• Lights, Camera, Action! Welcome to the Digital Camera World Community. Please introduce yourself here. You could also be in with a chance to win a Skylum Prize Bundle, visit our competition thread here.

Welcome to the Digital Camera World Community! Introduce yourself here.

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Hello everyone and welcome to the launch of the Digital Camera World forums.

Stevie here from the Community Team, giving you a rundown on the awesome stuff we have planned for launch week!

Introduce yourself...

First of all we’d love for you to read the forum rules and introduce yourself, and to let us know a little more about you and the kind of photography you do! If you know of anyone with anything cool, rare or incredibly nerdy please do encourage them to post!

Meet the editorial team...

Also check out these other discussion threads to get stuck in. The editorial staff from Digital Camera World will be weighing in throughout the week!

Break the ice by letting the team know - What’s the most unusual item you have in your camera bag?

Our Group Reviews Editor @rlawton wants to know - Who uses DSLR in preference to a mirrorless camera and why?


Digital Camera World Community Launch Giveaway in Partnership with Skylum

For our Launch Event (which will be live later in the week) we are partnering with Skylum on an incredible launch giveaway!

For a chance to win:
Aurora HDR'19 & Photolemur 3 plus the Cinematic Color Looks pack

You will need to sign up to this forum, post your favourite place to go photo shooting in our competition thread and fill in our gleam app with your contact details a link to your entry. (Entries are sweepstake only, one entry per user, no purchase or talent necessary). Not only this, but we'll be relaunching the competition 4 times, so you have four different chances to win over the next four months. Keep your eyes peeled, the competition thread will be live soon.

Showcase your work...

If you'd like to showcase your work, ask for editing help, or talk about the work of others, visit The Showcase. We also have handy tips and tricks for copy-writing your work, creative commons licences and Terms of Use. You can even create your own thread to use as a live journal, who knows, the Digital Camera World Editorial Team may look at your work.

We don't just develop photos...

This forum community is brand new, and we're so excite to be developing it with ideas from you, the community. If you have any thoughts or feature ideas, feel free to head over to forum feedback. We'd love to hear from you. :cool:

Engage!
Stevie
 

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Artaius

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Eek, I'll go first…

I'm James, DCW editor. I started shooting commercial and editorial work (mainly fashion and portraiture) in 2014 as a photographer's apprentice / assistant, which for my money is the best way for anyone to learn photography. There's nothing like being thrown in at the deep end on a live commercial shoot!

My first ever camera was a Canon AE-1, which is still alive and kicking (and accompanied by a few more film cameras on my shelf!). Today I shoot with Canon and Olympus mirrorless systems – the Canon EOS R and Olympus PEN-F are my main bodies when I shoot professional stills or video, but my trusty Olympus PEN E-PL7 is always over my shoulder for everyday snapping.

When I'm not shooting, or writing about shooting, I'm playing videogames – which I also used to write about for a living. I've somehow made a career out of my hobbies, so I guess Confucius was right!
 

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I'm Rod, Group Reviews Editor for DCW and Future's photography magazines. I always wanted to be a photographer but ended up being a journalist and then eventually worked my way around to being a photography journalist. Phew.

I started out shooting film and owned a variety of cameras including a Zenit E (don't ask), a Lubitel 2 (even flakier) and two Pentax MX bodies which I sold to get a CD player in the late 1980s. I know, what an idiot.

I got back into photography when everything went digital and I've now used and reviewed more cameras than I care to think about. I'm also a photo-editing specialist as well as a keen landscape, architecture and travel photographer.
 
I'm James, full time Photographer and part time Scare Actor (During the October months)

Have been using cameras since I was old enough to hold them, and working as a photographer full time for the last 5 years. Currently own far too many cameras, film and digital.

Really enjoy working in the studio and creating practical effects, currently expanding with headshots and fitness photography.
 

LCarlson

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Hi, I'm Linda...

I am a terrible smartphone photographer, but my best friend is an insane, obsessed, high end DSLR fanatic, complete with lenses worth more than my car, so I live vicariously through her.
I also benefit from her showing up at all life events to feed her obsession and give our family amazing pictures to treasure for life.
At least I am pretty skilled with post-processing on Photoshop and other platforms, so we do get to collaborate on those images!

I am thrilled to be here as part of the moderation team, and hope to learn a lot from you all.
~Linda
 

Mknott

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Hi folks, I'm Matt and I'm recovering from the curse of the novice photographer. You know the one, where you buy a good body and then you have to buy all the lenses just in case you're ever in a position to use it.

After finally accepting that sports photographers aren't just people who show up on game day and muddle through the options until they get the perfect shot, I've become much more realistic in my expectations and enjoy my time with my D7200 a lot more. I love finding the right composition and pulling it off, I'm still definitely on the first rung of the learning ladder though.

Very much looking forward to growing the community here and those skills at the same time!
 
