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Digital Camera World Spring 2019

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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digital camera world

Editorial Content director Chris George chris.george@futurenet.com Editor Niall Hampton niall.hampton@futurenet.com Contributing editors Marcus Hawkins & Claire Gillo Technique editor Lauren Scott lauren.scott@futurenet.com Art editor Roddy Llewellyn richard.llewellyn@futurenet.com Operations editor Richard Hill richard.hill@futurenet.com Imaging labs manager Ben Andrews ben.andrews@futurenet.com Senior art editor Rebecca Shaw rebecca.shaw@futurenet.com Contributors James Abbott, Jon Adams, Benedict Brain, Jamie Carter, Georgine Hodsdon, Andrew James, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Quintin Lake, Rod Lawton, Sean McCormack, Andy McLaughlin, James Paterson, Jamie Schildhauer Cover image Getty Images Photography Bath Photo Studio All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected Advertising Advertising sales manager Michael Pyatt michael.pyatt@futurenet.com Account director Matt Bailey matt.bailey@futurenet.com Account director Tom Walsh tom.walsh@futurenet.com Commercial director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Media packs are available on request International Digital Camera is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities Head of print licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Subscriptions Email enquiries contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk UK order line & enquiries 0344 848 2852 Overseas order line and enquiries +44 (0)…

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If you managed to make it to The Photography Show, then thanks for coming – it was a fabulous few days where, alongside the latest in cameras, lenses and imaging technology, there was also a compelling choice of talks and demonstrations to get immersed in. If you couldn’t get to the show this year, though, we hope to see you next time (14-17 March 2020). In this month’s Digital Camera, we’re getting ready for the arrival of spring (p40), reveal the overall winners of Photographer of the Year 2019 (p60) and get the inside story from Nick Brandt on how he created his latest series of incredible images, This Empty World (p132). Plus, discover our Gear of the Year 2019 winners in the special 52-page supplement that comes with this magazine.…

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this month’s contributors

JIm Cossey Landscape photographer Find out what happened when we joined Jim – a Panasonic Ambassador – in Wales, to test out the new SR1. See his tips and shots from the day on page 8. Magda Waziczek Nature photographer Magda’s photography is dreamy, dramatic and wholly different. She provided the inspiration and imagery for our spring feature this month, which starts on page 40. Tracey Lund Wildlife photographer Tracey visited the Shetland Isles with a mission to photograph diving gannets underwater. See the shot that won her a Sony World Photo Award on page 59. Benedict Brain Creative photographer Our regular columnist revisits a series of portraits from Miami Beach. On page 37, Ben explains how he used ring flash and a macro lens to get the gritty vibe. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take…

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free gifts

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate ’18 (12-month licence) Combining layer-based image editing with raw correction tools and helpful organisation, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 has everything you need in a photo editor. See page 70 for instructions, then enjoy! Download offer ends 30 June 2019 52-page Digital Camera Awards 2019 Discover the gear of the year as we unveil our pick of the best cameras, lenses and photo accessories of the last 12 months, plus our Innovation Award! Look for this supplement after this magazine. 9 all-new tips cards Our popular cards suggest initial camera settings and offer tips to improve on your test shots. Keep them in your kit bag for handy reference when you need it. This issue, get set for spring and get inspiration for posing your portrait models. 20 Light Ray Brushes These brushes…

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chasing waterfalls

When I meet Jim Cossey at the Gateway to Wales, he is gently cursing the weather that we’ll be driving through to reach the Brecon Beacons Waterfall Centre. White skies and drizzle might not be the most inspiring conditions for epic landscapes, but it’s reassuring to know that overcast conditions can sometimes prove favourable for landscapes – yielding even highlights, shadows and colours. Jim recently moved to the Brecon Beacons National Park to reconnect with nature and draw inspiration from his surroundings, without having to travel too far afield on a regular basis. Before becoming a pro photographer, he worked three seasons in the French Alps, running ski and mountain bike chalets throughout winter and summer. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” he says, “and made me…

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inside jim’s camera backpack

1 Panasonic Lumix S1R As a Lumix Ambassador, Jim had early access to a pre-production model of this new full-frame mirrorless. With 47.3 megapixels, powerful 4K video capture and a high-res electronic viewfinder, Jim says it’s a high-performer in a small package. 2 Panasonic Lumix G9 This is Jim’s usual camera, mounted with an 8-18mm lens. The Micro Four Thirds sensor provides extra reach, as the effective focal length for any given lens is double compared to a full-frame camera. 3 Burton backpack As well as making backpacks for the general outdoor explorer, Burton also has a range of photo and tech bags. Jim’s padded case has moveable compartments, plus plenty of storage pockets for his filters and batteries. 4 Kase filter system The nifty Kase K100-Slim can hold a magnetic circular polariser for speedy mounting and…