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Digital Camera World Spring 2017

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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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome to the spring 2017 issue of digital camera

THE art and craft of portraiture is arguably one of the hardest genres of photography to master. However, it can also be one of the most satisfying when you get it right. So, this month, we’ve brought together leading experts to share their insider tips and advice to get you up and running. Whether you’re shooting pictures of your family, professional headshots, weddings, fashion, lifestyle or candids, we’ve got you covered. And to get your creative juices flowing, our Hotshots gallery showcases winning images from the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. It’s also that time of year when we reflect on the best cameras, lenses and accessories in the Digital Camera Awards. It’s been a good year for Fujifilm – find out why when you turn to page 89 for the full list…

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free gifts

Nine all-new tips cards With nine new tips cards on offer this issue, either add to your collection or start collecting today! These handy wallet sized cards can easily be carried around with you on a shoot and ready to reference in a jiffy if you should need the help! We reveal how to take a portrait with a twist; the fun of playing with perspective; and the importance of being on location for sunrise. If you have any suggestions for the next load of tips cards we’d love to hear from you. Email us at digitalcamera@futurenet.com with ‘Tips cards’ in the subject line. WATCH VIDEO www.bit.ly/dc189video DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO www.bit.ly/dc189bonus Whenever you see these logos on a page in the magazine, you can find related content online 162-PAGE BUYER’S GUIDE If you’re after some new kit this year,…

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hotshots

ABOUT THE TAYLOR WESSING PORTRAIT PRIZE The National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is the leading international competition that celebrates the best in contemporary portrait photography. It’s on tour until 4th June at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, and from 8th July to 29th October at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, www.npg.org.uk/photoprize MARIA—KELVIN MURRAY Inkjet print, May 2016 Kelvin Murray gained a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Hull. His commercial clients include British Airways, The Times, Eurostar and the London Olympic Games. He has previously been selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014. On first glance we see Maria from The Sound of Music playing her guitar against an Austrian mountain range. In fact, the scene…

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infocus

CANON UPDAT ES THREE-LOADER As Canon celebrates three decades of the EOS system, it’s taken the opportunity to introduce a trio of additional EOS cameras: two APS-C DSLRs and new CSC FIRST LOOK F IRST on the list of Canon’s latest EOS launches (see opposite page also) is the 77D. Positioned between the new 800D and the 80D, it’s pitched as a camera that’s “ideal if you’re looking to upgrade your kit and re?ne your skills?? Canon’s DSLR line-up isn’t exactly short of upgrade options: there are already six APS-C DSLRs in the current EOS range before you factor in the two new cameras? Muddying the waters further, both the 77D and the older (and more expensive) 80D share a similar feature set? ?oth use the same ????-megapixel CMOS sensor, carry out autofocus duties with…

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focal point

Phottix Ares II flash trigger Phottix’s new budgetfriendly flash trigger offers a working range of 150 metres, split across 16 channels and four groups. www.phottix.com; £TBC/$55 Phottix Taimi digital timer This is a digital timer and wired remote that comes complete with interchangeable cables for the most popular Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. www.phottix.com; £TBC/$35 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AUSTRALIA COLLECTION This new five-strong range of bags has been inspired by the colours of Australia’s natural environment. www.manfrotto.co. uk; from £60 Sony SF-G SD card Sony is laying claim to the world’s fastest SD card in the shape of its new SF-G series, which is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Expect a write speed of up to 299MB/s and a read speed of 300MB/s. www.sony.co.uk; £TBC/$TBC Syrp Super Dark Variable ND filter Syrp’s filter is only available in 67mm and 82mm, but handily…

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remembering rhinos

WIN AND GET PUBLISHED! See your photo printed alongside some of the world’s finest wildlife photographers REMEMBERING Rhinos isn’t a book that’s designed to just raise awareness of the ?ve remaining species of rhino – it will raise essential funds for antipoaching initiatives too. ?ildlife photographer Margot Raggett is the driving force behind the idea ? and it’s a simple one: ask some of the most in?uential wildlife photographers to contribute an image to a book that will be sold to raise money? Like its predecessor, Remembering Elephants ? which has raised more than ?130,000 so far ? the project is being supported by ?orn Free Foundation, and a Kickstarter campaign has already guaranteed the funding of the book? ?ig hitters from the world of wildlife photography are already on board, with Art…

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