Amateur Photographer 22 March 2014

March 18, 2014

Photographers slam free use of images online; Springtime savings on Canon and Nikon; Race to save Captain Scott’s negatives; Camera key to new Samsung phone; Giottos airs ‘super-lightweight’ travel tripods

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Win a Sigma lens
Your chance to win a Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM ultra-telephoto zoom lens worth almost £1,000

The final frame
Roger Hicks fantasises about leading a billionaire’s lifestyle, and considers how he would spend his money if it were true

Photo insight
Richard Peters takes us through his sequence of images of a fox looking for its next meal

Testbench: six of the best
Andrew Sydenham and Jon Stapley look at a selection of cases for the ultimate protection of your gear on location and in the hold of a plane

Olympus OM-D E-M10
Aimed at the enthusiast market, but armed with performance and tech that could see the Wi-Fi-enabled, 16.1-million-pixel E-M10 punch well above its weight, Jon Devo considers whether Olympus has created yet another champ

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
An 18.1-million-pixel sensor and massive 30x optical zoom range, plus Wi-Fi, GPS and raw image capture, suggest that the TZ60 could be one of the best travel compact cameras produced. Can it live up to expectations? Callum McInerney-Riley finds out

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Stefan Shillington considers what it takes to develop your own photographic style

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Bright young things
The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is an impressive hub of emerging young talent. YPA judge Oliver Atwell takes a look at a small selection of 2013’s most captivating entries

Making waves
The characteristic fine-art photography of Jonathan Chritchley stems from his childhood passion for the sea. He talks to Andrew James about his seascapes

Streets of London
Giacomo Brunelli reveals his eerie take on street photography in a new book and exhibition. He talks to Oliver Atwell

Icons of photography
Edward Chambré Hardman’s photograph, ‘The Birth of the Ark Royal’, celebrates Britain’s industrial heyday on a grand scale, writes David Clark

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