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Photography Week No. 360

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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benro 3xs lite is a phone gimbal with a party trick

Benro has unveiled its new 3XS Lite gimbal, designed for mobile videographers. Gimbals for smartphones are nothing new, but the 3XS Lite has a party trick up its sleeve, with a press of a button spinning its clamp round between portrait and landscape orientations. Aimed at vloggers, photography and film students, and sports and action photographers, the three-axis gimbal is said to be one of the smallest on the market; it weighs just 430g, and can be folded down for easy portability. Benro reckons it’s a perfect partner for smartphones weighing up to 290g, which comfortably covers current flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and iPhone XS. Its handle is decked out with controls for the camera’s shutter, video recording, zooming and focus, while a 3.5mm port allows you to hook up…

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learn to capture portraits with impact

Capturing portraits that make the viewer want to look twice is something every photographer desires to achieve, and very often what’s required in order for that to be the case is plenty of visible character in the image. Character is obviously a rather nebulous subject, and something that can be interpreted in a number of different ways; what defines character to one person isn’t necessarily what defines character to someone else, and there are many different methods and approaches that one can adopt when it comes to capturing a portrait with impact. Over the next few pages, however, you’ll discover some of the key considerations and skills that photographers can utilise in order to increase their chances of success in this respect. From lighting on location to simple setups that…

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choose your approach

As with so many elements of photography, there are very different approaches that you can choose to take when it comes to shooting portraits with character. One might argue that all portraits must convey character if they are to succeed. “Portraiture is a broad field of photography,” says pro photographer Jarek Duk (jarekduk.com). “It can be broken down into many more specific areas, like simple head shots, studio portraits, environmental portraits and so on. Each one of them will carry its own technical aspects, but one thing is true for them all: successful portraits need to have personality and character.” But what defines character, and how do you ensure that it’s captured in your portraits? Perhaps the most essential element is that you have to show something that’s real – a…

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make it seem spontaneous

I have been lucky enough to shoot a few of the same famous faces as Jane Bown, and I’ve been told a number of times that I’ve chosen the exact same spot that Bown chose herself. One example was Ian Hislop, who I photographed in the Private Eye offices when I was starting out. It was print day, and there was a lot of stress around the office. I tried a few different setups with him, but his mind wasn’t really with me. When my time was up I reviewed the images and I knew I didn’t have the killer shot I needed. In a move of almost Bown-like tenacity I crept up beside him while he was talking heatedly to the print manager, and asked nervously if I might…

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work with natural light

I try to shoot in the golden hours, or at least where there’s shade from the sun, and I always use natural light. Most of my portraits are shot while travelling, and I strive to use light in a variety of ways. The soft, warm light at sunrise and sunset is unquestionably the best, as the lower angle of the sun creates glow, and shadows are less harsh. In some cases side lighting can be used very effectively by the photographer, using spot metering to highlight contrasts. Where the subjects are facing the warm light their faces take on an inimitable glow, which enhances the portrait. In situations where the light is overhead and generates shadow it’s still imperative to shoot if the opportunity arises, and it’s here that the…

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