Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 16-May-2020

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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

lf nothing else, this lockdown has forced us photographers to be resourceful and creative. No longer can we rely on driving to stunning landscapes or jetting to exotic countries. We have to find inspiration locally, and we hope this issue will give you lots of ideas, from suggestions for shots on local walks to making a bespoke hide. Another great project to work on is printing your best shots or honing your printing skills generally, so don’t miss Matt Richards’s expert tips on page 44. Elsewhere we have a round-up of the best images from the Sony World Photography Awards and a look at classic film SLRs. No one is pretending the lockdown is easy, but rest assured, AP is doing its bit to help... amateurphotographer. photographer.magazine amateurphotographer @AP_Magazine amateurphotographer magazine…

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this week in 1950

TREASURES FROM THE HULTON ARCHIVE Leaping Audrey by Bert Hardy Here's a cheery image from the archive to lift the spirits. The 70-year-old photograph shows iconic actress Audrey Hepburn exercising her dog in London's Richmond Park after a strenuous season in the London revue Sauce Piquante. It was taken by another icon – Bert Hardy – for the story ‘We Take A Girl To Look for Spring' in a 1950 edition of the Picture Post. The following year, Hepburn would make her Broadway debut, and in 1953 her first Hollywood appearance in the film Roman Holiday would turn her into one of the most sought-after movie stars in the world. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding of the London Stereoscopic…

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big picture

THE WINNER of the tenth annual Scottish Nature Photography Awards has been revealed. Taking home the main prize is landscape photographer Ruth Grindrod, from Norfolk. She says that her particular love, in terms of photography, has always been the sea and the coast – regardless of the weather and the conditions. It's therefore appropriate that her entry – ‘Three Rocks' (pictured here) – won the Sea and Coast category before being selected as the overall winner of the competition which included environmental, botanical, abstract, wildlife and landscape subjects. The competition attracted many entries from photographers around the world. Speaking of her winning entry, Ruth said, ‘My journey to Scotland is always a long one as I live in Norfolk, but I never fail to be excited by some of the best landscapes and…

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major wildlife contest winners announced

THE SOCIETY of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of its Living Planet Photography Competition. The contest sought ‘any images that depict the natural beauty of our home planet,' said the organisers, and the overall winner was named as Keith Bannister from Burnley in Lancashire. ‘The image was taken from a hide near York, in May last year,' Keith explains. ‘I used a Nikon D4, Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR lens and a Nikon 1.7x teleconverter. I shot on aperture priority mode at f/6.3, 1/800sec, ISO 1000.' Keith wins a copy of Nik Collection 2 by DxO software worth £125 plus a year's free membership of any of the constituent photography groups that make up the Societies organisation in the UK. ‘The images entered into this competition were of a very…

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‘lots of customer interest’: park cameras

FOR OUR third report on how major camera retailers are coping with the lockdown, we chat to Frank Keenan, commercial director of Park Cameras. ‘With the retail stores closing down at the end of March, most of the store team are furloughed,' Frank explains. ‘But the good news is that the photographic customer is still interested in the market and interested in interacting with us. We've been working with brands to generate a lot of content, particularly video and blog tutorials.' The major brands are being very proactive in the face of the crisis. ‘A lot of them are starting to run online one-to-one and “one-to-many” seminars.' Park is reaching out to furloughed staff, running photo competitions and keeping them up to date with the market. Returning to the wider business,…

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india steve mccurry

It's pretty much a given that you'll be familiar with at least some of world-famous photographer Steve McCurry's work. But, he'll surely be pleased for you to realise that his work stretches far beyond those few striking images for which he has become so closely associated with. India brings together 150 photographs, including some of McCurry's best known of the region. Remarkable imagery of extraordinary events and backdrops sits side by side with captures of everyday life. Incredibly, McCurry has made some 80 trips to India since his first visit in 1978. He, like many other photographers, considers it to be a paradise for image-makers, with a huge wealth of colour, culture and extreme contrasts, including those between India's rich and poor. It's safe to say that this book represents a genuine panorama…