Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 12-Oct-2019

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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in this issue

1 min.
a week in photography

As you will have noticed from the cover, AP is celebrating its 135th birthday, and we have dedicated this issue to reflecting upon a few of our personal highlights from 135 years of photography. We look back at some of our favourite photos, and the landmark cameras whose introduction nudged photography on to the next level in its evolution. As a complete contrast we also test the new 61MP Sony A7R IV, which represents the cutting edge in current camera design. If you’re looking for nuggets of wisdom we’ve compiled 135 great tips to improve your photography – that’s one for every year of our existence – and sticking with the 135 theme, do enter our competition to win a sublime Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens – a portrait photographer’s…

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online picture of the week

Lavender Field by Helen Trust Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens, 25sec at f/10, ISO 50 This image was uploaded to our Instagram page using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. It was taken by photographer Helen Trust. She tells us, ‘Last summer the 3.45am wake-up to catch this classic sunrise shot in Valensole, Provence, was worth it when the sky started to change to a similar colour to the rows of lavender. The lone tree was not so lonely by 6am when sadly the field became busy and overrun, but I was pleased I got my 10 minutes of solitude to breathe in the relaxing scent of the lavender and watch the summer sunrise.' IMAGES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA© HELEN TRUST…

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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.…

1 min.
news round-up

New Epson large-format printers Epson has announced the SureColor SC-P7500 and SC-P9500, its first 12-colour large-format printers offering a wide colour gamut. Both use Epson’s new UltraChrome Pro12 inkset with K3 technology, which outputs both black inks simultaneously and includes orange, green and violet for greater colour accuracy. They go on sale in December; prices are to be confirmed. See www.epson.eu. Hipstamatic returns and is even more retro Remember Hipstamatic, the image-editing app for smartphones featuring retro effects? Although it was soon overshadowed by Instagram, the free app has relaunched as Hipstamatic X (Apple iOS only). ‘We’ve made it more retro, more analog, and less social than ever! Kind of the opposite of everything that Apple and Google are doing...’ say the founders. See analogfeelsgood.com. Photo prize winner The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental…

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big picture

THIS image, taken in 1931 by photographer Lewis W. Hine, shows a worker sitting on the framework of the Empire State Building whilst it was under construction. Hine's image reveals the lack of health and safety measures that were in place during that era, and in fact all his images are valuable documentations revealing how the modernisation of our world took place. Hine was a talented photographer and sociologist, and spent much of his life documenting big topics such as the expansion of the steel industry, child labour (Hine would go into factories undercover to photograph the underage illegal workers) and the American Red Cross relief work in Europe. Hine died at the age of 66 in 1940.…

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acdsee charges up photo studio

ACDSEE has updated its Photo Studio editing package, the latest addition to a competitive market sector seeking to lure consumers away from Adobe's subscription-only Lightroom and Photoshop packages. A major new feature in the Windows-only Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 is a focus-stacking tool, which will appeal to macro fans, and an HDR merge option. The clone tools have also been overhauled for more natural-looking results, along with improved layer support. With Resize Canvas, creating composites or adding solid backgrounds has become easier, and text can be edited non-destructively. Face recognition and detection features have also been beefed up, enabling you to tag and search by name. Indeed, the powerful searching and cataloguing tools are a key feature of ACDSee. Raw support has also been added for a slew of new…