Photography Week No. 453

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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52 Números

en este número

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 TWITTER FLICKR We’re more than just a magazine…

2 min.
insta360 one r update adds a host of features

A action and 360 camera maker Insta360 has announced a major update for its ONE R Twin Edition modular camera. It builds on the camera’s already formidable features and adds even more, and is available as a free firmware update which you can install via the mobile app or the Insta360 Studio desktop software. One of the big new features is a Horizon Lock mode for the 4K (action camera) Mod and the separately available 1-inch Mod. It’s for when you’re filming in situations where it’s difficult to keep the camera steady – Horizon Lock will do this for you, keeping your footage upright and level in Pro video mode in tandem with Insta360’s remarkable FlowState stabilisation system. Also new is Loop Recording, which gets round the problem of knowing when to…

1 min.
artistic macro

Macro is a fascinating and challenging photographic genre; it’s a blend of science and artistry, combining the functional with the decorative. Photography is a powerful scientific tool, enabling us to study the world around us in precise detail, an area where macro photo gear excels. It can reveal features we would never otherwise be aware of, and so can be an enlightening medium for those researching the natural world. Flowers, colourful insects and natural patterns are not only points of interest for botanists, entomologists and geologists, and they also happen to look rather beautiful, making them the perfect subjects for gallery display. Of course, the approaches we should take to creating macro images will differ, depending on the end use of the resulting photographs. If simple record shots are the name…

4 min.
kit breakdown

Most photographers are familiar with what a macro lens does, and how it differs from conventional optics of similar focal lengths. However there are multiple types of macro lens available these days, as well as several options of camera format; this can complicate the choice of gear considerably, and it’s critical to understand just how various items impact the type of creative macro shots we can capture. Magnification ratio is the first important factor to consider, as this will directly influence how close you can get to your subject. To clarify, this does not necessarily refer to the minimum focus distance of a lens, but rather the magnifying power of the optical design and the resulting reproduction size of the subject in the final frame. For beginners, many lenses have a…

4 min.
play with focus

As we’ve discussed previously, macro photography can become a somewhat routine process, whereby we stick rigidly to a style of shooting, to produce formulaic images. Perhaps it’s because of the association with scientific photography that we tend to become preoccupied with technical perfection when shooting macro images, seeking tack-sharp detail in every frame. This is certainly a useful skill to have, since accidentally out-offocus images are impossible to cover up in close-up photography, but there are many more artistic possibilities to explore beyond this. Focus can be manipulated to convey depth in the subject’s environment. When combined with careful arrangement of the composition, it’s possible to create images which ‘pop’ with fields of colour in multiple distance planes from the camera, and by using a shallow depth of field we can…

4 min.
work with backgrounds

It’s surprisingly easy to overlook the background of a macro shot. We tend to associate macro with super-shallow depth of field, and so we expect the background to be significantly out of focus in most images we shoot. This can cause us to neglect the backdrop when composing our images, with little attention paid to what is happening behind the subject. This is a fatal error: if anything, the background plays an even more critical role in the success of a close-up image than in other photographic genres. When we focus on a small object, at close focusing distances, we are cropping out a lot of the environment. The nature of using a macro lens means a small area of colour in the background can quickly become a frame-filling element, washing…