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Back To Backlighting
Backlighting is just what it sounds like! It’s when you take your light and place it behind your subject. Backlighting can be shot in several ways and you can use any light source, from studio lights to the sun. How you present your subject can vary
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Camera College
Recording video in 4K Ultra High Definition doesn’t just fill up your memory card in ultra-fast time – it opens up a world of creative options How often do you use the video capabilities of your digital camera? Chances are, probably not enough, as th
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Shoot A Steam Train Scene At Kingswear
For our second challenge, we needed to cross the River Dart. The ferry from the North Embankment takes several minutes and takes you to the end of the platform of Kingswear Station. The southern terminus of the Dartmouth Steam Railway, the station wa
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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
£489/$499 A ‘manual’ lens in varying degrees Lens mount s Canon EF, Nikon FX, Pentax K, Sony A, Sony E Badged as Rokinon in the USA, this manual-focus Samyang lens is available in a wide variety of mount options. Most have no electronics, so you can’
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Blending Beautifully
In the past couple of years intentional camera movement (ICM) and layering multiple exposures has become more in vogue, and a growing movement using the technique is becoming ever noticeable. The technique, which requires you to take multiple exposur
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Too Many Pixels?
Digital cameras sensors are packed with many more pixels than the 8 million needed for a 4K image, so camera engineers use a number of methods to get around this. The basic option is a 1:1 pixel crop, where a 3,840 x 2,160 (or 4,096 x 2,160) pixel po
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Pull Pics Into Shape
The key to a successful shot is the quality of the composition, and the Crop Tool is often seen as the go-to tool for making improvements in this area. But the process of trimming off excess space and using a little rotation to fix a wonky horizon al
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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
£699/$599 A Tamron lens with street smarts Lens mounts Canon EF, Nikon FX Tamron’s f/1.8 lens is a third of an f/stop slower than the Samyang and Sigma 35mm lenses on test. An upside is that it feels smaller and lighter, but it’s still weightier than
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Becoming Elizabeth
Anatoly Karpov’s painterly imagery is the result of a long process of preparation. “Queen Elizabeth I and her attire was the inspiration for this classic portrait,” he says. After having the initial idea, Anatoly worked on costume preparation, search
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4K In, Full HD Out…
To view 4K footage as it was designed to be seen, you’ll need a 4K television or compatible display. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t: you don’t have to watch a movie at 4K resolution just because it was shot in 4K. YouTube gives you a rang
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Photo Answers
Andrew is a highly-experienced writer and photographer – if you have a problem, he is here to help. Q I understand the ‘golden hour’, but what factors actually cause great light? And where does it occur? Donna Judd A Great light can really happen any
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Large-sensor Compact Cameras
£999/$999 The G1 X Mark III packs a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, but unlike the fixed focal length Fuji and Ricoh APS-C cameras, Canon’s top-line compact stands out by sporting a 3x 24-72mm-equivalent zoom lens. The f/2.8 max aperture is also
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Make A Budget Studio
You may think you need loads of fancy equipment to set up a studio, but that simply isn’t the case. In this DIY project, you’ll discover some money-saving ideas. The cost of my DIY studio came in around £300, but you can get a good setup for less if
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Useful Camera Features
While all cameras can record video, some have been designed as ‘hybrid’ stills-and video-recording machines This option adds a coloured highlight to edges of objects that are in focus on the Live View display or EVF, making it easier to manually focu
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Six Ways To Shoot…
Know those sunset conditions when the sun is so low behind you that you can’t avoid including it? Instead of cursing it, embrace it and shoot your own shadow selfie. It’s a slightly more arty form of the modern selfie phenomenon. Deep shadows are a g
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Sensor Cleaners
£71/$56 Delkin’s kit is equipped to remove loose particles and stubborn contaminants. The SensorBulb blower puffs dust away, albeit in the same uncontrolled manner as any blower, meaning dust can just be blown around and onto th
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Capture Sea Sparkle
Bioluminescence is one of the world’s most intriguing natural phenomena. It describes the release of light from a living organism – and there’s nothing quite as spectacular as seeing it in the ocean. Bioluminescent plankton, also known as sea sparkle
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Number Crunching
There are lots of numbers to get your head around when it comes to movie recording. Two that are closely related and easily confused are frame rate and shutter speed. Both are measured in units of time, but frame rate controls the recording speed (in
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Roving photographer Quintin is two thirds through his 6,000-mile photo walk around the whole of the UK coast. Crossing the border into Caithness, the wildflowers are in full bloom, forming a purple sea of heather and thistles offs
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Help Me Buy A… Flashgun Modifier Kit
Slot a flashgun into your camera’s hotshoe, aim it at the target and shoot. You’re almost guaranteed to get flat-looking images with a snapshot feel at best, and a nasty dose of red-eye at worst. The main problem is that the flash tube is small and o
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Awesome Autumn!
Verity Milligan is an award-winning photographer and educator based in Birmingham. She is happiest when she’s outdoors at dawn, capturing landscapes in the UK and further afield. She’s also a big fan of power naps! Autumn is a great time of year to b
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Stills Got It
You don’t have to use a camera’s video mode to create a movie. Building a time-lapse sequence from a series of stills is an effective way to reveal a world that normally goes unseen, such as the movement of stars in the night sky and the growth of pl
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In Focus
Image quality from this high-end ‘full-frame’ medium-format is sure to impress Two issues ago we reported on Sony’s new A7R IV and its 61MP full-frame sensor. While many photographic industry observers and practitioners doubtless welcome the megapixe
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Back Issues
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Hit The City!
Cities are the melting pots of society. They contain variations on everything, from types of architecture that might be radically different from neighbourhood to neighbourhood–or from one side of the street to the other–to the people you see sitting
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The Art Of Seeing
Recently I was asked to give a talk on travel photography. This got me thinking – what exactly is travel photography? The Royal Photographic Society’s travel group describes ‘travel photography’ as images that ‘communicate a sense of place’, while Wi
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Behind The Lens
How did you get involved with Project Z? After my ‘Habanaboy’ series [on Cuba] and book dropped, I got it premiered on quite a lot of big platforms. That was around September 2017. It was the first solid block of recognition and got the attention of
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The roots of Stephen Wilkes’ Day to Night project lie in a 1996 assignment for Life magazine to shoot the cast and crew of Baz Luhrmann’s movie Romeo + Juliet. He was asked to produce a gatefold-format image, but when he arrived on set in Mexico, he
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Feeling Right At Home
When it comes to travel and photography, there are so many opportunities to capture new and exciting images. It might be that you want to focus on gorgeous stretching vistas or to zoom in close to native people living and working in the country. You’
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Shot Of The Month
This young male seemed blissfully unconcerned by the lightning and thunder rolling in across the Kalahari Desert, as well as the presence of the photographer Hannes Locher, who was taking night shots in the South African part of the Kgalagadi Transfr
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