Amateur Photographer 5 January 2013

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Sony NEX-6
Sony's new NEX-6 shares many of its features with the company's flagship NEX-7, but is more affordable and offers Wi-Fi control. Tim Coleman puts it to the test

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News
UK entrants scoop honours at Travel Photographer of the Year 2012; Superzooms fail to stem sales slide; Council under fire after AP story; Sony World Photography Awards 2013 deadline looms; CSC production rockets 42%

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
When Tony Kemplen resolved to use a different film camera each week, he discovered a treasure trove of lost gems. This week he looks at the Ilford Sportsmaster

Photo Insight
Jim Brandenburg reveals the intriguing story behind his haunting image of a dead deer's eye

Retoucher's Guide
Martin Evening explains how to transform a standard photograph into a faded high-key image using Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop or Lightroom

AP Expert Guide to... Gum Printing
In part two of his series on alternative processes, Andrew Sanderson discusses how to achieve effective results using one of the most beautiful methods available ? gum printing

Testbench
Brando Shutter Thumb Rester and Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR lightmeter

Canon EOS M
Has Canon turned up fashionably late or has it missed the party altogether with the launch of its first compact system camera, the 18-million-pixel EOS M? Richard Sibley finds out

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Sony NEX-6
Sony's new NEX-6 shares many of its features with the company's flagship NEX-7, but is more affordable and offers Wi-Fi control. Tim Coleman puts it to the test

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Andrew Raby explains how 'participatory photography' can benefit disadvantaged people

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Words of wisdom and constructive advice

Power of the Picture
Stephen Mayes, World Press Photo jury secretary and managing director of the VII agency, looks at the role of photojournalism, the impact it has in today?s world and how the WPP can help to highlight some of today's most pressing issues. He talks to Oliver Atwell

Icons of Photography
Yousuf Karsh fled persecution in Armenia to become one of the 20th century's most famous portrait photographers. David Clark looks at his life and work

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