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Amateur Photographer 18-May-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

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 Mendelsohn.…

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THIS spring scene of crocuses was uploaded to Instagram using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Rupinder Khural. She tells us, ‘I love taking photos of flowers. One of the main things I consider when shooting nature is how the background will look and how to frame my subject. I was drawn to this patch of crocuses as they looked really beautiful under the pink shade of some nearby magnolia trees. The sun was shining and I wanted to capture a little backlight in the petals so I laid down on the muddy ground and focused on one flower in the foreground. I was very pleased with the end result.' IMAGES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA © RUPINDER KHURAL…

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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 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

EOS R now has Eye-detection Servo AF Canon 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 New Olympus ambassador Marcus 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 Roche on If you get your skates on,…

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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

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 handbook, and the competition runs until 23:59 on 1 September 2019. The winners will be announced in November. Last year's winning handbook image was taken…