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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Senior Pictures. Oh the pressure. May 25, 2015
    I agree with Yildiz and Sury. IMHO if it were my image I would get rid of the highlights in the top left corner. My eye gets drawn there and I find them distracting. OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Mon May 25, 2015 9:18 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Birds 2015 May 25, 2015
    Lovely images all.Sury I particularly like the shot of the Coot. I find trying to get detail in a bird that has black plumage a real struggle but you have caught the bird beautifully.OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Mon May 25, 2015 9:12 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Senior Pictures. Oh the pressure. May 25, 2015
    I agree with Yildiz's assessment. The slightly wind blown hair adds to the natural look and feels more like youcaptured the moment than took a posed portrait. The overall softness adds to the tenderness conveyed by thephoto. Personally I am not a big fan of vignetting but it certainly worked in this case.One suggestion, if […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Senior Pictures. Oh the pressure. May 25, 2015
    Hi Jeff; I think that you've done nicely. The focus is on the lovely smile and face. The fact that the your subject also sports a neat hairdo and a deep blue sweat shirt creates an uncluttered portrait. The effect of the breeze is not visible and the darker background brings out the subject's features […]
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #56:"Spring Patterns"-Winner Announced May 25, 2015
    Congratulations, Birma! Nicely observed about ferns indeed; they are truly ancient plants dating back even before the dinosaurs walked the face of the earth. Their survival story is a testimony for using the Golden Ratio as the efficient design to perpetuate the species. " Ferns are a very ancient family of plants: early fern fossils […]
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Photoworld 3 2011 The Final Issue of Photoworld magazine as a quarterly completes 30 years of editions from David & Shirley Kilpatrick. One year later, after considering producing either a book or an annual, the decision was taken to relaunch with a new magazine not devoted purely to Minolta/KM/Sony – Cameracraft.

Photoworld 2 2011 (Underwater in Croatia, NEX Fisheye and Ultrawide converters, Nissin Di866 MkII flash, Sony World Awards, new products, Japanese earthquake response). Published at the end of April with delays due to world events and a Royal Wedding creating too many days of holiday for UK industry.

Photoworld 1 2011 (Using Alpha in the Studio, with Studio Lighting Tutorial; Alpha 580 review; new Cyber-shot technologies; Kipon tilt adaptor; Duncan McEwan shoots the Commonwealth Games on Alpha 900)

Photoworld 4 2010 (Autumn – photokina & Alpha 55/33, Alpha 55 test, 3D feature)

Photoworld 3 2010 (Summer – NEX 3 & 5 launch in  Croatia, full test, NEX lens adaptors, Alpha 390 and 290 announced, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM and Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OS)

Photoworld 2 2010 (Spring – SAM 30mm f/2.8 Macro, PMA 2010, Sigma EX DG 70mm f/2.8 macro, Delta TTL ringflash, Ray-Flash RAC175-2)

Photoworld 1 2010 (Winter – Alpha System 25 Year Silver Jubilee issue special issue with commemorative cover; Alpha 450, )

Photoworld 4 2009 (Autumn – Alpha 500, 550 and 850 announced; Samyang 85mm f/1.4 test, HVL-F20AM)

Photoworld 3 2009 (Summer – Alpha 230, 330, 380 launch; Alpha 380 test, SAM 18-55mm, Sigma 18-250mm OS, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM Macro II, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm fisheye)

Photoworld 2 2009 (Spring – Sony PVL-EW5 projector, rechipping Sigma 400mm f/5.6, )

Photoworld 1 2009 (Winter – Sigma 12-24mm and 50mm f/1.4 on A900, tilt and shift adaptors, Teleplus 2X)

Photoworld 4 2008 (Autumn – photokina and Alpha 900)

Photoworld 3 2008 (Summer – 70-300mm SSM G lens test, HVL-F58AM)

Photoworld 2 2008 (Spring – Alpha 300 and 350 launch, 360° panoramas, HVL-F42AM, kit zoom lens choice, Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di AF Tele Macro test)

Photoworld 1 2008 (Winter – Alpha 200 launch, Alpha 700 shoots Cirque du Soleil)

Photoworld 4 2007 (Autumn – Alpha 700 launch, 16-105mm SAL lens, 18-250mm SAL)

Photoworld 3 2007 (Summer – Photoclubalpha website launch, roadmap speculation, 18-250mm Tamron test, Lensbaby 3G)

Photoworld 2 2007 (Spring – 700/900 speculation with the wrong names, GPS CS-1 tracker, CZ 16-80mm test, flash choices, Loreo PC Lens In A Cap)

Photoworld 1 2007 (Winter – CZ 135mm f/1.8, 8mm Peleng Russian fisheye lens)

Photoworld 3 2006 (Autumn – photokina, Alpha 100 test, Sony DSC-R1)

Photoworld 2 2006 (Summer – the amazing Alpha 100 launch in Morocco)

Photoworld 1 2006 (Winter/Spring – the Sony takeover issue, 25 Years of Minolta Club, 18-200mm and 11-18mm KM zooms tested, dual quarter issue due to the seismic change)

Photoworld 4 2005 (Autumn – KM 5D test, colour looks in camera settings, Dimage Master software)

Photoworld 3 2005 (Summer – KM 5D announcement, Sony announce joint project with KM, Dimage X1, Dimage A200, Jobo Gigavu Pro, Dimage Master software techniques)

Photoworld 2 2005 (Spring – Dimage Z5, Konica Minolta 28-75m and 17-35mm lenses tested on Dynax 7D, digital infrared with Dimage 7 and Dynax 7D, colour to mono conversions, using Dimage Scan Elite 5400)

Photoworld 1 2005 (Winter – Dynax 7D test, Minolta 16mm full frame fisheye)

Photoworld 2 2004 (Autumn – photokina and Dynax (Maxxum) 7D launch)

Photoworld 1 2004 (Spring-Summer, the first edition after the Konica Minolta merger, and the renaming of Minolta Image which we had published since 1981 back to its 1966-1980 title of Photoworld – mockup D7D shown at Focus on Imaging, Dynax 60 and 40 launch, Dimage Xt underwater, Konica Centuria Super colour film range test, Dimage A2 test)

Minolta Image Winter 2003-4 (the last edition of Image before the end of Minolta as a separate company – Dimage Z1 test, Dimage E323 test)

Minolta Image Autumn 2003 (the A to Z of digital – Dimage A1 and Z1, Dynax 3L and Fujichrome Astia 100F test, A1 anti-shake test)

Minolta Image Summer 2003 (Dimage Scan Elite 5400 test, new 28-100mm, Riva Zoom 60, Dimage Xt test, Wireless Flash)

Minolta Image Spring 2003 (Minolta SSM 300mm f/2.8 G Mark 1 and 70-200mm f/2.8 G Mk 1, matching type II converters, launched; Dimage F300 report,

Minolta Image Winter 2002-3 (incomplete but includes – Low Light and Fast Film, Digital Diaries, Dimage 7Hi test, Dimage Scan Dual III)

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