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Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 225

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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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$54.77(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the ‘rules’ of photography may remain, but images can be shaped in new ways by ever-evolving tech

Spring is a veritable paradise for nature photographers. To make the most of the new season, this issue we asked top wildlife pro Simon Roy to share advice for capturing the flora and fauna of spring with extra creativity. Dynamic animal shots are often found near home, as you’ll discover in the feature on p30. Photography as a visual medium must always move forwards, and even in today’s Instagram era there are always new ways to approach familiar locations. The ‘rules’ of photography may remain, but images can be shaped in new ways by ever-evolving tech, camera models, apps, and editing software. This issue, Mark Bauer offers up plenty of approaches for shooting modern landscapes with fresh eyes, techniques and the latest mirrorless gear. Turn to p44 for his expert guide. Smartphones…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter has been writing for Digital Photographer for many years and is an expert on all things image-related. This month, he’s put together a guide that’s full of top advice for shooting and editing to a professional level with a smartphone (p58), as well as well as a tutorial for effectively using reversing rings (p82). Website: digitalcameraworld.com MARK BAUER Mark one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, specialising in atmospheric images of the south west of England. On p44, Mark will be sharing ways to find fresh inspiration, new shooting approaches and techniques to use out in the field, plus the bonus of working with modern mirrorless cameras. Website: markbauerphotography.com TJ DRYSDALE In our interview slot, we speak to the professional portrait, fine art, and fashion photographer TJ Drysdale, whose work focuses on the use…

1 min.
igpoty competition 13

International Garden Photographer of the Year is a competition that specialises in showcasing and exhibiting the world’s best photographers and images, focusing on the beauty of gardens, plants, flowers and botanical photography. Run in association with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in London, there are nine main categories, and entries are welcome from amateurs and professionals alike, from any country in the world. Here, we take a look at some of our favourites from the most recent competition. Find out more about previous winners and how to enter at igpoty.com…

2 min.
the gallery

Tropical Mist The afternoon sunlight passed through the glasshouse panes and illuminated the mist, colouring the Palm House in gaseous hues of yellow and blue; one can almost breathe in the heavy, enchanting atmosphere Notes of a Tea Garden Fujian Province is home to many tea plantations. This one looked even more amazing with its colours and patterns from a bird’s-eye view Porcelain This group of porcelain fungi were growing on a fallen beech tree. These delicate-looking mushrooms… are one of my favourites to find in the New Forest Embrace Two Papaver (poppies) were entwined in an elegant embrace; the meandering of their stems seemed to echo the swirls of golden orange bokeh Majesty On this winter morning I awoke to heavy snow and a cold but incredible atmosphere. The soft pastel tones of sunrise filled the Arctic sky…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Our next competition, Wedding Wonders, challenges you to submit your very best wedding or engagement shots. We’re looking for artistry over technical expertise. Enter at photocrowd.com/digitalphotographer for a chance to win a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software (£48.99 for Mac or 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 between Mac, Windows or iPad versions. The Wedding Wonders contest opens on…

1 min.
the best of urban exploration

For our latest competition in association with Photocrowd, we challenged you to submit your best images of urban exploration. After working through thousands of brilliant entries, 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 best. 1 ST PLACE WINNER Cavour memories Photographer: Madison Our comment: Urban exploration instantly conjures up images of dilapidated rooms and crumbling walls, but it is very easy to shoot images with no real subject. This shot expertly solves this problem, with a simple yet effective point upon which the viewer’s eye can rest. The newspaper adds a strong sense of story and…