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.

using your tripod

Using your tripod The first trick when using your tripod is to always use the wider legs close to the head before extending the thinner, less stable, legs. Also, generally…

Digital photography has completely changed the way we interact with images. It’s safe to say that fewer images are printed in photo labs, while more and more of our prized…

Zeiss has long had the reputation of being a premium lens manufacturer. With a build quality that’s second to none and overall image quality that can blow the competition out…

If you’re a photographer working in the areas of portrait, fashion and wedding photography – basically any genre that involves people – then an 85mm prime lens is an absolute…

Macro photography allows us to see the world like never before and thanks to high quality lenses capturing the intricate details of the world is within our grasp. Sony E-mount…

Short telephoto prime lenses have long been a favourite with portrait photographers, thanks in part to the working distance between model and photographer they provide, their field of view and,…

When it comes to camera support there are a number of options available to photographers, with tripods and monopods being the most popular options. Monopods are perfect for photographers on…

Mirrorless cameras have brought with them many benefits for photographers, most notably small size, lightweight build and features. But one of the areas where they fall behind DSLRs is lens…

Every serious photographer knows the importance of backing up their image files as soon as possible to ensure they don’t get corrupted or accidentally deleted. This is especially true for…

It’s not often that brand names become eponyms, but say ‘Big Stopper’ to almost any photographer and they’ll know that you’re talking about a 10-stop ND filter. Similarly, say ‘Little…

When you need fantastic image quality combined with the convenience and small size of a compact camera, premium compacts such as the Panasonic DMC-LX100 are the obvious answer. But what…

Photography is one of those professions and hobbies where there’s much more to kit than simply camera, lenses and accessories. Unless you shoot exclusively in a studio, it’s likely that…

While digital images can look great on a HD monitor, there’s no way to hang them on the wall. So if you want to adorn your home with some of…

here are only a handful of APS-C DSLRs aimed at professional photographers, and the Nikon D500 is Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR aimed at professionals and enthusiasts alike. This camera features…