Photography Week

Photography Week

No. 423

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…

3 Min.
dji unveils pocket 2 with new sensor, lens & mods

DJI has announced the successor to its DJI Osmo Pocket, which is simply called the DJI Pocket 2. The new model brings a number of improvements over the original stabilised mini camera, most notably a larger sensor, a wider lens, and a new range of accessories. We were big fans of the original DJI Osmo Pocket, which arrived back in November 2018 as a new breed of vlogging camera, building a camera into a miniature motorised gimbal, to create an action camera that produced ultra-smooth video footage. But the world of cameras – and indeed phones – has moved on since then, so what exactly has DJI stuffed inside this now familiar form factor? Despite adopting a similar design topped by a three-axis gimbal, the Pocket 2 brings lots of small changes…

1 Min.
the eagle has landed

PRO DAN MOLD CAMERA: CANON EOS-1D X MK III Photoplus technique editor and Photography Week contributor Dan has been a semi-pro for more than five years, and writing for photo mags for the best part of a decade. He’s shot many subjects, but wildlife is the genre he likes shooting most, whether it’s in his garden, local bird hide, deer park, or in the wild. APPRENTICE CHRIS VINES CAMERA: CANON EOS 760D Chris is an enthusiast photographer who loves to shoot birds of all types. He’s keen to improve his technique and master his camera settings to help him capture sharp images of birds in flight, so we arranged a photoshoot the West of England Falconry centre near Bath.…

6 Min.
technique assessment

APERTURE MODE Dan advised Chris to select Aperture Priority mode (Av on the mode dial), and then open the aperture all the way to let in as much light as possible and achieve faster shutter speeds – an aperture value of f/2.8 is ideal. Don’t worry if your lens doesn’t open this wide: you’ll just need to increase the ISO a bit until you get a shutter speed of 1/1000 sec or faster, so your images might be a little noisy. AI SERVO AF We used the ‘Q’ Quick Menu to change the autofocus mode to AI Servo, which allows you to continually refocus on the active AF point as long as you hold down the shutter button. This makes it much easier to keep the focus on the head of the bird…

1 Min.
shot of the day!

LENS 70-200mm f/2.8 EXPOSURE 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO3200 CHRIS’S COMMENT Our last setup was the trickiest, as we stepped into an indoor area where the handlers were able to fly this fantastic european eagle owl. The challenge was that light levels were much lower, so Dan advised me to push my ISO up to 3200. Then, as the lighting was consistent, I used Manual mode and set the shutter speed to 1/1000 sec and the aperture at f/2.8. I was using my Canon EF 100mm macro lens, which I had no idea could be such a fantastic lens for larger wildlife. I was hindered by the relatively low burst speed and AF speed of my 760D, but it was great fun photographing this beautiful bird! DAN’S VERDICT The final setup was a challenge, so I…

2 Min.
ten tips for better bird photos

1 REVISIT LOCATIONS Visit your favourite local wildlife spots regularly, and over time you’ll learn where to position yourself in order to get the best light, particularly at sunrise or sunset. 2 INVEST IN ‘FAST’ GLASS Having a ‘fast’ lens with an aperture of f/2.8 allows you to shoot at rapid shutter speeds, and also blur backdrops fo wonderful shallow depth-of-field effects. 3 IMPROVE YOUR FIELDCRAFT It’s easy to think that you need a 600mm lens to get frame-filling shots of distant birds and other subjects, but if you practice your fieldcraft you get can close enough to get good shots with a 200mm focal length. 4 VISIT BIRD CENTRES The flying displays at birding wildlife centres are ideal for perfecting your panning technique, so it’s well worth visiting one to improve your skills. 5 WEAR OLD CLOTHING It’s…