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Amateur PhotographerAmateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 21-Sep-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
TI-Media
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IN THIS ISSUE

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a week in photography

‘Spend it on glass,’ goes the advice of wise old photographers, and it’s as true today as ever. However fancy the technology inside your camera body, using a jam jar bottom as your camera’s business end will give you predictably mediocre results. While top new lenses can be eye-wateringly expensive, the good news is that you can get some really outstanding second-hand lens bargains at the moment. In this packed issue, we reveal some of the best pre-loved deals you can get for under £200, we get tips from readers about their favourite lenses, and we also show how to get great results from using older lenses on newer bodies. Furthermore, we show you how to correct distortion and other common lens problems with software. Stir in all your favourite AP…

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online picture of the week

Greenhouse by Ben Draguisky Fujifilm X-T2, XF35mm F1.4 R, 1/250sec at f/11, ISO 200 THIS image was uploaded to our Twitter page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Ben Draguisky. He tells us, ‘The photo is of some glass panelling of a greenhouse at Wythenshawe Park in Manchester. I was attracted to the grid formation of the painted windows, with one anomaly where plants from inside were visible and poking out. When composing the picture I had a square crop in mind, and liked the idea of the negative space contrasting with the unruly plants in the corner!'…

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contribute to amateur photographer

If you’d like to see your words or pictures published in Amateur Photographer, here’s how: Something to say? Write to us at ap@ti-media.com with your letters, opinion columns (max 500 words) or article suggestions. Pictures Send us a link to your website or gallery, or attach a set of low-res sample images (up to a total of 5MB) to appicturedesk@ti-media.com. Join our online communities Post your pictures into our Flickr, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram communities or the gallery on our website.…

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news round-up

A really wild show Highly commended images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 competition, which is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, will be exhibited at the NHM from 18 October 2019 to 31 May 2020. Images include a sleeping seal; a zombie beetle; and the circle of life (above), comprising a shoal of bigeye trevally in the Red Sea. Overall winners will be announced on 15 October. See www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy. Canon predicts further market contraction The global camera market will continue to shrink over the next two years, predicted Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai in an interview with the Japanese website, Newswitch. Mitarai points to camera sales falling from 10 million to 6 million units a year by the end of 2020, citing the US/China trade war and…

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big picture

IT WAS an enormous ask for judges tasked with selecting just 50 images for the first SheClicks exhibition, which is due to open in London in a few days' time on 25 September. The female-only community, which was set up by Angela Nicholson, has grown to almost 5,000 members in just over a year of its existence. Although the idea of an exhibition has been firmly in founder Angela's mind for some time, she could never have hoped for such an enormous reaction. In the end, more than 2,000 entries, across a huge range of genres, were submitted for selection. This stunning and playful image was captured by Christine Johnson. It and 49 others will soon be on display at the After Nyne Gallery in Notting Hill, London. To see more pictures from…

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german fashion great dies

WE ARE sad to report the death of Peter Lindbergh, the acclaimed German fashion photographer who helped propel Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to supermodel stardom. Lindbergh was born Peter Brodbeck in Leszno, Poland, on 23 November 1944, and studied painting at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the 1960s. He became a photographer by accident, after discovering he enjoyed taking photos of his brother's children, and opened his first pro studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1973. In terms of Lindbergh's photography, he is best known for his black & white, classically composed cover shots of youthful supermodels, but he also did some great work with older subjects, notably Helen Mirren. ‘This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of…

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