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Digital Camera World June 2016

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 june 2016 issue of digital camera

THERE really is nothing quite like a great big adventure to revitalise your photography. So this issue, we’ve prepared more than 40 pages of travel-related delights for you. Kicking off with the basics of travel photography on page 37, we look at everything you need to know, from planning and packing to working colour and composition. To get your creative juices going, we’ve talked to some of the world’s finest travel photographers, including Ralph Gibson, Lottie Davies and Magnum’s David Alan Harvey. We also take a look at what life as a cruise ship photographer is like. I was one myself more than 20 years ago, so it’s interesting to see how the industry has changed. It still looks like great fun, hard work and a wonderful way to see the…

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this month ’s star contributors…

THE BIG INTERVIEW NICK BRANDT We talk to Nick about his latest project, ‘Inherit the Dust’ TRAVEL INSPIRATION PRO INSIGHT Ralph Gibson, David Alan Harvey, Lottie Davies and Craig Easton WORK EXPERIENCE LIFE AT SEA Discover what life is like sailing the seas as a cruise ship photographer QUESTION MASTER ANDREW JAMES Our resident photo guru is on hand to answer all your photo querries ANALYSIS CARLA VAN DE PUTTELAAR How Carla was inspired by the Dutch masters to use natural light TRAVEL JOURNALISM JOHN DAVIES John tells us about his latest project photographing a geisha PHOTOSHOP MASTER MONTAGE James Paterson on how to make a fantasy landsc…

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MOHAMM ED YOUSEF “Two giraffes showing nice behaviour and care for each other. From a series of images taken in the Maasai Mara reserve.” Canon EOS-1D X with EF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens; 1/1,000 sec at f/13, ISO 640 Shortlisted in the Environment category SEND US YOUR SHOTS Your photograph could appear here! Send your best recent shot to digitalcamera @futurenet.com (subject line: Hotshots) ALEXANDER SEMENOV “This series represents an exploration of the most extreme and far cold-water seas, washing the coasts of Russia, because only a few people in the world have had the chance to dive there. These seas are true pearls of nature, hiding mysteries and treasures not only for divers and scientists - there is another universe with its own aliens and fantastic creatures.” Nikon D810 with 28mm f/1.8 lens;…

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photo proj ects

[PROJECT 1] Wave sculptures Set a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion of the ocean USING a slow shutter speed to capture the essence of waves in motion is one thing, but freezing the water with a short exposure so that you can count the individual droplets is quite another. Although the oceans are at their most dynamic in winter, it’s a challenge that’s far more preferable to take on in the warmer summer months! Prep your camera for action so that you can concentrate on timing and composition. Working in manual mode enables you to preset the exposure for the conditions, while shooting in raw gives you the flexibility to tweak the white balance and exposure later. Shutter speed is the key setting to get right: you’ll need very short exposure times, say…

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time for adventure!

PART 1 Travel basics 1 BEFORE YOU GO… Essential travel items all photographers need to have with them TRAVEL TRIPOD A lightweight but still flexible and sturdy travel tripod is an essential accessory for shooting early or late when the tourists are in their hotels. See our travel tripod Mini-Test on page 122 for ideas. RESEARCH/MAPS Google is your friend. For ideas, search for images in the area you are visiting. Mark potential locations on a map of the area that you can keep in your pocket or camera bag. PLUG ADAPTORS Always carry an international plug adaptor and throw a three-socket extension plug into your hold luggage so you can charge more than one item from the same connection at the hotel. LAPTOP Carry a laptop to help store, review and even edit your images on the go. Going through…

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lottie davies

PART 2 Travel Inspiration ABOUT LOTTIE LOTTIE Davies’ unique style has been employed in a variety of contexts, including newspapers, magazines, books and advertising. SHE has won recognition in numerous awards, including the Association of Photographers’ Awards, the International Color Awards, and the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Awards. HER work has garnered international acclaim with the image ‘Quints’, which won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London; and with ‘Viola As Twins’, which won the Photographic Art Award, Arte Laguna Prize in Venice in 2011. FIND OUT MORE www.lottiedavies.co.uk AS WELL as being a highly creative and successful portrait and art photographer, Lottie Davies is an experienced travel photographer with lots of commercial commissions under her belt. There’s a lot of interaction with subjects in her images, and we…