The third and final part of the Photography News Summer Festival of Photography looks at how to build your perfect camera system, provides tips on shooting compelling videos and is filled with project ideas to get you out and about taking great pictures.
Making the news this month is Canon, which revealed 11 new products to the world, including two full-frame mirrorless models. Top of the range is the EOS R5 with its 45 megapixels, in-body image stabilisation with 8EV benefit, 8K video and up to 20fps shooting. It promises to be a special camera, but another special camera is already here and tested in this issue, this time from Nikon: the mighty D6.
The Photography News Summer Festival is in full swing, with more advice, inspiration and technique to get your imaging moving forward. Our big test this issue is the Fujifilm X-T4, a high-spec camera with a host of great features, including an in-body image stabiliser, a super-quiet shutter with the ability to shoot continuously at 15fps, a redesigned, responsive AF system and a whole rack of video features
It’s the launch of the Photography News Summer Festival! As issue 77 arrives, there are still some lockdown restrictions, but we’ve got plenty of content to keep you inspired at home or elsewhere. This month, mirrorless kit, long exposures and video shooting basics. We also have the Fujifilm X100V on test and we speak to documentary photographer Chris Upton, complete with stunning imagery.
Issue 76 comes during a hard time for photographers and for us all, but we must stay positive. As such, you’ll find a feature full of creative ideas that you can try while stuck indoors – some could pass hours, some will keep you occupied for days. Elsewhere, the impressive Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is on test alongside a host of accessories, there’s a close-up photography Buyers’ guide with options for all and the TIPA World Awards 2020 results are in!
Issue 75 is here! This month, we’ve got four whole camera tests for you to enjoy, including the new Nikon D780 and the Sony A7R IV. You can also enjoy some fantastic photos as we take a look at the Travel Photographer of the Year winners, get some expert street photography tips from the master, Brian Lloyd Duckett, and find out who won in the Photography News 2019 Awards.
This month’s big news comes from Olympus with the launch of the OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Fujifilm with the new X100V. Elsewhere, we test the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, bring you Buyers’ guides for lighting and photo books, and hear from David Maimó Lázaro about his trip to Iceland – beautiful landscapes included.
It’s a new year, a new decade and a new issue of Photography News! Inside issue 73, we’ve got the Nikon Z 50 the Hasselblad X1D II 50C on test, an interview with an army sniper turned photographer and some advice for making 2020 your best photographic year yet.
The end of the year is here once again, and that only means one thing – a double issue! In issue 72, there’s twice the content you love, including four cameras up for Big test and a ton of First tests. Also, the 2019 PN awards is kicking off!
In issue 71, we check in with three of the PN team after a year of using the Nikon Z 6. There are a host of lens, light and bag First tests, too. Also, we’ve got a double-double with two Q&As and two Buyers’ guides!
We’re back this month with a fresh new look! We’ve still got all the content you know and love, though. In this issue: a street photography guide, the incredible BPOTY winning images, tests for the Lumix S1, Sony a6400, Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III and much more!
Issue 69 brings news of exciting new kit from Fujifilm, Nikon, Sigma and Sony. Fujifilm is leading the charge in the medium-format mirrorless sector with the 102-megapixel GFX100, which we fully test in the issue. Still on gear, we have all the advice you need to find your perfect bag and tripod. We also hear from wildlife photographer, Tom Way, and sports specialist, Terry Donnelly.
Issue 68 is packed with all the latest and greatest photography news, including Canon UK’s new Powershot models, the G5 X Mark II and the G7 X Mark II. We’ve also got a full review of the Panasonic UK Lumix G90 and a host of First Tests! We talk to portrait photographer, Rory Lewis, and Mark Mawson, who specialises in photographing liquids.
The headline product this issue is the medium-format Fujifilm GFX100, boasting a mighty 102 megapixels. This is a pro-level mirrorless camera, but part two of our move to mirrorless features checks out three leading brands with more affordable options, too. We go wild and take the Olympus OM-D E-M1X on safari and review loads more gear our First Tests section.
Check out our first tests jamboree with new kit from Datacolor, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Profoto and Sigma, plus see our pictorial tribute to talented photographer, Agnès Proudhon-Smith. We also launch Round 2 of our Wedding Photographer of the Year with Loxley Color.
We test out Canon’s second mirrorless model, the EOS RP, as well as the Fujifilm X-T3, plus discover the Gear of the Year award winners as they pick up their prizes at The Photography Show. We also launch our Wedding Photographer of the Year competition with Loxley Colour.
