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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

December 2020

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

NEW CANON TECHNIQUES Every issue we bring you inspirational techniques, tips and tutorials to help you become a better Canon photographer. Find out what’s inside on Page 4 While we continue to live in challenging and strange times, the PhotoPlus team and I have all been taking solace in the fact we can always focus on and enjoy our Canon photography. It’s also been great hearing from lots of new readers telling us how much you’re enjoying the magazine content, and that we’re inspiring you to get out and improve your own Canon camera skills and photo techniques. Inside this issue, we’ve got some top tips for taking captivating portraits of your families, as Canon Pro Taylor Brady shows our Apprentice how to get great shots even with a £99 budget 50mm prime…

1 min.
meet the team…

PhotoPlus THE CANONMAGAZINE Peter Travers Editor • 5D Mark IV peter.travers@futurenet.com “I’ve had my testing hat on this issue and loved getting to play with the new Canon EOS 850D and new RF 100-500mm L-series lens. See both big tests inside!” PAGE 84 Dan Mold Technique editor • 1D X Mk III dan.mold@futurenet.com “For this month’s Apprentice I paired up reader Jonathan with portrait pro Taylor Brady to improve his family portrait skills and to help him take better headshots.” PAGE 8 Ben Andrews Lab manager • 5D Mark III ben.andrews@futurenet.com “We’ve got bags of bags this month! I’ve got my hands on some of the best messenger bags to see which you should be trusting with your prized Canon kit.” PAGE 90 James Paterson Technique writer • 5D Mark IV james.paterson@futurenet.com “As someone who loves dancing I enjoyed merging an outline of a dancer with…

1 min.
this issue’s contributors…

Taylor Brady Pro portraiture photographer Taylor shows ours Apprentice how to get perfect family photographs with budget kit. PAGE 8 Baz Diprose Baz heads to some alluring Icelandic landscapes to take pictures of the illustrious Route 1. PAGE 66 Doug Allan The BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Canon pro Doug reveals how he shoots in the cold world of arctic wildlife. PAGE 28 Erena Shimoda The San Francisco-based photographer Erena lets us take a dive into her artistic kit bag. PAGE 68 David Clapp Our new Canon pro columnist David Clapp takes a journey to the wonderfully serene Taj Mahal. PAGE 38 Marcus Hawkins Keep your Canon camera and lenses clean and in good nick with this in-depth guide. PAGE 72 Tina Eisen We sit down and have a chin wag with pro fashion and beauty photographer Tina about what’s in vogue. PAGE 60 Brian…

1 min.
family business

CANON PRO NAME: TAYLOR BRADY CAMERA: CANON EOS 7D Mark II TAYLOR HAS been working as photographer for around nine years. She began by doing a Level 3 course in Photography before going on to do a foundation degree. She explored lots of different aspects of photography but portraiture was always the main interest. After completing her degree, Taylor set herself up as a freelance photographer working from a studio at home for newborn and family photo shoots, but she also outdoor shoots and on occasions weddings. Instagram: @taylorbradyphotography APPRENTICE NAME: JONATHAN CROOK CAMERA: CANON EOS 760D JONATHAN IS a keen camera enthusiast based in Market Harborough and wrote to us to help him perfect his portraiture, as he’d like help with lighting his portraits, and to be able to separate his subject from background yet still…

5 min.
technique assessment

SHOOT IN MANUAL THE PORTRAITS in the morning session were all going to be lit by the large window light in Taylor’s living room – this would give the images a soft, gentle feel, especially as the lighting was very overcast on the day. Thanks to the total cloud coverage, the lighting was really consistent, so Taylor set her camera, as well as Jonathan’s, to Manual mode and entered in settings of 1/160 sec, an aperture of f/2.8 and an ISO of 800 to lock them off. SHOOT RAW TAYLOR SUGGESTED Jonathan set his Canon EOS 760D to shoot Raw files, as these capture much more detail than the compressed JPEG files which are also processed in-camera. This detail is hugely beneficial, especially if the exposure is a little over- or undercooked and…

7 min.
taylor’s top baby pics

NEWBORN & SIBLING I AIM to capture the soft nature and beautiful moments shared between family in shoots. This ‘big sister, little sister’ photo is a personal favourite of mine. MILK BATH I LIKE the soft blend of tones created from the milk bath in this photo. A milk bath gives the photo a more unique look than a standard studio baby photo shoot. MATERNITY THIS PHOTO is a different style to what I usually shoot in, the colours and shadows are darker but I believe it works effectively for the subject of this photo. TOP GEAR #3 A ‘nifty fifty’ prime lens ONE OF Taylor’s go-to lenses is Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 II as it has good image quality, being a prime, and a super fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, so it can flood the image sensor with…