Photography Week

Photography Week No. 399

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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new lomo analogue aqua is built for the beach

Seaside holidays may seem like a distant dream for many of us right now, but when we are able to hit the beach and take to the surf again, the new Lomography Analogue Aqua looks to be the perfect camera for recording the occasion. The Analogue Aqua is a reloadable film camera with a waterproof housing, and comes with a roll of 35mm Lomo film. It’s essentially a Lomography Simple Use Film Camera in an waterproof housing, both of which can be reused. The camera body can be reloaded with film when empty, and rehoused to take underwater again. The camera comes preloaded with one of two types of Lomo film – either Color Negative 400 (a 27-exposure ISO100-400 film designed to capture “dazzling colours and bold brightness in a variety of…

3 min.
ultra-wide masterclass

After a five-year stint as an LA-based commercial photographer, Tom Mackie ( traded the confines of the studio for the great outdoors, and moved to the UK. In between running workshops, writing books and supplying images to a wide range of publications, he can be found exploring landscapes both at home and abroad. Wide-angle lenses are nothing to do with widescreen-format images. These are lenses with a short focal length (for example, 14mm) that enable you to squeeze more of a scene into the frame. When should you use a wide-angle lens for landscape photography? The most obvious reason for ‘going wide’ is when you’re photographing an expansive view, but one of the easiest mistakes is trying to include too much in the frame. The tendency is to put on a wide-angle lens…

2 min.
prime lens perfection

Working out of Amsterdam, Ralph Lemarechal ( is a French photographer specialising in fashion and portraiture. His portfolio and commissions include everything from catwalk shows and studio-based hair and model shots through to environmental portraits. Prime lenses have a fixed focal length. They usually have a wide maximum aperture, too, so they let in lots of light and enable faster shutter speeds. They’re also ideal for blurring portrait backgrounds. Why do you choose to use a prime lens over a zoom? For portrait photography, a good fixed focal length lens can focus faster than a consumer zoom, and the typically wider maximum aperture enables you to shoot in low light without flash. Image quality can be better, too. You need to pick the right tool for the job. Which prime lens do you use…

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telephotos demystified

Chris Weston ( changed his entire vocation to concentrate on a career as a full-time wildlife photographer. Weston combines his global travels with workshops, seminars and books, and his work demands the use of longer focal lengths, yet his preferred lens isn’t what you might expect from a man who often has to stalk timid and sometimes dangerous animals. Atelephoto lens is an optic with a long maximum focal length. Very long lenses (for example, 600mm) tend to have a fixed focal length, but long lenses can also be incorporated into a zoom unit. Which lens do you most often use for your wildlife shots? My workhorse lens is Nikon’s 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR, which I use on my D3x, D3 and D700. All my cameras are full frame, so the lens acts…

3 min.
macro magic

Andy Small ( is “fascinated by the intricate structure and design found in nature,” or more specifically, the subtleties in flowers and plants when they’re put in front of his macro lens. To ensure these details are faithfully recorded, Small relies on Zeiss lenses – namely a manual-focus Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* lens that he uses on his faithful Nikon D300. Amacro lens is a lens specifically designed for close-up photography, the idea being that the image projected onto your camera’s sensor is the same size (or larger) as the subject you’re shooting. Which focal length would you recommend for macro shots of plants and flowers? I’ve only ever used 100mm lenses for my flower work. I find that a slightly longer focal length means I don’t have to get right on…