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Amateur Photographer 02-Feb-2019

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

Many photography enthusiasts feel they should be more creative with lighting, but are put off by the rigmarole and extra expense of dealing with off-camera flash, brollies and so on. So this issue, we look at how normal domestic lights, or simple units you can find at a hardware or DIY store, can be used to provide extra illumination. When you think our impressive cover image was shot with a portable halogen light you can easily snaffle for under £50, it opens up plenty of possibilities. Also, we test Fujifilm’s exciting GFX 50R mirrorless camera, and report on the Olympus E-M1X, an important release for the Micro Four Thirds stalwarts. And if you’re feeling out of shape after Christmas, don’t miss our tutorial on fixing perspective and leaning-in edges.…

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the redwing

This in-camera double exposure shot was uploaded to our Twitter page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Glenys Garnett. She tells us, ‘Walking my dog in my local patch of woodland, I heard a birdsong. I looked up and saw this lovely bird so took a shot to identify it. I discovered it was a redwing and decided to try a composite. I had taken some woodland double exposures earlier so decided one of these would make a good backdrop to show the bird in a woodland setting. In Photoshop I overlaid the bird image as a Multiply layer, adjusted Opacity/ Hue/Colour Balance on the background layer and made a crop in Lightroom.' © GLENYS GARNETT IMAGES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA…

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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. 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…

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news round-up

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II gets the silver To commemorate Olympus’s 100th Anniversary this year, the company will launch a special silver edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera in late February. The silver version will be released in a limited edition of 2,000 units worldwide and has the same features as the black E-M1 Mark II for the same body-only price of £1,499.99. See olympus.co.uk. Leica to open new London flagship store Leica’s new flagship store opens in Mayfair on 9 February. As well as selling Leica, the store is home to the Leica Akademie training centre (you don’t need to own a Leica to attend the Akademie) and is offering free photography workshops from 12-24 February. Sign up at www.leicastore-uk.co.uk/collections/duke-street-opening-week. Nikon rolls out superzooms Two new Coolpix superzooms have been unveiled by…

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big picture

TO CELEBRATE 100 years since some women first got the right to vote, an exhibition featuring photographs of all 209 current serving female MPs opened at Portcullis House, London, on 14 December. All the portraits – including this one of Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, by Hannah Starkey – were taken by female photographers, and is delivered in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool City Council, the Royal Photographic Society and The Sorority. After the London exhibition finishes on 14 February, it will travel north to the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. For information on all the portraits, and about the free exhibitions, see 209women.co.uk and www.parliament.uk/209-women. IMAGE: YVETTE COOPER, MP FOR NORMANTON, PONTEFRACT AND CASTLEFORD © HANNAH STARKEY…

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british life photography competition winners

THE BRITISH Life Photography Awards (BLPA) has announced its latest (2018) winners, with Amy Bateman taking the overall prize for her image ‘Lambing Intensive Care, Croft Foot Farm, Cumbria'. The Sony-sponsored competition rewards ‘contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life,' and offers prizes worth £15,000. It features 10 categories including British Weather, Street Life and Life at Work, which was won by AP contributor, Edmond Terakopian. ‘I am particularly heartened to have won with a picture portraying rural life,' said Amy. ‘Being a photographer living on a farm I am witness to light, conditions and images that bring so much pleasure to my life and I am overjoyed they do the same for others. This is a self-portrait. The milk substitute being fed by hand provides…