AP-cover-May-17-2014

News
Sony targets Alpha 77 II at serious enthusiasts; US photographer claims Sony’s grand prize; Secret Leica due for big reveal; Ilford Galerie set for £1.3m comeback; Leica store in £40K camera heist; Parr embarks on eating habit quest

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Mastering DSLR video
Take part in our one-day DSLR video tuition seminar at Pinewood Studios with leading film-maker Victoria Grech, in association with Tiffen

The final frame
Ogden finally works out what’s been nagging him, and the revelation could spell the end of his passion for photography

Photo insight
Andrew Sanderson demonstrates that the best shots can be found in the most unlikely of locations, and how developed instincts can be a photographer’s greatest asset

Retoucher’s guide
Borders help to give your images definition. Martin Evening shows how to create a ragged edge

Testbench
Pixapro Portable LED380 Video Light and Dell M115HD Mobile Projector Base

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A
Richard Sibley puts Sigma’s ‘Art’-branded 50mm f/1.4 through our rigorous testing procedure

onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8
Vincent Oliver tests a photo-editing software package that is designed to make your images look their best

Fotospeed Panoramic media
Vincent Oliver tests a new range of photo papers designed to allow photographers to print their own panoramas at home

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Classics to use
Tamron’s 30-year-old 70-210mm zoom lens could still be a useful addition to your camera bag today, says Ian Burley

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

Backchat
AP reader Mike Morley spring-cleans his photo collection

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Shifting perspectives
With his minimal approach to architectural photography, Andreas Levers ensures we see the beauty in everyday objects. Jade Lord finds out how he does it

It’s a small world
New York-based photographer Kim Keever composes beautiful tabletop landscapes that are a miniature wonder. He talks to Oliver Atwell about the process behind their creation

Famous faces
Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith talks to Tim Venn about his journey to the stars, and he reveals the tricks behind getting the rich and famous to cooperate on a shoot

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