Photography Week

Photography Week No. 391

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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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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the vecnos from ricoh is a pen-shaped 360 camera

Vecnos, a startup venture spun out of and funded by Ricoh, has unveiled its first product: an ultra-compact 360-degree camera. This intriguing product has a proprietary four-lens optical system, with three lenses on the side and one on the top, which enables the camera to be ultra-slim and pen-shaped. Users of the Vecnos 360 camera will be able to enhance their images and videos, and share them on social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram, with the Vecnos app. Vecnos CEO Hidenao ‘Shu’ Ubukata said: “Enabled by advances in technology, combined with new social networking platforms, we are building a new generation of cameras, with our first product designed to reinvent the selfie for a younger consumer. Our objectives are to combine ease of use with advanced capabilities for shooting, enhancing and…

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10 tips for fabulous food photography

Food photography has surged in popularity in recent years. Many restaurants now actually encourage diners to take shots, as a picture of a dish on Instagram that looks good enough to eat can open the door to potential new customers. However, in this feature we’re going to focus on the higher end of food photography, and look at how you can serve up more professional result swhen shooting images for a blog or commercial client. To start taking quality food shots, ditch the smartphone and work with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, which will have a larger image sensor for better noise handling and cleaner pictures, a wide range of interchangeable lenses, and better optics for sharper shots. You may raise a few eyebrows if you decide to pull out your DSLR…

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01 get the gear

You don’t need lots of kit to take successful food photos, but it’s important to choose a quality camera and the right lenses for your subject. A full-frame body will give you a better depth of field, and handle noise more effectively in low light. In terms of optics, a macro lens will allow you to focus much closer to your subject and create intimate scenes. A 50mm f/1.8 lens is also a popular option, as the wide aperture makes it easy to blur backgrounds. This type of lens is very affordable across brands, and the light size and construction makes it easy to hand-hold. We’ll talk about the essentials of lighting, both natural and artificial, in more detail later, but as a kit overview, light modifiers and flashguns can both…

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what you need

FULL-FRAME CAMERA Opt for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with Manual and Aperture Priority modes. Full-frame models with larger sensors hold up better in low light and when making larger prints. PRIME LENS A ‘nifty fifty’ prime lens is the perfect focal length for wider contextual shots where you want to include more props. Try using a 50mm that has a wide maximum aperture. MACRO LENS A macro lens is perfect for picking out individual elements, or focusing more closely on a dish. Choose a macro lens with vibration compensation to shoot food handheld. REFLECTOR Reflectors enable you to bounce back some of the available light to ‘fill’ problem shadows and stop images looking too dark and moody. Experiment with different surfaces. STURDY TRIPOD With food, you tend to have time to set up and carefully compose shots. A tripod…

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02 use natural light

While a pro food photographer might have to work in dark restaurants and need an exposure boost from artificial light sources, many of us can get away with using natural light – especially if we’re shooting at home and have control over the environment. You can get beautiful results by harnessing the natural light coming in through a large window, but it’s important to envisage how you want the final images to look, as you may need to modify the natural light to suit this. Decide on the mood you want to convey; hard light without diffusion will create dramatic results with accentuated shadows and contrast, while diffused light is more soft and even. With light streaming in from one direction (a window), there’s a risk of harsh shadows falling on your…