Straight from the horse's mouth!

Amateur photographers might want to consider using black and white images as their medium for a while in order to explore the alternative range of effects that the method can create.


A photography club in Hawick has highlighted the benefit of sharing images and discussing techniques with like-minded people.


Officials representing the London 2012 Olympic Games have reassured amateur photographers that they will be free to take their own camera equipment to the sporting events.

Canon has launched two new lenses in its EF range, providing amateur photographers and professionals with the world's first wide-angle fixed focal length lenses that also offer an image stabiliser. 

Amateur photographers in West Oxfordshire have been encouraged to get involved in a local competition in order to keep their skills fresh.

The 2012 Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) event has now been announced, inviting photographers to hone their skills and pick up their cameras.

A photography competition focusing of capturing wildlife during winter is still running, giving budding photographers around another four weeks to enter.