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Digital SLR Photography April 2019

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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Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2019 issue of Digital SLR Photography. It’s proven to be unusually warm and sunny this month, which hopefully has meant you’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the weather while practising your photography. If not, we’re sure that the variety of articles in this month’s issue will soon have you reaching for your camera kit and heading outdoors. As any dedicated landscape photographer will tell you, a set of filters is essential if you want to shoot stunning scenics, which is why this month’s Beginner’s Guide (p50) covers the main types you should use. With a polariser and a selection of NDs, you’ll have no problem capturing images packed with detail and colour. Of course it’s not just landscapes that photographers enjoy capturing outdoors. Wildlife…

1 min.
our team of photo experts

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 Helen Dixon LANDSCAPES Helen is living the dream, having…

6 min.
portfolio

Catching the Wave Frans van der Boom www.fransvanderboom.com “Shots like this are all about timing in order to capture just the right amount of motion in the flowing water. We had been enjoying the lovely spring weather on the Atlantic coast of Portugal and ended up at this beach to watch the sunset. Ironically, just moments after taking this photograph I was hit by a big wave that completely soaked me. I was so happy that I managed to keep all of my equipment dry by lifting all of it above my head!” NIKON D800E WITH AF-S 14-24MM F/2.8G ED LENS. EXPOSURE: 0.5 SECONDS AT F/8 (ISO 100). Awakening by Frans van der Boom www.fransvanderboom.com (Above) “A magical morning in the German Alps. There was complete silence and the valley was filled with fog. Suddenly, the…

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…

8 min.
chasing glory

PHOTO COMPETITIONS DON’T come much bigger or better than the Sony World Photography Awards, which now in its twelfth year, received its highest ever number of entries – an incredible 326,997 from 195 countries. To give us a taste of what's to come when the overall winners are revealed in April, the World Photography Organisation has announced the shortlisted photographers for the Open and Youth competitions, which includes 13 British photographers. The competition is clearly gaining popularity on our fair isles, with the awards gaining the highest number of entries from the UK, and the highest increase in entries year-on-year compared to any other country. The Open shortlist comprises stunning works selected across ten diverse categories. The shortlist features 12 British photographers from a wide array of backgrounds, including fine…

3 min.
sunset silhouettes

CAMERA: NIKON D750 / LENS: AF-S 24-70MM F/2.8G SHOOTING INTO BRIGHT light is a tricky skill for any landscape photographer as you have to make a choice as to what you want to expose for. Filters can help, but if contrast levels are too high then the results can look very unnatural. So you have to decide – do you forgo detail in the sky and capture shadow detail in the foreground, or retain all of that wonderful colour and detail above and let the shadows fall to darkness? If you’re faced with an interesting sky at sunrise or sunset and the scene in front of you will work as a graphic silhouette, then choosing the latter option can work well. The good news is that shooting a successful and colourful…