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Photography Week No. 449

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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…

3 min.
sony announces new fe 14mm f1.8 g master

Sony has launched yet another fast full-frame prime lens, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM. The new optic is one of the company’s premium ‘G Master’ lenses, incorporating XA high-precision lens manufacture technology in order to deliver the best possible image quality. The only Sony lenses wider than this are the FE 12-24mm F2/8 G Master and older, non-G Master FE 12-24mm F4 zooms. This is the widest Sony prime lens yet, although it’s not the only 14mm f/1.8 lens on the market, as Sigma fans will point out, but the Sony lens is designed to be smaller and lighter, and to offer unrivalled performance. Size and weight are key to Sony’s design for this lens. At 83 x 99.8mm and weighing just 460g, Sony claims it’s almost one-third the weight of its…

1 min.
polaroid go is the world’s smallest instant film camera

Polaroid has announced the world’s smallest analog instant camera, the Polaroid Go, along with a miniature version of its classic square-format instant film. The Polaroid Go is positively tiny, at just 105mm long, 84mm wide and 61mm tall – which is considerably smaller than the 107.6 x 121.2 x 67.3mm dimensions of its rival, the Instax Mini 11. “We spent years designing the Polaroid Go camera from the inside out,” said Polaroid designer Ignacio Germade. “The camera’s internal components are arranged like a three-dimensional Tetris, using a careful composition to achieve a simple and effortless exterior and deliver the smallest size instant analogue camera possible.” Indeed, the Go is so small that Polaroid has even suggested that it’s wearable – lifestyle images depict the camera being attached with a parachute pull-cord style strap…

2 min.
the importance of aperture

Andy Parkinson is an award-winning wildlife photographer, regular National Geographic contributor and recent Nikon ambassador. He only works with wild animals, and he often speaks about conservation, animal rights and photography ethics. One of the greatest mistakes a wildlife photographer – amateur or professional – can make is to disregard the wealth of benefits that can be found by shooting at a wide variety of aperture settings. So often it seems that the pursuit of bokeh, or diffuse surroundings, consumes the imagination, limiting the myriad ways in which individual encounters can be viewed, and, as a result, the diversity of images that can potentially be produced. The aperture is created by a set of sliding blades in a lens, which control the size of the hole through which light can pass to…

4 min.
what’s aperture all about?

Changing the aperture of your lens is one of the fundamentals of photography, allowing you to alter both the exposure of a picture and how much of it appears sharply focused. The aperture itself requires little explanation: it’s a physical hole in the lens that light passes through to reach your camera’s imaging sensor. In most lenses, this hole is formed by overlapping blades that create a diaphragm, the size of which regulates how much light is let into the camera. Large apertures let more light into the camera, while small apertures reduce the amount of light; that bit is easy to understand. What can be more confusing is the set of numbers that represent the size of the aperture. The first thing to understand is that f-numbers aren’t a physical measurement of…

2 min.
animals in their environment

The most important consideration when you’re deciding at which aperture to shoot is which parts of the image you want to be in focus, and which parts you don’t. My general rule is that if an element adds to the image then try to include it, but if it detracts then try to exclude it. Critically important to maintaining the painterly feel of this image of gannets was to produce front to back sharpness, and to achieve that I shot at f/16. I still needed to maintain a fast shutter speed of 1/400 sec to compensate for the buffeting that I was getting, sitting with my legs draped over 150m-high cliffs while a surging, 65mph wind tried its best to dislodge me. The habitat in this image is every bit as…