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Digital Camera World June 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

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United Kingdom
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English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to the june 2018 issue of digital camera

WILDLIFE photography is arguably one of the hardest genres to get to grips with, let alone master. Not only does it test your technical skills to the limit, but your patience, tenacity and knowledge of animal behavior will be stretched to the max too. So to help you get started, our resident guru and wildlife aficionado Andrew James has assembled a collection of sure-fire tips, tricks and advice to get you started. We also talk to some wildlife pros for their insight and inspiration. To help you add cool creative effects to your images, we’re giving away a free copy of ON1 Effects 2018 worth $59.99. Wow! Plus our regular tips cards, video training and gear guide ebook. It’s fitting that this issue we’re pleased to announce the winners of the Wildlife…

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meet our cover photographer

ANDREW JAMES was shooting on Mykines, a tiny island off the coast of The Faroe Islands – a location known for its abundance of nesting Atlantic puffin in summer. Access is only by boat or helicopter, and to reach the cliff tops you also have to hike up the grassy slopes. The cliffs are exposed to the elements and the wind was making photography quite uncomfortable that day. Andrew hunkered down in a slight hollow and waited for the puffin to land near him. This bird, with a beak full of grass gathered to line its nest, settled briefly close to the edge of the cliff. Andrew framed the shot, making sure his single active focus point was perfectly on the eye of the subject. He was able to fire off several…

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hotshots

TAP here to view this image full-screen GREEN BEANS Andy Grimshaw, UK 1st place, One Vision Imag ing Cream of the Crop Kit: Phase One IQ280 Exposure: 1/500 sec, ISO 50 2018 PINK LADY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR OPEN TO PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR, THE AWARDS CELEBRATE THE BEST IN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM. THE EXHIBITION IS SHOWING AT GLOUCESTER SERVICES, M5, THROUGH JUNE, LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES IN JULY, AND THE LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS FROM AUGUST TO OCTOBER. www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com HONEYCOMB ANIKO LUEFF, UK 1st PLACE, FOOD BLOGGERS “Little honeycomb pieces are stacked on a dark plate.” Kit: Canon EOS 6D with 105mm lens Exposure: 1/10 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400 TAP on any image to view it full-screen TAPAS UPON TYNE DEREK SNEE, UK 1st PLACE, MARKS & SPENCER FOOD ADVENTURES “On a chilly winter’s evening in Newcastle upon Tyne’s International Christmas Market, an enthusiastic chef prepares…

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rock ’n’ rollei

FIRST LOOK THE Kickstarter-funded Rollei Instant Kamera is the first new Rolleiflex camera in more than five decades. A lot has changed since the last Rolleiflex TLR was launched in the 1960s: while the new camera continues the twin-lens line, with a three-element 61mm aspherical lens on the front and a top-down viewfinder that provides a 1:1 preview of your picture and allows for waist-level shooting, the Instant Kamera takes Fujifilm’s Instax instant film.. The camera features an ambient light meter and the lens can have its aperture set to f/5.6, f/8, f/16, f/22 or ‘Bokeh’, while shutter speeds can be adjusted from 10-1/500 sec. Multiple-exposure and long-exposure modes are available, and there’s also a built-in flash that can be turned off if you want to use the ambient light only for…

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flickring out?

Popular photo-hosting and ecommerce service SmugMug now owns the pioneering photo-sharing social network Flickr – although both brands are keen to point out that it’s business as usual for now. Nothing will happen to Flickr accounts at present, says Flickr: “You will continue to log in with your current credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience you are used to. If things do change in the future, we’ll be as transparent as possible about the process and give you as much notice as we can about the issues that will matter to you.” It also states in a blog post that, “There is no plan to merge the products.” Obviously plans can and do change, but SmugMug is just as clear that Flickr will remain a standalone service for…

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lenses, baby!

FIRST up in the Laowa line-up is a 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT, a lens that offers a 210-degree angle of view and produces a circular fisheye image on Micro Four Thirds cameras. FIRST LOOK Next up is the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, a lens that’s been designed with travel photography in mind and which the company is claiming is the widest zoom available for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. Next, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO delivers a magnification of 2:1 and will be available in Canon EF, Nikon AI, Pentax K and Sony FE mounts. Last in the range is the 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D, a wide lens for the Fujifilm G-mount. It has a field of view equivalent to 13mm in full-frame format. www.venuslens.net; £TBC/$TBC…

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