Photography Week

Photography Week

No. 402

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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1 min.
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 http://bit.ly/39py9lg TWITTER http://bit.ly/2vGadLP FLICKR http://bit.ly/2VIgsJO We’re more than just a magazine…

2 min.
sony zv-1 may be the best compact for vloggers yet

The big camera manufacturers have been inching their way towards making the perfect vlogging camera for YouTubers in the last couple of years – and Sony might have cracked it with the new ZV-1. The ZV-1 offers class-leading autofocus, a bright 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, and design touches like the sideflipping screen and 3.5mm microphone port. It’s based on Sony’s popular line of RX100 compact cameras, and is a mix of the best video-friendly features from the RX100 Mark V and RX100 Mark VII. This includes its bright lens, which is more suitable for vlogging than the dimmer 24-200mm lens in the RX100 Mark VII, Sony’s Steadyshot stabilization for video, plus Sony’s latest Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking. Together with the ZV-1’s 1-inch sensor, these should make it easy to shoot high-quality vlogs…

2 min.
panasonic’s new 20-60mm optic is two lenses in one

Panasonic has announced a new Lumix S lens for its fullframe mirrorless cameras, with a novel 20-60mm focal range. The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 has a modest-sounding 3x zoom range, but it’s one that does the work usually done by two separate optics. At its widest it offers a 20mm focal length you’d normally only get from an ultra-wide-angle lens, and at its longest it offers an angle of view just slightly longer than a standard lens. Normally, you’d need two separate lenses to do both of these jobs, so Panasonic seems to have pulled off a masterstroke with a lens that’s both modestly specced and modestly priced. There are ultra-wide-angle zooms that go much wider than 20mm, but 20mm is quite wide enough for most scenes, and a good deal wider…

1 min.
16 photo projects to try at home

Although the coronavirus outbreak means our opportunities to get outside and take photos are limited, that doesn’t mean you can’t still capture some amazing images – quite the opposite in fact. Now is the time to start thinking more creatively, by using what you have lying around the house to fill your portfolio with fantastic still life pictures, indoor macro shots, and portraiture that you can shoot indoors, or in your garden. When you’ve given these projects a go, hopefully you’ll be inspired to raid your kitchen cabinets and garden shed to hunt down more items for creating your own setups. And don’t forget to share the images you take with us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/39py9lg) and Flickr (http://bit.ly/2VIgsJO), as we love to see what you’ve been up to. We’ve got 16 easy…

3 min.
creative still life

01 TELL A STORY WITH MATCHES It’s possible to create a striking photo with just a box of matches and a piece of colourful card or paper. We want to show a series of matches, each one progressively more burnt than the last, to create a simple visual story. So grab your first match, secure it to a table with a blob of Blu-Tack, then ignite it with another match, wait for it to burn down to the point you want, and then blow out the flame. Now repeat this with more matches until you have several, with each burned down a little further than the previous one. Next, set up a piece of colourful card near a bright window and neatly place your matches in order, including an unburned match at…

2 min.
magnificent macro

05 USE MINIATURE FIGURES By using miniature figures you can turn a bowl of cereal into a macro swimming pool, or food into a forest, to create some fun and inventive images. A macro lens with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 will help you to get closer to the mini figures, and will also make the figures look more life-size, but you can get reasonable results with a kit lens. PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Shoot these fantastically fun food scenes with miniature figures and a macro lens 1 ADD THE FIGURES We’re using 1:87 scale miniatures by German company Preiser. Spoon yoghurt into a bowl (your figures will sink in milk), and place a handful of cereal pieces on the top. Use tweezers to place the figures so they’re sitting or standing in the scene…