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- Capturing the Moment Tate exhibition review – a big flop?by Tracy Calder on 10th December 2023 at 10:00 am
The Tate Modern Capturing the Moment exhibition falls short of its goal, but at least it features great art, says Tracy Calder The post Capturing the Moment Tate exhibition review – a big flop? appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- 12 of the Best Gifts for Photographerson 9th December 2023 at 11:00 am
The best gifts for photographers in 2023 What's the best gift for the photographer in your life? It's not a camera, even if you were trying to spend upwards of a thousand dollars. The best things you can put under the Christmas tree are the fiddly bits and accessories, things everyone needs and no one gets around to buying. That, and maybe something a little flashy too. Here are some solid picks that will make any photographer's next shooting session just a little bit better. Some extra […]
- Giles Smith, iPhone 12 Pro Max – Smartphone Picture of the Weekby Jessica Miller on 9th December 2023 at 8:42 am
We share the latest image selected for AP Smartphone Picture of the Week taken by Giles Smith using an iPhone 12 Pro Max. The post Giles Smith, iPhone 12 Pro Max – Smartphone Picture of the Week appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- Apple eating Fieldfare wins major SINWP Bird Photography competitionby Jessica Miller on 8th December 2023 at 4:31 pm
Apple eating Fieldfare photograph by Gianpiero Ferrari has won the major SINWP Bird Photographer 2023 competition in aid of RSPB The post Apple eating Fieldfare wins major SINWP Bird Photography competition appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- 6 of the Best Cameras You Can Buy Right Nowon 8th December 2023 at 2:00 pm
6 of the best cameras you can buy right now As the year comes to a close, we're looking back at the cameras that have clawed their way to the top of their respective categories (and our buying guides). These aren't the only cameras worth buying, but when you start here, it's hard to go wrong. Best Under $1,000: Nikon Z fc If you’re set on spending less than a grand on a camera, it’s hard to go wrong with the Nikon Z fc. While its capabilities aren’t best-in-class, its […]
- Lego retro 35mm film SLR coming in 2024!by Isabella Ruffatti on 8th December 2023 at 11:54 am
You can now build a Lego 35mm film camera with this new Lego Creator 3-in-1 set that is set to come soon in January 2024. The post Lego retro 35mm film SLR coming in 2024! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- Google Pixel 8 Pro gets more AI updates!by Isabella Ruffatti on 8th December 2023 at 10:39 am
The recently released Google Pixel 8 Pro became the first device to run Google's own new AI model, called Gemini. The post Google Pixel 8 Pro gets more AI updates! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- DJI Mini 4 Pro reviewby Angela Nicholson on 8th December 2023 at 10:30 am
DJI’s latest mini drone the Mini 4 Pro weighs less than 249g but it punches above its weight in the image-quality stakes The post DJI Mini 4 Pro review appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- Create stunning art – layer images with blend modes in Affinity Photo 2by Geoff Harris on 7th December 2023 at 8:00 pm
Affinity Photo 2 enables you to layer images with blend modes to create a really stunning piece of digital art - Rod Lawton is your guide The post Create stunning art – layer images with blend modes in Affinity Photo 2 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- Best subscription-free photo editing software in 2024by AP Staff on 7th December 2023 at 3:22 pm
Sick of monthly subscriptions? We pick the best photo editing software you can get as a one-time purchase, or even a free download! The post Best subscription-free photo editing software in 2024 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- DPReview Annual Awards: The best photography gear of 2023on 7th December 2023 at 2:00 pm
Introduction Yet another year has passed, and it’s already time to announce the winners of the DPReview Annual Awards for 2023. Although it was a crazy year here at DPReview, the camera industry kept chugging along, and in 2023, manufacturers treated us to some exciting products. Nikon delivered the full-frame retro camera its users have dreamed of for years, Fujifilm brought high-end video specs to medium format, Panasonic finally jumped on the phase-detect autofocus bandwagon, and […]
- New Panasonic Lumix G100D announced in Japanby Isabella Ruffatti on 7th December 2023 at 12:55 pm
The Panasonic Lumix G100 vlogging camera sees minor hardware upgrades in the recently announced Panasonic Lumix G100D. The post New Panasonic Lumix G100D announced in Japan appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- Best Olympus camera (best OM System camera) in 2024by Claire Gillo on 7th December 2023 at 12:45 pm
We help you find the best Olympus camera or OM-System camera for your style of shooting, with options for travel, wildlife, video and more. The post Best Olympus camera (best OM System camera) in 2024 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.
