Amateur Photographer 1 February 2014

January 28, 2014

Samsung unveils NX30 compact system camera; Olympus may re-enter DSLR arena; Sony unwraps Alpha 5000 CSC; Annie Leibovitz eyes legal action; Nikon launches nine Coolpix compact models

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Win a taste of an Estonian winter! Your chance to spend five days photographing Estonia’s wildlife with top wildlife photographer and AP contributor Luke Massey

The final frame
The latest model in Tony Kemplen’s quest to use a different film camera each week is the Agilux Agimatic

Photo insight
Justin Minns reveals how he took the striking image that made last year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year awards book cover

Retoucher’s guide
Martin Evening explains how to boost midtone contrast and transform a flat landscape

Nikon D3300
Michael Topham was one of the first people to get his hands on the 24.3-million-pixel Nikon D3300 at CES. Find out what he thinks about the new entry-level DSLR

AP guide to… using polarisers
The polariser is worth its weight in gold, says Craig Roberts, as he explains how to get the most out of this filter

We review the OKDOTHIS app and Hähnel ProCube charger

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Our experts answer your questions

Nik Analog Efex Pro
Vincent Oliver looks at a new plug-in filter from Nik Software that enables your image-editing package to simulate traditional looks

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader John Gilbey considers some of the unexpected benefits that we might get from the Exif data stored in our digital images

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Chris Gatcum examines your images, offering words of wisdom and constructive advice

Enhancing reality
The visually stunning work of Anthony Kurtz has been gaining him recognition and admiration in equal measure. Andrew James talks to this unique talent, who loves to combine grittiness with more than a hint of enhanced reality

Into the wild
George Wheelhouse takes a personal approach when it comes to photographing wildlife. He talks to Jade Lord about his fine-art wildlife images and how he shoots from a different perspective

Icons of photography
Mathew Brady was a key pioneer of American photography whose greatest achievement left him financially ruined. David Clark looks at the life and work of this 19th century icon

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