We went to the worldwide launch of the Fujifilm X-T30 to get a first look at this highly featured camera. Find out all about it in this issue. We also get hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and Panasonic Lumix S1R. Elsewhere in the issue, we launch a new feature, which highlights and celebrates the photographic achievements of our readers.
We’ve managed to get our hands on the new Olympus and Panasonic cameras this month – two major launches – so you can read our first thoughts on these cameras in this issue. And enjoy a trip around the globe with our portfolio of winning images from the latest Travel Photographer of the Year.
The GFX 50R is the second member of Fujifilm’s medium format system and this lightweight model is a compelling proposition sure to appeal to all discerning image-makers. We take a look and, spoiler alert, we’re impressed. And don’t miss your chance to vote for your favourite gear of the year in our annual PN Awards and we take a look at Nikon’s Z 6!
Our double Christmas issue of Photography News includes reviews of the most talked about cameras of the year, the Canon EOS R and the Nikon Z 7. We also launch our PN awards, which is your chance to vote for the best imaging kit and services, from cameras and lenses to colour management devices, lights and monitors.
The past couple of months have all been about full-frame photography, with mirrorless systems arriving from Canon and Nikon, entering a market currently led by Sony. Now we have Leica, Panasonic and Sigma clubbing together in the L-Mount Alliance and Zeiss getting involved, too. If the idea of going full-frame digital appeals, there may never be a better time, so check out this month’s tests!
This month saw not one, but two new full-frame mirrorless systems, with Canon and Nikon introducing the R and Z respectively. We give them a first look in this issue and test the Panasonic Lumix GX9 in the field. Also in this issue, find the core techniques you need for street photography and hear from photographer Jerry Webb about his mono conversions.
For readers who came along to Photo 24, you’ll know we ran two big contests with two winners receiving Fujifilm camera equipment to the value of £1500. More than 1000 images were received and the winning images are featured in the issue! Also, Karen Yeomans talks sportswomen and we try out Sigma’s new Art range flagship, the 105mm f/1.4 – the bokeh master.
It won’t have passed you by that drones are hugely popular image-capture tools. At the risk of droning on, a leading expert gets us off the ground with the ins and outs. We also have an exciting mix of first tests, with a carbon-fibre tripod, two innovative filter products and a lens that few can afford – the Nikon 180-400mm f/4 with its integral teleconverter at £11k.
Eastwood Photographic Society in Glasgow won this year’s Camera Club of the Year contest and you can check out the story behind the final shoot-out in the issue. We also look at all things travel and offer techniques and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, plus we revisit one of last year’s biggest camera launches, the Nikon D850.
In this issue, we find out the winners from this year’s TIPA Awards, which recognise the best imaging kit from the previous 12 months. We also speak to Nicky Heppenstall, founder of the Remember My Baby charity, who explains how you can become a volunteer photographer. And if you’ve been thinking of buying pre-loved kit, then you’ll definitely want to read our buyers’ guide!
Spring is finally here and if you’re taking the opportunity to get in some landscape photography, this issue is packed with tips and techniques. We also reveal the last Camera Club that has made it through to our final shoot-out and if you’ve been thinking of buying some new kit, then discover why the Fujifilm X-H1 is well worth considering and check out more gear in our first tests.
With The Photography Show this month, issue 53 is the biggest of the year, full of news, reviews and interviews. We’ve got creative techniques to help give your people pictures more impact, plus we chat to Paulina Duczman, a world-renowned portrait photographer. We also share our first impressions of the latest from Fujifilm, following the X-H1 launch event in Lisbon!
Our technique feature this month looks at how you can push the boundaries of scenic composition for shots worth a second look, we also reveal theme 4 of our Camera Club of the Year competition and catch up with one of the country’s most successful wedding photographers, Brett Harkness, to chat about his portrait work.
In issue 51, we’ve got tips to help you capture better portraits, a test of Canon’s budget mirrorless camera, the EOS M100, and a raft of first tests including lenses and colour management solutions. Want to master on-location lighting? In this month’s Lighting Academy, we use the Elinchrom ELB 1200 to show you how to creatively balance flash and natural light for a variety of results.
The Photography News Awards 2017 recognise great products, innovation and outstanding service, with the winners voted for by you. Discover the nominees in this issue and get voting! This issue also features a wide variety of exciting new kit including the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and Canon EOS 200D, plus the latest instalment of our Lighting Academy.
