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Amateur Photographer


Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Amateur Photographer is the world's oldest weekly magazine for photography enthusiasts. With its unique weekly format, it is the first for news and events, plus features on techniques, equipment tests and darkroom advice. It appeals to those interested in buying and learning about digital and film photographic equipment, wanting advice on improving their technique, and learning about the greats in photography. Regular features on reader portfolios, darkroom, digital, black & white and photographer profiles ensure all areas of photography are covered. With an audience of dedicated photography enthusiasts.

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7 days a week in photography

However confident you are as a photographer, there will always be niggling questions and queries that arise as your skills develop. So this week’s main feature attempts to answer some of these, and the questions are all from readers (with a bit of help from our friends at sheclicks.com). While we can’t hope to answer every common query, you’ll hopefully find some solutions and inspirations here, whether it’s to do with exposure, focusing or lighting.There’s a lot more in this packed issue too, including our major review of the Canon EOS RP. This full-frame mirrorless model is keenly priced, but has too much been simplified to keep the cost down? Another gear highlight is our review of the Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD, a compact full-frame lens that also…

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lighthouse and the stone of nau

THIS sunset scene was uploaded to AP's Facebook page. It was taken by photographer José Canelas. He tells us, ‘I am passionate about the natural landscape, the water of the rivers and the sea, the colour, the light at sunrise and sunset, and my country. Portugal is the most western country in continental Europe. Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, its coastline is unique. The light is simply phenomenal. This image depicts the Lighthouse of Cabo Carvoeiro, which is an active lighthouse in the civil parish of Peniche in the district of Leiria. It is one of the oldest lighthouses on the Portuguese coast, built in 1790.'IMAGES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA© JOSÉ CANELAS…

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send us your pictures

If you’d like to see your work published in Amateur Photographer, here’s how to send us your images: Email Email a selection of low-res images (up to 5MB of attachments in total) to appicturedesk@ti-media.com.CD/DVD Send us a disc of high-resolution JPEG, TIFF or PSD images (at least 2480 pixels along its longest length), with a contact sheet, to the address on page 12. Via our online communities Post your pictures into our Flickr group, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or the gallery on our website. See details above.…

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(*PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY) Each week we choose our favourite picture on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter or the reader gallery using #appicoftheweek. PermaJet proudly supports the online picture of the week winner, who will receive a top-quality print of their image on the finest PermaJet paper*. It is important to bring images to life outside the digital sphere, so we encourage everyone to get printing today! Visit www.permajet.com to learn more.…

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news round-up

Billingham expands bag accessories rangeBritish bag maker Billingham has updated its range of padded AVEA pockets for accessories such as lenses, filters and even small cameras. They can be attached to a belt or another Billingham bag. The AVEA 7 (£60) and 8 (£62) come in waterproof canvas or FibreNyte material with full grain leather trim. See www.billingham.co.uk. PA Images picks first-ever sports photo internsTop news agency Press Association (PA) Images has selected two emerging talents for its first sports photography internship. Bradley Collyer (19) and Tess Derry (25) were chosen from among 70 UK applicants for the paid, six-month placements. Both will train with PA Images’ picture editors and award-winning photographers. New Manfrotto photography trolleysManfrotto has unveiled four new models in its Pro Light Reloader Collection of…

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big picture

THE SHORTLIST for the Open category of 2019's Sony World Photography Awards has been announced, featuring photographers from Indonesia to Iran, and New Zealand to Nepal. Among them is Msaaed Al Gharibah, from Kuwait, who captured this striking shot of an Arabian red fox; the photo is shortlisted in the Natural World & Wildlife category. Native to Arabia, it has adapted to life in the desert, although it can be found everywhere from cities to coasts and mountains.Now in its 12th year, the award received a record-breaking 326,000 images from 195 countries and territories. The winners will be announced on 17 April, with an exhibition at London's Somerset House running from 18 April to 6 May. Visit www.worldphoto.org.© MSAAED AL GHARIBAH, KUWAIT, SHORTLIST, OPEN, NATURAL WORLD & WILDLIFE, 2019…