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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine March 2021

Introducing the all-new PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, the biggest and best Canon DSLR photography magazine. We're now bigger and better than ever, with 148 pages packed with more Canon EOS DSLR techniques, test and tips than ever. You'll find new Canon pro photographer interviews, more in-depth Canon DSLR and kit tests, a comprehensive Canon DSLR and lens buyers' guide, Canon School technical advice, photo stories and more

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

As we all deal with the challenges of another lockdown in the UK and more cases, hopefully as you read this in February, millions of the priority groups will have been vaccinated, paving the way to slowly begin our route out of the pandemic. I believe it’s always worth reminding ourselves how photography can be a great benefit to our mental health during these times. So while we’re still living with daily restrictions, whether you are able to take your camera with you on your daily constitutional walk in your local area, or you’re stuck indoors at home, we have new and inspirational ways to beat lockdown This issue I was personally inspired by two of you, our PhotoPlus readers, as you shared the ways you’ve tackled lockdown and your own…

1 min
our guarantee

• We’re the only photo magazine in the newsagent that’s 100% DEDICATED TO CANON EOS CAMERA USERS so we’re 100% relevant to your needs. • WE’RE 100% INDEPENDENT which means we’re free to publish what we feel is best for EVERY CANON DSLR OR MIRRORLESS PHOTOGRAPHER from beginners to enthusiasts to full-time professionals. • We’re CANON ENTHUSIASTS and, with our contributors, we can offer years of EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE. We’re always excited to pass on what we’ve learned. • We’re more than just a print mag; YOU CAN BUY PHOTOPLUS FOR ANY DIGITAL DEVICE WORLDWIDE via Apple iTunes, Zinio, Magzter, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, PocketMags or PressReader. • Our Video Disc has THE VERY BEST DSLR TECHNIQUE & PHOTOSHOP VIDEO GUIDES, which can also be viewed via our digital editions.…

1 min
meet the team…

Peter Travers Editor • 5D Mark IV peter.travers@futurenet.com “Staying indoors for lockdown can be tough, but it’s a great time to improve your close-up photo skills at home, as our Canon pro shows our Apprentice.” PAGE 8 Dan Mold Technique editor • 1D X Mk III dan.mold@futurenet.com “I spoke to four Canon pros, all leading in their respective fields, to find out their top tips for taking terrific pictures at night from astro skies to cityscapes.” PAGE 28 Ben Andrews Lab manager • 5D Mark III ben.andrews@futurenet.com “I finally get to check out the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM, come and see if this multitasking prime has what it takes to play with legends.” PAGE 88 James Paterson Technique writer • 5D Mark IV james.paterson@futurenet.com “I’m creating portraits that look like they could belong in a gallery or museum! Learn all about lighting,…

1 min
this issue’s contributors…

Damian Waters Canon pro photographer Damian teaches our keen Apprentice how to take cool close-ups at home. PAGE 8 David Clapp David reveals his pro tips for shooting astounding architecture photos at night time. PAGE 30 Drew Buckley Drew shows why clear winter nights are the best for getting creative with starry night skies. PAGE 32 Andy Hunt Discover how to bring the city to life at night with Canon pro Andy Hunt’s essential tips. PAGE 34 Michael Bosanko Learn to paint fantastical streams of light using torches and Speedlites with Michael. PAGE 36 Timo Stammberger Documentary photographer Timo talks about the rise of animal photojournalism with his new portfolio. PAGE 66 Brian Worley Is there anything about Canon gear that Brian doesn’t know? Find out inside starting on PAGE 74 Marcus Hawkins Marcus takes a deep dive into the settings and set up of…

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Editorial Editor Peter Travers Art Editor Martin Parfitt Production Editor Kyle Hearse Technique Editor Dan Mold Lab Manager Ben Andrews Group Art Director Warren Brown Photography All copyrights and trademarks are recognized and respected Photography Studio Phil Barker Advertising Media packs are available on request Advertising Sales Manager Michael Pyatt Account Director Matt Bailey UK Commercial Sales Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com International licensing PhotoPlus is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities. Email Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw at licensing@futurenet.com Subscriptions Head of subscriptions Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers 01202 586200 Production Head of Production US & UK Mark Constance Senior Production Manager Matt Eglinton Senior Ad Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Vivienne Calvert Management Chief Content Officer Aaron Asadi Brand Director Matt Pierce Content Director Chris George Head of Art & Design Rodney Dive Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Chief Revenue Officer Zack Sullivan Printed by William Gibbons Chief executive…

11 min
home alone!

APPRENTICE NAME: HELEN MURPHY CAMERA: CANON EOS 7D HELEN, 53, is from Liverpool and works in a busy school office. She first got a digital camera when her children were small, but since they’ve grown up she’s spent more time photographing the flowers in her garden and the local coast. She is a scientist by training and enjoys modern technology, but has never really used her camera beyond Automatic mode, or used flash lights for indoor shots, so is keen to explore its full potential. CANON PRO NAME: DAMIAN WATERS CAMERA: CANON EOS 5D MK IV DAMIAN, 51, lives on the Wirral and has been a freelance nature and landscape photographer for more than 25 years. He spends as much time as possible in the mountains and valleys of Britain, wild camping when he can. He’s also…