- Panasonic to add Raw video output to G9 IIon 5th December 2023 at 2:18 am
The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II will gain the ability to output 'raw' video to popular external video recorders over its HDMI port.Photo: Brendan Nystedt Panasonic has announced it will add Raw video output to the Lumix DC-G9 II in a forthcoming firmware update.Recent Videos This addition brings the G9 II's video spec closer into line with those of the GH6. Support is provided so that the Raw stream can be encoded as BRaw by BlackMagic 12G HDR external recorders or ProRes Raw by various […]
- Sony a7CR review: high resolution in a small packageon 4th December 2023 at 3:36 pm
Product photos: Richard Butler 88%Overall scoreJump to conclusion The Sony a7CR is a relatively compact high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera. It brings a large chunk of the gold award-winning a7R V's capabilities to a smaller form factor and an appreciably lower price bracket. Key features 61MP BSI CMOS sensor Bionz XR processor and dedicated 'AI' processing unit Lossless Raw options in multiple sizes 8fps continuous shooting (7fps in e-shutter mode) Choice of JPEG or HEIF output (inc […]
- Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice shortlist announcedon 2nd December 2023 at 1:00 pm
Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards The Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards have released their annual shortlist of 25 nature images for public voting in the people's choice category. Anyone can help whittle down the finalists to select one overall public vote award winner and four runners-up. In its 59th iteration, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year recognizes some of the year's best images of the natural world. London's Natural History Museum, which develops and produces […]
- Party like it's 1992: Lomography LomoChrome '92 film reviewon 1st December 2023 at 1:00 pm
I shot two 35mm rolls of LomoChrome '92: one with an Olympus Stylus Epic and the other with a Nikon FM2. This photo, lightly processed to taste in Lightroom Classic, was snapped with the latter. I remember 1992 well: Bill Clinton was elected president, Barcelona hosted the Olympic games, Dr. Dre released The Chronic and film photography was at the height of its popularity. Okay, maybe I don't remember all of those things – I was only four years old – but I do recall the presence of […]
- What Sony's gridline update tells us about the future of camerason 30th November 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sony's gridline update adds up to four customizable grids to which users can add color codes and apply transparency masks. Photo: Sony Earlier this week, Sony announced a $150 update to bring custom gridlines to its Alpha line of cameras starting March 2024. The a7 IV will be the first camera to have access to the update, with others likely to follow soon after.Recent Videos You may have noticed the news that users will soon be able to create and import up to four customized original […]
- iPhone 15 Plus sample gallery: Does resolution compensate for fewer photo options?on 29th November 2023 at 3:00 pm
Recent Videos The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent Apple’s entry-level iPhone models designed to appeal to a wider swathe of customers than the Pro models. On the photographic side, resolution is this year’s big story: a 48MP main camera sensor brings high-resolution image capture to non-Pro owners in two forms: the default option to capture a pixel-binned 24MP version or shoot full-res 48MP 'max' images. Both are steps up from the 12MP available on previous models. You won’t […]
- Eight years after being announced, Kodak's Super 8 movie camera will finally ship in Decemberon 28th November 2023 at 7:43 pm
Photo: Kodak As reported last week by The Verge, Eastman Kodak's Motion Picture division – not to be confused with Kodak Alaris, which sell photographic film – will finally release the Kodak Super 8 Camera, a traditional Super 8 movie camera that incorporates modern digital technologies.Recent Videos To give you an idea of just how long the road to productization has been for the Super 8 Camera, we first saw it at CES in January 2016, the same year that Rio de Janeiro hosted the Summer […]
- Landscape composition: Beyond landscapeon 26th November 2023 at 4:18 pm
What does this beautiful Celebes crested macaque have to do with landscape composition? How would you think about the composition here regarding the principles introduced in this series? Canon 5D4, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 27mm | F2.8 | 1/100 sec | ISO 800 Tangkoko NP, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia So far, in my landscape photography series, I've talked about compositional elements, their weights and how to use their properties to balance the composition by imagining a balance of torques around the […]
- The 7 Best compact zoom camerason 23rd November 2023 at 4:40 pm
