Amateur Photographer 26 April 2014

April 22, 2014

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The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
To maintain confidence in your photography when online, be selective in whose opinions you take notice of, says Roger Hicks

Photo insight
Sean Batten reveals how he captured his striking prize-winning image of Canary Wharf Underground station

HTC One (M8)
By using two cameras, this new smartphone is able to create the shallow depth of field effects you’d usually associate with a large sensor and wide aperture. Richard Sibley takes a first look at the new technology

Testbench: six of the best
Jon Devo and Jon Stapley round up the best photo backpacks on the market

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Jon Devo tests the smartest digital camera on the market – a 16.3-million-pixel compact that runs on Google’s Android platform

Canon EOS 1200D
With so much competition in the entry-level DSLR market, how does a new launch carve its place? Callum McInerney-Riley tests the 18-million-pixel EOS 1200D and its accompanying app

Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
With just a few lenses available for Sony’s Alpha 7 and 7R cameras, this zoom lens is bound to be on the wish list of many owners. But does its performance justify its appeal? Richard Sibley finds out

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Our experts answer your questions

Hähnel Viper Wireless Group Flash Trigger
Michael Topham tests Hähnel’s most advanced wireless group flash trigger for Canon kit

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader William BJ Spencer offers some advice for all budding stock photographers

APOY results round 1
We reveal the top 30 photographs in our Street Life round of Amateur Photographer of the Year

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

Going underground
Bob Mazzer’s photographs capture the rich variety of life on London’s Tube network. It’s fertile territory for people pictures, he tells David Clark

Icons of photography
Sam Shaw’s idea for a movie publicity shot of Marilyn Monroe resulted in one of the most famous images in cinema history, writes David Clark

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