Photography Week

Photography Week No. 365

The world's best-selling digital photography magazine, Photography Week is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to improve their photography. Every issue we bring you inspirational images, creative ideas, must-try photo projects and in-depth video reviews, plus no-nonsense practical advice on how to get the best from your camera, so you can capture and edit images you can be proud of. Designed specifically for mobile devices, each issue features reader galleries, how-to articles and step-by-step videos that will help you become a better photographer. It's your one-stop shop for all things photographic.

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join the club…

Welcome to the world’s No.1 weekly digital photography magazine. If you’re already a reader, thanks for your continued support and involvement; if you’re new to Photography Week, you’ve come to the right place! In addition to expert advice, brilliant tips and step-by-step tutorials, every issue features interactive galleries of the best new photos, how-to videos on essential shooting and editing techniques, and in-depth reviews of the latest camera kit. But that’s not the whole story. Photography Week is more than a magazine – it’s a community of like-minded people who are passionate about photography. To get involved, just follow any of the links below and share your shots and comments – your photo might even appear on our cover! JOIN THE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEK COMMUNITY AND START SHARING! FACEBOOK TWITTER FLICKR We’re more than just a magazine…

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nikon unveils new z6 essential movie kit

Nikon has unveiled its new mirrorless movie-making system for videographers, the Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit, which is built around the video-friendly 24.5MP full-frame 4K-capable Nikon Z 6 full frame mirrorless camera. Comprising filmmaking essentials such as the Atomos Ninja V monitor, a SmallRig camera cage and spare batteries, Nikon describes the Movie Kit as “providing the pure essentials to get rolling quickly, with all the core tools to make high-quality movies,” while “leaving filmmakers free to customize further components to suit their personal preferences”. The Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit pairs nicely with the recently announced firmware that will make the Z 6 and Z 7 the first consumer cameras to officially support raw video output. Costing £2,639 in the UK, the Z 6 Essential Movie Kit comprises a Nikon…

2 min.
capture wildlife on a stay-at-home safari

Based in a safari park, a big part of our working week is focused around the challenges of shooting pictures of beautiful animals in a captive environment. While this may sound easy, it still contains many of the challenges associated with wildlife photography in general. Accurate focus, good exposures and thoughtful compositions are universal requirements for shots of value, but there are also two or three specific complications to consider here. First and foremost is the challenge of working around the barriers that will almost certainly contain your animal subjects. One of the first thoughts we have whenever we encounter a new species or enclosure is, ‘What are we shooting through?’ Modern zoo design has opened up lots of possibilities of uninterrupted views. Concealed fencing, moats and raised viewing platforms allow…

2 min.
plan and prepare your kit

We are all tempted to spend too much time thinking about equipment, but for the best results in zoos you’ll need to get the basics right. Top of the kit requirements is probably a decent telephoto lens capability. Assuming that you’re working with a good DSLR body, adding lenses of 300mm to 400mm will likely cover the majority of situations. We find our Canon 5D Mk IV and 1Dx Mk II bodies work really well with the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II lens as a start point. This type of lens not only offers a good level of magnification at the 400mm end of the range, but also gives you the near-instant option to pull back to include action or the environment in your images as a situation unfolds. However, it’s…

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utilise versatile lens options

TELEPHOTO LENS This is the must-have lens for animals. Look for something that fits your budget, but remember that you’ll need a focal length of around 300mm on crop sensor bodies, or perhaps 400mm for full frame. Zooms offer versatility, but prime lenses usually offer superior quality and better performance in low light. WIDE-ANGLE LENS Not every image you create will be solely about an isolated animal. If you want to include environment around your subjects you’ll need a wider field of view. Most photographers will have a general-purpose zoom lens that will likely fit this gap. We have a 24-70mm and 16-35mm, which cover all sorts of wider options. MACRO LENS If you want to capture smaller nature subjects then you’ll need a macro lens. Look for a lens with a focal length of…

2 min.
snap diverse species

When you visit a zoo or safari park, you may have an idea of the species you would really like to capture. However, it’s generally a good idea to keep an open mind, and make the most of whatever opportunities you’re presented with – sometimes the best pictures come from animals you hadn’t realised were there. We should remember that when we make a visit we’ll likely only see each animal for a tiny part of their day, and it’s likely that some animals won’t be doing anything particularly interesting at that exact moment. What saves this situation is the fact we see many different animals in different enclosures, and sooner or later we’ll encounter something of interest. Opportunism is therefore a great skill to have – always be prepared to…