this is an email based photo-imaging education and professional practice
January 20, 2010: All is well on this date but gallery still not functioning.
Activity on the list recently has been about 3-10 messages per weekday.
Recent HOT topics on the list include:
Point & shoot cameras,
Monitors - getting closer,
Toss me your Leica for a second!,
Canon Off-camera shoe cord,
Freeware HTML editor?
New work in list's gallery,
The XIVth Symposium on the History of Photography - October 16-18, 2009
Drop in to the list's Gallery and consider
submitting an image of your own!
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medium for exchange of ideas and with an accessible databank of informational
files about a wide variety of photo/imaging subjects.
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