On sale 14 December, 2007
Our January 2008 issue includes:
Beginner's Guide: Essential guide to telephoto lenses
Digital Convert: Fashion photographer Stephen Eastwood
One Hour Photo: 60 minutes in Covent Garden!
Camera Test: Sony Alpha 700
FREE! EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL NIKON COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
Nikon: 90 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Understand your DSLR: Telephotos
One-Hour Photo reader challenge
Mark Bauer Landscape Masterclass
Create an X-RAY effect!
Make Something of it! The Fork
Creative photography of an ordinary object
Digital Convert: Main interview
Stephen Eastwood: Beauty & fashion photographer
Sony Alpha 700
Ross Hoddinott: Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod
Buying Guide: Remote releases
Electronic corded and wireless remotes
In This Issue
- Sony sees its 12.24-megapixel Alpha 700 as a strong challenger for best DSLR under £1,000. It’s packed with plenty of innovation, but has it got enough in its arsenal to take on the big guns? Daniel Lezano finds out
- If you’re stuck for photographic ideas and inspiration, fear not, as Digital SLR Photography is here to help. To show that it’s possible to produce a great picture of literally any subject, we supplied three photographers with everyday household objects and asked them to surprise us with a stunning image. We hope their efforts open your mind to the photographic possibilities that await if you stretch your creative skills to the limit. This month we gave each a fork, which was supplied along with a knife and spoon that could be included or left out at the photographers’ discretion. Before you see what our experts did, ask yourself, what would you have done?
- Covent Garden, nestled at the heart of London’s ‘Theatreland’, is always brimming with activity. From buskers and performance artists to the market and the thousands of tourists who pass through the formidable square, Stewart Bywater found it was the perfect place for reader Paul Evans to realise his candid ambitions.
- Our resident Photoshop guru, Luke Marsh gives us an inside look at how we can turn a boring bag shot into an exciting and fun X-RAY image that is certain to impress.
- Stephen Eastwood is something of the fashion caricature; an ex-model turned photographer who entered the profession with far more interest in girls than cameras. Five years on and he’s gone from clueless playboy to shrewd businessman and a serious player on the New York scene. And, most importantly, he’s willing to tell us how.
- Capturing stunning landscape images is high on the wish-list of most photographers, but as those who have ventured into the great outdoors will testify, producing an image that does justice to the glorious scene in front of you isn’t always easy. This month, Mark Bauer provides you with practical technique advice on how best to capture rural scenes with your digital SLR.
- Last month’s Beginner’s Guide was dedicated to the virtues of wide-angle lenses. In this issue, we look at the opposite end of the lens range, by showing you how to realise the huge, creative potential opened up by using telephotos. So, what exactly is a telephoto lens? Technically speaking, any lens with a focal length greater than 50mm is deemed to be one, providing a narrower angle-of-view than the human eye. Whilst it is possible to buy high magnification telephotos upwards of 500mm, the most popular lengths fall within the 55mm to 300mm category. Why should you use one, when and with which subjects? Also, what are the advantages and drawbacks of attaching a lens with a long focal length to your digital SLR? All your questions and more are answered in this month’s major guide.
- NIKON: 90 YEARS IN THE MAKING. Exclusive official Collector's Guide that covers Nikon's latest DSLRs, the D3 and D300, takes a look at the history of Nikon SLRs, the latest innovations and also features inspirational images from leading Nikon photographers.
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