Amateur Photographer 14/08/2021

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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Has there ever been such a great choice of lenses for the serious photographer? Whether you are looking for a brand-new lens for your mirrorless camera or DSLR, or interested in using a much older lens via an adapter, you really are spoiled for choice. In this issue we help you make the wisest decisions when it comes to ‘spending it on the glass’. Highlights include a major guide to using vintage lenses on mirrorless cameras (shop around and you can still find bargains) and the best lenses for video. We also focus on ‘quirkier’ lens options – testing tsar Andy Westlake looks at some tempting alternative optics, including ultra telephotos and macros, tilt-and-shift lenses, fisheyes and some funky creative options. Keep sharing your shots via our social media (see…

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this week in 1940

Trackside Allotment by Harry Todd LMS railway employees create a vegetable patch beside a railway track near Harrow during World War II. National Allotments Week this year is from 9 August until 15 August. Organised by the National Allotment Society (NAS), this year’s theme is ‘Plotting for the Future’, celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future. Last year, it was reported that applications for council-run allotments soared. With one in eight of the UK population having no access to a garden, according to the NAS, or one in five in London, it’s easy to see why the various lockdowns stimulated the demand. 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, today…

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it's good to share

AP picture of the week Waiting by Davide Borghi Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II at 24mm f/2.8 1/160sec at ISO 800 ‘This picture was taken last summer in my house when, following the severe lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was possible to travel in Italy,’ recalls Davide, who lives in the beautiful city of Siena, near Florence and Pisa. ‘I photographed my daughter behind the window as it conveyed to me a sense of calm, serenity and hope for the future.’ This is a nice composition, made more graphic by the black & white treatment. The lines of the window blinds lead nicely to the subject. ‘I consider myself really lucky since this region is such a magical and beautiful place,’ he adds. Davide is on Instagram…

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nikon z 14-24mm f/2.8 gets lee filter holder

LEE FILTERS has announced a LEE100 holder for Nikon’s Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens. Larger than the standard holder, and made from aluminium alloy, it features a compression system for secure placement on the lens barrel. It has been designed to minimise vignetting, with filters held in quick-change frames that let you continue to use existing 100x100mm standard and 100x150mm grad filters. The new holder uses the same interchangeable guide blocks as the standard LEE100 system. The holder kit comes with one square and one rectangular frame and costs £149.99.…

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mental health-themed image wins big prize

THE WINNERS of this year’s Wellcome Photography Prize have been announced, selected from 90 shortlisted entrants from 15 countries. UK photographer Jameisha Prescod received the single image prize with her photograph ‘Untangling’. It also won the Managing Mental Health single image category. Indonesian photographer Yoppy Pieter won the series image prize with his series ‘Trans Woman: Between Colour and Voice.’ Both overall winners receive £10,000, plus £1,000 for their category win. Four other category finalists, each winning £1,000, were also announced. The 2021 prize covers three topics of interest which reflect Wellcome’s global health challenge areas, according to the health research organisation – mental health, global heating and infectious disease. Jameisha’s image, a self-portrait, shows her in her room during the lockdowns. ‘It’s really hard to talk about mental health and I…

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ap-partnered contest seeks best uk images

IN MORE competition news, AP has teamed up with, a leading provider of UK self-catering holiday properties, to encourage photographers to send in their best shots of the British Isles. Prizes include a UK break (up to the value of £2,500) and a GoPro bundle. Judges include AP editor Nigel Atherton, eminent travel journalist Simon Calder, and Paul Evans from Nigel said, ‘I’ll be looking for pictures that demonstrate excellent technical skill and creative vision. I want to see images imbued with great atmosphere or that demonstrate originality – images that stand out from the hundreds of other competent record shots of a place.’ Open now, the competition is called Viewfinder and closes on 5 September. See…