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Digital Camera World November 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

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
welcome to the november 2016 issue of digital camera

THE famous landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” Perhaps he would feel the same about the interpretation of a raw file if he were alive today. In a way a raw file is not too dissimilar to a old-school negative and, in the right hands, the treatment of a raw file can transform an image from average to amazing. So this month, Photoshop whizz James Abbott has put together a guide that’ll teach you everything you need to know to get the best out of your raw files and make your images sing. If you’d rather be out and about with your camera in the landscape, check out this month’s Shootout on page 64, where I joined Digital…

1 min.
about the cover photograph

SPOKANE, Washington photographer Chip Phillips took this image about half an hour before sunrise on the Oregon Coast in the small town of Pistol River. Chip used a focal length setting of 70mm and aperture setting of f/13. The light streaks of passing commuters were captured with a long exposure time of 81 seconds for the foreground, then blended with a frame of the sky (17 second exposure) captured in the same exact place just a few minutes later when the colour started to appear. Lightoom was used to process the raw files, and finally he blended the images together in Photoshop using luminosity masks. www.chipphillipsphotography.com…

2 min.
free gifts

WATCH VIDEO www.bit.ly/dc183video DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO www.bit.ly/dc183bonus When you see this logo in the magazine, you can watch or download related video training. FREE! 9 essential photo tips cards! In every issue of Digital Camera we produce a handful of wallet-sized essential tips cards to help you build and grow your photography skills when out and about. This issue: get tips on the best wildlife to shoot this time of year, close-up fungi, aerial cityscapes, and low-key still-life set-ups, plus newborn tips and tricks for cute results! That should keep you going until next month, when you can expect your next set of cards. Look for the cards at the end of the magazine. SPECIAL EFFECTS EBOOK Create an alternative world where fireballs plummet through the sky heading towards earth! We have a free Master Special…

3 min.
hotshots

DEREK BARR ETT MILTON KEYNES, UK “On a camera club outing to the Black Country Museum in Dudley, the blacksmith was showing us how they used to hand-forge chains. Most of this talk was done at the forge at the back of the scene, and would not have been conducive to taking photos without using flash. He moved to the front of the area to show us an enormous two-person hammer they used to make ships’ chains. He stepped into a pool of light and enabled me to get this shot. It needed minimal adjustments in contrast and exposure but I applied 100% Clarity to make the image look almost like a painting and show the depth of the darkness he was working in.” Kit Fujifilm X-Pro1 with XF 18-55mm lens…

1 min.
a happy medium

PHOTOKINA is the world’s biggest photography trade show, held biennially in September in Cologne, Germany. Camera manufacturers use it as a platform to make development announcements and reveal new cameras, lenses and accessories that will be out just in time for Christmas. It’s a sprawling mass of new kit, but this year there was one camera that everyone was talking about: the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Fuji’s mirrorless mediumformat body features a Fujifilm G Format 51.4MP sensor that measures 43.8 x 32.9mm. All things being equal, bigger sensors give you a much tighter depth of field than full-frame sensors. The larger photo sites also mean that image quality should be noticeably better, with smoother tones and colours. Fuji has heritage in the the medium-format camera and large-format film market, and the company…

1 min.
super ’sonic new line-up

PANASONIC used the Photokina show in Cologne as a platform to announce the development of the Lumix GH5. With a specs list designed to appeal to pros who need to shoot video alongside stills, the GH4’s successor is said to be the world’s first 4K 60p/50p video-recording compact system camera featuring ‘6K Photo’. The latter will enable you to pull 18MPequivalent stills from Ultra HD video (4:3 or 3:2 footage), and 8MP stills (‘4K Photo’) from video shot at 60fps. The GH5 is set to launch in the first half of 2017. Can’t wait that long? Here’s what’s due from Panasonic before then… LUMIX G80/G85 THIS 16MP CSC introduces a new 5-axis dual image stabilisation system. The G80/G85 also offers rugged build quality, QFHD 4K video recording, Wi-Fi and no low-pass filter…