EOS magazine back issues, perfect bound format
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October-December 2012 back issue
Regulars & features:
World of EOS Photographic projects and news from the world of Canon imaging, Canon at Photokina, Canon Cinema system, firmware and software updates for EOS-1D X and EOS 7D and Mark Davison writes about his experiences covering the Paralympics 2012.
Yourr EOS camera offers a range of shooting modes. Here is a guide to four of them.
When shooting with flash you often need to take note of the ambient light as well. Heres how.
Leon Baas reveals how he shoots his close-up images of insects.
Do you know how many different ways you can view and review images on your LCD screen.
How was it shot ?
Scott Sharman shows how he captures wildlife subjects with a wide-angle lens
Andrew Gibson puts the EF40mm f2.8 'pancake' lens through its paces.
A step-by-step guide to downloading and installing camera and lens firmware.
Answers to your photographic queries
July-September 2012 back issue
Regulars & features:
New products EOS 650D; EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM and EF 40mm f2.8 STM lenses.
World of EOS Photographic projects and news from the world of Canon imaging, including v2.0 firmware update for the EOS 7D and Olympic photography stories for the London 2012 games.
Whether you're photographing friends enjoying a holiday, a sports team celebrating a win or guests attending a wedding, group portraiture requires planning and lots of technical know-how.
With David Clapp on digital infrared.
If you photograph moving subjects, autofocus speed can be critical to successful images. But other aspects of AF performance are also important, whatever you shoot.
Damian McDonald was set the challenge of attaining the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society using just a single lens to shoot a panel of images. He chose the Canon TS-E 17mm f4L.
They may not have the glamour of lenses or Speedlites, but they are useful accessories. What do they do? Do you need one? And which of the many different Canon battery grips is compatible with your digital EOS camera?
How was it shot?
An unusual combination of distant galaxies and close-up flowers in a single shot.
Canon has bee busy updatig the software applications which are supplied on a CD packed with your EOS camera. But you don't have to buy a new camera to take advantage of new features.
April-June 2012 back issue
Regulars & features:
New products EOS 5D Mark III; EF 24-70mm f2.8L IS II USM, EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM lenses.
World of EOS Photographic projects and news from the world of Canon imaging.
Break the rules
You've read the instruction manual and you've taken the trouble to study the traditional guidelines, now it's time to lift your camera out of your comfort zone and become a rule book rebel.
To help deliver order from chaos your EOS has a menu system. This displays each feature in turn and offers a range of settings We take a look at some of the options.
Led by Peter Cairns as he looks at British wildlife.
How do you know if the colours in your photos are accurate? One way is to switch from auto white balance (AWB) to custom white balance. Andrew Gibson shows you how to handle this useful feature of your EOS digital camera.
The latest version of Canon's EF 85mm f1.2L USM lens might seem an unlikely choice for a landscape photographer, but Robert Birkby has bee won over by the performance and versatility of this quality piece of glass.
When it comes to exposure, cameras sometimes get it wrong. The same applies to flash exposure. Fortunately, Flash Exposure Lock (FEL) – essentially a form of spot metering for flash – is here to help.
Wireless file transfer with EOS cameras was originally the preserve of professional photographers. Then, in a miracle of miniaturisation, Eye-Fi cards opened the field up to consumer cameras.
Introducing some basic features of your EOS digital camera.
Using Bulb mode for shootinglong exposures.
In-camera RAW processing with the EOS 60D.
Fashion and portrait masterclass
Winter Kelly demystifies her fantasy world.
How to avoid overexposing the highlights in your photos.
How was it shot?
The technique behind the image.
Protecting your kit in unforgiving enviroments.
Polarisers - the essential filter for digital photographers.
Access the hidden information in your digital images.
Easy ways to get the best out of on-camera flash.
Exposure and focusing does not have to be the job of the shutter button.Other methods might suit your technique.
Tom Sheppard puts the new EF 18-15mm F4L Fisheye USM lens through its paces.
We encourage all those who have not yet used movie mode to do so with our guide to the basic settings and techniques.
Robert Birkby shares his tips for top landscapes, and reveals why you can sometimes ignore the rules.
How was it shot ?
The technique behind the image.
Slow Sync flash
Understanding the balance between flash and ambient light ca help you to create dramatic images.
Unlock the potential of creative filters - a new function on Canon's recent cameras.
A guide to accessories for shooting remotely
Are you a 'one press – one picture' person, or do you like to rattle off a whole sequence of images in one go?
Landscape photographers take note – the autofocus system of your camera might not be giving you optimum results.
Now you can shoot in very low light without the need for flash. But does high ISO lead to low quality photographs?
Flash with filters
Is a basic flashgun enough? We show you how to take control of your Speedlite by adding colour with filters.
