Amateur Photographer 09/10/2021

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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a week in photography

One of the criticisms of digital photography is that few people print their pictures any more. We have moved from a paper-based culture to a screen-based one. Yet today there are more options than ever for bringing our pixel creations into the physical world. One of the best is to make a photo book out of them. At its most basic a photo book can simply replicate the traditional photo album, with one photo per page, but there’s so much more creative potential to book-making than that, as we discover this week. Another criticism is that mirrorless cameras tend to have relatively poor battery life, but there are tricks and camera settings for maximising their stamina, and this week we offer a few tips on best practice. We’ve also got…

1 min
this week in 1966

Loud Knight by J Wilds A man dressed as a knight in armour uses a loudhailer to direct operations at a rehearsal for the medieval jousting tournament being held to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The date of the battle was 14 October 1066, approximately seven miles northwest of Hastings in East Sussex, close to the town which is today called Battle, which gets its name from the historical event. The town’s abbey, around which the settlement is centred, was built by William the Conqueror after the battle, something he had promised to do should he be victorious. 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 it houses over…

2 min
it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Evening Grazing by Mike Blount Fujifilm X-H1, 50-140mm lens at 87mm, 1/250sec at f/2.8, ISO 400 ‘This photograph was taken at Holmsley in the New Forest,’ says Mike, a self-taught photographer. ‘I like to take photos of the local area where I live. Here I tried to use the last of the evening sun to light up the pony and its surroundings.’ Mike is on Flickr at Art by Walls by Xaan Morgan Nikon D5600, 18-140mm lens, 1/80sec at f/4, ISO 125 ‘I’ve been engaging in photography for two years (the last six months with a professional camera). Photography is my hobby which I want to turn into a job in the near future,’ says Xaan, a film and theatre student living in Moscow, Russia. ‘I ended up in one…

1 min
leica 007 exhibition

WITH the latest James Bond movie No Time to Die finally set to hit the screens, Leica has organised a global exhibition of behind-the-scenes shots from the film. Photographers include on-set photographer Nicola Dove, noted portrait shooter Greg Williams, movie producer Michael G Wilson and last but not least, Daniel Craig. ‘The idea for the exhibition was born from conversations I had with Leica’s London archivist, Lou Proud,’ said Wilson. ‘When we realised we had four accomplished photographers snapping away on set who could capture behind-the-scenes moments with Leica cameras, we realised we had the makings of an exhibition.’ Details at…

1 min
mental health grants up for grabs

TO MARK World Mental Health day on 10 October, online photography marketplace Picfair is offering £20,000 in grants for photographers interested in this vital topic, and running a series of Instagram interviews with pros. Participants include Scott Shillum and Steve Wallington, founders of a non-profit organisation called The Photography Movement, which seeks to boost people’s mental health through photography. Paul Williams, who appeared in The Great British Photography Challenge, is also taking part. Luminaries overseeing the grant allocation include Fiona Shields, head of photography at The Guardian. For full application details see…

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film proves popular at photography show

WHILE official attendance figures for the recent Photography Show had yet to be released at the time of going to press, the response has generally been positive (see our ‘best of show’ report at apshowreport ). While some AP readers noted on our social media channels the fall in visitors compared to previous years, and the absence of Panasonic and other key players, others found the event much easier to navigate. ‘Our group thought it was a lot better than the previous show,’ said Paul Sharkey. ‘You could actually rock up to a stand and have time to talk to the exhibitors.’ Of particular note was the popularity of the new Analogue Spotlight section, featuring film suppliers Ilford and Analogue Wonderland, as well as talks by top film photographers such as…