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Digital SLR Photography August 2020

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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 AUGUST 2020 issue of Digital SLR Photography. While the threat of Covid-19 continues to dominate our lives, the gradual easing of lockdown in the UK means that life is starting to slowly get back to normal, well a new normal at least. While social distancing and travel restrictions still apply, the relaxation in regulations mean we should be able to enjoy our photography more than we have in the last few months. The long days and high temperatures prove that summer is well and truly here, offering plenty of scope for subjects if you’re able to head to the countryside. Award-winning outdoor photographer Ross Hoddinott provides those of you who can with 15 of his favourite tips for great summer photos (page 58). As regular readers know,…

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our team of photo experts

Daniel Lezano With around 35 years’ experience as a photographer and over 20 years on photo magazines, editor Lezano is passionate about photography, in particular portraits. Caroline Schmidt A professional photographer and experienced journalist, Caroline brings her talent for creating inspiring content to every issue. carolineannphotography.co.uk Jordan Butters With a finger on the pulse of all things photography, Jordan is a regular contributor and a talented professional 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 James Abbott LANDSCAPES James is an award-winning editorial, advertising and commercial photographer, specialising in portrait and landscape photography. jamesaphoto.co.uk Helen Dixon LANDSCAPES Helen is living the…

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Land of the Lost by Faye Dunmall Instagram.com/fayedunmall & fayedunmall.com “It is impossible to truly capture the sheer scale and drama of the Faroe Islands. It has to been seen to be believed. On this evening I had hiked up to view Sørvágsvatn, the ‘floating’ lake. The wind was wild and whipped up the waves against the cliff edge and the autumn grass had taken on a burnt amber hue. It was all I could do to keep the camera steady before firing off a few shots to take home as memories from this magical place.” Sony Alpha 7R III with Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens. Exposure: 1/5sec at f/11 (ISO 400). Krka Waterfall by Faye Dunmall Instagram.com/fayedunmall & fayedunmall.com (Right) “Krka is a must-see national park, a fairy-tale land of lush greens and warm waterfalls,…

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affinity photo professional photo editing software

Every photographer featured in Portfolio receives a download of professional photo editing app Affinity Photo on their choice of Mac, Windows or iOS. Affinity Photo was Apple’s ‘App of the Year 2015 & 2017 ’, named ‘Best Imaging Software 2016’ by TIPA, and has received thousands of five-star reviews from professional photographers, editors, artists and retouchers. It’s available priced £48.99 for desktop and £19.99 for iPad, with no subscription. For more information on Affinity Photo, visit: affinity.serif.com/photo…

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how to shoot socially-distanced portraits

IT'S BEEN SAID time and again: the last few months have been unprecedented, extraordinary and transformative for many people and aspects of society. But, as our lives begin to establish a new normal, as people go back to work and the rules for socialisation are relaxed, photography can resume. For landscape and wildlife photographers, your early morning rises and late-night departures have probably been re-introduced since mid-May when unlimited exercise and travel restrictions were lifted. However, for portrait photographers, a whole new set of rules apply and navigating them can be a challenge. At the time of writing, outdoor photoshoots are allowed and from the 15 June studios were able to reopen, however strict social distancing still applies and probably will do for some time. Many of us will have home…

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creative solutions

Many professional photographers have still been shooting throughout the last few months, most of the time from a safe distance – unless you include the paparazzi that have been hounding Dominic Cummings. However, the new sets of limitations haven't discouraged the serious photographers, forcing them to find new and creative solutions. Some are focused on developing personal projects within their home studios, others have been photographing porch portraits for charity to give families a memento from this monumental time and others have been taking portraits remotely! How you may ask do they do that? Well, some photographers have screen shared their subject's laptop that are tethered to the subject’s own DSLR, allowing them to remotely adjust the settings and fire the shots. They then use video chat to direct their…