1. Oxford Salon of Photography

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    The Oxford Salon of Photography is an open photography competition running for the first time this year. It welcomes submissions from the great and good…and the average. The three sections are Open (creative and monochrome), Travel, and Nature (Wildlife if you can guarantee your subject is not staged or captive)....
  2. World’s Best Travel Photographs

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    Ok, so the Guardian’s headline maybe a little over the mark, with “World’s best travel photographs”, but they always put together an interesting collection, which vary in style and tone. The travel photography genre is a wide one, that can include more traditional and specific subjects like wildlife, and landscape,...
  3. iPhone 5 better than Nikon D3

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    Well, that’s not exactly true…but this site takes an interesting and specific look at the new iPhone 5 camera against the 4s and a few other contenders in certain conditions, whilst concluding (by paraphrasing Cartier-Bresson) with the point that photography is never about the absolute best in quality, but about...
  4. iPhonography

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    It can leap tall buildings in a single bound, it can email stuff, it can sing, it can even dance if you put it on vibrate and lie it on a flat surface…its…the iPhone! Oh, and it can take photos too! And now with the iPhone 5, it even has...
  5. The Onlooker

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    In May I posted about my dad (Gary Parker, Southport Photographic Club) being awarded CPAGB status, and my favourite photograph of the ten image set is currently the Image of the Week on the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union’s website. You can view the website here. You can also view...
  6. Leica Lust

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    Exclusive german uber-camera brand Leica has released new models at the Photokina show, including the renamed flagship model, ‘M’. They’ve dropped the numbering, and will now be called just M and it boasts a 24MP sensor, live view with focus peaking, and an adaptor to make it able to use...

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