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New 85mm F/1.2 Lens Launched For Canon R
AFTER Canon laid out plans in February for its RF lens system development, the new RF 85mm f/1.2L lens is the first of six lenses that will be announced this year for the new Canon EOS R mirrorless system. Aimed squarely at portrait and wedding photo
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Viewpoint Tracy Calder
A few weeks ago I bought a copy of Linda McCartney's book Sixties: Portrait of an Era from a charity shop. One of the things that attracted me to it was an image of The Beatles preparing to shoot the cover of Abbey Road in1969. The photograph shows P
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Dyckman Haze
If you live in a major city or hustling town, you will often have found yourself longing for escape. As your feet hit the hard concrete and your lungs struggle in the acrid air swimming with car exhaust fumes, you dream of somewhere green, somewhere
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Also Out Now
TAKEN over the past two summers, Peter Dench's latest exhibition features shots from quintessentially English traditions. Never published before, the images take in typical sporting events such as the Henley Royal Regatta, Cartier Queen's Cup polo, t
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Six Things You Can Do With Layers
One of the simplest ways to blend two layers is to lower the opacity of the top layer so that the layer below partially shows through. We do this by adjusting the layer opacity at the top of the Layers Panel. The opacity slider is also very useful fo
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Don McCullin Encourages Awareness
The 13 April edition of AP featured an article on the recent Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Britain, including a photo entitled ‘Starving 24-year-old mother with child, Biafra, 1968'. Accompanying it was a discussion by Alison Baskerville, in which
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I thought John Vahgatsi's letter (AP 13 April) on poverty voyeurism was very thought-provoking, and I don't really disagree with him. There is one point, however, which I think is worth making. It is surely the case that there is much more going on i
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I Can Z For Miles
We live in an age of promiscuity, but I am having none of it. I'm talking about camera-system swapping, of course, as the remorseless rise of keenly priced mirrorless models persuades more and more photographers to trade in their DSLRs, or sees exist
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Join the Club
When was MSCC founded? The club began its life in 1972 as Street Camera Club, later becoming Mid Somerset Camera Club. It is a well-established club with an active and forward-thinking membership, open to trying new ideas. What does your club offer
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What The Owners Think
‘Like so many, the main reason I moved to the Micro Four Thirds system was for the size and weight benefits. Over the years I've learnt the weight of my bag has a big role to play, especially when I usually end up carrying it for hours at a time with
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Coast To Coast
Andy is an award-winning landscape photographer, fine-art printer and tutor. His compelling images from the UK and abroad are inspiring and frequently published. See more of his work on his website and @andyfarrerphoto (Instagram
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Successor to the Lumix GH2 and announced at Photokina in September 2012, the Lumix GH3 has long been a popular camera with photographers and videographers. It was a model that changed many people's perception of Micro Four Thirds and offered much mor
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News Of The World
Last month, I had the enormous privilege of being in the same room as some of the world’s best photojournalists. It was an incredibly humbling experience – both in terms of the subject matter and those responsible for creating it. Intimidating as it
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X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2
● £111 ● COLOUR management is a tricky business. Even if you have a perfectly calibrated monitor and use custom printing profiles, that's not necessarily the end of the story. For really critical results, you also need to have
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Judging World Press Photo
Amy Davies: Can you tell us a bit about the shortlisting process? Whitney Johnson: It’s quite a rigorous process that the World Press Photo Foundation has outlined. I was on the jury last year so I was familiar with it. Having these parameters in p
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Win! A Place On A Portrait Workshop Shooting Japanese Geisha
NOW HERE’S an opportunity you don’t get every day. Sigma has teamed up with AP to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to attend a workshop in London with top portrait and fashion photographer, Dave Kai Piper. On the workshop, you will get a once-in-a-l
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Morning Warmth From The Fire
If you asked me why I decided to travel to South Sudan, I would cite two main incentives. I actually used to live in Ethiopia, which is right next door to South Sudan, and I would often take small photo tours to the Omo region of Ethiopia. Some of th
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Art Wolfe
Perhaps more than any other photographer Art Wolfe is aptly named. His parents were commercial artists and the Seattle-born photographer has combined the practices of photojournalism and art to produce images that have helped to turn nature photograp
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The Leningrad
LAUNCHED 1956 PRICE AT LAUNCH £47 7s (£47.35p) GUIDE PRICE NOW £100-130 The Leningrad was made by the GOMZ factory, based in the city from which the camera took its name. It's big and it's sturdy, measuring 14.5x9x7cm and weighing 900g. The camera
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