Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography March 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.

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WELCOME TO THE MARCH 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. Unless you’re one of our overseas readers or were fortunate enough to enjoy a winter’s break abroad, you’ll have endured freezing conditions this month, with weather forecasts suggesting we’ve a few more weeks of it to come. While this might make shooting outdoors less than desirable for some photographers, the more dedicated among you will be taking advantage of the opportunities this time of year presents and head to the coast to capture stunning results. The colder weather means there are less people at popular locations, while the shorter days mean later dawns and earlier sunsets, so you can capture these golden moments at reasonable times. Because there is no better time than now to shoot coastlines, we’ve dedicated a…

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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 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 Ben Hall WILDLIFE A renowned wildlife photographer, author and tutor, Ben applies his expert knowledge…

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The Bathing House by Calum Gladstone www.fb.com/CalumGladstonePhotography/ “The sky was pretty flat when I arrived at The Bathing House in Howick, but I decided to go down onto the rocks and set up anyway. It's treacherously slippery along the tide line, so it takes time to get into position. Eventually, after almost an hour of waiting, the sun broke through the cloud, creating gorgeous colours and highlights across the clouds above.” Canon EOS 6D with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. Exposure: Four seconds at f/10 (ISO 50). Dunstanburgh Castle by Calum Gladstone www.fb.com/CalumGladstonePhotography/ “The sky was beautiful upon arrival, so I made my way to the waters edge – easier said than done, photographers call them the ‘death rocks’ for good reason! I set up and waited in anticipation. The area to my right started to…

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the great outdoors

CelebraTing iTs TenTh anniversary, the annual international garden photographer of the year award is the world’s premier photographic competition, embracing all things botanical. From sweeping vistas with explosions of wildflowers to macro details of specimens grown in humble back gardens, and a wide gamut of disciplines in between, in its ten years in rotation, the igpoTy never fails to impress and inspire photographers the world over. operated in conjunction with Kew royal botanical gardens in london, the award not only aims to reward those with a keen eye for capturing all things green, but also looks to educate and inspire, with exhibitions, workshops and lectures around the UK. When the award began in 2007 it accepted only UK-based entries, but the following year was opened up to a worldwide audience. This…

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lord snowdon

British photographer and filmmaker Lord Snowdon passed away, aged 86, in his Kensington home on Friday 13 January. Snowdon’s documentary work offered an insight into the lives of celebrities and royalty, as well as a visual commentary on English society. Born Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, his photographic career began at Tatler magazine in 1952. He went on to meet Princess Margaret after being commissioned to photograph the royal family, and the couple married in 1960. Armstrong-Jones took the title 1st Earl of Snowdon, and was known as Lord Snowdon from then on, however his marriage to Princess Margaret ended in 1978 when the two divorced. During his career he photographed a number of notable world figures, including Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales; Barbara Cartland; Laurence Olivier; Elizabeth Taylor…

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focus modes explained parti

“ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ACCURATE. NONE OF THEM IS THE TRUTH” Richard Avedon WHILE MODERN AUTOFOCUS systems continue to become increasingly more advanced and smarter, you still need to have a grasp on the basics in order to be able to set your camera up to perform. Selecting the correct number of focus points to use to accurately record your subject in tack-sharp detail is step one. Here are the basic AF point options summarised… SINGLE POINT Activates a single AF point in the centre of the frame by default, but can be moved around. It's useful for precisely picking the exact point in a scene to focus on, for example a subject's eyes. And popular with professionals across all walks of photography due to its precision. DYNAMIC/EXPANSION Select an area of the frame to tell…