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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography August 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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12 Issues

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2 min.

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2018 issue of Digital SLR Photography. So what have you been up to since we last met? We’ve enjoyed particularly good weather over the last few weeks, so hopefully you’ll have taken advantage and headed outdoors to capture some great images. All credit to those of you who got up extra-early to shoot sunrises, or stayed out late to shoot sunsets. If you did, then struggled to work out what to shoot during the daylight hours in-between, check out our interview (page 76) with regular contributors Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer. Their new book, From Dawn To Dusk – Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography, provides an extensive range of ideas and techniques to keep you busy shooting landscapes all day. For those planning an overseas…

6 min.

Priscilla Rehaen by Maarten Quaadvliet marticocelli.com “Most of my images are taken at home, which I can easily transform into a hotel room environment. I positioned Priscilla in front of a closet and used the ambient light to set the mood. A California Sunbounce was positioned left and was illuminated by a fresnel spotlight, providing a gentle, soft light on her face. At the right behind Priscilla is a second fresnel spot acting as a rimlight. The benefits of using continuous light is that I can easily predict what I will get.” Sony A7R III with FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens. Exposure: 1/400 at f/1.4 (ISO 400). Priscilla at Maastrich by Maarten Quaadvliet marticocelli.com “Priscilla and I wanted to create some outdoor images, so I mapped a route through the city of Maastricht, Netherlands, where we…

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…

6 min.
the best of the best award result

The twelfth edition of the Sony world Photography Awards, which covers a diverse range of photography, has been launched by the world Photography organisation. entries are open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world, with Sony digital equipment, as well as cash prizes up to uSd$25,000, up for grabs. the Sony world Photography Awards are widely viewed as the ultimate contest for contemporary photography, highlighting social and political issues as well as showcasing inspirational portrait and landscape images. the 2019 awards sees additional categories in the Professional competition, while retaining the extensive open, Youth and Student focus competitions. the overall winner of the 2018 awards was british photographer Alys tomlinson for her series eX-Votos, a personal project covering religious themes including faith, spiritualism and pilgrimage. we've provided several…

4 min.
eye of the storm

CAMERA: NIKON D610 / Lens: NIKON 16-35MM F4 G AF-S ED VR LENS There are several things you can count on with landscape photography, and one of the most likely is an overcast day when all you want is scattered cloud and a clear horizon at golden hour. But rather than packing your kit away and hoping for ‘better’ conditions tomorrow, seize the moment and potentially shoot some of your most interesting landscapes yet. Moody landscape photography is actually experiencing something of a renaissance, with many photographers favouring stormy and overcast conditions over the saturated colours and soft light of golden hour. and let’s face it, while capturing the perfect sunrise or sunset is what most landscape photographers aim for, stormy and overcast conditions are often more frequent and are far better…

4 min.
summer slinky

CAMERA: NIKON D800/ LENS: SIGMA 35MM F/1.4 ART & NIKONAF-S50MM F/1.8G Foreground intereSt can add depth and delight to portraits: it can draw the viewer towards a point of focus, frame it and, if done well, add beauty and interest. unlike landscapes, however, where you need extensive depth-of-field, most styles of portrait look their best with wide apertures to blur their surroundings and pop the subject from the background. in order to utilise the beauty of wide apertures, you need to understand the relationship between depth-of-field and distances, f/stops and how to use selective focus to control your point of focus. they’re fundamental techniques that every enthusiast portrait photographer needs to know and develop, but especially when introducing foreground interest. By placing an element between your lens and your subject, autofocus…