Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 12-Sep-2020

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
Read More
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
a week in photography

As summer starts to draw to a close the consolation prize is that we are now heading towards the most photogenic time of the year for lovers of the outdoors. This week, to get you in the mood for the coming season, we present a guide to the kind of wildlife pictures you can take, if you’ve got the patience – and a decent lens. If you’re a Sony user perhaps something like the ground-breaking new 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS that so impressed Michael Topham in our test this week. If you’re more of a people person we’ve got some great stories for you: documentary legend Tom Stoddart looks back at some of the extraordinary women he has photographed, Harry Borden discusses his personal project photographing single dads, and Peter…

1 min.
this week in 1954

Chic Shoes by Joseph McKeown A poodle adds a touch of chic to an array of footwear designed by 26-year-old Jean Matthew to follow what were current American and Italian trends. A graduate of the Royal Collage of Art, Jean worked for H & M Rayne, shoemakers to the royal family. This picture was part of a story in the Picture Post entitled ‘She Plans Shoes Fit for a Queen’. McKeown was one of the most well-known contributors to Picture Post, whose work covered a vast array of subjects. As well as photographing fashion, royalty and high society, he also produced a great deal of social documentary and foreign correspondence work. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding of the…

3 min.
it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Mam Tor by Lewis Cain Nikon D600, 1/100sec at f/16, ISO 250 Lewis tells us, ‘Photography is one of my major passions in life, with landscapes and sports being the genres I like to shoot most. I’ve always loved landscape photography as it gives me the chance to get out and experience the freedom of outdoors and see nature. To keep up with my sports photography I am currently the club photographer for non-league football team Dronfield Town FC.’ This wonderful image was taken at Mam Tor, one of the most popular locations in the Peak District. Lewis explains, ‘I’d always wanted to shoot this gate after seeing it in many Peak District books. This was my first visit to Mam Tor and I wasn’t disappointed.’ See more…

1 min.
minimal effort

THE WINNERS of the second annual Minimalist Photography Awards have been announced. More than 4,200 photographs from 41 countries were submitted; Australian photographer George Byrne won the title of Minimalist Photographer of the Year 2020 and a $2,000 prize for his series called ‘Exit Vision.’ Categories included Abstract, Conceptual, Architecture, Landscape, Night and Portrait. ‘Whether you are a portrait, architecture, landscape etc. photographer, minimalist photos are always an option as long as you have a minimal look toward your surroundings,’ said the president of the awards, Milad Safabakhsh. The top three prize winners in each category will be published in a book and exhibited at Galerie Minimal Berlin when it reopens.See minimalistphotographyawards.com.…

1 min.
firmware update cools down eos r5

CANON has released a firmware update for its flagship mirrorless camera, the EOS R5. According to Canon, the firmware should help extend video shooting times in some situations. It improves the R5’s temperature detection and stops the camera from disabling the overheat control when an external monitor or recorder is used. ‘The accuracy of remaining movie recording time display has been improved in situations where the camera is frequently turned on and off between recording consecutive, short videos,’ Canon said. New firmware for the EOS-1D X Mark III has also been released, which improves its video performance. Full details at bit.ly/canonfirmware.…

1 min.
panasonic lumix s5 aims to be full-frame gh5

PANASONIC has announced its latest full-frame mirrorless model, the Lumix S5. Based around a 24MP sensor, it’s designed to be equally at home shooting stills and video, while being considerably more compact and affordable than the firm’s existing pro-focused S1. The firm is hoping that it’ll replicate the success of the Micro Four Thirds GH5, and on paper, it looks like it should have real mass-market appeal. Core photographic specs include a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51,200 (ISO 50-204,800 extended); 7 frames per second continuous shooting with focus fixed, or 5fps with continuous AF; and shutter speeds from 60sec to 1/8000sec. Autofocus employs the firm’s familiar contrast detection with depth from defocus technology, but with entirely new algorithms that promise a significant increase in speed. Built-in 5-axis in-body image stabilisation is…