Photography Week

Photography Week

No. 407

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.

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

1 min.
laowa’s new 9mm lens is the widest full-frame optic yet

Laowa has announced the 9mm f/5.6 FF RL, a rectilinear wide-angle lens that offers the widest angle of view yet seen for full-frame cameras. For comparison, most ultra-wide full-frame lenses are zooms, with a few starting at 12mm, some at 14mm and most at 16mm. The lens has a 135-degree angle of view to offer what Laowa describes as “one of a kind” perspective. This is made possible by the very short flange distances of mirrorless cameras – it won’t fit DSLRs – and the lens will be availalbe in Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z and L-mount versions. Something has to give in a design as extreme as this, and in this case it’s the maximum aperture, which is a modest f/5.6. The lens is also manual focus only, though that…

1 min.
30 pro tips for family portraits

For creative people, being unable to leave the home and explore the outdoors can either be a blessing or exceptionally difficult. While this unprecedented period gives us an unusual opportunity to concentrate on perfecting certain artistic skills, if you’re a photographer who usually loves capturing landscapes or environmental portraits in exotic locations it can be highly frustrating to be limited to the confines of the house and garden. This is because many of us see little potential for awe-inspiring images in these settings, and they present challenges in terms of balanced lighting and engaging backdrops, simply because they’re so familiar to viewers most kitchens and gardens look pretty similar. However, by employing a professional approach we can take this opportunity to capture wonderfully engaging family portraits. The key here is to look…

5 min.
group identity

While individual portraits of your loved ones can make for beautiful photographic studies, group shots of your family all together are likely to be the ones that get framed and prominently displayed. It’s for this reason that it pays to perfect your group portrait skills – as well as appealing to your own family, such images tend to sell well to clients. There are a specific set of challenges you face when shooting family groups, from impatient infants, and needing to capture each group member at their best, to technical aspects such as focusing, lighting, and colour balance. It’s important to develop your communication skills, so that you can effectively instruct each member of your group, but you may also need to adapt your camera work to account for multiple faces in…

5 min.
work with children

Conducting children on a photoshoot is one of the most challenging aspects of a portrait photographer’s working day. Not only do images of kids require a specific set of creative skills, but your subjects are often excitable, with a limited attention span, and are very rarely stationary for long. This gives you a narrow window in which to capture your images as planned. Developing your skills at working with children is a useful strategy, however, as infant portraiture is one of the most popular genres of high street photography, and can be lucrative. So what better way to bolster your confidence in this challenging area than by working with your own family at home? For any shoot that involves children, speed and efficiency are the key to successful images. The process…

5 min.
capture pets like a pro

Just as with children, pets make some of the most photogenic subjects, but are also among the most technically challenging. Dogs, cats and other small animals are extremely agile and fast-moving, which results in difficulties if you’re looking to set up a stationary lighting arrangement. This can be even more challenging at home, where we might have limited space to work in. Another issues is that, with restricted space, it’s difficult to put enough distance between the lens, the subject, and the background to sufficiently control background detail through depth of field. It’s therefore essential to master ways of positioning the animal to create the ideal composition, giving the subject space in the frame while pushing the surroundings out of focus. The aim with pet portraits, or any family portraits in…