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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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51 Issues


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a week in photography

If buying second-hand makes you worry about chipped lenses, knackered camera bodies or payment headaches, this issue will help put your mind at rest. The second-hand market for digital cameras has really exploded, especially for gear less than a decade old, as you don’t tend to get many ‘bad’ products released these days. There are some great specialist retailers too. Sure, AF and ISO performance, for example, have come on in leaps and bounds, but you don’t need to be on the cutting edge to take great images. So in this issue, we reveal some of the finest pre-loved buys, while also helping you to save money with crafty pro tips. Another big highlight is our behind-the-scenes look at Intrepid Camera, a true British success story. Their cameras look fantastic too. JOIN…

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portknockie cliffs

THIS photo was uploaded to our Instagram page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Waldemar Matusik. He tells us, ‘I took this photograph at Portknockie on the coast of Moray Firth, Scotland. The waters here are home to dolphins and sea birds and there are many rock formations including the Bow Fiddle Rock. This was one of my final shots that May evening. In the foreground, I included those beautiful pink flowers called Thrift. I used a 2 stopper LEE ND filter, just enough to darken the sky, plus focus stacking. For the first shot I focused on the flowers in the foreground, and for the second on the rock to extend the depth of field.'…

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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 IMAGES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA…

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contribute to amateur photographer

If you’d like to see your words or pictures published in Amateur Photographer, here’s how: Something to say? Write to us at ap@ti-media.com with your letters, opinion columns (max 500 words) or article suggestions. Pictures Send us a link to your website or gallery, or attach a set of low-res sample images (up to a total of 5MB) to appicturedesk@ti-media.com. Join our online communities Post your pictures into our Flickr, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram communities or the gallery on our website.…

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news round-up

RPS Science POTY exhibition The shortlist for the RPS’s Science Photographer of the Year competition will be exhibited at London’s Science Museum from 7 October until 5 January 2020. The brief was to take a visually appealing picture that tells a science story either with a camera or smartphone, and 70 images will be on display. It’s free, but you need to get a ticket to avoid crowds at peak times. For tickets, see sciencemuseum.org.uk/science-photographer-of-the-year. New Benro L bracket launched Benro’s BLB1 Universal L Bracket, which keeps your camera’s centre of gravity directly over your tripod at all times for easy switching between landscape and portrait format, is now available for purchase. ‘This is... the sort of thing you’ll wonder how you ever managed without,’ Benro claims. The unit is compatible with Arca…

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big picture

A MAJOR new retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney has opened in the UK for the very first time. On display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, the Linda McCartney Retrospective was curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney. The exhibition features many iconic names and moments in music from the 1960s, alongside more emotional and intimate later work by the acclaimed and prolific photographer. Here, The Beatles gather at the home of Brian Epstein in Belgravia, London, for the launch of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967. The exhibition will run until 12 January 2020. Visit glasgowmuseums.com for more information about entry times and prices.…