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Photo Series Review by Lensculture

As an amateur photographer have you wondered about photo contest reviews and their value?  Here is a sample ...  "You have some very strong work in your submission. There’s a luscious overall tonality in many of your pictures that I can only imagine...

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“Shades of Color” Magazine

Shades of Color is an online subscription magazine based in France and published 6 times a year.  Each issue has articles on: review and test of new software and equipment; photography tutorials; and portfolios and interviews with photographers from around the...

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COVID-19

I was down with COVID for about 14 days, but I am now out of quarantine.  My wife and I had mild cases, luckily, and can assure you it is no fun.  One of the biggest problems is a general malaise which can border on being debilitating.  Thankfully,...

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Preserve those old family photographs before they dissapear!

I just finished posting on Instagram a photography of my mother and her cousin Peter Vallortigara taken circa late-1912; the original photo was fading so I restored it.  My point is for you to ask your parents, grandparents or whomever is the keeper of the family...

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Musings — OEM vs ColorCone Ink

Originally all of my printing was done on an Epson Stylus Pro 4880 a really great printer for paper 17x22 inches.  However, through my own fault it suffered a catastrophic failure and rather than pay the hefty price for a new own I bought the Epson 3880. ...

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Musings

I'm what you might call a roadside photographer.  I'm almost 80 years old and frankly it's getting harder and harder to take the trails for long walks.  So, what is a photographer to do but roadside picture taking whether you are an advance photographer or...

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Sony World Photography Awards

Open Competition Submission Deadline:  January 7, 2021 13:00 GMT Sony's World Photography Awards  is open for submissions. "Photographers of all abilities can enter multiple single images to the following categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion,...

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Photo Contests

Photo contests are a great place to showcase you work; however, not all contests are created equal.  I encourage all photographers at all levels of expertise to enter, but my advise is do your homework.  Several contests sole purpose, it appears, is to make...

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LensCulture Black & White Awards (2020)

The LensCulture black and white awards are back.  A call for entries has gone out with a deadline of October 21, 2020. Show the world the beauty of black and white.  Color is distracting while black and white focus the viewer with subtle tones. It shapes...

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