Andrew Gibson shows you how to test your lens to find the aperture which gives optimum performance.
Attaching your lens in reverse is all it takes to enter a world where tiny creatures barely visible to the eye fill the frame.
Create sweeping panoramic images by shooting a number of images and merging them using computer software.
We explain how a different focusing screen can help with some types of photography and with manual focusing.
Live View This often overlooked feature on EOS cameras can be one of the most useful tools in your photographic arsenal. We look at the benefits of Live View, including control over focusing, depth-of-field and exposure.
Aspect ratios Learn how to alter the relationship between the width and height of your images to improve your photos - sometimes with dramatic effect. We guide you through experimenting with different ratios when framing your images in-camera, in DPP and when printing.
Lens vignetting EOS cameras offer a way of overcoming lens vignetting - a common problem which has always existed in photography. There are also times when vignetting can provide creative effects. We look at the causes, solutions and opportunities.
New Canon product We take an in-depth look at Canon's new line-up as they come two-by-two:
* Two new EOS cameras - we compare features on the 600D and 1100D
* Two super telephoto lenses updated - EF 500mm f4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f4 IS II USM
* Two Speedlites - 270EX II and all-new 320EX with unique LED video light
Mirror lockup Camera shake is responsible for many spoilt images, and the vibrations created inside your camera are enough to cause problems. Mirror lockup is one solution available to help keep your images pin sharp.
Choosing your next lens We look at difference types of lenses and which factors - image quality, cost and subject - might influence your decision.
Shoot for the stars Even with a basic set-up, you can achieve some great images of the night skies. We show how simple it can be, and explain some more advanced techniques for the adventurous.
Portrait modes Portraiture can be an intimidating subject for anyone who hasn’t tried it before. But it is a surprisingly easy discipline, and with a little bit of effort you can achieve good results right away.
Quick control A small feature on some of the latest EOS cameras makes it easier for you to be in full control of many of the important features and functions.
Tilt-and-shift Canon’s two latest tilt-and-shift lenses are aimed at professional landscape and architecture photographers. But what is tilt-and-shift and why is it so useful?
Sensor size There is a lot of confusion about megapixels and sensor size, and the impact each has on image quality. Andrew Gibson clarifies the advantages of full-frame and cropped sensors.
Moonlit escape Photography by moonlight is all slightly weird – both the actual capture, which involves roaming the countryside at night, and the images themselves. David Clapp introduces this new world.
Solutions Disk Don’t discard the EOS Solutions disk which comes with every EOS camera. It’s packed with software which, if you bought commercial equivalents, could cost more than the camera!
How was it shot? Exploring the technique behind the image. Photographing indoor dancing tournaments requires both technical know-how and a little bit of luck. Rainer and Simone Hoffmann use various techniques to achieve different effects.
Slide copying Do you have a large legacy of 35mm transparencies which never see the light of day? We look at two different ways you can convert these images to digital files for viewing and printing.
Prime time What’s the point of a fixed focal length lens? Haven’t they been replaced by ever-improving zoom lenses? Andrew Gibson explores the creative world of prime lenses.
Perfect exposure Are your photographs correctly exposed? What does this mean and how can you check? Andrew Gibson shows you how to use your camera’s histogram display to get close to perfection.
How was it shot? John Norris describes the techniques used to produce his distinctive flower photographs. Very little Photoshop work has been done – and no flowers were harmed during the shooting!
Move closer Increasing the distance between the lens and the sensor or film reduces the focusing distance. That’s how macro lenses do it. But you can get similar results by fitting an extension tube.
High speed Did you know that you can take flash photos at 1/8000 second with a Speedlite? Syl Arena explains how he uses High-Speed Sync to create dramatic portraits and action stopping images.
Battery power The LP-E6 battery is now used by three EOS cameras. We take a fresh look at Canon’s most advanced battery to see how its features benefit the photographer.
Blurred vision All too often, the emphasis in photography is about producing sharp pictures. While an admirable quest, this overlooks the interesting images you can create with long shutter speeds.
Sharp practice Sharpening is an essential part of the digital photography workflow. Do you know how and when to sharpen your photos? We offer a guide to in-camera and post-processing techniques.
Safe haven Taking photos on trips away from home is fun and exciting. But how do you make sure your precious photos survive the journey? We explore some of the options for backing up your images.
Close focus Close-up photography is very enjoyable and does not have to be costly. Canon’s high performance double-element close-up ‘D’ lenses are relatively inexpensive and easy to use.
Custom camera Customise your EOS camera to suit the way you work. Andrew Gibson guides you through your camera’s custom functions menu and shows you how to set up your camera to meet your needs.
Birds in focus Britain has an abundance of wild bird life. But what’s the best way to photograph birds at rest and in flight? We show you how to set your camera to capture sharp images of moving subjects.
