July 2012

Written by Super User. Posted in Magazine Issues

Outdoor Lighting: Strobist Skills
AWe reveal the essential techniques you need for brilliant off-camera flash pictures. Including an inspirational portfolio from Grace Elkin, a young up-and-coming photographer with a great eye for a pictures, plus detailed advice on working with light outdoors from Will Cheung and photographer David Honl.

Water crashing over rocks is one of those subjects that hooks you in and can become an obsession. For Jeanie Lazenby, capturing falling water is a passion that’s led her photography for years, and her beatuiful images appear in this issue to inspire you. There’s also extensive advice on how best to capture these natural wonders on camera – wellies at the ready...

Lighting Academy
Adam Duckworth works with one light and a limited range of modifiers in this issue, suggesting two benefits: you get to know your kit inside and out, plus you achieve some seriously creative results. Six different lighting styles are explained in depth, making this an essential read for those looking to get more from their kit.

Raw Masterclass: Cross Processing
Stylising your digital images is easy in software and shooting in Raw means you always have the original to fall back on. Cross processing is a technique that’s survived from film processing and is well worth trying – especially because doing it digitally allows plenty of creative control without affecting the original file.

Photo Kit: Canon EOS 5D Mk III
With a £3000 body-only price, it’s around twice the current street price of the EOS 5D Mk II. So the question on everyone’s lips is simple: is it worth upgrading to the Mk III or not? Will Cheung finds out...

Standard Zooms on test
Two mid-length zooms get reviewed – the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 and Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8. The Sigma’s half the price of most 24-70mm zooms, but how much performance does it give up to costlier rivals? And the Tamron’s the only lens of its kind to offer image stabilisation, while still undercutting the rest on price. Which is best? There’s only one way to find out...