In this issue we’ve got a full test of the D850, Nikon’s highest-megapixel DSLR so far, plus we have the low-down on the Profoto A1 – the world’s smallest studio light from Profoto CEO Anders Hedebark. There’s also tips on autumn photography and we speak to Stephen Dalton on his new book, My Wood.
There’s no doubt that photographers are always yearning for more pixels, which is why the much-anticipated Nikon D850 is going to hog the news until the next big thing comes along. We take a look at the full-frame 45.7-megapixel DSLR in this issue. Elsewhere, there’s expert advice for taking better on-location people pictures and the latest hot gear is reviewed in First Tests.
Summer is a great time to be out with the camera! Flowers are ever-popular subjects and offer creative opportunities with in-expensive gear as our technique feature explains. If you’re more kit focused, read our test of Canon’s EOS 6D Mark II, which offers quality-hungry photographers a competitively priced full-frame model.
Summertime, and the shootin’ is easy… If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to distant lands, you’ll appreciate our tips from former winners of Travel Photographer of the Year and the PN team. We’ve also got a travel-themed buyers’ guide! Plus, there’s all the action from our Camera Club of the Year grand final and a full test on the Nikon D7500.
The summer months are upon us and with them lots of exciting events. Races, airshows, museum open days, public gardens… they all bring photo opportunities, and this month’s technique feature will show you how to make the most of them. We also bring you news of Camera Club of the Year’s grand final, all the best interviews, and must-read tests of the latest gear.
In this issue we’ve got more info about Photo 24 and some of the optional events taking place, plus news about the final club to qualify for Camera Club of the Year: and, at last, details of the final showdown.
Plus, as always, we’ve got inspirational images from groundbreaking photographers, tons of technique tips, and tests of the latest cameras and photography kit.
Spring has finally sprung, which brings closer to one of our favourite events of the year: Photo 24. We’re jam-packed with gear tests, from big camera launches like the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II to small but essential bits of kit. Last but not least, is the final round of Camera Club of the Year – the last opportunity for your club to win a place in the grand final.
We’re delighted to announce the results of the Photography News Awards 2016; thanks to you all for voting in such huge numbers. The issue is also full of our usual gear tests, expert shooting advice and technique tips, plus our Camera Club of the Year competition.
This issue kicks off an exciting new series, PN’s Ultimate Guide to Lenses, and we’ll be starting with telephoto glass. So if you want sharper, more expressive long lens pictures, take a look. Elsewhere, our huge Camera Club of the Year competition continues and there’s the chance to vote for your favourite kit in the PN Awards 2016. Plus loads more news, tests, interviews and techniques.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your first purchases of 2017, check out our first tests on a range of equipment from lenses to memory cards, as well as a full test of the Nikon D3400 and the brand-new Hasselblad X1D-50c. Our search for the PN Camera Club of the Year continues, plus, we need your votes for the best bits of kit from the last year in our Gear of the Year Awards.
It’s nearly Christmas, the one time of year when you have a genuine, cast-iron excuse to add a ton of new camera kit to your wish list. Check out our 12 craves of Christmas for inspiration – after all, you’ve been very good this year! This issue also has our roundup of 2016’s biggest photo competitions and a review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
Halloween is upon us, but there’s nothing frightful about the Fujifilm X Series’ range of lenses – 23 and counting! In this issue, we test the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and deliver Sony A6500 news. Also, we talk to Damien Lovegrove about landscape portraits and interview renowned wildlife photographer, Angela Scott. You’ll find metering, lighting and VR shooting advice!
In this issue, we put the Fujifilm X-T2 and Sigma’s sd Quattro to the test, and give you all the filter advice you could ever need, alongside our Lighting Academy and Camera School, of course! We also have three fantastic interviews with some stunning photographs of wolves from Annie Marie Musselman’s book, Wolf Haven.
This issue covers fine art photography, portraits and wildlife from the British Isles to the African plains – we hear from all the experts along the way. The Canon EOS 80D is on the Photography News test bench this time around, and Camera School is here to deliver tips you won’t find in your camera’s manual.
August is here, and so is the Fujifilm X-T2! Editor, Will Cheung, gets hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D and we put the Nikon D500 to the test. This issue’s Lighting Academy covers lighting macro shots, and if you’re a keen wildlife photographer, we have some great technique advice for you, too!
Issue 34 is here and we deliver a huge lens special, with advice on buying glass and the biggest, best and brightest offerings from all the leading brands. Big news includes that of Hasselblad’s medium-format mirrorless – the X1D – and the Pentax K-70. We also cover a host of lens accessories in our Buyers’ Guide.
