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Portrait Master
From Ali to Bowie, Keanu to Pacino, Greg Gorman has photographed pretty much everyone in the worlds of entertainment, art, sport and music. Over a long career his work has graced the pages and covers of the likes of Time, LIFE, Vogue, Rolling Stone,
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Amateur Photographer Of The Year
In Great Britain, we like to pride ourselves on our eccentricities. Traditions that sometimes go back centuries may look frankly bizarre to those who weren’t brought up in this country, but to us they seem perfectly normal. But these aren’t the only
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7days
Most of the billions of photos taken every day are of people, and most aren’t very good. This issue is dedicated to helping to ensure that yours are not among them. Portraiture means different things to different people – there’s a whole discussion a
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About Face
A compelling and comprehensive guide to the photographic portrait, Face Time is a new book by Philip Prodger. In it, he expertly walks us through a history of the genre, from photography’s invention right up to the present day. He does this with care
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Nitecore BlowerBaby
● £104.95 ● www.nitecore.co.uk Nitecore launched the BlowerBaby with the grand claim that it’s ‘the first electronic photography blower in the world’. Essentially, it’s a motorised air blower for cleaning your camera kit, that draws in air through a
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Portrait Tips From The Pros
Rory won the Portrait of Britain award for four years in a row and is a National Portrait Gallery BAME artist. He also runs courses and mentorship programmes. See www.rorylewis.studio and @rorylewisofficial on Instagram. ‘Described by the British Fil
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Final Analysis
Krass Clement, born in Copenhagen in 1946, is a self-taught photographer. He graduated as a film director from the Danish Film School in 1973, and when it became evident to him that his future was not to be in film, he returned to the photography he
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Buying Guide
111 cameras listed & rated Cameras come in three types: DSLRs with optical viewfinders, mirrorless models with electronic viewing, and compact cameras with non-interchangeable lenses DSLRs traditionally have relatively large handgrips, while many
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Fire Works
In 2007 Gideon Mendel photographed several floods that happened within weeks of each other, one in the UK, the other in India. He went on to visit flood zones around the world for his Drowning World, Submerged Portraits series, floods that didn’t dis
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Diana Kenyeres
Although Diana has ‘only’ been a portrait photographer since September 2019, she has already built a solid reputation; indeed, her stunning image of model Astrid graced the cover of our 28 May issue. ‘I first got into photography when working for a b
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Inbox
Long before lockdown I was indulging in ‘stay at home photography’ – I arranged my tiny back garden into a kind of open-air photo studio to practise still-life photography. I added a bench to place my creations upon, and grew random plants in pots to
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Email ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk Editorial Group Editor Nigel AthertonDeputy Editor Geoff HarrisTechnical Editor Andy WestlakeFeatures Editor Amy Davies Technique Editor Hollie Latham HuckerActing News Editor Steve FaircloughOnline Editor Joshua WallerDepu
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Fujifilm X-H2S
£2,499 body only ● 26.1MP APS-C stacked CMOS sensor ● ISO 80-51,200 (extended) ● 40 frames per second shooting ● 6K 30p video recording ● 5.76m-dot viewfinder ● 3in fully articulated touchscreen ● 5-axis in-body stabilisation Four years ago, Fujifilm
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This Week In 1960
View of a prototype design for a two-piece lunar exploration suit (or spacesuit), Farmingdale, New York, 1960. The suit includes a tripod and a built-in seat. Space suits had been designed since as early as the 1930s, but it would be 1961 before a hu
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It's Good To Share
Sony Alpha 7 III, Samyang 85mm f/1.4, 1/400sec at f/1.4, ISO 250 Karl told us, ‘This was from my first ever portrait photoshoot! I met with Rosie at a great location in Bedfordshire called Rowney Warren Wood. While we were walking around getting some
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Powerful Portrait Projects
Chris Porsz began his interest in photography while hitchhiking across Europe and North Africa in the early 1970s. He started shooting images of people on the streets of Peterborough in the early 1980s. Years later this led to a newspaper column and
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Books & exhibitions
Until 29 September 2022. Fujifilm House of Photography, Covent Garden. For opening times, see fujifilm-houseofphotography.com During the lockdown of October 2020, 11 amateur photographers joined together to start a street photography project. Initial
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Chris Packham
Most of my time these days is spent on developing my own book projects, which usually involve photographing people who are not in the public eye. However, I still take on commissions to photograph well-known people who interest me and who would furth
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Amateur Photographer Of The Year
From the traditional to the unconventional, inside or outside the studio, whether you choose to make yourself the subject or capture others, we’re looking for a portrait that tells a story and gives us an insight into the person portrayed. Great peop
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The Company of Strangers
In 2012, when London-born photographer Arteh Odjidja was visiting Moscow for an Ozwald Boateng fashion show, he met a young African man called Abdulay who had settled in the capital (via Portugal) after migrating from the west African island of São T
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Smart Portraits
Anybody with a half-decent smartphone is probably already more than aware of its prowess for capturing off-the-cuff shots. But, when used in a considered way, they’re also superb for portraiture. Most modern smartphones have some kind of portrait mod
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What Makes A Great Lens For Video?
Today’s cameras enable us to shoot and record the kind of high-res video footage that was only a dream 10-15 years ago. Even more modest cameras offer 4K features these days, meaning you can capture the world in detail. However, the camera is only ha
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Cultural Camo
It makes no difference how deep and meaningful your intentions are in your photography if no one looks at your pictures. So many art photographers forget this, and make images so visually dull that no one gives them a second glance to notice the hidd
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Books & exhibitions
Four Corners, Bethnal Green, London. Until 10 September. See fourcornersfilm.co.uk for opening times. Entrance free. After the racist murder of Altab Ali in May 1978, the young Bengali community of east London took to the streets in protest. Images f
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This Week In 1930
An enthusiast for Men’s dress reform walking down the Strand in London. The MDRP (Men’s Dress Reform Party) was formed in the interwar years in Britain. Its main concerns surrounded clothing for men, including how garments affected health and hygiene
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Dog Days
Rhian is a long-established ‘real life’ dog photographer and also runs a successful online course. See more about her at www.rhianwhitephotography.co.uk and Instagram: @rhianwhitephotography Dogs. Many of us love them to bits and many more of us acqu
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It’s Nikon, But Not As You Know It
Mention Nikon and thoughts inevitably turn to single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs). Now, of course, the name is all about mirrorless cameras. Less well known are the first Nikon rangefinder models, top of the tree in their day and now much sought after
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Joy Abounds
This year, EISA Maestro entrants were asked to submit five to eight photographs on the theme of Joy. This broad choice of subject felt like a welcome relief after a difficult couple of years, and it’s not hard to see why we judged Caroline Allington’
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Kit List
Though he also shoots with a fluid head, Connor has used a geared tripod head for years in his work. These models, for example Manfrotto’s 410 Junior Geared Tripod Head (£409), allow very precise movement across individual axes. This means you can, f
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Dealing With People Wandering Into The Frame
Though his images are generally devoid of human presence, Connor does frequently run into people while shooting. There must surely be a risk of someone driving into a parking space he’s spent 20 minutes framing up, or running him off a piazza with sp
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