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Amateur Photographer
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Viewpoint Andy Blackmore
After a certain number of hours at the helm of a busy picture desk the steady soft rhythm, phut, phut, phut, of expletives uttered under your breath sounds like some spluttering Seagull outboard motor. While the stress of avoiding the rocks has one u
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It's Good To Share
Sony A7R IV, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 at 25mm, 1/60sec at f/16 ‘I took this image one recent weekend above Haweswater Reservoir in the Lake District, looking back down towards said reservoir from a point on the path between Harter Fell and High Street. Ha
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Reader Portfolio
About Peter Peter is a retired geologist, now a student of landforms. Favourite subjects Landscapes – trying to understand how it came to look as it does – and flowers and gardens, for their beauty. How did you get into photography? Studying geo
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Books
£50, Taschen, hardback, 172 pages, ISBN: 9783836592048 Released last year as a large-format collector’s edition, this more compact – and more affordable – version was released to celebrate the 80th birthday of its subject, Paul McCartney. The book fe
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Better Backgrounds, Better Images
Marsel van Oosten was born in The Netherlands and worked as an art director for 15 years. He switched careers to become a photographer and has since won Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Travel Photographer of the Year. He’s a regular contributor
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Inbox
The articles about the Mamiya C3 and scanning have made me look back at my own photography. I have both a C330 and a Bronica ETRS. My negative collection goes back 60 years and I still regularly use the back on my ETRS which is loaded with FP4 (the o
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Now For Something Completely Different
‘Art is a way to survive. I like work. I don’t see it as something complicated or hard. I like to be an artist. It’s like breakfast or gym,’ explains Alnis Stakle. Born in 1975, Alnis is a Latvian artist, photographer and Assistant Professor of photo
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Making The Big Decision
It’s the question of so many photographer’s conversations right now. Have you changed from DSLR to mirrorless yet? It’s discussed as though it is inevitable, and with Canon gradually discontinuing its EF lenses, maybe it is. But what if you feel your
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Get Started With Drones
Chris (The Big Ladder Photographer) works as a drone photographer for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the RHS and many more. He also runs one-to-one drone workshops and gives talks. Visit www.bigladder.co.uk for more details. Instagram @bigladderphot
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This Week In 1936
The Hindenburg, Zeppelin LZ-129, being taken out of its hangar at Friedrichshafen before leaving for New York, 9 August 1936. The airship was in operation from March of that year until 6 May 1937 when it was destroyed by fire while attempting to land
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Muse Little Youth
During this interview I discovered that Colin Watkins and I used to use the same enlarger. I don’t mean the same type of enlarger, but the actual same De Vere 504 cold cathode enlarger that was still in the same position in the darkroom at Southend C
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Evening Class
Fisherman’s Wharf on Vancouver Island is noted for its colourful house boats and I was attracted by the reflections. The finished image here comprises a series of exposures, merged to create a time-slice image that combines multiple reflections. This
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Tenba Fulton V2 16L backpack
● £88 ● www.tenba.com/en-gb TENBA’S Fulton V2 16L is the largest in the firm’s revamped Fulton range, with 10L and 14L versions beneath it. All share the same daypack design, with a lower camera section and roll-top upper. It comes in black, black/ca
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7days
Drone photography may seem at best bewildering and expensive, at worst downright scary – who wants to have their collar felt for upsetting an airport? As drone expert Chris Gorman reveals in this issue, however, getting into this type of photography
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Best Buys
● £369 ● www.olympus.co.uk Olympus’s Tough compacts have habitually won our underwater camera group tests, and this latest model is still the best of its type. It’s waterproof to 15m, shockproof against a 2.4m drop, crushproof and freezeproof. The 25
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Sound And Vision
Based in Devon, former AP staffer Claire Gillo is a photographer specialising in event and business-branding images. See her website at www.clairegillo.com and Instagram: @clairegillophotography Event photography requires you to think fast, act to th
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Tony Kemplen on the … Chinon Bellami
You wait ages for an article about a barn door design camera, then two come along at once! Last month I wrote about a cheap and cheerful camera which used ‘barn doors’ to protect the lens when not in use. This month’s camera, the Chinon Bellami, is a
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Final Analysis
When I hear mention of the ‘decisive moment’ it isn’t Henri Cartier-Bresson’s rather blurry figure leaping a Parisian puddle that is called to my mind, but rather this astonishing picture taken by his wife. If you aren’t familiar with Cartier-Bresson
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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 ASPH
Things have been rather quiet from Panasonic on the Micro Four Thirds lens front just lately. With the company primarily focusing on its full-frame S series output, you’d be forgiven for thinking that its smaller system had been somewhat forgotten. W
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The Company of Strangers
In 2012, when London-born photographer Arteh Odjidja was visiting Moscow for an Ozwald Boateng fashion show, he met a young African man called Abdulay who had settled in the capital (via Portugal) after migrating from the west African island of São T
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Smart Portraits
Anybody with a half-decent smartphone is probably already more than aware of its prowess for capturing off-the-cuff shots. But, when used in a considered way, they’re also superb for portraiture. Most modern smartphones have some kind of portrait mod
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What Makes A Great Lens For Video?
Today’s cameras enable us to shoot and record the kind of high-res video footage that was only a dream 10-15 years ago. Even more modest cameras offer 4K features these days, meaning you can capture the world in detail. However, the camera is only ha
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Cultural Camo
It makes no difference how deep and meaningful your intentions are in your photography if no one looks at your pictures. So many art photographers forget this, and make images so visually dull that no one gives them a second glance to notice the hidd
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Portrait Master
From Ali to Bowie, Keanu to Pacino, Greg Gorman has photographed pretty much everyone in the worlds of entertainment, art, sport and music. Over a long career his work has graced the pages and covers of the likes of Time, LIFE, Vogue, Rolling Stone,
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Amateur Photographer Of The Year
In Great Britain, we like to pride ourselves on our eccentricities. Traditions that sometimes go back centuries may look frankly bizarre to those who weren’t brought up in this country, but to us they seem perfectly normal. But these aren’t the only
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7days
Most of the billions of photos taken every day are of people, and most aren’t very good. This issue is dedicated to helping to ensure that yours are not among them. Portraiture means different things to different people – there’s a whole discussion a
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About Face
A compelling and comprehensive guide to the photographic portrait, Face Time is a new book by Philip Prodger. In it, he expertly walks us through a history of the genre, from photography’s invention right up to the present day. He does this with care
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Nitecore BlowerBaby
● £104.95 ● www.nitecore.co.uk Nitecore launched the BlowerBaby with the grand claim that it’s ‘the first electronic photography blower in the world’. Essentially, it’s a motorised air blower for cleaning your camera kit, that draws in air through a
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Portrait Tips From The Pros
Rory won the Portrait of Britain award for four years in a row and is a National Portrait Gallery BAME artist. He also runs courses and mentorship programmes. See www.rorylewis.studio and @rorylewisofficial on Instagram. ‘Described by the British Fil
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