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AP Awards 2020: Sony A7R IV wins Product of the Year

23 Feb 2020 - 18:18 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The Sony A7R IV was named the best photographic product of last year in a glittering ceremony in London

AP's annual awards took place on Friday night at the Bulgari Hotel Ballroom, in London's Knightsbridge. Senior representatives from all …Continue reading »

Moving to Manual Mode: Which Setting Should You Adjust First?

23 Feb 2020 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Moving to Manual Mode: Which Setting Should You Adjust First? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Kevin Landwer-Johan.

Moving to manual mode is often considered too difficult by many beginner photographers. In reality, learning manual mode is not so hard to do. Sure, it's not for everyone. Many photographers are content to let their camera sort out the exposure settings. One of the most common questions I get asked by people I am […]

The post Moving to Manual Mode: Which Setting Should You Adjust First? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Kevin Landwer-Johan.

Luminar vs Lightroom: Three Reasons Luminar is Better (and Two Reasons It's Not)

23 Feb 2020 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Luminar vs Lightroom: Three Reasons Luminar is Better (and Two Reasons It’s Not) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Are you struggling to decide whether you should be working in Luminar vs Lightroom? Do you want to know how these two post-processing powerhouses match up? You’ve come to the right place. Because this article will give you three ways Luminar excels over Lightroom, followed by two areas where Lightroom dominates. And it’ll help you […]

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A United Kingdom: 1960s Britain through the lens of Bruce Davidson | Exhibition

22 Feb 2020 - 10:57 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

The legendary Magnum photographer's show includes some of his rarely seen work, as Amy Davies discovers

A United Kingdom Wales 1965
Wales, 1965
The legendary Magnum photographer's show includes some of his rarely seen work, as Amy Davies discovers

7 Tips for Using a Tripod in Landscape and Travel Photography

22 Feb 2020 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 7 Tips for Using a Tripod in Landscape and Travel Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

In this video from Julian Elliott Photography, he gives you 7 tips for using a tripod in landscape and travel photography. ? You may want to know why you need a tripod at all when you do landscape and travel photography? There are times when you will want to use slower shutter speeds. For example, […]

The post 7 Tips for Using a Tripod in Landscape and Travel Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

Weekly Photography Challenge - Orange

21 Feb 2020 - 18:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Weekly Photography Challenge - Orange appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

This week's photography challenge topic is the color ORANGE! This is a fun challenge. You can capture the color orange in so many ways. You can use macro, flowers and autumn leaves, landscapes (think orange sunrises or sunsets, or wildflowers), cityscapes, minimalist photography, abstracts or people wearing orange clothing. The orange can be a major […]

The post Weekly Photography Challenge - Orange appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

Camera Rescue: analogue camera fans breathing new life into old cameras

21 Feb 2020 - 16:50 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Got an old film camera gathering dust in the attic? Keith Wilson speaks to a group of analogue camera fans who might give you an offer that you simply can't refuse

Camera Rescue desirable cameras
There's still plenty of demand for old film cameras - as well as money to be made
Got an old film camera gathering dust in the attic? Keith Wilson speaks to a group of analogue camera fans who might give you an offer that you simply can't refuse

DIY: How to Create a Coffee-Stained Texture for Aging Images in Photoshop

21 Feb 2020 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post DIY: How to Create a Coffee-Stained Texture for Aging Images in Photoshop appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy.

As a kid, I remember coffee-staining scrap paper to create ancient maps that marked out treasure in the backyard. Nowadays, I’ve discovered that the same process can be great for photography projects too. With help from Photoshop, experimenting with textural layers is a great way to introduce an aged look to your images. But sometimes it can […]

The post DIY: How to Create a Coffee-Stained Texture for Aging Images in Photoshop appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy.

Vital Tips to Capture Fast-Action Photos

21 Feb 2020 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Vital Tips to Capture Fast-Action Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth.

