Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer
Old photos

From a box of old prints in your loft, or a packet of slides bought at a car boot sale, how do you know if they’re worth anything? Tracy Calder…

AP Awards Graeme Chesters Longyearbyen fish

Rising Star – Graeme Chesters Back in November, we launched our brand new Rising Star Bursary. This unique chance for amateur photographers to win an incredible opportunity of a lifetime…

Water search for spinning foam

Reflect on how you can improve your water photography skills as professionals Guy Edwardes, Ross Hoddinott and Claire Gillo share their top tips

Compass camera

Compact, clever and too complicated the Compass was a challenge, as John Wade discovers

Paul Williams kingfisher

When Paul Williams and Matt Doogue hit rock bottom, picking up a camera helped them repair their lives and rediscover the beauty of the natural world, as Tracy Calder discovers

how to digitise photos and slides

Thought about digitising your archive of old prints or negs? Follow John Wade's expert tips and advice on how best to go about it

Kate Hopewell-Smith visual storytelling

Sometimes, we need to consider making big changes. Tracy Calder talks to three photographers who embraced change - be it camera systems or their very way of life

Headshots clamshell lighting set-up

We visit the studio of professional portrait photographer Chris Bailey to see how he shoots headshots using Rotolight's AEOS and NEO 2 LEDs

Rode Wireless Go

Looking for a Christmas gift for a photographer friend - or for yourself? Andy Westlake and Michael Topham have selected some awesome accessories for you to choose from