Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 05-Oct-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

Most new cameras and lenses being released these days are mirrorless. Every major brand, apart from Pentax, has now switched the main focus of their product development to their new mirrorless systems, and DSLR launches have become relatively thin on the ground. While this is clearly in response to market demand for smaller cameras and lenses and the advantages mirrorless cameras offer, there are still many loyal DSLR users who have no intention of giving up the mirror and pentaprism just yet. Pros in particular are still largely loyal to their DSLR systems. We talk to a few of them and discuss the reasons for their reticence. We also look at some great 35mm film SLRs from the 1990s, when they reached the zenith of their technological evolution. JOIN US ONLINE amateurphotographer.…

1 min.
online picture of the week

The Lookout by David Queenan Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8, 240sec at f/11, ISO 200 THIS image was uploaded to our Twitter page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer David Queenan. He tells us, ‘I went to this location in North Berwick to shoot the steps leading down to the old pier as it gets submerged at high tide, which makes for good long exposures. However, just as I was packing up to leave, I noticed what I think is a coastguard lookout post, perched on top of the adjacent rocks looking out across the water. The sun had gone down by this time and the light was starting to fade fast, so a LEE Little Stopper filter was enough to give me a four-minute long exposure, which I…

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

Leica, Nikon, Olympus opt out of Photokina Next year’s Photokina photography show in Cologne won’t feature these three big names, the organisers have confirmed. While this is a blow, they have confirmed the attendance of Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Sigma, Tamron, Zeiss, Hasselblad and other key players. Nikon and Olympus will, however, be at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham, from 14-17 March 2020. Indian legend wins big Raghu Rai, one of India’s best-known photographers, has won the rather awkwardly named Académie des beaux-arts Photography Award - William Klein. Rai, who is best known for his coverage of the 1984 Bhopal disaster and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1977, receives a generous prize purse of €120,000 for his ‘lifelong commitment’ to photography. More new tools revealed in Luminar 4 Skylum has released…

1 min.
big picture

AHEAD of the unveiling of the winners of this year's prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 awards, the Natural History Museum has released some of the images which have been Highly Commended. The world-renowned exhibition opens on Friday, 18 October 2019, at the London venue, with the winners being announced at a gala dinner on Tuesday, 15 October. In this image, taken by British photographer, Alex Mustard, a shoal of bigeye trevally circle 25 metres (80ft) down at the edge of a reef in the Red Sea. Alex has been travelling to the area for 20 years, and says he always sees something new. For more about the exhibition, including opening times and prices, see nhm.ac.uk/wpy.…

1 min.
huawei mate 30 range excludes google services

WHEN a new Huawei smartphone is announced, the focus is usually on what the phone comes with, rather than without, but less so with the new flagship Mate 30 Pro. Although the new phone has a four-camera set-up, it doesn't include the Google Play Store and core Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps or YouTube – blame the US/China trade war for that. How much of an issue this will be for buyers remains to be seen, but Huawei is offering plenty of other features. For photography, that four-camera arsenal comprises a 40MP super-wideangle camera with a bigger 1/1.7-inch sensor and f/1.8 aperture. Another 40MP wideangle camera offers an f/1.6 aperture, along with an 8MP telephoto f/2.4 camera offering 3x zoom and a ‘time-of-flight' sensor for adding a 3D look.…