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Digital Photo April - May 2016

Digital Photo explores the exciting world of digital photography and technology. Every issue features the latest news, step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, photography tips from the pros and more.

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editor’s note

Anyone who likes working in a cubicle, raise your hand. I’ll wait. I didn’t think so. Humans aren’t designed to live and work surrounded by flickering fluorescent lights and walls covered in fabric, pushing TPS reports around a melamine desk. Homo sapiens evolved with nature, outside, surrounded by the elements. I’ve always felt happiest when I’m outside, camera in hand, exploring the natural world. Hiking, bike riding, kayaking, even playing Frisbee—these are all relaxing because of the fresh air on my face and the sun on my skin. Even when I arrive in a new city on business, I feel compelled to turn my trip into a hike, exploring neighborhoods, parks and gardens as if I were wandering through a nature preserve. Countless studies show that being outside eases depression, leads to weight…

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profile: chris burkard

PHOTOS BY CHRIS BURKARD/MASSIF At 29, photographer CHRIS BURKARD has seen more of the world than most of us could possibly hope to see in several lifetimes: from Iceland, Norway and the Russian Far East to India, the Pacific Islands and South America. Chris is often referred to as a surf photographer, and for good reason. He began contributing to Surfer, where he’s now staff photographer, in his early 20s. But that description may leave too much out. Ultimately, he’s a landscape photographer with a peculiar relationship to the sea—unless, of course, he’s shooting portraiture or travel or street photography or photo reportage. And then there’s his social-media reach, with over 1 million followers on Instagram alone. Chris has published or contributed to several book projects: The California Surf Project (2006); Plight…

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SONY a6300 The new Sony a6300, the successor to the wildly popular a6000, is a real speed demon and features a number of updates that certainly will entice a wide range of photographers, including a6000 owners. In addition to an innovative new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, the a6300 offers a record-breaking 425 phase-detection AF points across the frame. Add 4D focus, shooting speeds of up to 11 fps with continuous AF and exposure tracking, and 4K video, and you have one helluva camera. List Price: $1,000 (body only). Contact: Sony, PENTAX K-1 FULL-FRAME DSLR The K-1 is Pentax’ first full-frame DSLR and offers benefits that extend far beyond its AA-filterless 36.4-megapixel sensor. This weatherproof camera’s more interesting features revolve around the sensor, with an ISO range up to 204,800, and an updated 5-axis…

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weather permitting

Shooting in the great outdoors can be a challenging, yet rewarding creative endeavor. No matter the genre of photography—portraits, lifestyle, landscapes, etc.—working amidst the elements can be as labor-intensive as setting up an entire studio shoot, but in a totally different way. Photographers working outdoors are up against a great many things that have the potential to make or break their final images, yet none of those things can be controlled. I recall days when I had scheduled beach portraits for the Golden Hour and all day I was fixated on the weather. Rarely would I have to reschedule, being in Southern California, but there were times when an unexpected thick blanket of fog would roll in 15 minutes before my clients arrived. We call that June Gloom, and on occasion,…

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landscapes and the soulful photographer

Spending time in nature is the perfect setup for quiet observation and introspection. For that reason, landscape photography is a great opportunity for us photographers to immerse ourselves in a particular environment, connect with the ideas and feelings we may want to express, and infuse our images with Soul. Without any distractions, we’re able to more clearly see, feel, think and plan for our shots. All of these steps are essential when making meaningful photographs. Going off the beaten track also gives us the chance to explore areas and angles never shot before and to create images that are exciting and original. For this exercise, I invite you to plan a hike or walk in nature. You don’t need to go into wilderness areas to photograph your impressions of a landscape. However,…

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10 lessons for your best landscape photographs

I open this article with this quote from Ansel Adams, perhaps the most famous landscape photographer of all time, for a good reason: It’s so true. Yes, in the field, landscape photography can be great fun, but when we get back home and look at our images on our computer monitors, we sometimes ask ourselves, “What was I thinking?” or “How did I make that mistake?” I’ll share with you here my 10 lessons for landscape photography lovers, in the hope that you don’t ask yourself those questions, and that you make landscape photographs rather than just take landscape pictures. 1. S-CURVES ARE COOL The opening image, taken in Telluride, Colorado, illustrates what’s called in composition an S-curve, created by the yellow line of trees that snakes through the photograph. S-curves lead the…