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Digital SLR Photography February 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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WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2021 issue of Digital SLR Photography. We hope that you had an enjoyable festive break and were able to spend some quality time with your family. The introduction of the Covid-19 vaccines should mean that our lives soon start to return to a pre-2020 version of normal that we fondly remember – although I expect it will never be exactly like it once was. Hopefully, at the very least, we’ll have more freedom to travel, to explore and enjoy different types of photography as we’re allowed to interact with more people and venture beyond our own doorstep. To help you gather ideas and inspiration for what you may want to plan for your photography in 2021, be sure to turn to page 72 as we’ve an…

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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 Mark Bauer LANDSCAPES One of the UK’s…

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Neist Point Sunset by Pete Johns www.petejohns.photography “Whilst I’ve visited the Isle of Skye a few times, this was my first time to the stunning viewpoint at Neist Point. The textured cliffs with its imposing shape, contrasting against the calm of the sea created by the long exposure, and the mountains peaking through in the distance, made for a lovely sight.“ Canon EOS 5D Mk IV with Canon EF 24-105mm lens. Exposure: Eight seconds at f/11 (ISO 200). Dawlish Groyne by Pete Johns www.petejohns.photography “I’ve lived on the south coast of England my whole life and I am frequently drawn to the leading lines that groynes can bring. For this shot from Dawlish, I wanted a simple composition that utilised the nice pre-sunset lighting and the right wave. A six-stop ND filter was used to extend…

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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’ byTIPA, 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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small miracles

WHEN WE COVERED the results from the first ever Close-Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) competition in 2019, we were astonished by the high quality of the submissions. The 2020 finalists have raised the bar even further, with a selection of images that are nothing short of incredible in their creativity, variety and visual impact. There were more than 6,500 pictures from 52 countries entered into the competition's seven categories: Animals, Insects, Plants & Fungi, Intimate Landscape, Manmade World and Micro (for images created using a microscope), plus a Young Close-up Photographer of the Year award for entrants aged 17 or under. Each category winner won £300, while the winning under-17 entrant, Tamás Koncz-Bisztricz, was also awarded a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro lens and named Young Close-up…

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light fantastic

CAMERA: SONY ALPHA 7R III / LENS: SONY FE 70-200MM F/2.8 G SHOOTING CITYSCAPES AT dusk often produces the most exciting images because there’s still a glow in the sky and street lights and interior lights in buildings are switched on. The result can be incredible with the right view, but there are additional ways that you can add interest to images, one of which is to include traffic trails. Traffic trails are captured when shooting long exposures that are typically ten seconds or more, with the lights of passing vehicles captured as trails. When shooting traffic trails next to or above a road, always position yourself next to or above traffic moving away from you. This is simply because rear red lights are much fainter than headlights so being close to…