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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography February 2017

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

2 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. As we enter into a new year, I wonder what new features manufacturers will add to cameras to make us want to upgrade our current kit, which, let’s be honest, is already pretty amazing. Wi-Fi has been the main addition in the last couple of years and, while useful at times, I don’t view it as a game-changer. A common question I’m asked by readers about cameras is which feature I think is the most useful. My answer has always been the LCD monitor. As someone who started out shooting on 35mm, I had to wait until my film had been processed before being able to review my shots. Usually that meant between a day or a week, depending on…

1 min.
contributing this month

Daniel Lezano With over 30 years’ experience as an enthusiast SLR photographer and 20 years on photo magazines, editor Lezano is as passionate as ever about photography, in particular portraits. Caroline Schmidt With extensive experience as a magazine journalist, contributing editor Caroline is passionate about photography and delivering an inspiring magazine each month. Jordan Butters With a finger always on the pulse of all things photography, Jordan turns his hand to most things: he’s our social media master, features guru and talented pro photographer. 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 Catherine MacBride STILL-LIFE A professional still-life and stock photographer…

5 min.
portfolio

The Ships by Milen Dobrev 500px.com/narval “These rock formations are located in Bulgaria, near the village of Sinemorets. Legend says that locals used the rocks to loot ships – they would light a fire on the rocks, to simulate a lighthouse. The ships would then crash into the rocks and the cargo looted. This photo is made up from 42 frames of 30 seconds each. The rocks are lit by a nearby village." Nikon D750 with a Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G lens. Exposures: 42 exposures of 30 seconds at f/4 (ISO 5000). Sunrise Rock by Milen Dobrev 500px.com/narval “During late winter the sun rises over this rock, which works with the lead-in line from the foreground. I had some luck in that there was a nice sky and proper waves, which added interest to the water.…

1 min.
under the sea

from thousands of entries submitted, a spectacular underwater image of predators feasting on the annual sardine migration on the Wild coast of south africa has been chosen as National Geographic’s grand prize winner in the nature photographer of the year 2016 competition. the image, captured by greg lecoeur of nice, france, which also won the action category, was two weeks in the making while lecoeur patiently waited for the right moment during the migration to capture his beautifully composed moment. “during the sardine migration along the Wild coast of south africa, millions of sardines are preyed upon by marine predators such as dolphins, marine birds, sharks, whales, penguins, sailfishes and sea lions,” lecoeur explained. “the hunt begins with common dolphins that have developed special hunting techniques to create and drive…

2 min.
wanderlust

Travel is one of the most popular niches in modern photography. The abundance of cameras and smartphones has facilitated everyone to record their journeys, experiences and adventures, no matter where they are in the world, allowing the rest of us to live vicariously through their lenses. From lava flows on Hawaii to swirling snow in new York, Mongolian horse riders to rare and endangered species – it’s safe to say that there’s barely a stone unturned when it comes to images of our wonderful planet! The 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year award recently named the winners for its latest competition, and we, for one, will never get tired of seeing the fruits of photographers' labours. This year’s overall winner was a first – Joel santos became the first Portuguese winner,…

1 min.
purenight filter

if you're into your night sky photography then you'll know that light pollution is a big problem. the good news is that there could be a solution on the horizon (pun not intended). Photographer ian norman has come up with the Purenight filter, a premium glass filter constructed from didymium glass designed to specifically reduce the transmission of light from sodium vapour lamps. the example images look impressive! the filter is being made available in standard 85mm and 100mm versions, and is currently undergoing crowd-funding. to find out more, visit: lonelyspeck.com/purenight/…