Amateur Photographer 29 March 2014

March 25, 2014

In a special news feature, Chris Cheesman investigates the crash of compact system camera sales and asks whether these smaller interchangeable-lens cameras have a future in the UK

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
Unless you’re unusually shallow, says Roger Hicks, the question you should be asking yourself is, what do you photograph and why

Photo insight
Travel photographer Tony Burns reveals how he captured his dramatic shot of Thor’s Well on the coast of Oregon in the USA

AP guide to… focus stacking
Discover how to gain the maximum sharpness and depth from your lens by stacking landscape images together. Michael Breitung explains how, while Phil Hall demonstrates how to shoot and merge a focus-stacked image in a step-by-step guide

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
The arrival of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II comes two years after the launch of the original model. Michael Topham takes a first look at the new model to find out how it has been improved

PKParis K’1 USB 3.0 32GB Key and Braun Splash camera bag

Landscape Supplement
Improve your landscape photography supplement – Expert landscape advice from Charlie Waite, Doug Chinnery and David Ward

In search of past glories
While the design of the Fujifilm X-T1 and Nikon Df hark back to an age when 35mm film was king and DSLRs had few knobs and dials, do these digital models fulfil the desire of many photographers to return to that time? Richard Sibley finds out

Is this a big wind up?
Meet the Bigshot, the world’s first-ever do-it-yourself digital camera, designed to educate and inspire amateur photographers of all ages. Jon Devo builds and tests one

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Our experts answer your questions

Samsung NX30
With a 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor in a DSLR-style body, the Samsung NX30 compact system camera could give the likes of Olympus, Panasonic and Sony a run for their money. Callum McInerney-Riley puts it to the test

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Melvyn Dover welcomes the coming of spring and finds himself inspired

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Making magic
With an exhibition that offers practically four for the price of one, Allan Forsyth isn’t one to get stuck in a rut. He lets Jon Stapley in on the secrets of multitasking

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