“We are the most published photographers on the planet”

What’s it like to be a still photographer on blockbuster movies like The Matrix and Mad Max? Jasin Boland, who’s also a Nikon ambassador, shares shares his colourful story, and some tips for better action shots. How did you progress…

Social Distancing, by Dave Kiddle

Camera clubs in lockdown

Peter Highton ARPS, Programme Secretary, Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society ’It’s important to keep members’ interest and enthusiasm going through this period, and to give them something to think about other than COVID-19! At this point we are pretty close…

This image has been altered with a bespoke profile setting in Lightroom that was designed to warm up the tone of the image and create a stylised effect - Adobe Lightroom presets and profiles

How to use Lightroom presets & profiles

For the photographer on the go, Adobe Lightroom presets and profiles are an easy and fast way to stylise an image. Essentially, they are a prearranged set of adjustments that can alter anything from the overall tone of your image to…

Leica M3 with 50mm f/2 Summicron lens in its collapsed position

Leica M3: Blast from the past

Launched 1954 Price at launch £185 (50mm f/2 collapsible Summicron) Guide price now £1,300-1,500 (50mm f/2 collapsible Summicron) Some say the Leica M3 is the best built and most beautiful 35mm camera ever made. Handle one for the first time…

How to build your own photography website

If you’ve always wanted to create a photography website then now might be the perfect time to do so. It’s an ideal task for those stuck at home and, with a host of beginner-friendly website builders to choose from, it’s…

Pallavi, a Bikers for Good shot taken by the ‘superhumans’

Unsung Hero: Mohit Ahuja

Many people with various physical and mental challenges find photography a hugely beneficial and therapeutic pursuit, a subject we have covered widely in AP. Getting paid for your photography is another matter. So, we’re really happy to be celebrating the…

connect your panasonic camera to your phone with the panasonic lumix sync app

Panasonic Lumix Sync: How to connect your camera to your phone

Like other manufacturers, Panasonic launched a new connectivity app along with its latest generation of mirrorless cameras. As per the earlier Panasonic Image App, the new Panasonic Lumix Sync allows for remote camera control and wireless image transfer between current…

London Camera Exchange: ‘Customers have been great’

‘We’ve had to adapt quickly, but everyone pulled together and now we are doing OK,’ Adrian explains. ‘The big challenge was how to keep customers interested in LCE with the stores closed. Although we furloughed most of the sales staff,…

The Minolta 110 Zoom SLR - 110 film cameras

110 Film Cameras: SLRs, non-reflex and novelty cameras

Back in 1963 Kodak introduced the Instamatic system with a cartridge film called 126. It was a great success and remained so until, in 1972, the photo giant did it again with a new range of cameras called Pocket Instamatics.…

Eurasian sparrowhawk - how to photograph wildlife from a hide

How to Photograph Wildlife From a Hide

Most of us are familiar with that fleeting moment when a sparrowhawk weaving through the washing line and over the fence both arrives and is gone quicker than you can say its name. But view one up close and you…

No ordinary cowboy

‘I love Robert Capa’s war photography and I think of these boys in this daredevil way, almost like they’re going into battle. If they were born at a different time, they’d be going off to war to prove themselves instead…

Going it on foot: Top tips for shooting locally

For a year now I’ve been going for regular local photo walks. I had been writing about my experiences in order to encourage people to do the same. Then Covid-19 happened. With the present virus lockdown we’ve all had to…

Major weather contest now open

Entries are now open for the 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year competition, organised by the Royal Meteorological Society in association with AccuWeather. Both pros and amateurs can enter, and images can be taken on cameras or smartphones. “Weather photos…

Price is king at the moment: CameraWorld

“We have found from day one that customers have got time on hands, which is good and bad,” Jason notes. “Where people would normally pop into our London store during their lunch break to pick up a bag, lens, or…

Death Magick Abundance | Book Review

Even those who’ve never been to the southern US city of New Orleans know it’s a place that possesses a very particular mystique and allure. The characters you’ll see in this book will feel familiar to many readers, and they…

522 Cameras

For the past decade, my weekly rhythm has been dictated by a self-imposed project to use all the film cameras I’ve been accumulating since childhood. It started off with the intention to use a different camera each week for a…