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Hi All,

I'm Paul... Previously worked as a Professional Photographer, shooting mainly extreme sports such as Snowboarding, Skiing, Wakeboard and Climbing. Now take photos purely for the enjoyment and loving every second of it.

Previously shot with Canon equipment (5D's, L Lenses etc.), but now use a Sony A7R3 with both Sony and Sigma lenses. Very happy to help people out if they want any advice, but here to socialise and chat to other photography lovers.

Cheers
~Paul
 

LaurenScott

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I'm Lauren, editor of Digital Photographer magazine!

Coming from a wildlife photography background, I'm an all-round nature geek – though admittedly my DSLR (a Canon 5D Mark II) comes out on less trips to the countryside than it used to. Nowadays I'm more of a "life moments" photographer (pretentious much?) and as such am a huge fan of the latest rangefinder mirrorless models that hark back to the days of film and encourage us to slow our photography down.

As a magazine editor, on this forum I cannot wait to hear more about what you all love to shoot, what gets your fingers clicking and your creative juices flowing, and what you want to see more of in our mag pages.

Ahoy there readers old and new!

Lauren
 
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SHaines

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Greetings, party people!

I'm incredibly excited to see the launch of there forums. In a previous life I worked as a photo developer back when people needed to drop off rolls of film at drug stores and come back several days later. I miss the 90s.

Anywhoozle, I also went to film school, so I was also a fan of taking pictures everywhere I went as a hunt for potential locations. At the time, DSLR was all the rage, so it didn't really feel like having one was optional.

Now, technology has developed so much that we can get shots just as good as those using our phones. It's a wonderful world out there.

Welcome to the forums!
 
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Hello, I'm Adam, editor of N-Photo magazine – the only magazine for Nikon nuts!

Because we're 100% dedicated to the Nikon system, you can guarantee that everything in the magazine is relevant to you, from our in-depth tests of Nikon-fit kit, our projects that tell you exactly how to set up your Nikon DSLR or mirrorless to shoot a huge variety of subjects, and our in-depth features written by top Nikon-using pro photographers.

Looking forward to hearing from our readers via our forums – and hopefully welcoming new Nikon users to the magazine!
 

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Hi! I'm Gemma,

I run Devon Photography Training in the South West of England and I enjoy all types of photography but especially portrait photography. I am a member of the guild of Photographers and I shoot with a Nikon D810 although I have a good working knowledge of many camera makes as I teach my customers how to use their cameras through Devon Photography Training.

I'm here to keep up to date with new camera tech and to learn through the fab articles posted here by James and the gang. :D
 
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My name is Mike Holden from SE Michigan USA. Started photographing at 16 when I asked for and received a kodak that used 126 film cartridges and AG-1 flashbulbs! Quickly progressed to a Nikon Ftn and then through a progression of Nikons and Nikkormats and Nikonos bodies. Had a darkroom since I was 18 till last year when I realized I had not developed an image for many years and so got rid of the equipment.
Currently shooting with a Nikon D500 and an assortment of lenses and still having fun and learning new things.
 
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Hi, I'm Tammy (AKA TammyLynn, AKA Tamara)

I'm a freelance photographer based in The Cotswolds (UK). My work is mainly commercial and events with an occasional wedding or creative portrait shoot. Photography isn't just my job, it's my passion and I love the creative side of things. Lately, I've been thinking about how much I enjoy teaching photography workshops and would like to do more.

I do a lot of pro bono photography work, mainly for local charities and my local community. Occasionally I'll mentor a young up and coming photographer.

I've done the occasional job for local press/mags and photography magazines over the years. I use to help admin the DSLR User (Magazine) Forum back in the day. I was really sad when it shut down, as were a lot of people. Some of the photographers I met there I still meet up with and are some of my closest friends.

I'm not stuck on one brand, I'll shoot with anything, and often do! The camera I look up the most is the Rolleiflex, one day I might buy one. ... I bought my first serious camera when I was 19, a Canon AE-1 Program, which I still have! (Only impressive if you know how old I am). I have 35mm film cameras, an old box camera (which I used on a magazine shoot once), point and shoot cameras, an underwater camera, a 360 camera, and couple full-frame DSLRs. A lot of the photos I post on my social media accounts are from my phone. :-D
 
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Hello folks,

I'm a landscape photographer based in Scotland, shooting on a Fujifilm X-T20 (mirrorless is great for the lower back). I've been shooting for 15 years and running tuition and workshops for the past 4.

Always good to find another place to talk about photography.

Hello, I'm Adam, editor of N-Photo magazine – the only magazine for Nikon nuts!
You're not the Adam Waring who used to be at the mighty Amstrad Action by any chance?
 
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Hi I'm Rob, I'm semi-pro and shooting on Canon. I think my most interesting work is in the studio, styling, lighting, directing and shooting sci-fi, fetish and fantasy narrative editorial work for Imaginarium Events.