In addition to all the latest news, Issue 33 includes a fantastic Lighting Academy which teaches you how to create black backgrounds using only your exposure. You’ll also find an excellent sunrise and sunset technique guide, the verdict of our Pentax K1 and Nikon D500 tests and First Tests on a bumper crop of lenses.
Issue 32 is here to help you up your game. Whatever your level, there’s sure to be some interesting info in these How to take Great Photographs, Lighting Academy and Camera class technique features. See the Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 winning images and find out who won! Also, we put the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon 5D to the test.
Issue 31 opens with the Photography News Awards winners – after our usual batch of news, of course! We hear from the pros about shooting underwater and test what’s achievable on a tighter budget. As well as our Fujifilm X-E2S test and a host of First Tests, we take a brief look at focus-stacking images and give you our best how-to advice.
This issue’s interviews take us from the landscapes of Yorkshire to the plains of America. We put the Olympus PEN-F through its paces alongside a host of First Tests. Lighting Academy gives you high-speed sync advice and you’ll also find some great depth-of-field tips. In addition to all this, Issue 30 delivers a bumper crop of the latest news.
In this issue, Canon brings the noise (or avoids it) with the EOS-1D X Mark II’s low-light performance. Canon goes retro with the PEN-F – but this stylish camera isn’t just for show. Our photography tips cover movement, spotlighting and winter landscapes, and we put the Fujifilm X-Pro2 to the test.
Fujifilm celebrates its 5th anniversary – among their host of exciting releases is the X-Pro2! After a first look at the X-Pro2, we put Canon’s PowerShot G5 X to the test. This issue’s Lighting Academy teaches you slow-sync effects – using flash with streaks of light for stunning results! Also in this issue, 16 creative photography suggestions to ring in the new year.
We want your pics for gear of the year! As 2015 comes to an end, we bring you the year’s final news stories. We talk to rock-God, Brian May about his passion for stereo photography and give you our best studio-style portrait lighting. There’s more advice about combining sharp and blurred elements in your photos and we test both the Sony A7R Mark II and the Leica SL.
This issue’s news includes Leica’s new full-frame mirrorless SL as well as the RX1R II from Sony. We’re back on Lecia with our tests as we throw the Lecia Q on the test bench, alongside the DxO ONE – a device that turns your iPhone into a 20-megapixel camera. When it comes to technique, we teach you how to use twin lights and give you three still-life techniques to use at home.
In issue 25, Tamron’s SP family grows and Canon brings some classy G compacts. We announce the Camera Club of the Year winners and showcase some of their fantastic images. Our technique guides cover astrophotography and soft lighting for portraits. Also in this issue: we put the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Canon EOS 760D to the test.
In this issue, we talk to legendary band photographer Anton Corbijn and showcase his images from over the decades, and hear from Rob Read, organiser of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition. We teach you all about panoramic shooting and on-location lighting, and bring you a batch of lens tests.
In issue 23, we have a host of tests, including the Pentax K-3 II, Panasonic’s Lumix GX8 and the dp0 Quattro from Sigma. Also in this issue: we talk to the organisers of the Mistresses of Light exhibition and showcase some fantastic photographs. Our technique guide is all about shooting events – we go to three air, train and car shows to try our hand.
Summer is hotting up and we’ve got all the hottest news right here. One interview covers The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition and we also talk to legendary photographer, Terry O’Neill. We teach you about travel photography with secrets from the pros and cover high-key effects in our Lighting Academy.
Big news in issue 21 includes Fujifilm’s X-T10, Panasonic’s 4K-shooting G7 and Sony’s A7R II, the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor. Our interview looks into the revival of analogue and we test the Canon EOS 5DS. In the way of technique this month, we teach you how to control wide-angle lenses and fix optical flaws in Lightroom.
In issue 20, editor Will Cheung gets hands-on with Leica’s M Monochrom and Fujifilm’s X-T10 at their respective launches. Our interviews range from stock photography to the Urban Photographer of the Year competition and tests include the Samsung NX500. We finish off with Camera class – this month we cover auto ISO.
Issue 19’s Kit guide is one for wildlife lovers, but there are a number of uses for these ‘Great binoculars for photographers’! Also on wildlife: we talk to British Wildlife Photographer of the Year founder, Maggie Gowan and see some fantastic entries. Adding to our kit tests, we give the Nikon D5500 a full test. Finally, Camera class teaches you how to use Exposure Compensation.
Issue 18 goes big on testing – we have the Fujifilm X100T, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the Profoto B2 light on the bench this week, as well as taking a first look at the Canon EOS 5DS. Our Camera class teaches you how to read a histogram and we talk to Dr Marek Kukula ahead of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
The big news this month is of Olympus’s OM-D E-M5 Mark II and we put the camera through a first look test. Also in kit: we bring you a hard drive round-up. In Camera class this month, we teach you how to use spot metering and how to recover detail in Lightroom. Finally, our interview with Peter Phillips has some mono landscapes you won’t want to miss.
We’ve got all the kit covered in issue 16, with a host of lenses on test and a handy guide to carbon fibre tripods. This month’s Camera class teaches you how to deal with difficult portrait exposures and how to improve contrast in Lightroom. Also in this issue: we talk to Joe Tree about the Lovers of Light photo competition with a number of fantastic images on show.
Issue 15 is here with a double-dose of camera tests – the Canon EOS 7D MkII and the Samsung NX1. This month’s Camera class teaches you how to deal with tricky exposure situations and landscapes, and we also advise on some great studio flash kits. We get green with our interview as we speak to Chris Young, editor of the RHS’s The Garden magazine.
In issue 14, we follow up last month’s Camera class with more info about the all-important focus as well as the importance of clarity in Lightroom. We take a first look at Samsung’s NX1 and put the Canon G7 X to the test. Also on test: the best paper for at-home mono prints. We round the issue out with our Buyers’ guide, which gives you some great photo gift ideas.
Issue 13 is chock-full of tests! We have the Nikon D750 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 on the test bench and we take a look at accessories and print labs, too. We have two interviews covering exhibitions and showcasing some fantastic photographs. Last but not least, Camera class answers some common focusing questions.
Issue 12 is all about the compact! Our reviews are, anyway. We put four more compacts to the test to see how they measure up in part 2 of our compact system cameras big test. There are some fantastic images on display across our two interviews and our Camera class teaches you about focusing modes.
In issue 11, we review a handful of great accessories alongside the Nikon D810. In our interviews, we hear from Sony UK’s head of digital imaging, Frederik Lange, and talk to Dianne Owen about the SRGB Photo Group’s Print Celebration. As always, we have all the latest news, both from the world of photography and our contributing camera clubs.
In issue 10, we take a look at how British industry has been inspiring photographers and take a look at some of the stunning results. We put six big-brand compact systems to the test to see how they compared – both to each other and to DSLRs. In Camera class, we compare JPEG and Raw files and as always we have all the latest news, including that of the Photo 24 London event.
In issue 9, we review the Panasonic GH4 alongside some great accessories. In our interviews, we find out about East Anglia’s first national print exhibition and talk to renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite. In this issue’s Camera class, we cover white-balance – both in-camera and in post.
On the test bench this month, we have a number of ASP-C DSLRs and a host of accessories, including lenses, filters and tripods. Our Camera class covers the important and often-overlooked skill of white-balance. Last but not least, our interview covers the 152nd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography with some fantastic photographs to boot.
In issue 7, we take a look at Wildlife Photographer of the Year on its 50th anniversary with a number of fantastic images. We put two cameras to the test – Olympus’s OM-D E-M10 and Nikon’s D4s, alongside a host of accessories. Also in this issue: we take a peek into the inner workings of the Sony World Photography Awards competition.
There are plenty of tests in issue 6 – we have the Fujifilm X-T1, the Nikon D3300 and the Samsung NX30 on the bench this month. We take a look at some images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Lastly, this month’s Camera class explores how ISO affects exposure and gives you the relevant Lightroom tips.
We compare seven full-frame cameras to help you decide which to choose, plus test out the Profoto B1. We also catch up with judge Dave Hipperson to hear his views and Lee Iggulden of Welshot Imaging on networking online.
Find out our first thoughts on the Nikon Df and the Sony A7 and A7R, plus hear from Vale of Evesham Camera Club secretary John Kellet on Photo2014 and Photographic Alliance Great Britain president, Leo Rich on what the PAGB stands for and what it means to you and your club.
Christmas is almost here! Our Buyers’ Guide ensures you don’t have to rely on Santa for these great bits of kit. We take a look at Wi-Fi in cameras and see if it can really help you as a photographer. Also On Test this issue – travel-sized cameras and super-wide zoom lenses.
In the very first issue of Photography News we put the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Canon EOS 7D to the test, speak to photographer Neil Buchan-Grant and talk you through the basics of Adobe Lightroom, in part one of our monthly tutorials.
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