Amateur Photographer 19-26 December 2015

December 15, 2015

Christmas cover
Your shots that end up on our shortlist

Champion’s champion
The best of this year’s major competitions

Classics revisited
We recreate a Hollywood portrait of Rita Hayworth

Images of the year
AP staff, photographers and picture editors choose their most memorable images of 2015

American master
Why Walker Evans is still considered one of the greats of our time

Build your own
DIY gadgets to help your wildlife photography from Paul Hobson

Top tips for 2016
From macro to travel – how to improve your picture-taking prowess

Best books of 2015
The books that should be in your collection

Best features of 2015
The technological developments that made us sit up and take note

Best of the brands 2015
The cameras and lenses that stood up to scrutiny in the past year

Christmas conundrums
Too dark for photography? Try our quiz instead

365 days
A look back at the past year’s events

Your letters and guess the date competition

Final Analysis
Kolyadki celebrations, Belarus, 2014, by Jonas Bendiksen

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