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    aster wrote:.Thank you for the profound quality of detailed explanations on the workflow, Peter. : )YildizNo worries Yildiz - happy to assist where I can.I just checked to see if I still had a copy of my working PSD file. I usually keep these for a few weeks after editing in case I want to […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 June 27, 2016
    Lovely shots Sury and Valery.These are some wild Iris growing in the mountains that I was able to capture today.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:58 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Hang Gliding June 27, 2016
    The first one is when he found a thermal and spiraled back toward the mountain and gained some elevation. The last one is just before he landed. It was a perfect landing near as I could tell.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:42 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Hang Gliding June 27, 2016
    I've always been fascinated by hang gliding but never have done it. However, I did get to watch a hang glider in action today above Dayton, WY in the Big Horn Mtns. Here's a couple of shots from his flight.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:38 am
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    Well Henry, as usual you do a good job at B&W.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:35 am
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Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

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We are able to offer, now, the complete 28-issue digital archive in page-turn format for the final eleven years of Minolta Image and Photoworld (as it became) from 2002 to 2011. For only £10, a one-off payment, you unlock the complete collection of digital versions of the printed quarterly magazine.

This collection forms a . . . → Read More: Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

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The latest edition of f2 Cameracraft contains our reviews of the Voigtländer 10mm and 15mm lenses, and also a review of the superb new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC and 90mm f/2.8 SP Macro VC lenses, plus Sigma’s 20mm f/1.4 and 24-35mm f/2 – all tested on the Sony A7R II which we use for . . . → Read More: f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

Sony’s precision aspherics

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In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements.

Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Special offer – £5 off UK subscription to f2

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The publishers of Photoclubapha now also produce ƒ2 Freelance Photographer – again. This is the magazine we launched in 1999 and sold in 2006 after launching Photoclubalpha as a website. Now it’s back with us and better than ever (there are very few photo magazines like this around – the latest issue weighs 44og and . . . → Read More: Special offer – £5 off UK subscription to f2

Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Well, we knew it would take some time – Gary Friedman has been working on his Alpha 99 e-book since the camera was pre-released to the press, and six months later, he’s got a huge volume as a result.

“This is my largest and most comprehensive work to date – 625 pages!”, Gary says.

It . . . → Read More: Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Paperback edition of Photoworld 2008-11

We have decided to make a Lulu print-on-demand digitally produced paperback edition covering the last three years of Photoworld magazine, covering the period from the launch of Alpha 900 and photokina 2008, through to the final edition of our quarterly magazine in Summer 2011, when the Alpha 77 was about to hit the streets.

This . . . → Read More: Paperback edition of Photoworld 2008-11

Cameracraft – a new quality photo quarterly

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STOP PRESS update: Cameracraft issue 1, Q4 2012, will mail out on Tuesday September 11th. Subscriptions placed by the end of Sunday 9th will be included in the mailout. Subscriptions placed after this date may be mailed before September 14th if possible, but the week after that is photokina – and we will be unable . . . → Read More: Cameracraft – a new quality photo quarterly

Summer Photoworld – our final quarterly

The Summer edition of Photoworld magazine is now available on-line in two forms – through our YUDU subscription, and through the Photoclubalpha website membership subscription. This will be our last quarterly, as over the last few years the website had taken over as a more practical vehicle for news and comment.

In place of the . . . → Read More: Summer Photoworld – our final quarterly

New Photoworld edition available

The latest Photoworld edition, No 1 2011, is now available to electronic edition subscribers (Normal or Premium) and is being printed to mail out before the end of January to all print edition subscribers.

The cover shot is by Shirley Kilpatrick, and is an uncropped capture very rapidly taken using the Alpha 550 with . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition available

Back issues to 2002

We have now expanded the archive of downloadable PDF files of our magazine issues, available to subscribers to Photoclubalpha, back to December 2002 with five issues of Minolta Image. The issues make a fascinating record of the transition from film to digital, and then from Minolta to Konica Minolta, and later to Sony.

The link . . . → Read More: Back issues to 2002