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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.

United Kingdom
Time Inc. (UK) Ltd
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51 Issues


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a week in photography

One of the biggest joys of being a photographer is taking your camera with you when you travel. I don’t know about you, but photography gives me the motivation to get up early, when the most popular tourist spots tend to be more tolerable, and push myself to visit interesting places. You also get to connect with the locals with your camera. So, in this issue, we celebrate the winners of Travel Photographer of the Year, which has grown into the world’s biggest and best travel photo contest. There are plenty of tips from the winners, and as you’ll see, it’s not necessary to go to some exotic destination – great pictures can often be found (relatively) close to home if you approach travel photography with the right attitude.…

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st abb’s lighthouse

This mono scene was uploaded to Instagram using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Scott Alexander. He tells us, ‘This is St Abb's Lighthouse on the Berwickshire coast, where the lighthouse guards the southern entrance to the Forth Estuary. When I arrived, there was dense fog which gave me the opportunity to spend time on the composition. I used my wideangle Nikkor 14-24mm lens to get a nice lead-in using the staircase, and took a long exposure to soften the texture of the sea.'© SCOTT ALEXANDERIMAGES 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 14. 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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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. *PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY ■…

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news round-up

Major Sony award shortlists revealed(© MIRANDA ALAM/ 2019 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS) The World Photography Organisation has revealed the shortlist for the Open and Youth competitions of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Thirteen British photographers are recognised and their images will be exhibited at Somerset House from 18 April to 6 May. APOY 2018 winner Neil Burnell has made the shortlist for his Landscape image ‘Executioner’. Visit www.worldphoto.org/swpa. Flickr free account cull postponed Plans by Flickr’s owner, SmugMug, to delete free accounts with over 1,000 images have been delayed until 12 March. Originally it was to axe the picture-heavy free Flickr accounts on 5 February. USA Today reported that customer complaints and server problems were behind the decision. See www.flickr.com for updates. The X factor for screens Colour-management…

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big picture

The 2020 Wex Photographer of the Year competition is well under way, but there's plenty of time to start notching up your successes because, much like this magazine, it's weekly. And for that reason, it's a great way of getting yourself motivated and heading out with your camera.There's no theme to the competition – all you need to do is check Twitter each Monday, and submit an image you've taken in the previous week, making sure you use the hashtag #WexMondays. The judges then pull together 10 of their favourite images, whittling them down to first, second and third places. These are then awarded 100, 50 and 25 points, respectively. If you accumulate enough points over the year, you win the main prize of £1,500 worth of Wex Photo…