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Digital SLR Photography February 2020

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 2020 issue of Digital SLR Photography. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and like us are looking forward to an enjoyable and productive year of photography. The start of every year is when many of us plan to develop new skills, try out new subjects and ultimately take better pictures. I have certainly found this planning process to be a good way of setting myself personal goals for my photography and while I’ll admit I’ve had mixed success over the years in achieving my aims, I always spend some time in the holiday break to think about new techniques I’d like to try and subjects and locations to shoot. Hopefully you’ll set yourself some goals for 2020 and make taking some incredible winter shots…

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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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Sunday Sunrise by James Mills 500px.com/jamesmills1 & www.jamesmillsphotography.com “On a cold winter’s morning in the Peak District, I found a conifer plantation just rising out of the mist and so waited for the sun to rise. Eventually the sun rose high enough to cut through the mist, sending streaks of light cascading through the trees. All I needed to do was find a graphic composition to make the most of the magical light.” Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. Exposure: 1/45sec at f/11 (ISO 200). Fire Mountain by James Mills 500px.com/jamesmills1 & www.jamesmillsphotography.com “This was taken just outside Kitzbuhel in the Austrian Tirol. There had been a sudden downpour, which cleared as I was leaving the town at sunset and patches of mist swirled round the Wilder Kaiser mountains, lit up in the fiery…

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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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capture golden hour

THE TWO BEST times of the day to shoot landscapes are around sunrise and sunset and there’s a good reason for it. Commonly called the ‘golden hour’, although not strictly lasting an hour, during these times the light from the low sun is soft and colourful, making the sky impressive, the lighting forgiving and shadows soft. The closer the sun is to the horizon, the more colourful wavelengths of light are scattered into the atmosphere and the sky itself, creating this spectacular sight. But, with the sun so close to the horizon, it means the sky in this area is brighter than the sky at the top of the frame and this presents the challenge of capturing sky detail naturally. ND grad filters are the most popular filters used to maintain…

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the effects of nd grads

1) MEDIUM ND GRAD: Using a medium grad has maintained sky detail but the effect is extremely subtle as a result of the graduation. This type of grad is more suited to scenes with objects in the sky area. 2) HARD ND GRAD: A hard grad has done a great job of maintaining sky detail and has helped to capture much more colour and detail than the medium grad, but still not as effective as the reverse grad. 3) REVERSE ND GRAD: The best option for this scene at sunrise was to use a three-stop reverse grad. This has captured the most dramatic-looking sky with the most natural colour present in all three options.…