a lot of heartburning among dealers who seem to think that competitors w
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At A Glance
● Supported cameras: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm ● Supported OS: iOS 9+, Android 5.0 Lolipop+. Windows 8+, macOS 10.11+ ● Battery: Rechargeable 3400mAh lithium ion ● Battery life: 5 hours ● SD card: SD/SDHC/SDHX compatible ● Wi-Fi: AC750 (802.11n/2.
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Editing Apps Collecting ‘Swathes’ Of User Data
WITH WhatsApp recently updating its terms and privacy policy, VPN/online privacy specialist Surfshark has analysed the privacy policies of more than 200 apps to find out which ones collect the most user data. Image editing apps were also scrutinised,
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