Amateur Photographer 13/11/2021

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

It never ceases to amaze me that despite the fact that we live on quite a small island, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition continues, after 14 years, to surprise and impress us with astonishingly good images that we don’t feel like we have seen many times before. When you factor in how much of the UK is developed and how much private land is out of bounds to the public this achievement is all the more remarkable. If I wore a hat I would raise it to the many talented landscape photographers of the British Isles. Instead I present our annual selection of favourites from among the winners. Do check out the LPOTY website to see the rest though. Also this week we talk to Joe McNally, who…

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this week in 1980

Diana Spencer by Central Press Press interest in the late Diana, Princess of Wales started right from the beginning of her relationship with Prince Charles. Here she is, aged just 19, pictured leaving her flat in Coleherne Court in Earl’s Court. It was taken in November 1980, just a few months before the couple announced their engagement in February 1981. How the rest of the story played out is of course extremely well-known, with many attributing her death to the role the paparazzi played in their pursuit of her. 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 80 million images spanning the birth of photography to the digital age. Explore…

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it’s good to share

AP picture of the week The Dark Web by Martin Donald Smith Canon EOS R5, Sigma 135mm Art f/1.8,1/2500sec at f/1.8, ISO 640 ‘I was out on a foggy morning in some local woodland and my eye was drawn to a young beech tree and the dew and light of this delicate web,’ says Martin, an amateur landscape and outdoor photographer based near Falkirk, Scotland. ‘I used a tripod to help with framing and deliberately opened up the lens and increased the ISO slightly so that I could use selective focus to direct the viewer’s eye towards the heart of the web and freeze the action, as there was a slight breeze.’ Find Martin on Instagram @martindonaldsmith or Twitter @martindonaldsm1. Golden Valley by Natalie Wright Panasonic Lumix S5, Panasonic 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 at 45mm, 1/320sec at…

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be a christmas cover star

Would you like to see one of your images in print, on the cover of the world’s number one weekly photography magazine? If so, read on… THE HOLIDAY season is almost upon us, which means it’s time for Stir-up Sunday, sentimental TV adverts, and the Amateur Photographer Christmas cover contest. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your work featured on the front cover of the world’s number one weekly photography magazine over Christmas! You are free to interpret the theme in any way you choose: naturally we are happy to see shots of baubles, trees and lights, but we also want pictures that show the creative potential of the season in general, so feel free to submit winter landscapes, indoor portraits, frosty flora and fauna etc. If you think you already have…

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tips for cover success

Don’t crop in too tightly Leave space for the magazine ‘furniture’ – masthead, coverlines and any graphic devices that we use to describe what’s in the issue. Busy images that have lots of detail are generally unsuitable as they make superimposed text tricky to read. Shoot portrait-format pictures While it’s not unheard of for us to use a section of a landscape-format image, your chances are improved by shooting in the upright format. Make eye contact If you’re submitting a portrait, ensure good eye contact, with the subject looking directly into the lens. Make sure the eyes are pin-sharp. Provide plenty of options Try various angles and subject placements, with the main focal point to the left, the right and centre, to give the art editor lots of options for where to put the coverlines.…

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adobe launches free lightroom academy

AS WELL as updating Lightroom and Photoshop (see right), Adobe has announced the new Lightroom Academy. The new service is ‘dedicated to sharing photographic knowledge that informs, inspires and supports photographers with a wide level of experience, equipment, time and resources’, says Adobe, and it’s free to use, with no sign-up or Creative Cloud membership required. As well as sharing best practice and useful tips, each module sets some simple homework, aka ‘On Your Own Activity,’ with details of the gear needed and the time it should take. For the range of currently available modules, see…