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Digital Camera World February 2020

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

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1 min.
welcome

Camera drone images are seemingly everywhere you look these days, but another area of image-making that’s rising in popularity is food. So for anyone inquisitive about this subject, our cover feature masterclass in capturing cuisine is essential reading. But if food is not to your photographic tastes, there are still useful take-aways from shooting it that will benefit other photographic disciplines – find out what’s on the menu from p40. Also this month, we go all Bristol fashion for our reader Shootout (p90) and present a starter guide to the wonders of photography for anyone who may have just received their first camera (p54). You’ll also find 10 all-new Photo Active projects, from p14, and some amazing images from SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 (p62). Looking for new…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Simon Roberts Fine-art photographer Simon has amassed many accolades for his distinctive take on the interaction of people and geography. He talks about projects old and new on page 134. Amy Lathrope-Reid Equine photographer Amy has developed her love of horses into a thriving photographic practice. Don’t horse around: join her on a photo shoot on page 8. Julia Wainwright Wildlife photographer Julia loves to capture wildlife through her long lens – and a trip to Yellowstone yielded a stunning bison photograph. She shares her insights on page 30. Keith Bernstein On-set photographer Keith captures on-set action on major film and TV productions. He reveals what it takes to excel in this demanding role and shares his work on page 105. Dan Mold Food photographer Dan writes for our sister magazine PhotoPlus, and shares his passion for food photography on page 40, serving up…

5 min.
it’s a stable career

Shortly into our shoot with equine photographer Amy Lathrope-Reid, she needs to get one of her models – the four-legged one called Roo – to look towards her. But she doesn’t need to make a gesture: instead, Amy just whinnies like a horse: “Eeeiiiiighhhhha-a-a-a!” In pitch, tone and volume, it sounds so much like the real thing it’s uncanny – and it instantly achieves the desired effect, as a curious Roo obligingly lifts his head and puts his ears forward. Directing human models can be a test for any photographer, of course, but add a horse into the mix and you’ll require a different set of skills. ‘Talking horse’ is just one of these, as is being able to anticipate the various behavioural tics of these elegant quadrupeds. None of this is difficult…

1 min.
ride the social media wave

“Over the last three years of working with Sophie (Instagram: sophieseymour95), things have really taken off,” says Amy. “She’s got a great social media profile, she looks good in photographs, and she can ride bareback. The Halloween image we created last year (below) almost went viral. People contact me to shoot the kind of photos they’ve seen of Sophie, but with them on their own horses.” Bespoke photo service Amy offers her clients a choice of digital files, prints or canvases. Clients can choose from a one- or two-hour package, which would contain two or more different looks, and specify add-ons. These include an extra horse or a black background session, for example. The latter is all about the horse, and involves it being shot against a dark background to emphasise the…

1 min.
kit for capturing horses

1 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Amy has used this versatile full-frame DSLR for five years; two bodies accompany her wherever she shoots. Seeking a faster burst rate, though, Amy will soon upgrade to the range-topping Canon EOS 1D-X Mark II. 2 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 Pleasing characteristics such as image compression make this fast and rugged telephoto zoom Amy’s choice for almost every occasion. 3 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 Fast, versatile and with excellent image quality, this is a useful lens for Amy. 4 Pop-out reflector Ideal for adding some natural light to a scene, but Amy also uses a reflector for distracting a horse, like getting it to point its head in a different direction. 5 Canon 1.4x teleconverter Useful accessory that extends the maximum focal range of Amy’s 70-200mm zoom to 340mm, albeit with the loss…

1 min.
working with horses

"To get a horse to arch its neck or move its ears forward, my voice commands work well most of the time. They do eventually become numb to it, so I also use a large pop-out reflector or a mirror to switch the light, or even a lunging whip with a paper bag on the end. You can also rattle a crackly plastic bottle with stones in it, crunch crisp wrappers, use a feed bin, or things like that." Styling credits Make-up artist: Leah Jayne Hooper (Instagram: studio60beauty). Hairstylist: Charlotte Carlton-Smith (Instagram:charlottecsmith_mua). Photographer’s assistant: Leah Wren (Facebook: Leah Wren).…