Masterclass series - Spend a day with a pro photographer. Every month we will invite three or five AP readers to join one of our experts on on an assignment over the course of a day.

How you can take part in the Amateur Photographer Masterclass series. AP offers readers the opportunity to spend a day with a photography expert on various locations throughout the UK.

Macro – Exotic Insects with Paul Hobson
Wildlife photographer Paul Hobson shows three readers the best ways to

take macro images of native and exotic insects with a basic studio

set-up. Oliver Atwell joins them

Macro Still Life with Paul Hobson

Wildlife photographer Paul Hobson and three AP readers explore the possibilities of studio-based macro still life and show how the simplest of lighting set-ups can produce creative results. Oliver Atwell joins them

Landscape Masterclass with Tom Mackie

Landscape photographer Tom Mackie and four AP readers explore the best techniques for capturing the sweeping landscapes of North Yorkshire. Oliver Atwell joins them

Wildlife Masterclass with Paul Hobson

Wildlife photographer Paul Hobson shows three AP readers how to photograph small British mammals up close using a macro lens. Oliver Atwell picks up some tips

Street Photography with Cathal McNaughton

Cathal McNaughton and four AP readers explore the coastal city of Brighton to discover how best to capture the light and shapes of the urban environment. Oliver Atwell joins them

Woodlands Photography with Tom Mackie

Landscape photographer Tom Mackie whisks five readers off to Hertfordshire’s Ashridge Forest and explains how to capture creative woodland images. Oliver Atwell joins them

Street Photogaphy with Cathal McNaughton

Press photographer Cathal McNaughton and four AP readers take to the streets of London in search of subjects for classic portrait images. Oliver Atwell picked up some valuable tips on how to capture those crucial candid shots

B&W Landscape Photography with Tom Mackie – Masterclass

Tom Mackie and three readers went to Seaford, East Sussex, in search of idyllic b&w landscapes. It was rainy and windy, but Tom explains how to create memorable images whatever the weather. Gemma Padley reports

Bird Photography with Paul Hobson – Masterclass

In this Masterclass, wildlife photographer Paul Hobson shows four AP readers how to achieve eye-catching images of swans, ducks, geese and herons at Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Paul Nuttall reports