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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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7 days a week in photography

Do you go to bed on Sunday nights dreading going to work the next day? Do you dream of jacking in an unfulfilling job and spending your time with a camera instead? Perhaps you’re bored in retirement and wondering whether you could supplement your pension by taking pictures? This week we talk to four people who gave up their jobs to pursue photography as a second career. They talk about the joys and the pitfalls and share their advice for anyone dreaming of doing the same. There’s a street photography focus this week, too, as Chris Porsz shares his experiences of street shooting his way around the UK and Europe. Finally AP’s Geoff Harris recently returned from the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging show in Japan and reports on…

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tate stairs circle

This wonderfully tonal black & white image was uploaded to our Twitter page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Andy Parslow. He tells us, ‘I was in London for the day with my wife visiting the Tate Modern. I've always wanted to capture a shot of this staircase but with my own take on it. I wanted it devoid of people so it was just about the architecture, and I knew the composition would be in portrait format to give a sense of height. Getting the shot without people in was very time consuming, as there were lots of school trips that day and I ended up waiting for a gap for about 20 minutes.'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. *PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY…

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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 12. 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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news round-up

(© MATHIEU RIVRIN / GETTY IMAGES) Photo experience tours boomingA new survey from TripAdvisor Experiences reveals that the photography tour business has skyrocketed, growing an astonishing 491% since 2015. The data reveals that UK travellers are among those driving this trend in 2018, coming third, behind US (first) and Australian (second) travellers. The most popular photography tour destinations are Paris, New York City, and Rovaniemi in Finland (for the Northern Lights). Vanguard cuts tripod pricesVanguard has reduced the recommended retail prices on selected VEO 2 Travel Tripods by up to £100. The VEO 2 235CB, for example, has been reduced from £200 to £120, a good deal for a carbon-fibre travel tripod weighing just 1.2kg and able to take 6kg of camera kit. More information at www.vanguardworld.co.uk. Lensbaby goes wideA…

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big picture

THIS image taken at Croft Foot Farm by Amy Bateman, which was announced as the overall winner of the British Life Photography Awards (BLPA), is part of the BLPA exhibition that is now touring the country. Sponsored by Sony, the BLPA is now in its fourth year and celebrates British life and culture. The total prize fund is worth £15,000, and Amy takes home prizes worth £7,000 - a Sony A7R Mark II, Zeiss FE 24-70mm and 65in television. An exhibition of all the winning and commended images is at Banbury in Oxfordshire until 12 May. It will tour to Leyburn, North Yorkshire, from 20 July to 3 September, and Glastonbury in Somerset from 14 September to 13 October. For more details visit blpawards.org.…