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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography May 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 MAY 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. Being an editor of a photography magazine is a role I’ve enjoyed since just before the turn of the millennium and, despite the stresses and pressures associated with running a monthly title, I cannot think of many jobs I’d rather do. However, one aspect of it I wish I could change is the desk-to-camera ratio. Most issues, I’ll spend around 90% or more of my working month at the keyboard, with the main camera test being my only real time taking pictures. This month I had the chance to dust off my skills and spend an afternoon shooting a range of images for our Beginner’s Guide to portrait composition (p60), which I thoroughly enjoyed. This was down in part due…

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 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…

6 min.
portfolio

Fresh, Exciting by Vincent Croce 500px.com/vincecroce “Knowing that we would be walking upstream and towards the sun, we decided to follow the road alongside this creek in the Harz region of Germany. It was a matter of finding a good spot where an interesting part of the river aligned with the sun. I used a low angle and aimed for the sun through the trees with a narrow aperture to get the starburst.” COnon EIK 5B Mk EEE with COnon ED 17-40 f/4G EK UKM lens. ExposureR Two seconSs Ot f/22 (EKI 100). Until The End by William Patino williampatino.com “Bombo Quarry is a well known location that I'm lucky to have in my own backyard. The sun only lines up with the channel for a brief window each year, creating a nice focal point for…

4 min.
a decade of the sony awards

Flamingos in namibia, architecture in berlin and an underwater rugby match are a taster of the varied subject matter and international presence that dominates the 2017 sony World Photography awards. The UK did particularly well this year, with british photographer Tim Cornbill, birmingham, impressing the judges with his image 'oculus'. shot by the River spree in berlin, germany, the image has won him the UK's national award and the architecture category, out of 105,692 entries for the open competition. Each of the ten category open competition winners will receive a sony alpha 7 ii with standard lens and go on to compete for the overall open top spot and UsD$5,000 cash prize. The winning, shortlisted and commended entries will be on show at somerset House, london, from 21 april to 7…

1 min.
a winner whatever the weather

ConSiDering the oBSeSSion that most Brits have with the weather, this could be the perfect photographic award – the Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 and Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 competitions are now open for entries! it’s not only open to occupants of these fair isles either, so wherever you are in the world, amateur or professional alike, you’re welcome to submit images for the award. Backed by the royal meteorological Society (rmetS) and the royal Photographic Society (rPS), the competition seeks to find the best images depicting the wide gamut of weather conditions we experience on earth. the full prize pool is growing every day, but at last count there are cash prizes up to £500 as well as cameras and society memberships up for grabs.…

1 min.
smile with samsung

SAmSung’S lAteSt Pro Plus SD cards are designed for ultra-fast data transfer, with read speeds up to 95mB/sec and write speeds up to 90mB/sec, making them ideal for high-resolution images and 4K video. Plus they're waterproof, temperature-proof, X-ray-proof and magnetic-proof, so you can be sure of their reliability no matter what the conditions. You can experience this superior card for yourself – Samsung is generously giving one away. All you have to do is come up with a witty caption for the image, above. email it with subject 'Smile this may' to: enquiries@dslrphotomag.co.uk by 1 June 2017 and, if you make our sides split, you’ll scoop a Samsung Pro Plus 64gB SDXC card worth over £80. uK entries only. www.samsung.com…