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Digital Photographer No. 224

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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

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“A photographer no longer needs the approval of traditional gatekeepers to be successful” We’re trying something different with Digital Photographer this issue, taking inspiration from International Women’s Day on 8 March and its theme of #EachforEqual. “A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious,” says the campaign. So too can the photo industry, and that’s why we’re celebrating today’s female forces. As you peruse our cover (and the women in photography feature starting on p32) you’ll see five very brilliant, very different pro photographers. These women reflect the changing and wonderfully diverse face of image-making today, where anyone with the right skills and creative vision can succeed. The quote above from nature shooter Sarah Marino (on p38) echoes this idea. Discover both the past and present pioneering females of photography…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH As Digital Photographer’s staff writer, Peter is an expert on both the creative and career elements of working as a pro photographer. Peter has put together a guide for enhancing your blog (p74), advice for adapting your photo business in changing markets (p86) and a shooting tutorial for shooting in low sunlight (p84). Website: digitalcameraworld.com VERITY MILLIGAN Based in the city of Birmingham, UK, Verity has been creating commercial, architectural and landscape images for the best part of a decade. On p76, she shares her shooting and editing advice for long exposures in urban scenes. Verity also features in our group of pro female photographers on the front cover. Website: veritymilliganphotography.com CRISTINA MITTERMEIER Cristina is a scientist and passionate conservation photographer, especially when it comes to protecting life in the oceans. In this month’s interview…

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the gallery sheclicks

What is She Clicks? Women supporting other women in photography SheClicks was founded in August 2018 by Angela Nicholson (our regular reviewer and gear guru), beginning life as a Facebook group. SheClicks is a free community for female photographers with a friendly, informative vibe; its purpose is to encourage and support female photographers of all levels of experience, from novices using a phone to experienced pros handling top-end kit. Although the group started in the UK, the community has grown quickly and membership is now global. To find out more and to join the SheClicks community, visit: Facebook: sheclicks.net Instagram: sheclicksnet…

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win! prizes from affinity

Our next competition, Signs of Spring, challenges you to capture the essence and mood of the season of rejuvenation. We’re looking for unique images that display original composition and excellent technical execution. Enter at photocrowd.com/ digitalphotographer 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 no waiting to see results. Expert and Crowd winners will be able to pick…

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the best of amazing aerials

For our latest competition in association with Photocrowd, we challenged you to submit your best images of aerial scenes, and after sifting through over 1,000 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 incredibly high, and it was a tough task picking out the winners. 1 ST PLACE WINNER kemeri Photographer: Christoph Schaarschmidt Our comment: At first glance it is difficult to tell if this is a landscape shot or a view of algae through a microscope. The flattened perspective effectively removes context and creates a truly stunning abstract scene. The lighting, colour contrast and composition are perfectly balanced to produce an image that is both beautiful…

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story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Sabina Akter Website: 500px.com/bina6511 Image location: Myanmar (Burma) Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm lens, 1/320sec, f/5.6, ISO 1250 About the shot: As with many aspects of life, the greatest success in photography often requires patience, dedication and a little pain or discomfort! While ‘nice’ images can be captured from tourist trails or well-worn tracks, the most fascinating subjects are found in less-convenient settings. For Sabina this meant trudging through a swamp to capture this gorgeous shot of Intha fisher people. This naturally had implications for the safety of her photo gear. “This location was in a swamp forest, and the water level was deep, so I had to take extra precautions during the process of making the photo,” Sabina explains to us. “This made capturing the composition…