Amateur Photographer 11/12/2021

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

Whilst there are still many situations where a tripod is essential, and without which a photograph would be impossible to take, it is nevertheless true that thanks to modern technology there are now fewer of these situations than there once were. Advances in image stabilisation and improvements in high ISO performance mean that, with care, high-quality handheld images can be obtained more easily than ever before. This week Jeremy Walker shares his tips for getting the best results. We also begin a new series looking at some of Britain’s oldest photography businesses, starting with a remarkable high street studio in Lewes, Sussex, that’s been in the same family since 1858. We look at what’s new in the latest version of DxO FilmPack, and test the latest incarnation of one of…

1 min
this week in 1982

Salvaged Submarine by Keystone The Royal Navy’s first submarine, the Holland I, in a basin at Devonport dockyard after being salvaged on 8 December 1982. Built in 1901, the submarine was part of the ‘First Submarine Flotilla’ alongside the HMS Hazard. The Holland I was lost while on tow to the breaker’s yard after being decommissioned in 1913, lying on the sea bed near the Eddystone Lighthouse for 69 years. The vessel was later restored and displayed at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum at Gosport.…

2 min
it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Backlit Fungi by Kyle Tallett FRPS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, 60mm f/2.8, 15 frames at 1/20sec at f/2.8, ISO 200 ‘This image was taken during a rainstorm! I was out in local woodland shooting woodland and fungi, it’s that time of year. It’s good to get out and walk, take images – a brilliant antidote to the stresses of the NHS at the moment,’ says Kyle, a radiographer from Ashford, Kent. ‘I was looking for the right fungi in the right place with the right background, which meant walking past a lot of examples until I got the one I wanted. The camera was on a tripod, the fungi was on a log and I placed an LED with low light behind and below the fungi. I…

1 min
bird contest raises money for rspb

THE SOCIETY of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of the SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 in aid of RSPB competition. Over 1,700 photographs were entered into this contest from around the world and the overall winner was named as Alan Jones from Midlothian, Scotland, for his image ‘Red-billed Oxpecker’. The winning image (pictured above), which shows the bird on a buffalo’s face, was taken at Zimanga reserve in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region of South Africa. The competition raised over £2,300 for the RSPB. See the full list of winners at…

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burtynsky honoured in sony awards

CANADIAN photographer Edward Burtynsky is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography gong at the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Burtynsky is best known for his images portraying industrial landscapes and the wider environmental crisis. More than a dozen large-scale photos will be presented as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 exhibition at Somerset House, London. Also included are images from Burtynsky’s seminal work Oil (2009), a 12-year chronicle of the complex oil extraction and distribution cycle, and other major projects. Previous recipients of this accolade include William Eggleston and Mary Ellen Mark. See more at…

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wildlife poty gives power to the people

THE NATURAL History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has opened voting for the People’s Choice Award. Twenty-five images have been shortlisted from more than 50,000 entries from 95 countries; the cut includes curious meerkats, an elusive tapir, the rescue of an Amazon river dolphin and a kangaroo and her joey framed by bush fire. The 25 images are currently on display at the Natural History Museum, until voting ends on 2 February 2022. The winner will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on 5 June 2022. The top five People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online. ‘The People’s Choice Award offers striking observations of nature and our relationship with it, sparking our curiosity and strengthening our connection with the natural world,’ said Dr Natalie Cooper, a researcher…