Karen Sheard

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the new 20.3-million-pixel compact system camera, an update to the GX7, one of Panasonic’s most popular cameras. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 first look

In this issue, AP reader Lee Acaster shows you how to achieve minimalist landscapes and we test the highest-resolution full-frame camera yet

Amateur Photographer cover jun 6 2015

In this issue we show you how to recreate a classic shot of Vivien Leigh and your chance to win £1,000 of Sigma kit

We asked people to send us their best images to represent city life. See our gallery of the winning images which will be displayed on billboards around the UK.

Astrophotography - the milky way

Throughout April there are lots of reasons to try your hand at astrophotograhy, with a number of opportunities to get some great shots. You don’t need expensive specialist kit to…

Born To Fly

Once an early interest in the land and sea begins to develop, it’s perfectly natural to want to expand horizons, set about capturing iconic locations and begin building something of…

Olympus OMD EM5 II sample image

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a premium compact system camera, featuring a 16MP Four Thirds sensor, Micro Four Thirds lens mount, 36M dot electronic viewfinder and weatherproof construction.…

About SPI photography courses

Join one of our inspirational courses and let our faculty of professional photographers and tutors transform you into an accomplished photographer! International Students are also welcome to join the School…

Meet the tutors

Garry McNamara Garry has been a professional photographer and teacher for thirty years. His client list includes The Crafts Council and H.R.H the Prince of Wales. He has taught at…

Benefits

Home study courses with the School of Photographic Imaging Study in your own time Receive detailed feedback from a professional tutor Split the monthly payment costs Half price subscription to…

Shooting 4K video portraits

I’m pretty comfortable shooting products and people in studio and on location, but I’m rarely involved in video photography. My primary concern was to achieve a level of continuous lighting…

Shooting 4K video stills

A frame of 4K video contains 8-million pixels, more than enough to create a nice print of an image, and certainly more than enough to use as editorial on a…