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Amateur Photographer


Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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

‘You can find photographs anywhere,’ said Elliott Erwitt, and we have to agree with the great man (who’s still going strong in his 90s). You don’t need to drive miles to a beauty spot or jump on a plane to Patagonia to find great images, and we prove it this issue by showing how to find attractive and eye-catching pictures in the heart of the city. There is beauty to be found amidst the banal, so do send in your best shots if this feature has inspired you.Other highlights include our definitive test of Panasonic’s S1R full-frame powerhouse, and a fascinating look at how landscape ace Steve Gosling is getting great scenic shots without, er, lenses. This country’s rich photographic heritage is also celebrated in a feature on the…

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This unique, monochrome photograph of the iconic Selfridges Building in Birmingham was uploaded to our Twitter page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Tim Scott. He tells us, ‘I've seen many images of this building and I really wanted to capture an image that was a little bit different from the norm.‘So I decided to get up close to it and used my 16-55mm zoom lens as wide as it would go. The light was changing constantly because it was bright but with fast-moving clouds, so timing was an important aspect in getting the final shot.'© TIM SCOTT IMAGES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA…

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send us your pictures

If you’d like to see your work published in Amateur Photographer, here’s how to send us your images: Email Email a selection of low-res images (up to 5MB of attachments in total) to appicturedesk@ti-media.com.CD/DVD Send us a disc of high-resolution JPEG, TIFF or PSD images (at least 2480 pixels along its longest length), with a contact sheet, to the address on page 12. Via our online communities Post your pictures into our Flickr group, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or the gallery on our website. See details above.…

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(*PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY) Each week we choose our favourite picture on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter or the reader gallery using #appicoftheweek. PermaJet proudly supports the online picture of the week winner, who will receive a top-quality print of their image on the finest PermaJet paper*. It is important to bring images to life outside the digital sphere, so we encourage everyone to get printing today! Visit www.permajet.com to learn more.…

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news round-up

Tesni Ward has whale of a time(© SEA LIFE TRUST) Tesni Ward, an Olympus ambassador and regular AP contributor, is working with The Sea Life Trust to shoot an epic project to relocate two beluga whales as they travel 6,000 miles from Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai to a large sanctuary off the southern coast of Iceland. For details, see www.sealifetrust.org. UK music pro named as CEWE judge Printing company CEWE has appointed British music photographer Christine Goodwin as a judge for its CEWE Photo Award 2019. Other prestigious judges include Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prize value is over €250,000 and smaller monthly prizes are also offered. Closing date for the main contest is 31 May. See bit.ly/cewecontest. Heavier-duty GorillaPod Joby has announced a new version of its bendy tripod,…