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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography July 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.

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

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE JULY 2018 issue of Digital SLR Photography. With spring about to give way to summer, we’re enjoying better weather and longer days, while also having the odd inclement spell that can mess up any plans we might have made to head outdoors to capture images. But, if there’s one thing us Brits are good for, it’s not letting the weather get in the way of having a good time and this month’s issue certainly has what photographers need to enjoy a great month of taking pictures. Macro photography is possible indoors or outdoors and in most types of weather, so we’ve dedicated 16 pages (starting on page 52) to providing you with all the advice you need to start capturing stunning close-ups. If you’ve never tried macro…

5 min.
portfolio

From the Fairyland by Manuel Martin manuelmartinphotography.com “Last year towards the end of spring, I decided to visit Seealpsee in the Swiss Alps with a friend. A fantastic hour-long hike got us to this location just in time for sunset, although it felt like much longer under the afternoon sun! As there was a bit of haze in the distance, I used a polarising filter to enhance the contrast and colours. The final image is comprised of three focus-stacked frames at different focal distances, which I manually blended together in processing.” Nikon D810 with AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: One second at f/8 (ISO 64). Sunset Dreams by Manuel Martin manuelmartinphotography.com “This image was taken on Reichenau Island at Bodensee Lake, between Switzerland and Germany. The trip to reach the isle was easy; the real difficulty…

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.
feast for the eyes

THE PINK LADY Photographer of the Year contest has been running since 2011 and celebrates the art of food photography from around the world. Open to professionals and amateurs of all ages, the competition has welcomed more than 60,000 images from across 60 countries since its launch. This year's competition had a prize fund of over £20,000 and a diverse range of categories covering such themes as food adventures, food in the field and even the politics of food. The awards ceremony, taking place in late April at the Mall Galleries in London, saw Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal win the accolade of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2018 for his stunning image, Praying with Food, taken at a Hindu temple in Dhaka, which also won the Food For…

3 min.
fields of gold

IT’S THE TIME OF year when hayfever sufferers either dose up or close the windows to hide from the world – the Great British countryside is a patchwork quilt of greens and gold as rapeseed is in full bloom. For those of you not suffering, then this is a great time of year to head out with your camera to capture some colourful rural scenes and, for once, you aren’t limited to the first and last hours of light if you want to capture eye-catching images. Rapeseed landscapes look great all day long whether bathed in glorious sunshine or under the cover of cloud. Here’s some advice to help you find success when shooting such scenes, but be quick – this fleeting spread of brightly-coloured landscapes won’t be hanging around…

4 min.
keep it clean & green

Camera: nikon d800 / Lens: nikon af-s 85mm f/1.4 g Lush parklands, meadows full of wildflowers and green woodlands are ten a penny in the uk from spring onwards, and this undisputable natural beauty is perfect for backdrops. everywhere you look you see potential for locations, to the point that it can be overwhelming. with so much scope, where should you place your subject? how do you manage the natural light? and what other factors should you be thinking about including which techniques best suit the scene. a wise portrait photographer once said: consider the light before the location – and it’s a tried-and-true rule to work by. when choosing the best light outdoors, a low golden-hour sun is nearly always best, proving warmer, softer and more forgiving, but at this…