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Regulars & features
- Professional showcase Clive Nichols has been photographing gardens and flowers for over 20 years and is author of many books on the subject. He shares some tricks of his trade, and talks to Angela August about his own recent learning curve.
- Sensitive matters Changing your camera’s sensitivity to light is an important feature, giving you control over the subjects you can shoot and the creative effects you can obtain.
- Digital lenses There is a lot of talk about lenses being optimised for digital photography. What does this mean and why is it needed? Robert Scott looks at the problems and their solutions.
- Spot light Can going back to basics really be better than utilising the latest exposure metering algorithms? David Newton puts theory into practice and shares his results.
- New tricks David Newton looks at the latest technology inside the new EOS-1D Mark III and asks whether we can expect to see similar features in other EOS models in the near future.
- Mirror lock Camera shake spoils more photographs than most other faults. Sturdy tripods and remote releases are the main solution – but there is another technique you need in certain situations.
- Data check Is it acceptable to modify digital images? And is it possible to tell when changes have been made? Robert Scott investigates, and takes a look at Canon’s solution for data verification.
- Light control Canon Speedlites are very versatile flashguns. With a little ingenuity, you can turn them from the familiar portable light unit into a specialist studio accessory.
- File transfer If you’ve got a digital camera, you have probably worked out how to transfer your images to a computer. But are you doing it the most efficient way?
- Camera to web The internet has revolutionised the way we display our images. Dog-eared prints and heavy photo albums are being replaced by hi-tech interactive computer presentations.