Updated Nov 23, 2023Recent Videos Long gone are the days when all of us owned some kind of compact camera: the convenience and increasing quality of smartphones saw to that. But there are still some situations in which a compact can do things a smartphone can't. In fact, there are several types of compact camera that each offer capabilities that aren't easily replicated by even the best smartphones. We'll try to spell out what these capabilities are, and what the best compact camera is to […]
- Sony completes second round of AP testing of C2PA in-camera authenticity technologyon 22nd November 2023 at 2:22 am
Photo: Sony Sony has announced the completion of a month-long field test with the Associated Press to evaluate the performance of C2PA in-camera authenticity technology. In addition to the hardware-signed authentication written by the camera, the tests included working with 'Photo Mechanic' maker Camera Bits to develop a workflow in which this signature was preserved and any changes tracked.Recent Videos Sony had previously announced business users of the a7 IV would be able to add secure […]
- Intro to Color Calibration: How monitor calibration actually workson 21st November 2023 at 3:00 pm
In recent years there's been an explosion of affordable "creator" monitors from companies like BenQ, ASUS, MSI, and Dell. Monitors aimed at prosumers who want to make the most of their creative pursuits but aren't in the market for professional-grade monitors from brands like EIZO and NEC. That explosion has been paired with a growing interest in monitor calibration, because if you're going to pony up the extra cash on a "color accurate" monitor you want to (a) confirm the company wasn't lying […]
- New: 7 Best cameras for travelon 20th November 2023 at 6:09 pm
Travel can expose you to once-in-a-lifetime sights and experiences, and a good camera can be the perfect way to preserve those memories. We've looked at a range of models that offer great image quality, good autofocus and excellent video, so that you can capture whatever you encounter on your travels. We've also tried to select relatively small cameras so they don't interfere with your trip.Recent Videos Our selections include relatively compact cameras with fixed lenses, perfect for just […]
- Best 2023 holiday deals on photography gearon 18th November 2023 at 6:00 am
Editor's Note: This year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday events have officially ended. However, we expect many of the deals below to remain active through the 2024 holiday season. If there's something you plan to buy, it's worth clicking our link to see if the deal is still available.Recent Videos It's that time of year again when people rush out to stores to climb over each other to buy $99 TVs and heavily discounted toys. While Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving for those outside the […]
- 7 Best mirrorless camerason 17th November 2023 at 4:33 pm
Updated Nov 17, 2023Recent Videos Mirrorless cameras now dominate the interchangeable lens camera market, fifteen years after Panasonic introduced the first example. They include cameras designed for a wide range of photo and video pursuits, and models at everything from budget to professional price points. We've used and tested just about every current mirrorless camera on the market and picked out what we think are the stand-out models. We'll start with the most affordable models, then work […]
- LowePro PhotoSport Outdoor BP 24L AW III backpack review: A great pack for hikers who dabble in...on 17th November 2023 at 2:00 pm
Photo: Tim Barribeau These days, it’s not often I need a full camera bag – if I’m using my camera, I usually bring it along to something else, it's not the sole reason I leave the house. Which makes the PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack BP 24L AW III ($250) a smart compromise: it’s half hiking daypack, and half camera bag. And while it doesn’t truly excel at either, it does them well enough that it’s a bag I’d be happy to bring with me any time I head into the woods.Recent Videos […]
- Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports gallery and initial impressionson 16th November 2023 at 12:00 pm
Sigma 70-200mm DG DN OS | Sports initial impressions Product photos: Carey Rose Sigma's latest release, the 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports, provides a new constant-aperture telephoto zoom for users of Sony, Panasonic, Leica and Sigma full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens itself isn't much of a surprise, what with the existing 'pre-announcements' that have been floating around the web for a while now, but we've been able to get our hands on a copy to shoot some samples, to get an […]
- Five key points you need to know about the Sony a9 IIIon 16th November 2023 at 12:00 pm
Sony's a9 III is the first full-frame mirrorless camera with global shutter, which means rolling shutter and having to think about flash sync speeds should be a thing of the past. But that's only part of the story, Sony is positioning the camera as a game-changer for the industry, but is it?Recent Videos DPReview's Richard Butler and Dale Baskin spent a long day with a pre-production a9 III and a closer look has yielded some interesting takeaways. Check out the video for five key features […]