When I’m stuck behind a slow-moving learner driver on the road, I try to remind myself not to get angry – after all, we all have to start somewhere don’t we? The same goes for Canon users, we all have to start our DSLR photography journey somewhere. With this in mind, our main Canon skills guide this month is a DSLR Starter Pack for newbies who need to get to grips with their new EOS camera and learn basic Canon camera craft. There’s also great techniques for those more advanced amateurs who need to refresh their Canon camera skills. See page 28 to get stuck in.
Also in this issue, our Apprentice spends a lovely morning learning how to photograph lavender fields with great Canon pro, Guy Edwardes. From wide sweeping scenes to close-ups of flowers and insects, Guy helps him master it all. See the Apprentice’s amazing Hot Shots from page 8.
We also interview artistic family portrait photographer, Helen Bartlett, on page 64. In Canon Skills, new photo projects include photographing underwater, simple still-life home studio setups, and street photography tips, new image-editing tutorials, plus all come with free video guides so you can follow along and get things how you want, starting on page 45.
We have some new advice for you in this month’s Canon School (from page 79), with tips on how to make the most of bracketing for better exposures, and in our Gear section (from page 95), we’re testing eight of the latest photo-editing software packages, plus Sigma’s brand new 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on page 100.
Don’t forget to check out our revamped website which is packed with Canon news, photo tutorials, free cheat sheets and buying advice.
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