Photography Week No. 458

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
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicidad:
Weekly
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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://bit.ly/39py9lg TWITTER http://bit.ly/2vGadLP FLICKR http://bit.ly/2VIgsJO We’re more than just a magazine…

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gopro hero 9 black update addresses screen issues

GoPro Hero 9 Black firmware update has finally improved the action cam’s frustratingly sluggish touchscreen – and also delivers new open source tools that should see the camera play nice with other tech. The Hero 9 Black’s v1.6 update, which is available to download via the Quik app, brings several tweaks, but the main one is that it “improves touchscreen performance in menus and settings”. So does it actually fix the action camera’s annoyingly unresponsive screen? Not completely, by the sounds of it, with users reporting that while it’s easier to pull down the settings menu, and scrolling through preferences feels snappier, there’s still some slight lag in places compared to the screen on the Hero 8 Black. It isn’t a deal-breaker, and the Hero 9 Black is still a superb action…

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landscape editing masterclass

Just like soccer, photography is a game of two halves. The first half is the shoot – the process of capturing our images, during which we aim to get everything as close to perfect as possible in-camera, from composition to the focus point and exposure settings. The second half is the editing process, during which we correct flaws, apply enhancements and fine-tune the compositon in order to make our images look their very best. There are some landscape photography techniques where the shooting and editing processes go hand in hand – the two are inextricably linked – and these techniques are heavily dependent on editing because they involve shooting multiple frames, whether that’s to capture a wider scene that would be possible with a single frame, or to capture the full…

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master focus stacking

Capturing landscapes that are pin-sharp from just centimetres in front of the camera all the way to the distant horizon may sound like the stuff of dreams, but it’s a technique you can use right now to capture landscapes with maximum detail throughout. Focus stacking is a technique that’s more commonly associated with macro photography, because it overcomes the problem of an extremely shallow depth of field, even when shooting with a macro lens stopped down to f/11, for instance. With landscape photography, the foreground interest may be less than a metre away from the lens, while the horizon may be several miles away. And the problem with stopping down the aperture to f/22 to achieve a large depth of field is that diffraction – basically a loss of overall image sharpness…

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achieve natural hdr

HDR photography needs little or no introduction these days, but for those unfamiliar with the technique it’s a method of capturing tonal detail in a scene from the deepest shadows through to the brightest highlights by shooting three, five or more bracketed exposures. The exposures are shot at two-stop increments if you’re shooting three or five shots, or one-stop increments if you’re shooting more exposures. These frames are then merged into a single image in which detail is revealed throughout the scene. The advantage of HDR photography is that it can eliminate the need to use ND grad filters, but it can also be used in conjunction with filters to tackle extremely high-contrast scenes in which the sky is considerably brighter than the foreground. The main issue with HDR photography comes down to…

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4 min.
merge panoramas

We’ve all become accustomed to 16:9 picture ratios and wider thanks to cinema and modern widescreen televisions, so, while panoramic landscape photos have been around since the days of film, these days they perhaps look more natural than ever to us. Panoramas are easy to shoot, but they require careful editing in order to look natural. Panoramic images are often best shot at focal lengths between 35mm and 200mm to avoid perspective distortion from shooting with a wide-angle lens. A longer lens requires you to shoot further away from your subject, so even though the field of view is narrower than a wide-angle, once the individual exposures are stitched together you still achieve a wide view of the scene. An L-bracket is great for shorter lenses, while telephotos will have a…

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