Photography Week No. 455

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
USD 2.05
USD 27.51
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.
panasonic unveils 5omm f/1.8 prime for l-mount

Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 50mm F1.8 full-frame L-mount prime, the second in a new series of four light and affordable L-mount prime lenses. The Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is not Panasonic’s first 50mm prime. There’s also a Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4, which as launched at the same time as the Lumix S1 and S1R, but that’s a big, heavy and extremely expensive lens. The new Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is two-thirds of a stop slower, but much lighter, and much less expensive. Panasonic has already announced the Lumix S 85mm F1.8, the first of a series of four f/1.8 prime lenses that will share the same dimensions, filter threads and even control locations, so they can be easily swapped out in video rigs, for example, without you having to…

2 min.
nikon announces the first macro lenses for z series

Nikon has announced two new Z-mount macro lenses – the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8. Both new lenses offer a 1:1 reproduction ratio to enable photographers to get a closer look at their favourite subjects. While third-party macro lenses have been available for the Z mount for a while, these two new pieces of glass are the first official macro lenses for the Z mount lineup – and have been hotly anticipated. The Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S is a constant f/2.8 aperture midtelephoto macro lens that features S-Line next-dimension optical design with a smooth and silent multi-focusing system. It features Nikon’s anti-reflective ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings to help combat ghosting and flare, while the in-lens Vibration Reduction (VR) helps…

1 min.
the car’s the star

PRO ALAN KENNY CAMERA: CANON EOS 5D MK IV Alan picked up his first ‘proper’ camera back in 2004, and these days his camera of choice is a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Alan is an automotive, travel and aviation photographer, and since 2018 he’s has been shooting cars for websites and magazines, so he was the perfect pro to help Kamil improve his auto images. You can see Alan’s images at his website: APPRENTICE KAMIL GRAJ CAMERA: CANON EOS 2000D Kamil is a web developer who in his spare time loves to combine his two main passions: photography and cars. He bought a Canon EOS 2000D two years ago, and has been hooked on taking pictures of his car and driving to landscape locations to take photos since. Kamil is keen to pick…

1 min.
technique assessment

APERTURE PRIORITY MODE Alan shoots predominantly in Aperture Priority (Av) mode when shooting static cars, and switches to Shutter Priority (Tv) when taking pictures of moving cars. Because the Jaguar that was the subject for our first shot was stationary, Alan set Kamil’s EOS 2000D to Aperture Priority mode, which allowed him to control both the expsosure and the depth of field. A wide aperture like f/1.8 will blur more of the background, while a mid-range aperture value like f/8 or f/11 will capture more sharpness throughout the frame. FOCUSING MODES Alan uses One Shot AF mode when shooting cars that are static. This means he can half-press the shutter to focus and lock the focus in place, and then press it all the way to take the shot – ideal when subjects…

1 min.
hot shot #1

KAMIL SAYS We started out by shooting this 1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS roadster. It had gorgeous curves and a sage green paint job, so we rolled it out in front of the auction room to include some of the warehouses in the background. Alan filled a few buckets with water and splashed them on the paving in front of the car to throw some reflections into frame. We shot at f/4 and 70mm, which means the car’s sharp with a slightly blurred backdrop, and this enabled a fast 1/800 sec shutter speed to eliminate camera shake from shooting handheld. EXPERT INSIGHT POLARISING FILTER A polarising filter attached to your lens is essential for car photography, as they help cut down on distracting reflections on the body work and in puddles, and can also…