Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest weekly photographic magazine, established in 1884. It is the respected authority for news and reviews, with detailed tests and investigations on the latest equipment. The weekly contents includes interviews and columns from many of the world’s leading photographers and practical technique to inspire and enthuse the devoted readership, to whom taking photos is far more than just a hobby.

Contributors include professional nature photographer Andy Rouse, renowned photographer Heather Angel, classic camera expert Ivor Matanle, and photographic author Roger Hicks, among many others – while the alumni includes the likes of David Bailey and Bob Carlos Clarke.

Whether online or in print, Amateur Photographer is essential reading for those interested in buying photographic equipment or wanting advice about improving their picture taking.

bird photography

With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst

Amateur Photographer Cover 23 June 2018 Cover

In AP 23 June, Tim Clinch suggests challenging yourself this summer by shooting in b&w. Plus we take a look at Sony’s RX100 VI and test Canon's EOS 2000D…

Weighing in at just 485g, and measuring 72mm long (without the lens hood and rear cap), the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 EF lens promises to “set new standard for portrait lenses”.…

Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images.

If you’re looking for a camera that you can always have on your person, you’ll probably be heading in the direction of something small and light. But that doesn’t mean…

As a professional sports photographer, Canon Ambassador Samo Vidic photographs the world’s top athletes for leading brands and publications. But in his latest project Samo wanted to shine a light…

macro flowers

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips

Sony makes a bid for the title of world’s best high-zoom travel compact with its latest model. Nigel Atherton attended the European press launch in Venice

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM replaces Canon’s flagship 70-200mm lens, and has been designed with high-performance and extra robustness in mind. It has protective seals, which make it…

Sony’s brand new RX100 VI compact camera was announced yesterday. We’ve been in Venice using an early sample of the device.