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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine February 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

Never have I been more excited to greet the new year. With 2020 being a huge challenge around the globe for obvious reasons, 2021 couldn’t come soon enough. Plus, now with mass vacations rolling out, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for us all, and a return to new ‘normal life’ is in sight. With this in mind, we’re making a fresh start, and will make 2021 the year you take your Canon camera skills and photography to the level you’ve always dreamed about. Inside this issue, we talk to landscape photographer Matty Graham as he reveals his secrets for taking brilliant winter scenic shots, see page 28. Experienced pro landscape photographer Andrew James teaches our Apprentice how to take great seascape photos on the north Norfolk…

1 min
meet the team…

Peter Travers Editor • 5D Mark IV peter.travers@futurenet.com “I can’t wait to get stuck into 2021, and this issue is packed with top Canon tips, tutorials, and tests to ensure that you start the year off on the right track.” PAGE 4 Dan Mold Technique editor • 1D X Mk III dan.mold@futurenet.com “This month I replicated a lighting trick used by Hollywood to get a fake yet realistic background at home on a much smaller silver screen – all for a fiery results.” PAGE 52 Ben Andrews Lab manager • 5D Mark III ben.andrews@futurenet.com “Having a suitable website is crucial if you want to make it as a pro. We put six of the best photo website builders to the test to see which is best for you.” PAGE 86 James Paterson Technique writer • 5D Mark IV james.paterson@futurenet.com “Creating the impossible is not as…

1 min
this issue’s contributors…

Andrew James With 20 years as a Canon pro, Andrew shares his experience with our Apprentice by the sea in north Norfolk. PAGE 8 Taylor Brady Pro photographer and mum of two Taylor shows us the Canon kit she uses to shoot wholesome family moments. PAGE 72 David Clapp Our regular contributor David goes off grid on the Isle of Eigg to capture truly stunning scenery. PAGE 44 Marcus Hawkins Our resident Canon nut Marcus explains how to customize your Canon EOS camera for faster handling. PAGE 76 Mark Carwardine Man of many talents Mark tells us about his career to date, the gear he can’t do without, and even more. PAGE 68 Brian Worley Is there anything Brian doesn’t know about Canon gear? He answers all your techie questions. PAGE 80 Our contributors Ben Andrews, James Artaius, Taylor Brady, Mark Carwardine,…

14 min
stunning seascapes

APPRENTICE NAME: ADRIAN STILLWELL CAMERA: CANON 5DS, 5D MK III 55 YEAR old Adrian is ex-bomb squad, turned IT Manager. Back in his army days he spent many months clearing mines between Sherringham to Blakeney Point along the Norfolk coast. Having been able to get to know this coastline like the back of his hand he frequently revisits it to shoot (a bit different from what he was doing before!) seascapes and has asked for us to help him improve his Canon photography. CANON PRO NAME: ANDREW JAMES CAMERA: CANON 5D MARK III WITH MORE than 20 years working on photo magazines, Andrew now runs online photo learning site www.foto-buzz.com as well as tutoring on landscape workshops on the Norfolk coast. His Canon images have won prestigious photographic awards and he’s also a regular contributor for our…

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01 TREE IN STYTHWAITE MEADOW BY DAVID KIDWELL BLACK AND WHITE, COMMENDED David tells us: “I decided to concentrate on photography I can do within walking distance from home, as this forces me to engage with the people and landscapes in my immediate neighbourhood. I love shooting trees throughout the seasons and on this winter’s morning we had a rare snowfall. I awoke with excitement making my way to my favourite tree and set up my camera to capture the stark silhouette standing out against the white snow. But I was not alone, for over the brow of the hill came a flock of eager sheep hoping that I was a source of their feed and this suddenly changed the landscape.” Lens Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Exposure 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO400 02…

15 min
epic winter landscapes

Apro photographer for over 15 years, Matty Graham started out as a journalist before adding cameras and lenses to the pen and paper tool kit. Working across multiple genres, Matty’s true love is landscapes and he feels a magnetic pull towards northern destinations… Every pro landscaper has an in-built compass that attracts them to certain scenes and continents. Many UK shooters will head south, exploring Europe’s Mediterranean gems, while others are drawn to the light of African lands. East and West also provide a multitude of lush scenes, but for photojournalist Matty Graham, the needle pointing north has always been the winner. The Northumbrian native added the photography string to his bow more than a decade ago – a move that opened new doors and opportunities to travel, discover new landscapes, and…