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.

how to digitise photos and slides

Thought about digitising your archive of old prints or negs? Follow John Wade's expert tips and advice on how best to go about it

Amateur Photographer 25 January 2020 cover for web

In Amateur Photographer 25 January we share tips for getting better shots in ‘bad’ weather. Plus we get an exclusive first look at Leica’s new M10 Monochrom

Andy Westlake takes a detailed look at Leica’s latest black & white-only rangefinder

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Has more charm been added to the Fujifilm X-Pro3 by introducing an unusual hidden screen? Michael Topham offers his verdict

Amateur Photographer 18 January 2020 cover

In Amateur Photographer 18 January we have an exclusive interview with the world’s leading fine art wildlife photographer David Yarrow. Plus, we test the Nikon Z 50, give some top…

Kate Hopewell-Smith visual storytelling

Sometimes, we need to consider making big changes. Tracy Calder talks to three photographers who embraced change - be it camera systems or their very way of life


Have you ever thought about how much kit you’ve got in your kit bag? Really sat and thought about it. No matter which style of photography is your passion, you’re…

Fujifilm X-A7

Is the Fujifilm X-A7 a good option for first time buyers? Michael Topham offers his verdict

Amateur Photographer 11 January 2020 cover for web

In Amateur Photographer 11 January we highlight how photography can help people deal with issues including stress, anxiety and PTSD and offer tips that may help others in a similar…

Leica SL2

Leica’s high-end full-frame mirrorless model has a lot in common with the Panasonic S1R, but is the £2000 premium worth paying? Andy Westlake investigates.

Headshots clamshell lighting set-up

We visit the studio of professional portrait photographer Chris Bailey to see how he shoots headshots using Rotolight's AEOS and NEO 2 LEDs

Amateur Photographer 4 January 2020 cover for web

In Amateur Photographer 4 January we’ve assembled 101 ideas for things to photograph this year, and we talk to three people who embraced change, to find out how it put…

Photography insurance. It’s probably one of those things you know you need, but perhaps haven’t got around to sorting yet. You’d be forgiven for concentrating more on capturing that perfect…