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Digital Camera World August 2017

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

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welcome to the august 2017 issue of digital camera

T’S a dream of many enthusiast photographers to ditch the day job and make a living out of their camera. It’s not easy. I know this first-hand: I was a pro for many years before working on magazines. At times it was utterly rewarding; at others it was pretty humdrum. So it’s important to think carefully about what you really want before taking the leap and making a complete career change. There are plenty of ways to get started without diving in at the deep end – or maybe you just want make a bit of cash on the side to fuel your expensive hobby. Either way, our cover story will get you started, as we take you on a whistle-stop tour of some great ways to make a bit of…

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this month’s star contributors…

90 THE BIG INTERVIEW SEBASTIÃO SALGADO The ‘world’s greatest living photographer’ looks back 98 THE PERIMETER QUINTIN LAKE The roving photographer comes across jokers and heavy industry up North 78 QUESTION MASTER ANDREW JAMES Our pro demystifies key terminology, offers inspirational tips and more 10 HOTSHOTS DIGITAL CAMERA READERS Your stunning shots from around the world continue the travel theme 76 PORTFOLIO SHIRREN LIM Global adventures enthrall in the travel shooter’s mono collection 64 IMAGE ANALYSIS DEVESH TRIPATHI We examine this symmetrical, misty shot for technique and artistry 126 PHOTOSHOP JON ADAMS Our editing pro shares a technique for creating impressionist images 138 CREATIVE JAMES PATERSON Our regular contributor shares four ways to create distinctive landscapes…

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free gifts

Nine all-new tips cards Offering an eclectic mix, this month’s collectable tips cards are sure to have something to interest you. Learn all about the colour wheel and the exposure triangle in our easy to follow pocket guides to these key aspects. We also have some creative ideas for you to try, from shooting a vivid powder paint portrait, to shifting the focus on your macro shots, to building a small world. You’ll never be without inspiration or technical advice again! Look for the cards at the end of this magazine. Whenever you see these logos on a page in the magazine, you can find related content online…

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your free centenary nikon ebook

To celebrate Nikon’s 100th birthday this month, we’re giving away this gorgeous compendium of highlights. It features 100 Nikon milestones that have helped to push the world of photography forward. Packed with iconic images, famous fans, film cameos and, of course, technical innovations, it’s not to be missed. The 100 Nikon Milestones ebook is provided as a PDF, which you can download via 162-PAGE BUYERS’ GUIDE If you’re after some new kit this year, you won’t want to miss your free Camera Shopper ebook, with the best buying advice around. This ebook is provided as a PDF, which you can download via 69 MINUTES OF VIDEO We’ve packed the Video folder of your disc full of expert tutorials to help you improve your photo editing skills. This month our team guides you…

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digital darkroom

WATCH THESE VIDEOS VIA Creative Spotlight: Four ways to style your landscape images with Photoshop’s powerful Camera Raw plug-in Read the guide on page 138 WATCH THESE VIDEOS VIA video LIghtroom Skills: Correct lens and persective distortions Read the guide on page 130 Tool School: Add convincing 3D shapes to your photos with Photoshop (2) Read the guide on page 132 Photoshop Masterclass: Create arty Impressionist landscapes Read the guide on page 126 Tool School: Add convincing 3D shapes to your photos with Photoshop (1) Read the guide on page 132 Artist Insight: Create a wet-plate collodion portrait in Photoshop Read the guide on page 134…

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PRAHA ROBERTO PAVIC, ZAGREB, CROATIA “Early morning under the Charles Bridge in Prague can produce many great photos. In the winter fog is quite common, and it looks great against the rough architecture of the city. The only thing I wanted to get sharp on the river was that boat and the fisherman. I was lucky: the boat was tied to that wood in front of it, and because of the long exposure the water became softer.” Kit Canon EOS 400D with 10-20mm lens at 10mm Exposure 50 sec at f/10, ISO 100 SEND US YOUR SHOTS Your photograph could appear here! Send your best recent shot to (subject line: Hotshots) YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE FIDO DARMANSYAH, BUDURAN, INDONESIA “I got this photo while attending an event on macro culture in central Java, precisely Yogyakarta. I…