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Digital Photographer No. 208

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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“if we never remind ourselves of different ways of doing things, then we risk limiting our own creativity”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. If you’re anything like me, you’ll feel that you get rather inured to certain techniques and approaches to photography over time. If we never remind ourselves of different ways of doing things, then we risk limiting our own creativity. In the feature that starts on p34 of the magazine, we’ve put together a guide to creative techniques that you can use to improve your work and expand your photographic range. Whether you’re a fan of Photoshop, or prefer to master the image in-camera, we’ve got you covered this issue. Lovers of black and white photography will be pleased to discover that Lee Frost – a noted expert on all things monochrome – has written a feature on achieving the best possible results in-camera.…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Our Staff Writer knows all about how to achieve more creative results, and in his feature that starts on p34 of the magazine, he’s explored some essential techniques to provide you with ways in which you can be more creative. In the career guide over on p86, he looks at how to run an efficient business. Website: digitalcameraworld.com PETER EASTWAY Peter is an ardent advocate of image processing, and believes that this is a vital element of producing professional landscape photos. In the feature that begins on p62, you will discover how he seamlessly enhances the light using editing software. It’s an in-depth guide that’s sure to change how you work. Website: petereastway.com ANGI WALLACE Angi enjoys exploring a wide range of creative photographic styles, and in the shoot and edit tutorial over on p78…

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the gallery

Jakub Kozioł Image title: Riomaggiore What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Nikon D750, Nikkor 16-35mm VR, f13, ISO 100. How did you decide on the composition? I decided to make a panorama because I wanted to present a wide view of this beautiful place. A single shot would not give the effect that I dreamed up in my mind. What do you like most about the image? I like this photo the most for the Italian climate of the town, unparalleled elsewhere, and an interesting foreground complemented by rocks and boats. Did you do much post-processing? The biggest processing challenge was the removal of a very large number of tourists. It was difficult to make a two-minute exposure with such a concentration of people. Victor Sinden Image title: Mary Cecil “This was taken in my…

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the best of creative portraits

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of creative portraits, and after sifting through over 1,000 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 high and selecting the stand-out shots was very difficult. 1 PLACE WINNER Evoluzione Photographer: Senza Spazio Our comment: The danger with creative portraits is that, in a bid to achieve something artistic and quirky, the equal goal of portraiture can get somewhat lost. Not so here. This is a portrait first and foremost, but with a wonderfully creative element. Elegantly done. 2 PLACE UV Photographer: Corentin Hais Our comment: This is a truly intriguing image,…

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win! prizes from affinity

Enter our Creative Street Photography contest in association with Photocrowd Street photography looks immensely straightforward – snapshots of everyday life – but truly artistic street photography is in fact one of the most difficult of undertakings. We want to see your very best attempts at what the likes of Saul Leiter perfected. Enter now at www.photocrowd.com/creativestreet for the 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…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Ceri Jones Website: photokes.jalbum.net/CeriJones Location: Hardwick Estate near Woodcote, Oxfordshire Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 30D, 46mm, 1/30sec, f11, ISO 100 About the shot: The best images are those that capture scenes in a way we don’t often see every day. Ephemeral lighting conditions and rapidly progressing weather phenomena can produce stunning results when they combine. Ceri Jones used an early start to his advantage, in order to capture this location in a manner most people would miss. “The image was taken on a misty, cold December morning, with the sun just beginning to rise. In winter months I am always waiting for these weather conditions where sunlight and mist can make the most ordinary of scenes spectacular. It is an effort to get out of bed on the cold…

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