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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography August 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.

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

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2019 issue of Digital SLR Photography. With summer in full swing, photographers will be taking full advantage of the good weather and longer days to head out and make the most of the opportunities the season presents. Landscapes and travel photography will top the list of subjects and it’s quite likely these topics will head up your plans too, but have you ever considered close-up photography? Shooting macro is an area of photography that offers the potential to capture images packed with impact and beauty, but it’s one that many photographers – in particular beginners – are put off trying due to the challenges it presents in terms of kit and technique. While it’s true that specialised kit, which can be expensive, is required to make…

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 is a regular contributor 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,…

4 min.
portfolio

Tryfan from Y Garn byAlessio Andreani www.alessioandreani.com “I planned this photo weeks in advance. There is some walking needed to reach this vantage point for a view of Y Garn in Snowdonia, Wales, so I needed a proper plan for the right time of the year; I went in April because I wanted some snow on the peaks and a lot of water in the lakes. Luckily the clouds did break up enough to reveal some sun rays and illumination.” NIKON D800 WITH 16-35MM F/4. EXPOSURE: 100 SECONDS AT F/11 (ISO 100). Boscastle, Cornwall by Alessio Andreani www.alessioandreani.com “This was one of the best and longest-lasting sunsets I have ever seen. I took many pictures, but this one was the first exposure and caught the sun as it touched the horizon and still reached over 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…

11 min.
macro marvels

NEW PHOTO CONTESTS usually take some time to attract a decent number of submissions and a high standard of entries, but the first ever Close-Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) competition has delivered on both counts. Set up by husband and wife team Tracy and Daniel Calder, the competition aims to celebrate close-up, macro and micro photography and through the quality of the images, encourage photographers who have yet to try close-ups to give it a go. The competition was split into five categories: Animals, Plants & Fungi, Intimate Landscape, Manmade and Micro (for images captured with a microscope), as well as Young CUPOTY (for entrants aged 17 and under). Each category winner won £300, while the winning under-17 entrant, Josiah Launstein, was also awarded a Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro…

5 min.
coastal water blur

DURING A LONG exposure – of several seconds or more – subject motion will be rendered as a blur. Whilst this isn’t always desirable, the effect is a creative and popular one – particularly among landscape photographers who shoot at the coast. So why is the coastline such a popular landscape for long exposures? The sea offers drama, interest, texture and motion, while the coast is ever changing, depending on the weather, time of the year and the height of the tide. It is also home to many photogenic elements and objects, for example, towering cliffs, imposing sea stacks, rocky outcrops, pebbly shorelines, weathered sea defences, piers, jetties and sea pools. And, while not all will agree, a lengthy exposure gives coastal shots even more interest and appeal. Long exposures will flatten…