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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography January 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 JANUARY 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. With this time of year being the most popular time to add to your stockpile of photo kit, I wonder how many of you included a lens or two on your Christmas list this year? Hopefully quite a few of you have. While many opt to replace their camera, I’ve always preferred to spend my hard-earned on increasing and improving my arsenal of lenses. I was always of the view that there was no point changing a perfectly capable camera for another that offers slightly better resolution and/or a few extra features, when instead I could invest in filling holes in my outfit with a new lens like an ultra-wide or a dedicated macro lens. I always believed that adding…

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 Dina Belenko STILL-LIFE Russian still-life photographer Dina is a…

5 min.
portfolio

One Ring To Rule Them All by Raed Ammari 500px.com/ethos79 “Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings. This is a friendly homeless man named Kent that I've photographed before. It was taken on a windy day in a busy street in Denver, Colorado. The challenge was to find a dark background and eliminate distractions from curious pedestrians. Kent’s majestic hair and beard blowing in the wind add the right mood.” Sony Alpha A7R II with Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens. Exposure: 1/800sec at f/5 (ISO 640). The Lighthouse by Daniel Fleischhacker www.daniel-photography.eu “Fanad Head is in the north of Donegal in Ireland. This was taken on a windy evening – the clouds were moving fast and the waves were pounding the rocks. I wanted to include the rocks as a lead-in…

6 min.
take a walk on the wild side

winner urban: The Alley Cat by Nayan Khanolkar : at night, in the aarey milk colony in a suburb of mumbai, bordering sanjay gandhi national park, leopards slip ghost-like through the maze of alleys, looking for food (especially stray dogs). The warli people living in the area respect the big cats. despite encounters and occasional attacks, they are an accepted part of their lives and culture, seen in traditional paintings that decorate the walls of their homes. The leopard is not only the most versatile big cat but possibly the most persecuted. the national history museum in london is an iconic establishment that needs no introduction. as if the fascinating displays and exhibits available year round weren't enough of a reason to pay a visit, then here's another great excuse –…

2 min.
the most important images of all time

a man stands defiant in the path of four tanks in Beijing’s tiananmen square, a sailor embraces with a nurse in times square as the second World War comes to an end, muhammad ali towers over a toppled sonny Lister, and an emaciated sudanese child collapses while a vulture watches on. Photography has the power to tell stories like no other medium, and some of the most memorable and powerful images in history can be instantly conjured in our minds by their description alone. TIME magazine has compiled an incredible collection of what it is calling the 100 most influential images of all time. Rather than listing the images in a gallery, void of context, TIME has added extra depth to the project by explaining the story behind each image in…

1 min.
what goes up, might come down

The GoPro Karma, announced earlier this year, seemed to be the ultimate gadget. A stabilised drone that could pack away in a compact case and included a detachable gimbal for smooth handheld footage too. Despite delays in fulfilling orders, the drones soon started to arrive, and it looked like GoPro was onto a winner – that was until Karmas started falling out of the sky due to power failure. A drone crash could prove fatal, and GoPro have since issued a recall on all Karmas, even if your model shows no signs of failure. GoPro are issuing full refunds until the issue is resolved, and are offering a free GoPro Hero5 camera as compensation for those affected in the U.S. It’s unclear whether any shipments made it to the U.K.…