Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 212

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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In this issue

1 min.
“our travels remain one of the chief reasons to take time and trouble over our photos”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. In days gone by, our travels to summer holiday destinations were among the chief situations in which we made photographs. We bought some rolls of film, dusted off the camera and hoped to capture a few snaps worth keeping. These days, we take photos much more frequently – thanks to the fact that most of us have a camera to hand pretty much all the time. But our travels remain one of the chief reasons to take time and trouble over our photos. In this issue, we’ve got an in-depth guide to shooting stunning scenes, and capturing culture and colour, wherever you go. You’ll find it on p36 of the magazine. However, there’s plenty in this issue for fans of portrait photography.…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Capturing stunning scenes on our travels is one of the top motivations for taking photos, and in the main feature in this issue our staff writer Peter tackles the techniques and skills you need in order to achieve great results. Turn to p36 to begin reading it. He’s also looked at the pros and cons of budget inks on p78. Website: digitalcameraworld.com ANGELA NICHOLSON In this issue, camera kit guru Angela turns her expert attention to the new Sony a6400 and considers what it has to offer photographers and vloggers alike. She also looks at the Canon PowerShot SX70, and of course files her regular roundup of accessories for photographers, too. Website: angelanicholson.com TOM CALTON In this month’s shooting and editing tutorial, we’ve got something especially creative for you, in the form of Tom Calton’s…

1 min.
digital photographer

Editorial Editor Matt Bennett matthew.bennett@futurenet.com 01202 586286 Senior Designer Neo Phoenix Production Editor Rachel Terzian Staff Writer Peter Fenech Senior Art Editor Rebecca Shaw Content Director Chris George Photographer Bath Photo Studio Contributors Tom Calton, Matteo Carta, Taya Ivanova, Emil Jaranilla, Scott Johnson, Elia Locardi, Lauren Naylor, Angela Nicholson, Matthew Richards, Christian Scheiffele, Lauren Scott, Simon Skellon, Julia Wimmerlin, Holly Wren Main cover image © Guerel Sahin 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 International Licensing Digital Photographer is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities. Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Subscriptions Email enquiries digitalphotographer@servicehelpline.co.uk UK orderline & enquiries 0344 848 2852 Overseas order line and enquiries +44 (0) 344 848 2852 Online orders & enquiries www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk Group Marketing Director Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head…

4 min.
the gallery

Nick Stratford Image title: King’s Cross What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? The camera was an original Canon EOS 7D with a 17-40mm zoom lens set at 22mm. In an effort to reduce noise I used an ISO setting of 200 and a wide aperture at f4. This meant having to rest the camera on a railing and shoot at 1/50sec. How did you decide on the composition? I travelled to King’s Cross with the intention of capturing the sweep of the stunning roof canopy. I found a place on the upper concourse that seemed to accentuate the design, whilst making the most of the combined artificial and natural light. I liked the way the distant commuters give an indication of the scale of the structure. What do you…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Shallow depth of field is most commonly associated with portraits, but it can be used as a creative device for almost any subject. We want to see your very best images taken at wide apertures, showing the artistic use of shallow depth of field. Enter now at photocrowd.com/ digitalphotographer/shallowdepthoffield for a chance to win a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software (£48.99 for Mac and £19.99 for Windows). Affinity Photo is a huge toolset engineered for modern photography professionals. Whether you’re editing and retouching images or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you’ll ever need. Speed, power and accuracy are at the heart of Affinity Photo’s workflow, with non-destructive editing, RAW processing and end-to-end colour management as standard. Edits work in real time, so there’s…

1 min.
the best of intentional camera movement

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 Colours of Kawaguchiko Photographer: Andy Oliver Our comment: This is a truly beautiful use of intentional camera movement, resulting in a delightful painterly image with absolutely lovely colours. The Photoshop work has been done very successfully, and the overall effect is gorgeous. Well done. 2 ND PLACE Haven Photographer: Lee Acaster Our comment: This photo looks like it’s been painted by a landscape master – it’s stunning and…