Monday 10 August

EXHIBITION Colin Conway Dunes and Nudes and other Female Figure Studies until 28 August at The Camera Club, 16 Bowden St, London SE114DS. Tel 0207 5871809. Visit www.thecameradub. co.uk. EXHIBITION Polaroids Mapplethorpe until 13 September at Modem Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, 0X1 IBP. Tel 01865 722 733. Visit wvw.modemartoxford.org.uk. EXHIBITION Foto8 Summer Show until 5 September at Foto8 Ltd. London EC1Y OTH. Tel 0207 253 8801. Visit www.foto8.com. EXHIBITION Masters of Vision, until 31...

Macro challenge

To prove macro photography is enjoyable whatever SLR you own, AP's technical team each used a different system. Can an old manual film setup really compete with a modern DSLR, and which is easier to use ALL the talk of magnification factors, extension lengths and exposure compensation, plus the lighting challenges, can make macro photography seem complicated, but it is also enjoyable and the results can be rewarding. Also, while there's plenty of specialist kit available for the real macro...

Clive Nichols Explains The Subtleties Of Composition And Why Shallow Depth Of Field Works Best With Repetitive Shapes

THESE bleeding hearts, or Dicentra spectabilis, were cut from my garden, where hundreds grow every summer. I mentioned previously that I like to take floral portraits in a small makeshift studio in my living room, which essentially entails just a table next to the window and a piece of coloured card as a background. Often I shoot single flowers, but sometimes I like to use more graphic subjects with stronger patterns. Bleeding hearts are perfect for these types of images. The problem with...

Olympus

In 1959 the Olympus PEN revolutionised photography. 50 years later we have done it again. The new Olympus PEN delivers SLR power with compact size and simplicity by doing away with the mirror box. A set of interchangeable lenses and an adapter for E-System lenses offer you more creative freedom. Art Filters, variable aspect ratios and multi-exposure make your photos unique while HD movie and stereo sound allows artistic film-making with SLR picture quality. You can even use the art filters in...

Mimicking

Combinezm Software For Apple

Brian Matthews tells Gemma Padley how he used a wideangle zoom lens and an extension tube to create his magnified flower images YOU don't have to use a macro lens for macro photography. Although it may sound absurd, it is possible to create macro images full of impact using a wideangle lens and an extension tube - if you have the curiosity to experiment. This is exactly what nature photographer Brian Matthews did while photographing flowers in his back garden. 'I was using a macro lens with two...