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Digital Photographer

No. 218

Launched in 2002, Digital Photographer is the ultimate monthly photography magazine, delivering indispensable, practical and hands-on shooting advice. Aimed at digital enthusiasts and professional photographers, Digital Photographer features the latest high-end kit reviews, expert interviews, practical shooting advice and image-editing tutorials to help you become a better photographer. We also showcase a selection of images from DP readers every month – the ideal launch pad for your career. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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“from water drops to wildlife, macro is an enduringly fascinating genre for photographers”

Welcome back to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. If you’re a keen reader, you may have seen my face before in the magazine – many years ago as a staff writer, and more recently as a regular freelance contributor. It’s with great delight that I take my place in the editor’s seat, with the aim of making sure we continue to bring you the best advice, inspiration and news from the wide world of photography. Hello! Now let’s delve into this month’s content. From water drops to wildlife, macro is an enduringly fascinating genre for photographers, requiring plenty of precision and the right kit. Discover how to capture stunning larger-than-life shots on page 30. Elsewhere, expert music photographer Kevin Nixon brings us advice from 30 years in the industry, revealing…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is Digital Photographer magazine’s staff writer and all-round photo wizard. On page 44 his magic covers creative landscapes, with a feature exploring how to shoot more original scenes. He’s put together a shooting tutorial for capturing greater dynamic range on p80, plus a guide to understanding aspect ratios on p72. Website: digitalcameraworld.com HOLLY WREN Commercial photographer Holly uses her images to tell stories. As a freelancer, she understands the importance of finding motivation in quiet periods of work, and in this month’s pro column shares her love of shooting her own images. Find Holly’s advice for setting personal challenges on the last page of the magazine. Website: hollywren.com KEVIN NIXON Kevin has been shooting live gigs and bands for almost 30 years. In his music feature this issue, he’s put together the perfect guide…

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digital photographer

Editorial Editor Lauren Scott lauren.scott@futurenet.com Senior Designer Neo Phoenix Production Editor James Price Staff Writer Peter Fenech Senior Art Editor Rebecca Shaw Content Director Chris George Photographer Bath Photo Studio Contributors Mark Bauer, Kevin Carter, John Gerlach, Andrea Minoia, Angela Nicholson, Kevin Nixon, Matthew Richards, Holly Wren Advertising Media packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Advertising Manager Michael Pyatt michael.pyatt@futurenet.com +44 (0)1225 687538 Account Manager Matt Bailey matt.bailey@futurenet.com +44 (0)1225 687511 Subscriptions Group Marketing Director Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Vivienne Calvert Management General Manager Matthew Pierce Head of Art & Design Rodney Dive Chief Content Officer Aaron Asadi…

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the gallery

Sergio Conceiçao Image title: Milky Way above the clouds What camera gear did you use to capture this stunning astro shot? I used a Canon EOS R and a Sigma 14mm. How did you decide on the composition? I went to shoot in Madeira in Portugal and decided that this would be a good place to photograph stars. The place (Pico Ruivo) is very dangerous and is 1,861 metres above sea level. Only on foot was it possible to get here, where the Milky Way was photographed, and it took me about one hour. What do you like most about the image? The green belt in the sky, possibly due to the high altitude and the cold. It was in fact, very cold – I almost froze. Did you do much post-processing? Minimal image processing was required, just small…

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the best of close-up portraits

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of intentional camera movement, and after sifting through over 1,200 impressive photos, the winners have been selected. Both crowd-voted and expert winners will win a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software. Congratulations to all of the winners – as usual the standard of submitted images was very high. 1 ST PLACE WINNER Pain Photographer: vladauvv Our comment: Many portrait photographers never think to capture negative emotions on camera. This shot is honest, natural and creates an instant connection with the subject. There is a great narrative here, told through excellent composition and with simple-yet-effective lighting. The choice of monochrome removes any distracting colour casts and allows us to focus on the detail. An incredibly powerful and…

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story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Mark Brown Website: shutter-imaging.com Image location: New Forest, England Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, 1/6400sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 About the shot: Even on the most organised, preplanned photoshoot, the best images can be those that are spontaneous and unexpected. Sometimes lighting, background and subject align to create a better opportunity than those pre-visualised by the photographer. On the occasion Mark made this environmental portrait, he had finished his scheduled photoshoot and was busy packing away his gear. “It was a bit of a spur-of-the-moment shot to be honest,” he admits. “We had just finished a couple of sets out in the fields and woods and were packing the kit away back in the car, when I looked up to say something to…

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