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Wildlife Watch: wonderful Waterfowl shots

22 Jul 2019 - 12:07 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Common waterfowl are often overlooked when looking for a photography project. Tesni Ward shares her tips on how to make the most of these charismatic birds

Waterfowl swans
Two mute swans on an urban reservoir Olympus E-M1 Mark II, 7mm, 1/1600sec at f/5.6, ISO 800
Common waterfowl are often overlooked when looking for a photography project. Tesni Ward shares her tips on how to make the most of these charismatic birds

More details on new Fujifilm store in Covent Garden

22 Jul 2019 - 11:51 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm's announced plans to open a 'concept experience centre' (aka a big store and product showcase) in London's Covent Garden this winter. Spread over three floors, the centre is designed to promote the full range Fujifilm's photography and imaging brands, with lots of chances to get hands on with the products or get creative inspiration. We caught up with Fujifilm UK's Theo Gheorghiades to find out more.

Why open this now, considering how tough times are on the high street, and the ongoing economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit? …Continue reading »

The new Sony Alpha 7R IV in numbers

21 Jul 2019 - 22:18 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

There's a lot of excitement about Sony's new full-frame powerhouse, the 61Mp Alpha 7R IV, which sets another benchmark for high resolution in the fiercely competitive mirrorless cameras market.

As you can see from Mike Topham’s in-depth hands-on first look, while the new camera inherits some features from its …Continue reading »

Get your own great lunar landscapes

21 Jul 2019 - 11:42 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Apollo 11 commemorations might have got you thinking of your own 'lunar' challenge - including the moon in your landscape shots. It can be technically demanding, but Ollie Taylor knows how to get 'out of this world' results

Lunar photography Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle at 2am shrouded in mist. Nikon D810, 14-24mm, 15sec at f/3.2, ISO 1000, Gitzo tripod and L-bracket
Including the moon in a landscape image has its challenges, but Ollie Taylor knows how to overcome them and make the most of two popular passions

Apollo 11 anniversary special: the first camera on the moon

19 Jul 2019 - 12:24 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Without cameras, there would be no record of the amazing landing, or other aspects of the space race. John Wade takes a look at the fascinating evolution of cameras used for lunar missions

NASA photography on moon
John Wade takes a look at the fascinating evolution of cameras used for space missions

Apollo 11 anniversary special: new Brian May 3D book

19 Jul 2019 - 08:44 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

You'd think there was some kind of big moon-landing anniversary or something... Dr. Brian May, Queen guitarist and stereo/3D photography obsessive, has co-authored a fascinating new book called Mission Moon 3-D: Reliving the Great Space Race.

According to the publishers, The Mission Moon archive team scoured the NASA archives and Russian sources to obtain lots of …Continue reading »

Apollo 11 anniversary special: the role photography played

19 Jul 2019 - 00:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

On this special day where we remember the historic Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, Steve Fairclough speaks to science author Piers Bizony to discover the role of photography in documenting this amazing feat of science, technology and will power

NASA Apollo 11 crew
The crew of Apollo 11 was cordial, but not especially close. Buzz Aldrin (right) expected to leave the Lunar Module (LM pronounced 'Lem') before Neil Armstrong (left) because Gemini commanders had stayed on board while co-pilots made spacewalks. Historians still debate why the decision was made for Armstrong to exit Apollo's LM first
NASA's early years culminated in the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Steve Fairclough spoke to science author Piers Bizony to discover the role of photography in documenting these pioneering missions

Fujifilm lenses for X-series and GFX range (lightest GF so far)

18 Jul 2019 - 16:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm has announced two new lenses for its X series and medium format GFX camera ranges: the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR 5x zoom and the GF50mm f/3.5 R LM WR. The 16-80mm offers the highest amount of stabilisation on any Fujifilm lens.

First up is the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR 5x zoom. This lens is relatively light and compact, weighing …Continue reading »

The ultimate guide to tripods

18 Jul 2019 - 12:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Choosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the options

Tripods explained
Choosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the options

Big Issue "apologises deeply" for Nadav Kander cover

17 Jul 2019 - 23:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Big Issue, the 'street newspaper' sold by homeless and insecurely housed vendors, has apologised after a recent cover featured a portrait of US film director, David Lynch, taken by celebrated portrait photographer, Nadav Kander. It turns out the image was actually a cropped photo of Kander's original (hanging in a gallery), taken by another photographer and included on the Alamy stock site...

We recently ran a story on Nadav Kander’s furious reaction on his Instagram page (see below and @nadavkander), where he …Continue reading »

Ten easy ways to get great shots of UK landmarks

17 Jul 2019 - 20:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We are pretty lucky in the UK to have so many iconic buildings and landmarks to shoot, providing a great opportunity to sharpen our photography skills without the expense and hassle of jumping on a plane. However, when shooting The London Eye, Edinburgh Castle or Stonehenge, it can be hard to know where exactly is best to take your shot.

