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Amateur Photographer 06/03/2021

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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 photogaraphy

Among the most important attributes for anyone wishing to succeed in landscape photography is an ambivalence – if not an outright enthusiasm – towards being out in inclement weather. If the thought of an impending storm doesn’t make your heart skip with excitement then this probably isn’t the genre for you. This week some of the UK’s leading landscape photographers offer their tips and advice to help make the discomfort worth the effort. If you’d rather stay warm and dry at home then perhaps Elizabeth Kazda’s beautiful floral mandalas or Louis Dazy’s film-based double exposures will inspire you. Speaking of beautiful, we take an in-depth look at the Fujifilm X100V, a camera that’s almost impossible to use without wanting to buy one (as Michael Topham found to his cost) and…

1 min.
this week in 1971

Equality March by Evening Standard It’s been 50 years since the UK’s first women’s liberation march, which took place on 6 March 1971 and progressed from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. An estimated 4,000 women, men and children joined the procession, despite snow and sleet. Speaking to The Guardian in 2018, one of the organisers of the protest, Sheila Rowbotham, said, ‘What was vital for us was to recognise we actually had a presence – that we could mobilise on the streets. Before then, we’d had conferences, which several hundred people had attended – but this was on a bigger scale. We were visible to people, physically, as a movement.’ The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding of the London…

1 min.
ap picture of the week

The Unknown by Karl Horsman Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f4L, 1/80sec at f/11, ISO 100 ‘Waking up early and looking out of the window, I was greeted with the thick fog the weather apps had promised,’ recalls Karl, a keen landscape photographer from East Sussex. ‘I decided to take a quick walk to my local woodlands, hoping to photograph the fog drifting amongst the trees before it evaporated in the sunlight. I set my camera up on my Benro Mach 3 tripod and waited for the sunlight to illuminate the area that I was in. I captured this just in time, as few moments later the fog was gone.’ Instagram @t_anyone. #appicoftheweek Win! Each week we choose our favourite picture on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Twitter using #appicoftheweek. PermaJet proudly supports the online…

2 min.
we also liked...

Petrol Station by Ryan Bowen Nikon D7200, 18-55mm lens, 1/8sec at f/5.6, ISO 640 Ryan is a young photographer from Tyldesley, near Manchester, who enjoys photographing anything to do with aviation, and night landscapes like this one. ‘I took this in mid-January while out with my camera trying to shoot some long exposures of cars on the local A580. But I spotted this newly opened petrol station lit up in blue, in Astley and thought it would make a good picture.’ He was right. It’s a fairly mundane subject that most people would pass by without a second glance but Ryan has made an appealing photograph of it. Instagram @ryanbowen98. Bridge Fog by Jamie Bassett Panasonic Lumix GF1, 20mm F1.7, ISO 100 Bristol-based Jamie was introduced to photography at a young age by his godfather,…

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panasonic launches 70-300mm full-frame telezoom

PANASONIC has released a telephoto zoom for its full-frame L-mount cameras, in the shape of the Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS. The firm claims that it should offer outstanding image quality along with fast, precise autofocus. It’s also compatible with Dual IS, meaning that the lens’s optical stabilisation operates in conjunction with the in-body stabilisation in Lumix S cameras, enabling handheld use at shutter speeds up to 5.5 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Optically, the lens employs 17 elements in 11 groups, including one UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lens, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses and one UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens. Together, these aim to suppress colour fringing due to both lateral and axial chromatic aberration, while maintaining high image quality across the frame. An 11-blade rounded aperture…

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The Karakoram: Ice Mountains of Pakistan by Colin Prior £44, Merrell, hardback,160 pages, ISBN: 9781858946870 The ice mountains of the Karakoram, which includes K2 – Earth’s second highest mountain – are among the world’s greatest natural treasures. While most of the world’s great peaks are almost always blanketed in snow and ice, the Karakoram mountains are so vertical that they rapidly shed snow, leaving their bold, jagged outlines of granite glistening in the sun. It is these dramatic structures that landscape photographer Colin Prior was inspired to visit nearly 30 years ago. He’s made a further five expeditions to the region and this book showcases the breathtaking beauty of the scenery, with images juxtaposed by essays and quotes from historical expeditions of the area. Also, a fascinating section highlights the challenges that…