Amateur Photographer 25 January 2014

January 21, 2014

Nikon unveils D3300 DSLR at CES; February launch for Fujifilm 56mm lens; Sigma revamps 50mm and 18-200mm lenses; Samsung updates Galaxy Camera; Kodak PixPro S-1 compact system camera due in April

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Win a taste of an Estonian winter! Your chance to spend five days photographing Estonia’s wildlife with top wildlife photographer and AP contributor Luke Massey

The final frame
With film sitting happily alongside digital, are we living in a golden age of photography? Roger Hicks investigates

Photo insight
When Andrew Sanderson saw his friend’s pose next to a window, he knew he had the makings of a great image. He explains why the right tools were key to this classic shot

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
Richard Sibley gives his first impressions of the new Lumix DMC-TZ60, which adds an EVF and raw image capture to Panasonic’s range of travel zoom cameras

Testbench: six of the best
Andrew Sydenham looks at six of the best specialist backgrounds for the studio photographer

AP guide to… cameras for landscapes
What’s the ideal camera to use when taking landscape photographs? Craig Roberts looks at what’s available and offers a few pointers

Fujifilm X-E2
With more than 60 improvements and refinements over its X-E1 predecessor, is the Fujifilm X-E2 everything an enthusiast looks for from a retro-style system camera?

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AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

Who needs massive resolution? AP reader Eric Begbie suggests it can have its uses

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Action hero
Ever wanted to explore the world of professional sports photography? Adrian Dennis explains to Debbi Allen what’s needed to compete at the highest level

Rankin: 25 years on
Having spent the past 25 years taking portraits of the world’s most famous faces, Rankin has become almost as famous himself. Richard Sibley asks him about his career, his photographs and what has changed since he started

The next generation
World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass is at the cutting edge of the future of photojournalism. Jon Stapley talks to student Diana Markosian and master Donald Weber

Icons of photography
Thomas Hoepker’s photograph ‘September 11, 2001’ is one of the most controversial images to emerge from the tragedy of 9/11, writes David Clark

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