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Digital SLR Photography May 2018

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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE MAY 2018 issue of Digital SLR Photography. If you’ve been out and about taking pictures in the UK over the last month, you are quite likely to have images with the landscape bathed in sunlight, sodden by rain or covered by snow. Even in a country where unpredictable weather is common, the last few weeks have seen some serious climate extremes that have given photographers the chance to capture a wide variety of conditions in a short space of time. Hopefully, the majority of photographers were shooting in Raw format to allow them to maximise the quality of their images. Starting on page 44, we’ve a major guide on how you can work with your Raw files to create your best quality landscape images yet. It’s one…

1 min.
contributing this month:

Daniel Lezano With around 35 years’ experience as a photographer and over 20 years on photo magazines, editor Lezano is passionate about photography, in particular portraits. Caroline Schmidt A professional photographer and experienced journalist, Caroline brings her talent for creating inspiring content to every issue. carolineannphotography.co.uk Jordan Butters With a finger on the pulse of all things photography, Jordan’s our features guru and a talented professional 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 James Abbott LANDSCAPES James is an award-winning editorial, advertising and commercial photographer, specialising in portrait and landscape photography. jamesaphoto.co.uk Helen Dixon LANDSCAPES Helen is living the dream,…

5 min.
portfolio

Highway To The Sun by Lorenzo Nadalini lorenzonadalinipictures.com “I arrived before dawn on a calm morning at Ice Beach near Jökulsárlón, Iceland and looked for a nice composition – I wanted a 'road of light' between two icebergs. I positioned my camera at a low angle on a tripod and waited for the right wave, using a 0.6ND soft grad and six-stop ND filter. I wanted the water's movement in the shadows to be visible because I knew the effect would have looked less dynamic in the highlights due to the strong light.” Nikon D800 with AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: 0.8 seconds at f/10 (ISO 100). The Last Guardian by Lorenzo Nadalini lorenzonadalinipictures.com “This lighthouse is in Bretagne, France. I took this image during a very windy afternoon – I mounted my tripod close to…

1 min.
affinity photo professional photo editing software

Every photographer featured in Portfolio receives a download of professional photo editing app Affinity Photo on their choice of Mac, Windows or iOS. Affinity Photo was Apple’s ‘App of the Year 2015 & 2017 ’, named ‘Best Imaging Software 2016’ by TIPA, and has received thousands of five-star reviews from professional photographers, editors, artists and retouchers. It’s available priced £48.99 for desktop and £19.99 for iPad, with no subscription. For more information on Affinity Photo, visit: affinity.serif.com/photo…

4 min.
spring florals

Outdoor still-lifes are beckoning, flowers are blooming and even if your garden is still sparse you can remedy a shortage of subjects with a quick trip to your local garden centre. i bought anemones and crocuses to use for this tutorial, but the flat petals and colours of an anemone proved the most photogenic. As it’s a substantial flower, i don’t need much more magnification than a 50mm lens and a short extension tube can offer, but if you really want to fill the frame with a tiny subject, you’ll need a longer extension tube or a dedicated macro lens for close focusing – close-up filters can work too but they often degrade image quality. the more magnification you want, the smaller the aperture and more light you’ll need due…

4 min.
mountain views

mOUNTAIN RANGES OFFER seemingly endless opportunities for landscape photographers – from snow-dusted peaks to deep blue lakes, jagged rock formations, babbling streams, cascading waterfalls and rolling grassy moorland. There are countless compositions available at ground level, but if you’re able and willing to hike to higher ground, even more options present themselves. It’s hard work; your legs might turn to jelly, the terrain will be tough and you’ll often be battered by the elements, but the rewards are often worth the effort. Preparation is a vital step in mountain photography. resources such as google Maps are excellent for identifying viewpoints, especially if you use the 3D terrain function to visualise peaks and troughs. The Photographer’s Ephemeris and Photo Pills apps are both invaluable for seeing how the light will fall on…