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Digital SLR Photography January 2021

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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 JANUARY 2021 issue of Digital SLR Photography. This is the last issue of what has been an unforgettable year, mainly for the wrong reasons. The Covid pandemic has impacted all our lives, but the recent announcement of successful vaccine trials gives us some hope that the worst may be behind us. While it’s too easy to expect the festive season to have returned to normal, we can look forward to 2021 with renewed optimism that things may start to get back to normal again. Since I first got serious about photography some 35 years ago, while I’ve continued taking pictures closer to home in 2020, I’m in no doubt that I’ve taken less photos this year than in any other, mainly due to the travel restrictions. To…

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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 Bryan Peterson PORTRAITS Professional photographer and internationally-known…

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Smugglers Cove by Alex Harbige www.alexharbige.co.uk “While waiting for the tide to come in, I was thinking what a beautiful spot it is to land contraband up the causeway in the evening light away from prying eyes. The image is a blend of two exposures for the rich colours and waves over the rocks.“ Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 0.8 seconds at f/11 (ISO 100). Last Thing I Remember by Alex Harbige www.alexharbige.co.uk “After a few beautiful days in Glencoe it was sadly time to return to London, but not before a morning of photography. I stopped by the famous waterfall on the river Coupall with the imposing pyramid of ‘Stab Dearg’ as a backdrop. I was hoping for a little sunlight to touch the moors and reveal the true…

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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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let the sparks fly

PHOTO SKILLS IF THIS YEAR shows us anything, it's that we shouldn't wait for an event to celebrate. Don't wait for Guy Fawkes or New Year's Eve to pull out the sparklers, any evening warrants some sparkle – though they are easier to buy between November and January, so stock up while you can. There are so many ways that you can use sparklers in photographs – portraits, still-life, painting with light – and their success all depends on you controlling your shutter speed. Whilst aperture is also important for depth-of-field, your shutter speed is what affects the exposure of your sparklers. The longer the shutter speed, the brighter and longer the tails of the sparks will be; however, anything longer than 0.5 seconds will often cause details to burn out.…

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less is more

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY IS most commonly associated with wide-reaching vistas or apparently compressed layers of a landscapes created with a telephoto lens. But the opportunities for approaching the subject are much more varied than this, and there are multiple ways of breaking conventions to create images that provide a refreshing change from the prescribed ‘norm’. When you start out in photography, you’re encouraged to learn the rules but as soon as you’ve reached a level of competence the tide quickly turns and you’re encouraged to break them. It makes sense because knowing the rules mean that you can break them with intent, and flipping the rule of always maximising depth-of-field to ensure sharpness throughout a landscape is exactly what we are going to explore with this technique. A shallow depth-of-field produces landscape images…