Digital Camera World September 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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Is there a better place to shoot exotic plants and flowers in the UK than the Eden Project? That was the take-away from this month’s reader Shootout, when two dedicated followers of flora took no end of magical macro images (page 94). Staying with niche genres of photography, summer is a good time to capture the Milky Way, so you’ll find hints, tips and advice for doing just that – plus much more – in our night skies masterclass from leading pro Ollie Taylor (page 40). Back down to earth, you can try one of our all-new photo projects, get the inside story on some unforgettable wildlife images from David Yarrow and savour the results of the CEWE Photo Award 2019. And if you’re mulling over making the move from…

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this month’s contributors

David Yarrow Wildlife photographer On page 132, the iconic British photographer and conservationist discusses his career, his latest book, and why he cringes at being called a wildlife photographer. Ollie Taylor Astrophotographer This month’s cover feature has been put together by pro shooter Ollie, who’s created a night sky masterclass. Turn to page 40 for a guide that’s out of this world. Ron Timehin Commercial photographer We take a photo walk around London’s financial district and witness Ron’s shooting style and photographic insights first hand. See the final photos on page 8. Benedict Brain Creative photographer Our regular columnist turns his eye to portraiture in the remote islands of Papua New Guinea. On page 37, Ben’s travel experience is enriched by capturing local faces. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take on all sorts of challenges, and…

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scenics in the city

Based in London, Ron is a Sony Europe Imaging Ambassador and shoots for a range of clients including Asahi (pictured, above), Nike, Red Bull and Mercedes-Benz. Music and photography have overlapped for decades – Bill Wyman, Stewart Copeland and Bryan Adams are just three rock stars to have enjoyed success on the other side of a lens. And although a young Ron Timehin seemed destined for a successful career as a trumpet player, having achieved grade 8 at the age of 15, sheet music lost out to shutter speeds and apertures. Ron nurtured his nascent love of photography by shooting cityscapes during downtime on overseas tours with the Bromley Youth Music Trust, initially on his smartphone. He started posting his images on Instagram in 2011, becoming the social media platform’s user of…

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it pays to be social…

Career booster Social media really helped to accelerate Ron’s photography career, but fitting it in now alongside his other commitments is harder. “I used to put a lot more time into Instagram when I first started – one, because I had the time; and two, because it was up and coming back then so it was important to invest some hours in it.” Art versus algorithms Ron tries to shoot images for Instagram once a week and interact on it daily, but feels the platform is going off in a different direction. “For me, photography has always been about telling stories through imagery,” he says. “If you’re trying to create art for algorithms then in my opinion you’re doing it wrong. So I’m trying to take a step back, focus my efforts on…

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timehin’s tools of the trade

1 SonyAlpha 7R III Sony shooter Ron uses the A7R III most of the time. As well as the 42.4MP resolution, he particularly likes the high level of customisation via the menus and tactile controls, plus the flexibility afforded by the tilting rear screen when composing his shots. 2 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM Ron likes the image compression a telephoto gives, but he says that this focal range can be tricky. “You really need distance between you and your subject to be able to get something good with it,” he notes. 3 Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G For architecture and ‘look-up’ shots, where Ron really wants to encapsulate the entire space, this is one of his preferred optics. 4 Sony 2x teleconverter Ron used a 2x teleconverter with the 70-200mm f/2.8 to give him a maximum…

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master cityscape shots with ron timehin

1 “Normally I try to keep the ISO as low as possible. If I don’t have a tripod, the maximum I’d normally go to is ISO 1600. I like to shoot at f/8 and above, just so that everything is fairly sharp.” 2 “I like to keep shutter speeds as fast as possible, 1/125sec or above, but on Sony Alpha cameras I have no problem shooting handheld at 1/80sec because of the in-body stabilisation.” 3 “When I use the rear screen I find that the larger view helps me get my lines in place. Occasionally with the viewfinder I find that, even if I think I’m level or if my composition is spot-on, actually it’s not. I try to keep the on-screen info overlays to a minimum so I can see as…