Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 217

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.

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13 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
“creating an image that succeeds requires the presence and harmony of certain key elements”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. If you’re a keen photographer, I’m sure you will have had the experience of visiting an attractive location – somewhere pretty with green fields and a lovely blue sky. A companion will, sooner or later, ask why you’re not taking photos. Surely this scene is worth a shot or two? But as a photographer, you know how scenes that look good to the eye won’t necessarily translate successfully into a photo. Composition is everything in photography (well, almost), and creating an image that succeeds requires the presence and harmony of certain key elements. In this issue, we’ve put together a guide to composition that explores those key elements, referring to several different genres of photography along the way – not only landscapes.…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is Digital Photographer magazine’s staff writer and a general photography expert! In this issue, he’s covered composition, a crucial skill that all photographers simply must master. You can find his feature on p36 of the magazine. He’s also written some advice for websites on p78. Website: digitalcameraworld.com LEE FROST In this issue, all-round photography guru Lee Frost is back to show you more ways to improve your photography. This time, he’s chosen to cover the art of working with aperture. He’s looked at ten ways to get the best from this essential aspect of photography, which you can find on p50 of the magazine. Website: leefrost.co.uk BROOKE SHADEN Our creative project is intended to show you how to produce striking pictures, revealing the shooting and editing steps that can lead to incredible pieces. Brooke…

1 min.
digital photographer

Editorial Editor Matt Bennett matthew.bennett@futurenet.com 01202 586286 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 Tom Calton, Mercedes Castillo Sánchez, Lee Frost, Joshua Jackson, Bogdan Maris, Dan Mold, Angela Nicholson, Matthew Richards, Simon Skellon, Brooke Shaden 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 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 Printed by William Gibbons & Sons Ltd, 26 Planetary Road, Willenhall, WV13 3XB…

2 min.
the gallery

Andrew Davison Image title: Seaham Storm Wave What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, 313mm, 1/320sec, f6.3, ISO 640. How did you decide on the composition? The setting sun lighting up the top of the wave and the lighthouse was important for the visual impact of the image. It provides more depth to the wave, and the colour draws the eye to the focal point of the image. What do you like most about the image? I really like how the lighthouse, which is also catching a few rays from the setting sun, provides scale for the crashing wave. Although unmanned, can you imagine how it must feel to be in the lighthouse during a storm like this? Did you…

1 min.
the best of streets by night

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of streets by night, and after assessing over 1,300 submissions, the winners have been chosen. Both crowd-voted and expert winners will receive a license to Affinity Photo professional editing software. Congratulations to all of the winners – the standard was exceptional. 1 ST PLACE WINNER Lights – camera – action Photographer: Maggie Railton Our comment: So much works here that one almost assumes it must have been set up, but it doesn’t appear this was the case. The different figures enacting different emotions, with the isolated man in the middle gazing off, all contribute to a compelling capture. 2 ND PLACE Canary Wharf Illuminations Photographer: Simon Hadleigh-Sparks Our comment: A simply fabulous, atmospheric and evocative capture that really fulfils the brief…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Reed Miller Photographer’s websites: 500px.com/rhmiller,flickr.com/rhmiller, RHMiller.imagekind.com Image location: Yellowstone National Park Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 1DX Mk II, 840mm, 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 100 About the shot: On many occasions, looking beyond the obvious subject is a recipe almost guaranteed to produce unique images. A top photographic skill is being able to recognise the components of a great image even before placing an eye to the viewfinder. Here Reed Miller describes his experience of finding potential shots in a busy, changeable nature scene. “In winter the only road open in Yellowstone National Park is the road from the north to the northeast entrance (a small section of the north end of Yellowstone National Park). It can be a winter wonderland, with very few people willing to brave the cold, snowy…