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Digital SLR Photography April 2017

Digital SLR Photography addresses the needs of today's photographer in a lively, informative and stylish format. For photographers of all abilities using digital SLRs or mirrorless cameras, it will inform and entertain you through a unique blend of technique articles, stunning images, inspirational interviews and authoritative reviews. A team of leading photographers cover topics such as landscapes, portraits and close-up photography, providing a focused and comprehensive read guaranteed to help you get the most out of your photography.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Raspberry Pi
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. An hour ago it was pouring with rain; now the clouds have parted and sunlight’s illuminating the landscape. A day like today is typical for spring, which is why it’s such a popular season for outdoor photographers willing to gamble with the unpredictable weather. With flowers bursting from the ground, blossom and leaves appearing on trees and baby animals aplenty, there is certainly no shortage of photographic potential. Our inspirational guide, starting on page 79, offers a dozen ways to capture great images of spring, so be sure to take full advantage of the world as it bursts into life. If photographing wildlife is a passion of yours, be sure to read our big interview with Ben Hall (page 88),…

1 min.
contributing this month

Daniel Lezano With over 30 years’ experience as an enthusiast SLR photographer and 20 years on photo magazines, editor Lezano is as passionate as ever about photography, in particular portraits. Caroline Schmidt With extensive experience as a magazine journalist, contributing editor Caroline is passionate about photography and delivering an inspiring magazine each month. Jordan Butters With a finger on the pulse of all things photography, Jordan’s our social media master, features guru and a talented pro photographer. jordanbutters.co.uk Ross Hoddinott OUTDOOR He’s not only an award-winning nature photographer, a leading expert in landscape and wildlife photography, he’s a top tutor, too. rosshoddinott.co.uk Lee Frost LANDSCAPES A long-standing regular contributor, Lee is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to shooting landscapes and delivering expert tutorials. leefrost.co.uk Ben Hall WILDLIFE A renowned wildlife photographer, author and tutor, Ben applies his expert knowledge…

5 min.
portfolio

Brand New Day by Ricardo Mateus 500px.com/ricardo_mateus “This long exposure was captured at sunrise beside the highly photogenic Vasco da Gama Bridge. This impressive structure is the longest bridge in Europe, at 17.2-kilometres long, and was built for the Lisbon World Exposition in 1998. I chose this particular angle and composition to give the effect of a never-ending bridge that curves away into infinity.” CKnon EOI 1100B with CKnon ED 17-S0mm R/SG lens. Exposure: 60 seconOs Kt R/11 (EIO 100). Great Expectations by Carlos Almagro www.500px.com/Carlosmacr “Shot at sunset at the incredible Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. When I first set up on location, it looked as if it was going to be an idyllic sunset, but foreboding clouds rolled in and helped create something entirely different. It was dramatic nonetheless, but not the conditions I…

7 min.
underwater love

WhiLe theRe’s no shortage of fascinating subjects for photographers on land, dive below the surface of the earth's waters and there's a new world of weird, wacky and wonderful creatures, as well as fantastic views, to focus your lens on. From dancing octopuses to dangerous orcas, long-lost shipwrecks and sharp-toothed sharks, the underwater world never fails to amaze and astound. the winning images from the latest underwater Photographer of the Year (uPY) competition are the fruits of thousands of talented photographers exploring beneath the waves, so you can keep your feet on dry land and enjoy the results. this year's uPY competition had submissions from sub-aquatic photographers from 67 different countries. more than 4,500 images were submitted across ten categories, including Wide angle, up and coming, Behaviour, compact cameras, Portrait, Wrecks…

1 min.
smile with samsung

SAmSung’S lAteSt Pro Plus SD cards are designed for ultra-fast data transfer, with read speeds up to 95mB/sec and write speeds up to 90mB/sec, making them ideal for high-resolution images and 4K video. Plus they're waterproof, temperature-proof, X-ray-proof and magnetic-proof, so you can be sure of their reliability no matter what the conditions. You can experience this superior card for yourself – Samsung is generously giving one away. All you have to do is come up with a witty caption for the image, right. email it with subject 'Smile this April' to: enquiries@dslrphotomag.co.uk by 1 may 2017 and, if you make our sides split, you’ll scoop a Samsung Pro Plus 64gB SDXC card worth over £80. uK entries only. www.samsung.com…

1 min.
adobe hikes uk cc prices

It seems that photographers are the latest victims of the ‘Brexit effect’, as Adobe has issued an announcement that its Creative Cloud software subscription is about to get more expensive in the uK, citing “recent changes in exchange rates”. For example, if you subscribe to the Photography Plan (Photoshop and lightroom CC) then the price will be increasing from £8.57 to £10.10 per month – an increase of 18%! these changes came into effect as of 6 march 2017, however you won’t be affected until the end of your current 12-month subscription. this news comes in the wake of Adobe announcing the withdrawal of CS6 too, forcing many photographers into a CC subscription (or alternative software). many are voicing their opinions on twitter, calling out Adobe for Brexit profiteering, some…