Club News 2009

  • The 50mm f/1.8 - Small Wonder

    Post date: Tue, 07/07/2009 - 15:46

    Posted from DPS ____________________________________________________ The 50mm f/1.8 is the least expensive lens at this focal range. And this, dear readers, is a marvel. I’ll keep it very simple… why the 50mm is a must: At under $100 starting, it is very very cheap, and an easy buy for the hobbyist with a budget. Don’t let the price fool you. The optical quality of even the cheapest 50mm is...

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  • Photography Tuition for Staffs Wildlife Trust

    Post date: Fri, 26/06/2009 - 18:33

    Last Saturday I went out with a few of the teenagers who are part of the youth group of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to give them a bit of photography tuition. I was a cloudy day, but as we concentrated on macro it was decent enough weather. I have put up a gallery of the better images taken on the day. Enjoy... Regards, Rob.

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  • Beautiful B&W Photography

    Post date: Fri, 19/06/2009 - 15:43

    As most of you know I am a sucker for good B&W photography. This post from Smashing Magazine has about 100 stunning B&W images. Here are 2 of my favourites, to see them all visit the post from Smashing Magazine. Rob. _____________________________________________

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  • How To Take B&W Landscapes

    Post date: Fri, 19/06/2009 - 13:45

    An article by Charlie Waite appearing on Photography Blog. _______________________________________________ Mother Photography's first born were black and white, or perhaps brown is a better way to describe the colour of those pioneering early images made two thirds of the way through the 19th century. From then on, and especially from the 1960's, black and white has earned a certain reverence...

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  • Digital Competition

    Post date: Wed, 17/06/2009 - 18:35

    Just to let you know about the 2nd National Open Exhibition 2009 of Digital Projection Photography, which Tony Kinder kindly mentioned to us. Closing date 18 July 2009. There are three categories, General Colour, General Monochrome, and Nature. The entry fees is £1.50 per image, with a minimum of £6. Just click on the link for more information. Just put your images to CD and send off. If anyone...

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  • Olympus EP-1 (Digital Pen)

    Post date: Tue, 16/06/2009 - 12:16

    Mmmm, now only if Canon did one of these! Maybe one for the Santa list. From The Online Photographer _________________________________________ Following days of rolling leaks, it's finally official, at midnight tonight here in the wilds of the American Midwest: Olympus has released its long-awaited and much-anticipated Micro 4/3 camera, the "Pen" E-P1. By most estimations it's the fifth camera of...

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  • Henri Cartier-Bresson "The Impassioned Eye"

    Post date: Mon, 15/06/2009 - 08:57

    A one hour film of the life & work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D79EB9285546CA3E

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  • Masters of Photography - Frank Hurley

    Post date: Sat, 13/06/2009 - 11:12

    BBC Four documentary on the photographer on the doomed Shackleton expedition to the South Pole and from the First World War. httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=71ACEDBC6D40FCFF

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  • Masters of Photography - Ansel Adams

    Post date: Sat, 13/06/2009 - 11:01

    I found this programme from 1983 by the BBC on Ansel Adams. httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=77E20653F9221580

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  • Photographing Industrial Landscapes

    Post date: Wed, 10/06/2009 - 14:19

    Thought this might be of interest from DPS _______________________________________________________ Do you know the places where the industry has ruined the nature? The whole area is filled with factories, such as oil refinery, metal production, recycling and power plants? These places are the industrial deserts of our time. The most industrial landscapes are not designed to be charming but...

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