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Digital SLR Photography November 2017

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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 NOVEMBER 2017 issue of Digital SLR Photography. As the summer draws to a close and autumn begins, it’s natural to turn your thoughts to two opposing ends of the photographic scale: colour and black & white. The transformation of the landscape from greens to gold draws outdoor photographers to woodlands, parks and forests across the nation in search of dramatic and colourful images. With the opportunity lasting only a handful of weeks, it’s best to be ready to take advantage – our guide starting on page 51 provides a range of ideas and techniques to try. The onset of autumn is often the time when many photographers turn their attention to black & white photography too – as the weather takes a turn for the worse and…

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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 An experienced journalist and photographer, Caroline brings her talent for photography and creating inspiring content to every issue.carolineannphotography.co.uk 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 to help improve…

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Moeraki Boulders Sunrise by Kaitlyn McLachlan www.kaitlynmclachlan.com “This magical beach on New Zealand’s east coast has unique boulders that look like giant dinosaur eggs. I matched tide charts so that I could capture this photo as the tide was beginning to cover the rocks. Shooting with my tripod in knee-deep water, I got up close for this perspective. This was the first time I'd used my new reverse ND grad filter, which proved perfect for this colourful sunrise!” Canon EOS 5D Mk IV with EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens. Exposure: 3.2 seconds at f/10 (ISO 100). Waipapa Point by Kaitlyn McLachlan www.kaitlynmclachlan.com (Above) “Sometimes the best photos are unplanned. I drove over two hours to get to this lighthouse for sunset, but by the time I arrived clouds covered the sky. I waited it out…

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a bird's eye view

From dramatic wide-angles of kites in flight to snuggling cygnets, delicate details and the mesmerising murmuration of starlings, it’s not difficult to see why so many photographers end up pointing their lenses towards our feathered friends. when it comes to recognising and awarding the best avian artwork, the winning images from this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition have certainly ruffled a few feathers here among the Digital SLR Photography team. no more bird puns from here on out, we promise. now in its second year, the award is supported by the British trust for ornithology, and this year’s award was presided over by naturalist photographer, author and television presenter chris Packham. the competition was open to photographers of any age, amateur and professional, from any territory around the…

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shoot for the stars

With a top prize of £10,000 up for grabs, the 2017 insight astronomy photographer of the Year award is a hotly-contested competition amongst the best of the astrophotography world. Modern imaging technology has opened up the world of astrophotography to all of us – with enough time, practice and knowledge you can just as likely capture award-winning images of space with an entry-level DSLR as you can with a complex telescopic set-up. the annual award, now in its ninth year, runs in association with the Royal observatory Greenwich and seeks to find the best interplanetary images from around the world (and beyond). this year it attracted almost 4,000 entries from over 90 countries! the overall grand prize winner was Russian photographer artem Mironov, whose detailed image of the Rho ophiuchi…

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web design

Camera: NikoN D750 / Lens: NikoN AF-S 60mm F/2.8G micro Is summer over already?! one minute you’re enjoying the long days, the odd glimpse of sunshine and lighter evenings, and then suddenly the temperature drops, the trees are on the turn and you notice that there are spiders everywhere! spider season is in full effect and, love them or hate them, there’s no denying their work ethic when it comes to spinning elaborate webs in every nook and cranny. While those with an aversion to arachnids, much like myself, might shy away from photographing the spiders themselves, you can still make a great photographic subject of their intricate cobwebs (when uninhabited, thank you!). Their fine, silky yarn can be almost invisible at times, so you’ll not only want to use a dedicated…