Amateur Photographer 04/12/2021

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

Cameras come and cameras go, as does the ‘latest’ technology but getting the right exposure for your creative intent has been one constant ever since the dawn of photography. So this issue, we’ve asked Martin Evening, a widely published Adobe expert and skilled digital photographer, to write a definitive guide to exposure. It’s essential reading, especially if you are struggling with blown-out highlights, lost shadow detail and getting the most from raw. Another highlight is our look at shooting with the Canon EOS R3, a feature-packed camera which will really shake up the market. On a sadder note, we also pay tribute to Tom Stoddart and Mick Rock, two hugely influential photographers who passed away this week. We will be running a fuller tribute in our Christmas issue, but our…

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this week in 1983

Somerville Hats by B.Gomer Two female fashion models wearing hats by English milliner Philip Somerville. Known for the hats he designed for the Queen as well as Diana, Princess of Wales, Somerville was said to have produced around 50 garments a year for the Queen during the height of the relationship. He was also notable for creating headgear worn by two of the female villains in the James Bond films. Somerville died in 2014. 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 it at…

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it's good to share

AP picture of the week Misty Mountain on a Stormy Day by Gareth Herbert Canon RP, Canon RF 50mm f/1.8, 1/200sec at f/6.3, ISO 200, 0.9 soft grad filter ‘I have always been creative and studied fine art at university, and my main creative output was drawing and painting. Now it is only photography. It’s a fantastic medium to express yourself and I chose the landscape as my subject matter,’ says Gareth, an amateur landscape photographer from Preston, Lancashire. ‘This was taken in the Lake District at Fell Foot Park near Windermere. It was a very stormy day, but this provided low cloud which meant atmospheric shots. I wanted to capture the textures of the grass, the trees and the soft, turbulent clouds, with my focal point being the mountain in the background.’…

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more official eve arnold posters

THE ESTATE of Eve Arnold has released a further series of competitively priced posters of her best-known images, with proceeds going to UNICEF for the remainder of 2021. The images include Marilyn Monroe relaxing on a bed while making The Misfits, Mikhail Baryshnikov deep in concentration during a dance rehearsal, and a group of adorable Chinese toddlers in a nursery (above). The images have been digitally ‘remastered’ by expert printer and close Arnold associate Danny Pope. ‘The aim was to recreate the analogue look and feel of the original darkroom prints within the digital realm,’ said a spokesperson.…

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research confirms power of photography

EVEN though images are everywhere, the power of visual storytelling to change perspectives and behaviour has been reinforced in research by used specialist MPB. The survey of 2001 UK adults reveals that 71% have changed their perspective of something because of a picture or video, with 69% stating that a photo or video has motivated them to make life changes. Of those who have had their perspective changed by a photo or video, 38% reported that this included climate change, followed by poverty and homelessness (31%), mental health (29%) and racial discrimination (26%). Looking back at news images from the past 12 months, the top three emotions felt by respondents were worry (34%), frustration (33%) and sadness (29%). For more details, see the YouTube video at…

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chip shortage halts some sony orders

WITH a global semiconductor shortage continuing to cause problems for camera makers, Sony has announced a temporary halt to orders for the APS-C Alpha 6100 and 6400 mirrorless models, and the full-frame Alpha 7 II. ‘Parts procurement is delayed due to the effects of global semiconductor shortages,’ the company said in an official statement. ‘Therefore, after November 19, 2021, we will suspend the acceptance of orders from our distributors and customers at the Sony store for certain models with tight supply.’ Sony promised to publish updates on the product information pages for the various cameras and ‘deeply apologised’ for any inconvenience caused to its customers. The temporary order suspension also affects the ECM-B1M shotgun microphone and PXW-Z190 professional camcorder. The Japanese business news service, Nikkei, reported that Sony has teamed up with…