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Photography Week No. 446

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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…

1 min.
the sigma fp l packs even more into a compact body

Sigma has confirmed the arrival of the Sigma fp L, featuring a 61MP full-frame sensor, hybrid autofocus system and 5x digital Crop Zoom. The new camera packs all these features and more into a body that’s the same size and shape as the original Sigma fp, so you can seamlessly upgrade, or use both cameras side by side, while using the same EVFs and other modular accessories. At the heart of the Sigma fp L is a back-illuminated 61MP Bayer sensor, equipped with a low-pass filter to reduce moiré. Of course, the potential compromise here is that the same technology that smooths moire patterns also smooths general sharpness. The high resolution facilitates Sigma’s Crop Zoom – basically a digital zoom function, available for stills and video, that enables you to crop into…

1 min.
natural family portraits

It used to be the case that family photography took place within generic ‘family photography’ studios, and the photos themselves featured that iconic washed-out white backdrop, while the families posed with cheesy smiles. Documentary family photography is the complete opposite – an emerging style where photojournalism meets family portraiture. More than just candid images taken during a photoshoot, this approach shapes the approach to the entire photo session. Typically, shoots take place in the home or a familiar environment. Routines and everyday activities play out in front of the camera, with no direction or staging from the photographer. Images tend to be moment-driven, while sets of images aim to tell a story of the real life of the family. Editing is minimal, both to reflect a real-life look and to preserve…

1 min.
contributing photographers

EMMA COLLINS Emma has won several Documentary Family Awards, including Best Overall and Environmental Portrait categories twice in a row, and has also been shortlisted for the British Photography Awards. www.emmacollinsphotography.co.uk @emmacollins_photography ANTONINA MAMZENKO Antonia is one of the UK’s leading family photographers, working with clients from all over the globe, and has featured in Portrait of Britain. www.mamzenko.com @mamzenko ALICE CHAPMAN Listed three times as the top UK family documentary photographer by FPJA, Alice has also been the recipient of multiple awards. www.alicechapmanphotography.co.uk @alicechapmanphotography DIANA HAGUES Diana has won a number of awards, including the Documentary Family Awards, Portrait of Britain, and This is Reportage Family. www.dianahaguesphotography.co.uk @water_in_my_wellies…

1 min.
emma’s tips for shooting authentically

TAKE YOUR TIME The very nature of a documentary session means that you’ll be with a family for longer. Their daily life will take you on a journey of many different activities and scenarios, so you will never be short of variety and content to tell their story. DON’T SHOOT NON-STOP Instead, slow down, observe and anticipate, so that you’re absolutely ready when the really interesting moments happen. THINK ABOUT THE WHY Is the shot an important part of their family story? Who is the photo about? How do you want the family to feel when they see the photo? What is the essence of the moment? Ask yourself questions to inform your decisions.…

2 min.
emma collins

My shift from lifestyle to documentary work was deeply influenced by my personal relationship with the camera and my own family photographs. In many ways I am very lucky; I adore my family and all our quirks, but as a working mum with three kids and a dog, my home is not always as pretty as a picture, and the more I tried to create beautiful, aspirational images, the more I felt my home and my life wasn’t good enough. After a period of soul-searching and reflecting on my work, it became blindingly clear to me: the images that made my heart sing were those that recognised the beauty of the weird, crazy, real-life moments – these were the things I wanted and needed to remember. I think it is a…