Amateur Photographer 19 April 2014

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Nature's floral canvas
AP reader Donna Rivers has spent years cultivating her signature dreamlike style of flower photography. She lets Jon Stapley in on a few of her secrets

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News
Sony launches Alpha 7S with ISO 409,600 and 4K video; Food photographs go on show; Scott’s rescued photos to go on display; Olympus brings 5-axis stabiliser to compact; UK probes street photos tourism threat

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Reader offer
Take advantage of our exclusive offer for a private view of the Bob Carlos Clarke exhibition, Living Dolls, in association with Olympus

The final frame
On the hunt for a money-making photography project, Ogden Chesnutt happens upon the perfect solution. Or does he…?

Photo insight
For thousands of years, Nepal's Gurung tribe has gathered honey under the most treacherous conditions. Travel photographer Andrew Newey set out to document the ancient tradition

Retoucher's guide
Martin Evening explains how to use the Clone Source panel in Photoshop to retouch curved edges

Testbench
Elgato Smart Key and Muku Shuttr

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V has a 30x optical G lens and a 20.4-million-pixel sensor, making it a powerful, pocket-sized travel companion

Canon Pixma iP8750
The Canon Pixma iP8750 is an A3+ printer with wireless connectivity and six individually replaceable single-ink cartridges. Vincent Oliver tries it out

Formatt Hitech Prostop IRND filters
Whether it's a landscape photograph or a fine-art architectural study, a long exposure can give extra dimension to an image. Callum McInerney-Riley tests a set of ND filter kits that bear the name of one Joel Tjintjelaar

Manfrotto MK055XPRO3
Andrew Sydenham tests Manfrotto's redesigned and updated 055 tripod, and finds that it sets new standards for professional and enthusiast users alike

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Classics to use
Ian Burley looks at the first four thirds DSLR, the Olympus E-1, which the company claimed was the first SLR 'designed for digital'

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Chris Mitchell thinks that if he could define the art of photography, he might just start taking good pictures

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Damien Demolder examines your images, offering words of wisdom and constructive advice

Nature's floral canvas
AP reader Donna Rivers has spent years cultivating her signature dreamlike style of flower photography. She lets Jon Stapley in on a few of her secrets

Out in the open
The Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition always produces impressive results. Nigel Atherton, chair of the judges for the Open, comments on 2014's winners

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