Digital Camera World June 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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
USD 6.99
USD 59.99
13 Números

en este número

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Are you someone who believes that real creativity only ensues when rules are broken? It’s a view with some support, and photography certainly has its fair share of guidelines and conventions that we’re supposed to follow. So this month, from page 42, allow us to suggest 10 ways to break the rules for creative effect, whether it’s blurring your images, avoiding eye contact or shooting in the midday sun. Also in this issue, things get a tad animal-tastic: we go to the farm to meet micro-pigs in our reader Shootout, discover how award-winning animal photographer Tim Flach creates his incredible images, and reveal the 10 winning shots from our Remembering Lions fundraising book competition. Enjoy the issue. WIN! 3 SIGMA F/2.8 PRO LENSES WORTH £4,150 Turn to page 107…

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this month’s contributors

Tim Flach Animal photographer Tim travels around the world to capture unique, exotic, rare and important species. On page 132, we quiz him on how photography can impact the natural world. Matthew Williams-Ellis Travel photographer The latest pro masterclass on page 8 is a double whammy of stills and video coverage, as we shadow Matt on a special shoot on Skomer Island. Thomas Heaton Outdoor photographer Focus-stacking allowed Tom to capture every single crack, divot and damp patch in Death Valley National Park. Find out how the technique works on page 34. Filip Snajdr Multi-genre photographer On a recent trip through the Scottish Highlands, Filip jumpstarted his drone battery to capture a magical sunset. See the final aerial shot on page 20. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take on all sorts of challenges, and his in-depth…

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video stars

Matthew Williams-Ellis Travel photographer London-based travel, documentary and landscape photographer Matt leads workshops and holidays. As well as shooting assignments, he also produces cinematic travel videos called Photo Escapes with fellow pro John Alexander. As I scribe this intro to our latest One To One session, I find myself sitting on a perch looking out at the beautiful Skomer Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, west Wales, rather than sat at my usual office desk typing up after the event. This month’s pro, Matthew Williams-Ellis, is kneeling down before a carpet of sea-beaten bluebells, shooting footage of puffins flying across the cliffs, and the air is a cacophony of seabirds and wind. I’ve joined Matt on an extended and special trip to Skomer, not only to glean his photo advice, but to help film…

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“it was a hobby that got out of control…”

Building a travel photography portfolio “Photography started off as a hobby at university, which is when I did my first couple of jobs. I then became a chartered accountant, but would spend as little time as possible in the office and would spend all my time doing photography. During that time I built my portfolio and got some connections within the industry, so that when I quit my job, I already had some things in the pipeline. If you’ve got good photos, contact travel providers or hotels and offer them an exchange of images for a few days of accommodation.” Planning and logistics for filming When we arrived in Skomer, Matt and John took a careful moment to study the island map, deciding where and when to shoot. This was a vital way…

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inside matthew’s camera bag

1 Nikon D810 This is Matt’s primary camera, offering him a 36.3MP full-frame sensor. The D810 records Full HD (1080p) videos at 50p/60p frame rates. 2 Nikon D750 “I always take two cameras with me in case one breaks,” says Matt. “Having two means you can mount a different lens on each camera.” The D750’s tilting LCD display is a boon when Matt is recording video. 3 Nikkor lenses “The usual lenses I have in my bag are a 17mm and a 35mm f/1.8, which I love to use in markets for storytelling portraits… I’ve also got a 50mm f/1.8; a 24-70mm f/2.8 for when I don’t need the aperture to go as wide; and a 70-200mm f/2.8. A 105mm macro lens only goes on some trips.” Matt had also hired several optics for Skomer,…

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our pro’s typical settings and screens for video success

1 MOVIE QUALITY The Nikon D810 menu offers Matt High and Normal quality video settings. “I set it to High quality, which takes up more memory but is less compressed.” (Quality is his first priority.) 2 WHITE BALANCE “We set a manual white balance and choose the colour temperature, so that every clip is visually consistent, and requires less colour grading. This should save us some editing time later.” 3 FRAME RATE AND SIZE The duo tend to choose a frame rate of 60fps when filming. “This makes for smoother footage, epic when it's slowed down. It can also help when filming handheld work, so that it's less juddery.”…