Amateur Photographer 9 May 2015

May 5, 2015

What’s in Amateur Photographer 9 May 2015

Improve your photography for free
Taking better photographs doesn’t mean you have to invest in expensive new gear, says Craig Roberts

Meal ticket
We take a look at some of the best images from the 2015 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year shortlist

Eight tasty tips
If you want to take great food photographs, follow Andrew Sydenham’s top tips

Classics revisited
Andrew Sydenham and Phil Hall look to recreate Brian Duffy’s ‘Ludgate Hill’ shot from a Vogue fashion shoot

Follow the leader
Stefan Rousseau explains how he catches his evocative views of politicians and public figures to Natalie Denton

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

New versus old
Michael Topham finds out how Sigma’s 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens fares against the maker’s popular 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM model

Rock ‘n’ roll star
Callum McInerney-Riley finds out how the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II copes with the demanding conditions of live music

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… Portrait, c1930s, by Anonymous

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