Whether you’re photographing cars racing down the track, athletes running across a field, or your kids playing in the yard, it can seem impossible to get tack-sharp photos of fast action. If you have ever struggled to capture fast-action photos, you’re not alone. Lots of people deal with the same issue! Fortunately, it’s not as […]

The post Vital Tips to Capture Fast-Action Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Announced With 20 MP, 60 FPS Shooting

20 Feb 2020 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Announced With 20 MP, 60 FPS Shooting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

Earlier this month, Olympus announced their latest mirrorless camera: The OM-D E-M1 Mark III, which continues the professional E-M1 series, and promises a lightning-fast performance for the most serious of shooters. Like Olympus’s other mirrorless options, the E-M1 Mark III sports a Micro Four Thirds sensor. This means that the E-M1 is impressively compact, as […]

The post Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Announced With 20 MP, 60 FPS Shooting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

6 Tips for Photographing Amazing Light Trails at Blue Hour

20 Feb 2020 - 09:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 6 Tips for Photographing Amazing Light Trails at Blue Hour appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Joey J.

Have you seen cityscape photos with light streaks of moving cars? That’s called light trail photography. I see it as a part of the long exposure photography family. However, the exposure doesn’t have to be very long (typically under 30 seconds) to capture light trails. While my absolute favorite long exposure photography style is waterfront […]

The post 6 Tips for Photographing Amazing Light Trails at Blue Hour appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Joey J.

Our Two Tamron Contest Winners Announced

20 Feb 2020 - 08:00 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post Our Two Tamron Contest Winners Announced appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

The Winners of the Tamron 100-400mm (model A035) in winner's choice of Canon or Nikon mount, and a Tamron SP 35mm (model F012) in winner's choice of Canon or Nikon mount are... A HUGE Thank You to everyone who entered our recent contest from our friends at Tamron. Yet again, the response was AMAZING with thousands of […]

The post Our Two Tamron Contest Winners Announced appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Caz Nowaczyk.

How to photograph water: 20 top tips

20 Feb 2020 - 07:56 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Reflect on how you can improve your water photography skills as professionals Guy Edwardes, Ross Hoddinott and Claire Gillo share their top tips and techniques

Water search for spinning foam
Credit: Guy Edwardes
Reflect on how you can improve your water photography skills as professionals Guy Edwardes, Ross Hoddinott and Claire Gillo share their top tips

5 Tips for Using Color to Improve Your Photography

19 Feb 2020 - 11:30 from feeds.feedburner.com

The post 5 Tips for Using Color to Improve Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey.

In this article, I’m going to give you five tips for using color. Tips that will immediately take your photos to the next level. Because here’s the thing: Color is one of the most commonly neglected aspects of photography. It’s also one of the most useful. So, if you can learn to master color… …your […]

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Best photography books

19 Feb 2020 - 07:52 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Apparently it was musician and composer Frank Zappa who once declared, 'so many books, so little time', and despite the arrival of eReaders and the internet our passion for the printed page shows no signs of abating.

Shadow Catchers | Best Photography Books
We've studied our shelves to pick our favourite photography books, and we've asked some carefully selected individuals - including Martin …Continue reading »

British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 | Book review

15 Feb 2020 - 10:47 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

This book proves that you don't always need to travel long distance for stunning wildlife photography, as Amy Davies finds out

British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 Habitat winner
Captured with a drone, this shot by Rich Bunce won the 'Habitat' category
This book proves that you don't always need to travel long distanced for stunning wildlife photography, as Amy Davies finds out

Photographers Against Wildlife Crime | Book review

13 Feb 2020 - 17:33 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

A book that raises awareness of the serious threat to wildlife from illegal poaching for human consumption through photography that is both heartbreaking and painfully beautiful

A ranger's bloody hand rests on an ivory tusk during an anti-poaching mission in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Britta Jaschinski / Photographers Against Wildlife Crime(TM)
A ranger's bloody hand rests on an ivory tusk during an anti-poaching mission in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Britta Jaschinski / Photographers Against Wildlife Crime(TM)
A heartbreaking book that raises awareness of the serious threat to wildlife from illegal poaching

Canon developing high-end EOS R5

13 Feb 2020 - 03:59 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Canon EOS 850D advanced entry-level DSLR, RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom and Selphy QX10 mini printer all announced

Canon EOS R5 front left
Canon EOS R5 front left
Canon EOS 850D DSLR, RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM zoom and Selphy QX10 printer all announced

