Amateur Photographer 24 May 2014

May 20, 2014

Outcry over Amazon’s studio lighting patent; New 4×5 black & white film gets green light; Search is on to find landscape photographer of the year; Samsung unveils NX3000 compact system camera; Canon makes 100 millionth lens

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Mastering DSLR video
Take part in our one-day DSLR video tuition seminar at Pinewood Studios with leading film-maker Victoria Grech, in association with Tiffen

The final frame
Roger Hicks asks whether we should strive to compete in our global economy and aspire to greater things – or is that where madness lies?

Photo insight
Russ Barnes reveals how a love affair with the Cotswolds and its unique geography allowed him the freedom to experiment with his photography

Testbench: six of the best
Callum McInerney-Riley takes a look at six of the best power banks to suit a variety of budgets

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
It may be the first mirrorless model to shoot 4K video, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 compact system camera is no one-trick pony as it also has a 16.01-million-pixel Live MOS sensor. Jon Devo puts it to the test

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Nikon 1 V3
The 18.4-million-pixel V3 is Nikon’s most advanced system camera yet. Is it the camera enthusiasts have been waiting for? Phil Hall finds out

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader John Gilbey on how the switch from sodium to LED street lights will change how we see the night

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Out of this world
We take a look at some of the images from the Professional Competition at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Up close and personal
Will Burrard-Lucas’s innovative remote-controlled devices enable him to photograph wildlife in a new way. He talks to David Clark

Icons of photography
Philip Jones Griffiths’ powerful work was inspired by his belief that photography could be a force for good in the world, writes David Clark

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