Fast zooms for Canon full-frame mirrorless

Both the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM first appeared on our radar as part of the lens roadmap released with the EOS RP in February, but we now have full details of what are…

Save up to 51% on an Amateur Photographer subscription

Nothing can be more frustrating than finding AP has sold out at your local newsagent, particularly if you have made a special journey. So why not take out a subscription, as we have a special offer running this week that…

Love cycling and photography? We want to hear from you

As well as being able to borrow cameras and lenses from MPB during the day, you will get both group and one-to-one help with shooting cycling action from expert pro, Geoff Waugh. This unique photographic event will take place during the Peaks…

It’s World Photography Day!

Today is World Photography Day, a global celebration of our favourite hobby/passion/art/science/vocation, call it what you will. As well as giving social media users worldwide the chance to share their images, a lot of other organisations are using the day…

Remembering Woodstock through photography

For music obsessives and historians of 60s counter-culture, the really big 50th anniversary this year is not the Apollo 11 moon landing, but Woodstock. What started as a gathering for hippies, rock fans and drop-outs in August 1969 turned into…

Sony Alpha 7R IV versus Alpha 7R III

Sensor The Alpha 7R IV boasts the world’s first 61MP back-illuminated full-frame sensor, offering really impressive levels of detail. Its predecessor offers a lower-resolution 42.4MP sensor. While many portrait and commercial photographers will lap up all that extra resolution, the…

The Sony Alpha 7R IV – what is it good for?

Portraits Whether you are working on location or in the studio, the Alpha Sony 7R IV delivers breathtaking levels of resolution and detail. As you can see from Michael Topham’s image below, pretty much every pore on the model’s face…

Lighting shooting against the light

Master natural light for stunning shots

During the course of just 24 hours the colour, intensity and direction of natural light changes dramatically, leading to countless photographic opportunities, says John Wade

Newborn photography props

Get great shots of newborns

What’s the difference between baby and newborn photography? Plenty, says leading practitioner Kristina Mack who shares a few of her trade secrets

Paint Shop Pro gets a refresh

There’s also a SmartClone feature for object removal, a Refine Brush for refining selections, a faster text tool and extensive support for layers and masks. Upgrade to the Ultimate edition, and you also get the GRFX Studio, with thousands of…

Flashgun works out best bounce angle (so you don’t have to)

“This function is invaluable for wedding photographers or anyone shooting portraits to a tight schedule,” says UK distributor, Intro2020. An Auto Lock function also remembers this angle when the camera is turned from horizontal to vertical format. The unit has…