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.

Fujinon XF35mmF2

We review Fujifilm's affordable 35mm prime for X-series users working to a strict budget

Stephan Zirwes Pools

This striking set of images by Stephan Zirwes took home a Sony World Photography Award in the Architecture category. Peter Dench finds out more

Amateur Photographer 4 April 2020 cover for web

In Amateur Photographer 4 April we focus on mono street shots, show you how to enhance shots with Silver Efex Pro, test a standing desk for editing photos and working…

Back in December we announced our Unsung Hero Award, in partnership with Ripe Insurance. The award is designed to celebrate the hard work and community spirit of people who are…

Old photos

From a box of old prints in your loft, or a packet of slides bought at a car boot sale, how do you know if they’re worth anything? Tracy Calder…

Amateur Photographer 28 March 2020 cover

In Amateur Photographer 28 March we take a look at aperture and why many of the old ‘rules’ no longer apply. Plus, the latest details on Canon’s EOS R5, a…


If you’re stuck at home but want to stretch your photography limbs, there are plenty of projects you can delve into from your home and garden. We’ve picked out a…

Fujifilm X100V

We put the charming Fujifilm X100V through its paces to find out if it's one of the best fixed lens compacts

Amateur Photographer 21 March 2020 cover for web

Amateur Photographer 21 March, our Money-Saving Special, is all about saving money, and the benefits of buying ‘pre-loved’ gear. Four top photographers, in different genres, tell us how they got…

AP Awards Graeme Chesters Longyearbyen fish

Rising Star – Graeme Chesters Back in November, we launched our brand new Rising Star Bursary. This unique chance for amateur photographers to win an incredible opportunity of a lifetime…

Canon EOS R5

We take our first look at the new Canon EOS R5 in the flesh and reveal our thoughts

Could an inexpensive, manual-focus 50mm prime be a worthy companion to a full-frame mirrorless camera? Andy Westlake finds out.

Amateur Photographer 14 March 2020

In Amateur Photographer 14 March we talk to six experts about getting creative with light painting, and there’s £10,000 worth of kit to be won as we launch APOY 2020…