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Digital Camera World

March 2020

Digital Camera is the definitive guide to digital SLR photography and will show you how to improve any digital photo. It’s packed with practical photography advice and Photoshop tutorials to help you become a better digital photographer. With buying advice to help you choose the DSLR, compact system camera, lens, tripod, printer, or camera bag that’s right for you, it covers all DSLRs including Canon EOS/Rebel and Nikon systems. The perfect title for both amateur and pro photographers

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
digital camera world

Editorial Editor Niall Hampton niall.hampton@futurenet.com Contributing editors Marcus Hawkins & Claire Gillo Technique editor Alistair Campbell alistair.campbell@futurenet.com Art editor Roddy Llewellyn richard.llewellyn@futurenet.com Operations editor Richard Hill richard.hill@futurenet.com Group reviews editor Rod Lawton rod.lawton@futurenet.com Imaging labs manager Ben Andrews ben.andrews@futurenet.com Senior art editor Rebecca Shaw rebecca.shaw@futurenet.com Contributors James Abbott, Jon Adams, Benedict Brain, Tim Cornbill, Andrew James, Quintin Lake, Cliff Newman, Matthew Richards, Sean McCormack, Andy McLaughlin, James Paterson Cover image Getty Images/Picture Press Photography Bath Photo Studio All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected Advertising Commercial director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Advertising sales manager Michael Pyatt michael.pyatt@futurenet.com Account director Matt Bailey matt.bailey@futurenet.com Account director George Lucas george.lucas@futurenet.com Media packs are available on request International Digital Camera is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities Head of print licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Subscriptions Magazines marketing director Sharon Todd Circulation Head of newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of production US & UK Mark Constance Production project…

1 min.
welcome

Wildlife photography requires planning, patience and technique, but the rewards are substantial. A well-composed shot of your subject timed to perfection will have you purring with delight. So for this month’s cover feature, we reveal our hints, tips and hard-learned advice to capture birds, beasts and more like a pro. As ever, Digital Camera is packed with ideas, inspiration and insights – turn the page to discover our highlights of the issue. Something else we’re really excited about here at DC Towers is The Photography Show, which takes place in Birmingham’s NEC between 14-17 March. This four-day event is a must for anyone with a passion for photography and there’s an amazing range of talks, demonstrations and much more – we hope to see you there! Read more in the…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Josef Koudelka Magnum photographer This mainstay of Magnum Photos has been visiting Israel and Palestine for a major panoramic project. He shares his experiences on page 134. Santiago Borja Aviation photographer Santiago is a commerical pilot, which gives him an unusual platform to take some stunning weather shots. Check out his work on page 24. Paul Reiffer Commercial photographer Paul takes ultra-high-definition photos for a genuine A-list of business clients. We join him and his Phase One for a very special photo shoot on page 8. Jim Cumming Nature photographer Jim has been photographing wildlife for over a decade. He shares his techniques for capturing critters in the snow and shares some photos on page 48. Quintin Lake Roving photographer Quintin is on an epic photo walk around the UK coast. This month, he encounters the rowdy tradition of Raisin Weekend and shoots the…

6 min.
seeing the bigger picture

Paul Reiffer Commercial photographer Paul shoots and produces ultra-high definition images of vibrant cities and iconic landscapes for clients including Land Rover, CNN, National Geographic, Ford, British Airways and Hyatt. www.paulreiffer.com Last year was noteworthy for a succession of image resolution records being smashed, as a sensor-size arms race broke out in the digital camera market. From medium-format mirrorless (Fujifilm’s GFX 100: 102MP) to full-frame (Sony’s A7R IV: 61MP), and even a crop-sensor DSLR (Canon’s EOS 90D: 32MP), 2019 saw genuine technical progress. But the launch of the year was surely Phase One’s XT, a pro-grade full-frame medium-format camera designed to be used with the brand’s IQ4 digital back (sensor resolution: 151MP). Some may ask: does any of this really matter? Whether you’re using a full-frame or crop-sensor camera, a resolution of 22MP is perfectly…

1 min.
medium-format marvels

1 Phase One XT camera “My landscape camera body,” says Paul, “and the most digitally integrated field camera solution available on the market today.” 2 Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 32mm f/4 Wide and incredibly sharp, this lens has a precise carbon-fibre shutter. 3 Phase One XF camera Coupled with ultra-sharp ‘Blue Ring’ Schneider Kreuznach lenses, this is Paul’s main commercial body, and his first-choice camera for high-res images. 4 Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS f/3.5 “My XF 35mm lens is my go-to for landscape shoots on the XF body,” says Paul. “One of the sharpest lenses that Phase One makes, this optic allows me to see almost impossible details way out into the distance while still delivering a wide-angle view in one shot.” Phase One IQ4 digital back 150MP “This is my workhorse – the pinnacle of image quality thanks to 151MP of full-frame medium-format sensor…

1 min.
paul’s top tips for shooting your best-ever landscapes and cityscapes

1 “Get up high if you can – but if not, get down low. We’ve all seen cities and landscapes from eye level, so there’s not much new to show from that angle.” 2 “Don’t rely on Auto White Balance. A small shift in colour temperature can completely change the feel of an image, so get comfortable with correcting it.” 3 “Don’t be afraid of shooting with small apertures at night – purists may cry: “f/8, f/11!” But when I’m shooting car light trails, I’m often at f/16 and a very low ISO – just for a longer period of time.” 4 “Only use long exposures when appropriate. It makes sense some of the time, but they can wash out sunrise colours in the sky, or turn sharp reflections to a silky mush.…