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Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 21-Nov-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.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
a week in photography

Welcome to our second of our monthly Premium Editions, which this week focuses on the world of accessories. We explain why, despite advances in image stabilisation systems, a tripod is still required for many types of photography. We look at filters for landscape photography, discuss different types of lighting, and get the story behind one of Joe McNally’s multi-flash extravaganzas. We talk to Stephen Dalton about his life as a pioneer of high-speed photography and present a selection of Photoshop alternatives. If you’re looking for gift ideas our selection of 50 great photo accessories should help you. We’ve also managed to squeeze in a fascinating feature on 1960s Edinburgh, a heart-warming photo story from Africa, and an extraordinary tale revolving around a photo taken on the day of JFK’s assassination.…

1 min.
ap picture of the week

The Enchanted Forest by Christine Hunt Nikon D5300, Sigma 16-250mm, 1.3sec at f/10, ISO 160 Christine is retired and lives on the Isle of Man. She enjoys spending her time taking pictures of her ‘beautiful island’, including this enchanting image. ‘We do not have much broadleaf woodland here but we do have lots of plantations,’ she explains. ‘This time of year there is an abundance of fungi everywhere. I saw the way the mushrooms seem to lead a path into the spooky trees, making a boring plantation look magical.’ It certainly does, thanks in part to the nocturnal light and Christine’s decision to avoid the obvious close-up and go for a wider view. All that’s missing is a few fairies and perhaps a unicorn in the middle distance. Chris is on Instagram…

1 min.
we also liked...

Caernarfon Castle by Davyd Samuels Canon EOS 80D, 17-40mm L, 1/15sec at f/10 ‘This photo of Caernarfon Castle was taken at golden hour during a beautiful evening in north Wales,’ recalls Davyd, who lives in Redditch, Worcs. ‘I was getting into position for sunset and saw how amazing the castle looked.’ Caernarfon is one of Britain’s most magnificent castles and this is as good a photo of it as we have seen, taken from the optimum viewpoint in perfect light. Davyd’s Instagram is @davyd_samuels_photography. Play me a tune by Marcus Summers Nikon D750, 20mm lens, 1/60sec at f/1.8, ISO 2000 ‘This image was taken in an abandoned house, and was one of my first shoots with Kaydie – in fact this was my first lingerie photo shoot,’ says Marcus, a Cambridge-based architecture and portrait photographer.…

1 min.
rip baron wolman

BARON Wolman, a highly influential US photographer who worked as the first official staff shooter for the seminal rock magazine, Rolling Stone, has died aged 83. Wolman met Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, after moving to San Francisco, and he worked for the magazine from 1967 to 1970. During this period, he took many iconic images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Grateful Dead and many other big names. ‘Baron was perfect,’ Wenner explained. ‘I didn’t want a photographer who was just going to go to shows and take photographs from their seats. I wanted portraits with elegance and style, and Baron had that. He set the look for Rolling Stone.’…

1 min.
nikon webcam utility full release

NIKON has announced the release of its Webcam Utility software for Nikon mirrorless and digital SLR cameras, which was previously available to download as a beta version. The software is free of charge, and is compatible with both Windows 10 and MacOS computers. The full version adds support for the Z 7II, Z 6II, D5, D810, D750, D7200, D5500, D5300, and D3500, alongside the cameras already included in the beta version (Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, Z 50, D6, D850, D780, D500, D7500 and D5600). For the full instructions and download link, see bit.ly/nikonwebcamlink.…

2 min.
canon expands its rf lens line-up

CANON has extended its lens line-up for its full-frame mirrorless EOS R cameras, with the launch of the RF 50mm F1.8 STM and the RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM. The former employs a new optical design compared to its EF-mount predecessors, while the latter exploits a similar extending zoom mechanism to its f/2.8 RF sibling, enabling a particularly compact size. Turning our attention first to the 50mm f/1.8, Canon says that it’s been designed to deliver high image quality in a small and lightweight design. To this end, it employs a precision moulded optic (PMO) aspherical element in its 6-element, 5-group design, which should improve off-centre sharpness at large apertures. The lens has both a metal mount and an electronic manual-focus ring that can be also be used to change exposure…