About Us

Forum Info
What's New
This concept was dreamed up by Bob Newman, who is a well respected author of photography articles and a professor of computing. At the time of the planned DPReview demise, he planned a site to educate and enhance the knowledge of all photographic enthusiasts. At the same time, Alan Sharkey was putting together a forum to replace DPReview so that the members had somewhere to go to continue discussions. The two joined forces and The Photo (the name may change) was born.

Martin and Arvo soon joined us as Misago experts and CSS experts respectively - both keen photographers as well. Their expertise has helped keep the site going.

Pictures below show the team in action.

Bob Newman

Originator and photo wiz
Alan Sharkey

Alan's interest in photography started when he was very young.

Alan as a young boy
He now owns lots of kit - mainly Fuji and Canon and likes landscapes.

He also plays with computers and does a lot with Scouting.

Back end wizard

CSS champion

Forum Information

We have a wonderful discussion forum which anyone (once they are registered) can contribute to. This includes any comments you may wish to create or add plus any photos you may wish to upload. Click on the button to jump into there. A sample view is shown in the image.

We are a photographer's site concentrating in images, so we try not to limit your uploads. To that end, each person has a very large disk quota - currently 4Gb each. That should give you over 400 10mb files you can upload before your quote is reached.

The forum itself is slightly different to others you may have seen. The forum landing page shows all the forums, but in a nice compact view. But to save you all searching through the individual forums, you can just click on "Threads" at the top and it will show the most recent posts from ALL forums. Of course, you can still browse each forum individually, of you wish.

What's new in this site

Added more stuff
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Added more photos to Alan's portfolio
Updated the front page to include a discussion on colour science.

PHZ's portfolio added
Sunday, December 17, 2023
Added 20+ images from Paul (PHZ) that he sent to me from around his area.

NCV & front page
Thursday, December 07, 2023
NCV's portfolio added
Set the front page back to single picture.

Photobygmns' portfolio added
Monday, December 04, 2023
Photobygms sent me 10 pictures which I have used to create another portfolio.
Fixed links in the cards
Saturday, December 02, 2023
When clicking on a link in a card, it only worked if the text in the button was clicked. It now works if you click anywhere in the card for any card with just one link,

Fixed broken menu
Saturday, December 02, 2023
I'd set the menu to have a semi transparent background, be on the RH side and the colour to red. But that was a big mistake. Now fixed.

Added forum help
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Added a section to explain some basics of the forum.

Portfolio section added
Sunday, November 26, 2023
Added a portfolio section to allow users to showcase their images.