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 / Photography
Amateur Photographer

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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51 Issues


1 min.
a week in photography

Competitions are a great way to get your images noticed quickly, and there has never been such a wide range to enter. Famous pros have gone on to build successful careers on competition success, a great example being Marsel van Oosten. This issue we highlight 20 of the best contests, along with some insider tips for doing well – if you do get shortlisted let us know. We also present an in-depth investigation on how to monetise old photos you may have lurking in the loft, or find at a car boot sale. Even if you aren’t lucky enough to snaffle the collected works of an undiscovered genius for a couple of quid, our photo-editing expert James Paterson shows how to restore those tatty, but still sentimentally important, family prints.…

1 min.
this week in 1965

Churchill’s Funeral by George W Hales THE COFFIN of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is placed on the train at Waterloo Station in London, ready for its final journey to St Martin's Church, Bladon in Oxfordshire. Churchill died on 24 January, with his funeral taking place on the 30th. At the time, it was the largest state funeral in history, with representatives from 112 different nations present. Across Europe, it is thought that 350 million people (including 25 million in Britain), watched the televised event which took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London. The funeral train was pulled by Locomotive No.34051 Winston Churchill, which was one of the Battle of Britain class produced by Southern Railway between 1945 and 1950. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great…

1 min.
big picture

AS PART of the fantastic Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition, on display until 31 May at the Natural History Museum in London, the Lumix People's Choice Award gives you the opportunity to have your say. A shortlist of 25 images has been drawn up by the museum, from the 48,000 competition entries. Voting closes on 4 February. This shot was taken by Claudio Contreras Koob at the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. The flamingo chick is less than five days old – it will stay in its nest for less than a week. To vote for this, or any of the other shortlisted images, visit bit.ly/ WPY-Lumix-peoples-choice-vote .…

2 min.
news round-up

New Sony shooting grip Sony has announced the GP-VPT2BT shooting grip with wireless remote commander. The dust and moisture resistant design is compatible with a variety of Sony’s cameras and connects via Bluetooth. The new grip includes a tilt feature that allows for flexible vertical angle adjustment. Set to ship in February, the unit is priced approximately £170. US bird contest seeks global entries Keen bird photographers take note: the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards is now open for entries. Entry fees for this prestigious North American contest are discounted at $15 per image until March, and increase to $20 per image at 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Time on 30 March through to 6 April. The grand prize is $5,000 (about £3,850). Visit www.audubon.org/photoawards-entry. Thrill of the Chase US photographer and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis is the first…

1 min.
high street apocalypse? nobody told wex

HIGH street retail is having a tough time, but Wex Photo Video is bucking the trend by opening a new store in Milton Keynes and enlarging its Birmingham outlet, taking its retail presence across the UK to nine locations. The new, 3,000sq ft store at Milton Keynes opens on Silbury Boulevard in spring – exact date to be confirmed – and will be open seven days a week. As for the Birmingham store, which is being relocated to larger premises, it's scheduled to open on 31 January and 1 February, with a range of in-store offers. As well as more retail space, it has a new gallery that will host a variety of exhibitions, talks and workshops during the year. ‘We see a healthy future in multichannel retailing and have ambitious plans…

1 min.
landscape poty returns

THE 2020 Landscape Photographer of The Year Awards is now open for submissions. This high-profile competition, founded by the indefatigable Charlie Waite, is now in its 13th year; the latest round has a prize fund of over £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner and additional special awards. ‘We are in danger of taking our primary truths from technology which could result in distancing ourselves from the natural world,' Waite observes. ‘Thankfully however, the most popular style of images that are being exchanged through the vast array of social networking sites are of a landscape nature, thus reminding us of what we treasure and what should be regarded as sacred.' The competition is open to everyone, with a special class for under 18s, and a new Black and White category that now…