Amateur Photographer

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We give you our top tips for making the most of reflections, including puddles, bodies of water and objects in glass.

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Trying to rescue an out-of-focus picture post-capture often leads to disappointment. Luckily, there is plenty you can do before you release the shutter to ensure super-sharp results

Painting with light is nothing new: in fact, the technique can be seen in an image dating back to 1889, when Étienne-Jules Marey and Georges Demeny attached incandescent bulbs to…

Letter of the Week

Read our letter of the week, from an Amateur Photographer reader, sharing their views and opinions about a photography related subject. Find out how to submit your own letter to…

Through his photography, Terence Donovan captured the 1960s’ spirit like nobody else, photo historian Robin Muir tells David Clark

It happens to us all at some stage. We head out with a camera, fully intent on taking some great photographs, only to return home with an empty memory card…

The city, like any landscape, can be a photographic safari. The sweeping skylines and intricate details of the streets can be utilised to create images that are at once familiar…

A single light source can produce striking results when used creatively

Lighting techniques have been around far longer than photography. The basics of photography may have been formulated in the early 1800s, but photographic lighting principles have long been influenced by…

Andrew Mason kingfisher in motion

With their bright blue-and-orange plumage, it’s easy to see why kingfishers make such great photographic subjects, says Andrew Mason