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Frogs can make some of the best photographic subjects. They're excellent at sitting still when asked nicely, and generally aren't too agitated by having a rather cumbersome macro lens thrust in their face. They come in all shapes and colours (even a few transparent ones!), and often adorn rather remarkable patterns and camouflage.
 
If you're a local to Hampshire in the UK like me, then there's a photography show going on in Southampton this month, April 18th to be exact. The expo is going to be held at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton, and full details can be found here. Think I'll pop along.
 
Whilst browsing through Reddit the other day, I came across this excellent tip for creating hazy light effects using just a sandwich bag and a coloured marker. It's a great little tutorial, a refreshing change from doing everything post processing in Photoshop. The example photos in the post are well worth a look as well.
 
We've created a new section on the site to include bridge or hybrid cameras. Bridge cameras span the divide between compacts and a full blown SLR camera. Typically they offer advanced controls similar to what you'd get on a SLR.
 
To be able to photograph the Northern Lights, a bit of planning is required. In fact, the Northern Lights are only visible in the "Auroral Oval" at high latitudes around the Polar Circles, and where there is no light pollution, far from the big cities. Some well known areas for photographing the Northern Lights include Lapland and the north of Scandinavia, Alaska and Iceland. It's more difficult to find a good spot in the Southern hemisphere around the Antarctic Circle. In the Southern hemisphere the Southern Lights are called the Aurora Australis.
 
2011 has been a great year for wildlife photography and there have been some amazing photos taken. Below is a collection of some of the best, from locations including the UK, US, Australia, Kenya, Ecuador and Ethiopia.
 
We've launched a new section on our blog called 'On Location' and we're looking for people to submit short articles consisting of a 6-8 photos and supporting text on a theme or location of their choice.
 

Now this is painful. On Ebay, there's a Canon 600mm super telephoto lens with a Canon 1D Mark 3 attached going for sale at a rock bottom price. Why so cheap, sadly it's all rather badly damaged by salt water.

At current prices, the Canon 1D Mark 3 is about £1,000 just by itself, whereas the Canon 600mm F4 super telephoto is a cool £10,000. That is one expensive accident. Thank god for insurance eh.

You can keep your eye on the ebay listing here