Image sharpening

Confused about sharpening controls in Lightroom and Photoshop? James Paterson explains how to get the most out of them and avoid the pitfalls

A retrospective exhibition displaying the works of esteemed photojournalist Jane Bown is on display at Proud Central, until 12 August. Working within a male-dominated industry, Jane was a pioneer of…

Paterson family portraits

Discuss what it is your subjects want and start with tried-and-tested poses before advancing to more ambitious ideas. James Paterson gives his tips on shooting family portraits

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In Amateur Photographer 30 June we have expert tips on photographing airshows, and we speak to photographers who have battled the odds to pursue their art. Plus we test the…

bird photography

With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst

Amateur Photographer Cover 23 June 2018 Cover

In AP 23 June, Tim Clinch suggests challenging yourself this summer by shooting in b&w. Plus we take a look at Sony’s RX100 VI and test Canon's EOS 2000D…

Weighing in at just 485g, and measuring 72mm long (without the lens hood and rear cap), the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 EF lens promises to “set new standard for portrait lenses”.…

Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images.

If you’re looking for a camera that you can always have on your person, you’ll probably be heading in the direction of something small and light. But that doesn’t mean…