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Photography Week

No. 356

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 http://tiny.cc/7s2zgy TWITTER http://tiny.cc/xt2zgy FLICKR http://tiny.cc/nv2zgy We’re more than just a magazine…

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canon announces the g5 x mark ii and g7 x mark iii

Canon has announced two new models in its PowerShot compact camera range, the G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III. The PowerShot G5 X found a lot of love among enthusiasts wanting a DSLR-like shooting experience inside a far more compact form, and while the second-generation model seeks to stick with that winning formula there have been quite a few changes. The G5 X Mark II is the first Canon camera of its kind to have a pop-up EVF inside a compact body. This is released via a catch to its side, and needs to be pulled back before being used, a setup that apes the likes of Sony’s RX100 Mark III, RX100 Mark IV and RX100 Mark V. The viewfinder itself is a 0.39-inch type with a 2.36 million-dot resolution…

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sony announces fe 35mm f/1.8

Sony has confirmed the arrival of a new FE 35mm f/1.8 lens for its full-frame Alpha models, which include the A7 III and A7R III. Built around 11 elements spread across nine groups, the new lens includes a single aspherical element to help combat spherical aberration and distortion. It arrives with a dust- and moisture-resistant build together with a useful close focusing distance of 22cm, as well as a nine-bladed diaphragm designed to produce smooth bokeh. With a weight of 280g, it’s also said to be the lightest lens of its kind. Sony claims the FE 35mm f/1.8 delivers outstanding corner-to-corner image quality, as well as quiet autofocus from its linear motor. Unusually for an optic of this sort, it’s been fashioned with a focus-hold button in addition to its focus mode…

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perfect your processing

Post-processing of images has become an essential part of the digital photographer’s workflow, and there are a vast array of photo editing software packages available, from highly simplified programs for beginners to high-end specialised tools used by professional photographers and retouchers; and of these options, some clearly lead in terms of popularity and number of users. While it’s good to have a variety of software to choose from, it can be daunting when it comes to choosing a package to start with, and the sheer variety and sophistication of the tools available can leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this guide, we’ll cover all of the key areas of post-processing in an effort to help you build a structured and effective workflow, from essential adjustments such as exposure control and contrast, through…

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why process your images?

While digital camera technology is constantly improving, people’s perception of image quality evolves in equal measure – even nonphotographers are now able to recognise when an image has been ‘Photoshopped’, and are even aware of when an editing technique has failed. It’s therefore vital that photographers recognise the need to develop their post-processing skills, so that they have a rounded skill set and are able to both produce quality images in-camera, and intelligently process these files with an end product in mind. In most cases we’ll start our image editing with basic adjustments such as brightness and contrast, colour correction and sharpening. These are often referred to as ‘essential’ adjustments, since errors in these areas are the most noticeable if left uncorrected, and they should be applied to every image as…

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control exposure and contrast

It’s always desirable to achieve I an accurate exposure at the shooting stage, as this minimises post-processing work, and generally reduces the chance of software-induced artefacts like image noise and banding. It also encourages the photographer to be mindful of overexposure and loss of highlight detail, which can’t be recovered at the computer. It’s almost always necessary to tweak exposure and contrast, however – contrast is often lacking in out-of-camera shots, while an image that looked accurate on a 3.5-inch LCD screen may seem slightly too bright or dark when enlarged. Furthermore, an ‘accurate’ shot – one that produces a balanced histogram and ticks all of the technical boxes – may not be the most punchy and attractive image possible; technically correct does not always mean exciting or dramatic. There are…