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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography September 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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 2019 issue of Digital SLR Photography. I’ve long been a firm believer that one of the best ways that you can test your skills and push your creativity forward is to take part in photo competitions and compare the quality and imagination of your photography against your peers. If you’re a regular reader you’ll have seen our continuing coverage of major awards and will be aware of the number and variety of contests open to photographers, both amateur and professional. This month’s main interview (page 66) is with Tracey Lund, who first came to my attention when her winning image of gannets caught my eye whilst choosing shots to run with our coverage of the Sony World Photography Awards. I was surprised (and pleased!) to find…

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 Tracey Lund WILDLIFE Enthusiast photographer and award-winner Tracey Lund shares her story and talks about winning SWPA in this issue’s interview on page 66. traceylundphotography.co.uk 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…

5 min.

Trevose Head by Julian Baird julianbaird.me “While Cornwall is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches, for me, the Cornish coast is about cliffs, jagged rocks and crashing waves, personified by Trevose Head. It is a magical place to watch the beauty and power of the ocean but is unforgiving, with slippery rocks, sea spray and strong winds. Despite this, it is one of my favourite places to photograph.” Nikon D750 with 16-35mm f/4. Exposure: Eight seconds at f/11 (ISO 100). First Light on my Last Hope by Julian Baird julianbaird.me “Landscape photography requires patience but even mine was tested on my last trip to the Lake District – every day was overcast. On my last morning, I headed up to the top of Latrigg Fell for sunrise and was lucky when the sun broke momentarily…

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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…

8 min.
star gazing

PLANET EARTH MAY be blessed with a diversity of life that (as far as we know) is unparalled in the rest of the solar system, but when it comes to sheer spectacle, it's just a small dot in the infinite beauty of our cosmos. The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, now in its eleventh year, offers photographers from all around the third rock from the Sun the chance to showcase their best astrophotography. This brilliant photography competition, led by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, sponsored by Insight Investment and run in association with BBC Sky at Night magazine, saw a record number of submissions this year, with more than 4,600 entries from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers spanning 90 countries. The shortlist incudes a range of spectacular images,…

3 min.
lens ball portraits

CREATIVITY COMES IN many forms, and for portraits there are a plethora of ways to approach the subject; lighting, pose, clothing, location and special effects are just some of the ways this can be achieved, and it’s the latter that we’ll be looking at using a lens ball to capture surreal-looking portraits. These glass or crystal balls can be picked up on eBay for as little as £5 for one with an 80mm diameter, which is the perfect size. Any smaller, and it’s difficult to see the image within the ball; any larger, and the ball can be difficult to hold and uncomfortably heavy. When you’ve spent a small fortune on lenses it seems counter intuitive to shoot portraits through a cheap glass ball. But with this technique we’re not aiming for…