Photography Week

Photography Week No. 395

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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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…

1 min.
tamron unveils new fast zoom for sony e mount

Tamron has unveiled its latest fast telephoto zoom for Sony mirrorless cameras. The development of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD was announced in October last year, and it’s the third of a trio of fast constant-aperture f/2.8 zooms for the popular Sony E mount. The new lens offers a shorter focal range than the classic 70-200mm f/2.8 favoured by pros and enthusiasts, but Tamron says this has enabled it to make a lens that’s 45% smaller than would otherwise have been the case. The optic is the smallest and lightest in its class, measuring just 149mm in length (when barreled down to the 70mm setting) and weighing just 810g. The 70-180mm f/2.8 features Tamron’s first ever linear motor AF drive mechanism, VXD (‘Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive’), which the manufacturer promises is…

1 min.
take creative shots at home

Back in the day of film cameras, creative home photo projects, such as shooting water splashes and light trails, tended to be more miss than hit. It used to involve hours of trial and error, plus days of waiting for your shots to be processed to see if all your hard work had paid off. It all took time, effort and money, and there was no guarantee of getting decent images at the end of it. Thanks to the immediacy of digital photography, you can now fine-tune timing, lighting and composition on a frame-by-frame basis to be sure of getting professional-looking shots. In this feature, we’ll show you how to set up and shoot four classic home photo projects in a fresh and original way. With the help of step-by-step guides…

2 min.
say it with flowers

SET UP A TABLE-TOP STUDIO Position a table near a window, but not one that’s in direct sunlight, because this will result in harsh shadows and blown-out highlights in your images. Place a box at the back of the table and tape a thin sheet of coloured cardboard in place so that it curves down onto the table (see above). Use a long-stemmed vase or a clamp to secure the flower in place, so that it’s bathed in the soft natural light from the window. DECIDE ON THE DEPTH OF FIELD With your camera on a tripod, compose your image roughly, then move the flower rather than the camera to fine-tune the shot. If you’re using a dedicated macro lens (see the ‘What you need’ boxout, right), don’t just set it to its widest…

1 min.
what you need

1 AN INTERESTING, FLAWLESS FLOWER When you’re buying flowers for a still-life shoot, look for an arrangement with a variety of textures, shapes and colours, so you can experiment. Warmer colours such as reds and purples work well in winter, while yellows and blues are more summery. Be choosy too – try to find the bouquet with the most pristine flowers, without any bent petals or crushed stems. 2 A THIN SHEET OF COLOURED CARDBOARD Placing coloured cardboard behind your subject is an ideal way to both provide a clean, uncluttered background and introduce colour to your image. It’s worth buying a few different hues so that you can use a shade that complements, or clashes with, your chosen flowers. A4 sheets are okay, but A3 offers more scope in terms of the…

2 min.
get creative with fruit and vegetables

SET UP YOUR TRIPOD Remove the central column of your tripod and reattach it the ‘wrong’ way around with the head hanging below the center. This will enable you to take pictures of the flat surface of the light box more easily. Place the tripod over the light box and attach your camera. If you’re working on a small table top, make sure the tripod is secure by applying some gaffer tape around the feet to fix it in place. PREPARE THE FOOD Use a clean, sharp knife to slice the fruit and vegetables as thinly and evenly as possible – any unevenness will affect the tonality of your image – then place them on the light box. If you’re using multiple slices, arrange each slice carefully so that together they create a…