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The Art Of Seeing
Benedict Brain Photographer Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Exposure: A variety of exposures (roughly 1/300 sec) at f/5.6, ISO 250 www.benedictbrain.com There’s a saying that if you look through your camera’s viewfinder and you’ve already
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Create A Colourful Mosaic From Any Photo
Jon is a professional photographer and writer. He also provides one-to-one and small-group tuition in both digital SLR and Photoshop image-editing skills. If you want to get arty with your images, this technique will provide you with the opportunity
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KitZone
Our lead review this issue reflects perhaps the most important battleground for digital SLRs right now: how to entice the millions of people who are content to use their smartphone to take pictures into upgrading to a ‘proper’ camera. The EOS 250D (b
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Sharpen The Smart Way
With a decade as a writer and photographer behind him, James knows exactly which Photoshop and Lightroom tools and techniques matter most. Most sharpening commands offer just a few simple controls – usually a strength or amount setting and a radius.
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Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL3 £529/$549 (body only)
www.canon.co.uk Canon’s DSLR range seems to be going through a phase of consolidation rather than technological advancement – which is a polite way of saying that it hasn’t done anything especially new for a while. The new EOS 250D (branded the Rebel
Digital Camera World2 min read
How To Use Flash In Daylight
It can be hard to get well-lit results when you’re shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. If the light strikes the person from the front, side or above, you’ll end up with hard shadows across their face; if the sun is behind them, then they’ll end up
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Create A Matte Retro Look
Sean McCormack is a photographer and writer, based in Ireland. He’s the author of The Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CC. If there’s one thing that seems to be flourishing rather than fading, it’s our appetite for the antique – and this is even true
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Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF £699/$699
www.tokinalens.com Tokina has focused most of its attention on wide-angle lenses over the years, earning a good reputation in this sector of the market. Surprisingly, the first lens in the new series of Opera lenses was a 50mm f/1.4 prime, but the se
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Video Stars
Travel photographer London-based travel, documentary and landscape photographer Matt leads workshops and holidays. As well as shooting assignments, he also produces cinematic travel videos called Photo Escapes with fellow pro John Alexander. www.matt
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10 ways to… BREAK THE RULES!
Rules are made to be broken, so the old saying goes. And that’s certainly the case with photography, where you really don’t have to be bound by everything you’ve learned since first picking up a camera. Some of the technical aspects of photography ar
Digital Camera World2 min read
Create A Whole New World
James is a professional photographer who specialises in landscape and portraits. He’s an advanced Photoshop user and has created hundreds of tutorials. Choosing the right editing techniques for your images isn’t as straightforward as you might think
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Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM £3,049/$2,999
www.canon.co.uk One of the main attractions of Canon’s EOS R and RP bodies is their comparatively compact and light build, compared with full-frame SLRs. By contrast, the RF 28-70mm is a monster, measuring 104 x 140mm and weighing in at 1,430g. It’s
Digital Camera World3 min read
Documenting European migrants
Magnum photographer Born in Tirana, Albania in 1980, Canaj has been a freelance photojournalist since 2008 for outlets like Time, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. An award-winning photographer, he started using Olympus cameras in
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Raw War
Every month two of our resident expert Photoshop experts are challenged to interpret one raw file in anyway they see fit. Over the following pages, they reveal their rationale and show how you can achieve their look… by Jocelyn Gale This hazy Manhatt
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM £469/$599
Lens mount Canon EF-S Four years on from the launch of Canon’s 18-135mm IS STM lens, the ‘IS USM’ edition arrived in 2016. The autofocus system isn’t based on the usual ring-type or motor-based ultrasonic mechanisms: Nano USM uses an ‘elastic metal’
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Inside Matthew’s Camera Bag
This is Matt’s primary camera, offering him a 36.3MP full-frame sensor. The D810 records Full HD (1080p) videos at 50p/60p frame rates. “I always take two cameras with me in case one breaks,” says Matt. “Having two means you can mount a different len
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What Is Fill-flash All About?
Following last issue’s guide to flash, this month we’re focusing on fill-flash. As the name suggests, this is a technique where the light from the flash is used to supplement existing lighting – to ‘fill in’ details in dark areas of a picture – rathe
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Create Surreal Composites
Composites are mixtures of different picture elements that, when combined, take on the guise of a genuine photo. Provided you can make a good, accurate cutout of a subject from one scene, it’s really simple to place it into another picture, then matc
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Superzooms For Travelling
The joy of owning any interchangeable-lens camera is that you can always fit the right kind of optic for the task at hand. The drawback is that a big bag of lenses can eat into your baggage allowance when you’re travelling, as well as weighing you do
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Chasing Waterfalls
10 things to shoot, edit or create this month, including stormy composites, aerial photos and butterflies Slowing down water motion with a neutral-density filter is nothing new… but it’s one of those quintessential landscape techniques that’s always
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Shootout
Reader 1 Camera: Canon EOS 60D Location: Bridport, Dorset Jen has been taking photos for as long as she can remember, joining Bridport Camera Club when it was first established to learn how to develop black-and-white film and make prints. After some
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Pan-and-tilt Heads
£79/$103 www.wexphotovideo.com While many manufacturers are producing clever, compact pan-and-tilt heads, the 7064 is an old-school monster: at 18.4cm, it’s twice the height of the Gitzo head on test. It’s designed with medium-format cameras in mind
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Recharge
When I captured this aerial shot, I was travelling through Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. All of my drone batteries were flat and I thought I’d finished taking pictures that day. I passed by a little road leading to Glen Etive and started my long
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Blending In The Flash
You can improve the quality of your fill-flash pictures in the same way that you can add a professional touch to your full-flash shots. By using a flashgun, moving it off the camera and triggering it remotely, you can control where the shadows fall.
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Photo Answers
Q I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and want to shoot video. There’s a bewildering choice of settings; which should I use to get decent results? Poppy London A A typical DSLR will capture video at 24, 25, 30, 50 or 60 frames per second, and can also sho
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Roller Bags
£169/$219 www.wexphotovideo.com This may be one of the cheaper options here, but the RC1188 feels impressively rugged. You get reinforced outer corners, rigid sides and plenty of scuff protection underneath. However, all this toughness adds up to 6.5
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Spring-clean Your Camera Kit
Dust is everywhere, so it’s inevitable that after a while, your once shiny and new camera lenses will have gathered dust, dirty marks and the odd fingerprint here and there. Lenses are prone to spots and smears – and this can become worse if you’ve b
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