Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Technique Editor

After studying Photography at Nottingham Trent, Phil gained experience shooting a wide variety of subjects for national news agencies before joining Digital Photo magazine in 2005.

He moved to IPC in 2010, taking on the role of Deputy Editor of What Digital Camera before becoming Amateur Photographer’s Features and Technique Editor in 2014. Phil’s also responsible for editing Photo Technique.

Phil’s images have been used in a range of media, including national newspapers, a broad variety of magazines, books and corporate clients including Vodafone and Marks and Spencer. See his pictures at

With a long zoom range at a tempting price, Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens could be outstanding. Phil Hall tries it out on a wildlife photography trip…

The Fujifilm X70 is the latest premium compact to boast an APS-C size sensor in a pocket-size body. What Digital Camera shares their first impressions

Kevin is an award-winning documentary wedding photographer based in the west of England (though a proud Welshman). Kevin was one of the first official Fujifilm X-Photographers and one of the…


You don't need to own a supercar to shoot striking automotive shots, as Phil Hall reveals


Here are some ideas for staying warm and dry this winter while out and about taking pictures

Elephant Sunset

After a busy morning watching the migration on the Masai Mara, Phil Hall spoke to wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein for tips on getting the best out of a safari.


Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 aims to replace your laptop. Phil Hall finds out if the hybrid tablet lives up to expectations

Displace filter,-fairfield using-displace filter

The Displace Filter is often overlooked, but it can be a great tool for transforming irregular surfaces, as Phil Hall shows in this reflection technique

Americas Cup

The America’s Cup World Series is a premier racing circuit coming to Portsmouth from 23 - 26 July. Find out more about the event, and how to make sure you…