Karen Sheard

Karen Sheard

Online Manager 2007 – 2016

Karen studied photography in 1994 at Dewsbury Art College and obtained a degree in Writing from Middlesex University in 2002.

She managed the Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera websites for 9 years, taking care of everything from the site content and social media channels through to the technical development of the site.


If you’re new to the Fuji system, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best glass available. Here, Andrew Gibson reveasl three of his favourite optics

What Digital Camera, the UK’s premier digital photography magazine has been published since early 1997. It is widely respected for its authoritative, unbiased and in-depth camera, scanner, printer and software…

Buying a DSLR these days involves some hard choices. If you’re considering forking out hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds on a camera, you want to be sure you’re buying…

Billingham camera bag

What you need from a camera bag can vary wildly depending on what kind of photographer you are and what kind of kit you carry. We look at the seven…

Nikon D500 front

We compare the new Nikon D500 with the D300S, and also what’s different from the D7200, which up until now has been Nikon's flagship DX-format DSLR.


We’ve rounded up the various ways in which you can make your money go further when choosing a camera – whether you’re buying secondhand, refurbished or simply biding your time…

with flash

For most amateur photographers, the term ‘off-camera flash’ is enough to bring them out in a cold sweat. As the name suggests, this technique is the act of firing a…

Transcend 1TB 2.5in USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

Manfrotto Lumie 
Play Lights Price: £44.95 From: www.manfrotto.com Manfrotto makes a range of great continuous LED panels that are ideal for lighting subjects. They can be used on or off-camera…


Why are lenses on fixed-lens cameras often more compact than those on interchangeable-lens models? Find out more about lens size

Lytro Illum

Lytro Illum review, first impressions The Lytro Illum is quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. It’s a chunky, futuristic looking device with a large cylindrical lens barrel, and an angled,…

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS product shot 5

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Review - With a 65x optical zoom, the SX60 HS stands out from the superzoom crowd as one of the best specified compacts on the market


If you only ever buy one filter, make it a polarising filter. Nigel Atherton explains why, and presents the options for polarising filters Want to boost your colour saturation at…