Amateur Photographer 11 January 2014

January 7, 2014

System cameras dominate global market; Samyang to debut 10mm f/2.8 lens; Nikon lawsuit halts Polaroid iM1836; Carla Bruni pics target G20 ministers; Darkroom demand ‘largest in five years’; Fuji instant film bites the dust

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
Roger Hicks ponders whether academic qualifications carry any weight in the world of photography

Photo insight
Andrew Sanderson discusses his playful take on still life and uses the image to test out the new Ilford Multigrade FB Cooltone paper

Andrew Sydenham gives two AP readers a workshop on how to use daylight to their advantage when shooting still-life set-ups, even in the winter. Debbi Allen reports

Testbench: six of the best
We’re truly in the thick of winter now, and if you want to get out shooting you need to wrap up warm. Jon Stapley looks at six of the best outdoor jackets for photographers

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon has expanded its 1-series line-up with the AW1, a fully waterproof, interchangeable-lens camera. Michael Topham finds out just how tough it is

AP explains… Colour perception
Professor Bob Newman tackles the subject of colour, looking at what it is, how we perceive it and how this applies to the colours we see in cameras

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Melvyn Dover looks back at some of the changes Damien Demolder made while Editor of AP, and bids him a fond farewell

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Keep it simple
AP reader Rob Irving has travelled the world and captured some terrific images. He tells Jon Stapley why travel photography is about much more than the best kit

Under African skies
Senior Magnum photographer Ian Berry talks about his time in South Africa and his experience of photographing Nelson Mandela

AP guide to… composition
It is easy to cram your compositions with too much detail, but as Lee Frost demonstrates, by keeping things simple your images can be far more effective

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