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Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer

No. 239
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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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

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“can photographers become filmmakers and are the two disciplines really that different?”

The question above was asked by this month’s pro interviewee – photographer and filmmaker Clive Booth – on one of his typically ponderous website posts. I include it not just to introduce Booth (p74), but also this month’s video feature. There’s no denying how much video content we all consume now, and with so many stills photographers making a move into shooting it, we wanted to put together a guide that helps you to do the same. From p24, discover the kit you need to get started, what settings to use and when, how to record audio and lastly, how to edit footage for polished results. There’s advice on using drones, cine lenses and an array of useful tips from two pros. Spring is in the air, and for many of us…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is our in-house technique editor, so he knows his way around a camera or two. On p24, discover his ultimate guide for producing video – perfect for stills shooters looking to broaden their content creation. Peter also explores more ways to make money from your shots (p66) and captures a woodland sunset (p54). Website: www.digitalcameraworld.com ELLIS REED Photographer and videographer Ellis is the star of this month’s Shoot like a pro feature. We joined him on a distanced photo walk around the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, UK to chat about his career so far, favourite gear, and the pros and cons of social media. Go behind the scenes with Ellis and discover his style from p14. Website: www.youtube.com/ellisreed SIMEON QUARRIE Video and photo expert Simeon is also a Canon Ambassador, entrepreneur and the…

1 min.
gifts & giveaways

Free e-book to download Home photography handbook Take amazing pictures without having to leave the house! Utilise your everyday surroundings and garden to create stunning imagery; from getting creative with food, to the perfect portrait setup. This handbook will guide you through more that 25 projects and provide you with expert tips and advice for each. To claim your free e-book, head to https://bit.ly/DP239-book You’ll need to enter your details, and then we can email you a link to directly view and/or download your free e-books. Bonus photo guide Smartphone shooting tips There was a time when no ‘serious’ photographer would consider using a smartphone to capture pro images, but major tech advancements mean that this is no longer the case. This issue we’re giving you a bonus supplement on smartphone photography, which explores how you…

1 min.
olympus teases new product range

OM Digital Solutions, formerly Olympus Imaging, has teased a new line of Micro 4/3 compatible cameras in a broadcast marking Micro Four Thirds Day – 4 April. Product strategist Eiji Shirota, who was the former planning manager at Olympus Imaging, said on the livestream that “We are developing a new product firmly. You can expect it,” suggesting that new cameras are into the design phase and could be announced in the foreseeable future. Interestingly the broadcast also shed some light on the focus of the rebranded camera manufacturer, which seems to be firmly on the Micro 4/3 sensor format. When quizzed about the possibility of full-frame Olympus cameras making an appearance, Eiji Shirota made it clear that “we are on the path of Micro Four Thirds” and “we do not do…

1 min.
rest in peace lg mobile

LG is to close its camera phone division by the end of July 2021. While at one time LG used to be the third-largest smartphone supplier in the world, in recent times it has faired less well, suffering losses in excess of £3.2 billion since 2015. While this may not directly impact many professional photographers the loss of LG as a player in the cameraphone market is significant, since the South Korea-based company is responsible for some breakthrough technologies in the sector. Notable innovations include the incorporation of wide-angle lenses in smartphones – R&D which will influence camera evolution for many years to come. The firm says, “LG’s strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric…

1 min.
canon firmware offers updates aplenty

The EOS R5 and EOS R6, along with the EOS 1DX Mark III are Canon’s headline cameras, sporting the most advanced tech for stills and video available in the Canon photo range. A recent crop of firmware updates has streamlined them further and fixed some of the niggles users have complained about. The biggest enhancements go to the EOS R5, which gets 120 frames-per-second rating in Full HD (1080p) video recording. This is bolstered by the ability to shoot in the Canon Log 3 profile, which makes colour adjustments easier in post-processing. Furthermore, the LCD now turns off during shooting to save battery. The EOS R6 has some major bug fixes, notably the phenomenon in which the camera stops to operate normally when the movie cropping setting is chosen, with…