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Amateur Photographer For everyone who loves photography

News, views and reviews

5 News cover story

New medium-format folding from Voigtlander arrives in UK; Affordable light kit unveiled from Interfit; llford Photo to cut nearly quarter of workforce

10 Review

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

12 Letters

AP readers speak out on the week's issues

13 Backchat

AP reader Scott Leach discusses photographic clichés 90 The final frame

Ogden Chesnutt watches his first photography lesson go horribly awry


14 Photo insight

David Clapp reveals his favourite locations for shooting bluebells and offers tips for getting the perfect composition 16 The last resort

Richard Sibley shows you how to rescue shots by tidying up and brightening a white background using soft ware 52 Fill-in flash for portraits cover story

Richard Sibley explains how to create bright and dramatic images

On test and technical

39 Testbench

Sony's S-Frame DPF-X800 digital photo frame and Toshiba's 500GB external hard drive

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To have your pictures published in Gallery, send in a selection of up to ten images. They can be either a selection of different images or all have the same theme. Digital files sent on CD should be saved in a Photoshop-compatible format, such as JPEG or TIFF, with a contact sheet and submission form. See the features sidebar on the right-hand side of our homepage at for details. We cannot publish images without the necessary technical details. Each RGB image should be a minimum of 2480 pixels along its longest length. Transparencies and prints are also accepted. We recommend that transparencies are sent without glass mounts and posted via Special Delivery. For transparencies, prints or discs to be returned you must include an SAE with sufficient postage.

40 Interfit Super COOl-Lite 9 cover story For those who find flash intimidating, Interfit's Super Cool-Lite 9 continuous lighting kit could be just the alternative. Richard Sibley tries it out

42 Q&A

Our experts answer your questions

45 Canon EOS 500D cover story Though it is primarily aimed at novices, the Canon eos 500D is like a mini eos 50D with video capability, so perhaps it is a good choice for enthusiasts as well. We put it to the test

55 Icons of photography

Ivor Matanle recalls how the Topcon RE Super, one of the great landmark cameras of the 20th century, failed to make an impression when it was launched in the early 1960s

Your pictures

29 Gallery

Another selection of superb reader images 34 Appraisal

Damien Demolder examines your images, offering words of wisdom and advice


20 Second nature coverstory Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum recounts his days hanging from balloons and his nights in treetops

26 Waterworks coverstory

Landscape expert Paul Whiting reveals his technique for using moving water as a compositional element in his images

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