Amateur Photographer 23/10/2021

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

Macro photography boomed during the recent lockdowns, as people discovered the joys of close-up photography around their home and garden without having to worry about breaking any Covid rules. Interest in this genre continues apace, so we are delighted to present our Premium issue on close-up photography. Read on for lots of practical tips for getting memorable macro images, including how to light small subjects, along with plenty of inspiration from this year’s Close-up Photographer of the Year competition. We also reveal the best macro lenses and accessories for all budgets, along with essential editing software. Don’t forget to enter your best close-up images in the latest round of our APOY contest, which closes on 29 October. Great prizes from MPB are on offer and your images could appear in…

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this week in 1966

Spectre HQ by Chris Ware The extensive film set at Pinewood Studios, London, representing the interior of a volcano owned by the criminal syndicate Spectre, built for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice designed by Ken Adam. Directed by Lewis Gilbert, the film was the fifth in the James Bond series. Sean Connery starred as Bond while the screenplay, based on the book of the same name by Ian Fleming, was written by Roald Dahl, more usually known for his children’s books. During filming of You Only Live Twice, Connery announced his retirement from the series – but he would later return for Diamonds are Forever and Never Say Never Again. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding…

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it’good to share

AP picture of the week My Prince Has Come by Tash Berbank Nikon D7500, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200sec at f/11, ISO 500 ‘I mainly do wildlife, macro and landscapes – basically anything that doesn’t involve people!’ says Tash, an amateur photographer based on the border of Essex/London. ‘I got into photography about four years ago but only really got serious in the last 18 months when Covid forced me to discover the wildlife on my doorstep!’ She adds, ‘This little guy is one of the many frogs and toads that return to the same puddle that floods a path in my local park each year. To get this shot, I laid down in the swampy puddle during golden hour, with my lens on the water surface towards the sun. I came away soaking…

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new calendar supports the homeless

THE LATEST wall calendar from Café Art, featuring images taken by homeless people in London, is now on sale. All featured photographers earn money from the sales, with the rest of the proceeds going to support photography and art projects for the homeless. Contributors were loaned X-T30 cameras by Fujifilm (though not all the selected images were taken with this). AP’s late news editor, Chris Cheesman, was a big supporter of the project. ‘The December photo by McGinlay was chosen as the Chris Cheesman Award for Most Creative Photo,’ said Café Art’s Paul Ryan. Buy at…

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canon reveals 5.2mm f/2.8 vr fisheye lens

CANON has announced the RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye lens, designed for use with the Canon EOS R5 to create high-quality VR video content. Key features include 180° VR stereoscopic capture and a 190° field of view, as well as two ultra-low dispersion elements per lens. The company is also introducing the EOS VR System, which it claims will simplify VR content creation. The new lens will be available for £2,099 while the EOS VR Utility and EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro are free to use for videos up to two minutes long. After this a subscription fee is payable.…

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new rotolights offer world firsts

ROTOLIGHT has created what it claims is the world’s brightest on-camera light in the shape of the new NEO 3. It’s available as an individual light, a three-light kit and with a new rechargeable lithium battery. The company has also launched the AEOS 2, which it claims is the most powerful, portable, workhorse light on the market, and the thinnest and lightest 1x1 panel ever made at under 1.4kg. Both the lights offer the world’s first high-speed sync RGB flash, working with any colour temperature. ‘For the first time, both of Rotolight’s new products will allow photographers to flash in any one of 16.7 million colours or 2,500 digital filters, whilst zero recycle time ensures you’ll never miss a shot,’ said the company’s Rod Gammons. The lights also operate as a powerful…