Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer
macro flowers

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips

Panasonic G9 field test

When packing for a trip to a remote subantarctic island, Dan Milner needed a camera capable of withstanding anything the climate might throw at it. Would the Panasonic G9 be…

home printing

The type and number of inks, and what you lay them on, can have a massive effect on photo-printing quality. Matthew Richards shows you how to make your images look…

Photography rules shoot at midday

Rules help us take better pictures, but blind devotion can result in clichéd pictures. James Paterson suggests a few ways to break free

Canons A-team

The first of Canon’s A-series models was revolutionary at its launch. John Wade explains why film users today will enjoy using all six of them

Paul Hobson wildlife watch

These migratory birds arrive in Britain for spring, says Paul Hobson. Once heard, the song of the nightingale is never forgotten

Wildlife tips

It’s important to plan and understand your subject, reveal background texture to add context to a picture, and nail the exposure and focusing. Learn from the pros

Drone photography

Interested in drone photography for landscapes but don’t know where to begin? James Paterson gets you off the ground with his practical starter guide

Macro lighting

Light is key to revealing intricate details of tiny subjects. Macro specialist Colleen Slater shares her top tips and lighting techniques

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV golden-hour image

Can the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV keep up with the competition? Matty Graham puts this full-frame DSLR to the test on a trip to Norway, shooting landscapes by day…

still-life photography

Still-life photography leaves nothing to chance. Tim Clinch explains how to maximise the potential of this classical and underused genre of photography

Macro insects and bugs

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of insects and bugs. Ross Hoddinott gives his top tips

Garden tips

Claire Takacs shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of your garden

Food photography is much more than close-ups of beautifully lit and styled food, or restaurant interiors. As award-winning food photographer Mark Benham explains, it’s also about people

Getting best from printers

What you see isn’t always what you get in the translation between screen and print. Matthew Richards reveals how to make your prints charming