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Digital Camera World April 2021

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Digital Camera is the definitive guide to digital SLR photography and will show you how to improve any digital photo. It’s packed with practical photography advice and Photoshop tutorials to help you become a better digital photographer. With buying advice to help you choose the DSLR, compact system camera, lens, tripod, printer, or camera bag that’s right for you, it covers all DSLRs including Canon EOS/Rebel and Nikon systems. The perfect title for both amateur and pro photographers

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

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The best camera is the one you have with you, so the saying goes. But what happens on those occasions when you need a day off from lugging around a weighty setup? Smartphones can do a decent job in some situations but, as our cover feature argues, you’d be better off with an everyday basic camera and standard lens. Turn to page 60 to discover some pro tips, tricks and hacks for getting great results when you’ve left your tripod and filters behind. There are plenty of other projects to get busy with this month, in Photo Active (p16) and Stay at Home (p43), while smoke art is the hot topic in Camera College (p74). Hotshots (p84) turns its lens on the SWPA 2021 student category, and it’s hard not…

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this month’s contributors

Will Burrard-Lucas Wildlife photographer The recipient of many an award for his photography, Will is also the man behind the Camtraptions range of remote camera traps. Find out more from page 132 Bea Lubas Food photographer Polish-born but Britain-based, Bea is an Instagram sensation and the woman behind How to Photograph Food, an ideal entrée to this appetising genre. Page 16 Kira Gardener Photographer The car’s the star – and so’s the background. Kira has carved out a distinctive niche for herself that combines her twin passions in life. Turn to page 22 Sally Davies Photographer The American photographer takes us behind the scenes of her new book, New Yorkers, which captures Manhattan residents in lockdown at home. Page 114 Jon Devo Photographer and writer A photographer as well as a keen follower of technology, Jon wonders whether we actually spend too much time…

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your gifts

9 ALL-NEW TIPS CARDS Our collectable shooting tips cards enable you to carry handy settings and suggestions around in your kit bag, ready for when you need them. This issue, get wallet-sized advice on wood textures, creative cut-ups, birds in flight and taking our seven-shot challenge! NEW-LOOK TIPS CARDS! ✔ 9 subjects ✔ Techniques ✔ Settings ✔ Kit list Virtual backdrops for Photoshop Transform portraits with 48 virtual studio backdrops – see page 94. Buyer’s Guide ebook 258 pages of the latest camera and lens reviews, plus buying advice for accessories! See the Gifts folder in your download. 48 VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS digitalcameraworld.com/dc240 To our overseas readers: issue 239’s print edition contained 13 bonus gifts, and not 14 as stated. Apologies for this error, and for any inconvenience.…

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practical photoshop®

THE SKIN SMOOTHING FILTER www.bit.ly/dc240skin ENHANCE SEASCAPE SHOTS www.bit.ly/dc240seascape APPLY EDITABLE FILTERS www.bit.ly/dc240edit FOUR LOOKS WITH CONTRAST www.bit.ly/dc240contrast BOOST BLACK-AND-WHITE www.bit.ly/dc240mono ADD VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS www.bit.ly/dc240background AFFINITY PHOTO COMPOSITES www.bit.ly/dc240composite PERFECT THE HIGH-KEY LOOK www.bit.ly/dc240highkey Download 53 minutes of video training for Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity Photo. FILE & VIDEO www.digitalcameraworld.com/dc240…

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your digital content

HOW TO GET YOUR DIGITAL GIFTS STEP 1 ENTER THIS URL www.digitalcameraworld.com/dc240 Enter the URL above into the destination bar of your internet browser – we’re using Google Chrome, but other browsers work in a similar way. Please do not enter it in any search field or search bar (see the examples above). This will take you to a page on our website. STEP 2 START YOUR DOWNLOAD Just click the highlighted link Here you’ll find all the files, videos and resources to accompany this issue of Digital Camera. Scroll to just underneath the image and click on Download the disc for Digital Camera 240 and your download will start. It should only take a few minutes on most broadband connections. STEP 3 ACCESS YOUR FILES Open the.zip In your Downloads folder, or wherever you chose to download your files to, double-click…

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jasper doest

Jasper Doest loves to spend time with his friend Bob. They never know what their days together will involve, whether it’s going for drives or taking swims in the ocean. “Bob is super-relaxed,” says Jasper. “He’s easy to hang out with. He accepts me for who I am, and I accept him for who he is, which is a good starting point for any relationship.” It’s an unusual relationship, though – largely because Bob is a bright pink flamingo. “It’s an odd story, right? But I’d say Bob is family now,” Jasper explains. “He’s a Caribbean flamingo who lives on the Dutch island of Curaçao. In 2016, he crashed against a hotel on the island. My cousin Odette is a vet there, and tried to rehabilitate him, but he couldn’t be…