Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 212

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.
“our travels remain one of the chief reasons to take time and trouble over our photos”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. In days gone by, our travels to summer holiday destinations were among the chief situations in which we made photographs. We bought some rolls of film, dusted off the camera and hoped to capture a few snaps worth keeping. These days, we take photos much more frequently – thanks to the fact that most of us have a camera to hand pretty much all the time. But our travels remain one of the chief reasons to take time and trouble over our photos. In this issue, we’ve got an in-depth guide to shooting stunning scenes, and capturing culture and colour, wherever you go. You’ll find it on p36 of the magazine. However, there’s plenty in this issue for fans of portrait photography.…

4 min.
the gallery

Nick Stratford Image title: King’s Cross What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? The camera was an original Canon EOS 7D with a 17-40mm zoom lens set at 22mm. In an effort to reduce noise I used an ISO setting of 200 and a wide aperture at f4. This meant having to rest the camera on a railing and shoot at 1/50sec. How did you decide on the composition? I travelled to King’s Cross with the intention of capturing the sweep of the stunning roof canopy. I found a place on the upper concourse that seemed to accentuate the design, whilst making the most of the combined artificial and natural light. I liked the way the distant commuters give an indication of the scale of the structure. What do you…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Shallow depth of field is most commonly associated with portraits, but it can be used as a creative device for almost any subject. We want to see your very best images taken at wide apertures, showing the artistic use of shallow depth of field. Enter now at photocrowd.com/ digitalphotographer/shallowdepthoffield 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…

1 min.
the best of intentional camera movement

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of intentional camera movement, and after sifting through over 1,200 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 Colours of Kawaguchiko Photographer: Andy Oliver Our comment: This is a truly beautiful use of intentional camera movement, resulting in a delightful painterly image with absolutely lovely colours. The Photoshop work has been done very successfully, and the overall effect is gorgeous. Well done. 2 ND PLACE Haven Photographer: Lee Acaster Our comment: This photo looks like it’s been painted by a landscape master – it’s stunning and…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Emil Jaranilla Website: emiljaranilla.info, flickr.com/photos/emiljaranilla Location: Sampaloc Lake, Laguna, Philippines Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm at 10mm, 10secs, f8 About the shot: The most beautiful images are not always captured under the most attractive of circumstances – at least not for the photographer. To shoot this landscape, Emil Jaranilla had to endure some uncomfortable conditions. “This place is a popular practice ground for landscape photographers,” explains Emil. “It’s seasonal to find a good formation of lotus flowers in the lake and we are lucky to have good foreground elements. Shooting in Sampaloc Lake is very challenging because you need to dip into the murky, muddy water to be able to produce a good composition.” To perfectly frame and expose this scene, Emil had to tackle problems common to low-light photography…

2 min.
canon eos rp revealed

Just five months after announcing the EOS R, Canon has introduced its second full-frame mirrorless system camera, the EOS RP, aimed at photographers looking to step up to full-frame photography for the first time. At 132.5 x 85.0 x 70.0mm and 485g with the battery and memory card, the EOS RP is Canon’s smallest, lightest full-frame digital interchangeable lens camera to date. And at £1,400/$1,299 body only (with the EF-EOS R Mount Adapter in the UK), it’s also the cheapest at launch. Rather than the 30MP sensor of the EOS R, the RP has a 26.2MP CMOS chip that’s paired with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processing engine. These combine to enable a sensitivity range of ISO 100-40,000, which is expandable to ISO 50-102,400. There’s also a maximum shooting rate of five frames per…