Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 11-Apr-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

Instagram celebrates its 10th birthday this year and during its short life has grown to become the world’s biggest photography website by far. It was the fourth most downloaded phone app of the past decade and last May added its one billionth user. Nearly 100 million new photos are added daily, and they aren’t all celebrity selfies and pictures of people’s dinner. Pretty much every well-known photographer you can think of is on there – even the dead ones. If you’re not yet on Instagram yourself, now is the perfect opportunity to get yourself set up, and this week we offer a few tips for how to get the best out of it. Over the coming weeks we’ll be presenting more ideas for things to do at home. If you…

1 min.
this week in 1937

Easter 1937 by Richards / Fox Photos Here's a fun lockdown activity to play with the kids! A group of Cardiff children and their dog try to eat an Easter egg off a piece of string without using their hands. Chocolate is dangerous for dogs though so leave your pet out of it, and you can of course swap the eggs for something healthier. Chocolate Easter eggs were introduced to Britain by JS Fry & Sons in 1873, but it was Cadbury who created the modern Easter egg in 1875, when they developed a pure cocoa butter that could be moulded into smooth shapes. Happy Easter! The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding of the London Stereoscopic Company in 1854,…

2 min.
news round-up

Serif halves price of Affinity Photo It’s tough to get out to take photos during the lockdown but at least you can edit as many images as you want indoors. Serif, the developer of the Affinity editing programs, is halving the cost of Affinity Photo, Affinity Publisher and Affinity Designer, until 20 April. This means you can get Affinity Photo for £23.99. Serif is also offering a 90-day free trial of the software ( Get the knack of Nik for free DxO is offering various free webinars on how you can make the most of Color EfexPro and Silver Efex Pro (part of the Nik collection) and its standalone editing program, PhotoLab 3. The webinars will be run during April and you can find full details on how to register at Canon number…

1 min.
big picture

Each month, members of the SheClicks community are invited to participate in a photographic challenge, centred on a theme with a guest judge. Amateur Photographer’s Features Editor, Amy Davies, judged February's competition, Reflections. She said, ‘I continue to be impressed by the standard of photography from members of the SheClicks community. I was presented with a range of fantastic images from women who interpreted the theme with finesse.' There's no outright winner but 25 images are selected and shared on the group's Facebook page. This beautiful image taken in Iceland is by Slovakian photographer Erika Valkovicova. For more information visit groups/sheclicksnet. £7,400 How much an album of 19th century prints of British and overseas views, including China, recently made at auction in Taunton, Somerset…

4 min.
ap meets the ceo of sigma

IT'S AN exciting and busy time for Sigma. As well as releasing a steady stream of well-regarded lenses, Sigma is a key member of the L-Mount Alliance with Panasonic and Leica, and dropped a bombshell last year by announcing the Sigma fp – the world's smallest and lightest full-frame camera, also packed with powerful video features. I met CEO Kazuto Yamaki in a rooftop bar in Tokyo's Shinagawa district to find out more. AP Were you planning to release any new lenses at CP+? KY No. Although we are working on many projects, and new products will be announced later this year. I can't comment on anything now. AP How has the Sigma fp been received, as it's quite a departure for Sigma? KY We have done well in Japan, and probably the next…

2 min.
photographing london vol 1

Large cities like London are, of course, fantastic places to take photographs. Whether you're a local or you travel there, you'll probably never run out of things to point your lens towards in the capital. However, knowing that there's enough potential material out there to fill 1,000 photobooks can make the decision of exactly where to head quite overwhelming. Especially so if you're keenly aware that you only have a limited time in any given location. The latest in fotoVue's incredibly helpful set of books, Photographing London Volume 1 concentrates on central London. Inside you'll find more than 400 locations and tips on where and how to take the best photographs. Whether you decide to work your way methodically through this weighty tome, flick to a page at random and head there, or…