Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 28-Sep-2019

Published by TI Media Limited 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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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in this issue

1 min.
a week in photography

If you have all the gear and no idea where to go, this issue is definitely for you. Turn to page 16 for lots of details on inspiring and very photogenic events, which provide a great opportunity to try out new cameras and lenses, or just sharpen your skills in a photographer-friendly environment. And you can take your shooting technique to another level by trying out day to night photography. We reveal how to do this on a small budget. Other highlights of this issue include a detailed review of the Canon G7 X Mark III advanced compact, and a look at one of the best used DSLR deals on the market – the EOS 7D, which you can pick up today for £300. We also get up and close and…

1 min.
online picture of the week

Hare by Richard Campion Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 100-400mm, 1/800sec at f/5.6, ISO 500 THIS image was uploaded to our Instagram page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Richard Campion. He tells us, ‘Back at the start of May this year, I went to visit my grandparents on their farm in Derbyshire. The farm has a healthy population of brown hares, and every morning before sunrise I would venture out with my camera in the hope of capturing some images. This particular morning, serendipity played its hand, and as I lay in the tramlines of my grandfather's crops this inquisitive and impressive-looking hare came closer. I was able to shoot through the water droplets on the crops to create the bokeh effect in the foreground. It was a…

1 min.
contribute to amateur photographer

If you’d like to see your words or pictures published in Amateur Photographer, here’s how: Something to say? Write to us at ap@ti-media.com with your letters, opinion columns (max 500 words) or article suggestions. Pictures Send us a link to your website or gallery, or attach a set of low-res sample images (up to a total of 5MB) to appicturedesk@ti-media.com. Join our online communities Post your pictures into our Flickr, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram communities or the gallery on our website.…

2 min.
news round-up

CameraWorld Live The CameraWorld Live show is returning to London’s Bishopsgate on Saturday, 26 October, organised by the eponymous retailer. It’s a chance to see the new Sony Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless, along with Canon’s EOS 90D DSLR and EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless. Meanwhile Epson is offering visitors a free A3 print from its stand. Advance tickets cost £5. Visit www.cameraworldlive.co.uk. Panasonic gets firm with Ninjas Panasonic has announced the development of firmware for the Lumix DC-S1H full-frame mirrorless camera which enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p raw video data to the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder over HDMI. The firmware is to be launched in early 2020. More details as we get them. iPhone 11 released Apple has revealed the iPhone 11, which costs £729 without a contract. It was announced…

1 min.
big picture

THIS stunning image is one of those shortlisted for this year's Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Science Photographer of the Year (POTY) Award. Taken by Kym Cox, it's an extreme close-up of a soap bubble. Bubbles want to optimise space and minimise their surface area for a given volume of air. This unique phenomenon makes them a reliable, useful tool in many areas of research. From a photographic point of view, the vibrant and surreal colours show us that there is beauty to be found in the smallest and most ordinary of subjects. All the winning and shortlisted images will be on display in a free exhibition at London's Science Museum from 7 October 2019 to 5 January 2020. Visit sciencemuseum.org.uk.…

1 min.
remembering robert frank

US DOCUMENTARY photographer Robert Frank, who is forever assured a place in the photographic pantheon for his 1958 book, The Americans, died on 9 September at the age of 94. Frank's book was hugely influential, prompting Joel Meyerowitz, for example, to give up his job and become a photographer. ‘[The pictures] all seemed to have drama to them. It was just thrilling to me to see that you could stop life with a camera.' The Swiss-born Frank emigrated to the USA in 1947, initially working as a fashion photographer. His big break as a documentary shooter came in the mid-'50s, when Guggenheim Fellowships enabled him to fund a two-year photographic road trip. About 28,000 images were taken for The Americans, and he captured many aspects of a society which, while enjoying…