Amateur Photographer 5 July 2014

July 4, 2014

Ray of light
Damien Lovegrove explains how windows provide a source of flattering illumination for portraits

Fire & brimstone
CJ Kale talks about how he and Nick Selway photograph volcanoes

Time & tide
We find out how George Karbus is making waves in the photography world

Low Tide
Baden Bowen reveals how he used vision and skill to produce his multi-award-winning composite image

APOY round 5
We’ve Olympus prizes worth more than £2,000 in the Landscapes at Dawn & Dusk round of our Amateur Photographer of the Year competition

Evening Class
Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Its predecessor won Enthusiast Compact Camera of the Year at the AP Awards 2014, but the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III adds an EVF and a new 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. Richard Sibley finds out if the best just got better

Canon EF 16-35mm f/1.4L IS USM
Damien Demolder tests Canon’s wideangle zoom for full-frame cameras

Adobe Lightroom Mobile
We test Adobe’s new mobile version of the all-in-one editing software

7 days
A week in photography

Your letters and Guess the Date competition

Reader Portfolio
Spotlight on readers’ excellent images and how they captured them

Useful gadgets to enhance your photography, from phones to filters

Technical Support
Expert advice, tips, tricks and more

Final Analysis
Roger Hicks considers… ‘Passport Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2003’ by Chien-Chi Chang

24-page essential guide to mastering monochrome


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