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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

The mirrorless revolution has been THE big hardware story of the past few years and it has not played out yet, with plenty of new cameras as well as exciting firmware updates for existing gear. There are still a lot of mirrorless sceptics out there, however, or people who are just cautious about trading in their DSLRs. So in this special issue, we explore the many benefits of mirrorless, and ask eight top photographers to share their experiences of changing systems. And if you think decent mirrorless systems are still relatively expensive, check out our review of the Fujifilm X-T30, for under £1,000. Even if you are happy to stick with your DSLR system, there is plenty of interest in this issue, including a fascinating portrait project by Carolyn…

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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

EOS R now has Eye-detection Servo AFCanon has updated the firmware for its EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera. Version 1.2.0 enables eye detection when using the Servo AF or Movie Servo AF settings. Sony already offers a similar feature and Nikon is expected to offer it soon for its Z series via a firmware update. There are also other minor improvements in Canon’s firmware tweak. See bit.ly/eosrfirmware. New Olympus ambassadorMarcus Clackson, a London-based shooter specialising in design, advertising and editorial photography, has been named an Olympus Commercial Ambassador. Marcus has been acting as the Macro Ambassador for four years, and this new category ‘has been created to enable a new focus to better align with his specialism,’ said the company. See his work at www.marcusclackson.co.uk. Roche onIf you…

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big picture

THE 2019 Zeiss Photography Award has been won by America's Rory Doyle. Chosen from some 58,000 images submitted by photographers in 150 countries, his series, entitled Delta Hill Riders, depicts some of the African-Americans who work as cowboys and cowboys in the rural Mississippi Delta. It is estimated that after the American Civil War (1861-65) one in four cowboys were African American, yet in popular accounts they are barely represented. Doyle says, ‘The project is a counter-narrative to the often-negative portrayal of African Americans.'He wins t 12,000 worth of Zeiss lenses, t 3,000 to cover travel costs for a photo project, and the chance to work with Zeiss and the World Photography Organisation.© RORY DOYLE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WINNER, ZEISS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD…

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national trust seeks image for handbook

Enter an image like this into the National Trust's contest and it could get on the NT handbook (© NATIONAL TRUST IMAGES/JOHN MALLEY) FOR THE fourth year running, the National Trust is looking for a cover image for its latest handbook, the 2020 edition, which also marks its 125th anniversary. Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter the competition, which is themed ‘places that make you feel good'.According to the NT, the organisers are looking for images that reflect the impact that the beautiful places in their care have on people's well-being. Suggestions include ‘a photo of your friends catching their breath after a hill walk or the childlike glee of someone jumping in a puddle'.The NT's five million members will see the image on the…