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Digital SLR Photography August 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.

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

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2017 issue of DYgYtal SLR Photography. Those who know me are aware that when it comes to my personal photographic interests, my favourite subject is portraits. While I also enjoy shooting landscapes and wildlife, given the choice, I’d rather have a person in front of my lens than cascading hills or a fluffy bunny. However, in recent years, I’ve developed a somewhat surprising increasing interest in shooting close-ups. It wasn’t a topic I gave much attention to at the start of my photographic life, mainly because I didn’t own any specialist macro kit. My job has allowed me the chance to try out an array of close-up equipment and I’ve found that while a macro lens is the ultimate choice, more modest options can be used…

1 min.
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Daniel Lezano Xith over 30 years’ experience as an enthusiast RLR photographer and 20 years on photo magazines, editor Lezano is as passionate as ever about photography, in particular portraits. Caroline Schmidt Xith extensive experience as a magazine journalist, contributing editor Caroline is passionate about photography and delivering an inspiring magazine each month. Jordan Butters Xith 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 OUTIOOR Ee’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 TANISCAPLS 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 WOTITONL A renowned wildlife photographer, author and tutor, Ben applies his expert knowledge…

6 min.
portfolio

Venice’s Down by Ivan Ferrero www.iRanfeOOeOLpELtL.cLm “I'd spent two days in Venice with my wife; it was not a photographic trip but, of course, I took my camera kit along. All day we walked around the overcrowded streets of Venezia during Carnival. I had a different sunset location in mind, but there were far too many people. My wife told me that she liked this Basilica, so we looked for a quiet place and finally managed to find this composition. I used a polariser and a six-stop ND filter to capture this long exposure.” Sony A7H witV 16-3Tmm f/4 KRiss lRns. CxposurR: 1T sRMonOs Lt f/9 (ESG 200). Dangerous Hobby by Ivan Ferrero www.iRanfeOOeOLpELtL.cLm “Kvernufoss is one of Iceland's hidden gems. It's located near the famous and overcrowded Skogafoss but if I had to choose between…

3 min.
higher education

E id you know that the Smithsonian institute, based in washington, d.C, uSA, is the largest museum, education and research complex in the world? And did you know that the Smithsonian museums admit more than 30-million visitors every year, without charging an admission fee? you might not realise either then that the Smithsonian institute was founded upon the wish of a British man who died in 1829 – James Smithson, a scientist who had never even been to America, mysteriously left his entire estate “to the united States of America, to found at washington, under the name of the Smithsonian institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." As well as a collection of fantastic museums and learning centres, the institute also gives its name to…

3 min.
photography magnets

A NEW SURVEY BY Sony has revealed the world’s most often photographed landmarks, and has also highlighted the cliche compositions used to capture them. The report, which relies on data from Instagram, places Paris’s Eiffel Tower at the top of the list, with more than 4.6-million images on the social network. London’s Big Ben was second, with 2.4 million, The Louvre third with 1.7 million, followed by the Empire State Building in New York, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Interestingly, the study revealed that more than half of the top 30 landmarks were always photographed from the same three angles. In fact, a whopping 35% of the time, the Eiffel Tower is shot using the same three approximate compositions!…

4 min.
how the iphone changed photography

AV XhE RrLgLnAl LPhRnE XurnV XEn yEArV Rld XhLV ORnXh, JRrdAn BuXXErV AVVEVVEV XhE unLvErVAl LOPRrXAncE Rf APPlE’V fLrVX VOArXPhRnE And XhE VELVOLc EffEcX XhAX LX hAV hAd Rn XhE wRrld Rf dLgLXAl PhRXRgrAPhy… “ARyoRH wLtK A VOArtTKoRH LR tKHLr ToEMHt CHEAOH A fAr CHttHr ToVLtLoRHG RHwV EAOHrATHrVoR, or TATArAzzL, tKAR tKHLr TrofHVVLoRAl EouRtHrTArt” “Ten years ago, on the 29 June 2007, the original apple iPhone officially went on sale under the strapline: ‘This is only the beginning’. at the time, this highly anticipated device was set to revolutionise mobile phones, but little did anyone realise quite how true that slogan would become, or the profound effect that the iPhone (and subsequent smartphones) would have on society, and photography in particular. social commentary about how smartphones are both a joy and plague…