About Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884. Since then, AP (as it is affectionately known to its readers) has been the bible for both amateur and professional photo-enthusiasts around the world. It has helped generations of photographers to improve their skills.

Look out for AP in your newsagent on sale EVERY week, so it’s always the first with the latest news and reviews on cameras and equipment as well as the largest and most up-to-date marketplace for buyers and sellers.

Amateur Photographer magazine is also available in digital format.


Nigel Atherton

Group Editor (

Nigel studied photography at Plymouth College of Art & Design and the University of Westminster and worked as a professional photographer for ten years before joining Amateur Photographer magazine in 1994. He was appointed editor of What Digital Camera in 2002, and Editor of Amateur Photographer in 2013. He has also written and edited several books on photography. His personal website is at

Geoff Harris

Deputy Editor (

Geoff is the Deputy and Online Editor of AP and a veteran photography journalist with over 20 years magazine experience. He is the former editor of Digital Camera and PhotoPlus magazines, and is also a keen photographer in its own right. Geoff reached the finals of the 2016 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, and also runs a successful wedding and portrait photography business in his spare time.

Andy Westlake

Technical Editor (

After a first career in scientific research at Oxford and Leicester universities, Andy changed tack entirely in 2007, and joined the Digital Photography Review website. Initially he was responsible for introducing lens reviews to the site, co-designing a new testing system and graphical data display widget, before branching out to writing camera reviews too. Andy joined Amateur Photographer in 2014, and as technical editor is responsible for reviews of the huge number of cameras, lenses and photographic accessories that come through our door.

Amy Davies

Features Editor (

Amy is a highly experienced photography and technology journalist who has been working on AP since 2018. She is a graduate of the magazine journalism course at Cardiff University and has written for a wide range of publications and websites. She is currently responsible for commissioning an eclectic mix of features connected to general photography, along with interviews, and is also an expert on smartphone photography and smartphones generally.

Hollie Latham Hucker

Technique Editor (

Hollie is another highly experienced photography journalist who also studied photography at university. She is responsible for commissioning a wide range of technical ‘how to’ content for AP, including interviews with top photographers and also helps to administer our annual APOY competition.