AP Awards lenses

AP Awards 2019: Lenses of the Year

Prime Lens of the Year Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Why we like it Absolutely superb optical quality Smaller and lighter than DSLR equivalents Built-in aperture ring Silent, decisive autofocus Dust and moisture-resistant construction This fast wideangle prime for Sony’s…

AP Awards cameras

AP Awards 2019: Cameras of the Year

  Compact Camera of the Year Sony RX100 VI Why we like it Really useful 24-200mm equivalent zoom range Very good image quality G Remarkably fast autofocus and continuous shooting High-quality pop-up electronic viewfinder Tilting screen allows flexible compositional options…

AP Awards Accessories

AP Awards 2019: Accessories of the Year

Accessory of the Year Benro GD3WH Geared Head Why we like it Precise control of camera positioning High-quality Mg-alloy construction Relatively small and lightweight Uses standard Arca Swiss quick release Three bubble levels to set camera straight Geared heads are…

Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR III: new high-end pocket compact arrives

After announcing the development of a new model in its GR-series of high-end compacts at Photokina 2018, Ricoh has officially released its successor to the Ricoh GR II in the form of the Ricoh GR III. The Ricoh GR III…

AP’s 2019 awards – a huge success

AP has just held its annual awards amidst the glittering surroundings of the Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, with the Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera named overall product of the year (it was also won the best enthusiast camera category).…

Camera raw skills

Get perfect perspective

Working with the Lens Corrections and Transform panels in Photoshop's Camera Raw plug-in, enables you to make adjustments at the raw-processing stage, says Martin Evening

Turn your best photos into canvas prints

Personalised photo printing has been long recognised as simple and affordable means of exhibiting one’s best photos in a physical form. Offering a variety of formats, the service allows photographers the freedom to have their finest work digitally recreated on…

Win a free place on a Michael Freeman online course

Michael’s foundation course gives a thorough grounding for pursuing photography seriously. It covers all aspects of composition, far beyond the idea of simply making a vaguely satisfying image by following so-called rules (least of all the trivialised rule of thirds).…

Winter shots

Top tips for better winter shots

Just because it’s cold outside it doesn’t mean your photography has to go on the back-burner. James Abbott shows how to get better winter landscapes, macro and more

Printing tips

25 top tips for perfect photo prints

It’s time to get your best photos out of your cameras and phones and into the light of day. Matthew Richards offers 25 top tips for perfect photo prints