F7AAXE Stonehenge, prehistoric monument, set against the groups of visitors and a blue sunny sky.
Professional photographer Daniel Lewis and Premier Inn have teamed up to provide some useful advice and insights, so here is …Continue reading »

Fujifilm to open major new store in Covent Garden

17 Jul 2019 - 17:54 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Fujifilm has announced plans to open a new "concept experience centre" (aka a major store and product showcase) in London's Covent Garden. Spread over three floors, this new centre is designed to promote all aspects of Fujifilm's photography and imaging brands

†The centre's 'zones' will focus on Instax instant cameras and printers, an increasingly important area for the company, plus specialist …Continue reading »

Times still tough for big camera makers

17 Jul 2019 - 16:20 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon and Fujifilm see sales up inch up from 2017, while Nikon and Sony have less to celebrate

A report on the state of the digital camera market in 2018 published by the Nikkei, Japan's biggest business news …Continue reading »

New Sigma E and L mount lenses

17 Jul 2019 - 16:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

In the same week as announcing the Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, the company unveiled three new full-frame lenses designed specifically for the Sony E and Leica L mirrorless mounts: the 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art (£1,459), 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art (£1,459) and the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary (£549).

The 35mm is the fastest AF lens released for L- and E-mounts. The lens is not light (1,090g) or diminutive …Continue reading »

Sigma to release smallest, lightest full-frame camera

17 Jul 2019 - 16:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

It's been a relatively quiet year for big camera surprises, but Sigma has pulled a rabbit out of the†hat by announcing what it claims†to be the 'world's smallest and lightest' pocketable full-frame model - the Sigma fp

The new Sigma fp mirrorless camera measures just 112.6×69.9×45.3mm, weighs a†mere 370g, and†is based on a 24.6-million-pixel BSI-CMOS Bayer sensor …Continue reading »

Second-hand classics: Canon EOS 6D

17 Jul 2019 - 12:06 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The 6D was a stepping stone into full-frame photography for many and remains hugely popular today

Canon EOS 6D front
The 6D was a stepping stone into full-frame photography for many and remains hugely popular today

Biggest autofocus mistakes and how to avoid them

17 Jul 2019 - 12:05 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Understanding how your AF system works and how to avoid pitfalls will really help you get sharp shots, says Angela Nicholson

AF mistakes challenging circumstances
Learning how your camera's AF system works will enable you to capture sharp shots in challenging circumstances
Understanding how your AF system works and how to avoid pitfalls will really help you get sharp shots, says Angela Nicholson

Sony Alpha 7R IV 61MP high-resolution powerhouse arrives

16 Jul 2019 - 15:28 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Sony has announced its successor to the popular A7R III in the form of the Sony Alpha 7R IV. Michael Topham reports from the official launch event in Dublin, Ireland

Sony Alpha 7R IV
Sony Alpha 7R IV
Sony introduces the Alpha 7R IV - the world's first mirrorless camera to boast a 61MP full-frame sensor

Marilyn Stafford photojournalism award winners announced

11 Jul 2019 - 16:36 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We were honoured to recognise veteran photojournalist, Marilyn Stafford, for her lifetime's achievements in photography at the recent AP awards, and you can now see the winners of her own Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award.

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This award is granted annually to "a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive …Continue reading »

Lightweight prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless

11 Jul 2019 - 15:53 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Sony has announced the FE 35mm F1.8, a lightweight, large-aperture prime for its full-frame mirrorless system. It fills a gap in the firm's range between the large and expensive FE 35mm F1.4 ZA and the compact FE 35mm F2.8 ZA.

Measuring 63mm in diameter and 73mm in length, and with a 55mm filter thread, it's the lightest lens in its …Continue reading »

Digital Photographer Website closure

15 Apr 2019 - 13:32 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
Digital Photographer moves to Digital Camera World

Mirrorless reinvented

23 Aug 2018 - 18:04 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
Nikon unveil the next generation of competitive full-frame CSCs

Digital Photographer Issue 203 is out now!

25 Jul 2018 - 09:25 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
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Manually blend your exposures

23 Jul 2018 - 11:03 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
Balancing shadows and highlights is vital. Manual exposure blending can be a cleaner option than HDR

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Digital Photographer Issue 202 is now on sale!

25 Jun 2018 - 11:56 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
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SPONSORED POST: Discover the Hahnel Modus 600RT Pro Kit

10 May 2018 - 17:36 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
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Subtly increase dynamic range

10 May 2018 - 17:25 from news.dphotographer.co.uk
Use Photoshop Layers to balance highlight and shadow detail in high contrast lighting