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It’s amazing! Amazing Internet, the website platform designed for creatives, launches new blogging system

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AMAZING INTERNET IS one of the go-to website hosts for photographers and visual artists, offering a range of customisable options specifically for creatives. Now, the brand has added an all-new blogging system within its Portfolio Series. The series provides template-based websites in a range of striking designs. For photographers, galleries are at the forefront of Amazing Internet’s online offerings, ensuring work is showcased as desired. Other easy-to-use features include an online store for prints, dedicated pages for video and audio and a newly added blogging capability. Any of the provider’s three Portfolio Series packages can now be used for multiple blogs within a single website, if desired. Like the other features that the host offers, layout is customisable and easy to change and use. Sidebar widgets are also included for more customisation, with categories, comments and a search tool available among others. On these fronts, posts can be tagged and organised within categories, and comments – which are withheld until approved, or can be turned off for individual posts entirely – offer immediate communication with visitors. Attention has also been paid to social media: optional sharing buttons allow users to post to social media streams with ease. Combining the resulting websites’ good looks, functionality and ease of use, there’s certainly a lot that impresses, especially in light of the new

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annually. The feature-heavy gold package is priced at £30 a month or £300 annually. For more information, please visit the Amazing Internet website. portfolioseries.uk

additions. So, if you’re looking to branch out with your photography, Amazing Internet’s product range may well be worth a look. A free trial is available and, subsequently, the most basic package costs £5 a month or £50

Pocket rocket The Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero D MFT gives an angle of view equivalent to a 20mm lens in the 35mm format, so this new lens can be classed as an ultra-wide and, with a maximum lens weighs just 125g, takes 46mm filters and is 41mm long, making it truly pocketable. Despite its small stature, this Laowa’s latest lens for the Micro Four Thirds format is a really tiny high-speed ultra-wide

This lens also features a built-in chip that offers auto aperture, as well as aperture control from the camera body, a focus magnifier when the focus ring is rotated and it records EXIF data. The lens is available for pre-order now and costs £399. laowalens.co.uk

lens houses 11 elements, including three extra-low dispersion lenses. It belongs to Laowa’s Zero D lineup, so wide-angle distortion is said to be very well controlled.

aperture of f/2, it’s really fast, too. Both qualities are seriously powerful selling points, but perhaps even more attractive is that this

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