Along with a 35mm and 50mm lens, an 85mm is seen as a classic choice of prime glass - particularly when it has Sigma Art on the box. So this newsletter, we are pleased to lead with an in-depth review of the new Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art, which is smaller and more compact than its predecessors while still promising superb performance. Read the in-depth review of our expert tester, Michael Topham, for the full story. We've also got a great further discount on the already great-value PortraitPro.
As I write this, lockdown drags on (depending on where in the UK you are), so photography becomes even more important for people's wellbeing. Find out how ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) can really expand your creative boundaries, and deliver landscape images which stand out from the crowd. On the subject of landscapes, we've also got some more in-depth tips from this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year, including from overall winner, Chris Frost. Enjoy the newsletter and don't miss our unbeatable subscription offers for the print version of Amateur Photographer.
Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art review
It's heralded as the new gold standard in portrait lenses for mirrorless cameras, but is it? Michael Topham investigates this latest version of a classic portrait lens for E and L mount. It's smaller and lighter than the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, but is up against some stiff competition...
Master ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) for more creative landscape shots during lockdowns
Here's a great way to add a creative twist to scenic shots taken during your daily exercise. With ICM there are endless techniques to experiment with to create unique images that really stand out from the run-of-the-mill landscape.
Top tips from the Landscape Photographer of the Year
Recently we revealed the winners of this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year. We've now got more insight from three winners who took particularly inspiring shots, including overall victor, Chris Frost. They also talk more about the equipment they used – as you can see, they didn't all use cutting-edge gear.
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* Whatever time of the year, the coast can generate some fantastic images. Top seascape photographer, Rachel Talibart, explains how to make the most of your time there.
* How different digital photograph would be without the Canon EOS 5D. We celebrate this hugely influential DSLR, which also bridged the gap between still and video cameras. * Don't miss the winning shots from the latest round of our Amateur Photographer of the Year competition too, and a celebration of the hugely versatile Sigma 150-600mm lens. Why not subscribe to be sure of getting each issue delivered to your door?
New PortraitPro version 21 released: 50% off downloads and an extra 10% off
The all-new PortraitPro v21 with Artificial Intelligence is now faster and better than ever. You can replace skies (as shown below), reduce noise, modify shadows and brightness, clone and remove objects, access hundreds of stock images and access a huge array of easy-to-use retouching tools for professional, magazine-quality results. Use the code APNL21 to get an extra 10% off the download, which is already reduced by 50%.
Existing users of PortraitPro can upgrade to version 21 at a special low price (no code needed) plus choose another Anthropics program, absolutely free.