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Nikon launches NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S, price tag £3,299.00 / €3,849, a new portable telephoto lens in Nikon’s premium S range. Aimed at wildlife and sports photographers, the new Nikon Z super-telephoto lens weighs 1,245g and…

ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition

Insta360 today announces the ONE RS 1-Inch 360 edition. This new camera has been co-engineered with premium camera manufacturer Leica. This new 360º camera aims to raise the bar and features dual 1-inch sensors that are capable of capturing high quality…

100 Simple Practices: Try This!

Silhouettes need not be shot only at dawn or dusk. This mid-afternoon photograph combines an element of intrigue with an alternate way of seeing wildlife. Photograph/Jayanth Sharma Once you get past the basics, start thinking out of the box. Raj…

Predrag Vuckovic: The Action Expert

There is a sense of mystical wonder in Predrag’s underwater images. It is almost as if you are visiting an ocean in another universe. Photograph Predrag Vuckovic Predrag Vuckovic Chandni Gajria speaks with extreme sports photographer Predrag Vuckovic, as he…

The Extraordinary Life of the Mundane

Photograph by: Walker Evans Image Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum Before photographs of everyday still life objects entered mainstream photography, Walker Evans had already commenced work on this front; as a matter of fact, inspired photographers that came after…

Point of Departure

‘Point of departure’ is a term used quite eloquently by a number of photographers including Ralph Gibson. A look at some of his work will give an idea of the concept of it. This image of a petrol spill on…

Making Evocative Environmental Portraits

In B&w portraits, it is very important to identify the subject, compose accordingly, and then capture the mood. Photograph/Sujan Sarkar I shot this photograph in a small village called Mekhliganj in Cooch Behar, West Bengal. Since I teach at the…

Quote of the Week by Jacques-Henri Lartigue

“Photography is something you learn to love very quickly. I know that many, many things are going to ask me to have their pictures taken and I will take them all.” —Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) Jacques Henri Lartigue was a French photographer…

Cutting Chai, with Riddhi Parekh

I decided to completely eliminate the human element from the frame to create abstract forms. Photograph/Riddhi Parekh Riddhi Parekh combines her penchant for stark, vivid colours with her love for a roadside cup of tea. My Assignment Description: To graphically…

Flash Shadow Problem

How do I avoid the ugly shadow that I get when using the onboard flash with my wide angle lens? Ritika Chawla , New Delhi, via emailThe on-board flash gave an ugly shadow in this situation, due to which, a…

Tip of the Week: Making Use of Changing Light

Photograph/Krupali Raiyani During the rainy season, the light can either fascinate and inspire you or it could do just the opposite—frustrate and annoy. From the time the clouds begin to gather, to the actual rain and the time beyond, the…

June 2022

In the June 2022 issue of Better Photography, you can look forward to the following stories: – Review of the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM, a relatively small and light performance-oriented lens – A grand showcase of the winners of…

Is This Lightroom’s Coolest New Feature?

Adobe is constantly adding new features to Lightroom so it’s easy to miss some of the coolest fresh stuff. That’s why we like to highlight cool new Lightroom tools that you may have missed. Photographer and popular YouTuber Peter McKinnon…

Is This Lightroom’s Coolest New Feature?

Adobe is constantly adding new features to Lightroom so it’s easy to miss some of the coolest fresh stuff. That’s why we like to highlight cool new Lightroom tools that you may have missed. Photographer and popular YouTuber Peter McKinnon…

How Many Good Photos from a Trip Is a Success?

I’ve gone on two photography trips recently with very different results.  The first trip led mostly to duds, aside from a single portfolio-quality image. The second led to dozens of publishable shots and multiple for my portfolio. It made me…

5 Pro Tips for Eye-Popping Wildlife MACRO Photos (VIDEO)

There are two basic genres of macro photography. One is shooting tiny subject like jewelry and stamps with supplemental light indoors. Perhaps more popular, especially this time of year, is capturing outdoor close-up photos of both inanimate and living subjects.…

Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8: Macro And Much More

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 offers a field of view similar to a normal 50mm lens, and has a macro capability of 1:1 magnification. Shridhar Kunte put this lens under the scanner. Around mid 2021, Nikon introduced two macro…

My Dream Lens: Ken Rockwell

The 50mm lens is so easy to use that you can give all your attention to light and composition. Photograph/Ken Rockwell If you were allowed to use only one lens all through you life, which one would that be? Which…

Look Who’s Shooting: K A Mandanna

K A Mandanna Wins Bronze in FIAP Nature Biennial 2010 This photo of Wild Dogs hunting a Sambar deer won Mandanna a bronze honour in the 15th FIAP Nature Biennial. Photograph/K A Mandanna “I want to take wildlife photography seriously,…