Nikon unveils high-speed D6 and two Z-mount lenses

12 Feb 2020 - 03:59 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Nikon D6 pro DSLR, Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/3.5-6.3 VR travel zoom and Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S wideangle prime all revealed

Nikon D6 front view
Nikon D6 front view
Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/3.5-6.3 VR travel zoom and 20mm f/1.8 S wideangle prime also revealed

Coincidences: New York by Chance by Jonathan Higbee | Book review

11 Feb 2020 - 17:33 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

This book encapsulates the dedicated patience required for skilful street photography, as Amy Davies discovers

Coincidences New York by Chance heated phone call
'Heated Phone Call'
This book encapsulates the dedicated patience required for skilful street photography, as Amy Davies discovers

Winners, Runners-up and Commended images from GURUSHOTS' Light Rays challenge

11 Feb 2020 - 09:00 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

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Can a book make China look?

5 Feb 2020 - 16:13 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Photographers Against Wildlife Crime has raised China's attention to its part in the illegal wildlife trade. Keith Wilson reveals how their work has been received

Seized Pangolin scales
Photographers Against Wildlife Crime has raised China's attention to its part in the illegal wildlife trade. Keith Wilson reveals how their work has been received

Print your photos

5 Feb 2020 - 11:48 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

We reveal WhiteWall's ultimate printing guide for turning your photographs into works of art

WhiteWall Paper Development
We reveal WhiteWall's ultimate printing guide for turning your photographs into works of art

Whispering walls: a poignant photographic project explores long-hidden treasure trove of graffiti by First World War soldiers

5 Feb 2020 - 11:28 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

A long-hidden treasure trove of graffiti by First World War soldiers proved to be a poignant photographic project by journalist David Crossland

WW1 graffiti French soldiers carved altar room at Confrecourt
French soldiers even carved out an elaborate altar room at Confrecourt
A long-hidden treasure trove of graffiti by First World War soldiers proved to ba poignant photographic project by journalist David Crossland

Join us for a free Wildlife Photographer of the year reader event

4 Feb 2020 - 16:11 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

AP and LUMIX invite you to a FREE exclusive private view of the incredible Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer event
AP and LUMIX invite you to a FREE exclusive private view of the incredible Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum

20 unusual photography destinations to visit in 2020

4 Feb 2020 - 11:32 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Travel photography shouldn't be a battle through the hordes. Geoff Harris points the way to some of the planet's less packed, but still very photographic, places

Meteora, Greece
Credit: Larry Louie
Travel photography shouldn't be a battle through the hordes. Geoff Harris points the way to some of the planet's less packed, but still very photographic, places

Photography in Japan book review

3 Feb 2020 - 16:24 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

This engrossing study of how a formerly feudal society embraced photography in the 19th century is a must-read, says Geoff Harris

Photography in Japan landscape
This engrossing study of how a formerly feudal society embraced photography in the 19th century is a must-read, says Geoff Harris

The Compass camera

31 Jan 2020 - 11:19 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

Compact, clever and too complicated the Compass was a challenge, as John Wade discovers

Compass camera
The Compass, one of the most complicated miniature cameras ever made
Compact, clever and too complicated the Compass was a challenge, as John Wade discovers

Photo therapy: when photography is a life-saver

27 Jan 2020 - 16:43 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

When Paul Williams and Matt Doogue hit rock bottom, picking up a camera helped them repair their lives and rediscover the beauty of the natural world, as Tracy Calder discovers

Paul Williams kingfisher
An expertly captured image of a kingfisher. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, 100-400mm lens, 1/250sec at f/5.6, ISO 500.
When Paul Williams and Matt Doogue hit rock bottom, picking up a camera helped them repair their lives and rediscover the beauty of the natural world, as Tracy Calder discovers

How to digitise photos and slides

23 Jan 2020 - 12:25 from www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

John Wade's expert tips and advice on how to digitise your archive of old prints or photo negatives

how to digitise photos and slides
Family pictures faded and discoloured by time take on a new life in the digital world
Thought about digitising your archive of old prints or negs? Follow John Wade's expert tips and advice on how best to go about it