Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 211

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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1 min.
“it’s more important than ever to focus accurately and shoot sharp”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. There was a time when shooting sharp images didn’t receive the focus, if you’ll pardon the pun, that it gets today. Once, taking a photo that was in good, sharp focus was quite an achievement, in the days before cameras were capable of doing a lot of the job themselves. As manufacturers have achieved higher and higher resolution sensors, any focusing inadequacies have become increasingly apparent, and we now consider it normal to zoom in and ‘pixel-peep’ at magnifications that we wouldn’t have even contemplated in the past. All of this means that it’s more important than ever to focus accurately and shoot sharp, and in the feature over on p34 of the magazine we’ve put together a guide to doing exactly…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Focusing has always been one of the key technical challenges for photographers, and achieving sharp shots is the subject of Peter’s feature, commencing on p34 of the magazine. He’s also looked at continuous lighting in the tutorial on p84 and provided tips on avoiding printing mistakes on p76. Website: ANGELA NICHOLSON In this issue, camera kit expert Angela turns her attention to the new D3500 – does this entry-level DSLR pack a punch? Elsewhere, she takes a look at the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X. You’ll find her reviews on pages 102 and 106 of the mag. She’s also written the roundup of photo accessories and the news. Website: CRAIG WHITEHEAD Street photography may appear to be about simply documenting life as it happens, but there’s plenty of room for creativity, if you know…

3 min.
the gallery

Tomasz Rojek Image title: Tatra Mountains What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon 5D Mk II, EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM at 275mm, 1/125s, f10, ISO 400. How did you decide on the composition? The composition is based on the horizontal line made by the small hills along the bottom, the clouds and the ridges touched by the sunlight. What do you like most about the image? For me the most interesting part is the side light of the rising sun. I also like the contrast of the dark clouds and bright peaks, which adds a mood to the image. Did you do much post-processing? The file is cropped slightly. I also added some overall and local contrasts and shifted the colour of the sunlight from yellow towards red. Paul Ellwood Image title: Candy…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Enter our Modern Architecture contest in association with Photocrowd We see lots of photos taken of stunning buildings in cities and towns around the world, so capturing something that really commands attention isn’t all that easy. We want to see your very best images of modern architecture, making use of any techniques and styles you want. 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…

1 min.
the best of artistic nudes

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of artistic nudes, and after sifting through over 550 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 Reflection Photographer: Henry Szwinto Our comment: The rim lighting effect here is hugely effective, but this has also been coupled with a creative reflection, making this a tasteful and elegant evocation of the female form that works perfectly in black and white. 2 ND PLACE Hiding Photographer: Leo Reinfeld Our comment: This is a very creatively directed pose, with incredibly well-controlled lighting and a very gentle, desaturated colour palette.…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Barbara Seiberl-Stark Website:, Location: Bavaria, Germany Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Fuji X-T2, Fujinon 55-200mm at 77.9mm, f7.1, 1/250, ISO 200 About the shot: Some images can be planned to the smallest detail and still fail to materialise. Others simply present themselves unexpectedly and it is up to the photographer to recognise and correctly capture the opportunity. Barbara had this experience with this image, taken at Christmas on a family holiday, at Lake Eibsee near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. “I was hiking around the lake and about to finish the ‘round path’, when I turned back and noticed that one of the small islands was beautifully illuminated by the sun,” explains Barbara. “In combination with the snow-capped trees and the nearly perfect reflection, I immediately had this picture in my mind.” When a stunning shot presents itself…