Digital Camera World October 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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What’s your favourite time for photography? It’s a given that autumn and spring will be near the top of the list, but trying to choose a favourite between them is tricky. With its promise of renewal, plus temperatures starting to rise, spring may have an edge in the contest, but there’s something irresistible about nature’s colour palette as it starts to wind down for winter. And that’s what we’re celebrating this issue – so if you’re looking for tips on shooting your best autumn landscapes, wildlife and nature, go straight to page 40. Also in this issue, we focus on art-led approaches to photography (p8 and p37), showcase the winning entries in Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 (p64), and demystify in-camera processing (p52). Finally, all the best to technique…

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this month’s contributors

Charlie Waite Landscape photographer Charlie is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers and tutors. On page 92, he shares some of his newest shots and reveals how they were taken. Ami Vitale Wildlife photographer Ami combines photojournalism with wildlife photography. Her passionate interview on page 132 will really get you thinking about what impact you could make… Andrew S Gray Creative photographer Inspired by great painters like JMW Turner, Andrew has turned intentional camera movement photography into an art. Join him on location on page 8. Graeme Green Travel photographer As well as speaking to Ami Vitale, this issue Graeme shares some of the knowledge he’s accumulated to help you take more authentic travel photos. See page 24. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take on all sorts of challenges, and his in-depth knowledge means he…

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free gifts

PHOTOLEMUR 3 (FULL VERSION) When you don’t have time to edit your photos manually but still want great results, Photolemur from Skylum uses smart technology to automatically improve your shots. See page 74 for full details of how to download your copy of Photolemur 3, plus a guide to help get you started. This download offer ends on 31 December 2019. NEW-LOOK TIPS CARDS! ✓ 9 subjects✓ Techniques✓ Settings✓ Kit list 9 all-new tips cards Our collectable cards bring you condensed shooting advice you can store in your kit bag until it’s needed. Each card offers suggested exposure settings to try initially, plus tips for improving on that first test shot. This issue’s cards provide you with advice on everything from photographing horses to capturing underwater shots of fish, and from getting creative with face paint…

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painterly pictures

Andrew S Gray Abstract photographer Based in a rural Northumbrian village in the UK, Andy teaches others how to capture artistic and Impressionist scenes. Using intentional camera movement, his images depict nature, abstract coastlines and landscapes. While most landscape pros wax lyrical about the golden hours and finding the perfect light, abstract photographer Andrew S Gray (Andy, as he’s known to most) is happy to work with what he’s got. This is just as well: I’m meeting Andy on a bright, clear summer’s day that’s perfect for the beach, but less perfect for taking photos of the beach. The plan is to spend a day with Andy travelling to some of his favourite haunts around the Northumberland coast. I meet him in the early morning outside Alnmouth’s Old School Gallery, where his first…

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handy andy

Intentional camera movement “When I started shooting, I was taking minimalist long exposures, usually in black and white, and I stumbled, literally, on ICM from there,” Andy says. “I mix ICM with various editing processes to create my abstract landscapes. Some of my images are recognisable vistas, whereas some are formed from feelings and emotion, as if from a painter’s brush.” Romantic inspiration “I’ve all but abandoned the ‘reality’ of photography,” Andy says. Instead, he takes inspiration from the Old Master painters of the 19th century and the later Impressionists. “A huge influence, and someone I actively try and mimic in form and colour scheme, is JMW Turner.” On our shoot, Andy recalled scenes that were painted by Turner in the same locations.…

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inside the artist’s kit bag

1 Nikon D700 “Bought in 2011, this DSLR has shot everything from weddings to horse racing right through to long exposures, and now my ICM abstract landscapes. It’s feeling its age with a small 12MP sensor, but is a beast.” 2 Nikkor lenses Andy’s collection includes a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 (used most on our shoot), a 50mm f/1.8 D, a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, and a 35mm f/2 D. 3 Manfrotto ProX550B Andy’s tripod is paired with a Manfrotto 460MG head. “It’s something I use much less these days, but has served me well for over 12 years. It’s also not the lightest model, but a decent starter tripod and not stupidly expensive.” 4 Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 “I’m not a fan of backpack-type bags,” says Andy. “I like my camera to be quickly accessible, so a shoulder bag is…