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Wilderness Awareness

I picked up my first SLR at the age of 13, a good old film-I loading one (35mm format). My dad had photography a, I his hobby, and he introduced me to the colorful world o capturing images with a camera. When I was 17, I got my first D-SLR, and that’s where my photographic journey started.

Initially I tried to explore every genre of photography I hearc about, but at some point I realized that nature photography gives me more pleasure than anything. Then I was introduced to magazines like Smart Photography, and websites like India Nature Watch(INW) (INW

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THE CANON EOS700D

Boasting a test score of 92% in the July 2013 issue, the Canon EOS 700D is a great camera for taking your next step in photography. Its 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF and powerful DIGIC 5 image processor deliver brilliant image quality, while its ergonomic design, ‘ light weight and vari-angle 3in LCD touchscreen monitor make it a joy to use. These are just some of the brilliant features you’ll find on this fantastic entry-level model. Whether you’re a ‘ beginner or an enthusiast, it’s packed with features that allow you to indulge in creative photography and capture your best

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Photo castaway: #7 Jon Hicks

We’ve theoretically packed travel photographer Jon Hicks off to a desert island, but been kind enough to allow him to take along a few photo-based luxuries. Here are his choices

1) CAMERA

I’d take my Canon EOS 5D Mk III. It’s my latest camera — bought in September last year -and it’s great for its fantastic definition, and how well it performs at high ISOs with low levels of noise. I’ve recently got into stargazing, and this camera gives me everything I need for astrophotography -it’s a must on a desert island!

2) LENS

Keeping with the stargazing theme, I’d

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OUTDOOR PORTRAITS

Better beach portraits

Sure-fire camera and photo skills for improving your portrait shots

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Welcome to your free guide to outdoor portrait photography! Over the following pages we will help you improve your Canon D-SLR skills so that you can learn to take great portraits like the pros. The following techniques can be used to photograph anybody, from children to your partner and parents, male or female – the same methods will still work wonders!

Shooting in sunshine

The kit we used: Canon EOS 5D Mk III, telephoto zoom lens, silver-sided reflector Canon D-SLR technique: For our first round

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Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5GED|£65o|

HANDLING: This Nikon proves to be very light, especially when compared to the Nikon 16-35mm. Manufactured in China, it weighs even less than the Canon EF 17-40mm, thanks to an extensive use of plastics. Those are interesting rather than significant points though, and don’t reflect on quality. There is a tiny bit of play in the manual focusing ring, but not as much as the more costly Nikon 16-35mm, made in Japan.

FEATURES: 12 elements in eight groups, similar to the Canon, with ED glass and asphericals as usual. The maximum aperture varies with focal length, and f/3.5 at the

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Getting Inked

Exceptional color InkJet All-in-one printers for the home and office

CANON PIXMA MG2170

Canon’s PIXMA Black series of inkjet printers arc the epitome of print sophistication; the new PIXMA MG2I70 all-in-one photo printer doesn’t just look good and perform great, but is also designed with an array of creative features intended to bring your still prints to life. With an enhanced Full HD Movie Print function. you can edit frames to tweak resolution quality or reduce noise before printing. It has new features that allow you to merge multiple video frames into one printout to show the flow of motion,

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Front cover shoot-out!

FOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE HANDED A CANON EOS700DAND GIVEN A DAY TO SHOOT A FRONT COVER IMAGE. READ THEIR STORIES, CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE AND ENTER OUR COMPETITION TO WIN A CANON EOS700D KIT

1) Brett Harkness shoots model Janine in Manchester

Equipment: Canon EOS700D with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens

Shooting images for covers is always a privilege, but brings with it certain unique challenges and constraints. When capturing portraits, I’m constantly checking the composition is right, the subject looks good and the lighting is perfect. With cover images, I’m also having to think about how the image

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Fisheye Fun

A fisheye lens is a ultra-wide-angle lens that generally covers a 180-degree angle-of-view. Fisheye lenses are of two types, Full-frame and Circular, depending on the sensor size. The Canon EF 8-15mm F/4L Fisheye USM covers both types: On a full-frame (35mm format), it is circular at 8mm and ‘full-frame’ (image formed is not circular) at 15mm. On APS-C format, it is ‘full-frame’ at both 8mm as well as 15mm. Fisheye lenses were created for scientific photography but are now used as fun lenses. But why are they called ‘fisheye’? Probably because fishes see that way from beneath the water!

Design

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FIELD REVIEW: Canon EF 200-400 F4L IS 1.4X

WHAT IS NEW?

Once you take a deeper look at the make-up of this lens, it becomes clear that Canon have chosen to showcase virtually all of their latest lens technology in the EF 200-400 f4L.

The new lens took a long time for Canon to bring to market after a development announcement some time ago.

The lens body does not change size during zooming, with all moving parts inside the magnesium-alloy, weather-sealed barrel.

At the front end of the lens is a bulge in the casing, which is home to the built-in 1.4 extender that is an exciting feature

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EVOLUTION OF THE SPECIES

Photography Monthly newcomer, and pro photographer, Tom Wilkinson takes a first look at Canon’s new semi-pro EOS 70D

In the lifecycle of DSLR releases, three years is a fair stretch. Due in late August 2013, with the 60D having been released in summer 2010, should we therefore expect this new model to come with a complete overhaul of features, or just a few upgrades here and there in the spirit of natural camera evolution?

First impressions from the spec list show a number of advances since the 60D, firstly a 20.2MP APS-C sensor and new image processor (the DIGIC 5+)

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