Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 18-Jul-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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Are we too obsessed with sharpness in the digital age? Cartier-Bresson said ‘sharpness is a bourgeois concept’ but like it or not, pixel-peeping means we are all now painfully aware of soft shots, and it can be a deal-breaker for competitions, stock libraries or distinctions panels. Fortunately, modern image stabilisation systems in camera bodies and lenses can enable you to get crisp results handheld at leisurely shutter speeds– tripods haven’t all ended up at car boot sales yet, but aren’t quite so de rigueur. So, don’t miss Angela Nicholson’s guide to image stabilisation in this issue. We also have a first look at Canon’s EOS R6 mirrorless camera, which comes with a range of ground-breaking lenses. The release is another reason to be cheerful, and a sign that makers are…

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this week in 1965

Wimbledon Press by Victor Blackman A photographer leans back to get the perfect shot in the press box at The Championships, Wimbledon. This year's tournament was due to take place between 29 June and 12 July – but of course it's just one of the many sporting events that has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The well-known Daily Express photographer and former AP columnist, Victor Blackman, took this atmospheric shot 55 years ago. Blackman's weekly column in AP was very opinionated and despite the fact that he died more than 30 years ago, we still get letters from readers who were very fond of it. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding of the London Stereoscopic Company in 1854,…

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it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Three Forths by David Queenan Fujifilm X-T3, 160mm, 1/420sec at f/8, ISO 160, tripod David Queenan is a freelance graphic designer and landscape photographer based in central Scotland. He explained to us how he came to capture this atmospheric shot, ‘Finding landscapes to shoot during lockdown has been a challenge but I managed to find this viewpoint of the three bridges reflected in a calm River Forth in the early-morning light. And it's only a five-minute walk from my front door.' You can see more of David's work on Twitter (twitter.com/ davidqueenan) and on his website www.dqphotography.com. Chosen by Nigel Atherton, Editor as our #appicoftheweek We also liked… Phenomenal Surf by Sian Monument Nikon D750, 24mm, 20sec at f/2.8, ISO 4000 Sian's striking shot is of Penmon (Trwyn Du) Lighthouse in Anglesey North…

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use the same filter across multiple lenses

H&Y Filters has announced a Kickstarter campaign for an interesting-sounding product called the RevoRing, which enables you to use the same filters across multiple lenses with different filter threads. The RevoRing is essentially a variably sized stepping ring made from aluminium, which uses a clever spring-loaded attachment mechanism, almost like an iris. The smaller RevoRing supports lenses with filter threads ranging from 46mm to 62mm, while the larger model supports lenses with filter threads ranging from 67mm to 82mm. In addition, H&Y has announced a RevoRing with a built-in variable ND filter and circular polarising filter. See bit.ly/revoringoffer for full details and early-adopter offers.…

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new raw photo phone app

ON1 has released a free app for capturing raw images on your phone, if supported. ON1 Photo Mobile is designed to be an expert-level camera app that enables you to adjust a range of settings in real time. Built-in filters include black & white film grain, vignetting and enhancing local contrast. The app uses the raw processing engine found in the ON1 Photo raw application. ON1 Photo Mobile is available for iOS/iPad OS and Android. Also announced is ON1 360, which enables you to edit and synchronise images across a range of computers and mobile devices. Last but not least, ON1 has announced updates to ON1 Photo RAW 2020, which works as a standalone program or as plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop.See www.on1.com.…

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olympus lens roadmap and free webcam software

OLYMPUS is in the news again, with some lens and firmware updates, plus free webcam software. First up, the company has added the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro lens to its lens roadmap. No specific details are available at this stage, but it sounds like it should be an interesting option for landscape and travel. The company has also confirmed that the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO super-telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconverter, which it first showed in January 2019, is moving towards a scheduled release in the winter, with the physical design now finalised. Meanwhile, a bird-detection AF firmware update has been announced for the high-end OM-D E-M1X, and will be added to the camera's Intelligent Subject Detection AF features. The firmware update is…