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Digital SLR Photography December 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 DECEMBER 2018 issue of Digital SLR Photography. While I was out walking the dog the other morning, I noticed that some of the trees at my local park were starting their seasonal transition from green to gold. I’ve been waiting for that to happen for a few weeks now and I’m surprised how late this change has begun. Talking with a number of landscape pros around the country, it seems that the seasonal transition is more unpredictable than ever, with some areas already bathed in golden splendour, while the change is yet to happen in others. To account for this, we’ve broadened the depth of our Photo Expert article (page 62) to not only cover autumn, but also winter too. That way, regardless of what stage the…

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 Reuben Wu LANDSCAPES IF YOU SPOT UNUSUAL LIGHTS DARTING…

5 min.
portfolio

The Guardian by Juan Martínez Cledera 500PX.COM/PAISAJESDELUZ “Here, my friend Marc and I capture the last photos of an unforgettable day in Vareid on the Lofoten Islands, Norway. The blurred silhouette on the horizon is Marc as he searches for a position for his own tripod. I used a 1.8ND Lucroit filter to create a long exposure, rendering the water silky so as to contrast with the solid rocks on the shoreline.” Nikon D810 with AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens. Exposure: Ten seconds at f/3.2 (ISO 500). First Lights by Juan Martínez Cledera 500PX.COM/PAISAJESDELUZ “The sight of these red cabins is a photographer's dream. When you stand at this point, you understand the beauty of the Lofoten Islands. To the north, the sun plunges below the horizon only to reappear gently caressing the peaks that surround…

1 min.
affinity photo professional photo editing software

EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER FEATURED IN PortfolioRECEIVES 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…

7 min.
wild things

WINNER 2018, RISING STAR PORTFOLIO AWARD: Dream duel BY MICHEL D’OULTREMONT, BELGIUM.AS STORM CLOUDS GATHERED OVER THE ARDENNES FOREST IN BELGIUM, MICHEL HID BEHIND A TREE UNDER A CAMOUFLAGE NET. IT WAS THE BEST SPOT FOR VIEWING ANY ACTION ON THE RIDGE – A PLACE HE KNEW WELL – BUT HE NEEDED LUCK FOR ALL THE ELEMENTS TO COME TOGETHER. THE THRILLING SOUND OF TWO RED DEER STAGS, ROARING IN COMPETITION OVER FEMALES, ECHOED THROUGH THE TREES, BUT INFURIATINGLY THE ACTION WAS TAKING PLACE FURTHER DOWN THE SLOPE. WELL MATCHED, NEITHER CHALLENGER WAS GIVING WAY, AND THE CONTEST ESCALATED INTO A NOISY CLASH OF ANTLERS. FOR YEARS, MICHEL HAD WANTED TO PICTURE THIS HIGHLIGHT OF THE RUT IN THE DRAMATIC LIGHT OF DUSK, BUT THE STAGS WERE NEVER IN QUITE…

3 min.
bokeh city

Camera: NIKON D750 / Lens: NIKON 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II I love experimenting with multiple exposures, especially when it comes to long-exposure night photography. there’s an element of anticipation involved when these two approaches are combined – you can’t always tell what the long exposure will do to an image until it’s captured – will there be light trails or streaks and colours recorded that aren’t visible to the naked eye? the multiple exposure introduces a whole new element of surprise to the final image; while you can aim for a specific effect and guess how it might come out like, you never really know until that image pops up on the screen. For this technique, we’re going to be capturing two exposures of a city sky at night – one…