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Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 07-Nov-2020

Published by TI Media Limited 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

It is rare that we are given the opportunity to share a photo story as important Nick Mason’s moving documentary project on an Intensive Care Unit in Gwent. It is the perfect response to those who don’t take COVID-19 seriously or indeed think it is some kind of made-up conspiracy. We also feature Laurin Schmid’s very different but equally compelling project, on Yugoslavia’s ‘Spomeniks’. Best-selling author Michael Freeman offers us some great advice on understanding light, award-winning photojournalist Edmond Terakopian tells us why he’s a convert to the L-Mount Alliance, John Wade looks back at the Canon 7, and our Greatest Album Covers series tells the story behind David Bowie’s classic, Aladdin Sane. Finally, if your local lockdown restrictions are making it difficult to get your copy of AP why…

1 min.
this week in 1912

Guy Fawkes by Reinhold Thiele Crowds gather to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night and watch the burning of an effigy of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire. 2020 marks the 415th anniversary of the notorious Gunpowder Plot, the failed assassination attempt against King James I by a group of Catholics led by Robert Catesby. Authorities were alerted by an anonymous letter that they should search Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November 1605, where they found Guy Fawkes guarding enough explosives to reduce the Houses of Parliament to rubble. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured into confessing the plot. Although just one of several people involved in the plot, it’s Fawkes’ name which has become synonymous with the 5 November celebrations. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one…

1 min.
ap picture of the week

Through the Trees by Claire Norman Nikon D750, Sigma 150-600mm (at 150mm), 1/100sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250 ‘I have been photographing deer at Knowle Park for three years,’ says Claire. ‘They are such beautiful animals. I love the light here. It was golden hour, the sun had just come up and the buck was standing in the light. I wanted to include the trees so I zoomed out and stepped back. I overexposed slightly to avoid the deer appearing in silhouette.’ This is an exquisite photograph by Claire, the subject is perfectly framed between two trees. The light is wonderful and the positioning of the buck could not be more ideal. Follow Claire on Instagram at @clairenormanwildlifephoto.…

2 min.
we also liked...

Beauty in Simplicity by Sony Rajput Nikon D5300, 70-300mm lens, 1/60sec at f/5.6, ISO 160 Sony is a final year post-grad student of digital journalism and took this portrait of his elder sister on her birthday. ‘It was a personal project during quarantine and was lit entirely by nature light, with the help of a strainer to create a thrilling effect.’ Sony has used a simple kitchen accessory to great effect here, and shows just what can be done with ordinary household items and a little imagination. Flower Reflection by Mark Deakin Canon EOS R, Sigma 105mm macro, 0.6sec and f/4, ISO 200 This is another very simple photo using items lying around the house, which Mark created by simply placing a flower on his Samsung tablet and capturing its reflection. ‘This was my first…

1 min.
major nikon contest open for entries

Nikon Europe has announced the return of its bi-annual international photography competition, the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-21. The theme for the Open category is ‘Connect,’ with photographers (and film makers) asked to explore the meaning and significance of communication, as well as the bonds that connect people to the world. The Next Generation category, open to photographers 25 years old and younger, will focus on ‘Passion’. Both pros and amateurs can enter, and the closing date depends on the category.See www.nikon-photocontest.com/en.…

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aerial photography competition winners

The winners of the first-ever Aerial Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with thousands of photographers from 65 countries submitting their best pictures taken with drones, helicopters and planes. The overall award went to Sebastien Nagy of Belgium, whose images appeared in the top five of five separate categories, earning him the highest average score. ‘To be honest, I had never participated in a contest before,’ said Nagy. ‘I didn’t think I would win anything and it was mostly for fun. So I was very surprised.’ You can see the full details of winners at www.aerialphotoawards.com.…