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Digital SLR Photography

Digital SLR Photography

November 2020

Digital SLR Photography addresses the needs of today's photographer in a lively, informative and stylish format. For photographers of all abilities using digital SLRs or mirrorless cameras, it will inform and entertain you through a unique blend of technique articles, stunning images, inspirational interviews and authoritative reviews. A team of leading photographers cover topics such as landscapes, portraits and close-up photography, providing a focused and comprehensive read guaranteed to help you get the most out of your photography.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Raspberry Pi
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 2020 issue of Digital SLR Photography. As we go to press, the autumn equinox has arrived, signalling the end of summer and the start of arguably the most popular season for landscape photographers. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be witness to the amazing transformation of foliage from lush greens to glorious gold. With the days getting shorter and the weather becoming volatile, it’s the perfect time to head out to capture scenes of gold filled with magical light and sensuous mood. In this month’s Photo Expert (page 54) regular contributor Ross Hoddinott provides us with 15 of his favourite tips to help you capture your best autumnal images. Ross is also featured in our Big Interview (page 74), where he and top wildlife photographer Ben…

1 min.
our team of photo experts

Daniel Lezano With around 35 years’ experience as a photographer and over 25 years on photo magazines, editor Lezano is passionate about photography, in particular portraits. Caroline Schmidt A professional photographer and experienced journalist, Caroline brings her talent for creating inspiring content to every issue. carolineannphotography.co.uk Jordan Butters With a finger on the pulse of all things photography, Jordan is a regular contributor and a talented professional photographer. jordanbutters.co.uk Ross Hoddinott OUTDOOR He’s not only an award-winning nature photographer, a leading expert in landscape and wildlife photography, he’s a top tutor, too. rosshoddinott.co.uk Lee Frost LANDSCAPES A long-standing regular contributor, Lee is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to shooting landscapes and delivering expert tutorials. leefrost.co.uk James Abbott LANDSCAPES James is an award-winning editorial, advertising and commercial photographer, specialising in portrait and landscape photography. jamesaphoto.co.uk Helen Dixon LANDSCAPES Helen is living the…

5 min.
portfolio

Scarth Gap by Royce Meckin www.instagram.com/royce__06/ “This is a less photographed view of the beautiful Buttermere on my way up Haystacks via Scarth gap with a group of friends. As I was obliviously making my way up the path, one of my friends advised me to turn around to see the stunning light. I grabbed a few shots and then it was gone. It goes to show you should often check out what’s going on behind you as well as in front.“ Pentax K1 with Pentax 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Exposure: 1/400sec at f/7.1 (ISO 100). Crummock Vista by Royce Meckin www.instagram.com/royce__06/ “Taken from the summit of Loweswater Fell overlooking Buttermere and Crummock in Cumbria, this images was shot the same day as the Whiteoak Beck image (right). The conditions were promising for patchy light and a…

3 min.
creative pencil art

IF YOU READ last issue’s Photo Expert by pro photographer Ross Hoddinott, you’ll already have an understanding about the power colour has in photographs. Bold colours and patterns can be found almost everywhere you look, both natural and man-made, and when isolated with a close-focusing lens they can make for compelling abstracts and still-life photographs. Colouring pencils are often overlooked as they're such common household subjects, but they're versatile and not only work well as vibrant props but allow you to explore the impact of combining contrasting or complementary hues and shades. As we enter what is many photographers' favourite season, most admired for its vibrant and warm hues, there will hopefully be plenty of opportunity for outdoor photography before a more monochrome winter sets in. However, autumn can also be one…

4 min.
low-level cityscapes

POUNDING THE PAVEMENT is a common activity for photographers seeking out enticing compositions of both new and well-known locations. One of the most difficult aspects of shooting popular locations is that there’s often a tried-and-tested formula for getting the ‘money shot’, but simply replicating something you’ve seen before is rarely as satisfying as shooting a well-known location from a new and unusual angle. One way to change your shots is to vary the viewpoint of the camera; it could be as simple as finding a different angle, shooting from higher up than usual or even close to the ground. In this technique, we’re going to focus on shooting low to the ground because of the dynamic and indeed unusual results it produces of honey-pot locations such as Senate House Passage in…

1 min.
getting it right in-camera

1) TOO MUCH FOREGROUND: In this image, the camera was tilting forwards so too much pavement was included in the shot’s foreground and distortion is visible in the vertical lines at the back of the scene. 2) STANDARD TRIPOD HEIGHT: Shooting with a full-size tripod at ‘standard’ height has resulted in a perfectly good image, but it lacks the dynamism of the shot taken low to the ground. 3) THE PERFECT BALANCE: The image taken with the camera on a mini-tripod has produced the most interesting result, balancing the characteristics of the two shots that didn’t work.…