Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 14-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.

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a week in photography

The raw vs JPEG debate is an old chestnut that keeps sprouting fresh foliage, particularly as raw files get easier and easier to handle and JPEG processing gets better and better. So why would you not shoot raw? In this packed issue, we reveal some of the many benefits of choosing JPEG – not only saving you time and hassle but also delivering great images straight out of the camera. Shooting JPEG can help you improve your exposure skills, since you don’t have the latitude of raw editing later. Even if you are happy with your chosen image format, there’s plenty to interest and intrigue in this issue, including first looks at the Sony Alpha 6100 and 6600 APS-C mirrorless models and a full test of the Canon G5 X Mark…

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poppies and shadows by matthew pinner

THIS image was uploaded to our Instagram page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Matthew Pinner. He tells us, ‘The poppy flower is one of my favourite to capture as it is a flower that represents so much, but yet is so delicate. This field is located near Sixpenny Handley in Dorset, and I photographed it using my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at about 5pm in the evening. The shadows were just starting to appear before dusk rolled in among the fields in the distance, creating a nice contrast between the vibrant red of the poppies with the vast fields of green.'…

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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

Building on Wikipedia’s success You have until end September to submit images of listed buildings or archaeological sites to the UK leg of the Wiki Loves Monuments contest. The first prize winner receives £250, and selected images from the global contest will appear on Wikipedia under Wikipedia Commons licensing terms. See www.wikilovesmonuments.org.uk. Android ban overshadows Huawei phone Huawei will be unable to include Google’s Android OS and popular apps, including Gmail and Google Maps, on its next smartphone, as a result of US trade restrictions with China. Huawei has its own OS, Harmony, but wishes to continue using Android. It’s unclear how this will affect the Mate 30 Pro launch on 18 September. See the FAQs at consumer.huawei.com/uk/campaign/huawei-answers. Panasonic’s and Atomos’s Ninja moves Panasonic and Atomos Limited, a developer of add-on touchscreens for a wide-range…

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big picture

THERE is something modern and compelling about the work of Nan Goldin – images that today wouldn't feel out of place on Instagram. Yet, when we see these images in the time and context in which they were captured ('70s and '80s), their significance becomes greater. Nan Goldin spent two decades photographing her closest friends, who she describes as her family, in an intimate way drawing attention to all types of subjects from love to violence, celebration to death. One of the biggest topics her images addressed was the AIDS epidemic that Nan lost close friends to. This image, titled ‘Misty and Jimmy Paulette in a taxi, NYC', is on display at the Tate Modern alongside other prints and posters from her collection until 27 October.…

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lightweight wide-boy arrives from samyang

SAMYANG has announced a fast, lightweight, wideangle lens – the AF 18mm F2.8 FE – for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens weighs just 145g and is 60.5mm long by 63.5mm in diameter. It consists of nine elements in eight groups, including three aspherical elements, two high-refractive ones and three extra-low-dispersion elements, all aimed to give low chromatic aberration and minimal distortion. Offering a 100° field of view, it also has seven diaphragm blades and a 58mm filter size. It can focus as close as 25cm and has a stepper motor for fast and quiet autofocus. According to Samyang, the barrel is made from a glass-strengthened composite material, which maintains durability while reducing overall weight. It goes on sale this month for £349.99. Samyang's UK distributor site is at www.intro2020.co.uk.…