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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine May 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

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

Another month, another round of UK restrictions have gratefully been lifted, and ‘normal’ life is slowly but surely returning; which means it’s easier for all of us to thankfully get out in the great outdoors with friends and family again! Here at PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, we’re all about giving you confidence with your Canon gear, and this issue we have multi-award-winning Canon pro photographer Ben Hall to show you can to capture fantastic photos of your local wildlife. The inspiring images and pro tips start on page 28. What else is inside this issue? We show our Apprentice how to take great car photos! Whether you’re taking static shots of classic cars, or intense action images of supercars, our experienced Canon pro will show you how it’s done, see page…

1 min
meet the team…

Peter Travers Editor • 5D Mark IV peter.travers@futurenet.com “Getting out to photograph our local wildlife is one of life’s truly great pleasures, and Canon pro Ben Hall’s amazing nature shots are a huge inspiration to us all.” PAGE 28 Dan Mold Technique editor • 1D X Mk III dan.mold@futurenet.com “This month I really enjoyed getting out and shooting big panoramic images, and creating an artistic time slice that shows the passing of time all in one image!” PAGE 50 James Paterson James Paterson Technique writer • 5D Mark IV james.paterson@futurenet.com “I’ve taken a unique approach to flower photography this issue by using UV light! It’s fascinating to reveal glowing colours and details unseen by the naked eye.” PAGE 46 Louise Carey Technique writer • R6 photoplus@futurenet.com “This issue I start my new Lightroom tutorial series, and begin by showing you some fantastic basic skills to boost…

1 min
this issue’s contributors…

Alan Kenny Canon photographer Alan shows our Apprentice how to take amazing and varied car photos. PAGE 8 Siobhan Walker Model and photographer Siobhan posed for some wedding-style images for her portfolio. PAGE 62 Sumith Raj In our Inspirations gallery, Sumith cleverly used a slow shutter speed to show blur in a wind turbine. PAGE 24 Laura El-Tantawy From the Midlands, to the Middle East, to Milwaukee, Laura talks about her visual storytelling style. PAGE 66 Cynthia Elen Canon photographer Cynthia explains how she captured her colourful landscape shot. PAGE 26 Marcus Hawkins Learn how to get set up to work remotely with your Canon gear with our EOS expert Marcus. PAGE 78 Ben Hall Award-winning Canon pro Ben Hall reveals how he captures brilliant pictures of local wildlife. PAGE 28 Matthew Richards With the boom in home printing, as we’re all working from home,…

14 min
the car’s the star

CANON PRO NAME: ALAN KENNY CAMERA: CANON EOS 5D MK IV ALAN PICKED up his first ‘proper’ camera back in 2004 and he’s been a Canon shooter ever since, shooting with an EOS 5D Mark IV today. Since 2019 he’s been shooting cars full-time for Classic Car Auctions and Silverstone Auctions in Coventry after they found his shots on Instagram (@alankennyphotography). We paired him with Kamil for the day to learn how to take great photos of cars from static to action shots. www.alankennyphotography.com APPRENTICE NAME: KAMIL GRAJ CAMERA: CANON EOS 2000D KAMIL IS a web developer based in Stoke-on-Trent who in his spare time loves nothing better than to combine his two main passions: photography and cars. He bought a Canon EOS 2000D two years ago and has been hooked on taking pictures of his car…

5 min

01 WINNER MANHATTAN BEACH PIER BY ALAN BOULARANX Alan’s winning shots is this beautiful sunset of the Manhattan Beach Pier in LA. Keeping the composition minimal has paid dividends, letting the gentle pastoral colours speak for themselves. The pier does a brilliant job of acting as a lead-in line to draw the viewer’s eye into the middle of the shot. We also love his use of a 10-stop Neutral Density filter, which enabled a shutter speed of two minutes, this helped blend those sunset tones together and gives Alan’s shot a painterly quality. Lens Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Exposure 120 secs, f/8, ISO100 02 STILL WATER BY JAY BIRMINGHAM Jay’s decision to zoom in tightly on this section of a jetty and have it wander horizontally through the frame has made for a really…

1 min
local wildlife photo skills

PROFESSIONAL Canon wildlife photographer Ben Hall began his journey into photography when he was just a 14-year-old boy. He’s now been a professional photographer for over 18 years, and has won countless international wildlife photography awards. When not in lockdown, he runs photography workshops throughout the UK, centring on British wildlife such as mountain hares, red deer, birds and more. Ben’s also a regular contributor to PhotoPlus, and wanted to show you how it’s possible to take amazing photos of the local wildlife you have in your area. From small squirrels to huge deer, and blue tits to herons, Ben explains the crucial Canon gear he uses, and how to use it properly! He explains all you need to know for great wildlife photos, including how to use wide apertures and…