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Photography WeekPhotography Week

Photography Week

No. 338

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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United Kingdom
语言:
English
出版商:
Future Publishing Ltd
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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/7s2zgyTWITTER http://tiny.cc/xt2zgyFLICKR http://tiny.cc/nv2zgyWe’re more than…

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get creative with perspective

There are a number of reasons why the photos that leap out at us on Instagram or online gallery sites do so. It can be the colours, the light, or it could be the composition. If it’s the composition, then there’s an excellent chance that the reason you find yourself looking twice at the photo is because of the way that perspective has been used to create a dynamic, striking image that makes you see the world in a particular way or creates a particular mood.Looking up at a subject makes it seems imposing and dramatic, while looking down from an elevated perspective provides an overview that can give the impression that the scene is reduced in scale somehow.Over the next few pages we’ll be taking an in-depth look at…

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be a master of perspective

Okay, one last time: these are small, but the ones out there are faaar away. The legendary scene in Father Ted, in which Ted tries to explain to his sidekick Dougal why the plastic model cows in his hand appear to be the same size as the real ones outside has to be one of TV’s funniest ever moments. It’s also a wonderfully simple explanation of perspective and scale. Not surprisingly, Dougal couldn’t quite figure it out and Ted gave up in the end; hopefully the same doesn’t apply to you, but just in case, here’s how it works.Photography is a two-dimensional medium. Whether viewed on a monitor, a projector screen or as prints, photographs are flat, so while they can give an accurate representation of height and width, they…

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try a different viewpoint

Perspective isn’t just about the relationship between the elements in a scene, it’s also about where you shoot them from. Most of the photographs we take are with the camera held roughly at eye level, which is how we view the world. But if you purposely move away from that viewpoint you’ll produce images with more dramatic perspective.GET DOWN LOWTry the low-down approach by either getting your knees dirty, or craning your neck and shooting straight up. This latter approach works particularly well in the urban landscape, as you’ll dramatically change the angle and perspective of tall buildings. Use a wide-angle lens, and watch how those skyscrapers earn their name – by seeming to reach towards the heavens.UP, UP AND AWAYThe effect of looking straight up at tall buildings through…

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enhance perspective with lenses

FRAMINGThis fisherman was framed by shooting through his own conical net using a 16-35mm zoom at 16mm, producing dramatic perspective as well as adding context to the imageWide-angle lenses ‘stretch’ perspective so the elements in a scene appear further apart than they really are. Conversely, telephoto lenses ‘compress’ perspective so that elements appear to be closer together.True? Well, yes and no. All lenses actually record perspective in exactly the same way when used from the same position. It’s only when you change the focal length of the lens and the position of the camera that perspective changes. The easiest way to prove this is to shoot a scene with both wide-angle and telephoto lenses from exactly the same position. The two photographs will obviously look different, because the wide-angle shot…

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perspective in portraiture

WIDE-ANGLEThese have two uses in portraiture. You can use them to shoot environmental portraits that capture your subject in their environment, letting the surroundings tell a story. Or you can utilise the distortion that wide-angle lenses create by moving in close to your subject and exaggerating their facial features – this can be unflattering, but great fun!PORTRAITThese lenses have a focal length between 85-135mm, and are ideal for traditional head and shoulders portraits. This is because the slight foreshortening of perspective you get is flattering to the human face and records our features in a realistic, pleasing way. Prime lenses such as the 85mm and 105mm are favourites among portrait photographers.TELEPHOTO LENSESA good choice if you want to compress perspective and pull background elements into the shot. At wide apertures,…

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