What’s in Amateur Photographer 30 July 2016

There’s poetry in motion
Mark Sunderland explains  how blur techniques in landscape photography can be quite a novelty

Get creative with motion blur
Geoff Harris shares some fun ideas on getting creative with motion blur

Eye of the beholder
Phil Sharp talks to Oliver Atwell about how to add an extra dimension to portrait photography

Soft touches
Andrew Sanderson examines the virtues of soft-focus photography

Creative blurring in Photoshop
Martin Evening takes us through selective focusing

APOY results
We reveal the top 30 from the APOY wildlife round and the winner of the fantastic Sigma prize

Getting into the zone
Tracy Calder on how to control an image’s zone of acceptable sharpness

Laowa 105mm f/2 (T3.2) STF
Michael Topham tests the ‘Bokeh Dreamer’ lens

Lenses for selective focusing
Andy Westlake and Michael Topham review optics for different blur effects

7 days
A week in photography

Your letters and tweet of the week

Photo Insight
Andrew Scriven discusses the importance of confidence and his unusual shot of a dance performed by Maasai villagers in Tanzania

Useful gadgets to enhance your photography, from phones to filters

Technical Support
Expert advice, tips, tricks and more

Final Analysis
Roger Hicks considers… ‘Still life’, c1900, by Gabriel Lippmann

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