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Quote of the Week by Tina Barney

“For me, the fascination of portraiture is in the relationship between the photographer and the subject. For my work to be successful there must be a play among several elements: what is subconsciously there; what sitters do for the camera;…

May 2022

In the May 2022 issue of Better Photography you can look forward to the following stories: – Reviews of the Fujinon XF 23 f/1.4 R LM WR, Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, and the Oneplus 10 Pro – A…

Attracting UK Birds

Photograph/Gabriel Fuchs Birds can be both beautiful and poetic. Many songs have been written about birds and they can symbolise anything from wisdom to power to freedom. And what is better than waking up on a summer morning to a…

For A Fast AF System

Typically, the center focusing point is always a cross-type AF sensor making it the fastest and best option.Most DSLR cameras come with a phase-detect autofocus sensor that is made up of several tiny points. Each of these is used to…

Review Mitakon Speedmaster 90mm f/1.5 Manual Lens

The 27-ounce 90mm f/1.5 manual focus lens from Mitakon Zhongyi Optics is a handful of glass, that’s for sure. We reviewed the Speedmaster on a full-frame Sony mirrorless body and formed some strong opinions which we share here. SpecificationsThe Mitakon…

Quote of the Week by Olivia Parker

“Photography, even though some people refer to it as a mechanical process, forces you to reach out to the world in front of you.” —Olivia Parker (1941) Olivia Parker is an American fine-art photographer, who graduated from Wellesley College in…

A Flowing Melody

  Waterfalls look good when photographed on overcast days as the soft light compliments the lush greenery. Exposure: 2sec at f/22 (ISO 200) Photograph/Rajesh Bhattacharjee Rajesh Bhattacharjee delves into the beauty and harmony of waterfalls in the forest. My Assignment  Description:…

Training to See Hues

I have always shot black and white film. Now I have a digital camera and wish to explore colour. Technicalities aside, how do I learn to see in colour? Simran Singh, New Delhi The first and most obvious thing to…

Gareth McConnell: The language of flowers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Words by Dr. Joseph McBrinn An exhibition of McConnell’s work, The Brighter the Flowers, the Fiercer the Town, goes on show at Seen Fifteen in Peckham this Friday 13 May as part of Peckham 24 Although not…

What we saw at Photo London 2022

Marigold Warner Online Editor Marigold Warner joined the British Journal Photography in April 2018, and currently holds the position of Online Editor. She studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in…

Tip of the Week: Play with Shutterspeed

There is a notion that a good action photo is all about using a fast shutterspeed and freezing the moment. However, you can break this rule by using a shutterspeed such as 1/60sec or slower. The motion blurs provided by…

5 Boudoir Photography Tips for Beginners (VIDEO)

If you’re just getting started in boudoir or lingerie photography but don’t know where to begin, a good place to start is the below tutorial from LA Love Creative titled “Boudoir Photography Tips for Beginners.” In the short video at…

Photographs and Memories While on a Family Holiday

Photograph/Dinesh Khanna Jim Croce’s song, Photographs and Memories, may be a song about loss and pain, but the title always comes to my mind when I look at pictures of moments enjoyed and feelings shared. And that’s what family holidays…

Dealing with Extreme Close-ups

Tight crops make great, impactful shots. If the light is favourable and the expression strong, there is no better way to bring out the character of a person. Photograph/Anoop Bhaskar You may have heard portraiture advice that one should leave…

CJPOTY round four winners

The theme for the fourth round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition was ‘From Up-Above’ and we invited photographers to take a top-down look on their subjects. We loved seeing all the images entered and there…

Shantanu Sheorey

Ganesh. Photograph/Shantanu Shorey Shantanu Shorey For Shantanu Sheorey, success in photography has always been about a quest to move beyond boundaries, as K Madhavan Pillai discovers. While he speaks, one can sense a quietness about him. His latest series of…

Urban Photo Awards is Back for its 13th Edition

Photograph/Nayeem Siddiquee Urban Photo Awards 2022 is now accepting entries. This year, the contest has introduced a Free Photo promo, where participants can submit one photo for free. Organised by dotART, a Trieste (Italy) based cultural association, the total prize…

3 Lens Filters You Should Bring to Every Shoot

Lens filters, help or hindrance? Important or unnecessary in the digital photography age? Photographer Mitch Lally finds them super handy and share the three filters he brings to every shoot in the below tutorial. “In this video I’m going to…

Landscapes at Night

Make the Most of Streetlight The obvious challenge of shooting at night is the lack of light. At such times, streetlight can be of great assistance. It provides a decent amount of illumination to help you capture your subjects. However,…