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Digital SLR Photography May 2020

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
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE MAY 2020 issue of Digital SLR Photography. As you might have expected, I’m going to have to talk about the Covid-19 virus and how it’s affecting everything we do. At such an unprecedented time where the situation is changing on a daily basis, it’s impossible to know what the immediate future holds for any of us. I’m writing this shortly after Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a nationwide lockdown. Thankfully, we’re able to produce the magazine while working from home thanks to the wonders of broadband and digital technology and where possible, we’ve steered the content to allow photographers to continue taking pictures while isolating themselves from others at home. We’ve indoor techniques to try and some stunning pictorial articles offering photo inspiration. We’ve also a…

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 John McMurtrie MUSIC John reveals the challenges he faced when he decided to explode flour for creative effect when shooting Danish solo artist MYRKUR. picturedesk.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 Lee Frost LANDSCAPES A long-standing regular contributor, Lee is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to shooting landscapes and delivering expert tutorials. leefrost.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…

5 min.
portfolio

Charlie by Marcus Morgan Instagram: @marcusphotographyuk “It was a very hot summer's afternoon in Dorset so to soften the shadows in the lavender field we sheltered from the harsh sunlight under a tree. I created the shot using a 200mm lens to compress the lavender around the model and used a low angle to include some foreground interest and add depth to the composition.” Sony Alpha 7R II with 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lens. Exposure: 1/1000sec at f/2.8 (ISO 100). Mercy by Marcus Morgan Instagram: @marcusphotographyuk (Above) “This shot was challenging. It was taken on a central island of a pedestrian crossing in the centre of Bristol, with traffic passing on both sides. I set my camera on a low tripod, handheld my flash set to slow-sync mode, giving an exposure of 2.5 seconds. Mercy chose the amazing red…

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.
national treasures

THE SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY Awards is one of the largest and most prestigious international photo contests, with an extensive range of categories covering every form of photography. Within the competition are individual areas dedicated to specific niches of the photographic community. The National Awards programme is one such initiative, designed to support local photographic communities from across 63 countries/regions of the world. The programme awards one photographer from each nation for an individual image and gives them with the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience at the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition at Somerset House, London, from 17 April to 4 May. Over 345,000 images were submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 competition, with over 190,000 entered into the Open competition, from which the…

3 min.
coastal reflections

CAMERA: SONY ALPHA 7R III / LENS: SONY FE 20MM F/1.8 IN EARLY SPRING, while the landscape is beginning to awaken, the trees remain bare and flora is yet to fully bloom rural landscapes can look lacklustre. One place where the season makes very little difference to its appearance, however, is the coast. In spring, the sunrise and sunset times are also at more social hours making it a fantastic and versatile option for this time of year. A low tide typically produces less dynamic images as there’s no water to wash around foreground elements like rocks and groynes, so if your golden hour falls during a low tide what can you do? Plenty! Leave the boulders behind for a while and look for beaches with an expanse of golden sand and…