Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer
Red grouse ww

The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird that can be found in heather moorland across the UK. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to approach these timid birds

Woodlands photography

Woodland photography is all about finding order in the chaos. James Abbott explains how you can capture atmospheric shots with the minimum of effort

ISO make it work for you

Shooting at high-ISO settings can be a necessity. James Abbott explains how you can embrace high ISO while maintaining optimal image quality

Wildlife watch eiders

The contrasting black and white plumage of eiders can make for challenging exposures. Oscar Dewhurst shares his top tips for how best to photograph these birds

TPOTY

The winning images at the International Travel POTY 2018 contest are outstanding and inspiring. AP speaks to some of the winning photographers about how they shoot a whole world of

Home lighting

You don't need to spend a fortune to get professional-looking results. Claire Gillo shares her DIY home-lighting hacks for those on a budget

IGPOTY gardens

We speak to the photographers behind our favourite shots from the prestigious and most recent International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

AP Awards lenses

Prime Lens of the Year Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Why we like it Absolutely superb optical quality Smaller and lighter than DSLR equivalents Built-in aperture ring Silent, decisive autofocus…

AP Awards cameras

  Compact Camera of the Year Sony RX100 VI Why we like it Really useful 24-200mm equivalent zoom range Very good image quality G Remarkably fast autofocus and continuous shooting…

AP Awards Accessories

Accessory of the Year Benro GD3WH Geared Head Why we like it Precise control of camera positioning High-quality Mg-alloy construction Relatively small and lightweight Uses standard Arca Swiss quick release…