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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography July 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 JULY 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. With the warmer weather of summer upon us, we’ve dedicated several of this issue’s articles to shooting outdoors and making the most of the longer daylight hours and better conditions. The last of our mini-series of portrait-based Beginner’s Guides is dedicated to showing how daylight can be manipulated to great effect for capturing beautiful portraits (page 62). It covers a variety of lighting situations from sunlight to shade to cloudy conditions and reveals how essential reflectors and diffusers are for great results. We’ve also put together a comprehensive Buyers’ Guide to lighting aids (page 110) so that you easily work out which represent the best for your needs. And, should you fancy a bit of photo-DIY, check out how to…

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 on the pulse of all things photography, Jordan’s our social media master, features guru and a talented pro 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 Lee Frost LANDSHAPPS A long-standing regular contributor, Lee is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to shooting landscapes and delivering expert tutorials. leefrost.co.uk Ben Hall WILDLIFP A renowned wildlife photographer, author and tutor, Ben applies his expert knowledge…

6 min.
portfolio

Explosion of Colour by Maciej Bartnicki 500px.com/mabart “The autumn colours in the Tatra mountains were at their peak but I desperately needed some light to illuminate them. After ten hours of hiking, my hopes diminished. Clouds covered the sky and the light was flat and dull. However, at the last moment, the setting sun broke through the clouds and beautiful light flooded in. I took a single exposure, which I processed twice: once for the highlights and once for the shadows, then blended them together.” Nikon D800 with Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Exposure: 1/200sec at f/5.6 (iSo 100). The Empire by Ole Henrik Skjelstad 500px.com/olehenrikskjelstad “This was one of those moments when everything comes together and you almost can't believe your luck. The very still lake perfectly mirrored the beautiful sky and the rocks worked…

2 min.
the taste of success

The compeTiTion Was fiercer Than ever. There Were over 8,400 images enTered inTernaTionally, from over 60 counTries, and The sTandard Was phenomenal WHEN YOU HEAR the phrase ‘food photography’, does your mind turn to restaurant patrons angling their smartphones above a freshly prepared meal in a posh eatery? Or a heavily Instagram-filtered image of a swirling, frothy latte on a rustic table in some East London coffee shop? Everyday phone snaps aside, food photography is an art form in itself, and the annual Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year award aims to seek out those with a penchant for capturing not only mouth-watering images of food and drink itself, but also those who can tell the story behind food, where it comes from and how it arrives on our plates. Now…

1 min.
happy birthday magnum photos

On the 6 February 1947, four now-legendary photographers came together to form a photo agency that would go on to become one of the most important and influential photographic collectives in the world. Legend has it that Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour toasted the idea of the agency with a magnum of champagne, and thus the name stuck. In the 70 years since, Magnum Photos has been at the forefront of image creation, news and documentary photography. It's represented by some of the world’s best photographers, producing some of the most recognisable images of our time. Magnum Photos is celebrating its 70th birthday by way of an anniversary programme of events around the world, as well as a celebratory book to be released later in…

1 min.
meet steve

WE REALLY SHOULD have learnt from the Boaty McBoatface saga that when you allow the public to name something significant or important, you’re probably not going to get anything as glamorous or prominent as you might have hoped. Well it’s happened again – with the help of social media, aurora photographers and the European Space Agency’s Swarm mission, a new kind of aurora has been identified – everyone meet Steve. When Professor Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary met with members of a Facebook social media group, called the Alberta Aurora Chasers, he noticed something unusual about some of their aurora photographs – a purple streak of light that stretched across the night sky. The group had been calling this streak a ‘proton arc’, however Professor Donovan knew it was…