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  • Live by the Lens, Die by the Lens

    Could be a great epitaph eh? Are you keen on old films, Hollywood greats, film stars, portrait photography? Do you want to see the work of master photographers of their era? Or do you reminisce about beach holidays at Blackpool and Southport? All of that and more can be seen at the National Media Museum […]

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  • Favourite Kit

    We all know that it’s not what you use but the way that you use it! but many of us have a few favourite bits of kit that we wouldn’t like to part with in a hurry. These are 2 of mine:- My Sigma EX 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. It’s the sharpest zoom lens I’ve […]

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  • LOOKING FOR TROUBLE

    Well not really but at least I got your attention and this blog needs a kick start so here goes – firstly my spell checker  will hopefully convert my words to words you will all understand (it might be the across the pond version though)  I am dyslexic and you will need to ignore my punctuation (if you find […]

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  • A Diamond is Forever

    A special celebration took place yesterday evening to begin our print battle meeting against Rochdale PS. Member Harold Archer and his wife Joyce (Mum and Dad to me!) were celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. We showed an AV celebrating their marriage and Kath Clinton presented a lovely bouquet of flowers and a card from all […]

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  • Annual AV competition

    Last Thursday’s AV competition night was made a great success by our judge John Smith (the famous alias) from Rochdale. John is well known in the AV world and always gives a positive appraisal of our work. There were only four entries this year, but what a mixture of subject matter and styles!! First up […]

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  • Showcase – Chris Widdall

    The iris originally had a straight stem, but the bend probably improved it (or not? – what do you think?). The effect was created in PhotoShop by adding some gaussian blur, glow and texture along with some burning and dodging… hey! who said it was better before I messed around with it?

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