Digital Camera World July 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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Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Números

en este número

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If you’d have told me back in 2005 that I would be the guest editor of Digital Camera, I would have said it was impossible. I was rather slow to change from analogue to digital, but did so in 2008, when full-frame DSLRs became available. For me now, though, there is no turning back, as digital imaging technology has raced ahead. I employ a digital maestro, Louis Little, who reveals some of the secrets behind producing the high-quality scans and prints that are essential to my practice. (See page 68.) Despite living in these digital times, I interview Robin Friend – one of the most original and innovative new landscape photographers in Britain, who shoots on film and drumscans his images afterwards. Find out more from page 134. In the end, though,…

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this month’s contributors

Martin Parr Documentary photographer You’ll be seeing Martin a lot this issue: he’s our guest editor! Turn to page 62 for a special Parr portfolio or see page 60 for the story behind a classic shot. Robin Friend Documentary photographer Robin usually divides his time between fine-art practice and commissioned work. On page 134, he spends some time in conversation with Martin Parr. Neil Burnell Fine art photographer The award-winning shooter takes to another fine-art subject. On page 8, he shows us how to photograph delicate butterflies during a workshop in Devon. Florencia Saavedra Lifestyle photographer Weddings and family shoots are a firm favourite with Florencia, but she recently took to the streets of NYC to expand her portfolio. Her vivid urban portrait is on page 44. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take on all sorts…

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free gifts

NEW-LOOK TIPS CARDS! ✔ 9 subjects ✔ Techniques ✔ Settings ✔ Kit list 9 ALL NEW TIPS CARDS Our print-and-cut-out cards enable you to carry handy settings and suggestions around in your kit bag. This issue, get wallet-sized advice on shooting monochrome portraits, action surfing shots, ultraviolet portraits, eye close-ups and more. 30 Photoshop texture effects Style up your shots with the textures in the Gifts folder on the disc; see page 74 for Jon Adams’ guide. Camera Shopper ebook Camera Shopper is your in-depth buyer’s guide for cameras, lenses and accessories. Download the PDF via, then dive into more than 60 expert reviews from the Digital Camera Testing Team.…

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butterfly blues

When the suggestion of photographing butterflies first thing in the morning, close to the longest day of the year, was first mentioned, I knew that it would be an early start! After a rather shocking 3.30am wake-up call to meet macro and landscape photographer Neil Burnell on location at 4.45am, it is a wonder either of us can find the words to say good morning, let alone go hunting for insects. I’m meeting Neil at the top of the quarry on the nature reserve at Berry Head, near Brixham in Devon. It’s not only home to many butterfly species throughout the year, but is also a hotspot for fishermen wanting to catch the first fresh fish of the day. After waiting for 10 minutes in the dark and nodding to many…

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inside neil’s kit bag

1 Nikon Z 7 The mirrorless Z 7 is a hit with Neil. Its long battery life and Live View features are useful for capturing close-ups. 2 Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM This mighty telephoto macro lens from Sigma is Neil’s preferred choice. 3 Zeiss ZF.2 100mm f/2 T* Makro-Planar This wider macro lens is Neil’s other go-to option when he wants a slightly wider view. 4 Manfrotto Lumie Series LED light On some occasions, Neil will use additional lighting with a continuous light source. 5 Scissors In order to carefully cut the grass and flowers, Neil keeps a pair of scissors handy in his backpack. 6 3 Legged Thing Brian This lightweight and sturdy tripod can get low to the ground, enabling a more flexible setup. 7 Sunwayfoto macro focusing rail To get precise results when shooting close-ups, it’s easier to adjust and…

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neil’s key settings for bagging beautiful butterfly shots

1 Manual mode. As the subject matter is still, given the right conditions Neil can take his time in Manual mode. 2 Aperture. To get the bokeh effect, Neil opens his aperture to a wide setting, but keeps the whole butterfly sharp. 3 ISO. If there is no wind or movement during the shoot, the ISO is set to the lowest number to achieve optimum results. 4 Shutter speed. If there is no breeze, Neil can use a slower shutter speed (below 1/60 sec), but if there is any movement he will speed it up (around 1/100 sec).…