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Photography Week No. 442

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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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

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 http://bit.ly/39py9lg TWITTER http://bit.ly/2vGadLP FLICKR http://bit.ly/2VIgsJO We’re more than just a magazine…

4 min.
dji’s fpv drone puts you in the pilot’s seat

DJI has announced its latest drone, the DJI FPV. The new ‘first person view’ drone is a compelling mixture of a fast and agile racing drone and an aerial filmmaking tool in the tradition of DJI drones such as the Mavic Air 2. FPV drones bring one key difference compared to other drones – rather than seeing their video feed on a controller or smartphone, you get a pilot’s-eye view sent straight to a headset or pair goggles, giving you the sensation of flying like bird, or being in the cockpit of a plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this sense, the DJI FPV has much in common with racing drones, which have become increasingly popular with the rise of professional competitions. But DJI’s new drone is less targeted at racing, and…

1 min.
shoot spring landscapes

Winter may provide us with some wonderful image opportunities, such as snow blanketing a familiar landscape, but after a few months the promise of spring is a welcome relief. Spring has always been a season of hope and excitement – in centuries past, surviving the winter months until the skies began to clear and the lands turned from white to green was something worth celebrating. For perhaps slightly less existential reasons, but by no means less emotionally uplifting ones, spring promises photographers new opportunities to experiment with colour, try new genres, and broaden their artistic horizons. As a season it presents an intriguing challenge. The colour palette may broaden as the weeks roll on, but it doesn’t quite match autumn for overall variety. Meanwhile, vegetation returns, and the trees exhibit a…

2 min.
capture close-up details

Landscape photography is often seen as purely ‘scenic’ imaging, concentrating on wide vistas encompassing panoramic detail. When mentioning the term many people immediately think of wide-angle shots of Yosemite, the Grand Canyon or an expanse of England’s Lake District. This limited concept of landscapes is shared by many image creators themselves, who rarely stop to consider the smaller details of a scene that have the power to tell a far more intimate story. The opportunity for intimate scenes is never clearer than during the spring months. As new life erupts in an explosion of shoots, unfurling ferns and fresh leaves, looking closer, rather than wider, can reveal textures, colours and patterns that hint at the bigger picture in a less obvious or literal way. Learning to pick out important detail is…

3 min.
get accurate colour

Part of the process of shooting landscape elements up close is to identify how well they represent the look and feel of the wider scene, while functioning as a composition in their own right. Since you are isolating one area of the environment, you’re bringing together various objects or colours within the frame of the image. These might not seem to interact too strongly in a wider-framed shot, but up close any colour clashes and overly busy detail will be noticeable to the viewer. If improperly framed, the vignette of the wider scene you’re creating may seem underwhelming – you need to make the viewer instantly understand why you chose to exclude the rest of the environment from the picture. If the reaction is one of confusion then the image…

4 min.
explore wider perspectives

Now that we’ve discussed telling a story without capturing too much detail in the frame, let’s examine wide-angle framing of broad scenes. As we’ve mentioned, there are occasions when viewers will expect to see a widely framed shot of a well-known view, so it’s imperative that you understand the potential challenges of capturing a location with a wide field of view. There are certain moments when a wide-angle lens immediately suggests itself, when it’s clear that no other focal-length range will effectively bring all of the scene detail into frame. Whenever you have excellent foreground detail, in addition to points of interest around the periphery of the image, it’s possible to create a balanced composition in which there are no large areas of blank space. However, as is often the case…