Marilyn Stafford photojournalism award winners announced

This award is granted annually to “a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.” The overall winner…

Lightweight prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless

Measuring 63mm in diameter and 73mm in length, and with a 55mm filter thread, it’s the lightest lens in its class at just 280g. With 11 elements in 9 groups, the optical construction includes an aspherical element to help suppress…

Avoid the cliches

How to avoid clichés in your photography

Bagging an iconic landscape is great for many photographers, but knowing when to explore alternatives is vital for expressing identity as an artist, says David Clapp

Full details of Tamron’s fast wide-angle zoom

The lens features the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF motor unit, which Tamron claims offers fast, virtually noise free operation, so it’s also suitable for shooting video. Other features of this weather-resistant lens include 13 elements in 11 groups,…

Dog photographers of the year announced

There were almost 7,000 entries from over 70 countries, including Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. “My passion for dog photography started when I had my own,” explains Denise. “I wanted to create lovely memories of all…

Five ladies shooting

Meet our famous five: Joyce, Kimberley, Tay, Julia, Davinia More women than ever are taking up photography, and AP’s female readership is growing rapidly, so we thought it would be great to celebrate International Women’s Day last month by heading…

Arctic terns

Wildlife watch: Arctic terns

Capture Arctic terns during the summer when they are nesting at one of many seabird colonies in the UK, says Oscar Dewhurst

Better than half price subscription offer – this week only

For one week only, you can subscribe to Amateur Photographer magazine from just £18.99 per quarter, which represents a major saving of 51%. The print subscription costs £18.99, while the iPad and iPhone subscription comes in at only £15.49. As…

Enjoy some of the world’s best dog photos

Zelda Cheatle, the renowned photographic editor and curator, has brought together an exhibition of works from some of the world’s finest photographers, who happen to have a love of dogs. Included in the exhibition are works by Magnum superstar Elliott Erwitt,…