Digital Photo

Digital Photo Winter 2018

Digital Photo explores the exciting world of digital photography and technology. Every issue features the latest news, step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, photography tips from the pros and more.

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editor’s note

As the new editor of Digital Photo magazine, I’m excited to be starting out on this issue, our annual Ultimate Guide to Photography, particularly since this issue has always provided such valuable insight for our readers. That means a lot to me, personally: As a working photographer and artist and as a fine-art instructor of digital art and animation, I understand just how important it is to not only learn new photography methods, techniques and concepts but also to remember to present such educational material in a way that will best resonate with readers. In this issue, we’ve asked some incredibly talented photographers to lend their insights to do just that. Each of them has taken the time to share with you key points on how to improve your photos, and…

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Christopher Tamas Kovacs’ series New York explores his fascination with concepts of time and entropy through multiple-exposure composites. “By photographing multiple exposures from the same scene,” he explains, “I show the contrast between the organized (the city) versus chaos and disorder (the people).” See more of Christopher Tamas Kovacs’ work at christophertamaskovacs.com. BROADWAY STEAM “This is one of the first images I made during my trip to New York in November of 2017. The steam is the first thing that caught my attention, followed by the Broadway street sign. I set out to make an image that would effectively capture the movement in the city, so I decided to make multiple exposures. I stood in the same spot for about 20 minutes and continued photographing the same scene at about five shots per…

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road trip!

Right now my office looks like a tornado just blew through it. Camera bodies, lenses, solar panels, packs and tripods are scattered everywhere. I just returned from a 4,000-mile road trip to the West Coast. I photographed the towering redwoods in California, colorful starfish in Oregon and alpine lakes in Washington. My trusty Toyota 4Runner passed the 300,000-mile mark during the trip. Photographing on the road has been a cornerstone of my career. Nothing beats an old-fashioned road trip! Photography road trips have a lot of advantages. No more waiting in security lines at the airport or wondering whether your plane is delayed. My blood pressure starts rising just thinking about tight connections and missing my plane. Or how about figuring out how to carry all your gear in one suitcase…

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10 essential tips for shooting sports photos

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your shots, you’ll discover you can learn many aspects of digital photography quickly with a primer on settings and selecting the correct lens to use. Of course, you also have the advantage of using a digital camera, which means you can instantly see what you just shot. That allows you to keep working on the image until it looks the way you want. For shooting sports, you’ll need a similar primer: First, you’ll have to sit through the obligatory sessions of watching YouTube videos. Then, you’ll end up trying to buy the most expensive lenses made. Finally, you’ll pour many years into the craft before you see major progress toward the goal of getting minimally proficient. But hopefully my tips will help you get…

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photographing urban landscapes

The dictionary defines the word “landscape” as “all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often in terms of their aesthetic appeal.” When you hear the word “landscape,” your mind likely summons a vast and sprawling natural expanse, perhaps with trees and rolling hills. It’s OK; the same thing happens with me when I think of that word. I believe that it has become a bit of a knee-jerk instinct for photographers to associate landscapes with nature. It’s why when you search for landscape photos, you’ll likely be treated with a bevy of beautiful natural locations. However, it’s worth pointing out that the genre of landscape photography is quite broad. As someone who grew up in New York City and who didn’t leave it until I was 18 years…

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capturing meaningful macro compositions

In the 19th century, the physician, writer and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. wrote, “Life is a great bundle of little things.” And while one could easily apply the insightful aphorism to many other scholarly, scientific or artistic pursuits, I believe there’s something about Holmes’ pithy observation that connects it to the art of capturing close-up photographs, or what’s more technically known as macro photography. Here’s why this observation resonates with me: Holmes is suggesting that in life, we so often keep our focus on the big things like births, weddings, graduations and other important yet infrequent milestones. Yet we tend to miss the little ordinary moments taking place every day, which means we’re overlooking the details that really define who we are. This became very apparent to me recently when…