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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography September 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

1 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 2018 issue of Digital SLR Photography. While the semi-final of the World Cup didn’t go quite the way we had hoped, it’s still been a great summer for us folks in the British Isles. The UK has been enjoying one of the longest heatwaves in living memory, which has given us the opportunity to really enjoy the great outdoors this summer. Hopefully, it hasn’t all been sunbathing and barbecues for you – although I have to admit I’ve enjoyed a little of both over the last few weeks. The good weather has made it an ideal time for taking great photos outdoors. While I have to confess I haven’t been able to venture too far from home, I have taken advantage of the hot weather by…

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 Ben Hall WILDLIFE Regular contributor and one of the UK’s leading wildlife photographers share’s his expert advice for wildlife photography this month. benhallphotography.com James Abbott LANDSCAPES James is an award-winning editorial, advertising and commercial photographer, specialising in portrait and landscape photography. jamesaphoto.co.uk Matt Henry FINE ART This Brighton-based fine-art photographer explains…

5 min.
portfolio

Into the Wild by Ilhan Eroglu ilhanerogluphotography.com “I picked Lago di Carezza in the Dolomites, in Italy, for a sunrise photoshoot. When I saw the rock between two trees, I felt it would give the image great depth. I decided to climb up the rock and set up my tripod and timer. I tried to situate myself in the perfect place to capture the reflection and to make it more attractive. Framing the scene between the trees gives the image a corridor-like feeling.” Sony A7R III with FE 12-24mm f/4 G lens. Exposure: 1/40 at f/4 (ISO 320). First Light by Ilhan Eroglu ilhanerogluphotography.com “This was taken in the beautiful Dolomites mountain range in north-east Italy. I usually take a trip to the Dolomites twice a year as it's a fantastic location with so much variety.…

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.
global visionaries

National GeoGraphic has been providing the world with a wealth of information and images for more than 129 years, reaching more than 730 million people across 172 countries. The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest celebrates stunning pictures taken by all levels of photographer around the world over the last three years, with entries in three categories: Nature, People and Cities. Reiko Takahashi of Japan won the prestigious grand-prize in this year's contest and scooped a $10,000 UsD prize with her amazing photograph of a humpback whale calf. Takahashi’s image, titled 'Mermaid', beat over 13,000 other entries and was taken off the coast of Japan's Kumejima Island. The long-time photographer left her office job to pursue her passion for underwater photography and travelled to Kumejima Island on a…

3 min.
add foreground interest with motion

Camera: nikOn d800 / Lens: af-s 24-70mm f/2.8g NOT EVEry LANDSCApE needs foreground interest, but used in the right way it’s a great method of adding depth and interest to scenics. If your foreground isn’t quite interesting enough, or you’ve not been blessed with great light during your visit, all’s not lost – adding motion to foreground interest is a simple and effective method of introducing dynamism to landscapes. Foreground motion is surprisingly easy to find – flowers, foliage and crops are the perfect candidates, as is moving water, as we’ve covered in recent issues. All you need with the former three is a breeze, or you can even create your own by wafting a fold-out reflector at your immediate foreground. Finding the right amount of motion to complement the scene is…