Amateur Photographer 14 June 2014

June 10, 2014

Leica boss quizzed about T system; Jessops launches sensor-cleaning service; Photographers under fire over protected bird; Amateurs star in Royal Navy contest

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
As Ogden Chesnutt plans to leave London, he wonders whether photography holds any meaning for him any more

Photo insight
Andrew Sanderson talks about the dark art of night photography and why it captures his imagination

Pentax 645Z
Richard Sibley takes a first look at the Pentax 645Z with 51.4-million-pixel, medium-format-sized CMOS sensor

Testbench: six of the best
Callum McInerney-Riley reviews six of the best camera bags for compact system cameras

30 summer essentials
In this six-page guide, we’ve suggested 30 essential tools that will not only help you capture great images, but will also help you take better shots, allow you to share them with others and keep them safe

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
If you’re looking for one lens that features a focal length for any photographic occasion, Tamron’s 16-300mm 18.8x zoom might be the answer. Damien Demolder tests a lens with one of the widest focal ranges on the market

Ap explains… capturing movement
Professor Bob Newman on how to capture movement in a photograph

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Lee Osborne is delighted by the return of an old friend in the form of 110 film

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Winners’ cameras
Do you need to own an expensive top-of-the range camera to take a winning shot? Not necessarily, as shown by the winning entries of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition over the past eight years. We talk to six successful entrants about their choice of camera

Indian nights
India has some of the most colourful and chaotic cities in the world, but what do the streets look like when the inhabitants sleep and darkness descends? Gavin Evans explains how he illuminates India’s shadowy world at night.

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