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Magazine Archive: 2005

Pentax User used to create a quarterly glossy magazine until 2010, digital copies are still available.

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Winter Issue 2005

  • How to book and shoot a Glamour Portrait studio session.
  • The Pentax M-series lens range in focus
  • A look at the historical landscape of the New Forest.
  • Steam rally using a Pentax Optio digital compact camera,
  • Success stories from make money in the card and calendar market.
  • Top ten filters you should own
  • Buying an *ist DS wasn’t straightforward.
  • Photo opportunities at Welney’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve.
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Autumn Issue 2005

  • Urban landscapes offer plenty of photo potential
  • Nature expert Tony Wharton looks at the pros & cons of shooting insects with flash.
  • Pentax’s classic M series of 35mm SLR revisited.
  • Use natural light better for more impact.
  • Shooting still-lifes for use on walls.
  • Metering modes on offer with Optio cameras
  • Various options to take aerial photographs from model planes to civil airlines.
  • Findlay Rankin Portfolio of Scotland.
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Summer Issue 2005

  • Creative smoke technique - used to shoot cover.
  • *ist DS user review.
  • How to shoot motor sports.
  • Guide to composition.
  • Photographing trees.
  • Digital imaging techniques to improve tree pics.
  • Knowsley safari park.
  • Agricultural shows and events.
  • Low angle photography using digital or film cameras.
  • Go out with a friend and share ideas.
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Spring Issue 2005

  • *ist D – a professional view by Mike Kipling.
  • A place in history - ideas to preserve our heritage.
  • Digital ISO settings explained.
  • North East coastline a photographer's guide.
  • A digital dilema - move to digital or stick with film.
  • Wolves and where to take their photo.
  • Waterfalls - a beginners guide.
  • Winter wonders...tips for shooting snow.
  • Digital snow fixes to improve your winter pics.
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