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Best Kit
My go-to lens for still-life photography is a Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime, as it doesn’t distort my composition in any way. It also gives me a good f-stop range, which enables me to experiment more with depth of field for creativity. If I want to control
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Getting The Look
As a starting point, I always shoot with quite an extreme colour temperature. And because I shoot long exposures, the warm, orange tones are exaggerated even more. I don’t like to do too much work in post. My subjects have to stay extremely still be
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How To Tweak Adjustments
Open PortraitPro, click on Open Single Image and select your image for editing which will open up with the face, facial features and gender of the model automatically identified. Hover the mouse pointer over the face so the guides show up and make su
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Inbox
My weekly issue of Amateur Photographer has been a welcome gift during lockdown. In recent years, and in retirement, I decided to return to photography as a hobby. My initial thoughts were Canon or Nikon but my elder son introduced me to Fujifilm. No
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Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub
● £99.99 ● www.twelvesouth.com COMPUTER makers are continually striving to make their high-performance laptops ever thinner and lighter. This is great for photographers who need to process their images while on the move, but the catch is that their s
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Win
A Samsung 64GB EVO Plus microSDXC with SD adapter Class 10 UHS-1 Grade U3 memory card supports 4K UHD. Offering R/W speeds of up to 100MB/s /20MB/s and a 10-year limited warranty. www.samsung.com/uk/memory-cards.
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SECOND-HAND CLASSIC Nikon D610
Nikon launched the D610 a year after the D600, in an effort to overcome the bad press that was associated with the D600’s well-documented issue of dust and oil spots appearing in the upper-left portion of the frame after around 3,000 shots. It shares
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Books
New Yorkers is a book that couldn’t be shot today, due to multiple Covid restrictions. For this reason, it feels almost strangely intimate to be getting a professionally captured look into people’s homes. Street photographer Sally Davies has been doc
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Reader Portfolio
Nigel is a tour manager, sound engineer and photographer. Portraiture and night street photography. Through music, I’m very accustomed to working with people and creating, and this transfers well to portraiture. My job meant I never had the time to
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Jessops Calls In The Administrators Again
JESSOPS could become the latest high-street victim of the pandemic. The company has filed for administration after its sales were badly hit by the impact of the lockdowns and increased online competition, and has hired insolvency specialists FRP. Jes
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Hole-y Cow!
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which produced the first image of a black hole, has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light. This is the first time astronomers have b
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Final Analysis
Saul Leiter (American, 1923–2013) has been described as one of the most important early colour photographers of the 20th century. His images of New York’s hustle and bustle are, on the face of it, not about anything very much but are paradoxically al
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Back Where I Started
I started photography in the early sixties with a Pentax SV. Then Pentax brought out the Spotmatic, with through-the-lens light metering, so I upgraded. Then I wanted a super-wideangle lens and Pentax didn’t have one so I switched to a Nikon F Photom
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Images By Big Names Go Under Hammer
SOTHEBY’S Photographs department will mark its Golden Jubilee with a major auction from April 12-22, featuring famous images by some of the greatest names in photography. A big highlight is an archive of nearly 200 early photographs by William Fox Ta
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Best Kit
When you’ve spent time building your set and perfecting the lighting, the last thing you want is to nudge the camera when taking the shot – especially if you’re using a long shutter speed or creating a composite. If you want to highlight a particula
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‘I work with the elderly in their homes, most of whom are housebound,’ explains Oliver. ‘With the pandemic at its peak I began a project taking photographs of Covid survivors. Mr Brice contracted pneumonia and coronavirus in January. This was taken a
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Amateur Photographer
Group Editor Nigel Atherton Deputy Editor Geoff Harris Technical Editor Andy Westlake Features Editor Amy Davies Technique Editor Hollie Latham Hucker Production Editor Jacqueline Porter Art Editor Sarah Foster Photo-Science Consultant Profes
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What The Owners Think
My first Nikon camera was the Nikon D7100. I had it for two years and loved it, but I always aspired to own a full-frame DSLR. I finally decided to make the move to the Nikon D610 and fell in love with it immediately. I felt very comfortable using th
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Amateur Photographer Of The Year
Our black & white round always attracts a huge number of entries, and this year was no different, with more than 1,300 images submitted for judging. Our team of ten judges, which included AP editor Nigel Atherton, photographer Gavin Prest and Olivia
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Sigma Launches Compact 61MP Full-frame Fp L
SIGMA has announced a high-resolution version of its small L-mount full-frame mirrorless camera. The fp L gains a 61MP sensor that employs a back-illuminated architecture along with a conventional Bayer colour filter array. On-chip phase detection pr
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The 2021 leaderboards
Ian Bramham shoots into first place with his atmospheric winning shot, but with nine further rounds, there’s everything still to play for. Muhammad Hossain takes the lead in Young APOY, and as he and Josh Lomen have more than one image in the top 10,
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A (wild) Dog’s Life
The sixth book in the Remembering Wildlife series, Remembering African Wild Dogs, will be coming out in November. The Kickstarter campaign to produce the book hit its £20k target within just 20 minutes of its launch on March 5 and within 72 hours it
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Lathered Up
The first time I spoke to Lee Glasgow about his project was at the tail-end of November 2019. A relatively short time ago, but of course a very different time. Lee hadn’t been working on ‘Project Bathtime’ very long, but naturally for someone who goe
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We Are Family
Based in North Carolina, US, Susan has been capturing family adventures since her three-year stay in the UK. An expert in composition and lifestyle photography, she is a primary instructor for the Click Photo School. www.instagram.com/susan.grimes, w
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Perfect Arrangement
Donna is an award-winning professional›food photographer. From her home studio in Surrey she works with brands and PR agencies developing recipes, cooking, styling and creating imagery for food campaigns, social media, websites and print publications
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Common Or Garden
Supported by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London, the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 14th year. The prestigious competition specialises in garden, plant and flower photography. For our special ‘home’ them
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Winning Kit From MPB
THE WINNER of Round One of APOY is Ian Bramham, who receives a £500 voucher to spend on anything at MPB. From top-of-the-range digital medium-format camera bodies, to entry-level DSLRs, as well as the longest telephoto zooms and widest lenses, and us
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AP Picture Of The Week
‘After leaving my job of 25 years just before lockdown, I found myself with lots of time to be able to learn a new skill so decided to invest in some studio gear and take up dog photography,’ says Garry, from Northamptonshire. ‘It encompasses both of
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Camera Club Competition
Help your camera club accumulate points when you enter APOY by choosing it from the dropdown menu when you upload your images. Whatever points you are awarded are added to your club’s overall tally. That’s what Charles Ashton of Kempsey Camera Club d
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This Week In 1938
A female saxophone band, known as The Silver Sax Six, take advantage of the open air by rehearsing on the beach while on a tour of the south coast in April 1938. The tour included locations such as Margate. The leader of the group, seen on the left,
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