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Amateur Photographer 04-Jul-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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United Kingdom
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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Weekly
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a week in photography

One positive thing about the lockdown has been the chance to try new things in photography, particularly close-up and macro. So we asked close-up king Ross Hoddinott to share some essential tips for getting really cracking shots of back-garden creatures. As always, if the feature has inspired you to try your hand at macro, or you are already a big fan of the genre, we’d love to see your shots. Other highlights include an in-depth test of a wideangle lens for full-frame mirrorless, Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8, and a field test of the medium-format Fujifilm GFX 50R by AP regular Ben Brain. APOY round 5 is seeking entries too and you can win £1,000 of Sigma kit! Enjoy the issue and don’t forget you can get AP delivered every week –…

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this week in 1932

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it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Badger by Dave Harden Panasonic G9, 200mm, 1/125sec at f/2.8, ISO 5000 It's unusual to see good daytime shots of badgers. The lovely setting, attractive lighting and shallow depth of field combine to make this one a deserving picture of the week. Derbyshire-based Dave is a keen amateur photographer, mainly of wildlife and landscapes. He says, ‘The Peak District isn't too far away, though recently I've been checking out my immediate surroundings, being lucky enough to have fields and quiet footpaths in front of my house. I've spent about a month watching this sett not far from my house. This badger just happened to come back to it over the top of a bank and I managed to catch it when it paused.' See more of Dave's images…

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mccurry has a shot

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cartridge people zoo photo competition

MANY zoos have reopened across the UK, prompting printer suppliers Cartridge People to set up a new zoo wildlife photography competition. You need to go to Cartridge People's Instagram, Facebook or Twitter page. Then, post your favourite zoo or wildlife park photograph on social media. Use the hashtag #CPZooLife and tag @CartridgePeople and the zoo or wildlife park where you took your image. You can enter as many times as you want and the competition will run until 2 August. ‘The winner will also have their winning design posted to our Cartridge People's Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our competition landing page,' said a spokesperson. ‘They will also receive an A2 canvas or a 20x20in square canvas printed with their winning design.' See bit.ly/cartridgezoo.…

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tweaks to creative cloud and free photoshop app

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