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PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine June 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

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BETTER BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY Learn some simple skills for taking your best-ever bird photos, from little robins to big cormorants! Page 50 Whatever Canon EOS camera you use, we’re here to help you become a better Canon photographer. This issue we go in-depth into making the move to mirrorless, and how Canon’s EOS R System cameras and RF lenses will instantly improve your photography. Canon has developed some incredible new technology for the EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras in particular, plus the revolutionary RF lens mount is key to faster communication between camera and lens, which means faster and better autofocus, plus a whole lot more. Our big EOS mirrorless guide starts on page 28. Also inside this issue, we reveal what we know so far about Canon’s new EOS R3, which…

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our guarantee

• We’re the only photo magazine in the newsagent that’s 100% DEDICATED TO CANON EOS CAMERA USERS so we’re 100% relevant to your needs. • WE’RE 100% INDEPENDENT which means we’re free to publish what we feel is best for EVERY CANON DSLR OR MIRRORLESS PHOTOGRAPHER from beginners to enthusiasts to full-time professionals. • We’re CANON ENTHUSIASTS and, with our contributors, we can offer years of EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE. We’re always excited to pass on what we’ve learned. • We’re more than just a print mag; YOU CAN BUY PHOTOPLUS FOR ANY DIGITAL DEVICE WORLDWIDE via Apple iTunes, Zinio, Magzter, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, PocketMags or PressReader. • Our Video Disc has THE VERY BEST DSLR TECHNIQUE & PHOTOSHOP VIDEO GUIDES, which can also be viewed via our digital editions. • We’re proud to use…

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meet the team…

Peter Travers Editor • 5D Mark IV peter.travers@futurenet.com “I loved getting immersed in the local countryside to photograph the different birds for my big photo project this issue – the cormorant was a real poser!” PAGE 50 Dan Mold Technique editor • 1D X Mk III dan.mold@futurenet.com “Inside I reveal how to take beautiful flower images in your garden and get a wide range of looks using a simple 5-in-1 reflector to bend and bounce the sunlight!” PAGE 54 James Paterson Technique writer • 5D Mark IV james.paterson@futurenet.com “It made a refreshing change to get out on location to take some family portraits in a flowery field at sunset. I even used a pop of flash to balance the light!” PAGE 46 Louise Carey Technique writer • R6 photoplus@futurenet.com “In part two of my Lightroom tutorial series, I help you selectively enhance overexposed skies in…

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this issue’s contributors…

Laura Galbraith Canon pro photographer Laura shows how to take dog paw-traits in the studio and out on location. PAGE 8 Alexander Sviridov Learn how Alexander took shots of his daughter and pets, then merged them in Photoshop. PAGE 64 Caroline Allington Portrait photographer Caroline captured a wonderful portrait of her daughter, Willow. PAGE 22 Guia Besana Pro studio photographer Guia uses flowers as props to add extra meaning to her portrait photos. PAGE 66 Marco Tagliarino In our Inspirations gallery, Marco explains how he captured an atmospheric portrait at f/2.8. PAGE 24 Brian Worley Is there anything about Canon gear that Brian doesn’t know? Find out inside starting on PAGE 74 Marcus Hawkins Marcus reveals how Canon’s EOS R mirrorless cameras and RF lenses can improve your photography. PAGE 28 Matthew Richards Step up your portrait photos by upgrading to one of these eight…

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pedigree photography

CANON PRO NAME: LAURA GALBRAITH CAMERA: CANON EOS R5 LAURA WAS a teacher of IT and Mathematics, but two years ago decided to pursue her passion and become a full-time photographer. She now runs a successful pet photography and workshop business. She’s had success too, winning the Guild of Photographers Bird Image of the Year title in 2019 and Nature and Wildlife Image of the Year in 2020. We met up with her at her home studio to help Yvette take some top pet pictures. www.lauragalbraithphotography.co.uk APPRENTICE NAME: YVETTE SMITH CAMERA: CANON EOS 6D Mark II NOW RETIRED, Yvette loves nothing more than photographing animals with her Canon EOS 6D Mark II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens in her spare time. She’s confident photographing animals outside, but admits that studio lighting is an area she’s had trouble understanding.…

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01 WINNER NEON BY DOMINIC BEAVEN Dominic’s captured a fantastic portrait full of colour. His wide aperture of f/1.6, with an EF 50mm lens on his 5D Mark III, has done a great job of turning the background lights into beautiful bokeh circles, while the neon sign adds extra vibrance to his portrait in the foreground and creates an eye-catching reflection in her glasses too. He tells us: “I took this picture on a shoot at night around Soho in London and used a combination of the light from the neon tubes and an LCD panel to light the subject’s face.” Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Exposure 1/100 sec, f/1.6, ISO250 All the images in this gallery were entrants to the PhotoPlus ‘Wide Aperture Imagery’ competition hosted on Photocrowd – a website where…