Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer
Birds tufted duck

With low sunlight, as well as the prospect of frost and snow, winter is a great time to be out looking for birds to photograph, says Oscar Dewhurst

DJI Mavic Air

Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites that blow the budget

CC updates

Get to grips with all the latest tools and updates. James Paterson guides us through the new release of Adobe’s image editor

low-light shooting

Transform your cityscapes into breathtaking images by working harmoniously with ambient and city lights. Matt Parry shows you how

Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 Bluetooth

Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £150

Dartmoor

From vast open expanses of wasteland to ancient forests, Claire Gillo reveals why you should take a trip to Dartmoor

Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £50

Filters

Filters are a failsafe way of getting great landscape and travel shots in-camera. James Abbott shares some essential filter tips for perfect exposures every time

HDR natural-looking HDR Southwold Pier

A mere mention of high dynamic range (HDR) is enough to make many run a mile, but with careful use it can look great, reveals James Abbott

Lightroom search

Does the new version of the much-loved Lightroom editor have the edge over its Classic companion? James Paterson weighs the pros and cons of each

Autumn macro

The leaves are turning, fungi are sprouting on the forest floor, and wildlife is hoarding food – autumn is the perfect time to refine your macro skills, says Tracy Calder

Composition

However strong your subject, your images stand or fall by the quality of the compositions. Ian Plant shares some tips for framing with impact

High ISO

Dimly lit interiors where you can’t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutions