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T H E W O R L D ’ S B E S T-S E L L I N G D I G I T A L P H O T O M A G A Z I N E
17-23 M AY
I S S UE 295
INSPIR AT ION IDE A S IN-DEP T H RE V IEWS
MACRO LENSES ON TEST
WE GET CLOSE UP
WITH 8 TOP
OPTIONS
NIGHT FANTASTIC!
OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
SHOOTING AFTER DARK
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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!
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We’re more than just a magazine – read on and discover the many
ways you can interact with and enjoy Photography Week
CONTENTS
FIND OUT WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE
NEWS
THE ULTIMATE SHOT LIST
New app shows you the photo
hotspots for 10,000 locations
F E AT U R E
SHOOTING STARS
Master night photography
ƵĜƋĘƤŅƚųÏŅĵŞųåĘåĹŸĜƴåčƚĜÚå
PHOTOS
GALLERY
kƚųŞĜÏĩŅüƋĘåÆåŸƋųå±Úåų
Ĝĵ±čåŸüųŅĵƤ±ųŅƚĹÚƋĘåƵŅųĬÚ
F E AT U R E
I N S P I R AT I O N
A FEAST FOR THE EYES
PHOTOS
œĜĹĹåųŸŅü8ŅŅÚ{ĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘåų
ŅüƋĘå¥å±ųƖLjŎí±ųåųåƴå±ĬåÚ
CRASH COURSE
MIST OPPORTUNITIES
I N S P I R AT I O N
ųå±ƋåüŅčƋŅ±ÚÚ±ƋĵŅŸŞĘåųåƋŅ
ƼŅƚųå±ųĬƼěĵŅųĹĜĹčĬ±ĹڟϱŞåŸ
PHOTOSHOP
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
BŅƵƋŅƋƚųűĹƼÚ±ƼƋĜĵåĜĵ±čå
ĜĹƋŅ±ƤÏŅĹƴĜĹÏĜĹčĹĜčĘƋŸÏ±Şå
CRASH COURSE
GEAR
MACRO LENSES
GROUP TEST
œåčåƋƚŞÏĬŅŸå±ĹÚ
ŞåųŸŅűĬƵĜƋĘåĜčĘƋĵ±ÏųŅ
ŅŞƋĜÏŸüųŅĵƋĘåĬå±ÚĜĹč
Æų±ĹÚŸØƵĜƋĘŅŞƋĜŅĹŸƋŅ
ŸƚĜƋƤåƴåųƼÆƚÚčåƋ
PHOTOSHOP
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W H AT ’ S H O T
THE WEEK’S TOP HEADLINES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
THIS APP C AN HELP YOU GE T
THE BES T SHOTS ANY WHERE
Pixeo uses crowdsourcing to create maps of the world’s photo hotspots
location (with your images credited).
hen you’re travelling with your
crowdsourced information to produce
camera, arriving at a popular
maps of more than 10,000 popular
and photogenic location for
photography locations. When you
that you like to shoot – subjects include
the first time can be a bit daunting,
arrive at a location, tap a pin and you’ll
lighthouses, abandoned buildings
especially if you’re pressed for time.
get a preview of the nearest photo
and scenic vistas – and you can also
Which are the must-shoot features or
spot. You can then drill down and get
favourite a location to save it for later.
subjects, and where’s the best place to
details about the location, including a
The app is free to download, but
shoot them from?
description and gallery of photos.
W
The new Pixeo photo-scouting app
The app also allows you to share your
You can tailor the app to suit subjects
works on a subscription basis – you
can either subscribe monthly for $2.99
aims to make things easier. The app
own locations, as well as swap insights
(£2.17) or pay for a year at $24.99 (£18.17).
(it’s iOS-only at the moment, but an
into shooting different spots, and upload
There’s also a 30-day free trial if you
Android version is in the works) relies on
your photos to the gallery for that
want to test it out.
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OLLIE TAYLOR
Fĵ±čåŸÙkĬĬĜ剱ƼĬŅų
ŽUěƱŸåÚkĬĬĜåĜŸ±ĹĜĹƋåųűƋĜŅűĬ±Ƶ±ųÚěƵĜĹĹĜĹč
landscape and nightscape photographer. He’s
±ĵ±ŸŸåÚ±Ƥƴ±ŸƋŞŅųƋüŅĬĜŅŅüĜĵ±čåŸŅƴåųƋĘåŞ±ŸƋ
14 years, and boasts one of the largest landscape
astrophotography portfolios in the UK. He pioneered
ƋĘåĀųŸƋĬ±ĹڟϱŞå±ŸƋųŅŞĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘƼƵŅųĩŸĘŅŞŸĜĹFĹƖLjŎĉØƵĘĜÏĘ
ĘåĹŅƵųƚĹŸĜĹƴ±ųĜŅƚŸĬŅϱƋĜŅĹŸƋĘųŅƚčĘŅƚƋƋĘåŽU±ĹÚ)ƚųŅŞåţ
ƵƵƵţŅĬĬĜåƋ±ƼĬŅųŞĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘƼţÏŅĵ
THE NIGHT
FANTASTIC!
šåĹƋƚųåĜĹƋŅƋĘåĹĜčĘƋرĹÚŞĜÏĩƚŞŸŅĵåŞųŅƋĜŞŸ±ĹÚƋųĜÏĩŸƋŅƤĜĵŞųŅƴå
ƼŅƚųÚ±ųĩěŸĩƼŞĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘƼüųŅĵƤĹĜčĘƋŸÏ±ŞååƻŞåųƋkĬĬĜ剱ƼĬŅų
any of us are fascinated
ƵĜƋĘƤƋĘåƴ±ŸƋåĹŅųĵĜƋƼŅüƋĘå
unknown – space. Who hasn’t
paused for an instant to gaze at the
stars, totally lost in awe, transfixed by
±ĵŅĵåĹƋĜĹƋĜĵåƋʱƋŸååĵåÚ±ŸĜüĜƋ
Ĭ±ŸƋåÚüŅųåƴåųñ
But how do you capture these
ĵ±čĜϱĬĹĜčĘƋěƋĜĵåƴĜŸƋ±ŸŅĹƼŅƚų
ϱĵåų±ũœåĬĬرųĵåÚƵĜƋĘƼŅƚų%„X
ŅųÏŅĵޱÏƋŸƼŸƋåĵϱĵåų±±ĹÚƋųĜŞŅÚØ
±ĹÚŞåųĘ±ŞŸ±üĬ±ŸĩüƚĬĬŅüŸŅĵåƋĘĜĹč
Ƶ±ųĵØƼŅƚűųåʱĬüƵ±ƼƋŅÆåÏŅĵĜĹč±
ŸƋ±ųěŸĘƚƋƋåųÆƚčţ
eÚƴ±ĹÏåŸĜĹĜĵ±čĜĹčƋåÏĘĹŅĬŅčƼ
ŅƴåųƋĘåŞ±ŸƋÚåϱÚåʱƴåĘåĬŞåÚ
ŞƚŸĘƋĘåĬŅƵěĬĜčĘƋ±ĹÚĹĜčĘƋ
photography boundaries, opening
ƋĘåčåĹųåƋŅƋĘåĵ±ŸŸåŸţœĜƋĘŸƚÏʱ
fascinating subject, and the possibility
M
ŅüÏųå±ƋĜĹčŸƚÏĘĵĜĹÚěÆĬŅƵĜĹč
Ĝĵ±čåŸØƤĜƋűŸĹŅƵŅĹÚåųƋʱƋĹĜčĘƋŸÏ±Şå
ŞĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘƼʱŸÆåÏŅĵåŅĹåŅü
ƋĘåü±ŸƋåŸƋěčųŅƵĜĹččåĹųåŸØ±ĹÚƋĘĜŸ
üå±Ƌƚųå±ĜĵŸƋŅåĹÏŅƚų±čåƼŅƚƋŅ
ƴåĹƋƚųåŅƚƋĜĹƋŅƋĘåÚå±ÚŅüƤĹĜčĘƋ±ĹÚ
čų±Æ±ŸĬĜÏåŅüƋĘåÏŅŸĵĜϱÏƋĜŅĹţ
It’s all about planning
{Ĭ±ĹĹĜĹčĜŸƴĜƋ±ĬƋŅƋĘåŸƚÏÏ域Ņü
any nightscape shoot. The first
consideration is the weather – there’s
little point heading out if the sky is
čŅĜĹčƋŅÆåüƚĬĬŅüÚåĹŸåØĜĵŞåĹåƋų±ÆĬå
ÏĬŅƚÚŸţc±Ƌƚų±ĬĬƼØƋĘåĵŅŸƋü±ƴŅƚų±ÆĬå
Ƶå±ƋĘåųƋŅƤƴåĹƋƚųåŅƚƋĜĹĜŸ±ÏĬå±ų
ĹĜčĘƋƚĹÚåų±ŸƋ±ųěŸƋƚÚÚåÚŸĩƼØ
although a light scattering of cloud
ϱĹƤ±ĬŸŅƵŅųĩرĹÚÏ±Ĺ±ÏƋƚ±ĬĬƼ±ÚÚ
ųå±ĬĜĵޱÏƋƋŅƋĘåĜĵ±čåţ
‰ĘåŸŞųĜĹčØŸƚĵĵåų±ĹÚ±ƚƋƚĵĹ
ĵŅĹƋĘŸ±ųåƵĜÚåĬƼųåč±ųÚåÚ±ŸƋĘå
best for shooting the Milky Way, but
winter is the best season for clarity,
±ŸƤʱDŽå±ĹÚĵĜŸƋ±ųåĹŅƋ±ŸŞųåƴ±ĬåĹƋ
±ŸƵĘåĹƵ±ųĵÚ±ƼŸ±ųåüŅĬĬŅƵåÚÆƼ
ÏŅĬÚĹĜčĘƋŸţeĹÚØŅüƤÏŅƚųŸåØƋĘåĹĜčĘƋ
ü±ĬĬŸå±ųĬĜåųرĹÚƤĬ±ŸƋŸĬŅĹčåųţ
BŅƵåƴåųرŸƋųŅĹŅĵƼěųåĬ±ƋåÚ
ŸƚÆģåÏƋŸÏ±ĹÆåƤŞĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘåÚ±ĬĬƼå±ų
ųŅƚĹÚØƵĜƋĘÚĜüüåųåĹƋĜƋåĵŸŅüĜĹƋåųåŸƋ
ĜĹƋĘåĘå±ƴåĹŸ±ƋƤÚĜüüåųåĹƋƋĜĵåŸĜĹ
the shape of planets, constellations,
ĵåƋåŅųŸĘŅƵåųŸØĹŅƋƋŅĵåĹƋĜŅĹƋĘå
FĹƋåųűƋĜŅűĬ„ޱÏå„Ƌ±ƋĜŅĹرĹÚØ
űƋƚų±ĬĬƼØƋĘåĵŅŅĹţ{ĘåĹŅĵåűŸƚÏĘ
as dancing auroras and zodiacal light
can be captured with a little careful
ŞĬ±ĹĹĜĹčô±ĬŅĹčƵĜƋʱĹåĬåĵåĹƋ
ŅüĬƚÏĩţFƋűŸ±ĵĜŸÏŅĹÏåŞƋĜŅĹƋʱƋƋĘå
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NIGHTSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Milky Way can only be photographed
ÚƚųĜĹčÏåųƋ±ĜĹĵŅĹƋĘŸØ±ŸĜƋϱĹÆå
seen throughout the entire year. The
ĵŅŸƋŞųŅĵĜĹåĹƋޱųƋØĘŅƵåƴåųØƋĘå
galactic core (the part we see when
looking toward the centre of our spiral
č±Ĭ±ƻƼšØĜŸŅĹĬƼƴĜŸĜÆĬå±ƋÏåųƋ±ĜĹƋĜĵåŸ
ŅüƋĘåƼå±ųô±ĹÚÏåųƋ±ĜĹƋĜĵåŸŅüƋĘå
night. In the southern UK it can be
ŞĘŅƋŅčų±ŞĘåÚüųŅĵĬ±Ƌåě8åÆųƚ±ųƼƋŅ
ĵĜÚěkÏƋŅÆåųرĬƋĘŅƚčĘƋĘåŸĘŅŅƋĜĹč
ƵĜĹÚŅƵĜŸųåĬ±ƋĜƴåĬƼŸĵ±ĬĬØƵĜƋĘĵƚÏĘ
ĵŅųåƋĜĵåüųŅĵeŞųĜĬƋŅ„åŞƋåĵÆåųţ
FĹƋĘåĹŅųƋĘåųĹĘåĵĜŸŞĘåųåØƋĘå
centre of the Milky Way rises to the
southeast in early spring, due south
ÆƼŸƚĵĵåųرĹÚƋŅƋĘåŸŅƚƋĘƵåŸƋÆƼ
±ƚƋƚĵĹţ)±ųĬƼŸŞųĜĹčĜŸ±ü±ƴŅƚų±ÆĬå
ƋĜĵåŅüƼå±ųرŸƋĘå±ųÏŅüƋĘåaĜĬĩƼ
Way sweeps low across the horizon
ĵ±ĩĜĹčüŅų屟ĜåųޱĹŅų±ĵ±ŸôĜƋ±ĬŸŅ
ĵ±ĩåŸüŅų±ŸĬååĩÚĜ±čŅűĬ±ÏųŅŸŸ
±ŸĜĹčĬåěüų±ĵåƐ×Ɩěų±ƋĜŅĬ±ĹڟϱŞå
Ĝĵ±čåţĬŅŸåųƋŅƋĘååŧƚ±ƋŅųĜĹƋĘå
ĹŅųƋĘåųĹĘåĵĜŸŞĘåųåØĜĹ:ųååÏåüŅų
åƻ±ĵŞĬåØƋĘå±ĹĹƚ±ĬƋĜĵåƋĘåÏŅųåĜŸ
ƴĜŸĜÆĬååƻƋåĹÚŸŸĬĜčĘƋĬƼرĹÚ±čųå±Ƌåų
ŸåÏƋĜŅĹŅüƋĘåÏåĹƋųåĜŸ±ĬŸŅƴĜŸĜÆĬåĜĹ
ƋĘåŸƚĵĵåų±ŸĜƋųĜŸåŸŅƴåųƋĘåĘŅųĜDŽŅĹ
in its entirety, whereas in the UK you
ŅĹĬƼåƴåųŸååŞ±ųƋŅüƋĘåÏåĹƋųåŅüƋĘå
galaxy, situated on the horizon.
Great heavens above
Twilight, the period of darkness when
the sun dips below the horizon but
ƋĘåųåűŸŸƋĜĬĬŸŅĵåĬĜčĘƋĜĹƋĘåŸĩƼØ
actually has three distinct phases
ôÏĜƴĜĬØűƚƋĜϱĬرĹÚ±ŸƋųŅĹŅĵĜϱĬ
ôÚåƋåųĵĜĹåÚÆƼĘŅƵü±ųƋĘåŸƚĹĜŸ
ÆåĬŅƵƤƋĘåĘŅųĜDŽŅĹţ‰ĘåƵ±ƻĜĹč±ĹÚ
Ƶ±ĹĜĹčĵŅŅĹŸÏ±ĹĬŅŅĩü±ųÆåƋƋåų
ÚƚųĜĹčÏĜƴĜĬ±ĹÚűƚƋĜϱĬƋƵĜĬĜčĘƋţ
BŅƵåƴåųØƋŅčåƋƋĘåÆåŸƋÚåƋ±ĜĬ±ĹÚ
brightest stars within the night sky,
you’ll need to wait for total darkness
ƋŅü±ĬĬØƵĘåĹƋĘåŸƚĹĜŸĵŅųåƋʱĹŎí
degrees below the horizon.
If you’re shooting the stars and the
Milky Way, understanding lunation –
ƋĘåÚĜüüåųåĹƋŞĘ±ŸåŸŅüƋĘåĵŅŅűĹÚ
ĜƋŸŞŅŸĜƋĜŅĹĜĹƋĘåŸĩƼôĜŸƴĜƋ±Ĭţ‰Ęå
ĬĜčĘƋŅüƋĘåĵŅŅĹƵĜĬĬ屟ĜĬƼŅƴåųŞŅƵåų
that of the stars, so you need clear,
ĵŅŅĹĬ域ĹĜčĘƋŸţ‰ĘåƋĜĵåŸŅüƋĘå
ĹåƵĵŅŅĹرĹÚŅüƋĘåĵŅŅĹųĜŸĜĹč±ĹÚ
ŸåƋƋĜĹčØʱƴåƋŅÆåÏųŅŸŸěųåüåųåĹÏåÚ
HOW TO SHOOT…
THE MILKY WAY
Capture the light show at the centre of our galaxy
The Milky Way and galactic core, and a rare triangulation of
šåĹƚŸØa±ųŸ±ĹÚIƚŞĜƋåųŅƴåų±Æå±ÏĘƵ±Ƌåųü±ĬĬÚƚųĜĹča±Ƽ
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ĜƋŸĹ±ĵåţ
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ĵƚÏĘĬĜčĘƋ±ŸŞŅŸŸĜÆĬåÚƚųĜĹčƋĘåƋĜĵåƋĘå
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ÆåüŅųåƋų±ĜĬĜĹčŸƋ±ųƋŸţ¥ŅƚűĬĬ±ĬŸŅĹååÚƋŅŸåƋ
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ųå±ÏĘƋĘåŸåĹŸŅų±ŸŞŅŸŸĜÆĬåôüxƖţíŅųü±ŸƋåų
ĜŸĜÚå±ĬţƚƋåƴåĹƋĘåĹƼŅƚűĬĬĹååÚƋŅÆŅŅŸƋ
ƋĘåÆųĜčĘƋĹ域ŅüƋĘåϱŞƋƚųåÚĜĵ±čåÆƼ
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so some kind of foreground interest is
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solstice on nightscaping – twilight
lingers all night, leading to the absence
of total darkness, and, in turn, a large
percentage of the stars.
HOW TO SHOOT…
STAR TRAILS
Portray the movement of the sky at night
There’s an app for that
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easier due to a plethora of apps and
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features). It enables annual planning
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ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY APPS
Knowing the weather, the position of the sun
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heading out, but connected phones and
tablets enable you to adapt plans should the
shooting conditions not turn out as planned
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Combining exposures
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the images, syncing this to the others in
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and global geographical positioning,
and enables the user to work out lunar
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their location.
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showing the positioning of planets,
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notifications, and allows the user to
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indication as to exactly how the night
ŸĩƼƵĜĬĬÏŅĵŞĬåĵåĹƋĬ±ĹڟϱŞå
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such as Aurora Forecast, and UK
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cŅųƋĘåųĹXĜčĘƋŸţ
Websites that show light pollution,
such as www.darksky.org, can help you
work out if your chosen location will
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Essential kit
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eŞųŅčų±ĵĵ±ÆĬåϱÆĬåųåĬ屟åĜŸƴåųƼ
handy, as it will enable you to set the
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lens can yield decent results, this is
one area of photography where good
čĬ±ŸŸčųå±ƋĬƼĜĵŞųŅƴåŸųåŸƚĬƋŸţeŸƚŞåųě
ƵĜÚåě±ĹčĬåĬåĹŸåűÆĬåŸƼŅƚƋŅϱŞƋƚųå
a greater slice of the night sky, and
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wide apertures, allowing you to capture
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HOW TO SHOOT…
THE MOON
Tricks and tips for capturing Earth’s baby brother
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of the earth. These grant serious
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exposures of celestial bodies with
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HOW TO SHOOT…
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Capturing nature’s greatest night display…
Composition
You’ll need to think like a landscape
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only incorporating a slither of shadowy
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Focus for sharp stars
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ball in the dark. First set the focus ring
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scroll around the sky until the brightest
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adjust the focus ring until the star is as
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representing a pin head.
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aperture wide open, but you’ll need
to pay particular attention to the stars
around the corners and edges of the
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light pollution
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focal length lenses; often, they’ll need
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intense the auroral display is, with
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depending on your shutter speed.
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ASTRAL PHENOMENA
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the Milky Way), to help work out the
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factor and sensor resolution weren’t
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the shutter speed again until the stars
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landscape, such as a waning or waxing
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shutter speed to capture surface detail
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Lunar Halo
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Noctilucent Clouds
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an exposure for the sky, then take a
second exposure for the land, stopping
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the foreground with a torch to ensure
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Throwaway frames
But exactly now long should this
exposure for the land be – and how do
HOW TO…
MAKE YOUR STARRY SHOTS SHINE BRIGHT
„hooting a nightscape is only half the ģobţ For the very best astroƤimages you’ll need to get to work in Lightroom…
kƚųŸƋ±ųƋĜĹčĜĵ±čåĜŸåƻƋųåĵåĬƼÚ±ųĩØŸŅƋĘåĀųŸƋŸƋåŞĜŸƋŅÆŅŅŸƋƋĘå
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ŅüŞƚĹÏĘƚŸĜĹčƋĘåŅĹƋų±ŸƋŸĬĜÚåųţ
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2 NOISE REDUCTION
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6 BEFORE AND AFTER
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by adding contrast.
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ESSENTIAL PHOTO SKILLS MADE EASY
JUST ADD FOG
For atmospheric landscape photos, nothing beats a bit of mist – even
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Mist and fog are wonderful
mood-setters for landscape
photos, but the problem
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is that the conditions have
to be just right for them to appear
naturally. Natural fog only occurs
when drops of moisture in the air cool
suddenly. The rapid cooling transforms
the invisible gas to visible droplets –
think of warm breath on a cold day. It
happens a lot where warm air above
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water meets cold land, or when a cold
night air falls over warm ground.
These kinds of conditions happen
fairly often, but you need to be in the
right place at the right time, so if you
want guaranteed atmosphere in your
landscapes you’ll need to create the
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machine as a filmmaker’s tool, but
they’re great for stills too, and not as
expensive or difficult to use as you
might think. A cheap machine like the
one we’re using here can be bought
for around £30, and can transform an
outdoor scene in seconds.
Basic fog machines are mainspowered, so you can try this in your
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inverter to a car battery you can
venture further into the wild to create
fog anywhere within an extension
cable’s length of a car. Here’s how…
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HIRE A FOG MACHINE
Get hold of an inexpensive fog machine. You
can buy these outright from around £30/$40,
or hire them. You also need the liquid for it,
which doesn’t cost much and lasts for ages. The
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liquid, then spurts out a stream of fog.
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POWER IT UP
If you don’t want to be restricted to mains
sockets, consider getting a power inverter.
These turn your car battery into a usable power
source (make sure it’s suitable for the wattage
of your fog machine). You can even connect this
to an extension cable for extra reach.
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LOOK INTO THE SUN
Wait for a still, windless day. A spot with direct
sunlight is best, as this results in strong light
rays that will reflect well in the fog. Set your
camera up facing into the bright light (a tripod
isn’t essential for this, but it’s handy), with a tree
trunk obscuring the sun from the lens.
KEEP IT COOL
The fog that a machine like
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be able to withstand even
a hint of wind. If you want
the fog to come out thicker
and stay lower to the ground
you need to cool it down. In
colder conditions this happens
naturally, but if it’s warmer
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with ice cubes works perfectly.
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SPRAY YOUR SCENE
Spray the fog upwind so that it drifts across
the scene, and move the position around
so that it’s distributed in the foreground and
background of the scene. Shoot into the light
so that the sun catches the particles in the air
and shows up as beautiful shafts.
5
CATCH SOME RAYS
The fog might be too thick, like in this shot.
If so, wait for a few seconds for the fog to
dissipate and then shoot. To capture shafts
of misty light, compose the shot so there are
shadowy areas in the frame. The light rays
will show up more clearly against a darker
background.
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EXPOSE FOR THE HIGHLIGHTS
The foreground will be in shadow, so expose
for the highlights – it’s better to capture the
trees in silhouette than to blow out all of your
fog. Here we’re at 1/6 sec, f/13, ISO100. If you
don’t want to shoot manual, try fine-tuning
the brightness with exposure compensation.
QUICK TIP
Aim to Ïųå±Ƌå±ƤŸåĹŸåŅüÚåŞƋĘĜĹ
your foggy compositions by including
silhouetted foreground objects such
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this day would just end!” In this
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be more realistic. But there could be
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our visit to the Cuban town of Trinidad
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transferable skills here that will hold
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Photoshop projects. If you’re new to
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introduce fundamental features such
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toning. You’ll use masks to drop in a
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FEATURES
BUILD & HANDLING
PERFORMANCE
VALUE
OVERALL
2
GROUP TEST MACRO LENSES
Mount option: Canon EF-S FuģiĀlm X
Sony A Sony E
Nikon FX
Four Thirds
Pentax K
Samsung NX
Micro Four Thirds
Mount option: Canon EF-S Nikon DX Sony A
Sigma SA
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b
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2000
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0
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f/22
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f/2.8 0.51 f/8 1.74 f/16 1.56
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-1
0
1
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VERDICT
FEATURES
BUILD & HANDLING
PERFORMANCE
VALUE
OVERALL
2
‰ĘĜŸ„Ĝčĵ±ĬåĹŸŸŞŅųƋŸ±Ƶå±ĬƋĘ
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2000
1000
0
f/2.8
f/4
G
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f/8
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f/11
G
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f/2.8 0.56 f/8 0.79
f/16 0.76
$PMPVSGSJOHJOHJTFTTFOUJBMMZBOPOJTTVF
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DISTORTION NEARER O IS BETTER
-0.12
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ĜŸƤŸĜĵĜĬ±ųƋŅƋĘåƤcĜĩŅűĹڄŅĹƼ
ĬåĹŸåŸØĬŅŸĜĹčŅƚƋƋŅƋĘå±ĹŅĹ
±ĹÚƤ‰±ĵųŅĹüŅųÏĬŅŸåěƚŞŸţ
-2
-1
0
1
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VERDICT
FEATURES
BUILD & HANDLING
PERFORMANCE
VALUE
OVERALL
2
GROUP TEST MACRO LENSES
Mount option: Sony E
Mount option:
Canon EF
Nikon FX
4POZ'&NN
Gç.BDSPç(044
5BNSPO41NN
G%Jç7$64%.BDSP
b
b
SHARPNESS HIGHER IS BETTER
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0
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f/4 G
f/8
f/11 G
f/22
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-0.47
åĬåÏƋųŅĹĜÏüĬƼěÆƼěƵĜųåÏŅƚŞĬĜĹčţ
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:ƖƱÚčåØÆƚƋĜŸŸƋĜĬĬ±ƤĹåƵ
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ƱĹÚ±ųŅƚĹÚƋĘåųå±ųĜĹŸƋå±ÚŅü
1000
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Šå£Ƌų±XŅƵ%ĜŸŞåųŸĜŅĹšåĬåĵåĹƋŸ 0
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f/4 G
f/8
f/11 G
f/22
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±ĩååŞěÏĬå±ĹüĬƚŅųĜĹåÏŅ±ƋĜĹč
f/2.8 0.9 f/8 1.36 f/16 2.06
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-1
0
1
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BUILD & HANDLING
PERFORMANCE
VALUE
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2
-2
Performance
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0
1
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BUILD & HANDLING
PERFORMANCE
VALUE
OVERALL
2
GROUP TEST MACRO LENSES
)085)&
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$0.1"3&
Canon EF 100mm
f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Nikon AF-S 105mm
f/2.8 G IF ED VR Micro
Olympus 60mm f/2.8
Macro M.Zuiko
%JHJUBMç&%
Pentax D-FA 100mm
f/2.8 Macro WR
Samyang 100mm
f/2.8 ED UMC Macro
Sigma Macro 105mm
f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8
.BDSP(ç044
Tamron SP 90mm
F/2.8 Di VC USD
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Street price
£800/$800
£780/$900
b
b
b
b
b
b
Full-frame
compatible
:FT
:FT
No
:FT
:FT
:FT
:FT
:FT
Elements/Groups
14/12
13/10
9/8
14/11
Diaphragm blades
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
CMBEFT
Autofocus type
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6MUSBTPOJDSJOHUZQF
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6MUSBTPOJDSJOHUZQF
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override
'VMMUJNF
'VMMUJNF
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2VJDLTIJGU
N/A
'VMMUJNF
1VTIQVMM
'VMMUJNF
Min focus distance
0.3m
0.31m
0.19m
0.3m
0.31m
0.31m
0.28m
0.3m
Internal focusing
:FT
:FT
:FT
No
:FT
:FT
:FT
:FT
Minimum aperture
f/32
f/32
f/22
f/32
f/32
f/22
f/22
f/32
Optical stabilizer
:FT
:FT
No
No
No
:FT
:FT
:FT
Filter size
NN
NN
NN
49mm
NN
NN
NN
NN
Included
accessories
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)PPEQPVDI
/POF
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)PPE
)PPEIPPEBEBQUPS
TPGUDBTF
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Dimensions (D x L)
YNN
YNN
YNN
YNN
YNN
YNN
YNN
YNN
Weight
H
H
H
H
H
H
H
H
Mount options
5)&8 *//&3*4
5".30/41..'%*7$64%."$30
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