Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 213

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.
“we can now shoot scenes in a single frame that feature vast ev ranges with relative ease”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. Digital capture and manipulation have each changed the way that we take photos, especially landscapes. I say this because it’s when working with the often-extreme dynamic range of a sunrise or sunset that we benefit most from everything that modern technology and software has to offer. Dealing with deep shadows and bright highlights seems infinitely more manageable than in days gone by, and we can now shoot scenes in a single frame that feature vast EV ranges with relative ease. In this issue, we’ve got a fantastic guide to capturing dynamic landscapes, which you’ll find on p32. There’s also a guide to contemporary wedding photography, which starts on p46, from Tom Calton, and a hands-on look at producing creative portraits with prisms and…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Outside of his work on Digital Photographer magazine, Peter’s main interest is landscape photography, and it’s a topic that he knows plenty about. In this issue, he’s explored how to capture stunning landscape scenes with plenty of dynamic range. Head over to p32 of the magazine to read it. Website: digitalcameraworld.com ANGELA NICHOLSON In this issue, kit expert Angela turns her attention to the new Canon EOS RP and considers whether its combination of a full-frame sensor in a lightweight, mirrorless body is the winning combination it sounds like. Turn to p102 to read it. She has also filed her regular roundup of accessories for photographers, too. Website: angelanicholson.com TOM CALTON Tom has been especially busy this issue, contributing not only a shooting and editing tutorial on creating moody mono portraits, but also a detailed…

3 min.
the gallery

Chris Gin Image title: Glenorchy Willows What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? For this shot I used the follwoing camera, lens and settings: Canon EOS 7D, with a Sigma 10-20mm f4, ISO 100, f11, 0.8sec. How did you decide on the composition? With the trees being in the lake, the choice of angles is somewhat limited – you can shoot the trees at an angle, or straight on. I chose to shoot the trees at an angle so that they lead into the shot. I also purposely included the hanging branches of the other trees on the bank to frame the shot. What do you like most about the image? The trees in the lake usually make for a great shot in most conditions, but I’m really happy with the…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Erin Perez Website: ecubedphotography.com Location: Pont des Arts, Paris Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm, 1/200sec at f2.8, ISO 400 About the shot: Environmental portraiture is far more difficult technically than many photographers initially realise. Your brief is to successfully capture the character of both your subject and their surroundings in a single frame – aspects that may contradict each other in terms of tonality. This can be used to great effect, as is the case in Erin Perez’s image, where contrast of mood adds visual interest, but finding a balanced composition takes skill. Erin explains her choice of setting for this shot. “This image was taken in front of an industrial parking garage in between buildings. The stark lines and winter light highlighted the contrast between organic…

2 min.
panasonic’s baby g9 arrives

Panasonic has announced a new midrange Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, which is aimed at enthusiast photographers and videographers. Called the Lumix G90 (G95 in USA), it has a Digital Live MOS sensor with 20.3 million effective pixels and the latest Venus Engine for image processing. Despite having the same pixel count and no optical low-pass filter, according to Panasonic UK, the G90’s sensor isn’t the same as the chip in the G9. This sensor is also paired with Panasonic’s latest 5-axis image stabilisation system (IS 2), which can use both in-camera and in-lens stabilisation. It’s said to enable up to 5EV of shutter speed compensation. In a step-up from the G80, both the 2.36 million-dot electronic viewfinder and three-inch 1.04 million-dot rear screen are OLED devices. As is usual with Panasonic…

1 min.
huawei p30 pro revealed

For the past year the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro have been the smartphones of choice for many photographers, but now Huawei has introduced the P30 Pro, which looks set to change that. The new phone has a four-camera system developed jointly with Leica. This camera combines a new 40MP 27mm (equivalent) f/1.6 Huawei SuperSpectrum OIS camera, a 20MP 16mm (equivalent) ultra wide f/2.2 camera, an 8MP 5x periscope design f/3.4 OIS zoom lens and a Time of Flight (TOF) camera. That means you get the equivalent of a 16-125mm zoom lens plus a hybrid zoom feature that takes this to 10x, while a digital zoom pushes it to 50x. Like the P20 Pro, the P30 Pro has artificial intelligence to help match the image processing to the subject, but…