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Digital Camera World May 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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Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to the may 2018 issue of digital camera

DESPITE all the advances in digital and colour photography, the magic of monochrome has an enduring allure. The act of seeing form, tone, light, shape and texture and using these as a way to express yourself is a powerful creative tool. However, there’s more to a successful black-and-white image than converting a file to mono, so we asked our man in Skye Chris Rutter to reveal all. Turn to page 42. Our big interview this month is with the maestro of the street, Joel Meyerowitz. He’s one of my favourite photographers. Find out more about his life and work on page 86. In addition to our usual fab gifts, we’re also giving away DxO Optics Pro 11. Wow! Enjoy your photography… Get a Manfrotto bag worth £85* when you subscribe! Check out our spectacular…

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DxO OPTICS PRO 11 Enhance your raw files with this superb software SEE PAGE 122 Full licensed software download; instructions inside magazine. Free registration with DxO required to receive licence code. Register by 31 July 2018. Software requires 64-bit edition of Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1 or 10, or macOS 10.10 Yosemite or later; 4GB RAM (8GB recommended); 2GB free hard disk space (6GB recommended). DxO Optics Pro 11 Essential supports raw image files from a wide range of camera makes and models, but may not support some newer models. DxO Optics Pro 11 Essential supports JPEG and TIFF image files from all camera makes and models. 9 ALL-NEW TIPS CARDS Print from your device and cut them out, then keep them in your kit bag for easy shooting reference. AFTER THE MAGAZINE 162-PAGE GEAR EBOOK Your free Camera Shopper…

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THIRD PLACE, ‘THE MOMENT’ MAXIM KOROTCHENKO, RUSSIA “This dramatic shot shows journalists desperately running away from a 10-ton MAZ truck which has lost control during the 2016 Gold of Kagan rally. The race is held every year near my home in the Astrakhan region of Russia. One of the photographers, seen top right in this shot, was hit and was seriously injured as a result of this accident.” SECOND PLACE, GENERAL BLACK & WHITE QUANHUI LIU, CHINA “An 80-year old craftsman makes baskets by hand in my home town in Jongxin County, Jiangxi Province. I lay down on the ground to get this shot. The lighting is all natural – provided by a high window to the right, and doors to either side.” FIRST PLACE, ‘THE MOMENT’ KM ASAD, BANGLADESH “This is just one group from over 700,000…

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SIGMA LENSES WHERE THE ART IS Sigma announces prices and availability for the ‘magnificent seven’ Art prime lenses coming to the Sony E-mount system in the next few months IF YOU’RE a Sony full-frame mirrorless camera user, there’s a good chance you’ve been left frustrated by the lack of Sigma Art lens action. Up until now, if you had a camera like the Alpha 7R III, the only option if you wanted to use one of Sigma’s superb premium prime lenses was to buy the lens in Canon-fit and add the Sigma MC-11 mount converter for Sony cameras. Not any more. Sigma has confirmed it’s releasing seven Art lenses on Sony E-mount fitting this summer. Three are due to arrive in May: 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art (£750); 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM |…

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focal point

ELINCHROM ELB 500 TTL This powerful 500Ws portable flash offers TTL control, which, when combined with the battery unit’s compact dimensions and light weight, makes for a compelling lighting package. www.elinchrom.com; £1,499/$1,899 MANFROTTO LUMIMUSE 8 BLUETOOTH A compact, continuous light source that’s perfect for close-up work and features Bluetooth to enable remote control of its light output. www.manfrotto.com; £130/$180 TIFFEN STEADICAM AIR-25 For convenience, Tiffen’s monopod uses a gas lift system to set the height, with three leg sections secured by twist-grip locks. The rubber foot has a ball joint to aid panning too. www.tiffen.com; £360/$499 FUJIFILM MACRO EXTENSION TUBES In addition to releasing a new GF Series lens and converter, Fujifilm is launching the MCEX-18G and MCEX-45G macro extension tubes. These enable any GF lens to focus closer. www.fujifilm.eu/uk; £289/$329 HÄHNEL PROCUBE 2 This neat device can charge two DSLR batteries or…

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photo projects

PROJECT 1 Surreal reflection Shoot a water world Travel, landscape and abstract photographer Chloe Moore reveals how she took this image TAKING a different perspective on a familiar place can help you think about it in new ways. I am lucky enough to live and work in Bath, one of the most photographed cities in the world, so it’s fun to try to find new ways of capturing its famous buildings. There are so many beautiful places in Bath that I constantly have an opportunity to look for subjects that will work for this type of image. We are also not short on rain, so I don’t normally have to wait long for puddles to form for my reflection photography. I have a whole series of photographs of familiar Bath landmarks reflected in puddles…