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What’s in Amateur Photographer 21 January 2017

The early bird
Embrace the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and improve your feathered-friend photographs at the same time

Caught on the fly
Fred Mortagne is more than just a skateboard photographer, as our interview reveals

Photo insight
How Guy Edwardes captured a spectacular image of an orca hunting its prey

Guide to digiscoping
Light and easy to carry, a spotting scope can expand your bird photography horizons

The picture that changed my life
Stuart Freedman on an image he still finds difficult to look at

Evening class
Martin Evening tackles your photo-editing and post-processing problems

Location guide
Mark Littlejohn on the charms of Great Intake

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Is this the best camera Olympus has ever made? Find out here…

Memento Smart Frame 35
The high-res digital photo frame that’s stylish and easy to use

Accessories
Useful gadgets to enhance your photography, from phones to filters

7 days
A week in photography

Inbox
Your letters and what’s trending on the AP website

Reader Portfolio
Spotlight on readers’ excellent images and how they captured them

Tech Talk
Expert advice, tips, tricks and more

Final Analysis
Roger Hicks considers… ‘Balapan’, 2007, by Hamid Sardar-Afkhami

COVER PICTURES:  © Laurie Campbell / Fred Mortagne

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