Amateur Photographer 25/09/2021

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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Street images are deeply embedded into the DNA of photography; some of the earliest-ever photographs were of urban life. So we are really pleased to present our street photography premium issue, which is packed full of ideas, inspiration, tips and techniques to help you get more from this intriguing, but also challenging, genre. We talk to some street photography masters past and present, including the redoubtable Bruce Gilden, and we celebrate the stunning work of more contemporary names such as Linda Wisdom. Seasoned street photographer and former AP editor Damien Demolder also reveals the best cameras to use for street photography, but we’ve got plenty of advice for smartphone users, too. Everything you need to hit the streets, in other words! If you’d like to see your words or pictures published…

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this week in 1940 treasures from the hulton archive

Bomb Disposal Unit by Reg Speller Lieutenant R Davies of the Bomb Disposal Unit stands on a 1200-pound bomb (to keep the point from the ground) as members of his unit hoist it up from the grounds of the German Hospital in London. Established in 1845, the German Hospital in Dalston was set up to offer free treatment to the capital’s then-large German-speaking community which was particularly prominent in the East End. During the Second World War, its staff were interned and replaced with British staff. In 1948 the hospital became part of the NHS before becoming a psychiatric hospital in 1974. Eventually, the hospital closed in 1987, with some of its buildings now used for affordable housing. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing…

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it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Light and Shadows by Stephen Elliott Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 50mm f/1.8, 1/350sec at f/11, ISO 200 This image was taken at Barbican Estate in London, and Stephen says, ‘This was my first visit to the Barbican Estate on a gloriously sunny Saturday morning. I saw the bollards and shadows from a high walkway. Waiting until someone walked through the bollards to complete the scene, I took a burst of three images handheld. Processed minimally in Lightroom Classic.’ Instagram @steveelliottphotography. We also liked... Floral by Mandy Millyard Canon EOS M100, 15-45mm, 1/320sec at f/6.3, ISO 400 Mandy says, ‘I am a self-taught photographer (of many years standing!). I’m passionate about capturing urban and street scenes, and use both film and digital photography. This picture was taken in August – my first…

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canon eos r3

BACK in April, Canon revealed that it was working on a new professional full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R3, which would be capable of shooting at 30 frames per second. In June it teased more details, reinforcing the message that this will be the fastest and most capable camera the firm has ever made. So I was particularly excited to receive an invitation to Canon’s UK headquarters for a sneak preview prior to the R3’s official launch. With a body-only price of £5,879, the EOS R3 clearly isn’t aimed at the average enthusiast. Instead, it’s designed for professional sports and news photographers who demand speed and reliability along with rugged build and intuitive operation. But it’s always exciting to see the technology included in such high-end cameras, as it tends to…

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first impressions

EVEN after a short time hands-on with the EOS R3, it’s clear this is an incredibly capable camera. It’s startlingly quick, handles brilliantly, and has a superb EVF. On paper it surpasses the EOS-1D X Mark III in almost every way, to the extent that it’s difficult to see why Canon hasn’t given it a 1-series designation. Presumably it’s paying homage to the EOS 3 – the last model to sport eye control focus – and I suspect Canon is also managing expectations for any pros who can’t believe that a mirrorless camera might match their 1D DSLRs. But any such scepticism is likely to be short-lived once they discover what this camera can really do. Make no mistake, the EOS R3 sounds the death knell for the professional sports…

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compact, lightweight rf 16mm f2.8 and 100-400mm telezoom

WHILE other camera makers have generally replicated their old DSLR lenses for mirrorless, Canon has been more innovative. Its latest telephoto zoom, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS STM, is a case in point. By employing a small maximum aperture, it’s the smallest, lightest and most affordable 100-400mm lens yet made for mirrorless cameras. At 165mm in length and 638g in weight, this lens should be easy to carry around all day. Optical stabilisation is included, rated to 5.5 stops, while a stepper motor promises rapid, silent autofocus. A maximum magnification of 0.41x should make it an interesting option for tele-macro shooting. However it lacks many of the more advanced features seen on high-end 100-400mm optics, with no focus limiter, IS mode switch, or weather-sealing. But this can be easily forgiven considering…