Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer
This image has been altered with a bespoke profile setting in Lightroom that was designed to warm up the tone of the image and create a stylised effect - Adobe Lightroom presets and profiles

For the photographer on the go, Adobe Lightroom presets and profiles are an easy and fast way to stylise an image. Essentially, they are a prearranged set of adjustments that can…

Leica M3 with 50mm f/2 Summicron lens in its collapsed position

Launched 1954 Price at launch £185 (50mm f/2 collapsible Summicron) Guide price now £1,300-1,500 (50mm f/2 collapsible Summicron) Some say the Leica M3 is the best built and most beautiful…

If you’ve always wanted to create a photography website then now might be the perfect time to do so. It’s an ideal task for those stuck at home and, with…

The Contessa-Nettel detective camera

Launched 1924 Price at launch £15 Guide price now £600-900 Once upon a time there was a small German camera company called Contessa. In 1919 it joined forces with another…

Pallavi, a Bikers for Good shot taken by the ‘superhumans’

Many people with various physical and mental challenges find photography a hugely beneficial and therapeutic pursuit, a subject we have covered widely in AP. Getting paid for your photography is…

There is something incredibly soothing about still life photography. When the world outside feels out of control, simply arranging objects in an aesthetically pleasing way can be a real tonic…

‘I love Robert Capa’s war photography and I think of these boys in this daredevil way, almost like they’re going into battle. If they were born at a different time,…

For the past decade, my weekly rhythm has been dictated by a self-imposed project to use all the film cameras I’ve been accumulating since childhood. It started off with the…

Despot, tyrant, oppressor, Kim fatty the third, nuke kid on the block – there are many derogatory terms to describe North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un. The secretive nation with…

‘We were watching TV, December 2018, there was a report on [American news channel] CNN. They’d done a survey in France and found that around 15% of French people had…

The shortlist for the assignment is down to two photographers and there is one question left. ‘Do you shoot digital?’ I don’t, but say yes. My colleague and competitor says…

With the world in a global lockdown, this spring is like no other you’ve probably ever experienced. Yet, we can also take advantage of what is right on our doorstep…

Instagram Matt Inwood compositions

Instagram offers a way to connect and communicate like no other social media platform. Tracy Calder speaks to four photographers who have really reaped its benefits

Luminar 4 black and white

Luminar 4 is a powerful and easy-to-use editor that draws on AI yet also offers advanced controls. Angela Nicholson explains the key features

Federico Borella five degrees

Federico Borella’s project won the main prize at the Sony World Photography Awards 2019. Here he tells Amy Davies more about the moving story