Studio lighting is a big passion of mine, but my secret love, in which I am most definitely a rank amateur, is shooting wildlife.

I've also put in many years on post work, mainly colour processing, special FX and beauty rather than compositing, though if I must I must! However my preference is to shoot a low budget set with heart and even a little humour over a set that relies exclusively on compositing.

I'm happy to be here and hope to take part in some interesting conversations.
 

Chris George

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Hi and welcome to the DCW Forums!
I have been writing about photography and technology for over 30 years - so was there at the birth of autofocus, and the birth of digital. I have edited a number of magazines, written some books, and now help run the DCW website and our print mags.

My first serious camera was the Olympus OM 10, which I got a a birthday present at the age of 17. I won a big photo competition the next year - the prize was a Fujica AX-3 (which became my second body, using one SLR for color film, and the other for black and white).

Today I have more cameras than I care to admit to, but my workhorse is a Nikon D800 - with a Sony A7 for casual shooting that I take with me (almost) wherever I go.
 
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Hi,

I’m Mike, technique editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine.
I look after the magazine’s skills section, so if there’s something you’d like to see featured, let me know!

I’m looking forward to chatting with fellow Nikon users and anybody who’s interested in taking/editing photos.

I like all genres of photography, but am particularly passionate about motorsport (I’m sure that’ll be a popular thread in the future).

Enjoy the DCW Forums! 🏁
 
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HI my name is Tony im from the great white north .... okay im from Canada .... land of maple syrup. I dont really know what i could call myself as a photographer.. certainly not a pro ! I mostly shoot for fun however a few times a year i do prom photos or some amateur fun modelling shots mostly wildlife / macro though. For me picking up a camera is a way to relax ! I normally shoot with a D3400 however Im waiting for my D7500 to arrive this week :) ... if anyone else is from the Ottawa Valley in Canada dont hesitate to say hi.
 
Hi everyone. Im Craig from North East England. I have been shooting for coming up 4 years now with particular interest in live music photography. At the moment its purely for the joy and posting on instagram and my website with the occasional use on a music review site.

I shoot with two cameras, D3s and D700, for gigs and a D800 for general everyday/street photography. Try and always have my cameras with me.

I love talking all things photography and forever looking for ways to improve.
 
Nov 19, 2019
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Hi from New Zealand.

I am Ken, an older fella who has been a keen photographer since the 70s. Started out with a Pentax Spotmatic (35mm) and a Rollieflex TLR. I loved landscapes and nature photography. I got involved with black and white darkroom work and progressed to colour darkroom using a home made Heath Robinson setup of water bath for drum processing. Lots of fun and experementation in those days.

Gave it all up and "converted" to video when the digital era arrived but got started again in 2012 and got to really love the ease of digital photography. Now, in my 78th year and unfortunately not in the best of health, I still love to get out and walk around with my camera and still get the thrill every time I press the shutter button.

Ken
 
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G'Day!
I'm Kim from Newcastle ... that is Newcastle in God's own country, Australia.
I began my interest in photography as early as age 8 when I received a Diana-F style camera for Christmas. I discovered that it could be an expensive hobby when my family visited SeaWorld on holidays and I shot an entire roll of film solely on the jumping dolphins (If only we had digital back in the sixties). In high school I borrowed the art department's Pentax SLR , Durst enlarger etc. and converted Mum's laundry into a darkroom on weekends. I acquired my own Praktica LTL and became interested in abstracts and rock music photography. I have lost most of my negatives from those days but I still treasure some that I still have, such as some backstage shots of Phil Lynott.
As one of the original Apple Mac "evangelists" since the early '80s I have enjoyed the development of digital technology, especially that of digital imaging. I had a Canon IOS still-video camera in 1990 (640x480!) and enjoyed access to the earliest versions of software such as Photoshop v1.
I have only returned to photography in more recent years with the advent of affordable high quality gear, my first being the Sony SLT A77 (which I still own and use) and currently a Canon 5dMkIII with L-series lenses.
Thanks for having me here!
 

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The Amstrad Action force is strong here!

Hello folks,

I'm a landscape photographer based in Scotland, shooting on a Fujifilm X-T20 (mirrorless is great for the lower back). I've been shooting for 15 years and running tuition and workshops for the past 4.

Always good to find another place to talk about photography.



You're not the Adam Waring who used to be at the mighty Amstrad Action by any chance?
 
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Hi i'm Steve a welder/fabricator, artist and amateur photographer from Yorkshire. I got serious about photography a bit over 2 years ago on holiday in Athens when I bought a bridge camera when a phone camera wasn't getting the photo's I wanted, i'm now on my 3rd canon dslr and contemplating upgrading again . I mostly take wildlife/nature photo's, but like to push myself and keep learning with all types of photography.
 
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