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Here's another competition to get your cameras into. The kennel club in the UK have launched the dog photographer of the year competition for 2013. It's a free to enter competition and its open to amateur and professional photographers alike. It doesn't look like there's a wealth of prizes if you're the chosen winner, namely trophies, rosettes and possibly a lovely dog collar, but the prestige and warm feeling knowing you've taken a brilliant photograph appreciated by the masses must be reward enough surely!
 
Florence in Italy is one of the most beautiful Cities I've had the pleasure of visiting and what follows is a brief photo journal of the City, and surrounding areas. On this trip I carried with me my robust, yet somewhat aged, Canon EOS 20D digital camera supported by the impressive Canon 15mm Fisheye lens.
 

Digital Rev do a series of videos called the "Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera challenge" where they get a well known photographer to try his or her skills using a camera that is beyond it's prime.

In their recent video they ask Vincent Laforet, the pulitzer prize winning photo journalist to give it a go, giving up his Canon 1DX and instead using a Canon A2E film camera. His resulting photos are great.


 
The City of Levallois in France runs an annual photography competition for people aged 35 and under. The top prize for winning is a staggering 10,000 euros and the deadline for entries is 20th May 2013. Get submitting!
 
If you're fortunate to live near some stunning mountain scenery or perhaps you're about to head off on your travels, then have a look at this tutorial over at Nature photographers. It's a great little tutorial covering the main points of photographing mountains and mountain ranges.
 
Mamalapuram or Mahabalipuram is located in southern India; it is home to many historic monuments which date back as far as the 7th Century AD. Here is a brief account of my visit.
 
Once you have got all the equipment you are going to need (please see my other post - Bird photography - What you need and how to use it) it is time to get out there and and get some photos. Below are a few techniques and tips to help you obtain better bird photos and to produce more 'keepers'. Composing a photo involves you setting parameters in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing photo and whilst this may seem impossible in the field there are some things you can do before you press the shutter button and some you can do afterwards . Please do not take these tips to be set in stone, they should be used as a general rule only, and in some cases you may find that going against the norm produces the best photo.