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Digital SLR Photography September 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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1 min.

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 2020 issue of Digital SLR Photography. While life hasn’t quite got back to normal, the loosening of restrictions mean that we’re able to travel a little more freely than we have over the last few months. While overseas options are still somewhat limited, we’re blessed to live in a nation with plenty of rural areas that we can explore with our camera kit. At this time of year, insects in particular are thriving and make for great photos if you can get close enough to them. They are challenging subjects but our Photo Expert guide (page 60), by award-winning nature photographer Ross Hoddinott, will help as he offers 15 of his favourite tips to taking frame-filling images of our miniature friends. This month’s Hot Shot (page…

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our team of photo experts

Daniel Lezano With around 35 years’ experience as a photographer and over 25 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…

5 min.

Shades of Purple by Scott Jessiman www.instagram.com/scottjessimanphotography/ “This image is taken at Rusky Loch, which is a small freshwater loch near Callander, in Scotland. It can be a gamble getting the right conditions at this location but on this particular morning I was lucky with the light and the mist sat just above the water. The morning light and the mist made my job easier; allowing me to concentrate on exposure timing and the angle of the boats, which were two key elements of this image.” Fujifilm X -T3 with Fujifilm 16-55mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: 1/13sec at f/5.6 (ISO 400). A Bamburgh Morning by Scott Jessiman www.instagram.com/scottjessimanphotography/ “Bamburgh, on the Northumberland coast, is one of my favourite locations. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful beach that makes it a really idyllic location. Each time I…

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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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flexible flash

CAMERA: NIKON D750 / LENS: NIKON AF-S 70-200MM F/2.8G / FLASH: NIKON SB-800 AND YONGNUO TRIGGERS EVEN THOUGH SOCIAL distancing measures are being loosened and it’s tempting to throw caution to the wind for a good portrait, there are precautions and techniques you can employ without sacrificing safety. During the summer months, shooting during the day can be a struggle as the sun is high and hard for most of it. As a result, we’re usually forced to find shade and in the luscious UK, trees tend to be our go-to solution as they’re never in short supply. However, whilst they do offer accessible shade you’ve now got to combat dappled sunlight and the hot spots your camera records it as, a lack of light – as unless you shoot by…

3 min.
beautiful bugs

CAMERA: NIKON D750 / LENS: TOKINA AT-X PRO 100 F/2.8D MACRO COME THE APRIL when insects awaken from hibernation and begin looking for food and a mate, gardens quickly become infested with miniature critters. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a pond that attracts damselflies and dragonflies, or a blooming garden, you may need to head to nature reserves, meadows or lakesides to find the more photogenic subjects. There are a few flighty insects, however, that frequent gardens if you’ve prepared for their arrival the year before by planting certain flowers; bees and butterflies, for instance, adore nectar-rich perennials such as purpletop vervain and coneflowers, lavender and butterfly bushes. The other firm favourite, but more elusive, is our British ladybird. They’re attracted to pollen too but also herb gardens, so it’s…