Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 210

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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“using a wider focal length demands a lot of care and skill”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. Many of us can recall the experience of buying our very first camera kit, and soon after discovering that the standard zoom lens that came with it was more than a little limiting. Either you want to get a bit closer to the action, or perhaps include more of the scene within the frame. This is particularly true for landscape photographers – 28mm is often simply not wide enough for the sort of compositions you want to create. But instead of dramatic, sweeping scenes, you can end up with shots that don’t quite hang together. That’s because using a wider focal length demands a lot of care and skill. In the main feature in this issue, we’ve taken a look at how to…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Wide-angle lenses are beloved of landscape photographers in particular, but there are key skills you need to master if you’re to get the best results from them. In the cover feature this issue, Peter looks at the essentials of wider focal lengths. Head over to p34 of the magazine to begin reading it. Website: LEE FROST Lee Frost will be familiar to not only regular readers of the magazine, but also to fans of photography in general. A veritable photographic polymath, his feature in this issue explores ways you can improve your success rate by shooting more spontaneously. Turn to p48 to begin reading it. Website: TOM CALTON Tom is an in-demand professional wedding and portrait photographer, who knows exactly how to create artistic images with dramatic light. In the tutorial that starts…

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the gallery

Yuriy Marutyak Image title: The 02 What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM at 24mm, 273secs, f5.6, ISO 100. How did you decide on the image’s composition? On that day I went to shoot on Canary Wharf, but couldn’t get the shots I was after because of the large number of new building sites and cranes everywhere. As I know this area well and found this viewing spot some time before, I headed straight there. The rest of the composition was created later [with a] 2:1 crop. What do you like most about the image? I like the overall image, especially how the 02 and the building next to it are lit. Did you do much post-processing? I converted the colour image into…

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win! prizes from affinity

Using a long exposure is a well-known way of achieving creative results, but how about combining this with intentional camera movement? We want to see your artistic imagery using this technique. Enter now at 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 between…

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the best of creative street photography

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of creative street photography, and after sifting through over 2,300 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 very high. 1 ST PLACE WINNER Pick Me Photographer: Neil Hargreaves Our comment: Street photography is all about the decisive moment, matching a subject to the right scene and/or action at just the right time. This is a perfect example of this, resulting in an image that’s funny, quirky and even a little thought-provoking. 2 ND PLACE People in colour Photographer: Sithu Kyaw Our comment: Creative street photography can sometimes be all about the…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Andrew Weiss Website:, Location: Orlando, Florida Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Sigma 35mm prime Art lens, 30 seconds, f7.1, ISO 400 About the shot: Incredible images can be found in the most unlikely of places. With Andrew Weiss’ stunning monochrome study, it would be easy to assume that it was made at the top of a skyscraper, in an exotic city or may even be an abstract macro study, with the lack of discernible context. It was, however, taken in a theme park in Orlando. Andrew explains what caught his eye and made him see a potential shot. “I was attracted to the unique angular shapes of the structure, which is called Spaceship Earth. It grabbed my attention and I knew it would make for…