Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World February 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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

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1 min.
welcome to the february 2017 issue of digital camera

Happy new year! To kickstart 2017, we’ve put together a crash course on the basics. So, whether you’re new to photography or simply need a bit of a refresher, we’ll get you up to speed from the get go. Turn to page 43 for more. We’ve also compiled a comprehensive list of some of the world’s best photo competitions. These are a great way to flex your creative muscles and hone your skills – and who knows? You might win too. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs, not to mention the kudos and the world-wide recognition. To ensure you don’t miss any of the crucial deadlines, you’ll notice we’ve also created a free wall planner for you. There’s bags of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing too, from the…

1 min.
free gifts

DOUBLE-SIDED POSTER 2017 wall planner plus competition listings guide To tie in with our special 2017 photography competition feature, we’re giving away a wall planner so you can plot your photographic year! Download the PDF now via www.bit.ly/dc186planner and use your colour printer to output your own copy. watch video www.bit.ly/dc186video Download the video www.bit.ly/dc186bonus Whenever you see these logos on a page in the magazine, you can find related content online 47 MINUTES OF VIDEO Follow along with all our regular Photoshop and Lightroom pros so you can master your editing skills. You’ll find all the videos on a private YouTube playlist via www.bit.ly/dc186video 162-PAGE GEAR BUYER’S GUIDE If you’re after new kit then a peak inside our Camera Shopper guide is a must. This issue of Camera Shopper is provided as a PDF ebook: download it to…

1 min.
take complete control of colour

VIDEOS WATCH THESE VIDEOS VIA www.Bit.Ly/dc186video Understanding colour: Discover how Photoshop profiles can help you reproduce colours accurately in print or on the web See page 9 of your ebook DIGITAL DARK ROOM Image-editing guides for Photoshop and Lightroom: see page 127 for contents Lightroom Skills: You don’t have to limit tilt-shift effects to landscape shots Read the tutorial on page 128 Tool School: Learn how to merge a set of raw exposures in Camera Raw (1) Read the tutorial on page 130 Tool School: Learn how to merge a set of raw exposures in Camera Raw (2) Read the tutorial on page 130 Artist Insight: Recreate light leaks, one of the accidental but cool effects of film Read the tutorial on page 132 Creative Spotlight: Control mood and atmosphere with Camera Raw tweaks Read the tutorial on page…

4 min.

The alley cat Nayan Khanolkar Winner, Urban At night in the Aarey Milk Colony in a suburb of Mumbai, leopards slip ghost-like through the maze of alleys, looking for food (especially stray dogs). The Warli people living in the area respect the big cats. Despite close encounters and occasional attacks, the cats are an accepted part of their lives. The leopard is not only the most versatile of the world’s big cats but possibly the most persecuted. With growing human-leopard conflicts elsewhere grabbing the headlines, Nayan was determined to use his pictures to show how things can be different with tolerance and planning. Positioning his flashes to mimic the alley’s usual lighting and his camera so that a passing cat would not dominate the frame, he finally – after four months…

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in focus

NEW 16.3MP M IRRORL ESS CAMERA FUJI X-POSED Fujifilm lifts the lid on a camera aimed at CSC first-timers Available from January, the Fujifilm X-A10 is a new entry-level mirrorless body in the popular X Series range of interchangeablelens compact system cameras. Priced at £499/$499, it comes bundled with an XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II lens. At the camera’s heart is a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and its sensitivity range stretches from ISO 200 to ISO 6,400, expandable up to ISO 25,600. It offers the familiar array of Fujifilm Film Simulation modes – a total of six, including Provia, Velvia and new Classic Chrome. The X-A10’s retro styling, complete with two command dials for adjusting exposure settings, means it fits neatly into the X Series line-up. Around the back is a slide-and-tilt screen that…

14 min.
photography competitions 2017

In the saturated world of photography competitions, knowing which ones are worth entering can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve hand-picked the cream of the crop for the upcoming year, with all the dates, details and winning insights you need to succeed. Use our handy calendar and tips to devise a winning strategy and ensure you don’t miss any key deadlines. Whether you shoot animals or architecture, taking part in prestigious competitions gets your work noticed. Preparing photos for judging is also a great way to set yourself a new creative challenge and curate a strong body of work. The requirements are diverse, and there are no shortcuts to success. Heed the advice of the past winners and judges we speak to. We’ve done our homework to make sure that in all the…