Digital Camera World August 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

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With warmer and longer days upon us, what better time could there be to get out and about with your camera? Having a particular focus will mean more hits than misses being saved to your memory card, so this month we’re on hand with tips and tutorials to help you get the most from shooting in the holiday season. Covering landscapes, nature and weather plus some cool creative techniques, they’ll definitely help you take your best summer shots. As this time of year is also big for weddings, join Lauren as she shadows Tara Statton in our One to One pro masterclass (page 8), before shooting her first nuptials in Photo Active (page 24). Summer is also an ideal time to indulge in astrophotography, the focus of this month’s group…

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this month’s contributors

Ruud Van Empel Contemporary photographer The innovative photographer has just exhibited for the third time in London. On page 132, we find out more about the creative methods he uses. Tara Statton Wedding photographer Turn to page 8 for a masterclass with pro Tara Statton, as she captures details from a romantic Somerset wedding venue nestled in the heart of the countryside. Kindra Nikole Artistic photographer Turn to page 65 for Kindra’s shot of the month. She experiments with photography and mixed media, drawing on a natural setting to create a dreamy result. Benedict Brain Creative photographer Benedict meditates over a frame taken on his latest photo workshop in Snowdonia, Wales. How do you capturing the ‘spirit’ of a place? Find out on page 55. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take on all sorts of challenges,…

9 min.
in natural light we trust

Tara Statton Wedding photographer Tara covers the south-west of England to capture beautiful and informal wedding imagery, engagement shoots and portraits. She favours natural light, and has a soft and romantic style. Wedding season is now truly upon us in the UK, running from around May to October. (Turn to page 24 and you’ll find more marital bliss in our Photo Active section.) This is because the summer months mark the best weather (supposedly), as well as a time when venues and suppliers can show off their wares in the best light (literally). I’d come across the work of this month’s pro, Tara Statton, in a more organic way than I often do for these masterclasses. She’d photographed a mutual friend’s wedding in Cornwall, and I was captivated when I saw the final images…

3 min.
poppy power

10 things to shoot, edit or create this month, including wedding bliss, stunning ceilings and folded faces Poppies make beautiful and diverse subjects at every stage of their life cycles, although sweeping fields of flowers have become a much rarer sight than they used to be, thanks to farmland now being used in so many different ways. That being said, you can still find these flaming flowers throughout the summer months if you know where to look. The peak of the season is July and August, but some plants continue to flower long into September. In this project, we’re featuring Kate Southall’s macro approach to poppy fields. Her gorgeous images were taken during the golden hour, and use backlighting to outline individual flowers. The vivid red and green hues of poppies are so…

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folding faces

In this project, I’ll be showing you how to turn a printed face photograph into a folded one, while challenging and enhancing your origami skills. (Warning: some patience is needed!) Not all photo projects need to be complex, and this is a simple process that won’t break the bank. All you need is a printed portrait image, scissors, your hands and a bit of luck. I found that the final result was slightly trial and error, but there are a few tips to bear in mind while you construct this paper structure. The first is to make sure you accentuate the eyes by folding them in or out of the face, as this produces a better three-dimensional effect. I also established that you need to cut the face shape out from…

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rainy-day portrait

Rain and portraiture are often not two words you hear mentioned in the same sentence, but when the two work together, they hit the spot – as this image shows. Lize Hill says it was not a complicated setup: “I simply went into the garden and shot back through the glass.” If rain is not due in the forecast for a few days, you can always fake the water drops with a hose pipe and a bottle of spray! Preferring not to follow any rules, Lize has a creative eye and a passion for photography. She especially loves the portrait genre. “I was in a photography club for a few years, and loved it, but I’ve now moved on. I like to see things differently, break the rules and have my own…