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Sony has announced its successor to the popular A7R III in the form of the Sony A7R IV. Michael Topham reports from the official launch event in Dublin, Ireland

Sony A7R IVSony introduces the all-new Sony A7R IV - the world's first mirrorless camera to boast a 61MP full-frame sensor
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We were honoured to recognise veteran photojournalist, Marilyn Stafford, for her lifetime’s achievements in photography at the recent AP awards, and you can now see the winners of her own Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award.

8 001This award is granted annually to “a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive …Continue reading »
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Sony has announced the FE 35mm F1.8, a lightweight, large-aperture prime for its full-frame mirrorless system. It fills a gap in the firm’s range between the large and expensive FE 35mm F1.4 ZA and the compact FE 35mm F2.8 ZA.

Measuring 63mm in diameter and 73mm in length, and with a 55mm filter thread, it’s the lightest lens in its …Continue reading »
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In need of a backpack that offers excellent adaptability? Michael Topham looks at six options for outdoor photographers

In need of a backpack that offers excellent adaptability? Michael Topham looks at six options for outdoor photographers
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From Lightroom to Luminar, James Paterson explores some of the finest options for processing and enhancing your raw photos

Raw files look very flat straight out of the camera, so to get results like this you need to boost tone and contrast. From Lightroom to Luminar, James Paterson explores some of the finest options for processing and enhancing your raw photos
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Bagging an iconic landscape is great for many photographers, but knowing when to explore alternatives is vital for expressing identity as an artist, says David Clapp

Bagging an iconic landscape is great for many photographers, but knowing when to explore alternatives is vital for expressing identity as an artist, says David Clapp
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Japan’s biggest camera show, CES, was held back in February, and details are now being confirmed of lenses announced there. The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, for example, is a fast, wide-angle zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, and it’s been confirmed the lens will weigh 420g while measuring a relatively compact 99mm in length.

The lens features the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF motor unit, which Tamron claims offers fast, virtually noise free …Continue reading »
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The winners of the Kennel Club’s Dog Competition of the Year have been announced, with Denise Czichocki from Switzerland named overall winner for her image “Dreaming Merlin” (which was also placed first in the ‘Oldies’ category). Merlin, shown below, is deaf but clearly loves flowers.

1st Place Oldies Overall WinnerThere were almost 7,000 entries from over 70 countries, including Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. “My …Continue reading »
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The excellent image editor Camera Raw can be used as a Photoshop filter. Martin Evening shows you how to make best use of it

Create fun and unusual results using the Camera Raw editor. The excellent image editor Camera Raw can be used as a Photoshop filter. Martin Evening shows you how to make best use of it
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The right light can make or break a shot - and nowhere is this more important than in wildlife photography, says Oscar Dewhurst

In this instance the trees in the distance were shaded, so exposing for the sunlit swan rendered the water black. Nikon D850, 400mm, 1/2000sec at f/2.8, ISO 500. The right light can make or break a shot - and nowhere is this more important than in wildlife photography, says Oscar Dewhurst
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