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Digital Camera World September 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 september 2016 issue of digital camera

WHETHER YOU’RE baffled by bokeh, flummoxed by focal lengths or addled by apertures, this month’s cover feature will rid you of all your lens-related anxieties. Our essential guide will take through the basics, from choosing the right focal length to flexing your creative muscles. Also, I was lucky enough to be invited to Japan where I was guided by Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki on a personal tour of the factory. It was fascinating – and no mean feat to produce 90,000 lenses a month. Turn to page 50 and see just how it’s done. The rest of the magazine is full to the brim with killer tips, techniques and advice too. And we also welcome James Abbott as our new resident Photoshop whiz: he’ll be guiding you every month with his…

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this month’s star contributors…

86 THE BIG INTERVIEW JON TONKS This young British photographer speaks to us about his projects 128 DIGITAL DARKROOM JAMES PATERSON Improve your image-editing skills in Lightroom and Photoshop CC 94 WORK EXPERIENCE ELLIOTT NEEP Wildlife photographer Elliott Neep talks about his ProHides venture 76 QUESTION MASTER ANDREW JAMES The man with all the know-how answers your questions 60 ANALYSIS ALEX CONU The Auroras Borealis shot from the top of Mount Reinebringen 10 HOTSHOTS WINNING SHOTS A selection of entries from Nature’s Best Photography Africa 74 READER PORTFOLIO MIKEILA BORGIA The photographer shares her surreal, mesmerising portraits 132 DARKROOM ARTIST JAMES ABBOTT Making his debut, James reveals how to make the Orton Effect…

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free gifts

FREE! Nine all-new lens tips cards Start or add to your tips card collection today! To tie in with our informative lens feature (see page 38), we’ve dedicated this month’s nine tips cards to all things lenses! Take them out and about with you as a handy guide so you can capture great results. Look for your cards to print and cut out between this magazine and your free ebook. If you have an idea for our tips cards, email us at digitalcamera@futurenet.com [subject line: Tips Cards] with your suggestions! WATCH VIDEO www.bit.ly/dc181video DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO www.bit.ly/dc181bonus When you see this logo in the magazine, you can watch or download related video training. 101 TIPS & TRICKS EBOOK If you want to take your image-editing skills to the next level, look no further! We’ve got 101 ways…

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CHARL SENEKAL SECOND RUNNER-UP, BLACK AND WHITE “This was one image we never planned on getting. It occurred by chance while we were working at the site of a new hide. Seconds after we arrived at the waterhole, a breeding herd of elephants appeared from the bush. The overcast conditions forced me to photograph for a black-and-white conversion. The contrast between the elephants and the lighter sky forced me to choose my own exposure to maintain details in the subjects and the sky.” Kit Nikon D810 Exposure 1/500 sec at f/2.8, ISO 160, EV 0; 24mm focal length. Nature’s Best Photography celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography. The African contest extends this global programme, bringing special attention to the spectacular diversity of Africa’s flora and…

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in focus

NEW COMPACT SYST EM CAMERA X-TRA SPECIAL? Fujifilm’s new flagship X-T2 brings a number of firsts to the popular ‘X’ range of CSCs YOU won’t have to wait long for the successor to one of the best compact system cameras around: Fujfilm has confirmed that it’ll be available from 8 September. The Fujfilm X-T2 takes the successful premium analogue camera feel of the X-T1 and sharpens it up in all the right places. Some of the improvements are to be expected. For instance, video gets a boost in the shape of the soon-to-be standard 4K recording, a first for an X Series model. The X-T2 supports Clean HDMI output and a bitrate of 100Mbps, with frame rates of up to 30fps at the highest resolution – Full HD can go to 60fps. You’ll only…

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photo projects

PROJECT 1 Capture invisible light! Get results that look out of this world by shooting with an infrared filter ALTHOUGH infrared light is invisible to the human eye, it is possible to catch it incamera if you use either a filter attached to the lens or shoot with a converted infra-red camera. Paolo Pettigiani achieved this Alice in Wonderland result in New York simply using an infra-red filter. Paolo headed to Central Park with his Canon 5D Mk II, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, and tripod (in readiness for a long exposure time), as he knew the conditions in the summer would be perfect for what he wanted to achieve. Paolo was looking for lots of greens contrasting against the grey buildings to get the best result. “You have to find the perfect day, with a clear…