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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

April 2019

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
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EditorThis is very special issue for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine as we celebrate our 150th issue! I’ve had the pleasure to work on every issue since we first launched way back in September 2007, and there’s never a dull moment working on the mag, and it continues to be exhilarating to be a Canon photographer, too. This issue is no different as I got a sneak preview of Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS RP. As someone who feels more at home using an EOS DSLR, It’s smaller, lighter and cheaper than its big brother, the EOS R, I was glad to see the RP gets a top dial most of us are familiar with. Pair that with smaller and lighter RF or EF lenses attached, and it feels…

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meet the team…

Peter TraversEditor • 5D Mark IIIpeter.travers@futurenet.com“For our 150th Become A PhotoPlus Apprentice article we were able to teach our budding reader how to capture better interior photos using tilt-shift lenses.” Page 8James ArtaiusTechnique editor • EOS Rjames.artaius@futurenet.com“I loved it out in the countryside for some freelensing shots when the weather was good – and staying indoors for some close-ups when it wasn’t!” Page 52Ben AndrewsLab manager • 5D Mark IIIben.andrews@futurenet.com“It’s fantastic to see Canon’s new EOS RP, which is a full-frame mirrorless that’s smaller, lighter and cheaper than the EOS R, plus six new RF lenses.” Page 98James PatersonTechnique writer • 5D Mark IVjames.paterson@futurenet.com“How many projects need you to play your fave tunes at full blast? This month’s big project succeeds or fails by the power of your bass, so…

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this issue’s contributors…

Mark BoltonProfessional interior photographer, Mark, shows our Apprentice how to shoot sublime architectural interiors. Page 8Jonathan ThompsonJonathan shares the kit he uses to capture tasty photographic memories of food. Page 78David NotonDavid tackles the beautifully interesting and expansive locations of La Réunion, part of France. Page 42Marcus HawkinsMarcus teaches the ins and outs of creating and altering HDR in this months Canon School guide. Page 86Ali Khalifa Bin ThalithAli Khalifa talks about his great portfolio of stunning underwater photos and his career. Page 66Brian WorleyIs there anything about Canon gear that Brian doesn’t know? Find out in the latest batch of techy Q&As. Page 91Our contributors Ben Andrews, Mark Bolton, Ollie Curtis, Marcus Hawkins, Gareth Jones, Jessica Jones, David Noton, James Paterson, Matthew Richards, Chris Robbins, Brian Worley ■…

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an inside job

APPRENTICENAME: DAVID TODHUNTERCAMERA: CANON EOS 5DSBASED in Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex, 59-year-old David was a lorry driver until a back injury forced early semi retirement. An early pension has since paid for a wealth of top Canon kit, including a 5DS and several L-series lenses. David’s been a keen amateur photographer since he was 18, but for the last ten years he’s really got into hobby when he bought his first Canon DSLR, an EOS 300D. Now with three photo trips planned this year, he’s asked for our help to improve his photographs.CANON PRONAME: MARK BOLTONCAMERA: CANON EOS 5D MK IVINTERIORS, hotel and garden photographer Mark, 56, is based between Bristol and south Devon. He’s been a full-time professional photographer for 25 years, and has a passion for capturing the…

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STUNNING IMAGERY FROM THE WORLD OF CANON PHOTOGRAPHY01 ICED PINE BY ALVAROTaken in the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas in New Jersey, USA, this shot gives a macro perspective to the historic blizzard. Shot on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D), the image possesses crystal clear clarity thanks to a fast shutter speed, a great piece of Sigma glass, and a delicate depth of field at an aperture of f/5. There’s also a tangible crispness, produced by some considered post work.Lens Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG MacroExposure 1/640 sec, f/5, ISO100PhotocrownInspirations is run in conjunction with Photocrowd – a website where a public vote on the best-liked images is pitted against expert opinion. These are our selected top ten winning Canon images from our ‘Winter Wonderland’ theme. Our favourite image…

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dramatic landscapes

PART 1TAKE IN THE BIG PICTURE PAGE 30PART 2MAKE THE MOST OF LIGHT PAGE 32PART 3USE THE WEATHER PAGE 34PART 4CONVEY A SENSE OF MOVEMENT PAGE 36PART 5CAPTURE THE CHANGING VIEW PAGE 38TAKE IN THE BIG PICTUREHow to make the most of the whole landscapeSHOOTING with a wide-angle lens is the natural choice for a great many landscapes. But capturing a wide view without thinking about it has its dangers: it could mean that distant features are small in the frame, and that your shots lack any real impact. To avoid this, you need to pay more attention to how you compose your wide-angle shots.One approach is to get in close to foreground details such as rocks, foliage or a waterfall, to emphasize these features. If there isn’t a strong…