Photography Week

Photography Week No. 393

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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ricoh’s new optic could be the perfect portrait lens

Ricoh has announced the development of its next Star-series lens, the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW. The second of the manufacturer’s high-performance “new generation D FA*” single-focus lenses, the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW joins a series of optics which Ricoh promises deliver “perfect image quality”. Its 85mm focal length is equivalent to 130mm in 35mm terms when mounted on Pentax APS-C DSLRs, which combined with the wide f/1.4 aperture will make this a candidate for the best portrait lens on the market. The new lens follows in the footsteps of the previous new generation D FA prime, the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW. Full specs and pricing are yet to be revealed, but we know that the 85mm f/1.4 will feature nine aperture blades for…

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the secrets of image-editing for landscapes

Should a landscape photograph depict reality, or can a landscape be imaginary? There are two schools of thought, and in both cases using post-production to best represent your creativity is necessary. In the days of film, after the negative was exposed and processed, a print would be made as a second stage of creativity. It was a two-step process – capture followed by post-production. With digital photography, the process is the same. We can think of our raw files as our negatives, while our postproduction is the processing of a file for printing or sharing on social media. For me, it’s the post-production that gives us the opportunity to be different, to express ourselves, to explore different ideas of seeing and ways of thinking. Cameras do one thing only: make an exposure.…

3 min.
best practice for landscape shots

For some photographers, post-production is all about fixing problems that happened at the time of capture. A better approach is to optimise your exposures when you take the photograph and then use post-production to further interpret your images. This isn’t to say we don’t use post-production to fix our landscape photos, but if you can improve a poor-quality file with post-production, imagine how much better it could be if you started with a good-quality file. So before we move into processing and editing landscape photos, how do we ensure that we capture the best possible files in the first place? Use the camera to maximise image quality at every step, from the file format (raw, not JPEG) to the exposure settings that are appropriate for the subject. WHY SHOOT IN RAW? Don’t…

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processing raw files in lightroom

Processing a raw file can take as little as a few seconds or as long as several hours. It depends on the photo itself, and what you want to present to your audience. It also depends on what you want your landscape photograph to say – and that’s often where the time is spent, experimenting with different approaches. Does the photo look better when it’s lighter, darker or with less contrast? Should you lighten the subject or darken down the surroundings? Some photographers like to keep their photographs as close to reality as possible, so they’ll want to make as few edits as they can. Other photographers delight in exploring the creative possibilities on offer, perhaps making hundreds of changes. While there isn’t a ‘standard’ workflow, there are a number of…

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moving into photoshop

If Lightroom and Capture One are so good at processing raw files, why do we need to use Photoshop? In practice, many landscape photographers don’t use Photoshop unless they need to do specific tasks, and perhaps the most obvious of these tasks is creating composite images. Unlike raw processors, Photoshop can’t work directly with raw files. Instead, when you open a raw file in Photoshop, it automatically takes a diversion into Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) where the file can be converted into a format like TIFF, PSD or JPEG. You can make many of the same adjustments in ACR as you can in Lightroom, so this stage will feel quite familiar if you use Lightroom. In ACR, you can save the edited photo, and this is something you need to remember to…