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Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 27-Jun-2020

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Weekly
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in this issue

1 min.
a week in photography

It’s never been easier to get sharper shots for a reasonable outlay, but don’t assume that just because you’ve shelled out for a lens with great focusing performance, or have in-camera image stabilisation, that it’s the end of the story. To ensure your results are as sharp as possible, it’s important to ensure they are calibrated to your camera bodies, to iron out any AF errors. James Abbott explains the essentials. Other highlights include the world’s first printed review of the Tamron 28-200mm, an innovative new large-aperture superzoom for Sony mirrorless cameras, plus features on finding photo inspiration within your home, and getting great black & white images outdoors. We also reveal the winning black & white images from APOY Round Two.…

1 min.
this week in 1956

Druid Ceremony by Thurston Hopkins A druid participates in a dawn ceremony as part of the Midsummer Rites at Stonehenge. This image was published as part of the story The Druids Under Fire in a 1956 issue of Picture Post, and was taken by regular contributor Thurston Hopkins. It's estimated that every year, around 10,000 people gather at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice. This year, however, the regular event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead English Heritage organised a live stream of the sun setting over the landmark to satisfy all those prevented from attending this remarkable annual gathering. 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…

1 min.
big picture

DURING these past few weeks photographers have been challenged by having to find inspiration close to home as part of the strict social distancing measures and non-essential travel outlined by the government. This week's Big Picture, taken by AP's Reviews Editor Michael Topham on an evening jaunt around his local lake as part of his daily exercise, goes to show just what fantastic opportunities there are to be had from locations on our doorstep that we never knew existed. The image was taken on the 61-million-pixel Sony A7R IV while testing Sony's widest and fastest fixed focal length lens – the Sony FE 20mm F1.8G. The full review of this promising prime lens will be published in our upcoming 11 July issue.…

1 min.
tamron superzoom for sony full-frame

Tamron's latest offering for Sony full-frame is an all-in-one superzoom, the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. Due on sale from 25 June for £799.99, it's the first lens of its type to feature a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. Despite this, it's relatively compact and lightweight, at just 117mm long and 575g in weight, and uses the same 67mm diameter filters as Tamron's other recent E-mount lenses. Its minimum object distance ranges from 19cm at wideangle to 80cm at telephoto. The lens also includes an RXD stepping motor for fast, silent autofocus, moisture-resistant construction, and a fluorine coating on the front element to repel grease and water. It's compatible with Sony's latest AF technologies such as Eye AF, and the lens firmware can be updated via the camera. See page 47 for…

1 min.
ricoh hits the street

Ricoh's GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit embellishes the firm's APS-C sensor compact with a grey-metallic finish and an orange-yellow decorative lens ring. It also includes a matching optical viewfinder and leather handstrap, along with a much-needed spare battery. The camera is essentially the same as the stock GR III, but gains a Full Press Snap setting which takes a quick shot using the touchscreen. Limited to 3,500 units worldwide, the kit will be available from 17 July priced £1,099.…

1 min.
sony world photography award winners named

The overall winners in the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 have been announced. The prestigious title and $25,000 prize went to Pablo Albarenga from Uruguay, for a powerful series called Seeds of Resistance. This portfolio pairs photographs of landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agribusiness with portraits of the activists fighting to conserve them. In the photographs, the main characters are seen from above, as though they are laying down their lives for their territory. ‘This year's winner comes from the Creative category and is a brilliant set of images which offers a powerful visual record of how deforestation goes hand-in-hand with the destruction of communities and peoples,' said judging chair, Mike Trow. Also announced are the ten category winners of the Professional competition alongside second and third place…