Digital Camera World May 2019

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
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Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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13 Números

en este número

1 min.
welcome

Spring has finally sprung, so it’s the perfect time to offer tons of inspiration to get out outside and get shooting. If birds are your thing, head straight to page 8, where Tesni Ward shares smarts from many years spent as a leading wildlife pro. But if you’d rather shoot scenic views, then join Dave Fieldhouse (p40) for a masterclass in shooting landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Also this month, we unveil 10 new photo projects, demystify fill flash and field-test Panasonic’s Lumix S1R – the world’s highest-resolution fullframe mirrorless. Plus, as a spring treat, we’re running two cracking competitions: you can win a trio of top Sigma lenses (p60) or a copy of DxO’s powerful PhotoLab 2 Elite software (p90). Enjoy the issue. niall.hampton@futurenet.com NEW-LOOK TIPS CARDS! This month’s tips cards reveal how…

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1 min.
this month’s contributors

Moose Petersen Wildlife photographer Moose is best known for capturing wild California, but he also gets a thrill out of shooting old warbirds. He’s in conversation with Keith Wilson on page 134. Dave Fieldhouse Landscape photographer A landscape lover Dave may be, but he’s equally at home in all outdoor environments. On page 40, he shares a wealth of advice from his time in the field. Tesni Ward Nature photographer Gannets ahoy! This month we go on a masterclass with Tesni Ward in Yorkshire, to photograph the UK’s largest display of coastal birds. On page 8, see her shots fly. Benedict Brain Creative photographer On page 37, find out what happens when Ben wanders the streets of Bintulu, Borneo. He embraces a lack of obvious photo ops, finding beauty in the banal. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees…

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1 min.
free gifts

NEW-LOOK TIPS CARDS! ✓ 9 subjects ✓ Techniques ✓ Settings ✓ Kit list 9 all-new tips cards Our tips cards are more colourful and collectable than ever, thanks to a bold new style. Fear not, though: they’ll still be offering the same useful advice and settings suggestions they always have (in a handy portable format that’s perfect for your kit bag). Look for this issue’s cards after your digital magazine. 16 reflection effects These Photoshop documents help you add convincing water reflections to all manner of scenes. Find them in the Gifts folder on the disc (www.bit.ly/dc216disc), then turn to page 74 for Jon Adams’ guide on how to use them. Camera Shopper ebook Camera Shopper is your in-depth buyer’s guide for cameras, lenses and accessories. Download the PDF via www.bit.ly/cshopper22, then dive into more than 60 expert reviews from…

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7 min.
gannets in the mist

Having grown up in a family of bird-lovers, I was very excited to arrange this month’s shoot at the RSPB’s (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) flagship site, Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire. Every year, nearly half a million seabirds pack the cliff ledges between Bempton and Flamborough – including thousands of the UK’s largest species, gannets. Bempton offers six safe cliff-edge viewing platforms, giving visitors (and photographers) stunning close-up views of life on the edge. These are where I’m spending most of my day with Tesni Ward, as she guides me through her top tips for capturing coastal birds. As the RSPB explains on its website, the chalk cliffs of Bempton are an ideal habitat for a huge range of species: “From April to October, they support England’s largest population…

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1 min.
inside tesni’s birding bag

1 Benro Mach3 tripod Tesni is a Benro ambassador, and uses a model from its pro range. With lightweight carbon-fibre legs, it provides reliable stability without weighing her down. 2 Olympus OM-D E-M1X Tesni started using a pre-release version of this pro-level Micro Four Thirds camera at the end of 2018. She loves its ergonomics, balance and totally solid build quality: “It just feels right, and the autofocus is cracking.” The E-M1X has a 20.4MP sensor, but can capture 80MP wildlife images in High Res Shot mode. 3 Olympus 300mm This is Tesni’s longest lens, but it’s compact and nimble enough to use handheld. On the shoot, she used it with a 1.4x teleconverter, which took the focal length to 420mm (effectively a whopping 840mm in 35mm film terms). 4 Olympus teleconverter This MC?14 extends the focal…

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1 min.
key skills for successful seabird shots

3.55pm Name Gannet gathering Lens M Zuiko 300mm f/4 + MC-14 Exposure 1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200 1 “In changing light, I’ll use Auto ISO. For the most control, I set the aperture and shutter speed manually, then change my ISO to get the correct exposure.” 2 “Spend time just watching the birds, and revisit a location throughout the year as well as at different times of the day. I’ll often come to Bempton for a few days and sleep in my car just to capture species in the best early-morning light.” 3 “If you’re panning with the birds, aim to shoot them between 12 and 3 o’clock in the frame. This way, if you’re keeping the birds on the right side of your frame, at worst they’re going to be in the centre when…

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