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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine Spring 2021

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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.

With vaccinations continuing to roll out at great speed and some restrictions lifting, there’s finally an optimism in the air. I’m very much looking forward to getting out with my Canon gear and meeting up with some photographer friends for a few local adventures. With many amateurs perhaps feeling rusty, we have a Canon Crash Course to go over the basics for beginners, or to give enthusiasts a refresher, to give you confidence while you’re getting back out there. See page 28 to get started. Also inside this issue, top chef turned foodie photographer, Jean Philippe Baudey, teaches our Apprentice the key skills to take some really tasty food photos, from page 8. In our Canon Skills section, from page 43, we bring you more creative step-by-step photo projects, ideal if…

1 min.
meet the team…

Peter Travers Editor • 5D Mark IV peter.travers@futurenet.com “Understanding the basics of digital photography is key to improving your camera skills, and in our Canon Crash Course this issue we explain it all very clearly!” PAGE 28 Dan Mold Technique editor • 1D X Mk III dan.mold@futurenet.com “This month I paired up pro food photographer JP Baudey with PhotoPlus reader Jane Champion to help her improve her craft of culinary food shots.” PAGE 8 James Paterson Technique writer • 5D Mark IV james.paterson@futurenet.com “I’m trying my best this month to not burst any bubbles! I’ll be showing you how to shoot close-up psychedelic planet images of soapy bubbles.” PAGE 44 Louise Carey Technique writer • R6 photoplus@futurenet.com “New PhotoPlus team member Louise reveals how to go viral overnight on social media by creating a cool short-form video on Tik Tok.” PAGE 54…

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this issue’s contributors…

Jean Philippe Baudey Chef turned Canon pro photographer JP teaches our Apprentice how take tasty foodie photos. PAGE 8 Simon Carder Canon photographer Simon reveals how he gets amazing close-up shots of insects on early mornings. PAGE 62 Jane Champion Apprentice Jane learns how to turn her images of various foods into photographic delicacies. PAGE 8 Sue Bleiweiss Keen wildlife photographer Sue tells us how she takes great shots of big birds in Massachusetts. PAGE 64 Sabrina Garofoli In this issue’s Inspiration gallery, Sabrina talks about her simple-yet-unique winning photo. PAGE 25 Marcus Hawkins Learn how to make the most of exposure bracketing in all kinds of situations with our expert Marcus. PAGE 76 Stanley Paul Stanley reveals how he captured his ace image of the tallest building in the world at sunset. PAGE 25 Matthew Richards Get close and shoot sharp as Matthew puts…

14 min.
food glorious food

CANON PRO NAME: JEAN PHILIPPE ‘JP’ BAUDEY CAMERA: CANON EOS 5DS R WITH MORE than three decades in the food industry and 20 years as a head chef at some of the UK’s top restaurants, JP has a love for food few can match. 12 years ago he suffered from a heart attack, after which he retired from cooking. He jokingly says it’s the best thing that could have happened, because that was when he turned to his passion for fine dining into a new vocation as a food photographer. www.fayditphotography.com APPRENTICE NAME: JANE CHAMPION CAMERA: CANON EOS 6D MK II BRISTOL-BASED Jane has worked as a catering manager at various restaurants and pubs for over 25 years, so it’s fair to say that like JP, she has a strong passion for food. She’s interested in photographing…

4 min.

01 AXEL TOWERS BY INGE SCHUSTER Inge has captured a brilliant shot of the Axel Towers in Copenhagen, making great use of the available light and swooping curves of the architecture. The base of the building is in deep shadow, which acts perfectly to frame the towers and lead the eye in, almost like a vignette. There’s a brilliant range of tones in the shot from the deep shadows, sky and bright reflective windows, but Inge’s done a fantastic job of making sure all of the detail was retained. Lens Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Exposure 1/320 sec, f/6.3, ISO800 02 RELAX IN THE CITY BY SIMON HADLEIGH-SPARKS Simon’s shot of the Riverwalk House, designed by architect Stanton Williams, in Millbank Vauxhall Bridge in London, works well in black and white. His framing is…

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canon crash course

One of the best things about digital photography is that it’s so easy to take up, yet it offers untold depths if you choose to progress your Canon camera skills. Anybody can take a picture, and almost everyone you know has a camera in their pocket, but all it takes to separate the real enthusiast from the occasional snapper is a little extra photographic knowledge. Our Canon Crash Course focuses on the fundamentals of photography, and will benefit everyone from beginners to enthusiasts who wants to get the most out of their Canon EOS camera… let’s go! YOUR CANON CRASH COURSE PART 1 CAMERA ANATOMY Your guided tour to what all those buttons actually do… PAGE 30 PART 2 UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE The three factors that decide how a photo looks PAGE 32 PART 3 HOW TO CONTROL EXPOSURES Take your Canon photography…