Longer lasting Are your photographs worth keeping? Are they just for the present, or are they a present for future generations? If you want your film and digital images to last 100 years, or more, read on.
Balancing act A single Speedlite give autoflash exposure. But what happens when you use two or more Speedlites together?
How was it shot? Darwin Wiggett uses one of Canon’s tilt-and-shift lenses to produce square format pictures. He explains how – and why – he moves ‘beyond the rectangle’ of the 35mm frame.
Movie world Canon’s latest EOS cameras all have a movie recording mode. Ian McNeill explains what you need to get started making your own home produced features.
Take action When to use sports shooting mode
Digital decade It's ten years since Canon's first digital SLR
Light play Add a bit of drama to your images with flash
Black-and-White Playing with monotone has never been easier
Wish list Update your camera with some of the latest features
Portrait modes Simple steps to shooting good portraits.
Quick control Quickly changes your cameras settings.
Sensor size Size matters. Or does it?
Moonlit escape Taking great photos by moonlight.
Slide copying Converting old slides to digital.
Wide eyed get the best out of wide-angle lenses.
Inside story how well do you know your EOS.
Manual work how to take full controlover exposure settings.
Noise less The causes of noise and reducing effects
Sensor cleaning what to do if there are dust spots on your photos.
File resizing making your digital image larger or smaller.
Solar flare overcoming the problem
Making movies the exciting new world of making movies with DSLR cameras
Check list review your cameras settings before you shoot
Plane of focus improving your photographic technique at air shows
Wireless world send photos straight to your computer without
Hidden depths how to use a DEP shooting mode
IS alternatives techinques to use if you don't have an image stabilisation lens
EOS exposed investigating some of the latest camera technology
Passing the time shooting moving pictures without movie mode
Focussing facts techniques to improve auto focus
Off camera flash Expand the capabilities of your speedlite
Zoom views Which is best one lens or two?
Digic processors the evolution of canon's image processors
First step to DPP Introduction to using Canon's RAW conversion software
Going Green What full auto really means
Full Circle A flash accessory for portraits and close-ups
My Camera Ways to personalise your camera
Tilt and shift Great results with an unusual combination
HTP at Work The benefits of highlight tone priority
Style Editor How to create your own picture style
New products EOS 1000D, Speedlite 430EX II
Shutter button Several functions are linked to this feature
EOS exposed Analysing the EOS 450D and EOS 1000D
Prime time On the road with the EF 50mm f1.2L USM lens
Picture Style Picture Style settings and their effects
The right angle Change your viewpoint with a simple accessory
Expanded ISO How and when to use these settings
Dust buster Using the Dust Delete Data feature
Lens Range Why are there over 100 Canon lenses?
Remote Control Using an inexpensive accessory
The third way Three ways to adjust exposure
How was it shot? Exploring the technique behind the image
Curtain call Using flash to photograph moving subjects
Red Alert Exploring infrared photography
Error codes What to do when you see this warning
Resolving power Unravelling the facts about resolution
Brilliant light Getting the best out of your built-in flash
How was it shot? Exploring the technique behind the image
Live View How to use Canon's latest digital feature
EF-S Lenses Clearing up the confusion about these optics
On stage Photographing theatrical productions
Power Points Looking after your camera's batteries
Workflows Ways to view, print and file your images
Metering Modes An introduction to evaluative, partial and spot metering
Screen play How focusing screens can be useful
Painting with light How to light at night with a torch or flash
Deluxe lenses Should you buy an L series lens?
A stitch in time How to use Canon PhotoStitch software
Mega world A guide to the language of pixels and file sizes
Apple Mac supplement Making the most of your EOS and your Apple Mac
Index An index of technique articles in the 2006 issues
Sharp practice Settings for optimum autofocus
Easy does it Photo printing with Canon printers
Flower photography The tools and techniques needed for the perfect shot
Extenders at F8 All you need to know about Canon's teleconverters
Taking the wide view Making the most of Canon's EF 15mm f2.8 lens
Speedlite zoom The flash gun's clever autozoom feature
Card play Factors to consider when buying storage cards
New camera EOS 30D
New lenses EF 85mm f1.2L II USM and EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM
The problem with PIC modes Understanding shooting modes
Optical delusions How much do you really know about lenses?
Say goodye to dust Techniques for cleaning digital sensors
Speedlite situation Compatibility with film and digital cameras
Keep your distance Choosing and using a wireless controller
Back button focus Custom Function 4 and the star button
The world is RAW RAW file converters reviewed
The magazine was redesigned and relaunched with a square-back binding with the April-June 2006 issue. At the same time, the cover date was changed to indicate the period covered by the magazine, rather than the publication month. (Under the previous system, the April-June 2006 issue would have been the March 2006 issue).
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