Digital Camera World December 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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Now here’s a question you may hear in your next pub quiz: what is the length of the British coastline? A quick search online provides a choice of answers, ranging from over 11,000 miles all the way up to 19,500 miles if you add in the larger islands. Whatever the correct answer is, here in Britain we’re positively spoilt when it comes to finding photogenic coasts to visit. And this is the theme of this month’s cover feature, as top outdoor photographer Verity Milligan passes on her expert tips for capturing the wonder of water, whether on the coast or inland. (Dive right in from p42.) If you’d prefer not to get your feet – or your tripod – wet, there are landscape projects to be found in Photo Active…

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this month’s contributors

Verity Milligan Landscape & travel photographer Verity shares her seascape experience and some of her favourite shots in our cover story, starting on page 42. Christie Goodwin Music photographer In a career spanning 35 years, Christie has photographed Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Boy George, Taylor Swift and many other leading performers. Claire Gillo Creative photographer Photographer and journalist Claire is constantly coming up with new ideas and approaches, and shares some of her latest projects in Photo Active. Dan Tidswell Commercial photographer Dan splits his time between his photography business and holding workshops to teach his knowledge and techniques. He invites us to New York on page 10. Justin Minns Landscape photographer Justin seeks out photographic beauty in East Anglia. He reveals some of his tips for shooting winter landscapes in this month’s Photo Active – see page 36. Martin Thomas Local photographer Martin brings out the…

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a quick bite of the big apple

Dan Tidswell Commercial photographer Based in Essex, Dan divides his time between a commercial photography business ( and educating others, via one-to-one tuition and group workshops in the UK and abroad. Working out how to turn a prolonged love of photography into a successful career is something that many a keen amateur mulls over. There are opportunities to be found if your photographic niche is in demand, while social media means that it has never been easier for somone to find you. This month’s leading pro earns his living as a commercial photographer – shooting a wide range of work under that umbrella – and utilises old and new marketing techniques to bring in commissions. Yet Dan Tidswell didn’t take a conventional route into photography – if indeed there is one these days.…

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mixing it up

Photographing images for stock “My previous career in IT gave me the chance to travel and discover the fields that I wanted to concentrate on after turning professional,” says Dan. So during our stay in New York, with its bustling street life and vibrant architecture, he refreshed his stock library (below) with some new images around Manhattan. Group training and 1-2-1 tuition “Around 2012 I discovered a love for teaching, and began running summer model workshops across Europe. It’s a wonderful way to make lifelong friends while helping other passionate photographers produce beautiful work. “Last year I started private 1-2-1 tuition at my studio in Colchester in Essex ( I was meeting a lot of talented photographers with great potential, but they needed experience in key areas to push them to the next level. “This…

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inside dan tidswell’s kit bag

1 Sony Alpha 7R III Dan switched to the Sony Alpha system in 2015 and now shoots full-time with the A7R III. Its 42.4MP resolution gives his images the detail he needs, and the tilting rear screen rules out having to shoot while lying down. Dan is also a big fan of Sony’s Eye AF feature (see box, opposite). 2 Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Dan loves this lens with a passion. The focal range covers much of what he uses the most, and he says the image quality is as close to a prime lens as he’s ever seen in a zoom: “It’s extremely sharp, with beautiful bokeh at the long end.” 3 Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC A recent acquisition, Dan uses this affordable wide-angle prime for some distinctive creative effects. 4 Canon…

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dan tidswell’s tips for location shooting

1 “For consistent results, shoot in Manual mode and take test shots at the beginning of every setup. It’s good practice to give regular feedback on these to your model.” 2 “Set a manual white balance. Even if it’s not perfect, at least your raw files will be consistent, and you can correct them instantly at the post-production stage.” 3 “Work the scene – keep moving your feet and recomposing your frame. Shoot quickly and nail your key shots first. If it’s just not working, cut your losses and move on. There will always be another amazing location around the next corner.” 4 “Travel light. On most shoots I use two camera bodies with a different prime lens on each. Tripods and reflectors quickly draw attention, so learn how to use the available…