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Call It Puppy Love
With a huge increase in people working from home, and staying at home more, it’s also meant a huge increase in people buying pets for some extra comfort. So in this photo project I’m going to show you how to take brilliant photos of pets in your home
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CANON EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM £499/$599
The minimal DoF and risk of camera-shake make stillness vital in full 1.0x macro shooting, so even hybrid image stabilization is no real substitute for a tripod or other fixed camera support. This lens only costs half as much as Canon’s newer L-serie
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Welcome
With vaccinations continuing to roll out at great speed and some restrictions lifting, there’s finally an optimism in the air. I’m very much looking forward to getting out with my Canon gear and meeting up with some photographer friends for a few loc
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Understanding Exposure
Adjust the lens to allow more or less light through When you focus on a point, there is an area in front and behind the point that also appears sharp. This is the depth of field. It can be partly affected by the lens aperture. A wide aperture lets mo
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School Tip Raw Highlight Alert
YOU WILL be unable to view the histogram when you carry out in-camera Raw image processing, which can make it tricky to judge the true effect of any adjustments you make to Brightness and ALO – particularly if the brightness of your screen is at its
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Backissues
Limited back issues of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine print editions are available on our new MagazinesDirect.com secure store at www.magazinesdirect.com/photoplus-magazine-single-issue But if you’ve got an iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook tablet, or iPh
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Don Your Thinking Cap
It would seem that there’s a never-ending sea of accessories on the market available for your Canon EOS camera, but there’s one particular item that I can guarantee every photographer owns, and this is, of course, the humble lens and body caps that c
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THE WINNER IS… TAMRON SP 90mm f/2.8 DI VC USD MACRO
For full-frame and APS-C DSLRs, the Canon 100mm L-series lens and Tamron 90mm are practically perfect macro optics. Both deliver ace image quality and have hybrid image stabilizers along with robust, weather-sealed build quality. The Canon lens is a
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Focuspoint
We don’t normally write in to any magazines, but wanted to express our thanks for keeping us sane and inspired during the recent lockdown. We decided to subscribe to PhotoPlus late last year, but it was last issue (April issue 176) when Canon photogr
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Welcome…
dan.mold@futurenet.com THIS MONTH we have some great photo projects that’ll sharpen your camera skills. On page 44 we show you how to create amazing abstract bubble planets at home, while editor Peter has been busy taking pro pet pictures of his new
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Timothy Allen
HOLED UP in his room in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, Timothy Allen is waiting for news of his transfer to another hotel in the neighbouring city of Dubai. This trip to the warm sunshine and high rise cities of the Gulf states is a rare respi
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Digital EOS Essentials
How to work up your images without needing your computer Taking a photo and saving it to the memory card doesn’t have to be the end of the story until you’re back at your computer. Depending on which EOS body you’re shooting with, you’ll be able to p
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Top Tips The Life Of A Soap Bubble
THE MOST fascinating thing about this whole technique is watching the bubbles change over time. It turns out that bubbles have a rather varied lifespan. When newly made, the surface can look rather dull. But after a few seconds something wonderful be
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Eoss.o.s
BRIAN SAYS… The red flash is from the AF illuminator, and has no visual effect on the picture. It is also the cause of much confusion, as some photographers use it as an indication that off-camera flash is using infrared wireless signals, when infrar
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Step By Step Boost Contrast Of Rural Scenes
Copy the Background layer with Ctrl/Cmd+J and then hit Ctrl/Cmd+T to enter Free Transform mode. While holding the Ctrl/Cmd key, pull out the corner handles to level up the horizon and recompose the frame so the balance is better. Hit Enter when you’r
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Top Tips Enhance Your Bubble Planets
Removing the straw will make your bubbles look more planet-like. Open the images into Photoshop then grab the Content-Aware Move tool. Set Mode: Extend in the options then drag a selection over part of the bubble next to the straw. Move and rotate th
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Canon Speedlite El-1
The price tag is enough to make you do a doubletake. £1299/$1099 for a flashgun? That’s more than twice the price of the very capable Speedlite 600EX II-RT and almost as much as an EOS RP complete with 24-105mm kit zoom lens. So Canon’s new Speedlite
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Applying Creative filters
Your camera may offer an alternative option for working up your images in Creative filters. Like Creative Assist, the Creative filters can be found in the blue Playback menu, and the filter effects can be applied to JPEGs and Raw files (with a JPEG v
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Step By Step Work Smarter With Canon EOS Utility
Canon cameras and software are tightly integrated, and making the most of the combination is helpful for many photographers. Here we’ve touched on just four elements of the partnership between cameras and EOS Utility, there are quite a lot more for y
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CANON EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM £309/$299
This is Canon’s one and only dedicated EF-M macro lens for EOS M cameras, and it has a surprisingly short focal length, equivalent to shooting with a 45mm lens on a full-frame camera. Typical of EF-M lenses, it’s compact and lightweight, tipping the
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Inspirations
Inge has captured a brilliant shot of the Axel Towers in Copenhagen, making great use of the available light and swooping curves of the architecture. The base of the building is in deep shadow, which acts perfectly to frame the towers and lead the ey
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Step By Step Tiktok Tips
TikToks don’t have to be a massive production. Some of the most popular videos are shot on a smartphone. But, if you love getting creative, why not experiment with using your Canon EOS. A shot list will help keep you organized too! When using your Ca
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Step By Step Affinity Pen Tool Cut-outs
Start by tidying up the image and remove any distracting reflections. Grab the Clone tool and use it to remove distractions from the paint-work. Clone to add to the wheels where they are hidden behind the pavement like our example image – hold Alt to
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Level Up Landscapes!
To get a true feeling of spring into your landscapes, you need a sense of warm sunshine and a good dose of blue in the sky. But straight out of your Canon EOS camera, rural scenes can be a bit flat, with a lack of warmth in the colour balance and ove
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CANON EF-S 35mm f/2.8 MACRO IS STM £379/$349
Canon’s original EF-S 60mm Macro lens for APS-C format DSLRs has been discontinued, making the newer 35mm the only EF-S Macro lens in the current catalogue. With an effective focal length of 56mm in full-frame terms, and a usefully wide aperture rati
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Subscribe for 12 months and get your 13 issues delivered to your door, just choose between the three options below The Lowepro Tahoe 150 offers a customizable, well-padded main compartment, and roomy front pocket offer plenty of storage for a day’s w
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Rate My Photo
Get critiqued! Email photos to EOSSOS@futurenet.com with the subject ‘Rate My Photo’ PAUL NORRIS, ROYSTON SAYS… Having never seen or captured an image of a woodpecker in the wild, I set myself this challenge. I set up my tripod and used my EOS 80D an
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How We Test
To test real-world performance, we use lenses in all sorts of lighting conditions, for indoor and outdoor shooting scenarios. We check for good build quality and handling, smooth and precise operation of all controls, and we test the speed and accura
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Depth Of Field
At or near the shortest focus distance of a macro lens, DoF becomes tiny. For example, shoot with a 100mm macro lens at its closest focus distance of around 0.3m, and the DoF is just 4mm, even when using a narrow aperture of f/11. This series of clos
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Better Compositions
Divide the scene into three and place important points on the intersections This is a classic technique that works well when the scene has a single, easily definable subject. Place the subject on a point where the lines meet in the image. Visually, t
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