Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest weekly photographic magazine, established in 1884. It is the respected authority for news and reviews, with detailed tests and investigations on the latest equipment. The weekly contents includes interviews and columns from many of the world’s leading photographers and practical technique to inspire and enthuse the devoted readership, to whom taking photos is far more than just a hobby.

Contributors include professional nature photographer Andy Rouse, renowned photographer Heather Angel, classic camera expert Ivor Matanle, and photographic author Roger Hicks, among many others – while the alumni includes the likes of David Bailey and Bob Carlos Clarke.

Whether online or in print, Amateur Photographer is essential reading for those interested in buying photographic equipment or wanting advice about improving their picture taking.

Overall winner: Ice Spikes, Glencoe, Scotland by Pete Rowbottom Young Landscape Photographer of the Year: Land’s End, Cornwall, England. Josef FitzGerald-Patrick Adult Classic View winner: Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England. John…

Amateur Photographer Cover 20 October 2018

In AP 20 October, macro expert Tracy Calder shows you how to shoot autumnal close-ups. Plus, we review H&Y’s magnetic filter frames and Serif’s Affinity

Canon EOS R

Is this the full-frame mirrorless camera all Canon users have been waiting for? We reveal our verdict

High ISO

Dimly lit interiors where you can’t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutions

handheld sharpness

Tripods ensure sharp shots but can slow you down and make spontaneous shots harder. James Abbott shows how to keep everything sharp handheld

Perspective main

Controlling perspective has its challenges. Martin Evening reveals how to combat distortions in Adobe Photoshop

Amateur Photographer Ootober 13 cover for web

In Amateur Photographer 13 October, we review Nikon's Z 7, we have a masterclass on filters, some Lightroom tips, plus we test and much more

Our hearts go out to Scottish second-hand specialist and AP advertiser, Ffordes Photographic, in Beauly. Last week burglars broke in and made off with a whopping £160,000 worth of Leica…

Not everyone uses Lightroom or Photoshop CS for editing, so Adobe has updated its more ‘mainstream’ and affordable photo editing tool, Photoshop Elements. Key features of Photoshop Elements 2019 include…

Does the Fujifilm X-T3 continue to put up a fight against full-frame mirrorless alternatives?

  The show gives the opportunity to try the latest products from top brands, including recently announced mirrorless full-frame models and Photokina launches (CameraWorld claims there will be some exclusive…

Amateur Photographer 6 October 2018 cover for web

In Amateur Photographer 6 October, the winners of Bird Photographer of the Year share their tips, we explain how to make Photoshop selections, and much more

Hobbies on perch

Hobbies are agile and extremely quick birds of prey. Photographing them is tricky and takes practice, but the results are very rewarding, as Oscar Dewhurst reveals

Second-hand lenses

Always thought of buying a used lens but couldn’t quite make the decision? Audley Jarvis considers the pros and cons of buying lenses second-hand, and recommends some favourites

Manfrotto BeFree The tripod maker used its large stand to show off the aluminium, all-in-one BeFree 2N1 that turns into monopod as needed, along with the tasty looking BeFree Narissimo…

Yann Arthus-Bertrand used DJI drone and cinematic camera technology while shooting his new film, Woman. The DJI Inspire 2 drone with a Zenmuse X7 camera was used extensively in locations…

As well as a lot of interesting new camera and lens releases, there were some great accessories and photo services being shown at Photokina. German printing and framing specialist, Whitewall,…