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.

Amateur Photographer 24 August 2019 Cover

AP 24 August is our Money-saving Special Issue. We reveal the finest pre-loved camera gear and accessories, and help you to save money with crafty pro tips

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…

DIY hacks coffee cup flare

Why max out a credit card on accessories when you can make simple tools yourself? Matty Graham shows how to get great shots for less

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…

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…

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…

Lighting shooting against the light

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

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

Amateur Photographer 17 August 2019 Cover

In AP 17 August, three pros tell you how to get creative with the ‘wrong lens’. Plus, we test Fujifilm’s 102MP GFX100 and Sigma’s 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens…

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,…

The new Sony Alpha 7R IV has a 61Mp chip. Are we getting close to the maximum number of photosites that can be fitted onto a full frame sensor? So while we can’t talk about…

While sales of its full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses appear robust, the company has been hit hard by falling sales of entry to mid-range DSLRs in Asia, particularly in the…