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Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World May 2021

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

in this issue

4 min
4 send us your shots and star in our photo gallery

1 ‘Setting Suns’ by Alan Orr “This shot was taken in New York State’s Hudson Valley on a grey and dreary day. ‘If only there was a nice sky behind the field,’ I thought to myself while setting up – and eventually the sky co-operated.” Digital Camera says: Probably one of the nicest ‘grey and dreary’ images you’ll ever shoot, Alan. Fabulous use of foreground, and a beautiful sky to match. 2 ‘Getting Way Too Big For My Boots’ by Lauren Goodwin “Here’s a photograph I took of my daughter on my Nikon D3300. The third lockdown has inspired me to learn how to take photos in Manual exposure mode, and to learn how to use Photoshop.” Digital Camera says: You certainly put lockdown to good use, Lauren. This is a well-observed scene and you…

2 min
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FREE camera bag wor th £66.95! Get this great Lowepro camera bag by subscribing today at: www.magazinesdirect.com/dcm/tahoe150 or call 0330 333 1113 and quote ‘93AY’ Make sure you use this URL or quote the code on the phone: other offers are available that do not include the backpack gift * Offer closes 30 June 2021. Offer open to new UK subscribers only. Pricing is guaranteed for the first 12 months and we will notify you in advance of any price changes. Please allow up to six weeks for delivery of your first subscription issue (up to eight weeks overseas). Your gift will be delivered separately within 60 days after your first payment has cleared. Gifts only available to subscribers on the UK mainland. Gift not available with a digital subscription. The full subscription…

1 min
time-lapse 1 create a simple movie in-camera

We are going to make a basic time-lapse movie of some flowers wilting. This tutorial will be shot in the time-lapse photography mode with interval timer shooting: this produces a QuickTime movie in-camera, skipping the post-production process, so you can quickly post it onto social media. This technique uses Aperture Priority to keep images consistent, and enables you to review your video on the back of the camera. I shot this movie over a period of four hours. Pros • Instant movie• Basic set-up Cons • Not the best quality; power hungry 1 Set up your camera Set your exposure mode to Aperture Priority. Turn on Auto ISO and Auto White Balance. Turn off all picture control settings such as D-Lighting and Vignetting. This keeps the exposure consistent between frames. Once your settings are all established, you…

1 min
three ways to pick out unique moments of daily life

BE ALERT Keep your eyes and mind open to sights that are novel or interesting. You never know when a child will paddle down the river next to you in a washing-up tub, for example – it’s not something you see every day. BE READY If you’re planning to take pictures, keep your camera switched on, in standby mode. The moments it takes to flick a switch and wait for your camera to come to life can be the difference between getting a photo or not. GO HIGH Not all street photography needs to be at ground level. Use roofs, balconies, hotel windows or other heights to get a different vantage point. You could also use a drone, if you have one (and if it’s allowed).…

1 min
moving camera or moving subject?

To create motion blur you obviously need a moving element. That can be either the subject or your camera, or a combination of both. If you’re moving the camera to track a moving subject, try to pan the camera smoothly so that the motion blur ‘streaks’ in one direction: this enhances the sense of speed. Using an image-stabilised lens or camera that can detect panning will help to stabilise the camera for movement in the opposite plane – so it will reduce vertical camera shake if you’re panning left to right, for example. This feature can also be useful when you’re shooting stationary subjects, such as the forest scene on the right here. Minimising the side-to-side movement meant that the trunks stayed well defined. Finally, there’s the option of keeping the camera…

1 min
which mode?

As well as the speed and direction of movement, the choice of shutter speed is crucial to determining how much motion blur you’ll record. This is why Shutter Priority (marked as Time Value or Tv on some cameras) makes a good mode to work in when you’re experimenting with this technique. It allows you to dial in a specific shutter speed, with the camera selecting an appropriate aperture (and ISO if this is set to Auto) to give what it determines is the correct overall exposure. Manual mode is even better for critical work: you get to lock in all three exposure settings, making it easier to fine-tune the level of brightness.…