Photography Week No. 457

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

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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 TWITTER FLICKR We’re more than just a magazine…

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f/0.95 mitakon speedmaster is fastest l-mount lens yet

Lens maker Zhong Yi Optics has released the super-fast, super-affordable Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III natively for L-mount cameras. L-mount users wanting to shoot with an f/0.95 lens have previously had to adapt oversized lenses from other systems, but now the Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is available to users of full-frame Panasonic, Leica and Sigma bodies – so whether you want to shoot high-resolution stills on the Panasonic S1R, hybrid street imagery on the Leica SL2-S or fantastic footage on the Sigma fp L, you now have one of the fastest lenses on the market at your disposal. The lens is already available in Canon RF, Sony E and Nikon Z mirrorless mounts, along with a DSLR version for Canon EF bodies, but the Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is officially the first…

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10 ways to use summer light

Summer is an incredible time of year to get outside and add to your photography portfolio. The days are longer, so there’s plenty of time to make use of any glorious summer sunshine, but there are opportunities after sunset and on overcast days, too. Summer provides an incredibly versatile range of lighting conditions, as the colour and strength of the light changes throughout the day, and by using inexpensive accessories such as diffusers and reflectors you can manipulate the light further for creative results. In this feature you’ll learn ten ways to make the most of shooting in the summer, from heading out at dusk or dawn for beautiful golden lighting, to pointing your camera towards the sun to fill your images with artistic flare. As we write this, Covid-19 restrictions are…

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01 shoot in the golden hour

Sunrise and sunset offer the most popular light for landscape pros, characterised by long shadows and rich colours. The warm hues of the golden hours are due to a physical phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering. Nearer the horizon, sunlight has to travel a longer distance through the atmosphere, and shorter wavelengths of light that are cooler get filtered out by gas molecules, leaving a higher proportion of red light. At these times of day, one easy exposure method is to use aperture priority, increasing the ISO as the sun goes down or decreasing it as it rises. Switch to spot metering, and position the meter point to expose for your main subject. PLAN SHOOT TIMINGS WITH APPS Use an app such as PhotoPills to plan out your landscape shoots in advance. PhotoPills, for…

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02 capture the blue hour

The ‘blue’ hour, also often called the ‘magic’ hour, occurs roughly an hour before sunrise and after sunset. At this time you’ll benefit from softer, cooler light as the sun is just below the horizon. At dawn and dusk you’ll be rewarded with soft blue and pink tones that give your images a completely different look and feel to those taken at sunrise of sunset. In urban scenes, include building and street lights to add contrast and drama to your shots. Images taken in the blue hour may come out looking a little too cool, so when processing your images, boost the colours, adjust the white balance, and fine-tune the overall exposure so they’re not too dark.…

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03 backlight your subject

Backlighting involves shooting towards the sun, although you can also replicate the effect with a single flashgun positioned behind your subject. Backlighting can be used to transform a model or wild animal subject into a striking silhouette, or to generate a striking rim light around their profile. If you’re shooting with off-camera flash, the effect can be captured during daylight, with the sun as a secondary light source. You’ll generally get better results by shooting in the golden hour, when the sun is still low enough in the sky to effectively backlight subjects. UNDEREXPOSE FOR HIGHLIGHTS Underexpose your pictures by a stop or two so that you don’t blow out highlight detail – this is easily done when you’re shooting towards the sun as a key part of your composition. Check your…