Digital Camera World January 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
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13 Números

en este número

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Spending time at nature reserves as a child didn’t spark a passion for birdwatching, but recently returning to one of these locations with a camera was far more enjoyable. Slimbridge Wetland Centre was just one of many places I would visit with my wildlife artist father, sitting silently in a hide while he hunted the next subject with his telephoto. This time at Slimbridge, patience wasn’t a problem, and it was a real buzz when a photogenic bird came into view. I was also lucky to be using the impressive Sigma 60-600mm superzoom, reviewed on page 127. Also this month, there’s a Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR/mirrorless face-off, 18 pages of photo projects, 16 pages of Practical Photoshop tips, and a festive photo walk. And speaking of which, season’s greetings…

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this month’s contributors

John Nassari Commercial photographer Versatile John shoots weddings, portraits and commerical projects. We couldn’t resist when he invited Digital Camera to join him on location – see page 8. Dave Fieldhouse Landscape photographer Dave’s love of the great outdoors is such that he’ll brave any weather to get out with his camera. On page 34, he shares his tips for winter scenes. Tom Hegen Photographer and designer Tom documents the impact of humans on the planet. On page 30, he reveals how he captured the construction of a temporary city for the Burning Man festival. Benedict Brain Creative photographer Our regular columnist recently visited Costa Rica, where a beachside scene challenged his compositional skills. Find out how he coped on page 37. Andrew James Our man with all the answers Andrew’s photography career sees him take on all sorts of challenges, and his in-depth…

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free gifts

START COLLECTING THE NEW SETS! 9 all-new tips cards Our collectible cards bring you condensed shooting advice you can store in your kit bag for when 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 include lighting and macro photography. 23 Image grid templates When you’ve created a photographic series, these image grids give you 23 ways to present your images in a single print. Look for the grid templates in the Gifts folder on the disc, then read Step By Step on page 74 to find out how to insert your images in Photoshop. Camera Shopper ebook Looking to buy a camera or a lens? There are plenty of reviews of new gear in this issue, but this 164-page PDF guide…

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masterclass at margot

Usually in this feature, we have a professional photographer all to ourselves for the day. This time around, however, it was a real insight and a treat to shadow a real-life shoot for a real, live, commercial brief. The location? An Italian restaurant called Margot (, situated in the heart of Covent Garden, London. Margot’s cuisine focuses on quality seasonal ingredients, and service is welcoming yet elegant; but when I arrive in the morning, the main restaurant has been kitted out into a mini photo studio and the first lighting setup is being tested by John Nassari and his team (assistants Emily and Felix). John might be best-known for wedding photography, but today, he wears a different hat. He has been developing a piece of software called Nassari 360 for several years,…

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portrait perfection

It’s no use having excellent camera skills if you don’t know how to work with people Keep them at ease “You can be technically the best photographer, but have poor social skills that make the subject unconfident. I like to show subjects the work as we do it. That way they feel elated and relaxed.” Relate to the subject “When you know how to use light, the focus on the shoot should be on the subject relationship, not the technical challenges which will distract you. A good portrait is all about the rapport you build with the subject.”…

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inside a pro’s camera bag

1 Olympus PEN-F This is the compact camera John uses to shoot 360 panoramas. A 12mm lens is attached, to capture the wide angle of view he needs. 2 Olympus E-M1 Mark II John loves working with a more discreet and quiet mirrorless body. The OM-D E-M1 weighs just 600g; John carries two, using the second as a backup. 3 Olympus M Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 Pro On this shoot, John favoured shooting with the fast and light 25mm lens. This lens is the equivalent of a 50mm focal length on a full-frame camera, which is a natural view to the human eye. 4 Olympus flashgun A Cactus flash receiver mounts to the hotshoe of John’s camera, and he uses this to trigger an Olympus flashgun with wireless functionality off-camera. 5 Olympus Pro lenses John’s lens selection includes the 12-40mm…