Amateur Photographer 23 July 2016

July 19, 2016

What’s in Amateur Photographer 23 July 2016

Look sharp
Tips to ensure super-sharp results before you release the shutter

Rock steady
Angela Nicholson explains how to boost your shooting confidence by learning your camera’s stabilisation system

Lord of the wings
Levon Biss speaks to Steve Fairclough about creating stunning insect portraits

At the sharp edge
How to sharpen your images and give them vital finishing touches

Shoot sharp like a pro
Our cover photographer reveals how to make blur and camera shake a thing of the past

Evening class
Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems

Tripods, sticks & supports
Tracy Calder looks at what’s available in the world of tripods, clamps, monopods and beanbags

Equivalent apertures
Andy Westlake checks out if using f/8 still produces the sharpest results

Revealed: the sharpest lenses
Andy Westlake reviews the sharpest lenses for each camera system

7 days
A week in photography

Your letters and tweet of the week

Reader Portfolio
We spotlight readers’ excellent images and how they captured them

Technical Support
Expert advice, tips, tricks and more

Final Analysis
Roger Hicks considers… ‘Wrestling’, 1989, by Raghu Rai

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