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Digital Photographer No. 206

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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We say it all the time – well, I know I certainly do, at least – photography is all about light. Yes, it’s a cliché, but that’s because, for the most part, it’s very true. Of course, other aspects of photography play a big role in what you are able to achieve – composition, storytelling and creativity, to name but a few, are all hugely important. Generally speaking, though, the better the quality of the light, the better the photo. But quality and quantity are completely different things, and sometimes the best light is to be found when there actually isn’t very much light available at all. That’s why the ability to take great photos in low light is very important. We’ve addressed this with the main feature in…

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our contributors

(© Simon Roy) PETER FENECHOur Staff Writer is an expert when it comes to the way light interacts with the land, and how to get the best from it. In this issue, Peter has explored how to make the most of low-light conditions, from cityscapes to landscapes and astro. Turn to p34 of the magazine to begin reading his feature. Website: digitalcameraworld.com SIMON ROYBird photography is one of the most challenging fields to perfect, as anyone who has attempted it will attest. In the feature that starts on p48, professional wildlife photographer Simon Roy has put together a guide to the skills and techniques required, with a particular emphasis on working from a hide. Website: simonroyphotography.co.uk EWEN BELLIt’s easy to overlook food as a potential subject…

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the gallery

Premier ElipeImage title: Singapore reflection What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot?Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, f11, 14secs, ISO 100.How did you decide on the image’s composition?When I saw the footbridge I knew immediately that I’d use it for my foreground, for its lines leading towards my subject, the Singapore skyline.What do you like most about the image?The colours and the futuristic look of the buildings, the smooth water that creates the reflection of the skyline. I love the design of the footbridge.Did you do much post-processing?For post-processing I didn’t do much. I darkened the highlights, brought up the shadows, introduced contrast, some colour and white balance correction and dodge and burn. Upload your images to our Facebook page now for your chance to…

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Every issue one reader gallery entry wins a 32GB MicroSDHC PRO Plus memory card with SD adapter worth £44.99, boasting blazing-fast read & write speeds of up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s respectively, which is ideal for professional shooting and 4K UHD recording. To find out more information visit samsung.com/uk/memory-cards ■…

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win! prizes from affinity

Portraits are among the most popular of subjects for any photographer to shoot, but it can be difficult to achieve something truly creative. However, we want to see your very best creative portraits! Enter now at photocrowd.com/digitalphotographercreativeportraits 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…