The digital version of Amateur

Photographer dated 5 October 2013

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With its DSLR styling, 20.1-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor and a street price of £350, is the Sony Alpha 3000 mirrorless camera the ideal alternative to a DSLR for the entry-level photographer? Callum McInerney-Riley finds out

To digitise film images properly you not only need a good scanner, but also some professional-level scanning software. Vincent Oliver tests LaserSoft Imaging’s SilverFast Ai Studio

Martin Evening explains how to add a diffuse blur to a portrait to emphasise the sitter’s facial features

We’ve Panasonic prizes worth more than £2,000 in the Going Abstract round of our Amateur Photographer of the Year competition

We test the Tech 21 Impact Mesh case for iPhone 5 and Lexar Jumpdrive P10 (32GB model) in this week’s test bench

This week’s news:

  • Fujifilm launches X-A1
  • Dolphin photo triumphs at British Wildlife
  • Nikon 1 AW1 CSC announced
  • International photo festival to
    launch across north-east

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