Photography Week No. 459

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…

4 min.
the z fc is a mirrorless blast from nikon’s past

The Nikon Z fc has arrived in all its retro glory, with the mirrorless camera sporting a vintage design that harks back to the glory days of Nikon film cameras during the 1980s. A compact camera that’s effectively a redesigned version of the Nikon Z50, the Z fc has a similar look to rivals like the Fujifilm X-T30 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. Nikon’s mirrorless cameras have mostly been full-frame affairs, such as the Z6 II, aimed at experienced hobbyists or professionals. But, like the Z50, the Nikon Z fc is a more accessible camera, using a smaller DX-format sensor that makes it compact and relatively affordable. Beneath its retro skin – which Nikon says is inspired by the Nikon FM2 SLR from 1982 – the Nikon Z fc is…

2 min.
10 techniques for better outdoor portraits

High-end portrait and fashion shoots can become complex very quickly. Once you start using more than a single light, the photographer and lighting assistant’s workload increases exponentially, as they try to balance each light source for the perfect look. Once they’ve found this balance, they’re awarded with total control over the lighting ratio and style – one of the greatest advantages of shooting in a studio environment. However, a great deal of preparation, including setting up the lights and dressing a set, is required to produce reliable results. This is where shooting outdoors becomes highly attractive. Natural light is the simplest and arguably most flattering light source available, while the outside world offers an endless variety of background effects and image themes, all at the photographer’s fingertips. Many professional portrait photographers…

6 min.
working with ambient lighting

Lighting is key in all areas of photography, but for portraiture you have to approach it with extra sensitivity. Light needs to flatter the subject more than in any other genre, and it will be instantly noticeable if the distribution of highlights and shadows is misplaced, or if the intensity and colour balance of the light is incorrect. Use too much flash and you’ll bleach the subject’s skin, which will create distracting hotspots and make them seem inorganic – not an attractive look! Conversely, fail to use enough flash, or place it at the wrong angle, and you’ll introduce deep shadows where they shouldn’t be. Light picks out the contours of the subject’s face and form, so well-considered light placement is essential to make them appear natural, and to complement…

1 min.
best lighting ccessories

FLASHGUN SOFTBOX Small flash is a far more practical in-the-field lighting option than strobes. Use a dedicated softbox to soften your shadows and highlights, for more flattering light. REFLECTOR SET A kit containing white, silver, gold, black and translucent reflectors allows you to match the colour and lighting style of the ambient conditions for maximum flexibility. HANDHELD DIFFUSER An on-flash softbox is fixed in place. A handheld diffuser enables you to alter the softness of flash or natural light on demand, by changing the distance from the subject. AIR CUSHIONED STAND This enables you to mount a flash at the height you require. The air cushioning is safer, as you’ll likely change height more often than in the studio. ND FILTER It’s a less obvious portrait accessory, but an ND filter will allow you to shoot wide open in…

1 min.
dominate with flash

1 METER THE BACKGROUND Start by taking a meter reading from the environment, in any PAS mode. Make sure your exposure compensation is set to zero at this time. Next, lock in these settings by switching to Manual mode. 2 SET HIGHEST SYNC SPEED To make the ambient lighting less dominant than your added light set the camera’s highest synchronisation shutter speed, which will often be 1/200 sec. Don’t worry if your subject is underexposed at this stage. 3 ADD THE FLASH Turn on your flashgun to fill in the shadows on the subject. Start at around 1/16th power, and increase until you achieve the correct exposure. Consider gelling your flash at higher outputs to prevent a ‘flashy’ look. 4 CONTROL GLOBAL BRIGHTNESS Further control brightness with your aperture. To alter the overall image exposure leave the…