Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 18-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

According to our recent survey 21% of our readers still shoot film. But over 80% of you used to. If you’re like me you probably have ring binders full of negatives and slides stored away somewhere, and ‘one day’ you plan to go through them and digitise the best ones so that you can share them online. Well, today may be that day. What better time to embark on such a worthy endeavour? This week we present a guide to the various methods of turning your analogue photos into pixels, and test a couple of accessories designed for the purpose. We also look back at the early work of one of Britain’s most celebrated photographers and, with World Pinhole Day coming up on 26 April, we present some great pinhole…

1 min.
this week in 1917

Land Girls by Topical Press Agency This picture shows female war workers at Cross Farm, Shackleton, Surrey. We often think of Land Girls as being particularly associated with World War Two, but The Women's Land Army (WLA) was originally set up in 1917 before being disbanded at the end of the First World War. It reformed in June 1939 and made a significant contribution to domestic war efforts. With the necessity to grow more food at home, rather than rely on foreign imports, but with many male agricultural workers joining the armed forces, it was women who were needed for the new rural workforce. At first the WLA was staffed by volunteers, but conscription started in December 1941. At its peak in 1944, more than 80,000 women were working as Land…

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big picture

AN IMAGE taken by French photographer Greg Lecoeur has seen him win the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020. Beating off competition from more than 550 entries from 70 countries around the world, the image depicts Antarctic crabeater seals. To capture the shot, Lecoeur travelled to Antarctica on a small yacht, which enabled him to document wildlife on drifting icebergs – he called the image ‘Frozen Mobile Home'. The competition also named several other winners, including British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020, which went to Nicholas More from Devon for his shot of rabbit fish. For more details, and to see all of the winning images, visit underwaterphotographer…

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zeiss photography award winners named

SOUTH Korean photographer KyeongJun Yang has won the Zeiss Photography Award 2020. The theme this year was Seeing Beyond – Discoveries, and Yang focused on the experiences of immigrants in the US for his project, called Metamorphosis. His main subject was Julie Chen, who moved from China to the United States after her parents separated when she was 12, and has lived there ever since. Each photo in the series is paired with a quote or passage from Julie Chen describing her experiences as an immigrant, her sense of loneliness and divided identity. ‘Winning this award still feels like a dream,' said Yang. ‘I am glad not only because I've won, but also because now I know I'm not the only person who likes my images. I'm happy my photographs have been…

1 min.
vanguard helps beat lockdown boredom

ACCESSORY maker Vanguard has set up a weekly photo competition called #BeatTheBoredom, designed to help photographers to keep busy during the coronavirus lockdown. Anyone can enter and share a photo that they've taken during the lockdown, or taken before the restrictions were enforced, along with a few words about the photo/project. Entries are submitted through Vanguard's social media channels at @VanguardPhotoUK and @VanguardNature. ‘Clearly, any entry must not break the rules the government has introduced, but otherwise there are few restrictions,' a Vanguard spokesperson said. Every Friday the company will publish a shortlist on the @VanguardPhotoUK Facebook page for people to vote on over the weekend. Vanguard will then choose a winner and two runners-up from the top five photos, and the winners will be announced on the Monday. The week's winner…

4 min.
ap meets tamron

WITH an aggressive marketing strategy, a commitment to high-quality yet affordable lenses and savvy targeting of Sony users, Tamron is a company punching above its weight. Tamron's R&D and manufacturing budgets maybe be dwarfed by the likes of the big camera makers, but that doesn't stop it hard charging for market share, despite stiff competition. There's a lot of interest in its latest lens, the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount, with the VXD standing for Voice-coil eXtremetorque Drive – this technology enables quieter, quicker AF drives and is a big breakthrough, according to the company. To find out more about this lens and Tamron's future plans, I went to the firm's HQ in Saitama, north west of Tokyo, to meet Kenji Nagakawa, Product Manager of Product Planning Dept,…