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01/27/2018 04:22 PM
New York’s unmissable 5

Diverse cultural delights abound in a city of icons, proffered to never come to rest, yet managing to lace together a rich tapestry of beguiling scenes that long to be captured.

Watch video Nikon and Secret Escapes recently sent one aspiring photographer along with a professional to New York to learn …Continue reading »

01/24/2018 04:15 PM
Intentional camera movement tips: how to create mountains from molehills

Looking for creative ways to shoot landscapes? Chris Dale shows how intentional camera movement can transform even mundane scenes

Intentional camera movement landscapes
Looking for creative ways to shoot landscapes? Chris Dale shows how intentional camera movement can transform even mundane scenes

01/24/2018 12:09 AM
Keeping it local: tips for photographing events close to home

Stuck for photo inspiration? Award-winning semi-pro Darragh Mason Field explains how highly successful shots can often be found at interesting local events

Stuck for photo inspiration? Award-winning enthusiast Darragh Mason Field explains how highly successful shots can often be found at interesting local events.

01/23/2018 10:54 AM
Fujifilm X-H1 announced: new flagship CSC

New camera boasts highest performance of the X-series range to date

Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm has announced its latest compact system camera, the X-H1. Sitting at the top of the company’s compact system camera range, the X-H1 is the first camera in the series to include 5-axis 5.5 stops in-body image stabilisation and the new Eterna Film Simulation feature, designed for video use.

01/22/2018 11:20 PM
World Press Photo of the Year 2018 finalists announced

See the six nominated photos in line to take home the coveted prize, consisting of €10,000 and camera equipment from Canon.

See the six nominated photos in line to take home the coveted prize, consisting of €10,000 and camera equipment from Canon. Warning: graphic imagery follows.

01/22/2018 06:26 PM
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018 winners announced

Panoramic image of shipwreck in the Red Sea takes home first prize – see a gallery of the winners here

Winner, Underwater Photographer of the Year (and Wrecks Category) © Tobias Friedrich / UPY 2018. Panoramic view of the cargo deck inside the SS Thistlegorm with the motorcycles in the middle and light to lighten the trucks on the side of the cargo deck, near Sharm el Sheikh, Northern Red Sea, Egypt.
  An image taken by German photographer Tobias Friedrich has been named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018. The image, …Continue reading »

01/22/2018 04:41 PM
Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens announced

New focal length for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras added to Zeiss line-up

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4
Zeiss has announced a new 25mm f/2.4 lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, such as those in the A7 and …Continue reading »

01/21/2018 06:52 PM
Panasonic introduces Lumix TZ200 with 15x zoom

Panasonic has updated its premium travel zoom compact, with a longer zoom and improved viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix TZ200
Panasonic Lumix TZ200
Premium travel zoom compact gets longer lens and bigger viewfinder

01/21/2018 06:52 PM
Panasonic GX9 unveiled, described as “premium street photography camera”

Panasonic's Lumix GX9 adds 20MP sensor and tilting viewfinder in compact rangefinder-style body design

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
Panasonic Lumix GX9
30MP sensor and tilting viewfinder in compact body design

01/17/2018 10:18 PM
Behind the scenes at the Canon lens factory in Utsunomiya

To celebrate 30 years of the EOS system, AP Editor Nigel Atherton was given a privileged peek behind the scenes at the Canon EF lens factory in Japan

Canon Utsunomiya factory visit
To celebrate 30 years of the EOS system AP Editor Nigel Atherton was given a privileged peek behind the scenes at the Canon EF lens factory in Japan

01/17/2018 06:15 PM
Win a Rotolight NEO 2 kit

Now’s your chance to get your hands on one of three NEO 2 LED lighting kits

Amateur Photographer has teamed up with Rotolight to offer you the chance to win one of three fantastic NEO 2 …Continue reading »

01/17/2018 04:38 PM
Sigma announces new 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens

New wide aperture high-performance Art lens is aimed specifically towards high-resolution cameras, such as the Canon EOS 5DSR

Sigma has announced a new wide-angle Art Lens to add to its ever expanding high-performance Art lens series, designed specifically …Continue reading »

01/16/2018 10:53 PM
The streets of San Francisco: Interview with Fred Lyon

Still enthusiastic about photography at 93, Fred Lyon talks to Geoff Harris about the historic, low-light masterpieces in his new book San Francisco Noir

San Francisco Noir
Still enthusiastic about photography at 93, Fred Lyon talks to Geoff Harris about the historic, low-light masterpieces in his new book San Francisco Noir

01/16/2018 08:47 PM
Huawei launches £30,000 bursary fund

Photographers encouraged to apply for “Make It Possible Fund” to pursue photography projects

Mobile phone manufacturer Huawei has launched a new £30,000 bursary fund, to celebrate the launch of the Mate 10 Pro …Continue reading »

01/07/2018 06:04 PM
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2018 closes in one week!

Enter now for your chance to take home prizes from the pool worth more than £20,000

Shoeb Faruquee
Shoeb Faruquee
Time is running out to enter the prestigious Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition 2018 – there’s now …Continue reading »

01/03/2018 09:50 PM
Garden bird photography tips – how to capture great garden bird shots

Looking to get great garden bird shots this winter? With RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend (27-29 January), top pro David Tipling shows you how to capture stunning results

Garden birds
Looking to get great garden bird shots this winter? With RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, top pro David Tipling shows you how to capture stunning results

12/30/2017 10:49 PM
Win a day out on a Brighton street photography walk with AP and Olympus

Are you a DSLR owner looking to switch over to a smaller, lighter, mirrorless system? Are you free on Thursday, 1 March? Then why not come and spend the afternoon in Brighton trying out the latest Olympus cameras and lenses, while enjoying an escorted photowalk around one of Britain’s most photogenic cities.

Image © Nigel Atherton
Brighton Pavilion
Starting at the iconic Victorian Bandstand, our meeting point, you will enjoy the many photo opportunies that Brighton’s seafront has …Continue reading »

12/23/2017 02:23 PM
Morocco’s unmissable 5

Morocco is an intoxicating land that beguiles any visitor with a heady myriad of colour, spice and unforgettable moments.  

Captured by Louis Adams on a Nikon D7500. Discover his journey at secretescapes.com/nikon/morocco
Nikon and Secret Escapes recently sent one aspiring photographer along with a professional to Morocco, to learn how to capture …Continue reading »

12/20/2017 08:03 PM
Voting is open for the 2018 Good Service Awards

Have your say on the best photography retailers by voting in the Amateur Photographer 2018 Good Service Awards

Amateur Photographer Good Service Award 2018
Help us pick the best photographic retailers in the UK by voting in our 2018 Good Service Awards. You can …Continue reading »

12/20/2017 04:18 PM
Top tips for 2018: Street photography

For successful street shots give zone focusing a go, think about your angle of view and lens choice, and keep an eye out for interesting reflections

street photography
For successful street shots give zone focusing a go, think about your angle of view and lens choice, and keep an eye out for interesting reflections