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Digital Camera World April 2018

Digital Camera is the definitive guide to digital SLR photography and will show you how to improve any digital photo. It’s packed with practical photography advice and Photoshop tutorials to help you become a better digital photographer. With buying advice to help you choose the DSLR, compact system camera, lens, tripod, printer, or camera bag that’s right for you, it covers all DSLRs including Canon EOS/Rebel and Nikon systems. The perfect title for both amateur and pro photographers

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues


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welcome to the april 2018 issue of digital camera

THE Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition has now closed! We have seen some truly stunning images, and it’s been a tough job judging! This month’s winners start on page 86. The overall Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year will both bag a bounty of amazing prizes – but we’ll be saving that announcement for the Photography Show in March. I’ll be at the show on all four days, so do say hi while you’re there. This issue we also celebrate the best cameras, lenses and accessories in the Digital Camera Awards 2018 – check out the winners on page 105. Street photography guru Damien Demolder is on hand with some excellent advice on how to get the best out of your street photography. And the rest…

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this month’s star contributors …

8 HOTSHOTS VISION 9 EXHIBITORS See a sample of shots from leading contemporary landscape shooters 26 MACRO PROJECT HENRIK SPRANZ The nature photographer shares how he achieves his fairytale style 42 BIRD PROJECT ANDREW FUSEK PETERS Wildlife and landscape photographer Andrew explains his action shots 46 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DAMIEN DEMOLDER This photographer and journalist gives us 15 tips for street shots 72 PHOTO ANSWERS ANDREW JAMES Pro Andrew helps out with naturallight still-lifes, lenses and more 92 THE BIG INTERVIEW BRUCE DAVIDSON The Magnum veteran talks about the extraordinary lives he’s documented 99 THE PERIMETER QUINTIN LAKE Our explorer discovers that the sea can still surprise him with its variety 138 CREATIVE SKILLS JAMES PATERSON Editing pro James teaches us some creative collage Photoshop effects…

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free gifts

9 PHOTO TIPS CARDS These cards give you shooting ideas for your next photo session; print out and cut up the cards, then put your favourites into your kit bag, ready to bring out whenever you need them. Look for the cards at the end of this magazine. 162-PAGE GEAR EBOOK Your free Camera Shopper ebook offers the best kit buying advice around. Download your PDF via www.bit.ly/cshopper18 When you see this button on a page in the magazine, there’s a related video you can watch at www.bit.ly/dc201video 51 MINUTES OF VIDEO TUTORIALS THIS ISSUE PHOTOSHOP MASTERCLASS Starburst brushes: Boost the atmosphere in low-light and night scenes by creating your own brush in Photoshop SEE PAGE 126 LIGHTROOM SKILLS Moonlit landscape: Tips and techniques to make a night sky sparkle and a landscape glisten in Lightroom Classic SEE PAGE…

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PAUL SANDERS “I’m passionate about photography and being outdoors. My images reflect my emotional and spiritual responses to the landscape around me. I believe that as a photographer I should be fully connected to the location I’m working within; to be aware of the weather, the smells, sounds, textures and movements within the scene in front of me. “Usually I create one or two images from a location, I spend several hours observing and feeling the locations before pressing the shutter. My technique for capturing these involves leaving the camera shutter open for 5-20 minutes to allow some elements to move or change naturally. I never truly know what I’m going to get, I find this really exciting; also, it’s very hard to repeat the images because the scenes in front of…

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24.3MP MIRRORLESS CAMERA FIRST LOOK STEADY ON Fujifilm’s X-series gets a new flagship model with in-body stablisation as the X-H1 debuts AFTER many rumours, Fujfilm has confirmed its new top-of-the-range X-series camera. The X-H1 packs a wealth of high-end features, including body-based image stabilisation (a first for the X-series), a weather-sealed magnesium alloy shell and a top-plate LCD that displays key camera settings (another new feature for the X-series). At the heart of the X-H1 is a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor and X-Processor Pro, which were previously included in the X-T2 and X-Pro2 models. However, the camera’s video features have received a notable upgrade. The X-H1 is capable of recording two flavours of 4K – DCI and UHD – for approximately 15 minutes at frame rates of up to 24p and 30p respectively.…

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macros at dawn nature’s fairytale

Eight creative challenges to inspire you to refresh your digital photography SINCE starting to shoot macro photography years ago, I’ve seen more sunrises than I had in my whole life before. That’s because early in the morning, when it’s cold, insects are slow and lethargic, so they’re less likely to fly away or move too much when you photograph them. Getting up long before sunrise has its downsides – but when it comes to macro photography, it opens up opportunities. I like to find insects sitting on their favourite plants, and use their torpid state to shoot from a tripod, focus manually and even wait for the perfect light conditions. To achieve a dreamy effect, you can either try to shoot with backlighting or turn around to shoot with the sun behind, using…